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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/Radio Bemba

“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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Damian Carrington: Record-breaking Climate Change Pushes World into ‘Uncharted Territory’

in Environmental Destruction/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published on March 20, 2017 in The Guardian. The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across…

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David Graeber: Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

in Causes of Crisis/Collapse of Knowledge/Desertification of Subjective Life

This article was originally published in The Baffler. A secret question hovers over us, a sense of disappointment, a broken promise we were given as children about what our adult world was supposed to be like. I am referring not to the standard false promises that children are always given (about how the world is…

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Achille Mbembe: The age of humanism is ending

in Desertification of Subjective Life/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published on Dec 22, 2016 in Mail & Guardian. There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016. Under Israeli occupation for decades, Gaza will still be the biggest open prison on Earth. In the United States, the killing of black people at the hands of the police…

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Richard Smith: Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans

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

This article was originally published Nov 10, 2013 in Truthout. As global capitalist economic growth accelerates planetary ecological collapse, this article, originally published on November 10, 2013, argues that – impossible as it may seem at present – only the most radical solution – the overthrow of global capitalism, the construction of a mostly publicly-owned and…

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Havin Guneser: On Kurdish Struggle at EZLN Hydra Seminar

in Causes of Crisis/Expressions of Crisis/Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

“Without understanding how masculinity was socially formed, one cannot analyze the institution of state and therefore will not be accurately be able to define the war and power culture related to statehood… This is what paved the way for femicide and the exploitation and colonization of peoples…” Listen to the full talk by Havin Guneser…

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Samantha Grossman: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun

in Collapse of Knowledge/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Feb 16, 2014 at Time. A National Science Foundation study involving 2,200 participants find that about 25 percent of Americans got this question wrong: ‘Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?’ Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun…

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Paul Mattick with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav: The Economic Crisis in Fact and Fiction

in Causes of Crisis/Economic Crisis/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published June 3, 2011 in The Brooklyn Rail. Paul Mattick’s most recent book, Business as Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Capitalism, was just published by Reaktion Books. In late April, he sat down with John Clegg and Aaron Benanav of the journal Endnotes. Rail: Recent reports suggest that…

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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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