Empires of Pain: A Story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge (graphic novel)

It is my great pleasure to present “Empires of Pain: A story of Racism, Opioids and Revenge,” a short 15-page web-comic I produced along with Hugh Goldring of Petroglyph/AdAstra Comix and beautifully illustrated by Pia Alizé Hazarika. –> empiresofpain.com The comic is an adaptation of chapter 4 of my recently published book Revenge Capitalism: The …

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“Orcas are not taking nature’s revenge, but we should.” in ROAR

My essay on endangered whales attacking boats in the Strait of Gibraltar has been published by ROAR Magazine here and below. Here is also an audio version: Last week wildfires raged mercilessly on America’s Pacific coast and the Gulf of Mexico continued to endure an almost unprecedented frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms. But it …

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“Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism”

My short essay, “Thirteen Theses Toward a Materialist Theory of Revenge Capitalism,” has appeared in a new edited collection: Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left Recasting Leftist Imagination, edited by Robert Latham A.T. Kingsmith Julian von Bargen and Niko Block and published this month by Fernwood, along with many other excellent contributions. This piece is …

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“Art, debt, capitalism and revenge” lecture at Slade

A video of an illustrated lecture I gave (virtually) at The Slade School at UCL in May.  It offers something of an overview of my work to date, encompassing, in a short 50 minutes my books The Radical Imagination, Cultures of Financialization, Art after Money, Money after Art and Revenge Capitalism.

‘Revenge Spending’ Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism at Novara

Novara has published a short essay “‘Revenge Spending’ Won’t Get Us Out of a Crisis of Racial Capitalism” Like the commodification of revenge culture, the instrumentalisation of revenge politics by the far-right preys upon and offers a false solution to the sense of hopelessness, meaninglessness and betrayal that life under neoliberalism generates. It does so …

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The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast launch: June 15

We are pleased to launch The Order of Unmanageable Risks: A Podcast about Capitalism and Anxiety on June 15 at 9am EST, 2pm BST. Join hosts Max Haiven and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou over on YouTube for a brief discussion of the podcast’s objectives and main themes, as well as a rundown of the episodes so far: …

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Rising up against white revenge in ROAR

ROAR Magazine has published a short essay I wrote “Rising up against white revenge.” The current uprisings reveal that America is haunted by the reality of white revenge and manufactured fears of Black revenge. But the tide is turning Read the original here: https://roarmag.org/essays/rising-up-against-white-revenge/ Since its inception, the Unites States has been wreaking a deadly …

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The Order of Unmanageable Risks podcast

The Order of Unmanageable Risks is an eclectic podcast about the crisis of anxiety in our society today and its links to the system of capitalism. In a series of interviews with important thinkers across a range of disciplines, hosts Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (UCL Sociology) and Max Haiven (Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social …

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