Guantánamo Bay is almost unanimously seen as an exceptional space inhabited by ‘bare life’. This article unpacks the double rendering of the exception in Carl Schmitt’s work and argues that the conceptualisation of the exception in The Nomos of the Earth can help us understand the form of exception that is at work in the ‘war on terror’. 249 more words
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One thing that makes Agamben’s Homo Sacer so difficult to grasp is that the status of the claims is very unclear. On the one hand, you have the close analysis of this particular legal figure from ancient Rome, and on the other, you have a whole range of claimed homologies from linguistics, ontology, etc., as well as some very wide-ranging claims for the relevance of the homo sacer figure for Western politics. 423 more words
Συνέβη μέσα στα τελευταία πέντε-έξι χρόνια. Το κέντρο της Αθήνας μεταμορφώθηκε σταδιακά σε μια μεγάλη υπαίθρια γειτονιά με κόκκινα φανάρια, γεμάτη ανήλικα κορίτσια από τη Νιγηρία. 17 more words
12 years a sex-slave: the politics of violence against Nigerian women in the Greek context - by F.N.
It happened within the last five or six years. The center of Athens, capital of Greece, gradually turned into one big, outdoor red light district, full of underage Nigerian girls. 438 more words
Economy, Ecumenes, Communism: Economy as the Devastation of Ecumenes, Communism as the Exit From Economy – by Jacques Fradin
This amazing critique of economic thinking is by Jacques Fradin. I cannot claim responsibility for either the English translation or the distribution of the text – credit should go to my comrades at… 12,555 more words