George Caffentzis

Fukushima Mon Amour

Fukushima Mon Amour - Daniel de Roulet

Four literary and political essays on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan.

Towards the Final Jubilee: Midnight Notes at Thirty Years Craig Hughes (Ed.)

Midnight Notes at Thirty Years.

A pamphlet published on the occasion of an anniversary meeting
between Midnight Notes Collective and Friends (2009)
commemorating 30 years of Midnight Notes.

UniConflicts in spaces of crisis: Critical approaches in, against and beyond the University

The central questions that raised are two:

1. What is the role of knowledge, of the university and of researchers in the era of crisis?

2. What are the critical epistemological and methodological tools for studying the spatial expressions of the ongoing crisis at multiple scales?

Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa newsletter

South African students demonstrate, 2015

The eighteen newsletters published by the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa between1991 and 2003.

Meandering on the semantical-historical communism and commons

The story begins at Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks when, at a gathering of cultural workers for the commons and through no wish of their own, Peter and George Caffentzis were asked to speak about violence and the commons. Accordingly, following dinner after what had been a chilly October day, they settled into armchairs by the fire and explained to the gathering that way back in the day (history) the commons was taken away by blood and fire and that, furthermore, as we all basically knew, it was still violently happening which ever way you happened to look. Indeed, this violent taking-away, or “expropriation,” was the beginning of proletarianization and thus of capitalism itself!

In letters of blood and fire - George Caffentzis

A collection of essays by George Caffentzis.

The work/energy crisis and the apocalypse - George Caffentzis

1980 essay by George Caffentzis examining capitalist society following the 1973 energy and economic crisis amidst the widespread refusal of work by women and the young.

Generation of debt: the university in default & the undoing of campus life

A pamphlet by Reclamations Journal on skyrocketing student debt in the context of budget cuts and economic crisis.

Must we rebuild their anthill? A letter to/for Japanese comrades

Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis describe the threat to capitalist legitimacy from the disaster in Japan and the use of nuclear power as a strategy of accumulation and terror.

Hoisting the “Knowledge Bank” on Its Own Petard: The World Bank and the “Double Crisis” of African Universities

George Caffentzis, of Midnight Notes and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, on the World Bank and the 'double crisis of Africa universities'.