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Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:31 pm

http://novaramedia.com/

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This discussion is really great, especially the second half of it (from about 35 minutes on) after they've worked up some momentum:

http://novaramedia.com/2012/07/the-refu ... lls-cop-2/

Paolo Virno (discussed):

http://www.generation-online.org/c/fcmultitude3.htm

Debord/Spectacle, full text english pdf:

http://www.antiworld.se/project/referen ... ctacle.pdf

tangential:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinio ... -0025.html

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/ ... capitalism

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Website of james butler, one of the prime movers of the novara website/radio station:

http://piercepenniless.wordpress.com/
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Postby BrandonD » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:55 pm

MacCruiskeen » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:31 pm wrote:http://novaramedia.com/

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This discussion is really great, especially the second half of it (from about 35 minutes on) after they've worked up some momentum:

http://novaramedia.com/2012/07/the-refu ... lls-cop-2/

Paolo Virno (discussed):

http://www.generation-online.org/c/fcmultitude3.htm

Debord/Spectacle, full text english pdf:

http://www.antiworld.se/project/referen ... ctacle.pdf

tangential:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinio ... -0025.html

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/ ... capitalism

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Website of james butler, one of the prime movers of the novara website/radio station:

http://piercepenniless.wordpress.com/


Great conversations, thank you for sharing!
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:54 pm

You're welcome, Brandon. I'll use this thread for links to sites/articles (of which there are a growing number) about the obscene state of things & the urgent need for radical change.

http://www.lacuna.org.uk

[...] Fordism, not neoliberalism, was the exception to capitalist rule. Both before and after this short-lived period of relative prosperity, precarity remained the norm. Whatever stability and prosperity were achieved during the auferious era of capitalism, they were built upon ecologically devastating consumer lifestyles, neocolonial exploitation of the “Third World,” a racialized underclass and the exploitation of women in the home. They also depended on cheap fossil fuels, easy access to credit and an explosive urbanization process, all of which are growth factors impossible to reproduce today. Although these benefits were never extended to more than a fraction of the world’s population, they were and still are the primary justification for global capitalism.

Precarity is a recurrent and defining feature of life under capitalism. What is distinctive about precarity, in its present form, is that it started out as a takeover of the insurrectionist desires and democratic excess unleashed in the late 60s and 70s. The hot decade of the 70s witnessed [...]

http://thedisorderofthings.com/2013/10/ ... sser-work/


We need to challenge the hegemonic ‘common sense’ of market relations, of competitive individualism, of private gain, the denigration of ‘the public’, and much else besides

The existing economic vocabulary is one of the roots of the elite’s ability to maintain the straitjacket we are in, argues Doreen Massey. We need to challenge the current terms of debate and establish a new political terrain.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolic ... ign=buffer


revolting subjects:

http://socialabjection.wordpress.com/re ... -subjects/

imogen tyler's website:

http://socialabjection.wordpress.com/

berardi, the soul at work, pdf:

https://libcom.org/files/Franco%20%27%2 ... tonomy.pdf
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:30 pm

The latest from what has become one of my favourite blogs:

A Room She Never Slept In: The Murder Of Dorothy Kilgallen

by RAZFX 2015-01-18 – 10:21:27

http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2015/01/ ... -19986140/


See also his series of posts on the Boston bombings:

http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/tags/bos ... n-bombing/
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:13 am

This is brilliant: https://theageofausterity.wordpress.com/

Keywords for the Age of Austerity

John Patrick Leary is Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University. I write about literature, history, and politics in the United States and Latin America. On this blog you can find "Keywords for the Age of Austerity" and some of my past writing.

Suggest an austerity keyword via the "Ask me anything" link or via twitter @johnpatleary.

“Keywords for the Age of Austerity” is an occasional series on the vocabulary of inequality. Certain words, as Raymond Williams wrote in his classic Keywords, bind together ways of seeing culture and society. These shared meanings change over time, shaping and reflecting the society in which they are made. Some of the words I will consider here are old, seemingly innocent terms that have acquired a particular fashion or developed a particular new meaning in recent years; others are recent coinages. All of them relate to affinity for hierarchy and a celebration of the virtues of competition, "the marketplace," and the virtual technologies of our time. This series will explore the historical meanings embedded in these words as well as the new meanings that our age has given them.

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Postby bks » Tue May 12, 2015 12:43 pm

Just great stuff on here Mac, thx.
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:01 pm

The Guardian is dead. Long live the OffGuardian!

http://off-guardian.org/

Published on February 10, 2016 Comments 15

Now we are One…

One year ago today five (as we then were) longtime Guardian readers who were being repeatedly censored in and banished from the ironically titled “Comment is Free” sections, got together to create an outlet where they could express themselves freely.

We started with no hopes of a large audience, and mostly we were posting for ourselves, for other censored users of CiF and for the record. To begin with we were getting just a few hundred visitors a week, if that. But – astonishingly – we seemed to strike a chord with many people out there, and our visitors quite quickly began to increase beyond anything we had imagined possible. By early April we were getting thousands – sometimes tens of thousands – of people a day coming to our small website. Those numbers received a large hit when we were forced to re-locate but they recovered, and – thanks in part to the support of wonderful websites like Russian Insider (who have shared so much of our material) and Media Lens – we are a small but thriving voice in the alternate media.

OffG has assumed a place in the lives of the three remaining original founders – and our regular contributors – we could never have foreseen 12 months ago. It’s been hard -even exhausting – work. We are still entirely unfunded and 100% voluntary, so everything we do has to be slotted around work and family and other considerations. There’s been a lot less free time, but the journey has been fascinating, and well worth it.

We take it as an achievement that the Guardian has recently made it clear it will ban people from commenting if they link to OffG, because we make – in their own words – “statements of fact regarding our journalists credibility.”

You see. It’s official. The Graun no longer has any time for statements of fact.

They just spoil the narrative.

We’re not sure which of our Guardian critiques finally pushed them to this. But we like to think it was our portrait of their star Russia Analyst Luke Harding. The man who called Berezovsky “Mr Banana” in order to foil the FSB.

Thanks to all of you out there who support us with your contributions, and your readership. It’s because enough people care about freedom of opinion, suppressed narratives and media integrity that sites such as ours can thrive. Let’s hope we can keep going and thriving for another year.

Happy Birthday to us.

http://off-guardian.org/

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Postby Iamwhomiam » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:31 pm

Sorry to tell you this Mac, but the lookingglass blog is no more. As of Dec. 16.

I was really looking forward to reading this:

http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2015/01/18/in-a-room-she-never-slept-in-the-murder-of-dorothy-kilgallen-19986140/
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:52 am

The Peacock's Tail

Essays on Mathematics and Culture

About:

“The equation on the page of his scribbler began to spread out a widening tail, eyed and starred like a peacock’s; and, when the eyes and stars of its indices had been eliminated, began slowly to fold itself together again. The indices appearing and disappearing were eyes opening and closing; the eyes opening and closing were stars being born and being quenched.”

- from the novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)

https://pavlopoulos.wordpress.com/about/
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Postby Grizzly » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:55 pm

If Barthes can forgive me, “What the public wants is the image of passion Justice, not passion Justice itself.”
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Postby MacCruiskeen » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:07 am

Iamwhomiam » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:31 pm wrote:Sorry to tell you this Mac, but the lookingglass blog is no more. As of Dec. 16.

I was really looking forward to reading this:

http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2015/01/18/in-a-room-she-never-slept-in-the-murder-of-dorothy-kilgallen-19986140/


Belatedly: yes, that is a big loss. I remember reading that some family member had taken the entire site down immediately after Richard Raznikov's death. I can think of no good reason for this, though I believe there was some talk of his blogposts being published as a book, eventually. If anyone is any better informed about this story, please let us know here.

ON EDIT: Didn't realise he'd published a novel, just a couple of years before his death. Looks strange and interesting, and the reviews have been very positive:

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https://www.amazon.com/News-Parallel-Wo ... 1478194448

His Twitter and FB accounts still exist:

https://twitter.com/richardraznikov

https://www.facebook.com/rraznikov

Two obituaries:

Richard Raznikov Obituary - San Francisco, CA
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate ... =174780521

Richard Raznikov, a progressive voice in Marin politics for three decades, dies at 68
http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20150 ... /150509816

Several articles by him at Truthout and elsewhere can also be found by googling his name. But I still don't understand why his (two) blogs have been removed from the Web. Why do that?

This may have been his last public statement:

Richard Raznikov retweeted
Smita Narula‏ @SmitaNarula 13. Dec. 2014

Last words of 7 lives. #MillionsMarchNYC #BlackLivesMater #ICantBreathe
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R.I.P. Richard Raznikov. He was clearly a good man, and he too died too young.

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Postby MacCruiskeen » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:21 pm

Not had much time to look at this site but it looks interesting. I've linked to one of the "weirder" posts. Previous posts appear to be more directly about politics and current affairs and US foreign policy.

Greg Guma / Maverick Media

Media and society in the age of uncertainty / ARCHIVE (2008-2016)

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.de/2009/09 ... yssey.html
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Postby Elvis » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:39 pm

MacCruiskeen » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:21 pm wrote:
Greg Guma / Maverick Media

Media and society in the age of uncertainty / ARCHIVE (2008-2016)

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.de/2009/09 ... yssey.html


Thanks, looks like some terrific essays there!

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