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Expressions of Crisis

Theodor W. Adorno: Resignation

in Collapse of Knowledge/What Is To Be Done

“The happiness that dawns in the eye of the thinking person is the happiness of humanity. The universal tendency of oppression is opposed to thought as such. Thought is happiness, even where it defines unhappiness: by enunciating it. By this alone happiness reaches into the universal unhappiness. Whoever does no let it atrophy has not…

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Damian Carrington: Arctic Stronghold of World’s Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts

in Environmental Destruction/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published on May 19, 2017 in The Guardian. It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global…

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Glen Coulthard: For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism Must Die

in Environmental Destruction/Expressions of Crisis/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published on Unsettling America. There is a significant and to my mind problematic limitation that is increasingly being placed on Indigenous efforts to defend our rights and our lands. This constraint involves the type of tactics that are being represented as morally legitimate in our efforts to defend our land and…

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Immanuel Wallerstein and Sasha Lilley: Wallerstein on the End of Capitalism

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis/Mass Dispossession

This interview was originally published by Against the Grain. “Our capitalist world seems mired in crisis, beset by low growth and instability.  Immanuel Wallerstein, the father of world-systems theory, argues that the current malaise goes beyond the periodic fluctuations of the business cycle.  According to him, capitalism’s days are numbered: in 20 to 40 years…

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Institute for Precarious Consciousness: We Are All Very Anxious

in Desertification of Subjective Life/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published on Plan C. Six Theses on Anxiety and Why It is Effectively Preventing Militancy, and One Possible Strategy for Overcoming It 1 1:  Each phase of capitalism has its own dominant reactive affect. 2 Each phase of capitalism has a particular affect which holds it together. This is not a…

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Sergio Ferrari: El 1% de los propietarios en América Latina posee más de la mitad de las tierras agrícolas

in Environmental Destruction/Expressions of Crisis

Originalmente publicado en Aldhea. El 1% de los propietarios de América Latina concentra más de la mitad de las tierras agrícolas. La Organización de la ONU para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), retomó estos datos de un informe de la ONG OXFAM para describir la enorme desigualdad que atraviesa al continente . El tema de…

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Roland Denis – El milagro Kurdo: Ocalam y el sentido de la revolución 1

in Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Originalmente publicado en Aporrea. El mundo en todo el transcurso de la era moderna ha estado plagado de luchas guerrilleras, estallidos rebeldes y luchas socio-políticas de cualquier dimensión pero solo en muy pocas insurgen realmente los pueblos, cobran vida e identidad como máquinas de liberación que se constituyen desde el escenario de su propio levantamiento.…

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Victor M. Toledo: “La Batalla Final Es Civilizatoria” Parte I, II, III y IV

in Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Originalmente publicado en la Jornada. “La batalla de escala civilizatoria es también un rudo encuentro de proyectos. De proyectos de vida contra proyectos de muerte. En ese sentido es probable que el territorio mexicano sea…el laboratorio de una batalla que se reproducirá y multiplicará por todos los rincones del planeta en el futuro próximo.” Los…

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Murray Bookchin: The Communalist Project

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published in the Harbinger, a Social Ecology Journal on September 1, 2002. Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most reactionary—or will simply lapse into a gray era of dismal mediocrity—will depend overwhelmingly upon the kind of social movement and program that social radicals create…

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