NonPolitics

Revolutionary Strategy in a Warming World

1 Okt , 2019  

How can climate justice activists stop capitalism’s drive to catastrophe? The author of Fossil Capital considers lessons from past revolutions and proposes an action program for today.

Andreas Malm teaches human ecology at Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of ...

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Biopolitics

The Youth-Uprising Manifesto

1 Okt , 2019  

FROM THE EXTREME RIGHT TO THE EXTREME LEFT, every political party prides itself on representing the young or fighting for their future! In fact, they each defend the interests of a defined “mass”—”proletarian”, “middle class”, or “healthy elements of the Nation”—by enslaving this upsurging force that is OUR YOUTH. ...

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PhiloFiction

25 Thesis about Time

30 Sep , 2019  

1) Economic quantities can also be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier for capital, possesses the quality of a pure quantity, with which money is released from current barter exchanges and thus as a monetary sign the time accumulated in the commodity is settled, which ...

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EconoFiction

Neoliberal Capitalism: Living and Thinking Like Pigs

29 Sep , 2019  

The title is borrowed from Gilles Châtelet’s book To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies. What maxim does Châtelet refer to in his book that demands another life instead of a pig’s life? The answer is simple: Always unfold a ...

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EconoFiction

Finance and Reproduction of Capital

28 Sep , 2019  

Here we examine the ratio of financial capital (finance) to the reproduction of capital. In Section A, we clarify the concept of extended reproduction with particular reference to the concept of circulation. Section B deals mainly with the previously neglected relationship between finance and capitalist production. In a further section, ...

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NonPolitics

Die Zukunft. Der Albtraum.

27 Sep , 2019  

Keine Angst! Es folgt keine weitere Dystopie. Keine Bedrohungsszenarien, die möglicherweise am Horizont auftauchen. Oder höchst wahrscheinlich schon längst unseren Alltag durchziehen. Oder mehr noch, in vielerlei Hinsicht verzerren. Es geht also nicht um die Gegenwart, in der aktuell Angst eine allumfassende Präsenz wahrnimmt. Omnipräsenz als Omnipotenz gewissermaßen, die sich ...

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EconoFiction

Is there any machine added surplus value?

26 Sep , 2019  

Not the problem of the transfer of the value or the reproduction of the value share of the fixed capital, which Marazzi described in his essay The Amortization of the Body Machine (Marazzi 2012: 35ff.) (according to which the constant capital is produced twice through the operation of transmission), the ...

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Documentation

Was bleibt von der Welt am Ende des Monats?

26 Sep , 2019  

Wir dokumentieren hier ein Flugblatt zur Klimakrise, das in Leipzig und Berlin verteilt wurde und weiter verbreitet werden sollte. Hier auch als PDF zum download.

Angesichts zunehmender Hitze und Waldbränden, steigender Meeresspiegel und Artensterben ist es beinahe unmöglich geworden, die Augen vor der ökologischen Krise zu verschließen. Die Zeit, ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

Laruelle and Capital

25 Sep , 2019  

Each statement of non-Marxism aims at a double methodization, either as axiom or as theorem, the latter remaining entirely related to the Marxist material, which is always different symptomatologies. The specific operations of non-Marxism should also produce new theoretical objects, be they specified circumstances or concepts such as “non-proletariat” or ...

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Documentation

The miraculous credit creation of private banks

25 Sep , 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

Capital and Total Capital: The Quasi-Transcendental and the Actualisation- Virtualization Interconnection

24 Sep , 2019  

For a further explanation of the concept of capital we refer to the French philosopher François Laruelle, who in his conception of non-philosophy, when he speaks of “unilateral duality”, first generally assumes that two or more terms and their relations are always determined by one term. This is the principle ...

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GenericScience

Something in the Air and On the Road: Carbon Emission and Our Nation’s Largest Source of CO2

23 Sep , 2019  

When talking about the environment and climate change, the conversation will inevitably turn to carbon. Often tossed into that discussion are things like emissions or your carbon footprint.

But what do these terms really mean? Not just for us, but future generations? And do they, or what producing them really ...

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EconoFiction

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

23 Sep , 2019  

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), the task for today’s hypertechnized societies is to fundamentally rethink the identity of nature and technology (there ...

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Documentation

Paris am 21. September – Ein Rückblick auf den Acte 45

22 Sep , 2019  

Ein schwieriger Morgen

Um 9 Uhr morgens kreisen die ersten Gilets Jaunes um den Place de la Madeleine. (1) Das Polizeiaufgebot ist augenfällig umfangreich und die „Roten Zonen“, in denen alle Demonstrationen untersagt sind, waren noch nie so umfangreich wie heute. Die Trupps der schnellen Eingreiftruppen, BRAV, BAC (2) und ...

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NonPolitics

Nach dem Erfolg vom Freitag sollte es eine Perspektivdebatte der Klimaaktivisten geben

22 Sep , 2019  

Auch in der Klimabewegung können sich viele eher ein Ende des Lebens auf der Erde als ein Ende des Kapitalismus vorstellen

In Berlin ging am 20.September über viele Stunden nichts mehr. Viele große Straßen waren gesperrt, dafür waren kleinere Straßen überfüllt, weil die PKW-Nutzer Ausweichstrecken suchten. Der Klimastreik und die ...

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EconoFiction

24/7 Capital

22 Sep , 2019  

The rhythms of life, the ups and downs of nature and everyday life must disappear in this world; for the weakness and inadequacy of human time, its diffuse and intertwined structures”, writes Jonathan Cray, “there is no place left in the present global digital 24-7 system. The 24/7 mode has ...

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EconoFiction

Thinking Collective Self-Determination Through Municipalism

21 Sep , 2019  

The book Anti-Oedipus, by the French thinkers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, has an interesting insight about three types of social formation and their registration surfaces: the primitive society where all is inscribed on land, the bodies are registered on it and everything leads to it; the despotic society ...

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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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