PhiloFiction

WHAT IS NEW MATERIALISM?

20 Nov , 2019  

Thomas Nail.Christopher N Gamble. Joshua Hanan.

This paper argues that there is currently no single definition of new materialism but at least three distinct and partly incompatible trajectories. All three of these trajectories share at least one common theoretical commitment: to problematize the anthropocentric and constructivist orientations of most twentieth-century ...

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EconoFiction

Economic Concessions in Reaction to the Movement in Hong Kong? (engl/deutsch)

19 Nov , 2019  

The Hong Kong government is so far mainly using repressive measures against the mass movement, but, recently, state media in China have started pushing for a change in the city’s housing policy – possibly a first sign for economic concessions in reaction to the pressure ‘from below.’

The Hong Kong ...

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Documentation

Grünen-Parteitag: Die “Tesla-Partei” will an die Macht

18 Nov , 2019  

Über 20 Jahre ist es her, da versank ein Parteitag der Grünen in Bielefeld fast im Chaos und stand mehrmals kurz vor dem Abbruch. Höhepunkt war der Wurf eines Farbbeutels ins Ohr des damaligen Bundesaußenministers Josef Fischer. Der war noch nicht lang im Amt und war mit seinem sozialdemokratischen Koalitionspartner ...

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NonPolitics

“Saam Baa” in Hong Kong – Three Strikes Paralyze the City

18 Nov , 2019  

On Saturday, unarmed soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army cleared street barricades close to Baptist University that had been erected by protesters in the past days – the first know deployment of the Chinese army in connection with the protest movement. After a turbulent week, the situation calmed down slightly ...

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Documentation

9th Evade Chile Communiqué: They want to give us lectures on violence! (english/ deutsch)

17 Nov , 2019  

The following was sent to us earlier today (11/13) by Evade Chile 2019. What follow is a translation of their message, followed by a translation of their communiqué.

Comrades,

Faced with these adversarial moments, only solidarity & mutual aid could give us encouragement.

[FRONT IMAGE]

IT WASN’T A DROUGHT IT ...

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EconoFiction

Marx and Credit

17 Nov , 2019  

As a pure form of the “alienation of the capital relationship”, as Marx writes, money and capital markets emerge, which today confirm day by day that credit money, government bonds and synthetic securities as fictitious or speculative capital determine the economy in the last instance. And when Vilém Flusser writes ...

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GenericScience

The Climate Industrial Complex

16 Nov , 2019  

30 years ago, there were 15 border walls around the world; now there are 70 walls and over 1 billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next 40 years due to global warming. Our new epoch of global flux has also given rise to ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Ein Jahr Gilets Jaunes – Ein Jahr Aufruhr | Ein Dossier

15 Nov , 2019  

Man sollte zugeben, dass man eine Lust an Zerstörung und an Sachen hat, die kaputt gehen.“

Heiner Müller

Ein Jahr lang Gilets Jaunes, das bedeutet ein Jahr lang Demonstrationen, Versammlungen, Straßenblockaden, Besetzungen. Das bedeutet 53 Wochenenden an denen es irgendwo in Frankreich Tränengas für die aufmüpfigen Massen gegeben hat. ...

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Mashines

Baudrillard: When human rights and democracy began to circulate like oil and capital

15 Nov , 2019  

In his current essay “Europa Fata Morgana” Georg Seeßlen speaks of post-democracy as a permanent state of emergency, in which the multiple crises (war against terror, financial crisis, Greek crisis, refugee crisis, etc.) fulfilled the function of maintaining it. Seeßlen writes: “The state of emergency can only be maintained if ...

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Documentation

Ein strategisches Essay zum Wochenende des 16./17. November in Paris

15 Nov , 2019  

Für das kommende Wochenende mobilisieren die Gilets Jaunes anlässlich des ersten Jahrestages des Beginns ihrer Bewegung landesweit nach Paris. Angekündigt sind Aktionen auf den Champs Elysees, Besetzungen, spontane Demos,…

Gelang es im Nov/Dez letzten Jahres den Staatsapparat wiederholt zu überraschen, Schneisen der Verwüstung in den nobelsten Vierteln der Innenstadt zu ...

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Documentation

No Cop25 – Die Weltklimakonferenz in Madrid zum Desaster machen (deutsch/english)

14 Nov , 2019  

Ab dem 02. Dezember kommen die herrschenden der Welt nach Madrid. Einige der größten Mörder auf dem Planeten und einige der Hauptverantwortlichen seiner Zerstörung. Sie kommen um ihre Mäuler und Kalender mit den nächsten Plänen ihres „Kampfes gegen den Klimawandel” zu füllen. Während der globale Kapitalismus weiterhin funktioniert und der ...

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Documentation

Scenes from the civil war in greece: A call to wake up!

14 Nov , 2019  

November 12: In the early morning, the refugee/migrant squat of Bouboulinas in Exarchia is besieged and evacuated, after the anti-terrorist OPKE had sealed off the north-east corner of the neighbourhood.

November 11: Anti-riot police encircle some 200 hundred students in the economics faculty of the University of Athens. Among the ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialism and World Market

13 Nov , 2019  

While there are important parallels between the national market and the world market, the latter is not simply a subcategory of the latter. A more detailed analysis of the world market reveals that it is more than just the aggregation of states and enterprises, namely a complex structure, a chain ...

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NonPolitics

“Das Maß an Unterwerfung, die der Westen jedem Bewohner abverlangt”

12 Nov , 2019  

30 Jahre nach der Wende finden die Texte der linken DDR-Opposition wieder mehr Beachtung. Das macht deutlich, dass die offizielle Erzählung Risse hat

Nun sind die Feierlichkeiten zum 30ten Jahrestag des Mauerfalls auch schon Geschichte. Es gab natürlich viel Selbstbereicherung der BRD. Doch die Erzählung, dass mit dem 9. November ...

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EconoFiction

The miraculous Credit Creation of Private Banks

12 Nov , 2019  

As early as 400 years ago, English goldsmiths began to create paper money by administering their customers’ gold coins and issuing a kind of certificate on them (indicating the amount of gold they had stored) and then lending it as quasi-money, without any further savings being made. Since it rarely ...

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EconoFiction

The capital – from the nihilistic operator to the suicidal fascist

11 Nov , 2019  

Lyotard writes that capital is a pseudo-organism that is not even able to formulate a discourse that establishes its own truth, since it has no metaphysics to explain and justify its existence. The statement made by the Invisible Committee that we live in a world without justification has been true ...

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NonMusic

How to create with and against Nietzsche a music box for blackness that is no longer a prelude to a deeper – more powerful – perhaps more evil – and more mysterious music, but the music itself: a non-music or a music utopia.

10 Nov , 2019  

A) Nietzsche and the music

Nietzsche’s work Die Geburt der Tragödie deals in depth with music. The book explains that the tragedy originated in the dithyrambos, where lyric poetry was danced and entered into the drama in which music was given the task of tuning the soul into the tragedy ...

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Mashines

The radical indifference of Facebook & Co is deeply inscribed in capital

9 Nov , 2019  

In her book Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus Shosana Zuboff describes Facebook & Co as the masters of radical indifference. A new accumulation logic emerges in which the surveillance capital extracts human behavior and its seemingly useless surpluses, that is, absorbs data combined with other data to feed intelligent machines and ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

WORLD RIOTS – A NEW CYCLE OF FIGHTING (1)

8 Nov , 2019  

There are decades when nothing happens. And there are weeks in which decades happen.”
​Lenin ​Be it France, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Catalonia or Chile – the uprisings mark the beginning of a new cycle of struggles.

The current Riots open up a political ...

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Necropolitics

Hartz IV-Sanktionen – der strafende Staat bleibt erhalten

8 Nov , 2019  

Kommentar: Das Urteil zu den Hartz IV-Sanktionen bestätigt das Prinzip von Fördern und Fordern und ist deshalb kein Erfolg für Erwerbslosenbewegung

Wenn nach einem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts scheinbar alle zufrieden sind, dann weiß man, dass sich die höchste juristische Instanz in Deutschland mal wieder als Gesamtkapitalist bestätigt hat. Diese vornehmste ...

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Documentation

7th Evade Chile 2019 Communiqué: Today everything is possible!

7 Nov , 2019  

[FRONT OF FLYER]

Osorno [Chile] / 2.15AM / Saturday, Nov. 2nd

Today torrents of information are no longer about what is not happening, about what I don’t have, about what I can’t do, nor buy, nor aspire to because I don’t have money. Today the torrent of images which ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

World Riots – Ein neuer Zyklus der Kämpfe (1)

7 Nov , 2019  

“Es gibt Dekaden, in denen nichts passiert. Und es gibt Wochen, in denen sich Dekaden abspielen.” Lenin

Sei es Frankreich, Hongkong, Ecuador, Haiti, Ägypten, Algerien, Libanon, Irak, Katalonien oder Chile – die Aufstände markieren den Beginn eines neuen Zyklus von Kämpfen.

Die derzeitigen Riots eröffnen eine politische Situation mit polaren ...

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EconoFiction

Kojin Karatani and the Historotranscendental Logic of Capital

7 Nov , 2019  

If one wants to follow the Japanese philosopher Kojin Karatani, Marx has posed the problem of the value form and value in the course of the theoretical treatment of the antinomy of intrinsic value and value relativism. (Cf. Karatani 2003) For Marx, this problem presented itself as follows with regard ...

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