Biopolitics

Giorgio Agamben: Normalising the state of exception under the Covid-19 epidemic

28 Mrz , 2020  

What follows is an interview with Giorgio Agamben by Nicolas Truong for Le Monde (24/03/2020), where he analyses “the very serious ethical and political consequences” of the security measures applied to curb the pandemic.

As Le Monde reserves full access to many of its articles to subscribers, as it does ...

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Documentation, Necropolitics

Der aufkommende Pandemie Faschismus. Splitter der Dissonanz (dt/english)

28 Mrz , 2020  

Liewer düd aß Slaawe”

Pandemie Magie

In jedem Berliner Park eine Wanne. Die Besatzungen beäugen misstraulisch jede Aktivität Derjenigen, die sich in die Frühlingssonne gewagt haben. Drei Fußball spielende Kinder sind ein Grund einzuschreiten. Wir haben schon vor Jahren gelernt, ab Drei ist man eine terroristische Vereinigung. Nun also ...

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Necropolitics

Viruses and Separation

27 Mrz , 2020  

“Our enemy is separatism,” President Macron recently declared. Hearing him define separatism as “the will to leave the Republic, to no longer respect its rules,” to “leave the republican field” in the name of certain “beliefs,” many of us thought that he was talking about himself and not about Muslims, ...

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NonPolitics

After

23 Mrz , 2020  

Introduction by Sebastian Lotzer

We’ll manage it. We’ll stay home. We all have to take responsibility. The “we” has conjunctions these days, in times of a rampant pandemic totalitarianism. A large part of the left is sublimating under this we.

“I don’t know any parties anymore, I only know Germans”. ...

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Biopolitics

Chile, Final communiqué: The Pandemic will not stop the revolt!

22 Mrz , 2020  

Chile. March 19, 2020. What follows is an email by Evade Chile, introducing their final communiqué and an article by Raoul Vaneigem: coronavirus.

Submitted to Enough 14 in Spanish (Castellano). The email and final communiqué of Evade Chile translated by Enough 14. Raoul Vaneigem‘s piece Coronavirus translated by Not Bored. ...

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NonPolitics

An die Krone gekettet [Enchaînés à la couronne]

21 Mrz , 2020  

“Die furchterregendste Tyrannei ist nicht die, die den Anschein von Willkür erweckt, sondern die, die mit der Maske der Legalität bedeckt zu uns kommt. »

A. Libertad, 1907

Angesichts der sich weltweit ausbreitenden Covid-19-Epidemie und der drastischen Maßnahmen, die von China bis Italien nacheinander folgen, stellt sich als erstes die ...

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Biopolitics

Ten Premises For A Pandemic

20 Mrz , 2020  

1. A pandemic isn’t a collection of viruses, but is a social relation among people, mediated by viruses.

Nothing is inevitable, inescapable, or immutable about the coronavirus pandemic unfolding everywhere around us, simply because the pandemic is social. The endless posts and announcements marshalling us to help “flatten the curve” ...

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Biopolitics

Insurrection in times of the Coronavirus

18 Mrz , 2020  

Now, finally, that destabilizing event that could block the capitalist system has arrived. And unlike what we imagined, the cause is not the action of a group of revolutionaries or a social group of a territory or even a population in revolt. The event originates in the capitalist body itself ...

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NonPolitics

Der Aufstand in den Tagen des Corona-Virus

17 Mrz , 2020  

Nun ist schließlich jenes destabilisierende Ereignis eingetroffen, dass das kapitalistische System blockieren könnte. Und anders, als wir uns das vorgestellt haben, ist die Ursache dafür nicht das Handeln einer Gruppe von Revolutionären oder einer sozialen Gruppe eines Territoriums oder gar einer Bevölkerung im Aufstand. Das Ereignis entsteht im kapitalistischen Körper ...

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Biopolitics, Documentation

Bologna in times of the Coronavirus – The Wu Ming Diary

17 Mrz , 2020  

Ten people had been massacred by a fascist just a few hours earlier, and I had hurried to Neukölln after work. So I stood there on the sidelines and let the demonstration pass by, looking for familiar faces. I looked into these faces, among which there were also honest ones, ...

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NonPolitics

On the Edges of Democracy: Mobilizing Health and Care as a Common Good

17 Mrz , 2020  

In the moment of the corona crisis,’, autocratic tendencies are cropping up, hitting those who are the least protected. However, this dark moment is also the time for democratic engagement, political activism and actions of solidarity mobilizing health and care as a common good.

In view ...

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Documentation, Necropolitics

Bologna in Zeiten des Corona Virus – Das Wu Ming-Tagebuch

16 Mrz , 2020  

Schon länger spüre ich in mir das Bedürfnis nach einem gesunden Abstand (was für ein Euphemismus dieser Tage) zu dem Großteil dessen, was sich in diesem Lande die radikale Linke nennt. Und überfiel mich nach Chemnitz, nach Halle, nach Hanau tiefe Scham, wenn ich jene Pflichtübungen besuchte, die sich frei ...

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NonPolitics

Covid-19 and the question of collective care

15 Mrz , 2020  

Of course, the Corona-Crisis is not affecting everyone equally. On a basic medical level people of so-called “risk-groups” are far more likely to die to the virus as average persons with stable physical health. And on a social level marginalized and poor people are more affected by the socio-economic effects. ...

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Documentation

Gegen das Coronavirus und den Opportunismus des Staates

14 Mrz , 2020  

Anarchist*innen aus Italien berichten über die Ausbreitung des Virus und die Quarantäne

Auf der einen Seite wird unser Leben von einem neuen Virus bedroht; auf der anderen Seite wird unsere Freiheit von Nationalist*innen und Autoritären bedroht, die diese Gelegenheit nutzen wollen, um neue Präzedenzfälle staatlicher Intervention und Kontrolle zu schaffen. ...

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Documentation

Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination

14 Mrz , 2020  

The new coronavirus is keeping the world in a state of shock. But instead of fighting the structural causes of the pandemic, the government is focusing on emergency measures.

Yaak Pabst for the German socialist magazine Marx21 spoke to evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu ...

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