Mashines, Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Social Media, Authoritarian Capitalism, and Donald Trump

16 Feb , 2018  

In the years from 1986 until 1999, the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Jörg Haider with the help of anti-immigration slogans, politics as entertainment, a juvenile and dynamic habitus, as well as ridicule of opponents led his party from a voting share of 9.7% in 1986 to a share ...

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NonPolitics

Vorankündigung: Riot: Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion

15 Feb , 2018  

Laika/Non.Derivate 002: Riot: Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion. Was war da los in Hamburg?

erscheint im März.

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NonPolitics

Review of Blanchot’s Political Writings

15 Feb , 2018  

Tis review considers the collection Political Writings, 1953–1993 by Maurice Blanchot as ameans to assess the relatively little-known political odyssey of this writer and theorist. Noting theabsence of his earlier  right-wing political texts from the 1930s in this collection, it attempts to probe Blanchot’s idiosyncratic ‘ultra-left’ turn represented in ...

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NonPolitics

They Say We Can’t Meme: Politics of Idea Compression

11 Feb , 2018  

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” Friedrich Nietzsche

In his torturous 2017 book Futurability Franco Berardi states that “we should go beyond the critique of the techno-media corporate ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

NOW

9 Feb , 2018  

This world no longer needs explaining, critiquing, denouncing. We live enveloped in a fog of commentaries and commentaries on commentaries, of critiques and critiques of critiques of critiques, of revelations that don’t trigger anything, other than revelations about the revelations. And this fog is taking away any purchase we might ...

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NonPolitics

Lob der Anonymität

8 Feb , 2018  

Es gibt es keine totale Anonymität, sie ist niemals perfekt und komplett. In Zeiten der sich perfektionierenden staatlichen und privaten Überwachungsapparate, die mit Techniken operieren, die von vernetzten Datenbanken über lernende Erkennungsalgorithmen bis hin zu biometrischen Ausweisen reichen, und ´dies im Modus des Abfeierns von moralischen Imperativen wie Offenheit und ...

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NonPolitics

11 Theses on Possible Communism

4 Feb , 2018  

In January 2017, comrades from across the globe gathered in Rome to assess the conditions of contemporary capitalism and to plan communist strategies for our present. Viewpoint, as a co-sponsor of the conference, participated in discussions locally and translated interviews with key participants. Today, one year later, we present our

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NonPolitics

The Bad-Enough State

29 Jan , 2018  

 

I was asked to consider the question of ‘the withering away of the state’. Engels first coined the phrase, as you know, in his Anti-Durhing. Engels writes:

The interference of the state power in social relations becomes superfluous in one sphere after another, and then ceases of itself. ...

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Gosse, NonPolitics

Pegida-Pop: Hirn ausschalten, Bier aufmachen!

26 Jan , 2018  

Die Legende, dass unsere Musik, unsere Filme, unsere Comics automatisch mit dem Progressiven, Sozialen und Liberalen, mit der Verbesserung der Welt verbunden sein müssten, mit dem Geschmack von Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Geschwisterlichkeit – diese Legende haben wir schon seit geraumer Zeit begraben. In beinahe jedem musikalischen Genre, jeder Mode, jedem ...

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NonPolitics

Confronting Escalating Repression in Germany. In the Aftermath of the G20, a Call for Resistance from the Rigaer 94

10 Jan , 2018  

Following the popular rebellion in Hamburg during the 2017 G20 summit, the German state has sought to crack down violently on dissent. In August, the police shut down the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics. In September, the neo-fascist party Alternative für Deutschland secured seats in the German ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Die Frage der Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung

8 Jan , 2018  

Aber vielleicht erscheint uns die Situation auch nur paradox. Einen Akteur suchen, der diesen Entwurf verkörpern könnte – einen Menschen, eine Partei, eine Theorie oder auch eine „Klasse“ -, hieße erneut, die von der gesellschaftlich-geschichtlichen Enwicklung geschöpften Forderungen, die Erweiterung und Vertiefung, die von nun an jede revolutionäre Tätigkeit erheischt, ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Jetzt

5 Jan , 2018  

Die Wörter werden nur noch in Umlauf gebracht, um die Sache zu verdrehen. Alle fahren unter falscher Flagge. Man schreckt vor keiner Anmaßung zurück. Der Ausnahmezustand ist Synonym für den Rechtsstaat. Man führt Krieg im Namen des Friedens. Die Unternehmer “bieten Stellen an”. Die Überwachungskameras sind “Einrichtungen zur Videosicherheit”. Die ...

NonPolitics

If There Is to Be a Democratic Europe

3 Jan , 2018  

This rare interview with Cornelius Castoriadis was made by the ACTA Foundation (Fundació per a les idees i les arts) and appeared for first time in the book “Europes:  Els Intellectuals i la Qüestió Europea” (1993), pp. 343-48. It was translated in English, edited and contributed freely and anonymously ...

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Biopolitics, Documentation, NonPolitics

Against Domestication

31 Dez , 2017  

The time we are now living through is without doubt the most critical period capitalist society has ever known. All the features which we associate with the classic crisis now exist as a permanent state of affairs, though production itself has not been affected, except to a limited extent in ...

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NonPolitics

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

28 Dez , 2017  

Accelerationism talk – Rotterdam – 19.4.15

I want to begin by admitting that I am not an Accelerationist. I usually work between the fields of philosophy, art and politics, and my main reference point is the work of Deleuze and Guattari. So while my account of Accelerationism is obviously effected

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