PhiloFiction

DELEUZIAN PESSIMISM

5 Jun , 2020  

originally published in “&&& (an online journal run by New Centre of Research & Practice and edited by Ekin Erkan)

Within Deleuze scholarship there has been a relatively recent turn towards Deleuzian negativity. While brought forward most prominently in Andrew Culp’s Dark Deleuze (2016), J. Adams put forward a notion ...

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NonPolitics

AMÉRIQUE, FONDU AU NOIR

3 Jun , 2020  

Depuis Madison, dans le Wisconsin, le philosophe Frédéric Neyrat nous a transmis ce tour d’horizon de la société américaine au moment de son embrasement. Si dans le rapport de force en cours, nous ne pensons pas qu’il faille espérer quoi que ce soit du parti démocrate, bien au contraire, ce ...

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PhiloFiction

The Discreet Charm of Coronavirus

22 Mai , 2020  

taken from positions politics

I saw the sun
Born from a great silence
I saw the sun burning towards a great death
I have walked above many deaths and much silence
But I cannot describe the sun
Too late to its waning
Too early to its setting
In a moment ...

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NonPolitics

Explosion of Authoritarianism and Labor Struggles in Italy’s ‘War on Corona’

8 Apr , 2020  

In Italy’s ‘war on corona’ authoritarianism as well as labor struggles are exploding. The latter brings to the fore the question of what and who is of systemic relevance, and hence “essential” for overcoming the crisis and rebuilding the world afterward. Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki discuss this key issue ...

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Documentation

Autonome Perspektiven auf Wirtschaft, Staat, Coronavirus (dt,english)

3 Apr , 2020  

Was nützt einem Gesundheit, wenn man ansonsten ein Idiot ist“ – Adorno

#Einleitung

Der Coronavirus und die von ihm ausgelöste Lungenkrankheit Covid-19 stürzen die Menschen auf der ganzen Welt in Chaos und Unglück. Noch nie dürften so viele Menschen zugleich unter Kontakt- und Ausgangssperren und -verboten gelitten haben wie ...

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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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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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Necropolitics

The Coronavirus and the state of exception

15 Mrz , 2020  

From lundi matin #232 (02/03/2020) …

The Coronavirus and the state of exception

To those who claim, from the far right to the left, that our empires really care for their people – “this time they really want our good” -, in other words, that our empires have no interest ...

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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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Necropolitics

Soacial Contagion / Microbiological Class War in China

5 Mrz , 2020  

Wuhan is known colloquially as one of the “four furnaces” (四大火炉) of China for its oppressively hot humid summer, shared with Chongqing, Nanjing and alternately Nanchang or Changsha, all bustling cities with long histories along or near the Yangtze river valley. Of the four, Wuhan, however, is also sprinkled with ...

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NonPolitics

Only us: Ecology-against-the-State

14 Jan , 2020  

“We, and no one else.” – There is an overwhelming scene in Todd Haynes’ latest film, Dark Waters (2019), which shows how toxic chemicals used in the production of Teflon were spilled into the Ohio River. The lawyer, who went from being on the side of the multinationals to that ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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