Posts Tagged ‘ capitalism ’

Riot Grrrl United Feminism and Punk. Here’s an Essential Listening Guide. – The New York Times

This NYT article states: “Leapt upon by the media, riot grrrl disappeared almost as quickly as it materialized — too stubborn or scared to plunge or get sucked into the mainstream.”  Not so. Mainstream media in capitalist systems vampirize living systems, such as those forms or offshoots of alternative media that generate underground, including original genres like music and mimeographed publications. Mainstream media do not create, they reproduce for maximum profit via advertising content. Ipso facto, news stories exist to deliver advertising messages to consumers. Feminism and punk were generated underground. Once these were vampirized by the mainstream the vital information, knowledge, and experience that gave them life were coopted, for mass production and consumption, i.e. profit . Like mycelium, Riot grrrl chose to surface from the vast, alternative net beneath the treeline. It did not disappear, nor did Feminism. These returned to radical roots. Daily, interstitially, these transmogrify and resurge in nonquantifiable ways. – Donna Fleischer @ word pond

How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches – In These Times

Illustration by Johnny Miller

Sylvia Federici’s new book explains how violence against women was a necessary precondition for capitalism.

Source: How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches – In These Times

CrimethInc. : Contribution to the Rupture in Progress : A Translation from France on the Yellow Vest Movement

A cool-headed appraisal of the risks and possibilities before the *gilets jaunes* and all the movements that will follow in their wake.

Source: CrimethInc. : Contribution to the Rupture in Progress : A Translation from France on the Yellow Vest Movement

The Facebook Armageddon – Columbia Journalism Review

 

Illustration by Diego Patiño

The social network’s increasing threat to journalism

Source: The Facebook Armageddon – Columbia Journalism Review

Killing the beast in its lair: Silvia Federici and the social reproduction of capitalism | Autonomies

Silvia Federici

Social reproduction is a relatively recent term. In the 1970s, we spoke of it in terms of domestic work, referring to all the activities that reproduce our daily life and at the same time, in a capitalist society . . .

Source: Killing the beast in its lair: Silvia Federici and the social reproduction of capitalism | Autonomies

Crack Capitalism (pdf) | Deterritorial Investigations

Source: Crack Capitalism (pdf) | Deterritorial Investigations

If capitalism constructed the figure of the housewife, then women can disassemble them both. : : dpr – barcelona

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Carrie Mae Weems. The Kitchen Table Series (1990).

the disassembly of capitalism and housewife at dpr – barcelona