‘Post-factual’ Readings of Neoliberalism, Before and After Trump
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…
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.
Police moved in to Matagarup (colonial name: Heirisson Island) yesterday, site of the Nyoongar Bibbulman Tent Embassy in Perth (Western Australia) — some fifty police, including a line of mounted police and dogs.
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.
There has been a good deal of discussion about the recent elections in Greece and, in particular, SYRIZA’s decision to form a parliamentary alliance with the ultra-nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL).
‘Commodification’ is often used as a short-hand way of defining what capitalism does, but all too often it’s used as a synonym for transaction or exchange. Yet buying and selling are not specific to capitalism and, more importantly, there are consequences in organising a critique of, or opposition to capitalism on the grounds that ‘markets’…
By way of settling an odd bet, here are some footnotes from an old essay on financial crisis, national debt and disciplinary practice in the 1930s (pdf):
An excerpt from C&C, Chapter II. Oikonomia:
[The intro of a text co-authored with Dick Bryan (forthcoming)] Social benefit bonds, otherwise referred to as social impact bonds, are a very recent innovation in the fields of social policy and finance.
In 1843, the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper published the winning entry in its writing competition, awarding Edgar Allan Poe the sum of $100 for his short story “The Gold-Bug.”