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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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Dilar Dirik: Building Democracy without the State

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

This article was originally published in ROAR Magazine. “When people first came to our house a few years ago to ask if our family would like to participate in the communes, I threw stones at them to keep them away,” laughs Bushra, a young woman from Tirbespiye, Rojava. The mother of two belongs to an…

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Kali Akuno: Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era

in Causes of Crisis/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis/Global Eliminationist War/Mass Dispossession/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published Sep 4, 2015 in Counterpunch. Since the rebellion in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Black people throughout the United States have been grappling with a number of critical questions such as why are Black people being hunted and killed every 28 hours or more by various operatives of the law?…

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Pablo González Casanova: Crisis: Tendencias y alternativas

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

Este artículo fue publicado originalmente el 20 de octubre de 2016 en La Jornada. El sistema de dominación y acumulación en que vivimos -conocido como capitalismo- tiene como atractor principal: la acumulación de poder y riquezas. En su comportamiento actual, para lograr sus fines el sistema emplea todos los modos de producción que lo precedieron.…

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Krisis Group: Manifesto Against Labour

in Causes of Crisis/Desertification of Subjective Life/Economic Crisis/Expressions of Crisis/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published Dec 31, 1999 by the Krisis Group. 1. The rule of dead labour A corpse rules society – the corpse of labour. All powers around the globe formed an alliance to defend its rule: the Pope and the World Bank, Tony Blair and Jörg Haider, trade unions and entrepreneurs, German…

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Saskia Sassen: Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

in Expressions of Crisis/Mass Dispossession

This article was originally published Nov 24, 2015 in The Guardian. Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? From mid-2013 to mid-2014, corporate buying of existing properties exceeded $600bn (£395bn) in the top 100…

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Immanuel Wallerstein: Secular Stagnation, or is it worse?

in Causes of Crisis/Economic Crisis/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Sep 15, 2016 in Agence Global.  The world’s economists have been wrestling with something they have found difficult to explain. Why is it that stock market prices have continued to go up despite the fact that something called growth seems to be stagnant? In mainstream economic theory, it’s not supposed…

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Workshop Analysis: “They Thought They Had Taken Power. In Reality They Were Taken By It.”

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis/Read/Workshop Analysis
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Interview with Alvaro Reyes (the Workshop for Intercommunal Study) By Tassos Tsakiroglou (Εfimerida ton Syntakton) [Original in Greek Here] What are the lessons from the contradictory relationship between social movements in Latin America and the “progressive governments” that these movements helped bring to power? I believe that the Latin American movements of the last three…

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EZLN: Get Organized (On the Elections)

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis/What Is To Be Done

This piece is published in Critical Thought in the Face of the Capitalist Hydra (2016) April-May 2015 To the compas of the Sixth: To those who are reading because this interests them, even if they’re not part of the Sixth: These days, just as every time this thing they call the “electoral process” rolls around,…

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Anselm Jappe: Politics Without Politics

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis

This article was originally published Nov 5, 2014 in The Brooklyn Rail. At first, the “primacy of politics” was a pet notion of Hitler’s jurist, Carl Schmitt. But for some time now the “radical” left has hitched its wagon to a “return of the political” in which “politics” per se is looked on as the…

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