Necropolitics

Capitalocene and Planetary Justice

20 Sep , 2019  

The Capitalocene argument therefore rejects anthropocentric flatten-ing — “We have met the enemy and he is us” (as in Walt Kelly’s iconic 1970 Earth Day poster) — along with economic reductionism. To be sure, capi-talism is a system of endless capital accumulation. But the Capitalocene thesis says that to understand ...

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Documentation

Über Entfremdung, die Situationisten und die alltägliche Revolution

19 Sep , 2019  

In diesem seltenen Interview äußert sich der ehemalige Situationist Raoul Vaneigem über die Revolte der Gilets Jaunes, den technischen Fortschritt und das Versagen des Intellektualismus. Es ist zuerst im englischen im ROAR Magazine erschienen.

Der in Belgien geborene Schriftsteller, Gelehrte und Theoretiker Raoul Vaneigem (*1934) ist am bekanntesten als Autor ...

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NonMusic

error & imperfection in techno-psychology (review of „Gianluca Iadema – Aphàiresis“)

19 Sep , 2019  

The dimension of the #future has disappeared. We’re trapped in the 20th century… What it means to be in the 21st century is to have 20th century culture on hi-res screens/ distributed by high-speed Internet, actually.”1

The future has been cancelled or to be more exact has always already been ...

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Documentation

Aufruf zu einer großen NACHT DER BARRIKADEN am 21. September in Paris

18 Sep , 2019  

Schon viel Male wurden die Gilets Jaunes tot gesagt. Von den Medien, der Regierung, den Linken. Und unter uns, viele Linke sehnen nichts sehnlicher herbei als das Ende der Gelben Westen. Zu schwer zu greifen, zu schwer zu kategorisieren, zu diffus, zu widersprüchlich, aber vor allem sich jeglichem Versuch entziehend, ...

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EconoFiction

Index of Power Update, 2018-19: China #2

18 Sep , 2019  

his is an update of the statistics for my Index of Power, using data for 2018-19 and discussing what a country’s ranking reflects. The major change is that China’s rank has shifted up and it has now taken the UK’s place at number 2 in the world. The US still ...

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EconoFiction

Fossiles Kapital (1)

18 Sep , 2019  

Im Jahr 2012 waren die globalen CO2 Emissionen um 58% höher als im Jahr 1990. Dies hatte unter anderem zur Folge, dass die Wirbelstürme aufgrund höherer Temperaturen in den Einzugsgebieten von Ozeanen stärker wurden und die arktischen Ökosysteme eine Reihe von Tipping Points erreichten. Die Grenze, bei dem die Eisdecke ...

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Documentation

How to take back our streets: lessons from 10 months of resistance in France

17 Sep , 2019  

This is a translation of the article ‘Comment reprendre nos rues‘ from the Cerveaux Non Disponibles website. They can be followed on Twitter via @CerveauxNon

Over ten months, the Gilets Jaunes movement has managed again and again to surprise: to surprise the authorities, the police, the media, public opinion. And ...

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Mashines

Marx and the Machine

17 Sep , 2019  

With the reference to the phylogeny of machines, which ranges from complex tools to machines driven by motors to automatons, Marx always combines a genealogy of technology shaped by capital and thus clearly sets himself apart from a transhistorical theory of the evolution of technology. Marx writes: “Work is organized ...

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EconoFiction

Class in the 21st century: Asset inflation and the new logic of inequality

16 Sep , 2019  

What becomes of class when residential property prices in major cities around the world accrue more income in a year than the average wage worker? This paper investigates the dynamic of combined wage disinflation and asset price inflation as a key to understanding the growth of inequality in recent decades. ...

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Documentation

Athen/Exarchia: Über die Demo vom 14.9. und ihre Interpretation in den sozialen Medien

16 Sep , 2019  

Am Samstag, 14. September demonstrierten mehrere Tausend Menschen im Zentrum Athens gegen die jüngsten Räumungen von Squats und den staatlichen Terror im Stadtteil Exarchia. Dazu aufgerufen hatte zunächst das Bündnis NO PASARAN, andere Gruppen folgten in den letzten Tagen mit eigenen Aufrufen. Die Demonstration an sich kann als Erfolg bewertet ...

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Documentation

The gilets jaunes, an analyser of the reproduction of capitalist social relations [Temps critiques]

15 Sep , 2019  

From lundi matin #207, 09/09/2019, reflections on the yellow vests’ movement …

The gilets jaunes, an analyser of the reproduction of capitalist social relations [Temps critiques]

For the irregular publication Temps Critiques (to be consulted on this free site), the yellow vests’ movement must be seen “as a resistance to ...

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Documentation

Protests in HK: a talk with the ‘Workers Group’

14 Sep , 2019  

The following interview was made over internet during the month of August. Comrades from different countries – some Bad Kids of the World – made questions about the anti-extradition movement to the Workers Group, a proletarian collective based in Hong Kong. We want to understand how the mass protests ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle: The One, The Real

14 Sep , 2019  

Laruelle tries to liberate the real and the one – terms he mostly uses as synonyms – from any determination by philosophical being. If the One is not a synonym for being, it cannot be realized in it either. The One should also not be equated with existence, it is ...

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EconoFiction

Deleuze/Guattari and quantum finance

13 Sep , 2019  

Deleuze/Guattari invite us to apply at least three models of thought to the theoretical analysis of economics, by tracing the image of the current that, in their view, articulates each model. It is only the third, the molecular-performative model, that correctly stages the force of thought. (Laruelle contrasts the concept ...

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NonMusic

Release on Mille Plateaux out! Gianluca Iadema: Aphàiresis

13 Sep , 2019  

Mille Plateaux MP3

Artist: Gianluca Iadema

Title: Aphàiresis

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Aphàiresis

Futuro anteriore/Presente continuo”


Author: Gianluca Iadema

Aphàiresis is a series of video music works that investigates the relationship between Materiality and Immateriality, between Presence and Metaphysics.

It is from the fruitful relationship between Materiality – Imperfection ...

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EconoFiction

Can Coffee be Sustainable ?

12 Sep , 2019  

After participating at the Sustainability Congress one day before WOC Berlin June 2019, I was thinking: what a mess…can coffee really be sustainable?

Especially after the presentation from Nespresso i had to LOL !

I questioned Mr.Ranitzsch about Nespresso Mexico and the Problems and Resistanceagainst the Robusta Project in the ...

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Biopolitics

#MenAreTrash als antisexistische Dialektik Zum Fall weiße Männer und Staat versus @zugezogenovic

12 Sep , 2019  

Mitte letzten Jahres schrieben @apolitAsh und @zugezogenovic (https://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak639/43.htm) über das Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) und seine Instrumentalisierung durch Rechte. Ursprünglich gedacht um endlich gegen „Hate Speech“ im Internet vorgehen zu können, entwickelte sich das Gesetz schnell zu einem Instrument, um antirassistische und antisexistische Accounts anzugreifen. Teilweise wurden Accounts von migrantischen Linken 20 ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle, the myths of and about Marxism

11 Sep , 2019  

Marx has often spoken of the dwarfish and narrow-minded idea of the German petty bourgeois. Without a doubt, this also applies today to the remaining stocks of German left-wing academics and their Marx reading, as one could see again on the occasion of this year’s Marx Party. There is swaggering, ...

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EconoFiction

Barbarism of Employment

11 Sep , 2019  

In principle, fictitious capital always arises when a money owner leaves his money to another person and in return receives a title of ownership (bond, share, etc.) representing the claim to this money and its increase (e.g. in the form of interest or dividends). In this way, the original sum ...

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Documentation

Außer Kontrolle – Hongkongs aufständische Bewegung und die Linke

10 Sep , 2019  

taken from here

Dieser Beitrag ist das Ergebnis jüngster Diskussionen mit Protestierenden und linken Aktivisten in Hongkong. Er gibt einen kurzen Überblick über die eskalierte Konfrontation und behauptet, dass das weitgehende Wegschauen der globalen Linken ein Fehler ist. Die Bewegung fordert trotz ihrer Beschränkungen das rechte Regime der Kommunistischen Partei ...

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Documentation

Out of Control – Hong Kong’s Rebellious Movement and the Left

10 Sep , 2019  

taken from here

This article is the result of recent discussions with protesters and left-wing activists in Hong Kong. It gives a short overview of the escalated confrontation and argues that the broad ignorance of the global left is a mistake. Despite its limitations, the movement constitutes a major challenge ...

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EconoFiction, Necropolitics

Imperialism, State Fascism and the War Machines of Capital (Extract)

10 Sep , 2019  

In this book The Patchwork of Minorities (Lyotard 1977), Lyotard writes that capital is a pseudo-organism which, since it has no metaphysics, is not even able to formulate a discourse that justifies its own truth that could explain and justify its existence. The statement recently made by the Invisible Committee ...

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EconoFiction

Capital and Power in the 21st Century (Extract)

10 Sep , 2019  

The world economy is currently in a phase of secular stagnation with persistently low growth rates of the real gross domestic product.1 The litanies of boundless economic growth that the representatives of capital and the imperialist states repeatedly prayed to the populations after the Second World War have literally come ...

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