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"The ‘remedies’ that Gates & Soros use to try to offset evils they’ve caused don’t cure the disease, but prolong it"— HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

July 30, 2021
"The routine of these billionaires is nothing but a lie: speculative exploitation followed by vacuous humanitarian concerns about the catastrophic consequences that their ruthless capitalism is responsible for in the first place." Read the full article here.

"Facing France’s Ghosts" — DECOLONIZE HIPSTERS author Grégory Pierrot interviews Mame-Fatou Niang for the Los Angeles Review of Books

July 29, 2021

"This is the third interview in the LARB series “Decolonize | Defund | Abolish,” which engages scholars, artists, and activists in dialogues about structures of colonialism persisting in the world today, and about creative and speculative practices of freedom in response to these structures. In this installment, Grégory Pierrot speaks to Mame-Fatou Niang, associate professor of French at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, author of Identités Françaises: Banlieues, féminités et universalisme (2019) and co-director, with Kaytie Nielsen, of the film Mariannes Noires: Une Mosaïque Afropéenne, a plural portrait of seven Black French women."

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"Lays bare the link between organised crime, the state and policing" — THE BUSINESS SECRETS OF DRUG DEALING featured in Morning Star

July 29, 2021
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HATE INC recommended by Matt Damon in the New York Times

July 29, 2021
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"[A] lively, thoughtful and remarkable memoir" — MOVING THE BAR reviewed in Morning Star

July 27, 2021

"[Ratner] lived up to Camus’s dictum that it is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners."

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"A swift and devastating read. Barkan writes fluently, marshals facts persuasively, and foregrounds the power-obsessed Cuomo’s contempt for the powerless." — THE PRINCE reviewed in the Nation

July 26, 2021

"Barkan is especially eloquent on the subject of what Cuomo’s need to assert dominance has cost New Yorkers... Barkan compares Cuomo often and convincingly to Robert Moses, the power-hungry urban planner, noting Cuomo’s own autocratic tendencies and desire for control, particularly over his portrayal in the press. He also compares Cuomo to his supposed nemesis, Donald Trump. Like Trump, Cuomo at first dismissively likened the coronavirus to the flu, cautioned against US dependence on China, and sought to shield nursing homes from liability for failing to protect residents and staff. Like Trump, he faces multiple credible sexual harassment allegations and has been accused of exploiting public resources for personal profit... A damning portrait."

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"Last Exit to Socialism" — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for Jacobin

July 23, 2021

"Not only is the pandemic not over (infection numbers are rising again, new lockdowns are awaiting us), other catastrophes are on the horizon... Might socialism be our off-ramp, or is it already too late?"

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"Michael Ratner's Legacy of Lawyering for the People" — MOVING THE BAR author remembered by Palestine Legal

July 23, 2021

UPCOMING EVENT: MOVING THE BAR author Michael Ratner remembered by the National Lawyers Guild in New York on 07/27/21

July 23, 2021
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"My 24 hours in Mexico’s 21st-century migrant prison" — CHECKPOINT ZIPOLITE author Belén Fernández writes for Al Jazeera

July 23, 2021

"On July 11, I found myself imprisoned at Mexico’s infamous Siglo XXI “migration station” in Tapachula – a city in the state of Chiapas near the border with Guatemala – which specialises in detaining US-bound migrants from Central America and beyond.

Mine was a curious predicament, to say the least, for a citizen of the United States, exempt as we usually are from the fallout of border militarisation policies."
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FULL VIDEO: DECOLONIZE HIPSTERS author Grégory Pierrot in conversation with Chelsea Stieber for the Radical Books Collective

July 23, 2021
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"Inferno would be an excellent book to hand to one’s parent, after years of their sneering at your unabashed involvement with poetry. " — INFERNO reviewed by Cedar Sigo for Lit Hub

July 23, 2021

"We have a hero on our hands who has survived the depths of someone else’s famous epic and is writing their best sentences yet."

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PART II: PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Chris Hedges for On Contact

July 20, 2021

PART I: PANDEMIC! author Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Chris Hedges for On Contact

July 20, 2021

"Ideology and the pandemic" — PANDEMIC! author Slavoj Žižek interviewed for the Institute of Art and Ideas

July 20, 2021

"Astonishing new developments in the Julian Assange case" — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributors Matt Taibbi and Kevin Gosztola in conversation with Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton on Useful Idiots

July 20, 2021

"Message from Slavoj Žižek on Julian Assange's 50th birthday" — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor speaks with DiEM25

July 20, 2021

"A mixture of the old Mad magazine Harvey Kurtzman comics and the R. Crumb underground strips of the 60s" — DIASPORA BOY reviewed on WBAI Arts Express

July 20, 2021
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"Assange turns 50 in jail" — IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

July 9, 2021

"It’s a twisted irony that the 50th birthday of jailed journalist Julian Assange comes just a day before the US’ Independence Day. That reminds us of the dark aspects of the ‘Land of the Free’ and most of Western democracies."

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"QAnon’s Alive and Bela Lugosi’s Dead" — CHAMELEO author Robert Guffey interviewed for CounterPunch

July 9, 2021

"Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. His most recent books are Widow of the Amputation and Other Weird Crimes (Eraserhead Press, 2021), a collection of four novellas, and a novel entitled Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Crossroad Press, 2021). 2017 marked the publication of Until the Last Dog Dies (Night Shade/Skyhorse), a darkly satirical novel about a young stand-up comedian who must adapt as best he can to an apocalyptic virus that destroys only the humor centers of the brain. His previous books include the journalistic memoir Chameleo: A Strange But True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security (OR Books, 2015), which Flavorwire has called, “By many miles, the weirdest and funniest book of [the year].” His first book of nonfiction, Cryptoscatalogy: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form, was published in 2012.

More recently, Guffey has been involved with trying to decode and comprehend the phenomenon known as QAnon, an oddity which seems to fall under his bailiwick. Guffey has a unique take, treating its myriad emerging characters as akin to fantasy figures who live somewhere between reality and the Twilight Zone. Last August, he published a 5-part series on the origins of QAnon in Salon, and, more recently, he has a follow-on 4-part series on the movement in TheEvergreen Review titled, “If You’re Into Eating Children’s Brains, You’ve Got a Four-Year Free Ride: A QAnon Bedtime Story."
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