My notes on Liboiron, M., Tironi, M., & Calvillo, N. (2018). Toxic politics: Acting in a permanently polluted world. Social studies of science, 48(3), 331-349. The authors of this paper take “a permanently polluted world” as their starting point. It is one where toxicity is ubiquitous, even if unevenly distributed. Unfortunately, “[t]he tonnage, ubiquity and longevity of […]
From Joshua Clover’s Riot. Strike. Riot pg 2. He argues that the return of the riot reverses a long term trend observed by Charles Tilley, in which the riot had given way to the strike as the foremost tactic in socially available repertoires of contention: As the overdeveloped nations have entered into sustained, if uneven, […]
From the Guardian. A foretaste of more to come? The French government has cancelled marches planned for international climate talks in Paris at the end of the month, citing security concerns. All demonstrations organised in closed spaces or in places where security can easily be ensured could go ahead, foreign minister Laurent Fabius said in the statement. […]
My friend Holly Falconer and I stumbled across this when walking through Trafalger Square on Thursday night: So sinister. #millionmasks @mark_carrigan pic.twitter.com/sKYq4kFkCX — Holly Falconer (@holly_falconer) November 5, 2015 I don’t recall ever seeing the Met do this before. Is it a new tactic?
Earlier today I came across this wonderful passage by Frederick Douglass in this book by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many […]