The politics of #shutdown: from capitalism to popular protest

ana. Deumert
4 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert looks at the meaning and practice of shutdown. Originally used in the context of capitalist expansion and workforce disciplining, it has been adopted as a grassroots tool of rebellion against the status quo. 

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The end of how business takes over, again

Ico Maly
3 minutes to read used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

Why activists should be aware that social media are not the public sphere

Lucas Pascholatti
5 minutes to read

This column aims to discuss the current context of social media use, activism and how it is connected to the public sphere itself. It shows that there are many questions that should be raised in the context of post-truth democracy.

In Broad Daylight

David Antonie Hollanders
12 minutes to read

Does Hollywood help us understand what caused the financial crisis? In this article David Hollanders analyzes four Hollywood blockbusters dealing with the Great Financial Crisis.