The #PoliceCrackdownBill and the Fight Ahead

If we want to defeat the bill, we must make it completely impracticable as an enforceable piece of legislation.

Great Griefs: Notes on the US Election

Bidenfreude: relief absent the slightest joy. How better to make use of it than to consider what the fuck happened?

Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

Graeber’s _Bullshit Jobs_ was a best-seller, but its critique of modern work has only just begun to impact conventional leftist politics. The same goes for his major ‘theoretical’ work, _Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value_ – a more academic, but richly insightful, work. His insights should offer critical guidance to the Left, in today’s bleak political context.

Salvage Perspectives #9: That Hideous Strength

Far more of Biden’s voters chose him on the basis of opposing the other candidate, than did Trump’s. Should the Democratic vote collapse, should turnout slide again, as seems eminently likely, particularly on the basis of this unenthusiastic foundation, it is not unlikely that a Trump-style candidate – if not Trump himself – could achieve a majority of the popular vote as well as an electoral college win. 

Getting Dressed for a Pandemic

I’ve been wearing the same shit this whole time.

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Prepared for the Worst: Disaster Nationalism

The overall psychological improvement was outpacing the material advantage. Richard Grunberg, A Social History of the Third Reich If individuals behaved like groups, they would be classified as mad. Hannah Segal I. Disaster nationalism is the kairos theory of the new...

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ISSUE 9: AUTUMN / WINTER 2020

That Hideous Strength

 

Acting as if one is Already Free: David Graeber’s Political Economy and the Strategic Impasse of the Left

Graeber’s _Bullshit Jobs_ was a best-seller, but its critique of modern work has only just begun to impact conventional leftist politics. The same goes for his major ‘theoretical’ work, _Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value_ – a more academic, but richly insightful, work. His insights should offer critical guidance to the Left, in today’s bleak political context.

Great Griefs: Notes on the US Election

Bidenfreude: relief absent the slightest joy. How better to make use of it than to consider what the fuck happened?

Salvage Perspectives #9: That Hideous Strength

Far more of Biden’s voters chose him on the basis of opposing the other candidate, than did Trump’s. Should the Democratic vote collapse, should turnout slide again, as seems eminently likely, particularly on the basis of this unenthusiastic foundation, it is not unlikely that a Trump-style candidate – if not Trump himself – could achieve a majority of the popular vote as well as an electoral college win. 

Stand Back: Reflections on a Memoir I Wrote Too Soon

Everywhere we look there are plantation managers and overseers, kneeling over black bodies, shooting into crowds, ramming jeeps through protest lines, chasing joggers, calling the cops, demanding rent.

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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

A place to call home. A simple thing. Labour once had a vision, housing for everyone, though what makes a home is perhaps not so simple. As Kim Dovey writes, home is deeply intertwined with our identity. It centres the relationship between ourselves and the earth,...