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Episode 4.8: An Identical Abject-Subject?

Wrapping up Endnotes 4 with this follow-up and clarification to the standout essay from Endnotes 2, “Misery and Debt.” The function of this essay is to clarify that the “surplus population” should NOT be misunderstood as containing any hopeful elements of an organizational, revolutionary subject.

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Episode 4.7: Its Own Peculiar Decor

This intake to Endnotes 4 is an analysis of urbanism, from the Debordian perspective that capitalism has successfully managed to collapse space in the form of the suburb, the greenfield, the urban metropole. This essay begins with that analysis, but takes it further afield by analyzing the history of housing and urban development in the United States, how it plays into processes of racialisation as well as the eradication of the worker’s identity.

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Episode 4.6: Gather us From Among the Nations

In this episode we talk about Hegel, we discuss Endnotes’s essay on the wave of riots that swept through Eastern Europe in early 2014, and we focus in again on the “composition problem.” One of the key theoretical points made in the essay under review is that the problem of a lack of demands is identical to the “composition problem,” but that the former can be seen in a positive light–a movement’s lack of demands leaves it open to the possibility of full-on communist insurrection. We continue to puzzle over what communization might mean, and get even deeper into its logos.

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Episode 4.5: The Rise and Fall of the Worker’s Movement, 1883-1982 (pt 3)

Wrapping up our long episode on this long history on the history of the worker’s movement, as well as discussing the stonks kerfuffle in the news. We reflect on internet culture and its possibilities for a future mode of consciousness; the Endnotes corpus thus far; and a lot more!

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Episode 4.4: The Rise and Fall of the Worker’s Movement, 1883-1982 (pt 2)

Our second episode on the long essay in Endnotes 4 on the history of the worker’s movement. Join us for another discussion that runs the gamut, from discussing billionaires, neo-feudalism, the Avatar remakes, to the early decades of the worker’s movement.

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Episode 4.3: A History of Separation—The Rise and Fall of the Worker’s Movement, 1883-1982

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion as we get into Endnotes’s epic history of the worker’s movement, from its roots in the 19th century and the proletarianization of the peasantry, to the “communizing turn.” We are discussing the preface and the first part of the essay.

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Episode 4.2: Brown v. Ferguson

Endnotes are back on their journalistic kick, tracing the history and contours of the Ferguson uprising circa 2014. Connecting it to its immediate history of police killings and the social movement that mobilized around them, to the more distant history of the civil rights movement, as well as the material history of the construction of cities like Baltimore and St. Louis. The key theoretical concepts that we focus in on are the “composition problem,” as well as the theory of “surplus populations.”

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Read the essay here: https://endnotes.org.uk/issues/4/en/endnotes-brown-v-ferguson