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Memes Without End

Taken from Ill Will Editions What counts is no longer the statement of wind, but the wind.  —Georges Bataille The revolt against police power in the wake of George Floyd’s murder forms the unsurpassable horizon of our moment. The limits it hit upon mark out the boundary of our political and vit…

“On the Determination in the Last Instance,” from Le principe de minorité (1981)

Let us assume difference as absolutely indifferent to Being, even indifferent to this indifference par excellence which is Being: is this a skeptical principle of non-knowledge or rather the positive principle of an a-logical knowledge, of a gnosis before the universal horizon of the logos and which…

Politicizing Sadness

(chtodelat.org) More than five years after the insurrection of that Argentine December of 2001 we bear witness to the changing interpretations and moods around that event. For many of us sadness was the feeling that accompanied a phase of this winding becoming. This text rescues a moment in the elab…

On the Researcher-MilItant / Über den Forschenden Militanten

Translated by Sebastian Touza 1 At long last we have learned that power – the state, understood as a privileged locus of change – is not the site, par excellence, of the political. As Spinoza stated long ago, such power is the place of sadness and of the most absolute impotence. Thus we turn…

Techno is the Message. Reflections on the Short Circuits of the Electronic Music Industry

Taken from the book Ultrablack of Music ntroduction – The following fragments constitute a series of reflections on techno music and technoculture. They are presented unsystematically as a testimony to the way we communicate on the internet. The key thread that unites these thoughts is the idea th…

A letter to friends from the desert

From lundi matin #235 (23/03/2020) … Dear friends, There are few things more comforting in life than writing letters to one’s dearest friends at a time like this. I hope that this one will find you healthy and beautiful, as I guard you in me. Some of us are living in great suffering these days…

Reading Karen Barad’s Interview in New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies

“Agential realism is not a manifesto, it does not take for granted that all is or will or can be made manifest. On the contrary, it is a call, a plea, a provocation, a cry, a passionate yearning for an appreciation of, attention to the tissue of ethicality that runs through the world.” – Kare…

Black Box East: The Gum You Like, or: A Letter from the Western Borders of Shanzhai

By the beginning of summer 2020, the reality of the pandemic was more than obvious yet most of the people I was talking to were hopeful about things getting better quite soon. I was waiting for the acceptance letter from East China Normal University that I would soon receive, and moving to Shanghai…

Critique of the concept of abstract labor

The attempt of Marxist economists to finally get hold of the concept of abstract labor (in relation to that of concrete labor) was, of course, preceded by Marx’s critique of classical national economics, whose adepts got caught in an extraordinary circle when they defined labor as the source of al…

World accumulation and planetary life, or, why capitalism will not survive until the ‘last tree is cut

How does capitalism work through the web of life? How can we begin to understand capitalism not simply as an economic system of markets and production and a social system of class and culture, but as a way of organising nature? I’ve argued that this is a co-produced relation, that capitalism makes…

Ten Thousand Million

Taken from the book Ultrablack of Music The vast world Sound is blackened through and through. All sound objects in this world are becoming more and more dark: ten thousand million electronic sounds called »Preset 01«; ten thousand million concrète sounds called »rec 01«; ten thousand million r…

The working class and the middle classes: Allies in a common anti-neoliberal strategy?

John Milios & George Economakis Austerity constitutes the cornerstone of neoliberal policies. On the surface, itworks as a strategy of reducing entrepreneurial cost. Austerity reduces labour costs ofthe private sector, increases profit per (labour) unit cost and thereon boosts the profitrate. It is…

The technological zombie

Technology can turn us into zombies, as Concordia University student Aaron Ansuini bitterly discovered. While searching for the email address for his professor Francois-Marc Gagnon, he instead found his obituary. The long-time lecturer in Art History was teaching a full online class in Spring 2021 e…

From Commodities to Assets / Capital as Power and the Ontology of Finance

Introduction The wealth of societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails appears as an immense collection of commodities assets. — paraphrasing Karl Marx The mirages revolt The financial meltdown of 2008 presented an opportunity to examine certain fundamental premises of how we und…

Jesús Suaste Cherizola Wins the 2021 CASP Essay Prize

As some of you may know, I recently became the editor of the Review of Capital as Power (RECASP), a journal that publishes research on the power underpinnings of capitalism. Each year, RECASP hosts an essay competition. I’m proud to announce that the winner of this year’s prize is Jesús Suaste…

HOSTING THE GHOST: ON LIMBO AESTHETICS / Alienocene 9

– It’s not the first time in history that the possibility of vhumanity’s extinction is taken seriously. Let’s think about Günther Anders, highlighting humanity’s capacity to produce its self-destruction thanks to the atomic bomb; let’s think about Hans Jonas, warning us that “the peac…

Derivative communism or barbarism

In Marx’s time, the proletarian potential for resistance did not arise primarily, as some Marxists still like to wish, from the struggle against the commodity form, but rather it was the techno-economic conditions of the transition from wood to coal as a source of energy that also provided for new…

How the History of Class Struggle is Written on the Stock Market

It was a Thursday in August when all hell broke loose. The place was Logan County, West Virginia. The year was 1921. Over the next week, one million rounds of ammunition would be fired. Up to a hundred people were killed. All told, it was the largest armed uprising since the American Civil War. Yet…

The Productivity of Bullshit Jobs

 recently read David Graeber’s book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. If you’re not familiar, David Graeber is the anthropologist who wrote Debt: The First 5000 Years, a seminal book on the history of money and credit. In Bullshit Jobs, Graeber takes aim at pointless work. Graeber describes a bullshi…

Revolutionary Theses

Back to Basics: Theses on and Observations about the Struggle in France 1. Women’s self-defense is at the heart of individual and social emancipation. Freed from governmental and authoritarian feminism, the will to eradicate patriarchal behavior is the surest means of putting an end to the fear of…

The Flow of Matter

This has led to an inverted understanding of the earth and our relationship to it. We have posited ourselves and the earth as profound reversals of the general movement of the universe, which flows, cycles, and dissipates entropically. 1  The crowning achievement of reversal is anthropocentrism. 2…

The Rule of Money

“Here [amongst the down-and-outs in the slums of Vauxhall], the loud self-assertion of Modern Progress – which has reformed so much in manners, and altered so little in men – meets the flat contradiction that scatters its pretensions to the winds.  Here, while the national prosperity feasts…

Eco-fascism: The Rhetoric of the Virus

The history of eco-fascism is somewhat cloudy, but its origin draws from the previously existent eugenics movement and combines it with a form of hideous ecological disguise that aims to justify its murderous elements. The eco-fascists, more or less, are the same people Murray Bookchin described as…

Communism Is The Riddle Posed To History

An especially rough draft of a book chapter for the forthcoming collection, Neoliberalism and its Double-Binds (2022) ] On May 24, we admired on television the impressive Paris demonstration called by the central CGT trade union. Throughout the country were other demonstrations. We were jubilant. If…

Asiatic Mode of Production

The AMP refers to the structural elements of a special type of pre-capitalist societies: a) absence of private property of the means of production, b) collective organization (economic, political and ideological) of the ruling class in a despotic state, c) collective organization of the ruled-labori…


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