Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Unwound Live Leaves.

I’m really excited about this: In 2001 we released what was to become our final studio album, Leaves Turn Inside You. It was our most ambitious effort: a double album produced by ourselves in a home studio that we built … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing As A Natural Disaster.

Aposite commentary by the recently deceased Neil Smith: It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster – causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, … Continue reading

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Rethinking rethinking.

Is it just me or is it the case that the people who title their projects ‘rethinking:’ (a) never got it right in the first place and (b) are bound to get it wrong when re-thinking it. Take the current … Continue reading

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More Mattick Jr. on the Crisis.

Good discussion of the historical specificity of capital and money and an interesting discussion of the productive crisis-prone nature of capitalism in this one:

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Paul Mattick Jr. on ‘The Great Recession and the Failure of Capitalism.’

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David Mcnally on The Crisis.

Some talks where McNally outlines his incisive analysis of the crisis:  

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On the demise of Principia Dialectica.

Word from the Anarchist bookfair is that internet trolls were responsible for the demise of Principia Dialectica. I take that mean that the brighter and more receptive members took Negpot’s valid criticism into consideration. Hats off to the actualization of … Continue reading

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Mike Davis on Brigham Young.

Mike Davis on the contradictory emancipatory potential of Brigham Young era Mormonism at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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David McNally on Zombies

The Marxist renaissance man David McNally–who is already a shit hot political economist and commentator on the Marx/Hegel relationship and philosopher of language–also proves himself to be an astute cultural theorist: The problem with prevailing images of apocalyptic zombie capitalism, … Continue reading

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