The Activist – Bookshelf

The Activist Podcast The Syllabus

Welcome to the “bookshelf” of The Activist, our weekly syllabus on the burning issues of today. From climate change via human rights to populism. Here you’ll find the highlights and fully downloadable editions from recent weeks.

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#36 – June 13, 2020

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#35 – June 6, 2020

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#34 – May 31, 2020

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#33 – May 23, 2020

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#32 – May 16, 2020

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#31 – May 9, 2020

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#30 – May 2, 2020

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#29 – April 24, 2020

Highlights:

  • The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry (document link)
  • “Nature’s Broken Clocks” – on how cultural narratives of time are connected to ecological collapse (book link)
  • “Black Skin, White Masks: Racism, Vulnerability & Refuting Black Pathology” (video link)
  • “The Sexual Politics of Meat” (podcast link)

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#28 – April 17, 2020

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#27 – April 9, 2020

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#26 – April 3, 2020

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#25 – March 25, 2020

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#24 – March 19, 2020

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#23 – March 12, 2020

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#22 – March 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • Weaponizing fascism for democracy (journalism link)
  • A new public economics that returns to lost roots and respects the biophysical imperatives of production (document link)
  • Digital debt labour: migration, deportation and offshoring in Mexico (article link)
  • Young black women and the expectation “to be small so that boys could expand and white girls could shine” (journalism link)

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#21 – February 27, 2020

Highlights:

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#20 – February 19, 2020

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#19 – February 12, 2020

Highlights:

  • Criminal-justice movements and electoral politics (article link)
  • Strategies of hybridization on the extreme right (book link)
  • Beyond the apartheid analogy in Palestine and South Africa (journalism link)
  • Ambulance work under late capitalism (podcast link)

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#18 – February 5, 2020

Highlights:

  • Neoconservative governance and state reliance on religious NGOs (article link)
  • A history of fashion and social class (book link)
  • The city In the age of trumpism (journalism link)
  • Care as revolutionary praxis at the end of society (video link)

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#17 – January 29, 2020

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More coming soon

We’ll be adding further historical editions here soon. We will also be launching a full archive – searchable and browsable – for all the materials featured not only in the Activist but also in all of our other syllabi as well as a growing mass of content that we uncover but don’t publish.


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