August 24, 2014
#FlyLo

#FlyLo

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August 23, 2014
Afropunk

Afropunk

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August 23, 2014
Getting set to teach #IGOV382 this fall @IGOV_UVic. Resurgence reading: Alfred, King, Simpson & more. It’s going to be a busy fall.

Getting set to teach #IGOV382 this fall @IGOV_UVic. Resurgence reading: Alfred, King, Simpson & more. It’s going to be a busy fall.

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August 19, 2014
"To live under late modern occupation is to experience a permanent condition of ‘being in pain’: fortified structures, military posts, and roadblocks everywhere; buildings that bring back painful memories of humiliation, interrogations, and beatings; curfews that imprison hundreds of thousands in their cramped homes every night from dusk to day- break; soldiers patrolling the unlit streets, frightened by their own shadows; children blinded by rubber bullets; parents shamed and beaten in front of their families…bones broken; shootings and fatalities—a certain kind of madness"

— Achille Mbembe, "Necropolitics"

August 18, 2014
"The essential function of the representation each society gives of itself is to influence the way in which each body is represented to itself, and through this to influence the structure of the psyche. The modern State is therefore first of all the constitution of each body into a molecular State, imbued with bodily integrity by way of territorial integrity, molded into a closed entity within a self, as much in opposition to the “exterior world” as to the tumultuous associations of its own penchants—which it must contain—and in the end required to comport itself with its peers as a good law-abiding subject, to be dealt with, along with other bodies, according to the universal proviso of a sort of private international law of ‘civilized’ habits. In this way the more societies constitute themselves in States, the more their subjects embody the economy. They monitor themselves and each other, they control their emotions, their movements, their inclinations, and believe that they can expect the same self-control from others. They make sure never to get carried away where it might prove fatal, and stay cooped up in a room of their own where they can “let themselves go” at their leisure. Sheltered there, withdrawn within their frontiers, they calculate, they predict, they become a waypoint between past and future, and tie their fate to the most probable link between the two. That’s it: they link up, put themselves in chains and chain themselves to each other, countering any type of excess. Fake self-control, restraint, self-regulation of the passions, extraction of a sphere of shame and fear—bare life—the warding off of all forms-of-life and a fortiori of any play established between them."

— Tiqqun, Introduction to Civil War [PDF]

August 18, 2014
decolonizingmedia:

Decolonize the Racist Police State: #Ferguson
"The militarization of the police is not an aberration—it is the necessary condition of a society based on hierarchy and domination. It is not just the police that have been militarized, but our entire way of life. Anyone who does not see this is not living on the business end of the guns. These are the forces of peace and justice, the mechanisms that “keep the peace” in a dramatically imbalanced social order.”
— What They Mean When They Say Peace

decolonizingmedia:

Decolonize the Racist Police State: #Ferguson

"The militarization of the police is not an aberration—it is the necessary condition of a society based on hierarchy and domination. It is not just the police that have been militarized, but our entire way of life. Anyone who does not see this is not living on the business end of the guns. These are the forces of peace and justice, the mechanisms that “keep the peace” in a dramatically imbalanced social order.”

What They Mean When They Say Peace

August 18, 2014

Fred Moten - “Collective Head” (April 2014 @ NYU)

I had the opportunity to attend Fred’s talk while I was in New York City this past year. He is a profound, beautiful thinker and incredible writer whose work inspires me in countless and ever-expanding ways. So happy to have found this.

August 18, 2014
Connection, contention & creativity.

Connection, contention & creativity.

August 18, 2014

Lusine - “Arterial EP”

#musicmonday

August 15, 2014
"…the politics of the new millennium are shaping up to be a politics not of time or of space but of appearance. So instead of Debord or James or Lefebvre a new radical syllabus is shaping up today: Virilio’s The Aesthetics of Disappearance, Lyotard’s The Inhuman, or Levinas’s On Escape."

— Alexander Galloway, ‘Black Bloc, Black Box’ (via spiritandteeth)