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A Marxist Critique of David Graeber's Debt

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Here is a critique of Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years by Juan Conatz.  

http://libcom.org/library/review-debt-first-5000-years-david-graeber

Christian Marazzi, The Violence of Financial Capitalism. Full Online Text.

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We will be reading Marazzi's book for the next two sessions.  Here it is if you don't want to buy the book!

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?5jddm8cmkvzb454

Time of Debt - an article from Radical Philosophy

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http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/article/time-of-debt-on-nietzschean-origins-of-lazzarato

Here is a critique of Lazzarato's book we are reading with a close reading of Nietzsche's The Genealogy of Morals.  This is very well put together and takes Nietzsche on origins, debt, and power in confrontation with Lazzarato's idea of time and punishment.  Graeber even gets citation at the end.  Good stuff, thanks to Marty for finding it.

Introduction to the History of Crisis Theories : Anwar Shaikh

This post was made to the blog for Crisis Theory for Anticapitalists

An Introduction to the History of Crisis Theories

ANWAR SHAIKH
1978

 U.S. Capitalism in Crisis, U.R.P.E., New York.
This paper is about the history of crisis
theories. Broadly speaking, the term "crisis" as
used here refers to a generalized set of failures in
the economic and political relations of capitalist
reproduction. In particular, the crises we seek to
examine are those towards which the system is
internally driven, by its own principles of operation. As we shall see, it is in the nature of capitalist

Notes from Meeting #1 and a reminder

This post was made to the blog for Contemporary Art Practices and the Politics of Aesthetics

Thanks to everyone who came out to the first meeting of Aesthetics and Politics.
Hopefully you enjoyed the discussion as much as i did, We started to discuss the interview "Giving Shape to Painful Things" and talked generally about CF's ideas and work.  It seemed that everyone present wanted to continue discussing Claire Fontaine and dig deeper into the readings and so it was proposed that our next meeting was a follow up to their presentation at CCA this week 

REMINDER: Claire Fontaine and Hal Foster will be at CCA tomorrow night Oct 30th

Zapatista Autonomous Education : The Assault on Autonomous Education in Southeast Mexico

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This looks like a great article on the current state of Zapatista Autonmous Education in Chiapas, Mexico.  It's available as a pdf here:  http://upsidedownworld.org/main/mexico-archives-79/3305-the-assault-on-autonomous-education-in-southeast-mexico

Here's an excerpt:

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Zapatista Autonomous Education

The Bay Area Public School is Go!

A huge thank you is due to everybody who came out to our summer school. Let's channel that excitement into a flurry of proposals, classes, discussions, and events.

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