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A Tribute to the Poet Sean Bonney (1969-2019)

By mute 22 November 2019

The poet Sean Bonney died last week in Berlin. He was an inspiration to all at Mute, a great friend, kindred spirit and supporter. He’ll be greatly missed. Over the years we had the pleasure and honor of publishing some of his works. Our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and friends.

Below are works that have appeared in Mute.

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Breakthroughs & Bait: on Xenofeminism & Alienation

By Jules Joanne Gleeson 19 October 2019

  Responding to Annie Goh’s critique of the Xenofeminist Manifesto ‘Appropriating the Alien: A Critique of Xenofeminism’ and Sophie...

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Appropriating the Alien: A Critique of Xenofeminism

By Annie Goh 29 July 2019

The Xenofeminist Manifesto claims, among many things, rationalism and technology as core to a renewed futurist feminist project. However, gi...

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'To refuse meaning or to create new narratives?' An interview with the editors of Teflon

By Lotte L.S. 1 July 2019

The Greek literary magazine Teflon was formed in 2009 to counter the conservatism of already existing poetry publications in Greece. In this interview...

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Antimatter

By Sean Bonney 12 June 2019

1   When you were scratching your name into the mirror another few hundred people died. I guess they exist outside the borderline of what y...

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How It Is

By Sophie Carapetian 1 May 2019

An introduction by Nick Thoburn

Communist publishing, in its forms, processes, and relations, is traversed by crisis. This is not a lament, for crisis is its condition of existence, intrinsic to its singular quality and allure. Communist publishing emerges from conditions that are fundamentally hostile, and succeeds only insofar as it interrogates and undermines these conditions — it can have no happy accommodation with capitalist society.

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Free speech and the ‘snowflake’

By Keston Sutherland 1 April 2019

If, as advocates of free speech would have it, to speak the truth is to necessarily cause offence, what, asks Keston Sutherland, is the origin of the ...

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25 Artists and Cultural Workers Divest from Zabludowicz

By BDZ Group (hosted in solidarity by Mute Magazine) 27 July 2021

BDZ Press Release  On 26th July, twenty-five cultural workers announced their divestment and disaffiliation from Zabludowicz Art Projects, the...

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Violence and Other Non-Political Actions in the New Cycle of Revolt

By Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen 4 April 2021

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen contrasts Judith Butler's democratic analysis of Occupy in Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly with the concept of pe...

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Cars, Riots & Black Liberation

By Shemon and Arturo 17 November 2020

The US saw some of the largest riots and protests in its history this year in response to the continuing police murder of black people – most recent...

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Eulogy for David Graeber

By Sophie Carapetian 19 October 2020

David Graeber, academic, anthropologist and revolutionary died on 4 September, 2020 in hospital in Venice. To mark his passing and celebrate his life ...

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Struggle against the Algorithm: A View from the Trenches at Reading University

By Anonymous 21 September 2020

The pay and jobs dispute at Reading University is just one battlefield amongst many, linked to a broad pattern of algorithmically and financially...

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Primer′

By Benedict Seymour 15 August 2020

Benedict Seymour's speculative fiction on the post-internet artworld in London dates from June 2013 but points forward to the apotheosis of Trump (dev...

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Adversarial Infrastructure: The Crimean Bridge

By Anna Engelhardt 7 July 2020

Covid-19 relentlessly exposes the destructive preconditions of capitalism today. But states which 'make work and let die' on a pandemic scale as they ...

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Three Class Struggles and a Funeral

By Danny Hayward 18 June 2020

In his review of the recent book Class Power on Zero-Hours (PM Press, 2020), Danny Hayward reflects with enthusiasm on AngryWorkers' attempt...

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Class Power on Zero-Hours (excerpt)

By AngryWorkers 18 June 2020

To coincide with Danny Hayward's review of Class Power on Zero-Hours we asked the AngryWorkers for permission to publish two excerpts from their recen...

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This isn't a Virus, it's a Time Machine

By Benedict Seymour 16 May 2020

In a 2015 London Review of Books essay Fredric Jameson briefly imagines the Bolshevik Party as a kind of time machine. The party is a device by mean...

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Art Strikes: An Inventory

By Stewart Martin 1 May 2020

What does it mean to strike art? A recent upswing of 'art strikes', from the actions against Trump’s inauguration, to the covering of works of art i...

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Solidarity and Collective Autonomy: An Interview with Woodbine

By Rouen dans la Rue 20 April 2020

Woodbine recently published a text on getting organised within the pandemic, ‘Mutual Aid, Social Distancing, and Dual Power in the State of Emergenc...

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