#1 Amid This Stony Rubbish
Perspectives 1: Amid This Stony Rubbish
On the fallacies of hope; skip-diving as heuristic; the need for earned pessimism; and on salvage.
Don’t Mourn, Accelerate
Radical theory feels the need for speed. Fad? Frippery? Or fillip? Communism, like the epoch, gets fast and furious.
Marxism for Whores
Hacking through exoticism, shaming and disavowed fascination with a Marx-shaped machete.
Communism Without Guarantees: On Franco Fortini
A reclamation of and (re-)introduction to the scandalously neglected expounder of a salvage-Marxism avant la lettre.
On fidelity with melancholy and without illusions.
Bring Back Fanon
In respect, with disputational marginalia, and in gratitude.
To Be Young in a Time of Crisis
In the brutalised and storied Greek nation, with tragedy in surplus, every particular death can be an optic into the crisis.
From Ferguson to #BlackLivesMatter
Updates from the frontiers of grief and unfolding rage, as the streets challenge a police methodology of racialised murder.
LAURA OLDFIELD FORD
From ‘Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC’
Art. The painted records of a year’s investigative walking of the London/Surrey borders.
Neoliberalism as the Agent of Capitalist Self-Destruction
What happens when strategies for management become autophagous? If the rich ruin the predicates of their richness?
Wish We Were Here: A Melancholy Postcard
Snapshots from a visit to Greece, frozen frames from the early days of an embattled rebellion.
Against the Anthropocene
On epochs, agency, accumulation, ideology, industrialism, agriculture, and the necessary indifference to catastrophe.
Art. The traces and record of a performance.
They’re Not Racist But: UKIP and the Crisis of Britain
Towards a genealogy and analysis of a loathsome British symptom, and on the shrewdness of faux dissidents and hard-right ‘clowns’.
Extract from ‘ANNONAY’
The Ectoplasm of Neoliberalism
Art. A collage on violence.
Re-asking the Housing Question
Bricks and mortar after Engels, the assetisation of the home, commodified shelter, bubbles and trouble and class struggle.
KUNLE WIZEMAN AJAYI
They Know It, Muammar
The Limits of Utopia
Bad Hope as the enemy of revolt, in an era of too much, as well as too little, utopia; too much apocalypse; too much their crossbreed.
Building a Sex Workers’ Trade Union:
Challenges and Perspectives
The grind of unionisation in a sector at the sharp end not only of mainstream, but of too much left and ‘feminist’, spite.
KUNLE WIZEMAN AJAYI
Wake Sankara, Burkina Is Red Again
NICHOLAS BEURET AND GARETH BROWN
Dancing on the Grave:
Salvage, The Walking Dead and the End of Days
A digging and sifting in the boneyards and junkyards of culture,
to find out where we are. There will be shambling and decay.
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow: Indian Fascism Now
In a moribund politics, ruins may be that which is most alive. Against the fantasies of reaction, a submerged history of water.
Milton Friedman: An Obituary
(Meta)Fiction. One last laugh from the godfather of the yuks in a wry and moving eulogy.