• The Door to the Flower and the Vegetable Garden (2002)

    The Door to the Flower and the Vegetable Garden (2002)

    I went on migrat­ing from room to room in the house of repro­duc­tion. Then final­ly I found the door that opened into the flower and veg­etable gar­den: I real­ized the impor­tance of the ques­tion of the land. That door was thrown open for me by the new actors I was look­ing for, the pro­tag­o­nists of indige­nous rebel­lions, those fight­ing against dams or defor­esta­tion, the women of the Glob­al South. 

The Fate of the Fast against the Slow

The Fate of the Fast against the Slow

There is no doubt there­fore that stu­dents are not only work­ers but work­ers fac­ing a decid­ed­ly pre­car­i­ous future. About this only ide­o­logues brook debate these days. And yet this will not quite do. It is bet­ter to say that stu­dents join hands with work­ers as pro­le­tar­i­ans.

Organizing in the University

Organizing in the University

In a moment when the right wing is con­fi­dent and union­iza­tion is at an all-time low, it is impor­tant to gath­er forces that can debate and strate­gize.

Le Thé à l'anglaise servi dans le salon des Quatre-Glaces au palais du Temple à Paris en 1764

How Do We Write the Intellectual History of the Enlightenment? Spinozism, Radicalism, and Philosophy

The Enlight­en­ment is again the object of debate. We can only rejoice that tra­di­tion­al inter­pre­ta­tions have been ques­tioned. Yet it would be regret­table to replace one doxa with anoth­er by arti­fi­cial­ly con­struct­ing a homo­ge­neous philo­soph­i­cal tra­di­tion and a tele­ol­o­gy of philo­soph­i­cal rad­i­cal­ism, link­ing Spin­oza and the French Rev­o­lu­tion and, doubt­less fur­ther, the con­tem­po­rary rad­i­cal left.

“Communism for Everybody”: An Interview with Bini Adamczak, author of Communism for Kids

“Communism for Everybody”: An Interview with Bini Adamczak, author of Communism for Kids

“Com­mu­nism for Kids” was writ­ten dur­ing the so-called “end of his­to­ry” — the his­tor­i­cal epoch between the fall of the Sovi­et Union and the rise of the Arab Spring. A peri­od of intense frag­men­ta­tion of the Left, this was when the anti-glob­al­iza­tion move­ment mobi­lized around the slo­gan, “anoth­er world is pos­si­ble.”

Cthulhu plays no role for me

Cthulhu plays no role for me

Haraway’s for­mer (pro­found­ly sys­tem-ori­ent­ed) Marx­i­an tech­nofem­i­nism has giv­en way, then, to some­thing called mul­ti­species fem­i­nism char­ac­ter­ized by a bare­ly dis­avowed will­ing­ness to see whole cities and cul­tures wiped from the plan­et for the sake of a form of thriv­ing among “com­pan­ion species” involv­ing rel­a­tive­ly few of us.

"Cerrar para abrir": Puerto Rican Student Struggles and the Crisis of Colonial-Capitalism

“Cerrar para abrir”: Puerto Rican Student Struggles and the Crisis of Colonial-Capitalism

The stu­dent move­ment has tak­en an action that exceeds its char­ac­ter as a nar­row, stu­dent effort cir­cum­scribed to the aca­d­e­m­ic set­ting. In order to under­stand how these thou­sands of stu­dents stopped act­ing “like stu­dents” and began delib­er­at­ing, act­ing, and demand­ing in a clear and self-con­scious­ly polit­i­cal field of strug­gle, it is nec­es­sary to look at the his­to­ry of stu­dent strug­gle in Puer­to Rico.

Reassessing Foucault: Modern Sexuality and the Transition to Capitalism

Reassessing Foucault: Modern Sexuality and the Transition to Capitalism

Are the premis­es of queer the­o­ry real­ly anti­thet­i­cal to a his­tor­i­cal mate­ri­al­ist under­stand­ing of the ori­gins of cap­i­tal­ism? Con­sid­er­ing Foucault’s some­thing of the patron saint of queer the­o­ry, we might per­haps dis­cov­er the error of the whole for­ma­tion in the thought of its founder.