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Becoming Ungovernable – On Di Cesare’s Book “The Time of Revolt”

The Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cesare’s minoritarian book „The Time of Revolt“ can certainly be read as a complement and extension to Andrew Culp’s „Dark Deleuze“ and Joshua Clover’s „Riot.Strike.Riot.“ From the very first pages, the police as a formation of the security state play an important role for Di Cesare. If Clover had already spoken of the fact that today the police can be sighted by rioters on every corner and dominate public space to such an extent that any political dissent articulated in the streets has from the outset merely the character of the tolerated and at the same time of that which can be eliminated at any time, Di Cesare also locates the police in the context of an economy of public space.

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Note on the new fascisms

Two years ago we wrote the following on the question of a state fascization that is not only coming, but already exists: The “institutional preventive dispositive” that characterizes the current state, which for Poulantzas, however, also already characterized authoritarian etatism in the 1980s, has today been so smoothly and at the same time intensively ground into state and non-state apparatuses and institutions and has developed into a fundamental dispositive (alongside the official state of parliamentary democracy), that it is no longer possible to speak only of an osmosis between the preemptive dispositif and the official state, as Poulantzas still does, but of the temporary dominance of a creeping fascization process characterized by the preemptive logic, which is completely new in its structure and does not correspond to any previous historical period of statehood. Due to a specifically coded crisis scenario (the fight against terrorism) and, in particular, due to the hegemonic inscription of preventive logic, the security state, which relies entirely on executive power, is today taking political and legal measures that permanently alter the apparatus of the normal capitalist state and transform its rule of law, but without having to deny it itself.

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Endgames [Part 4]

Sebastian Lotzer writes a monthly column for Non Copyriot: Endgames. Here is Part 4. Endgames is a series of contributions, mainly (but not only) to Corona related issues, mainly (but not only) in Germany.

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Press Release from March 8, 2021 by former prisoners of the RAF and the June 2 Movement on the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas

Germany. Press Release from March 8, 2021 by former prisoners of the RAF and the June 2 Movement on the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas.

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Note on Boredom

Again and again Achim Szepanski publishes great stuff on Non Copyriot. We translated his piece “Note on Boredom”. We ask you to forgive us possible minor translation errors, it wasn’t easy to translate this text.

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#COVID Life And The Asset Economy

Following the 2007/08 financial crisis the creation of a less unequal and fairer world appeared to be a major prospect. As is by now all too familiar, after the financial crisis, instead of becoming more progressive, societies turned out to be more unequal, with inequalities and asset-based class divisions becoming more embedded and entrenched, and runaway wealth becoming the signature of the post-crisis world.

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#Chile: Maybe one day the state will transform in a nice person

Santiago de Chile. Corona Crisis. What’s happening? Which voices find their way through the masks? What’s happening to the ongoing revolt? Is COVID-19 actually a lifeline for the Chilean government? I will try to capture moments; my view is European. The voices are anonymous. Many voices are missing.

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#Explosion of authoritarianism and labor struggles in #Italy’s ‘war on #Corona’

In Italy’s ‘war on corona’ authoritarianism as well as labor struggles are exploding. The latter brings to the fore the question of what and who is of systemic relevance, and hence “essential” for overcoming the crisis and rebuilding the world afterward. Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki discuss this key issue of the SILENT WORKS project with the scholar-activist Niccolò Cuppini.

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The Emerging #Pandemic Fascism – Fragments of Dissonance

Germany. March 27, 2020. A police van in every park in Berlin. The crew watches every activity of those who dared to venture into the spring sun with suspicion. Three children playing football are a reason to intervene. It was years ago that we learned that from three upwards you are a terrorist organisation.

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