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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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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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Huey Newton: Speech At Boston College

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Speech originally given at Boston College on November 18, 1970. Power to the people, brothers and sisters. I would like to thank you for my presence here tonight because you are responsible for it. I would be in a maximum‐security penitentiary if it were not for the power of the people. Chairman, for Ericka Huggins,…

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Eric Draitser: A Crisis In Black Politics? A Conversation With Pascal Robert

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions

Originally published on stopimperialism.org on March 29, 2017. “Eric Draitser sits down with political commentator Pascal Robert to discuss what he describes as the crisis of Black politics in America. Eric and Pascal examine the legacy of Obama on Black politics, and how that legacy negatively impacts Black America in the Age of Trump. This…

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Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End? (¿Cómo terminará el capitalismo? – incluído en Español)

in Causes of Crisis/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Economic Crisis

This article was originally published in the New Left Review.  En español aquí. There is a widespread sense today that capitalism is in critical condition, more so than at any time since the end of the Second World War. [1] Looking back, the crash of 2008 was only the latest in a long sequence of political…

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Maurizio Lazzarato and Éric Alliez: To Our Enemies ( A Nuestros Enemigos – incluído en Español)

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/Global Eliminationist War/Mass Dispossession

Originally published in e-flux. En español aquí. 1. We are living in the time of the subjectivation of civil wars.We did not leave the period of triumph of the market, automation of governmentality, and depoliticization of the economy of debt to go back to the era of “world views” and the conflicts between them. We…

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Seymour M. Hersh: The Redirection

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Global Eliminationist War

This article was originally published on March 5, 2007 in The New Yorker. A STRATEGIC SHIFT In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The “redirection,” as some inside the White House…

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Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar: “Pensar las condiciones de una política no estadocéntrica”

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions

Originalmenle publicado en alainet el 28 de julio de 2017. Charlar con la socióloga, matemática y luchadora social mexicana, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, empaparse de una visión que se nutre fundamentalmente desde las luchas populares, desde abajo, y confrontarla con las experiencias y saberes producidos en el marco de la «Revolución Bolivariana» venezolana, hace de este,…

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Eric Cheyfitz: The Disinformation Age

in Causes of Crisis/Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Podcast

“My meaning of disinformation is a real historical break in political discourse so that what begins to happen – and it is reflexive rather than conscious or planned by any particular entity – is that another history starts to emerge which itself is detached from actual history. That [detached] history takes hold and becomes the status…

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Cornel West: Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Nov 17, 2016 in The Guardian. The neoliberal era in the United States ended with a neofascist bang. The political triumph of Donald Trump shattered the establishments in the Democratic and Republican parties – both wedded to the rule of Big Money and to the reign of meretricious politicians. The…

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