Open Letter to President Obama

Ashley Dawson

Dear President Obama, This holiday weekend brought news of the failure of BP’s latest strategy for plugging the oil flow in the Gulf of Mexico – the ominously named “top kill.”  It now seems increasingly likely that oil will continue […]

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Philosophy Department closure at Middlesex University, UK

Tariq Jazeel

Depressing things going on at Middlesex University in the UK following management’s crazy decision to close the Philosophy Department. After student occupations in protest, a number of students and faculty have been suspended from the University. Faculty suspended are Professor Peter Osbourne, Professor […]

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Social Text article wins award

Social Text Collective

Congratulations to Robin Bernstein, whose article in ST 101, “Dances with Things: Material Culture and the Performance of Race” has won the Research and Publication Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society and the 2010 Association for Theater in Higher Education […]

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On Internet Punditry and Engendering Change

Biella Coleman

One day a very well known Internet theorist writes a rant on women. The rant generates controversy, controversy lands theorist on WNYC (On the Media), despite the fact the he does not really work on the politics of gender. If […]

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collateral murder

Biella Coleman

If anyone claims that “geek” or hacker politics is x (x usually being some version of libertarianism), I wouldn’t buy it. In fact, just like any sphere and arena, geek politics are remarkably varied.

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Seeing Haiti

Tariq Jazeel

There’s so much to think about, take in, and give right now in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake that perhaps a lone blog entry like this isn’t at all suitable.

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Eat the rich!

Ashley Dawson

New York governor David Paterson has just announced that he will be withholding $750 million in scheduled payments to schools and local governments across the state in response to the state’s fiscal problems. According to an article in the NYT

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Santarchy is Coming to Town

Micki McGee

No one could stop the red tide that flooded across New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco yesterday. Santacon took hold of the streets in these and other cities across the globe. With anarchist roots in the San Francisco […]

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Apocalypto

Ashley Dawson

Today should be remembered as the beginning of the end. According to an article in the Guardian, President Obama has acknowledged that it is now too late to secure a legally binding climate deal at the Copenhagen summit. We will […]

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New from Social Text Authors

Social Text Collective

  Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson. Routledge, 2009. Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze […]

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