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Marxisms: Ideologies and Revolution (Mustapha Khayati)

Note: a PDF of this document can be found here. Note: Translation updated August 2016   TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION Mustapha Khayati, then member of the Situationist International, wrote the booklet Les Marxismes : Idéologies et révolution for the Encyclopédie du monde actuel … Continue reading

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Never Work – Cardiff University Conference – Friday 10 July 2015 – Call for Papers

from MARBLEPUNK “A corpse rules society – the corpse of labour.” – Manifesto Against Labour, Krisis-Group Since the 1970s modern societies have been increasingly faced with social issues caused by a reliance on a form of life that technological development … Continue reading

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Archive update

I’ve finally got around to organising this blog some more. Check out the new ‘Articles’ option on the menu above (between ‘About’ and ‘I.S. 1958-1969”): Articles And over at my other blog, works & days of the antyphayes, I have … Continue reading

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The production of decadence

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] “There are already machines specially constructed to serve no useful purpose. Here is the best: on sale in New York, for a dollar, [there is] a self-eating machine. As soon as you press … Continue reading

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The packaging of “free-time”

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] Through the art of advertising’s reuse of all the scraps of partial critical conclusions, our epoch will teach to those who are more accommodating that those who speak more or less [about] the … Continue reading

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Plagiarism for all, not just boring poets!

from the conclusion: “we begin to find a real alternative to the plagiarism of Nunn and Slattery, and indeed any plagiaristic activity which by merely aping the ideology of the bourgeois ‘atom’ reinforces a false account of all creative activity. … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Structures of Reification

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] As though old Marx directed everything from his grave, the commodity form has contributed, by the logic of its real development, to the clarification and deepening of the critique of political economy. Admittedly … Continue reading

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