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NO JOKE: Untangling the DNA Code of Alt-Right Comedy

By EG Daymare 10 April 2017

In the run up to Trump’s election, US ‘alt-right’ ensemble Million Dollar Extreme weaponised comedy and post-internet aesthetics to target laten...

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Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

By Rees A 24 March 2017

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing   yu cyaant awsk Clinto...

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Automate This! Delivering Resistance in the Gig Economy

By Jamie Woodcock 10 March 2017

In the workplace automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly in favour of capital but, as Jamie Woodcock explains, workers are ...

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Is it OK to Punch a Nazi (Art Gallery)?

By O.D. Untermesh 16 February 2017

The art-right are on the rise and even the deep, market-reflexive complacency of the London artscene shows signs of being ruffled. How on earth did re...

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Unruly Life: Subverting ‘Surplus’ Existence in Tunisia

By Oana Parvan 2 February 2017

  Taking the case of Tunisia’s Dignity Revolution, Oana Parvan examines the structural connections between the growing global category of th...

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Practical Overturnings

By Howard Slater 1 December 2016

What can the work of radical anti-psychiatrist Franco Basaglia, documented in John Foot's new book, teach us about contemporary crises in 'mental heal...

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Rubber Boats & the Planetary Class Struggle

By Richard B 28 October 2016

The global border regime excludes from transport those who most need to travel, with deadly consequences. While migrants resist and overcome state con...

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‘History Is No Longer On Our Side’: An Interview with Jérôme Baschet

By ACTA 23 January 2020

Interview conducted on September 12, 2019 by ACTA, on the occasion of the publication of Baschet’s new book on the Gilets Jaunes uprising, Une Juste...

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Tuula Närhinen: DEEP TIME DEPOSITS

By Beaconsfield 17 February 2020

The second recipient of the Below Zero Finnish Art Prize, Tuula Närhinen, understands water as a dynamic agent and a naturally occurring archive of the Anthropocene. In a quest to ‘fathom the subconscious of River Thames’, Närhinen has been building a portrait of this central waterway as part of her residency and her upcoming exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall. 

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Capital Abandon: Some words on and oft inspired by Jacques Camatte

By Howard Slater 6 January 2020

While for many on the Left, the theory of ultra-left communist Jacques Camatte has long been condemned for its ‘nostalgia’ and ‘primitivism’, ...

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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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A Worker Informs a Lord on the Subject of the Guillotine

By Tom Allen (after Heinrich Heine) 5 August 2019

A Worker Informs a Lord on the Subject of the Guillotine Adapted from Heinrich Heine, Wintermärchen. 1844.     “King Louis th...

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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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Re-gendering the Indebted Man: Female Subjectivity in the Argentine Financial Crisis

By George Jepson 20 March 2019

The austerity programme imposed by the IMF after Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis, far from imposing debt universally as Maurizio Lazzarato’s figu...

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