Author Archives: Martin O'Shaughnessy

Lazzarato and the governmental power of debt: La Fabrique de l’homme endetté or The Making of Indebted Man

There can have been few more timely recent books than Maurizio Lazzarato’s La Fabrique de l’homme endetté, originally published by les Editions Amsterdam in 2011 and now published in translation by MIT press as The Making of Indebted Man. An … Continue reading

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Student movement in Quebec

Showing admirable stamina and no little inventiveness, students in Quebec have been mobilising for much of the year in opposition to government plans for a sharp increase in their tuition fees. News of their latest demonstration can be found here. … Continue reading

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Culture and the crisis

Leading French journal Esprit gives a list of cultural works that address the crisis here. Its editorial on the difficulty of representing the current crisis and the need nonetheless to represent it can be found here.

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Lost Elections’ Strategic Lessons for Workers’ Movements Everywhere Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:01 By Richard D Wolff

Last week’s elections in Wisconsin and in San Diego and San Jose, California, brought victories for capitalists’ over workers’ priorities. Majorities of voters endorsed politicians’ plans to ease state and city budget difficulties by cutting public employees’ jobs, wages, pensions … Continue reading

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Programme pour une démocratie économique et une alternative écologique

Une des grande questions qui a été posée par tous les mouvements Occupy est comment repenser une démocratie qui ne marche visiblement plus. Une réponse possible, qui émane d’un contexte américain mais qui a une valeur bien plus générale, se trouve … Continue reading

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Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian “Growth” by Rick Wolff,

Recent defeats of Dutch, Greek and French governing parties show rising opposition to their austerity policies. Across Europe and North America, similar oppositions mount. Bailing out large financial and other corporations with borrowed money has been the almost universal government … Continue reading

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Toni Negri and the French presidential election

For Toni Negri’s thoughts on  the first round of the French presidential elections see here. And for other interesting articles on the same (by the look of it broadly Negrist) site, see here.

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