Lecture notes from a session on Fanon held at Goldsmiths University, 13th November.
I gave this ‘paper’ at a recent workshop in London organised by a seminar of philosophers, psychoanalysts and artists.
Just like the word ‘communism’ the concept of ‘democracy’ is so deeply tainted by its association with capitalism that we face a dangerous problem.
Left wing alternatives, Left Unity and thoughts on the failures of the radical left.
I was recently interview via email about the film I made a decade or so ago about an anarchist arts-activist squat. The documentary is available in various places, it was published in the Deleuzian online journal A/V from MMU (available here) and is also on YouTube (available here). Matt Lee interviewed by Edwin Coomasaru A Discussion of Rhizomatic #1 (2001)… Read more →
With new protests against the fees and cuts being made to Higher Education planned for this Wednesday on what’s being called ‘Day X’ (more information here) it’s necessary to avoid getting drowned in the new slave consensus. The ‘cuts’, the ‘deficit’ and the whole new way in which economics is being organised are presented as obvious, necessary, inevitable. They are… Read more →
This is an old Real audio radio programme I made. I’ve been thinking of doing some more work with sound and so dug this out and had a listen and I still find it interesting, so it has an audience of 1 at least ;-) Blu19 real audio file (right click to save-as) If anyone can convert it to an… Read more →
Larvalsubjects has an interesting post on Marx in the academy over here which has generated a lively discussion in which, perhaps unsurprisingly, the question of agency has risen to the fore again. This is still something I find disturbing, something I’m not really able to get a grip on fully, since I tend to understand the problem of agency as… Read more →
Notes on revolutionary Marxism The central tenets. (beginning from the ‘Founding Statement’ of the Trotskyist group ‘Permanent Revolution’ to be found online at http://www.permanentrevolution.net/?view=entry&entry=779, accessed 15.11.07) Belief in communism, “using Karl Marx’s rough guide to communism – from each according to his (or her) ability, to each according to his (or her) need – as its starting point”. Belief in… Read more →
The first three elements in Fear and Trembling are the ‘preface’, the ‘attunement’ and the ‘exordium’. In the preface Kierkegaard makes an almost direct, if somewhat ironic and sarcastic, appeal to the audience, an audience beyond his contemporaries. The tone ranges from a side-swipe at those who would be reading him, an almost arrogant assumption that he will be read,… Read more →