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With Lenin against Foucault, with Foucault against Lenin

Unless the state, and its attendant state power, are grasped and demonstrated as the operation of the grammar of social relations –in other words, the structure of circulation of value, and exchange — all attacks on the state, whether envisaged in terms of seizure of state power or in terms of resisting the state, and withdrawal from it, will only result in its recomposition and reinforcement. 1,566 more words


Acts of Resistance: Against the New Myths of Our Time

Pierre Bourdieu – In his most explicitly political work to date, Pierre Bourdieu speaks out against the new myths of our time – especially those associated with… 174 more words


The rise of the GERM: how is education messing with our minds?

With the neoliberal assault on education seemingly unending, Andrew Stone, a teacher and NUT rep in south London, considers the role of education today and how we can fight back… 2,743 more words


From deregulation to re-regulation

I have been invited to give a talk at the University of Plymouth on 17 July. The title of my talk is From deregulation to re-regulation: School governing and governance at a time of neo-liberal governmentality… 168 more words


Austerity vs Democracy: What’s Happening in Greece?

Like most folks, I’ve found the dizzying pace of events in Greece a challenge to grasp. Over the weekend, in a historic referendum, voters there rejected the latest harsh terms for a bailout offered by the nation’s European creditors. 2,092 more words


Democracy Wins But The BBC Fails (Again)

This evening’s Greek referendum result was a victory for the forces of democracy. The vote was 62% No and 39% Yes. Austerity doesn’t work and the Greek people have said as much in great numbers. 195 more words