Documentation

The self-abolition of the proletariat as the end of the capitalist world

5 Mai , 2020  

The self-abolition of the proletariat as the end of the capitalist world (or why the current revolt doesn’t transform into revolution)

“Exploitation, which is necessary to sustain the economy, has in the generalized installation of capital, managed historically to overcome the attacks of the proletariat, since they have never put ...

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EconoFiction

Planning and Anarchy

12 Feb , 2020  

Planning and Anarchy

Central planning?! Computers can do it!!! Among the intuitions animating the contemporary left, we must rank rather high the felt sense that powerful new computing technologies now offer a solution to problems of calculation previously insuperable for the red-eyed central planners of “actually existing” socialist states. This ...

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PhiloFiction

Some Principles of Geocommunism

1 Jan , 2020  

Nation-states dissolve into a global federation of dense cities counting one toten million and governed by the principle of subsidiarity. Large wilderness areasbetween these cities are left uninhabited, starting with today’s fragile ecosystems.All energy comes from renewables, all waste is recycled. Agriculture is done withinand close to urban areas, manufacturing ...

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NonPolitics

Prole Wave: climate change, circulation struggles & the communist horizon

28 Okt , 2019  

A recent wave of protest activity against climate change, and general environmental degradation, has been seen around the world. But curiously open revolt around the world has not centered around climate change itself, but rather around circulation struggles: the name for struggles that occur beyond the point of production; ...

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NonPolitics

Transcending the nation: a communist strategy in the era ofglobalization. A reply to Velissariou

7 Sep , 2019  

ABSTRACT
Neoliberalism and austerity are not ‘false policies’, but strategies of
increasing profits by reducing labor and welfare costs. In the process of
dismantling labor rights and the welfare state, a part of the population
is being marginalized. It becomes ‘superfluous’, and its living conditions
approach those of the inflowing ...

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NonPolitics

Brief Histories of Invisibility

8 Aug , 2019  

Brief Histories of Invisibility

Posted on August 7, 2019 by youandwhosearmy?

What follows is a transcript of my response to Andrew Culp’s presentation of research
from his forthcoming book, Indiscernibility: The Politics of the Unseen (currently under contract with University of Minnesota Press)

I would like to begin by contrasting Andrew’s ...

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EconoFiction

Ultra-Left FAQ

27 Jul , 2019  

The negation of work is the name of the process which abolishes work. The conversation around the abolition of work can get confusing because different theorists who write on this subject sometimes use the terms labor & work interchangeably, while others have specific definitions for each term.

Though this is ...

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Mashines

On Socialist Cybernetics, Accelerationist Dreams, and Tiqqun’s Nightmares

12 Feb , 2019  

Nikita Khrushchev was skeptical whether computers can help boost history towards communism. Nevertheless, he was willing to give it a try and ordered a super-computer for economical support of soviet socialism. The mostly talented and best trained soviet engineers set up the computer and asked him to test the machine ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

Wandering Abstraction

20 Jan , 2019  

… Since the ‘we’ is constituted by the class relation, the self-overcoming of the ‘we’ is the overcoming of the relation that constitutes it. This is certainly theoretically uncompromising (and admirable because of it). But it is also paradoxical, and its paradoxical character exacerbates its status as a claim that ...

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PhiloFiction

Notes on the Communist Horizon as an Immanent Outside

15 Nov , 2018  

Distinct thoughts are coalescing after last night’s now-embarrassing waste of energy on Twitter arguments. I always regret fanning the flames with so much oxygen the morning after and, obviously, it would only be worse to delete it later.

A very important side note from the Caves: “weaponise inattention”.

There was ...

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NonPolitics

Introducing Commune

7 Nov , 2018  

For a life worth living.

We are a year into the death, the real death, of liberalism. Or maybe two years? It was never more than our fair-weather friend, an often treacherous ally to the radicals who did the heavy lifting for social change it claimed for itself, in the ...

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GenericScience

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

1 Okt , 2018  

There is a major difference between what is now called ‘accelerationism’ and its utopian futurist influences from the early 20th century: whether human reason is powerful enough to not only overcome the conditions of capitalism but ultimately the biological limits of humanity itself. “Big-A” Accelerationism, on the other hand, is ...

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