• The Autonomy Issue
    February 2018 #48
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    Table Of Contents

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    Writing from an occupied building in Madrid, Lotta Meri Pirita Tenhunen shares her account of the daily weavings of collective autonomy that makes up Spain’s housing rights movement Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca, or PAH.

    A Postcard from Spain

    by Lotta Meri Pirita Tenhunen


    Replacing racist judges with algorithm-driven Risk Assessment Tools doesn’t change the racial bias of bail decisions, however “objective” or “neutral” their advocates claim these data tools to be. To understand why, you have to consider the history and stubborn persistence of racism in our culture.

    High Risk

    by Raechel Anne Jolie


    In Carceral Capitalism, Jackie Wang explains why neoliberal policy is responsible for both predatory policing and mass-incarceration.

    The Rise of the Prison State

    by Aviva Stahl

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    In late capitalism, economic relationships become emotional, while market models permeate intimate relationships. At the juncture of this paradox, Alice Blackhurst finds herself trying to beak up with her life coach.

    The Life Coach

    by Alice Blackhurst


    Around the world, people are repurposing inexpensive routers and antennas to take back the internet from the greedy control of telecoms.

    Kill My ISP

    by Charlie Muller

    Going into My Depths
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    Contemporary solidarity organizing with Palestine should emphasize the ways worker conditions are connected to colonialism and mass-incarceration, and the mutual benefits of linking different struggles across race, class, religion, and nationality.

    Labor Strike Against Israel-American Prison Society Inc.

    by Zaina Alsous

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    Double Up: A Winter Informal brought to you by New York City’s skate and culture crews Brujas and Gang Corp


    Overlaying large-scale world tragedy with the minutiae of everyday life, Ali Smith’s new novel Winter conjures the emotional feat of remaining sensitive.

    How to Feel Something

    by G.S. Phillips

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    February 2018

    Remember that pain is a pervasive, inescapable side-effect of being alive.

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