Posts Tagged ‘ Capitalism ’

Overcoming Capitalism at Left Forum

May 13th, 2016 | By

  Overcoming Capitalism 22 May, 2016 Sun 12:00pm – 01:50pm Room 1.109 Participants: Douglas Lain — Publisher, Zero Books Pete Dolack — Zero Books, author of It’s Not Over Terry Tapp — Zero Books, author of A Serf’s Journal Anne Jaclard — Marxist Humanist Initiative Andrew Kliman — Pace University Introduction: To take up the

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Zero Squared #63: Marx on Machines pt. 2

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 15 entitled “Machinery and Modern Industry” is the subject this week as Andy Marshall and Andrew Kliman return for part two of the podcast. However, the three of us also discuss how capitalism deforms education and what today’s education system really is and how it works. I’m curious to know

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Zero Squared #59: It’s Not Over

Mar 9th, 2016 | By

Pete Dolack has been published on a variety of political and literary topics, mostly pertaining to contemporary issues. He has been published multiple times in the peer-reviewed academic journal Working USA: The Journal of Labor & Society, and currently is published regularly by the online popular magazines CounterPunch and ZNet. His book, It’s Not Over:

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Zero Squared #56: Trolls and Tumblrites

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

C. Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, blogger and podcaster. His podcasts include Symptomatic Redness and Former People and he is a frequent guest on Zero Squared. This week we have yet another politically incorrect conversation about the dysfunction of a political discourse that all too often can be reduced to

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Zero Squared #30: Participation or Revolution

Aug 5th, 2015 | By

Margaret Kimberley has been an editor and Senior Columnist of Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her work has also appeared on sites such as Alternet and Counterpunch and in publications such as The Dallas Morning News and The Chicago Defender. She is a regular guest on radio talk shows and has appeared

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Zizek’s Capitalist Realism?

Jul 29th, 2015 | By

Slavoj Zizek’s recent column “How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and the Eurocrats” is a good example of how left theorists who hold to what Andrew Kliman calls “political determinism” can go wildly wrong. Political determinists think “that the capitalists control capitalism—not the other way around—so that the system can become something it’s

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Parsing the Master’s Design: A close reading of the structure of theory/praxis polarity, for and against discourse analysis

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

(This paper was originally intended to be read by Frank Smecker for Zero Books’ panel, ‘Theory vs. Praxis, or What is Praxis?, at the 2015 Left Forum.) Less than a week ago, as I was anxiously brooding over what I’d be coming out here with, staring blankly at a motley patchwork of text—(what is sometimes less modestly

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Post-Capitalism or Snake Oil?

Jul 20th, 2015 | By

Less than a week after Greece was forced to agree to stringent austerity measures in exchange for a three-year bailout, the journalist Paul Mason, a Channel 4 broadcaster whose coverage of the process of Syriza’s humilation sided strongly with the left coaltion party, has written a think piece for the Guardian that replicates the same

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Whack-a-Mole, Adorno

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

This post is for Mike Watson whose book exploring similar if not identical ideas will be coming out from Zero Books this year. I found this blog post today because of his work. Louis Sterrett writes briefly about Adorno’s essay “Commitment” and along the way he ends up quoting a Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983).

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Where have all the interesting women gone?

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

Extract from One Dimensional Woman, Nina Power, published by Zero Books If the contemporary portrayal of womankind were to be believed, contemporary female achievement would culminate in the ownership of expensive handbags, a vibrator, a job, a flat and a man – probably in that order. Of course, no one has to believe the TV

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