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The independence of the commodity (2)

Page 37 of internationale situationniste no. 10 has exerted a strange fascination for me since I first saw it. The striking way it combines the reproduction of a contemporary ad, appended with Situationist critical commentary, completes this détournement. Unfortunately, the novel … Continue reading

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Smashing the fash with ideas

Mick Armstrong demonstrates, despite himself, that ideas and rational argument are central to the creation of a mass movement against creeping fascism and capitalism. However his argument tends to err on the side of a false dilemma: either rational argument or … Continue reading

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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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λόγος επανάσταση KING COMMUNISM

king communism – poster 15 “λόγος” “επανάσταση” “KING COMMUNISM” English version

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REASON REVOLUTION KING COMMUNISM

king communism – poster 14 “REASON” “REVOLUTION” “KING COMMUNISM” — UPDATED 15:51, 7 July 2015

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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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Toward the realisation of philosophy

Recently I presented a paper at a graduate history conference at the University of Sydney. The paper is called Toward the realisation of philosophy: The Situationist International between 1957 and 1960. It is brief and has a rather abrupt end. … Continue reading

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“Socialism or Planète”

[from Internationale Situationniste, no. 10,  March 1966] We put forward several apparently risky assertions with the assurance of subsequently seeing an historical display of their undeniable seriousness. The more limited our remarks — for example when we analyse a detail … 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 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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