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The Pipeline Riots and the Riot Pipeline: Struggles in a Warming World, Joshua Clover, Andreas Malm [Video]

Video recording from Thursday, February 11, 2021, Online Discussion: The Pipeline Riots and the Riot Pipeline: Struggles in a Warming World, with Joshua Clover and Andreas Malm Moderators: Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich (co-translator) and Ines Schwerdtner (Jacobin Magazin).

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Joshua Clover: We Are All Terminators Now – The Time of Climate and the Climate of Time

Time travel narratives are in some regard a paradigm for speculative fiction itself. They focalize the broader tradition of setting a story at a distant historical moment, future or past, passing that experience of change through the character of the time traveler who must confront both the radical difference and the certain knowledge that this world, however different, nonetheless evolved out of, or will evolve into, the world our time traveller knows — asking them, and us, to reflect on the known world with the certainty that it contains within it the real possibility of radical difference, as well as the reality of structural forces that constrain historical change. In short, the time travel narrative is more or less a purification of Darko Suvin’s “cognitive estrangement” hypothesis about speculative fiction, and always has been.

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Riot Logistics

The recent uprisings in USA after the death of George Floyd lead us to move up the publication of this article by Nick Dyer-Witheford, Jaime Brenes Reyes and Michelle Liu that will be part of a forthcoming book on Capital Revolutions we are editing as Into the Black Box. We thank the authors for their contribution.

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66 Days – The USA between #lockdown and riots

It took just 66 days to get from the first shelter-in-place order to the first riot. Joshua Clover writes on the current protests and riots that have sprung up across the United States in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and their context at a time of economic and social crisis.

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