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A Palinode for the Bureau

A little over two years ago I applauded Eric-John Russell’s review of Ken Knabb’s revised translation of The Society of the Spectacle, saying: Knabb’s attempt to make Debord’s work more accessible seems to have ossified it – perhaps inadvertently. On further reflection, … 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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The New Adventures of the Dialectic – STARTING TODAY!

king communism – poster 11 “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE DIALECTIC” “Next week: The World Turned Upside Down” — Coming soon, the postcard… — In the same month that issue 8 of internationale situationniste was published the Situationist International issued a postcard … Continue reading

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Three Situationists walk into a bar…

A new article by me on the Situationist International and the Hamburg Theses published in the online journal Axon number 8. Available here: THREE SITUATIONISTS WALK INTO A BAR Or, the peculiar case of the Hamburg Theses Unfortunately ‘marxism’ is … Continue reading

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Review of McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street

This originally appeared on a now defunct blog, http://antyphayes.blogsome.com/ on 11 April 2012. It has been edited slightly. A shorter version of the review is available at the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books website. McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street: The … Continue reading

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RAOUL VANEIGEM: Self-Portraits and Caricatures of the Situationist International

New from NOT BORED!, a translation-détournement of Rien n’est fini, tout commence, by Gérard Berréby and Raoul Vaneigem. From the translator’s preface: To date, though there have been dozens of detailed histories written about the development of the Situationist International (the “SI”), … 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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