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“If the couple was the primary consumer unit of the past, today this has collapsed, or more accurately been replaced by a new dyad, the individual consumer and her phone. It is hardly news that the goal of the big hookup apps is to keep people single. Tinder has made ...Read More
“When we talk about generations, we’re not talking age cohort astrology for desperate brand managers—we’re talking history. The three big groups that dominate discourse are really three different experiences of empire. The boomers got a full dose, and despite the MAGA paroxysm remain irrationally exuberant about America. While post-empire Gen ...Read More
"When feminists call for the criminalization and delegitimization of sex work, they do not ally themselves with sex-working women. They actively create and cultivate a world in which sex-working women are culturally, legally, and visibly separated from women who do not trade sex. They make sure that they will not ...Read More
I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election. This interference includes, among other things, pressuring a foreign country to investigate one of the ...Read More
Trump Immigration policy has created the reality that immigrants toddlers are appearing alone in court for deportation, separated from their family... meaning they’ll be deported alone without anyone to be their guardian. As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. ...Read More
This is from a year ago, but still very relevant. This quote in particular made me consider the toxic aspects of identity politics in a new light: "What can we do about identity politics? ...Read More
"Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in October 1966 in Oakland, California. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense against the US government and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community-based programs.At its peak in 1969, the party had a membership of 10,000. ...Read More
"New Models speaks with Z, founder of Black Socialists of America (BSA) about the organization's recently launched DUAL POWER MAP: a critical tool for building a new economic order in America within the existing capitalist structure, starting with black worker-owned businesses and co-ops. (w/ @LILINTERNET & Caroline Busta) For ...Read More
Interesting commune magazine “review / essay” obout Ari Aster’s films (Hereditary & Midsommar) and the metaphor about "the true horror is the normative family", it's a compelling critical reading of the family structure. by @reproutopia (Sophie Lewis) ...Read More
"To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of them."
"The most powerful critique of neoliberal culture since the crisis, issued from the margins of the blogosphere. Simon Hammond traces the arc of Mark Fisher’s career, from accelerationism to Capitalist Realism and beyond, in a striking comparison with the critical cultural studies of Stuart Hall." Highly recommended "longread" essay K-PUNK AT LARGE in the new issue of NewLeftReview ...Read More
So what happened to the focused anti-corporate anger Klein describes in the book? In an age of synergistic “brand personalities” with “strong voices”, integrated social media strategies, trend forecasters and micro-influencers, have we given in to the total branding of every aspect of our lives and culture?
For Hito Steyerl's "Drill" we made sonifications of gun violence which were then performed by a marching band. Documentation and sounds now up.