Infighting as a Sign of Inclusive Democracy

Six reasons why the Left should keep on infighting GRETA CHRISTINA 17 March 2017 originally published at Transformation The women’s march on Washinmgton DC. Credit: Liz Lemon/Flickr. Some rights reserved. Originally published on Everyday Feminism. “Why does the Left keep eating its own? We need to be united!” “We should be fighting conservatives – not each other! And that’s true now… Read More Infighting as a Sign of Inclusive Democracy

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce…Third as Denouement

by Shaun Bartone Marx began his Eighteenth Brumaire with a correction of Hegel’s idea that history necessarily repeats itself: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great events and characters of world history occur, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. (Zizek, First as Tragedy, Then… Read More First As Tragedy, Then As Farce…Third as Denouement

The Art of Life and Politics: Silence = Death

or in other words: For those of us who lived our ‘coming out’ years in the 80s and 90s, we were faced with a situation of ‘vocalization or annihilation’. While Silence is a privileged modality in contemporary Buddhist circles, for queers like me, Silence = Erasure, Invisibility. Silence = Death, psychic, social and physical. I can sit silently in… Read More The Art of Life and Politics: Silence = Death

Cooperativism in the Digital Era: A Global Counter-Economy

[Editor: I’m republishing some things from P2P Foundation, run by Michel Bauwens. Michel and I are fellow travellers, and we share many viewpoints.] Cooperativism in the digital era, or how to form a global counter-economy March 13, 2017 Vasilis Kostakis 5 min read The aim is to go beyond the classical corporate paradigm, and its extractive profit-maximizing practices,… Read More Cooperativism in the Digital Era: A Global Counter-Economy

Bubble Buddhism: the Ideal Fascist Subject

The ideal subject of Fascism is not the loyal Nazi or the ideological fascist—it is the self-absorbed Buddhist who lives in a self-sealing vacuum of narco-leptic meditative states, psychic calm and bliss, unperturbed by Disturbing Historical Memories and Critical Knowledge–all of which are labeled ’empty’ and dismissed from a Buddhist fantasy world of transcendent absolutes. … Read More Bubble Buddhism: the Ideal Fascist Subject