Recyclables

by Eric Williams “I probably should make a pilgrimage,” I answered. “He’s reckoned the best poet here.” “Best poet in Aznar Station?” Röntgen laughed and drained his coffee. “Well, I can arrange that too.”  We strolled to the already bustling Plaza de los Pájaros. A long line had formed for the Axial. The cylindrical station…

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Alienation For My Peers

by Tongo Eisen-Martin Karl Marx warned that the ideological opiate of (theoretically) state-protected rights make our alienation of labor (and identity) acceptable, seamless, and at times euphoric; always institutional. Marx writes: “This crystallization of social activity, this consolidation of what we ourselves produce in an objective power above us, growing out of our control, thwarting…

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The Pest As Form

by Maru Pabón. As the maintenance of any given state of affairs depends largely on the ability to keep pests under control, animals are pulled into the category in relation to the processes of labor they disturb; the leaves they munch on, the shit they spread. If locusts troubled agrarian societies, it was because they devastated the production of goods around which the economy was centered.

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