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cerelia athanassiou: Fear and the Unbearable Endurance of the Global War on Terrorism

Hurricane Sandy hit the North-East US at a time of ongoing consolidation of the US nation-state and its militarised apparatus of governance that is the US national security state. It reaffirmed to many that times of emergency, whether man-made or environmental, prove the necessity of government, of a coordinated response that seeks to alleviate danger…

 

denise grollmus: Radek Szlaga’s Freedom Club And The Mapping of American Schizophrenia

On September 19, 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post, at the behest of the FBI, ran a 35,000-word essay penned by none other than the infamous Unabomber. The essay was originally titled Industrial Society and Its Future by its author, whose identity was still unknown when the “Unabomber Manifesto” was published. It…

 

russell sbriglia: love in bane – late capitalism, revolution, and the crisis of authenticity in ‚the dark knight rises’

Like the previous installment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises has garnered a slew of political responses in the short time since its release this past July. And while valuations of the film’s ostensible politics have tended to fall along predictable American party lines, what is most surprising about such responses…

 

cerelia athanassiou & jonah bury: Trouble in the Cosmopolitan ‘Football Family’: The BBC’s Misrepresentation of Racism in Poland and Ukraine in the Documentary ‘Stadiums of Hate’.

 Introduction  The last year has witnessed an increasing focus on the prevalence of racism, antisemitism and hooliganism in the host countries of Euro 2012, Poland and the Ukraine, within and beyond the English media landscape. The most recent example of this was the BBC Panorama documentary entitled ‘Stadiums of Hate’, aired on 28 May 2012,…

 

!Mediengruppe Bitnik – a conversation about Euro2008, Euro2012 and surveillance

magda and łukasz, „mała kultura współczesna”:  What were your reactions – as artists and as local residents – to the events of the Euro 2008 held in your hometown in Switzerland? carmen and doma, !mediengruppe bitnik: „Public Viewing Zone”, „City Dressing”, „Walk of Fans”, „Commercial Display”, „Hospitality Zone”, „Host City”,  „Hoogan” (Hooligan Database). Our first…

 

cerelia: How to Start, Execute and Theorise your Revolution

A review of  Springtime: The New Student Rebellions, edited by Clare Solomon and Tania Palmieri, Verso, London 2011.           I was admittedly sceptical about reading Clare Solomon and Tania Palmieri’s (edited volume, 2011), Springtime: The New Student Rebellions. Although I participated in and was in awe of the student protests that took place in the UK in…