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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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Class war

Ashley Dawson

The Governor of New York State has called for a cut of $53 million to the City University of New York system. This comes after a $68 million cut to CUNY last year, and a 15% tuition hike for CUNY … Continue reading “Class war”

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Bios

Ashley Dawson

Biopolitics, or, in Achille Mbembe’s baleful articulation, necropolitics, is one of the central keywords of modernity in general and of the present moment in particular.  Expanding Foucault’s fragmentary consideration of the term, the Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito offers an analysis … Continue reading “Bios”

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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 … Continue reading “Apocalypto”

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CFP: Movement Politics

Michael Ralph

This special issue of Social Text will examine discourses of physical debility and social mobility in concert with social movement politics, broadly construed.  The broader rubric of disability is an especially apt lens through which to launch a political agenda, … Continue reading “CFP: Movement Politics”

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