Selective readings of neoliberalism

… and, implicitly, of fascism: ‘Post-factual’ Readings of Neoliberalism, Before and After Trump, at Society & Space. I’d also recommend Ananya Roy’s “Divesting From Whiteness” while you’re there, and others.

Mi existir es resistir. Estamos aqui

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…

Commodification

‘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’…

Footnotes

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):