Jacobin’s embrace of the far Right has been some time in the making
The concepts of “war of position” and “war of maneuver” are widely, and incorrectly, attributed to Antonio Gramsci. They also serve as a glimpse into longstanding debates over theories of causation and the decisive element in both figurative and literal wars.
Naomi Klein has a piece in the Guardian which is fairly indicative of an argument being made by various socialists and social democrats in moments such as this. Her argument, put simply, is that while racism and misogyny were indeed factors in Trump’s election, it is really ‘neoliberalism’ – the ‘rise of the Davos class’…
Two recent and wide-ranging interviews, one in the UK-based publication Base, another in a forthcoming edition of the Canadian journal Public: Art, Culture, Ideas. And I’ll also be keynoting at the 8th New Materialisms conference – The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture (Paris, June 7-9, 2017), along with Bruno Latour and Rosi Braidotti.
The murders at Pulse’s Latinx night in Orlando on June 11-12, 2016 were the largest massacre on US soil since the US Cavalry opened fire on the Lakota at Wounded Knee Creek just over a century ago. More so, the erasure of Latinx/Indigenous, transgender and Black queers by the gaystream from the Stonewall Riots of…
It’s as if parts of the Left are frantically drawing a magic circle of auto-immunity around Trump rallies, without the ‘as if.’
Fascism is as American as Henry Ford. And Donald Trump.
Visibility is tactical.
A collection of recent writings/discussions, all of which turn around an analysis of transformations of border control systems:
The next edition of New Formations includes an essay of mine that has been the result of rethinking some of the key concepts in Contract & Contagion in the tumult of an almost two-year long boycott and divestment campaign directed against migration detention.
Abstract This paper focuses on the conjunctures between contemporary financial speculation, national security and border control systems for what these can illustrate about changing practices of race and racism.
Reading about the protests against police violence in the US, like many others I noted the issue of police militarization, but wondered more about the shift from the occupation of squares that has characterized many recent large-scale protests and the blockading of highways, bridges and ports.