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Tune in to the Common Notions YouTube channel for a lively presentation of On Microfascism inspires a dialogue on femini...
03/19/2022

Tune in to the Common Notions YouTube channel for a lively presentation of On Microfascism inspires a dialogue on feminist, antirascist, and abolitionist perspectives on the antifascist culture we're creating for a dignified and safe world for all—and the cultural dimensions of patriarchy, white supremacy, and nationalism that makes fascism part of every fight we have to confront in order to live. With @jbratich and Victoria Law. #antifa #antifacist #feminist

Making Worlds Book Launch and Discussion: Against MicrofascismMaking Worlds is excited to host a lively presentation of ...
03/14/2022

Making Worlds Book Launch and Discussion: Against Microfascism

Making Worlds is excited to host a lively presentation of "On Microfascism," a book that inspires dialogue on antifascist and abolitionist perspectives on the antifascist culture we're creating for a dignified and safe world for all—and the cultural dimensions of patriarchy, white supremacy, and nationalism that makes fascism part of every fight we have to confront in order to live. With Jack Z. Bratich in conversation with Victoria Law.

Jack Z. Bratich is professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Department at Rutgers University. In addition to On Microfascism, he is also author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture and coeditor of Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality.

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. She is the author of Prisons Make Us Safer: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration and regularly covers prison issues for Truthout and other outlets. Her latest book, Prison By Any Other Name, cowritten with Maya Schenwar, critically examines proposed “alternatives” to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration.

Advanced Registration Required: https://bit.ly/3KvNEdO

Making Worlds Seminar: Thinking through and against Microfascism How do we develop antifascist praxis when the enemy doe...
03/11/2022

Making Worlds Seminar: Thinking through and against Microfascism

How do we develop antifascist praxis when the enemy does not appear in organized, recognizable forms?

How deeply rooted in Western culture and subjectivity is fascism? How has gender been both recognized and diminished in analyses of contemporary fascist resurgences?

This seminar begins to answer these questions and others through a collective reading group facilitated by the author of On Microfascism: Gender, War, Death. Over the course of four Fridays, we will meet and work through the analytic and cultural underpinnings of “recent” fascism.

Seminars meet on Fridays from 4pm to 6pm, March 25, April 1, April 8, and April 15. The community seminar is free and open to all levels. There is limited capacity of 15 participants. We prefer that participants attend all four sessions. Registrants will need a copy of On Microfascism, which will be available on special discount. Other reading materials will be provided for free.

Advanced registration is required: https://bit.ly/3KtTKvc

ABOUT THE SEMINAR LEADER
Jack Z. Bratich is professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. He has written dozens of articles, book chapters, and essays about the intersection of popular culture and political culture. He has been a zine librarian at ABC No Rio in New York City and now sits as a member of its advisory board member. He previously co-organized and cotaught (with Stevphen Shukaitis) two seminars at Bluestockings Bookstore: “Strategies of Refusal: Explorations in Autonomist Marxism” and “Affective Politics and the Imagination of Everyday Resistance”

Making Worlds Book Launch and Discussion: Against MicrofascismWe are excited to host a lively presentation of "On Microf...
03/09/2022

Making Worlds Book Launch and Discussion: Against Microfascism

We are excited to host a lively presentation of "On Microfascism," a book that inspires dialogue on antifascist and abolitionist perspectives on the antifascist culture we're creating for a dignified and safe world for all—and the cultural dimensions of patriarchy, white supremacy, and nationalism that makes fascism part of every fight we have to confront in order to live. With Jack Z. Bratich in conversation with Victoria Law.

Jack Z. Bratich is professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Department at Rutgers University. In addition to On Microfascism, he is also author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture and coeditor of Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality.

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. She is the author of Prisons Make Us Safer: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration and regularly covers prison issues for Truthout and other outlets. Her latest book, Prison By Any Other Name, cowritten with Maya Schenwar, critically examines proposed “alternatives” to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration.

Advanced Registration Required: https://bit.ly/3KvNEdO

Some essential reading for #internationalwomensday #womensstrike #feminism     “[In Family, Welfare, and the State] Dall...
03/08/2022

Some essential reading for #internationalwomensday #womensstrike #feminism “[In Family, Welfare, and the State] Dalla Costa shows that with the New Deal, the state began to plan the ‘social factory’—that is, the home, the family, the school, and above all women’s labor, on which the productivity and pacification of industrial relations was made to rest.”

—Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch. “Weaving together memories, poetry, stories, analysis, art, and activist praxis, Feminicide and Global Accumulation charts a new and irresistible future for anticapitalist feminist struggle. A book that belongs on the bookshelves of all progressive, left, decolonial scholar-activists.”

—Chandra Talpade Mohanty, author of Feminism Without Borders

An anthology-in-action for an uprising that remains unfinished.
03/03/2022

An anthology-in-action for an uprising that remains unfinished.

An anthology-in-action for an uprising that remains unfinished.
03/03/2022

An anthology-in-action for an uprising that remains unfinished.

We are devastated to hear about the passing of Jennifer Bennetch, an ineffable organizing force in the struggle for hous...
02/24/2022

We are devastated to hear about the passing of Jennifer Bennetch, an ineffable organizing force in the struggle for housing justice and contributor in HOW WE STAY FREE.

Her pioneering work in the housing encampment last summer is powerfully documented in her timeline of camps JTD and Teddy that she was a part of during the uprisings of 2020.

We ask that, if you have the means, to donate to her family’s gofundme to support her three children. Link in bio

Check out @phillyinquirer today for a piece about HOW WE STAY FREE featuring the editors and contributors!
02/18/2022

Check out @phillyinquirer today for a piece about HOW WE STAY FREE featuring the editors and contributors!

Check out the @phillyinquirer today for a piece featuring editors and contributors of HOW WE STAY FREE! And don’t miss t...
02/18/2022

Check out the @phillyinquirer today for a piece featuring editors and contributors of HOW WE STAY FREE!

And don’t miss tonight’s event on the book with @asianartsphilly

Happy Valentine’s Day comrades!!!
02/15/2022

Happy Valentine’s Day comrades!!!

Happy #pubday to How We Stay Free: Notes On A Black Uprising, the first book to gather voices from  the 2020 uprising fo...
02/08/2022

Happy #pubday to How We Stay Free: Notes On A Black Uprising, the first book to gather voices from the 2020 uprising for Black lives and capture this essential history.

Online seats still available for How We Stay Free launch event Saturday Feb 5 @ 1pm. Head to the #commonnotions website ...
02/05/2022

Online seats still available for How We Stay Free launch event Saturday Feb 5 @ 1pm. Head to the #commonnotions website for details. And pick up (& give!) copies with a special discount during the event. #blackhistorymonth #blacklivesmatter #blackliberation #abolition #solidarity #indiepublishing #freedom #georgefloyd #brionnataylor Photo by @callmejazriley edited by @justmaybechris @fajrmuhammad @robesonhousephl

How We Stay FREE: Notes on a Black UprisingJoin our solidarity campaign to give 250 books to students, elders, organize...
01/25/2022

How We Stay FREE: Notes on a Black Uprising

Join our solidarity campaign to give 250 books to students, elders, organizers, and political prisoners

www.commonnotions.org/HWSF-solidarity

Mark your calendar! In person and online
01/22/2022

Mark your calendar! In person and online

ANNOUNCING THE #HowWeStayFree LAUNCH! 2/5 at Making Worlds Bookstore! Join editors + contributors in celebration of this anthology-in-action of the culture and politics of Black liberation. Limited in-person gathering and global livestream w/
Common Notions. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-we-stay-free-book-launch-registration-247375876907

RSVP's are donation based for as little as $1 to support
Making Worlds to cover costs and labor to produce the event. For in person attendance, please be mindful that you'll need to meet the COVID policy to advance health and safety for us all. See more on Eventbrite.

We invite everyone to please join our Solidarity Campaign as we work to get at least 250 books to students, elders, organizers, and political prisoners! By selecting one of the packs bellow we will get this book into the hands of Philly’s freedom fighters. PRE-ORDER: https://commonnotions.org/hwsf-solidarity

01/20/2022

New book days are the best days, especially when its Jack Bratich's new book on microfascism just out on Common Notions!

"To effectively counter fascist movements, we need to understand them beyond their most visible and public expressions. To do this, Jack Bratich asserts, we must dig deeper into the psyche and body that gives rise to fascist formations. There we will find microfascism, or the cultural ways in which a fascist understanding of the world is generated from the hatreds that suffuse everyday life."

#readrevoltrepeat

On January 6th the people who stormed the Capitol did not come from nowhere. And they did not go away.Read an excerpt ”H...
01/06/2022

On January 6th the people who stormed the Capitol did not come from nowhere. And they did not go away.

Read an excerpt ”How the Fascists Gathered Before, During, and After Jan 6” on the Common Notions blog

On Microfascism: Gender, War, and Death by Jack Z. Bratich is out now!

#antifa #Jan6 #necropolitics #misogyny #warriorculture

On January 6th the people who stormed the Capitol did not come from nowhere. And they did not go away.Read an excerpt ”H...
01/06/2022

On January 6th the people who stormed the Capitol did not come from nowhere. And they did not go away.

Read an excerpt ”How the Fascists Gathered Before, During, and After Jan 6” on the Common Notions blog

On Microfascism: Gender, War, and Death by Jack Z. Bratich is out now!

#antifa #Jan6 #necropolitics #misogyny #warriorculture

OUT TODAY!Rooted in an understanding of how the fascist body is constructed, we can develop the collective power to dism...
01/04/2022

OUT TODAY!

Rooted in an understanding of how the fascist body is constructed, we can develop the collective power to dismember it.

To effectively counter fascist movements, we need to understand them beyond their most visible and public expressions. To do this, Jack Bratich asserts, we must dig deeper into the psyche and body that gives rise to fascist formations. There we will find microfascism, or the cultural ways in which a fascist understanding of the world is generated from the hatreds that suffuse everyday life.

By highlighting the misogyny at fascism’s core, we are able to observe a key process in the formation of a fascist body. Recognizing the microfascism behind appeals to recover the past glory of white male subjects created by earlier foundational wars, we see how histories of settler colonialism, genocide, and domination are animating the deadly mission of fascism today. Get your copy thru the link in bio or wherever good books are sold.

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New book days are the best days, especially when its Jack Bratich's new book on microfascism just out on Common Notions! "To effectively counter fascist movements, we need to understand them beyond their most visible and public expressions. To do this, Jack Bratich asserts, we must dig deeper into the psyche and body that gives rise to fascist formations. There we will find microfascism, or the cultural ways in which a fascist understanding of the world is generated from the hatreds that suffuse everyday life." #readrevoltrepeat
Two decades after Argentina’s historic revolt against neoliberalism and in the face of another debt crisis, the experiences of December 2001 offer lasting lessons for a new insurrection. In this excerpt from the 20th anniversary edition of Colectivo Situaciones' 19 & 20 (Common Notions), researcher and activist Liz Mason-Deese reflects on militant research and keeping the rebellion alive today.
🍂🍁 As a white settler-created publication, Southwestness proudly offers other white settlers some thoughtful, proactive suggestions for anti-colonial autumn activities that honor Native American Heritage Month. 🍂🍁 🥧 Study the history of colonialism. 🚫 ID and call out cultural appropriation. 🔊 Listen to and amplify Indigenous voices. 🎨 Buy and consume Native American media and art. Respectfully, Southwestness 📚 Recommended reading: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES; RED NATION RISING: FROM BORDERTOWN VIOLENCE TO NATIVE LIBERATION via PM Press; THE RED DEAL: INDIGENOUS ACTION TO SAVE OUR EARTH via Common Notions; Jake Skeets’ EYES BOTTLE DARK WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FLOWERS; Natalie Diaz’s WHEN MY BROTHER WAS AN AZTEC; Rebecca Roanhorse’s BLACK SUN; Stephen Graham Jones’ THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS; Terese Marie Mailhot’s HEART BERRIES: A MEMOIR; Robin Wall Kimmerer's BRAIDING SWEETGRASS; Tommy Orange’s THERE, THERE; Billy-Ray Belcourt’s NDN COPING MECHANISMS: NOTES FROM THE FIELD; Tommy Pico’s NATURE POEM; Joshua Whitehead’s JONNY APPLESEED; Gerald Vizenor’s BEARHEART; Joy Harjo’s CRAZY BRAVE; Vine Deloria, Jr.’s CUSTER DIED FOR YOUR SINS: AN INDIAN MANIFESTO; Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s SABRINA & CORINA; @Kelly Jo Ford's CROOKED HALLELUJAH; Thomas King’s AN INCONVENIENT INDIAN; Deborah A. Miranda’s BAD INDIANS: A TRIBAL MEMOIR; Leslie Marmon Silko's ALMANAC OF THE DEAD; Layli LongSoldier’s WHEREAS; David Treuer’s THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE; and Tanya Tagaq’s SPLIT TOOTH. 📚 #abq #burque #505 #albuquerque #nm #newmexico #sw #southwest #southwestness #listen #learn #unlearn #think #love #resist #autumn #anticolonial #whitesettlers #Indigenous #media #art #representation #nothanksgiving #respect #psa #colonialism #uncolonize #stolenland #decolonize #accomplicesnotallies
Come and check the outdoor book fair with in-person workshops on Saturday, and the virtual workshops on Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/events/221465156694661/?ref=newsfeed
“The gateway to the transformation of self and world doesn’t lie in the reform of the state or in its technological acceleration. It is not to be found in “collectivization” or in the affirmation of will. All of these means merely erect screens between the truth and the reality of existence so as to never let them meet. They are exteriorities with their own ends, connected to each other in a space and time from which we are separated by a thousand screens. For this reason, during any revolt, the first reflex is to destroy these screens, perhaps symbolically, but nevertheless in the greatest number possible. One does so in order to feel, individually and collectively, finally, in the here and now. One does so to restrict the space that separates us from each other and to increase the distance from that which we perceive as hostile. It is this search for immanence in oneself and in others that naturally leads us to consider how experiences of revolution and love are so similar that they communicate with one another.” –Marcello Tarì and Matt Peterson, " “There Is No Unhappy Love”: The Communism of Destitution", e-flux journal issue 118. May 2021. #MarcelloTarì #MattPeterson #efluxjournal Editor’s note: The text is excerpted from Marcello Tarì’s book There Is No Unhappy Revolution: The Communism of Destitution, translated by Richard Braude and published by Common Notions earlier this year. It is followed by an interview with Tarì conducted by Matt Peterson. Read here: e-flux.com/journal/118/391829/there-is-no-unhappy-love-the-communism-of-destitution/
Join panelists Peter Linebaugh, Eleanor Finley, CounterPower (authors of Organizing for Autonomy), and Out of the Woods Collective (authors of Hope Against Hope) with facilitator Kevin Van Meter. Hosted by Common Notions and Radical May. Green May, Red May: Ecological and Workers' Struggles After the Plague Year Tuesday, May 25th from 1:00-3:00PM EST After this “plague year” what lessons and challenges required the immediate attention of revolutionary forces? Participants will draw on historical and current examples of intertwined ecological and workers' struggles to address the realities and struggles that come next: wildfires, resource extraction, food insecurity, climate change, ecological collapse and the need for a radical movement of working-class and common peoples to create new worlds. #readrevoltrepeat
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Our newest edition: Making Abolitionist Worlds: Proposals for a World on Fire is a real book! Out from our friends at Common Notions! Get it here: https://www.commonnotions.org/making-abolitionist-worlds
So excited to finally share that the second edition of Abolition Journal is at the printer's!! Preorder your copy of Making Abolitionist Worlds: Proposals for a World on Fire from our friends at Common Notions here: https://www.commonnotions.org/making-abolitionist-worlds And if you still haven't read our first edition, Abolishing Carceral Society, you can find it here: https://www.akpress.org/abolishing-carceral-society.html or as a free download available on our webpage! #AbolitionNow