Tag Archives: capitalism

Now: The Invisible Committee (1)

It’s useless to wait-for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. … Continue reading

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The Commodification of Moments

Reflections on the appropriation of intimacy, affectivity, of moments as commodity, from a friend of Autonomies, danny champion …

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The plunder of tourism: Lisbon

There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We’ll dream of being blind. Paul Virilio Mass urban tourism condemns a city to branding, a product to be consumed, a spectacle to … Continue reading

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Standing with Standing Rock

“State security services in North Dakota have used tear gas and water hoses against hundreds of activists protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters also reported being hit with rubber bullets and percussion grenades on a bridge just north of … Continue reading

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Against labour, labour capital: The right to be lazy

We close our review of anti-work and anti-capitalist literature with Paul Lafargue’s essay, The right to be lazy.  With no intent to be exhaustive, and in no way considering that all has been said about the subject, the exercise was … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The original affluent society

Marshall Sahlin’s essay, The original affluent society, is now a classic text in the critique of labour under capitalism as the path to material well being.  For those not versed in the lessons of the abundance of simplicity, when jobs … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: The phenomenon of bullshit jobs

David Graeber’s essay, On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs, reflects upon the moral-disciplinary role of work in an age when contemporary capitalism renders most work redundant due to technological development and automaisation.  We work not because we need to satisfy … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Against the totalitarianism of capital, the destruction of work

Life unbridled, a venture into the absolute other, requires the total destruction not only of ‘my’ work, but of the very concept of work and economy as the basis of human relations. Everything that led to the possibility of workers … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital … play!

In the domain of our life excess manifests in itself in so far as violence wins over reason. Work demands the sort of conduct where effort is in a constant ration with productive efficiency. It demands rational behaviour where the … Continue reading

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Against labour, against capital: Anti-politics against capitalism

A precondition for reestablishing the perspective of action is to make a final and clear break with all “politics” in the institutional sense. Today, the only possible form of “politics” is radical separation from the world of politics and its … Continue reading

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