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This is good for a chuckle:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/militant-groups-fuel-the-fires/story-e6frg6zo-1226112637489

"these riots and their rapid escalation are not spontaneous but reflect the co-ordinated efforts of self-styled revolutionary groups determined to incite and escalate outbreaks into urban insurrections. Central to this strategy is the rapid mobilisation of agents provocateurs such as the Black Bloc cadre"

One day we've got to be as cool as the paranoid right wing says we are!

Reading for 8.17.11

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So, I just wanted to consolidate all of these into one note - mostly to make sure everyone has access to this. Some message confusion, my bad.

The Rebellion In Los Angeles: The Context of a Proletarian Uprising (LA, '92). Aufheben.
http://www.anti-politics.net/distro/download/lariots-imposed.pdf

The Decline and Fall of the Spectacle-Commodity Economy (Watts, 1965). Situationist International.
http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/10.Watts.htm

additional things of interest

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i know i'm always harping about my man Bananas, but his thoughts on rioting, partly inspired by Brixton 1981, are interesting if people want to look. The stuff about Teutonic knights is so fantastic but kinda true:

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/HTML/Alfredo_M._Bonanno__From_Riot_to_Insurrection__Analysis_for_an_anarchist_perspective_against_post-industrial_capitalism.html

also i see you guys were reading some autonomia stuff, including Domination and Sabotage ("i feel the warmth of the proletarian mass every time i put on my ski mask" haha oh Toni). here's some crazy historical background and @ analysis:

http://digitalelephant.blogspot.com/2010/08/armed-struggle-in-italy-1976-78.html

Para-Academia & Theory Fiction | Session 3: Nabokov, Coincidence and Otherwordliness

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Para-Academia & Theory Fiction | Session 3: Nabokov, Coincidence and Otherwordliness, facilitated by Steve Aubrey 
Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm at Observatory 

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (1899-1977) is perhaps most famous for Lolita and Pale Fire, novels of startling linguistic and literary playfulness. But as his wife, Vera, wrote in a foreword to a collection of his poetry in 1979, the true watermark of Nabokov's work is the concept of "potustoronnost" or otherwordliness. Though much of Nabokov's work may seem straight-forward and realist, lurking underneath his fiction is an entire pantheon of ghosts, shades, demons and devils that comprise the true world of Nabokov's writings. 

READING ASSIGNMENT

Please read the following short stories by Nabokov: "Signs and Symbols" and "The Vane Sisters". They can be found here

Reading for 8.10.11

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For next week, "Virtuosity and Revolution: A Political Theory of Exodus" by Paulo Virno from the collection Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics (2006): http://www.mediafire.com/?3kn1m3wrx0rx55p

Next week we'll try again to meet on the Staten Island Ferry @ 7.  (I'll be late so don't wait up.)

 

Reactionary

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I love universities and think they are pretty cool. Call me old-fashioned. But I want to find ways of supporting work outside of them, since I think that's the best way to change the inside of them.

Zong!

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For those who missed tonight's meeting, we decided to try reading a text out loud together next week on the Staten Island Ferry and the text is M. Nourbese Phillip's Zong!: http://www.mediafire.com/?x1trfp5i73uv9

great class!

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this sounds very good.

i'm still interested too.....

 there is apretty easy and fun book called "zero" that might add to the class - it frames the history of math leading up to calculus - and the significance of calculus in an interesting way. and its a quick read.

Genoa

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Tiqqun's text about Genoa:

http://saremo.jottit.com/

goes well with "Get Rid of Yourself" which is on the internets

http://vimeo.com/25952876

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