Tag: consumerism
Scarcity and Abundance Under Anarchism
[Hear an in-depth discussion on this article and its topics in this episode of The Enragés] View or download a PDF copy of Rai Ling’s C4SS Study: Scarcity and Abundance Under Anarchism Introduction To what extent are contemporary production and consumption trends compatible with the abolition of the state and authority in general? There are…
L’eleganza è Anarchica
Guida anarchica alla moda Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 4 giugno 2019 con il titolo Only Anarchists Are Pretty: An Anarchist Guide to Fashion. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Negli anni novanta, il movimento anti globalizzazione (aziendale) dominava l’estremismo politico. Dai Girotondi contro il capitale ai Zapatistas alla battaglia di Seattle, infuriava la lotta…
Etica della Spesa
Quando dire “non c’è consumo etico nel capitalismo” spegne la mente Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 21 maggio 2019 con il titolo “No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism” is a Thought-Stopping Cliche. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. A prima vista, dire che sotto il capitalismo “non esiste consumo etico” sembra assolutamente corretto. Chiunque faccia un’analisi sistemica…
Only Anarchists Are Pretty: An Anarchist Guide to Fashion
In the 90’s, the anti-(corporate) globalization movement was at the forefront of the conversation in radical political circles. From the Carnival Against Capital to the Zapatistas to the Battle in Seattle, the fight against global capitalism raged on. This battle raged on side-by-side with the fight against sweatshop labor with protesters targeting companies like Gap…
“No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism” is a Thought-Stopping Cliche
The meme of “no ethical consumption” under capitalism is, on first impression, entirely correct. Anyone with a systemic analysis of capitalism knows that the big structural problems are the result of entrenched interests that maintain their status through the use of violence. Problems like climate change, planned obsolescence, poor working conditions, and factory farming are…
La Notte delle Merci Viventi
Sull’archeologia zombie Di Anon. Originale pubblicato il primo aprile 2019 con il titolo Night of the Living “Things”: Zombie Archeology. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. L’Oxford English Dictionary alla voce “archeologia” dice: “studio della storia e della preistoria umana tramite lo scavo di siti e l’analisi di artefatti e altri reperti fisici.” Lo stesso dizionario definisce…
Night of the Living ‘Things’: Zombie Archaeology
If capitalism is good at anything, it is making things. I mean “things” not in an ontological or otherwise formal sense but more in the manner that declutter gurus use it: general assorted human-made and/or human-claimed objects.
Thoughts On Consumerism
Consumerism is often derided by leftists. It’s viewed as an outgrowth of capitalism and markets more generally. There is truth in the notion that commercialism is a product of markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. As Ellen Willis stated: First of all, there is nothing inherently wrong with consumption. Shopping and consuming are enjoyable…
Obama’s Fifty Billion Dollar Corporate Gift
Ross Kenyon explains that Obama’s call for $50 billion to be spent on transportation infrastructure hurts local and regional businesses by subsidizing the transportation of goods from more distant firms, and thus further entrenches corporate domination of the marketplace.
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