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Book of the Day: Omnia Sunt Communia, by Massimo De Angelis

Massimo De Angelis. Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism (London: Zed Books, 2017). Massimo De Angelis is a thinker very much in the autonomist tradition; he mentions being a student of Harry Cleaver. This comes through loud and clear in his focus on the self-activity of ordinary people, and on the centrality... Continue reading

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Fire Appeal: Donate to Stir to Action!

Fire Appeal: Donate to Stir To Action! Donate!   On July 7th, an accidental fire in a neighbouring studio wiped out Stir to Action’s office – we lost everything. We estimate we’ve lost around £15,000 in magazine stock and archive, new office furniture, office computer, and paperwork. And, of course, the office! This loss has disrupted... Continue reading

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Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech’s Repair Monopoly

Reposted from Motherboard/ YouTube When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over. In this episode of State of Repair, Motherboard... Continue reading

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Mumbai: Winning textile workers’ housing rights

A 17-year struggle by Mumbai’s textile millworkers against powerful mill-land owners, for land and housing as compensation for job losses, resulted in a historic gain of workers’ rights over a part of urban industrial land. Mill workers of Mumbai have a 150-year tradition of struggle. When the mills went into decline in the 1980s and... Continue reading

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Book of the Day: Srnicek and Williams’ Inventing the Future

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work (London and New York: Verso, 2015, 2016). I approached this book with considerable eagerness and predisposed to like it. It belongs to a broad milieu of -isms for which I have strong sympathies (postcapitalism, autonomism, left-accelerationism, “fully automated luxury communism,” etc.). So I... Continue reading

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