NonPolitics

Back in Black

10 Feb , 2017  

… Second, there’s the challenge of formalizing the link between the black bloc and other struggles. To be effective, the black bloc requires a certain degree of autonomy, especially given the legal risks of confrontation. On the other hand, if the bloc is to amplify movements, rather than work at ...

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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Locating the Alt-Right: Nick Land’s Romantic Irrationalism as Critical Delirium

9 Feb , 2017  

As the nascent rise of a populist right in Western Europe and North America has made clear, left-leaning politics have been unable to channel the anti-establishment impulses of the most socio-economically marginalized into a sort of grounded (yet, importantly, non-totalizing) set of ethics, programs, and organizational policies that can proliferate ...

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NonPolitics

10 vorläufige Thesen zum Widerstand

1 Feb , 2017  

1. Widerstand gegen Trump wird sich zunächst inradikalen Taten der Verneinung äußern. Sabotiert dieses. Verlangsamt jenes. Unterminiert einen Prozess. Stellt Fragen. Zieht Linien. Überflutet Systeme. Zerstört Aufzeichnungen. Überwältigt Institutionen. Nehmt eure Einwilligung zurück. Verschwendet ihre Zeit. Blockiert alles. Während Trump die Welt um ihn herum abreißt, um seine eigene aus ...

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NonPolitics

10 Preliminary Theses On Resistance

31 Jan , 2017  

1. Resistance against Trump will first become manifest in radical acts of negation. Sabotage this. Slow down that. Undermine a process. Raise questions. Draw lines. Flood systems. Destroy records. Overwhelm institutions. Withdraw your consent. Waste their time. Blockade everything. As Trump tears down the world around him in order to ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic, NonPolitics

Black Accelerationism

28 Jan , 2017  

“Sensory language leaves us with no habit for lying. We are hostile aliens, immune from dying.”The Spaceape If accelerationism has a key idea, it is that it is either impossible or undesirable to resist or negate the development of the commodity economy coupled with technology. Rather, it has ...

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NonPolitics

10 vorläufige Thesen zu Trump

26 Jan , 2017  

1.) Trumps Macht ist von der Form her grundlegend virtuell. Schlage das vor, lüge über das, was gestern war, erkläre die Unabwendbarkeit dessen, was kommen wird, ziehe dich von einer Position zurück, während du zwei weitere hinzufügst, widerspreche dir selbst, tweete die größtmögliche Zahl an zufälligen Dingen, attackiere, provoziere und ...

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NonPolitics

10 Preliminary Theses on Trump

26 Jan , 2017  

1.Trump’s power is fundamentally virtual in form. Propose this, suggest that, lie about yesterday, declare the inevitability of that which is yet to come, retreat from one position while advancing on two more, contradict oneself, tweet about the greatest possible number of arbitrary things, attack, provoke, feign movement, ...

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NonPolitics

Georg Seeßlen: Trump! POPulismus als Politik

20 Jan , 2017  

Der Volksheld als Medienfigur Georg Seeßlen analysiert in seinem neuen, aktuellen Buch Donald Trump als Produkt der Kulturindustrie. Das »Modell Trump« ist ihm Beispiel und Menetekel für den Zusammenhang populistischer Politik und medialer Vor-Bilder. Er zeigt den Inszenierungscharakter in Trumps Auftritten, die irrealen, emotionalen Verabredungen zwischen ihm und seinen Wählern, ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

The War of Nations. Εθνικιστικες ιδεολογιες στην υπηρεσια του ταξικου πολεμου

8 Jan , 2017  

1. Βαθμοί ελευθερίας; Όπως συχνά συμβαίνει στην πολιτική που διεξάγεται με όρους θεάματος, το σημαίνον επιβάλλεται στο σημαινόμενο. Με αποτέλεσμα να προκύπτει κάτι εξαιρετικά δυσμενές στη διαμόρφωση των κοινωνικών συσχετισμών δύναμης: μια ολική αντιστροφή της πραγματικότητας. Ενώ οι κρατούντες προφασίζονται «μάχες» που δίνουν για να βελτιώσουν τη θέση της εργασίας ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

The Temporal Modality of Financialization and the Indebted Subjectivity. Searching for Ruptures.

28 Dez , 2016  

(The Folding of the Indebted Subjectivity. Outline of a Derivative Govermentality of Debt) 0. In the present paper1 we embark on an effort to discuss the relation between the temporal modality of financialization and the production of an indebted subjectivity. Capitalism with derivatives2 introduces a different temporal modality, it constitutes ...

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NonPolitics

«Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ πια ειναι ασυμβατος με τις θεσεις και τις αρχες μου»

18 Dez , 2016  

αφνιασμένος δυσάρεστα, κυρίως από την αγριότητα του λόγου πολλών, για τον ορισμό του στη θέση του προέδρου του Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών δηλώνει ο Γιάννης Μηλιός. «Είναι σημάδι των καιρών, είναι η οργή ανθρώπων που αισθάνονται ότι προδόθηκαν με τον πιο βάναυσο τρόπο από τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ και την κυβέρνηση. Ομως εγώ δεν ...

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NonPolitics

To Our Enemies

16 Dez , 2016  

Translated from the French by Ames Hodges. [This text is an excerpt of Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato’s forthcoming book Wars and Capital, to be published in English by Semiotext(e). The book’s release is scheduled for August 2017.]
1. We are living in the time of the subjectivation of civil ...

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NonPolitics

The Big No/Conference

16 Dez , 2016  

What does “no” say? Who and what says “no?” No’s eruptive force transforms the argumentative landscape. From two-year old children to mature nation-states, the interruptive immediacy of naysaying can occur at surprising and inconvenient moments. The ability to refuse emerges early and maintains its appeal and power. In cultures of ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

Of Surrealism & Marxism

7 Dez , 2016  

1924-1929: Breton’s First and Second Manifesto of Surrealism In the preface to the 1924 First Manifesto of Surrealism, André Breton describes the quintessential character of everyday life in modernity as approximating an absolute sense of alienation, from both the individual relative to themselves and their world. For Breton, Europe after ...

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NonPolitics

A Conspiracy Against the World: Comments on Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze”

6 Dez , 2016  

“We do not lack communication,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari wrote in What Is Philosophy?, their final joint text. “On the contrary, we have too much of it. We lack creation. We lack resistance to the present.”[1] During the course of an interview with Antonio Negri, Deleuze raised a ...

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