The dangerous classes represent what has become universal as a dynamic for the proletariat at large: the lumpenisation of the wage relation. There is no longer a ground for a workers’ identity or proletarian community, nothing to be liberated, no craftsmanship or human nature. The ephemeral ‘us’ of the rioters, this transient subject of destructive practices that appears momentarily only to rapidly dissolve, is the impossibility of a permanence of the Subject. The overcoming of the limit of struggles is today the attack on the very existence of the class of proletarians.
As an antagonistic counter-weight, as the last puff of the 2012 Olympic expels before leaving town, many are commemorating the athletic achievements of Autumn 2011. Last week on LBC radio Pamela Duggan called her son Mark's death an 'assasination', whilst almost one year later to the day 16 young men received extreme sentences for causing disorder in Notting Hill.
Press Release June 27 2012
A MEMORIAL IN EXILE
Orbits of Responsibility for a War Crime from a
Bosnian mine to London’s Olympic Park
On July 2 2012 London’s Olympic tower — the ArcelorMittal Orbit — will be
reclaimed as A Memorial in Exile by survivors of the Bosnian concentration
camp at Omarska, now a fully-functional mine operated by ArcelorMittal. Iron
ore and profits extracted from Omarksa have been used to manufacture
London’s newest landmark.