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Why read Lukács? The place of “philosophical” questions in Marxism. Chris CutroneThe Last MarxistA response toMike Macnair .Whatever one thinks of Chris Cutrone or Platypus, the organization’s controversial rhetoric, methods, and antics, the following is an excellent essay and response in the (still ongoing) exchange between Platypus and the CPGB.

Why read Lukács? The place of “philosophical” questions in Marxism

This was first presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, January 11, 2014. A video recording is available here, an audio recording available here. Still reading Lukács? The role of “critical theory” . Mike Macnair’s article “The philosophy trap” (2013) argues about the issue of the relation between theory and practice in the history of ostensible “Leninism,” taking issue in particular with Lukács’s books History and Class Consciousness (1923) and Lenin (1924) as well as with Karl Korsch’s 1923 essay “Marxism and philosophy.” The theory and practice of “proletarian socialism” NO TOCAR, POR FAVOR / DO NOT TOUCH, PLEASE. Un archivo, iniciado en 2012, que explora los conflictos que rodean a las obras de arte.


La conversión de las imágenes en objetos de culto estético no acaba con el poder de éstas sino que, por el contrario, provoca un conjunto de problemas que espejan la condición política de los fenómenos culturales: ¿por qué y cómo se manifiesta el rechazo o el deseo hacia el arte? ¿qué papel juega el museo a la hora de disciplinar al público? Psicología de la Opresión: Guía para terapuetas y activistas - Philip Lichtenberg - Google Llibres. “Resist With Tenacity, Not With Swear Words”: Feminist Interventions in the Gezi Park Protests. Click on the images below to navigate the articles in this special feature. by Tuğçe Ellialtı Seven months have passed since the heavy-handed evacuation of the Gezi Park in central Istanbul by the riot police, yet traces of the massive mobilization of hundreds of thousands of people have been reverberating ever since.

“Resist With Tenacity, Not With Swear Words”: Feminist Interventions in the Gezi Park Protests

The recent aftermath of the Gezi resistance in Turkey has unfolded in a way that no one could have ever predicted, let alone imagined, before May 28 of this year. The resistance triggered an outburst of responses to public discontent regarding several inter-connected issues ranging from the increasingly authoritarian style of Prime Minister Erdoğan to the government’s neo-liberal urban politics and undemocratic practices.

Everyday Rebellion - Democracy is like love. You need to make it everyday. ANARQUISTAS DE VERSAILLES. Estudantes travestidos. (1880 – 1890)


Human rights as seen from the perspective of politics, art, philosophy, law, economics, statistics and psychology. RealityStudio. Toward the Queerest Insurrection. Kornei Chukovski: El Comisario del Pueblo de Instrucción Pública. Kórnei Chukovski Escrito: Por Kórnei Chukovski.Digitalización: Por Koba, De la tempestad surgieron.

Kornei Chukovski: El Comisario del Pueblo de Instrucción Pública.

Moscú, Editorial Progreso, 1973.Esta edición:, Nov. 2009. En la puerta colgaba un papel sujeto de cualquier manera con una sola chinche. Decía así: Se veía en seguida que no era aquel un papel riguroso. Anatoli Vasílievich -todo Petrogrado llamaba así a Lunacharski- vivía entonces en Maniezhni Pereúlok, cerca del puente Liteini, en un pequeño y modesto apartamiento asediado día y noche por decenas de personas que ansiaban recibir sus consejos y su ayuda. Esto que cuento fue en el año 18. Aquello no imponía a nadie, y a las nueve de la mañana la "antesala" estaba ya abarrotada de gente que se sentaba en un flaco diván, en los poyos de las ventanas y en banquetas sacadas de la cocina. Zizek-slavoj-compilacion-de-textos. Revolt of the iSlaves - More labour unrest at China's Foxconn factories. Two incidents of mass unrest at Foxconn factories made worldwide headlines in late September and early October 2012.

Revolt of the iSlaves - More labour unrest at China's Foxconn factories

The leading customer Apple had just released a new version of his main product, the iPhone 5, so work pressure in the factories was high – and so was worldwide attention. In the evening of September 23, a riot broke out in Foxconn's factory complex in Taiyuan, Shanxi. 2.000 Foxconn workers took part in the riot, many thousands looked on, and 40 people got injured. The rioters smashed shop-windows, set fires on the street, over-turned police cars and demolished company fences. 5.000 police were sent in but did not bring the situation under control until the early morning hours. There were no reported arrests. Foxconn stopped production for the following day in the whole plant. Foxconn manufactures electronic devices and components for many of the world's largest electronics brands including HP, Sony and Apple. P.a.p.-Blog // Human Rights Etc.

(source, picture of the violence following the 2007 elections in Kenya) Are some countries better off with a dictatorship? With a strong man able to make tough and unpopular decisions without fear for the next election? Are some populations willing to accept this and trade some political freedoms for more security and physical safety? A first sight: of course. Both democracy and security are human rights, and I’ve often discussed, on this blog, cases where different rights contradict each other and where a choice has to be made (see here and here).