Monthly Archives: October 2011

The persistence of the colour line

From Joel Olson, ‘Whiteness and the 99%’.  

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War on the cottages… of philosophy

If, following Jameson, the situational representation of one’s place in a shifting, contradictory and impalpable totality is the stake of an aesthetics of cognitive mapping, then it is inseparable from modern philosophy and its mutations – especially once the primacy … Continue reading

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The three fates

“So in a declining state of society we have the increasing misery of the worker; in an advancing state, complicated misery; and in the terminal state, static misery.” Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, in Early Writings, p. 286.    


The sphere of exploitation

“When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a ‘super-entity’ of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – … Continue reading


This is what monopoly looks like…

“The principal and primary function of banks is to serve as middlemen in the making of payments. In so doing they transform inactive money capital into active, that is, into capital yielding a profit; they collect all kinds of money … Continue reading

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Drama no longer fits into our world

“We gathered the technical materials. I myself made inquiries of several specialists as well as of the exchange in Breslau and Vienna, and at the end Brecht himself began to study political economy. He asserted that the machinations of the … Continue reading

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Clash Atlas

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