Economics

Niki Singleton

What happens when our basic human right to give food to each other is hijacked and made illegal by authorities? Last month, a Texas chef, Joan Cheever - who has been giving to those in need for more than 10 years - was fined $2,000. Cheever will be fighting the fine in Municipal Court on June 23, by arguing that under the 1999 Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she has a right to serve food to the homeless because she considers it a free exercis

Niki Singleton

It was unfathomable to me that these global businesses, Amazon, Paypal, and Spotify, would be inadvertently funding white supremacists in 2015. The more I looked into current news around neo-Nazis the more I saw a string of articles that shows a rise in influence.

Carol-Ann Gleason

The African continent is home to the world's largest un-medicated population. No wonder, then, that Big Pharma is moving to increase its presence—and profits—beyond TB medication and anti-retrovirals. If pharmaceutical companies can apply the same successful consumerist models they've deployed in the U.S. and Europe, the windfall could be enormous. Carol-Ann Gleason reports on the serious implications of Big Pharma's neoliberal push into Africa. 

Robert Duncan

Arie Amaya-Akkermans

Installation views: Joana Kohen. "Untitled I" & "Untitled 2", polyester and stitch on hand-made cotton paper, 86X91 e/o (2014); "A Robber Who Broke Into Hair Salon Is Beaten By Its Female Owner And Kept As A Sex Slave For Three Days He Was Fed Nothing But Viagra", 83.5X159X2 (2014).

Chris Haddix

Chris Haddix

 

The death of theory, not unlike the end of history, has, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, been exposed as an embarrassingly premature announcement.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the fourth in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain addressing critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy. Cæmeron's previous post explored the contours of life in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze called a "Society of Control." In what follows, Cæmeron begins the difficult process of articulating a practice of resistance to the "diffuse matrix" of late-capitalist power. 

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Arne Olsen

Most people have heard some iteration of the expression “busy as a bee.” As a beekeeper, I can attest to honeybees’ industriousness. As long as weather permits, they will fly out of their hive and seek forage. Throughout a worker’s lifecycle—about four weeks—she (yes, workers are female)1 has several jobs, from cleaning to nursing to guarding to foraging.

Shaun Randol

At the Situational Junta, Work was put on trial

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect at the first Situational Junta. To find some sort of footing, I mulled over potential meanings for the chosen nomenclature: situational, junta. The title of the three-part artistic venture, for me, was politically charged. My kind of event.

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