She assumed she would not receive a stimulus check, since she had no bank account.
October 6, 2020
AMLO’s politics of wanting it, badly
Mexican critics have raised concerns that AMLO and Morena are little more than a recycled PRI, pointing to AMLO’s formative political years and to Morena’s scale of control. What is different about AMLO, however, is his cult of personality and his distaste for the separation of powers.
July 27, 2020
A nationalist strategy cannot be a public health strategy
As the elusive status of citizenship has become one of the many fault lines creating vulnerability in the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizing of deportees and returnees, who have lived most of their lives outside of citizenship and survived the violence that comes from lacking it, has proved invaluable. Mutual aid infrastructure—logistical, financial, and emotional—was already in place in the deportee/returnee community, as many other communities scrambled to figure out how to support one another for the first time.
Bush’s decisions to invade Iraq and Afghanistan were obviously the most consequential of his presidency, but the decision to…
The young are trying to save the old
It is important to understand that chronopolitics is nothing more than the political and cultural modality in which class conflict in recent decades has appeared: the conflict between generations is not fundamental but is rather the outcome of specific historical developments, which have turned age into the medium of conflicts flowing from the relations of property. But this does not make generational conflict superficial, any more than the mediation of class through race makes race superficial. There is a genuine divergence in life chances and social power along the lines of age.
A whole generation has grown up with restrictions on their lives defined by Israel, yet many have never seen an Israeli.
Bloomberg, after this debate, was neither loved nor feared. That left the third thing.
We were a sick society and getting sicker
The Decameron came to mind first, but as the weeks went on, our minds wandered to reruns of The Jetsons that we used to watch as kids. A smug depiction of an optimized society so stratified that its beneficiaries literally lived above the clouds, The Jetsons always made us wonder about all the people living below, on Earth, in cities abandoned by the techno-optimists of the future. Now we knew.
“Your daddy did my lips”
This is the problem with the politics of desire. The parasite is already within us, and our desires are not our own. It’s not that a “real” self has been colonized by the infrastructures of desire, but that the very thing that we call “self” is composed of that colonization; the self does not exist without it.
May 30, 2020
Interviews with Larry Kramer (1935–2020) and Gregg Bordowitz
May 4, 2020
Can you say “free-market cartel” ten times fast?
May 1, 2020
Writing on labor and class struggle for May Day—and beyond.
In honor of May Day, a selection of n+1’s writing on work and labor