Federal agents, in a totally unprecedented move, have been unleashed on the people of Portland to stalk, arrest, and disappear all for the crime of protesting police brutality.Read More It’s Happening Here
“In hindsight, we all should’ve seen this coming. The onrushing descent into a cyberpunk dystopian hellscape would only call for a totally cyberpunk response. I’m referring, of course, to Anonymous Juneteenth’s present to the world better known as #BlueLeaks, a steaming data dump on the face of the pigs that rivals Wikileaks in size and scope.”Read More A Totally Gibson Plot Twist
When Boris Johnson condemned Black Lives Matter protesters as ‘thugs’ recently, he may or may have not fully realised the racialised significance of what he was doing. Thug – as a term – has a long colonial history which, ironically, further paints the Prime Minister as having a somewhat romanticised view of colonialism.Read More On Thuggery – A Brief History of a Racialised Term
The argument against our legal freedoms being encroached upon is more complex than good versus evil, or goodies and baddies. That the radical right and the conspiracy theorists have a narrative driven by opposing the government encroaching upon our freedoms does not mean that they have occupied all possible narratives about it.Read More The Radical Left Have Cards to Play. The Rest are Bluffing.
With hard times coming ahead, only solidarity will save us from the ruins. Long queues in foodbanks and support networks indicate that people are beginning to starve in many areas of every city. Uncertainty appears enhanced as a material way of being for many precarious popular classes who lost their jobs and do not know if they will ever return to work. While neighbours are supporting neighbours, the political opportunism of the right is seeking to catalyse the social catastrophe.Read More Covid19, the far-right and upper-class revolt in Spain
By Emilio Bueno (Writing from Vera, Spain) The neutral ideology We are constantly witnessing how the right and left-wing are fighting, debating what is good for people or what is not. But today, in the times of the coronavirus, attention has shifted towards the management of the crisis. In this struggle, another point of view […]Read More Coronavirus and “Common Sense”
Selfish, reckless people, we are told, are responsible for the extent and speed of the spread of coronavirus. The general public are flocking to parks and beaches in spite of the current lockdown. ‘How dare they?’ we hear, when the truth is that the general public have more time and less money than they are used to living with, and the prospect of several months alone in a small flat is not an easy one.Read More The Radical Act of Taking Up Space
Contrary to what most media outlets and leaders want us to think, social distancing is far from a new phenomenon. What is new is its practical dimension.Read More Agamben, Zizek, and the Virus: An Attempt at an Anti-Authoritarian Synthesis