NonPolitics

Nothing is as Deceptive as the Situation… Because Nothing is so Changeable

23 Jul , 2020  

1. The anti-police uprising that came as a response to the murder of George Floyd has been widely covered and has inspired similar protests in many countries. In your opinion, are there any signs that it can have sustainable effects on American politics? And if so, what are the nature ...

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NonPolitics

The contagion of revolt spreads…Revolts everywhere!

4 Jul , 2020  

Here is the english version of the latest text published by Proletarios Internacionalistas about the revolts happening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, putting the global state of alarm into question by fighting back against the brutal repression and crushing economic measures which have been imposed. ...

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NonPolitics

Theses on the George Floyd Rebellion

27 Jun , 2020  

taken from ill will editions

“The working class in every country lives its own life, makes its own experiences, seeking always to create forms and realize values which originate directly from its organic opposition to official society.”

—CLR James, Grace Lee Boggs, and Cornelius Castoriadis, “Facing Reality”

1. The George ...

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NonPolitics

Introduction: Recognition and its Discontents

10 Jun , 2020  

taken from Hostis 2

For reasons that will become evident in the course of this text and to save the reader the trouble of sifting through the details, we offer up our analysis at the start: the politics of recognition, insofar as recognition is treated as the means for collective ...

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NonPolitics

2019 – Ein Jahresrückblick im Zeichen der Sozialen Kämpfe

8 Jun , 2020  

Übersetzt von Richard A. Bachmann.

aus dem Commune Magazin.

Es ist schon seltsam heutzutage Englischmuttersprachler zu sein, besonders wenn man aus Großbritannien oder den USA kommt. Beide Nationen war einst sowohl in militärischer als auch wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht global agierende Kolonisatoren, die allseits die Akkumulation befeuerten. Doch es ist nicht einfach ...

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NonPolitics

No Demands

4 Jun , 2020  

They have helicopters and armored vehicles. They’re driving cars into crowds, firing teargas, and flash grenades. They’re beating people with batons and trampling them with horses. They’re murdering people in broad daylight. The brutality is flagrant and obscene. Yet “it’s not police brutality, it’s police practice,” as Professor Dylan ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Minneapolis: Jetzt hat dieser Kampf zwei Seiten

29 Mai , 2020  

Die Demonstrationen in Minneapolis markieren einen historischen Wendepunkt in der Ära von COVID-19. Wie wir im März schrieben, gibt es einige Dinge, für die es sich lohnt, den Tod zu riskieren. Der Weiterbetrieb des Kapitalismus gehört nicht dazu. Einige von uns sind allerdings Bedrohungen ausgesetzt, die noch tödlicher sind als ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Minneapolis: Now This Fight Has Two Side

28 Mai , 2020  

Minneapolis: Now This Fight Has Two Sides What the Riots Mean for the COVID-19 Era

The demonstrations this week in Minneapolis mark a historic watershed in the COVID-19 era. As we argued in March, there are some things that are worth risking death for. Perpetuating capitalism is not one of ...

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EconoFiction

After Brexit and Donald Trump: Is Nationalism challenging Neoliberalism?

14 Mai , 2020  

… Financial markets generate a structure for overseeing the effectiveness of individual capitals, that is to say a type of supervision of capital movement. The demand for high financial value puts pressure on individual capitals (enterprises) for more1 intensive and more effective exploitation of labour, for higher profitability. This pressure ...

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Documentation, Necropolitics

Pandemie Kriegstagebücher – Another Brick in the Wall

10 Mai , 2020  

“We don’t need no education”

Die Reproduktionszahl steigt wieder über 1,0, aber das Robert Koch Institut sagt auf einmal, kein Problem, statistische Schwankungen. Millionen von Gläubigen, frisch missioniert, sind verunsichert. Denn die Wissenschaft, der neue Götze, war immer einen sichere, verlässliche Größe, so schien es zumindestens. Wenn man nicht so ...

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NonPolitics

Coronavirus as theatre of truth

2 Mai , 2020  

Originally published by Lobo suelto!. Written by Santiago López Petit. Translated by Autonomies.

Humanity is entering a phase of its history in which truth is reduced to a moment in the movement of the false. True is that false speech that must be kept true even when its untruth is ...

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EconoFiction

Marx’s Inquiry into the Birth of Capitalism: Why Does It Matter?

20 Apr , 2020  

Differing approaches to the issue of the beginnings of capitalismimply different conceptualization of what capitalism is. This paperelaborates on the notion of original accumulation. It utilizes theMarxist notion of the mode of production to provide the conceptof the historicalfigure which Marx describes as the pre-capitalistmoney-owner. Two notions are introduced: (1) ...

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