Perhaps one day historians will look at the bomb crater left behind by last week’s suicide attack on the Turkish-Syrian border town of Suruc, which left 32- left-wing students dead, and consider it a turning point in what is benignly referred to as ‘international relations’.
Heiner Flassbeck, 'Germany caused the crisis, Germany must solve it', July 7, 2015.
Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says German economic policy put Greece into the crisis and progressive Germans must stop the irrational bleeding of the Greek people. Watch the original interview here.
You may remember a few months ago we told you about Salvage's appeal for crowd-funding for their first issue. Not only did they reach their funding target but they now have the finished copies ready and waiting to be sent out to everyone who donated/bought/subscribed. If you haven't already picked up a copy, then you can purchase Issue 1, alongside subscriptions, tote bags and keyrings, at the Salvage webstore.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos outlines the two experiments being practiced in the laboratory of Europe today: a stress test on democracy, and an exercise in the final destruction of the European Left. July 22, 2015. Republished from ZNet.
In Western turbo-capitalism, people move faster and faster, but still feel stuck in the same place. Hartmut Rosa, professor of Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, explains such a paradox in his studies on “social acceleration”. Among his other books are Alienation and Acceleration: Towards a Critical Theory of Late-Modern Temporality and High Speed Society, Social Acceleration, Power, and Modernity, Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity and, most recently by Verso,Sociology, Capitalism, Critique. The following interview was originally published by the LA Review of Books.June 28th, 2015.