Roundup #3

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

What’s going on now is the reappearance of the crisis that should have happened in the mid-1970s.”

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

And the fact that only 74 percent of participants knew that the Earth revolved around the sun is perhaps less alarming than the fact that only 48 percent knew that humans evolved from earlier species of animals.”

Speech on the Kurdish Struggle at EZLN Capitalist Hydra Seminar by Havin Guneser

“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…”

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

At current rates, Harvard biologist E.O Wilson says, “half the world’s great forests have already been leveled, and half the world’s plant and animal species may be gone by the end of this century.” Corporations aren’t necessarily evil – although plenty are diabolically evil – but they can’t help themselves.”

The age of humanism is ending by Achille Mbembe

Neoliberal capitalism has left in its wake a multitude of destroyed subjects, many of whom are deeply convinced that their immediate future will be one of continuous exposure to violence and existential threat…In a world set on objectifying everybody and every living thing in the name of profit, the erasure of the political by capital is the real threat. The transformation of the political into business raises the risk of the elimination of the very possibility of politics.”