LOCAL PRAISE FOR PMs

Our recent piece, A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal, took most of its inspiration from experiences we shared apart and together – at precincts, in the streets and on highways in the Twin Cities – but we also learned much about the protest marshal from local reporting on the hidden mechanics that make demonstrations stay so regular. The following three linked articles (their nature revealed … Continue reading LOCAL PRAISE FOR PMs

Don’t Just Follow Along: Some Critical Notes on Tactics and Discourse

We are all here to get our voices heard. This may be true for some, but we question whether this applies generally to a crowd in a protest scenario. Did the various native tribes and individuals at Standing Rock set up camp to “get their voices heard,” or were they gathered to directly defend that which sustains them and allows them to live? Similarly, we … Continue reading Don’t Just Follow Along: Some Critical Notes on Tactics and Discourse

the belli research institute: how is it to be done

This is the inaugural post for the foundling Belli Research Institute, the beginning of what we hope will be a prolific and troubling project. Belli, which is Latin for in the war and of the war, reflects to us critical thots the epoch of civil war, that global condition subsuming and defining the whole of existence – what some call the Anthropocene. With this platform … Continue reading the belli research institute: how is it to be done