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Notes on Angelo Suarez’s “Materializing free time: Notes towards a new constructivism”

Originally posted on Signals:
Suarez’s essay can be read at this link. I. Like conscience, the phantom of the Rizalian tradition continues to haunt us even today at the cusp of communicative capitalism and surplus digital technology. Perhaps the persistence of ‘socially-conscious’ art, from the time of the Propagandists, Jose Maria Sison’s Second Propaganda Movement,…

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Humourless Marxist Reviews: Spectre

Originally posted on Worker's Spatula:
The James “007” Bond franchise has been around for 20 years, since its first instalment, “Goldeneye”, was released to rave reviews in 1995. Most critics and fans of the franchise agree, no Bond film will ever top “Goldeneye”, and to date, in terms of quality as cinema, no Bond…

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First World Congress on Marxism?

Read the following news item released by the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. I’m wondering what the exact topics are in this “First World Congress” and what sort of “Marxism” they discussed there. First World Congress on Marxism held in Beijing BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — The first World Congress on…

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Radikal sa #AlDub

Originally posted on Kapirasong Kritika:
Sa panimulang antas, mainam sanang hayaan na lang ang mga personal at kahit padaskul-daskol na pagtingin sa “kalyeserye” na “AlDub.” Tutal naman, isa itong kalakal ng kulturang popular kung saan pwede, at hinihikayat pa nga, ang kanya-kanyang panlasa, gusto, o trip mula sa maraming pagpipilian. Pero dahil sa grabeng kasikatan…