Monthly Archives: January 2010

Avatar Anthropology (at War)

And there I was thinking a sweet little love story between a couple of blue pixies on the Ewok planet might not be yet another Star Wares space parable of the pervasive militant fascism we cannot ever admit to having … Continue reading

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This lovely sepia toned arch-ive pic-ture is from the very fine, super reg-ular, eleg-ant and who-lly inimitable Transpontine blog. If you do not read it you should, and be impressed by the stamina for posting that is sadly lacking from … Continue reading

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Andrew Benjamin Complex Urbanism Feb 2, 2010

Andrew Benjamin Complex Urbanism Tuesday February 2nd 14-16.00hrs. Free.  All welcome. Council Room, Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths University of London Terms such as ‘complexity’ bring with them an assumed logic of addition. Events are taken to have become complex due to the planned … Continue reading

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Notes for lecture one: How to start reading that rich book that is Marx’s Capital, of which an immense, even monstrous, accumulation of commentary on the Marxist mode of literary production appears to have already shaped its elementary forms? For … Continue reading

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A recipe for w-o-t-w-e

Seumus Milne’s last two paragraphs in his Guardian article on Gaza today are worth noting: “The British prime minister tried this week to claim that the growth of al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia showed western strategy was “working”, because the escalation … Continue reading

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Menezes memorial unveiling on 7 January 2010

I just received this – I think it should be shared. Dear Friends Happy new year from all at the Justice4Jean campaign. Just a quick note to let you know some very exciting news. The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will … Continue reading

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