Poetry & Philosophy

Everything philosophical and poetic.

John Holloway: cracking capitalism vs. the state option

by Amador Fernández-Savater on September 29, 2014

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With left parties on the rise in Spain and Greece, John Holloway reflects on his influential 2002 thesis: can we change the world without taking power?

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A climate of disobedience: the coming destituent flood

by Skye Bougsty-Marshall on September 22, 2014

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Flood Wall Street signals radical disobedience, a destituent power that will rise to inundate the institutions of the political and financial order.

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The dual crisis of movements and the university require activists and researchers to apply the radical imagination and foment it as a collective practice.

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Through reflections on Occupy’s politics, Heathwood Press has been at the forefront of a reconfiguration of critical theory for revolutionary practice.

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Critchley and Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness

by Jerome Roos on February 5, 2014

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Just a year before Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, philosopher Simon Critchley spoke to the legendary actor about the happiness that eluded him so.

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From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power

by Giorgio Agamben on February 4, 2014

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Faced with absolute state control and the rapid eradication of political society, only a theory and praxis of destituent power can reclaim democracy.

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Gezi Park and the Transformative Power of Art

by Stephen Snyder on January 8, 2014

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Through the transformative power of aesthetics and creative narrative, the çapulcu managed to keep ahead of the forces that would deny them their freedom.

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The Making of the Indebted State under Neoliberalism

by Jerome Roos on September 6, 2013

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Building on recent work by Graeber and Lazzarato, this new paper aims to uncover the hidden power that banks obtain by creating money out of thin air.

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Post image for At Utopia’s Fiesta: ROAR at the anti-fascist concert in Athens

On Saturday, ROAR contributor Leonidas performed with activist hip-hop formation Social Waste at the anti-fascist concert on Syntagma Square, Athens.

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Are we being overshadowed by the big money of the devouring wolves and the peckish pigs? No we are not. Because we are the global square.

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