No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)

Original at: https://roarmag.org/essays/no-return-to-normal-for-a-post-pandemic-liberation/ Spanish translation: http://comunizar.com.ar/sin-retorno-la-normalidad-una-liberacion-poscoronavirus/ The following is a postscript to Max Haiven’s Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out in May from Pluto Press. Audio version Strikes across the frontier and strikes for higher wage Planet lurches to the right as ideologies …

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The Politics of the Opioid Crisis on KPFA’s Against the Grain (audio)

I was pleased to have an opportunity to talk through some of the themes in a chapter titled “Our Opium Wars Pain, race, and the ghosts of empire” in my forthcoming book Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out from Pluto Press in May …

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Is there a radical potential in the epidemic of student anxiety on today’s campuses? (Audio)

Today, the problem of anxiety among students on university campuses has reached epidemic proportion, gaining the attention and concern not only of university administrators and government officials but the general public as well.  What is wrong with the kids these days? In this presentation, Dr. Max Haiven, Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social …

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Revenge Capitalism interview on Against the Grain (audio)

CS Soong of KPFA’s excellent radio program Against the Grain interviewed me about the theoretical core of my forthcoming book (May 2020) Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts. (1h) What would it mean to take revenge against the capitalist system? And what kinds of vengeance …

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“Our Opium Wars: The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare” in Third Text (audio)

The journal Third Text has published a short essay titled “Our Opium Wars The Ghosts of Empire in the Prescription Opioid Nightmare” (v.32, i.5-6, it can be found, behind a paywall, here). I have recorded it as an audio file (22mins). It represents a shorter version of a chapter to appear in my forthcoming (May …

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Short interview on RTÉ’s Culture File about Art after Money, Money after Art (audio)

Dr. Rachel O’Dwyer was kind enough to interview me for the Irish national broadcast network RTÉ’s show Culture File in January of 2018 about themes in my book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization.