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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Necropolitics

The Great March

7 Jan , 2020  

… If the slogan of that antiwar movement, “No Blood for Oil,” seemed too great a simplification, it was not for all of that mistaken. There can be no doubt that something like racial extractivism, the intensified appropriation of cheap resources backed by force of arms, has become the ...

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EconoFiction

Making America great again

11 Dez , 2019  

Can Trump reverse or even dent this long-term evisceration of “America”? The short answer is no. So far, his policies have only hastened this evisceration, accelerating the upward redistribution of income and amplifying the de-Americanization of U.S. corporations. During his three years in office, the share of foreign profit, instead ...

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NonPolitics

Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Donald J. Trump: Die Klassenkämpfe in den USA und die lange Krise des Kapitals

30 Aug , 2019  

„Sie wollen Euch zerstören und sie wollen unser Land zerstören, aber das wird nicht passieren!“ versicherte US-Präsident Donald J. Trump seinen AnhängerInnen unter tosendem Applaus bei der Bekanntgabe seiner erneuten Kandidatur auf das Amt des POTUS am 19. Juni 2019. Sein Wahlsieg im November 2016 und die sich anschließende Präsidentschaft ...

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Biopolitics

There is No Migrant Crisis: Against the Militarization of the Border

11 Nov , 2018  

A text co-produced by Crimethinc and It’s Going Down, discussing Trump’s threats to use the army against migrants.

Several thousand migrants have fled Honduras, hoping to escape poverty, violence, and repression. Donald Trump and his fellow nationalists and racists have been fearmongering about this so-called “migrant caravan” in hopes of ...

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NonPolitics

Voting for the End of the World

22 Okt , 2018  

Collective nihilism is no better than the lonelier forms of despair.

The revulsion is perhaps a version of the “uncanny valley,” that experience of disturbing familiarity when a simulacrum of a person comes close to impersonating human behavior, so close that its true inhumanity is suddenly illuminated. It’s like that ...

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Necropolitics

Memes and the Reactionary Totemism of the Theft of Joy

12 Aug , 2018  

“Note how they talk about animals, and are moved by them. They make a list of affects. These affects circulate and are transformed within the assemblage.” Deleuze & Guattari

In the summer of 2016 a meme about a sacrificial animal captured the internet. At the Cincinnati Zoo a 200 kg ...

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NonPolitics

The New Right, Neoliberalism, and the Real of Capital

8 Jul , 2018  

Trump/ism and Conjunctural Analysis
The lasting effects of the unresolved financial and economic crisis that began with the bursting of the US housing bubble in 2007 and the ongoing global crisis of accumulation have led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For those
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EconoFiction

Trump und der Protektionismus

10 Jun , 2018  

Beim derzeitigen Handelsstreit zwischen den USA, China und der EU geht es um die “Regulation” von Waren- und Kapitalströmen, um Technologietransfers und um Verträge und Regeln für die multinationalen Unternehmen. Dabei wird die Souveränität der Nationalstaaten schon länger nicht nur durch die neoliberalen Privatisierungswellen reduziert, sie wird auch durch die ...

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EconoFiction

Deutschlands Exportüberschüsse treiben zum Handelskrieg

23 Mrz , 2018  

Deutschland: Drehscheibe und Hauptprofiteur der neoliberalen Globalisierung

Deutschland ist unter den großen Nationen in herausragendem Maß „globalisiert“. Fast zwei Fünftel der produzierten Waren gehen ins Ausland, über ein Drittel aller in Produktion und Konsum abgesetzten Waren kommen aus dem Ausland. Export und Import zusammen beliefen sich 2017 auf 2.313.4 Billionen ...

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EconoFiction

Trump’s Trade Wars Threaten US Foreign Investment

18 Mrz , 2018  

There is a lot of buzz about Trump’s recently launched trade wars, but much of this buzz misses the point. The key issue here is not foreign trade, but foreign investment.

Foreign trade contributes relatively little to US corporate profit. The disaggregate data here are patchy, but if we can ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Social Media, Authoritarian Capitalism, and Donald Trump

16 Feb , 2018  

In the years from 1986 until 1999, the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Jörg Haider with the help of anti-immigration slogans, politics as entertainment, a juvenile and dynamic habitus, as well as ridicule of opponents led his party from a voting share of 9.7% in 1986 to a share ...

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