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Issue: #02 autumn/winter 2015

Editorial #02

b a m n editorial collective

History doesn’t move in a straight line. Neither does it move at a steady pace. It loops and it cycles. It jolts and it breaks. There are periods that feel like stasis, history in deep freeze, change impossible. Perhaps history is claggy.

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The Question of Violence

Tanya Serisier investigates the concept of ‘violence’ and considers the insights and limitations that second-wave feminist politics has had on how we understand gendered violence.

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The Strike is Dead. Long Live the Strike.

If the age of strikes is over, how can we strike today? Alex Long considers the potential for the social strike.

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Beneath The Control Board, The Breach

If we agree that we live in a complex world, why are our tactical debates so simplistic, and what would a complex strategy be? Rodrigo Nunes investigates.

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Crush Notes: Big Flame

Seth Wheeler interviews former member Max Farrar

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Do We Care?

Jack MacBean explains why the crisis in care homes and elder care is deepening as more and more people grow old in a time of enforced austerity

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Great Days!

Gareth Brown remembers his late friend Mike Peters and his old group The Pleasure Tendency.

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Broken Machines

Nicholas Beuret looks at whether Channel 4’s Humans is representative of a shift in speculative narratives around automation, work, and care.

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No Romance Without Finance

Mark Fisher examines pop culture as a form of consciousness raising

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A Late Diversion: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak maintains a relentless schedule of talks and interventions. Her book An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012) is important for offering the ‘patient non-coercive rearrangement of desire’ as a model for teaching, with the view to facilitate a revolutionary transformation where people will want to collectively arrange for ‘the upkeep of others’.

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Shark Attack

Sean Farmelo examines the potentials and the dangers of the sharing economy

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Another way home

Camille Barbagallo looks at the connections and histories of slavery, motherhood and reproductive labour under capitalism

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Issue: #01.5 spring 2015

Editorial #1.5 – Austerity is Over! If We Want It.

b a m n editorial collective

2015 is the year of elections. It has been and will continue to be dominated by electoral politics and their limits. The UK general election is just one of a series of important national elections happening across Europe. The consequences of Syriza’s election in Greece in January will continue to play out through the rest of the year, and the elections in Spain and Portugal are also likely to be significant. As such, the frame of electoral politics is going to be hard to escape until 2016 at the earliest.

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Issue: #01 autumn/winter 2014

Editorial #01

b a m n editorial collective

Bamn! A fist strikes a table. A point emphasized. Bamn. An explosion of movement. Escape from inertia. Bamn. A magazine to focus attention. Its messag...

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Underlay

Judy Thorne

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From the Archive: Wages for Housework

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Are the kids alright?

Matthew Dunne

Matthew Dunne looks at the lack of youth subcultures today and questions whether this is actually a bad thing?...

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Photo Essay: By Water

Casey Orr

A photo essay by Casey Orr...

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Scenes from the revolution

Craig McVee and Keir Milburn

Craig McVee and Keir Milburn discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Catching Fire...

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Short Stories: England Ahoy

John Barker

A short story by John Barker...

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Remembering the future

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, authors of the Accelerationist Manifesto argue that the Left needs to reconnect with the project of building counter-h...

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A Late Diversion: Aamer Rahman

Aamer Rahman

In the late nineteenth century, lists of questions were a popular diversion designed to discover new things about old friends. ...

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Crush Notes: ACT UP Paris

Nicholas Bueret and Philippe Mangeot

Nicholas Beuret interviews ex-president Philippe Mangeot...

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Is consent sexy?

Tanya Serisier

Tanya Serisier asks whether the concept of ‘consent’ is any use in ending rape or founding a liberatory sexual culture ...

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It’s not a conspiracy

Jess Winterson

Conspiracy theorists might more readily be associated with paranoia but, in an era marked by anxiety, they provide a stabilising mechanism, argues Jes...

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This is not a love song

The Free Association

The Free Association investigate the dynamic behind recent populist movements by invoking the spirit of the 45...

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Invisible Planet

Gareth Brown

What can revolutionary organisations be if they can’t be mass? In light of the decline of mass political organisations we need mechanisms of coordin...

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