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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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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Marx’s Vindication or Marx’s Revenge (audio)

This talk, “Marx’s Vindication or Marx’s Revenge?” by RiVAL co-director Max Haiven, was recorded in March of 2018 at the “200 anos de Marx” conference in Lisbon, hosted by Bloco Esquarda (Left Block). Slides here. (48 mins) Liberal political theory and cultural politics imagines that revenge is banished to the borderlands of the capitalist empire, …

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