France. Within a period of a week, Éric Zemmour, a radical french nationalist journalist and essayist, announced his candidacy in the country’s upcoming presidential elections (30/11/2021) and the creation of a political organisation named the “Reconquête” (05/12/2021).Continue reading Fascism as the “reconquest”: Éric Zemmour’s political crusade [France]
Jacques Ranciere reflects on the end of the Trump presidency and asks how this decline into unreason reconstructed what democracy means.
Continue reading The Fools and the Wise – By Jacques Ranciere
“Rather than the comfort of indignation or derision, the events that marked the end of Donald Trump’s presidency should prompt us to take a somewhat closer look at the forms of thought we call rational and the forms of community we call democratic.”Jacques Ranciere
Continue reading How to Blow Up a Pipeline: A letter from the Editor
“What is remarkable about Andreas’s writing, to me, is that in reading this book, it’s immediately clear that destruction, sabotage, and occupation are acts of love.”Jessie Kindig, editor
France. Reflections on the struggle against the need for energy and its production under capital, reflections on the illusions of “renewable or green energy sources”, reflections on the ZAD as a model of resistance-creation, … remembering the Amassada ZAD…Continue reading France: This is What Energy Transition Looks Like – L’Amassada Eviction One Year Later
As carelessness takes hold in so many domains of life, and as community ties are profoundly weakened, the family is often encouraged to step in as society’s preferred infrastructure of care.Continue reading The pervasiveness of carelessness
Continue reading A Kick in the Belly: a letter from the Editor
“From this meticulously researched and beautifully written book emerges not only an account of the experiences of enslaved women, but of their stubborn insubordination, their tireless resistance and the crucial role they played in rebellions, small and large.”Rosie Warren, Verso editor, on the publication of A Kick in the Belly.
Aranyo Aarjan writes about the situation in West Bengal following Cyclone Amphan.Continue reading #India: Hunger, or The Social Logic of Climate Breakdown
Policing is many things and all of them are about mobility. Police arrest mobility through traffic stops and checkpoints, interrupt mobility with borders and curfews, monitor mobility by helicopter or camera, force mobility by firing tear gas or sending in police dogs.Continue reading Nine Mile Ride: Why Police Reform Always Results in More Police Violence, Not Less
Police brutality is endemic in modern Kenya, and a legacy of British colonial rule, write community organisers Gacheke Gachihi and Esther Waigumo Njoki.
Image above by Mutua MSJCContinue reading Police Violence and the Criminalization of the Poor in #Kenya
‘The question of public security, policing and racism can no longer be separated from the overall question of Brazilian democracy itself – if it ever could.’ Alex Hochuli reports on the lethal police tactics flourishing under the Bolsonaro regime.Continue reading Policing Bolsonaro’s Brazil