“Am I Next?” Black Lives Matter, Jouissance and the Apocalypse of White Desire

How to heal this rupture everywhere? How to remember and re-enact for a coming justice not yet here? If there is one thing to take from Black Lives Matter, it is that we are the living dead transmigrants of black ghosts and white … More “Am I Next?” Black Lives Matter, Jouissance and the Apocalypse of White Desire

Aotearoa’s Criminal (In)justice System. I: Imperialism and Ideology

In Society Must be Defended, Foucault (2003) defines biopower as that which bounds life from death; a power which enforces itself on the level of population, fragmenting the human race into a multiplicity of races that are classified, hierarchised and judged against a norm … More Aotearoa’s Criminal (In)justice System. I: Imperialism and Ideology

Disassembling Bodies in the Hyperreal Imaginary: Towards a Solidarity of Impotency

Lost in the circuit of digital connections, my head swims vacant, adrift in a web too vast to comprehend. Utopia has always been a hermeneutic horizon for me, not in the sense of somehow being met, but rather, as an ever elusive … More Disassembling Bodies in the Hyperreal Imaginary: Towards a Solidarity of Impotency

Self-Annihilation of the Neoliberal Body Machine

Walking into the Otago University Student Association (OUSA) Clubs and Societies Centre, I am reminded that the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) in Ōtepoti has no property of their own. For all of last year, our meetings were sporadic and scattered, assigned to odd rooms around the centre. I would meander in with my flatmate, squint … More Self-Annihilation of the Neoliberal Body Machine

Disney as Mass Psychosis: Spectacle and Necropower in The Force Awakens

Let’s face it, Finn is psychotic. One of the first scenes in The Force Awakens is the death of a stormtrooper. As Finn cradle them, their blank helmets gaze dolefully at one another. Twenty minutes later, Finn fires into a hanger bay full of stormtroopers. “Woo!” … More Disney as Mass Psychosis: Spectacle and Necropower in The Force Awakens