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Decadence

[‘Decadence’ by Alex Trotter. Originally published in Drunken Boat, No.2, 1994.] There is no decadence from the point of view of humanity. Decadence is a word that ought to be definitively banished from history. ~ Ernest Renan The word “decadence” … Continue reading

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Boycott, Divest, Disrupt: Strategies to End Mandatory Detention : Sydney, May 10

[In Sydney on Saturday, May 10 at UTS: University of Technology, Sydney, CB06.06.103, a panel discussion on strategies to end mandatory detention (Facebook).] On March 7, the Sydney Biennale and Transfield announced that they would go their separate ways. This … Continue reading

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Comments on ‘Hunting Australia’s neo-Nazis’ [The Saturday Paper, April 5, 2014]

As I grow older I see clearly and distinctly what is right and wrong in our way of life and how ridiculous is everything not achieved with one’s own blood and one’s own soul and everything not infused with love. … Continue reading

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The Situationist International: Forty Years On (John Lepper)

The Situationist International: Forty Years On John Lepper Socialism and Democracy Vol.26, No.1 (March 2012) Mackenzie Wark, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International (London/New York: Verso, 2011). Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Spectacular Capitalism: … Continue reading

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Confronting Neoliberal Regimes: The Post-Marxist Embrace of Populism and Realpolitik (Boris Frankel)

Anti-German Translation has a post discussing Faces of the new right (April 18, 2010). It makes reference to the US journal Telos, Danny Postel’s essay ‘The metamorphosis of Telos: A splintered journal pokes into its own contradictions’ (In These Times, … Continue reading

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Through a Glass Darkly: Alain Badiou’s critique of anarchism (Benjamin Noys)

Blah blah blah Alain Badiou blah blah blah anarchism blah blah blah… Through a Glass Darkly: Alain Badiou’s critique of anarchism Benjamin Noys Anarchist Studies, Vol.16, No.2 (2008) ABSTRACT The French philosopher Alain Badiou is one of a number of … Continue reading

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Smash! Magnavox! Spectacle! Videocracy!

Sweet. Erik Gandini is, inter alia, a filmmaker. You may remember him from such films as The Boatjacking of Supership 79, Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms! and Surplus: terrorized into being consumers. Erik has a new film: Videocracy. … Continue reading

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Bloggy Tuesday

Splintered Sunshine has some interestink Reflections on Iran and Again on the racist attacks in South Belfast. Also on Iran, see : News from the struggles in Iran, Hands Off the People of Iran: “State organs such as Press TV … Continue reading

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes

The resurrection of Guy Debord The Guardian March 18, 2009 “The situationist arch-rebel has finally been recognised as a ‘national treasure’ in France – but would he have appreciated it?” Who cares. He’s dead. And the nature of Monkey is… … Continue reading

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Mills on May ’68

Demanding the Impossible, Jennifer Mills, newmatilda, May 2008. Choice quotes: “The movement’s strengths were its diversity and spontaneity, which is why it’s so often quoted by anarchists when they’re trying to tell people what to do. But those strengths are … Continue reading

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