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In the course of an investigation into racism and abuse at detention centres where people seeking asylum in Russia are kept, the BBC Russian Service recently asked Russia’sFederal Migration Service (FMS) to comment on the situation at the Ochyor Immigration Centre, near Perm in the Ural mountains. The response from Konstantin Poltoranin, the official spokesman for the Service, took everyone...
The alienation of the worker from his product means not only that his labor...– Karl Marx (via marxist-feminism)
The suppression of critical thinking usually starts early. A five-year-old girl,...– Erich Fromm, The Fear of Freedom (This is so unsettling to read…we have no way of knowing how much of this has taken place in our own lives) (via digitalpidgin) it is unsettling, but that kind of conditioning is not omnipotent. we are not agentless automatons, determined wholly by terrible...
Socialist Girl from rally a couple weeks ago - m4w... →
Craigslist - Missed Connections I’m not sure if you’re from Madison or out of town, but I’ve seen you a couple of times since February 14th. We’ve made eye contact, and the several times we have, your eyes seem to say “Let’s ditch this liberal AFL-CIO dominated rally and go take over a workplace!” If only, compañera, if only. I thought you should...
Here I would like really to be clear, and I stand by my joke. I will try to...– Slavoj Zizek provides an explanation for a joke that he tells in his book, First as Tragedy, then as Farce. Given during his lecture “What does it mean to be a revolutionary today?” at Marxism 2009, Bloomsbury. The joke: In the good old days of Really Existing Socialism, a joke popular...
Roma hunting season set to continue →
At a time when the EU has called on member states to make greater efforts to integrate Roma living on their territories, Viktor Orbán’s government, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union, continues to turn a blind eye to the ongoing campaign to intimidate “Gypsy criminals” conducted by far-right Magyar groups.
I was doing some paper on the Russian Revolution and it struck me that this...– Walter Rodney, “Lenin as a Revolutionary Intellectual,” from Walter Rodney Speaks (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
An elderly Georgian woman was scavenging for copper to sell as scrap when she...– From “Georgian woman cuts off web access to whole of Armenia” Via The Guardian This is a perfect metaphor for surviving in a neo-liberal capitalist world and over-dependence on technology. Hustlin’ for copper and cutting some wires… (via modernandmaterialthings)
and another thing! it’s deeply depressing... →
ontologicalterrorist: digitalpidgin: heksenhaus: and another thing! it’s deeply depressing to just hear so much political yammering and yattering about ‘deficits’ and ‘budgets’ when we have the fucking technology and resources to live in a fucking post-scarcity world. man, just… fuck capitalism. makes me think of that quote from the manifesto: “Society suddenly finds itself put back...
Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World... →
pieto: Transcript of a speech Flynn made to students at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb on Nov. 8, 1962.
… Walter Benjamin’s old thesis ‘every rise of Fascism bears...– Slavoj Zizek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce something i have been thinking about lately, reading biographies both of rosa luxemburg and antonio gramsci…
An open letter from Alain Badiou to Jean-Luc Nancy... →
Yes, dear Jean-Luc, the position you adopt in favour of ‘Western’ intervention in Libya was indeed a sorry surprise for me. Didn’t you notice right from the start the palpable difference between what is happening in Libya and what is happening elsewhere? How in both Tunisia and Egypt we really did see massive popular gatherings, whereas in Libya there is nothing of the kind? An Arabist...
In its rational form it is a scandal and abomination to bourgeoisdom and its...– Marx, on his dialectical methodology. In Capital, Vol I
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