‘We’re not going to tell you who the client is, because we don’t want your creativity, or your capacity for constructing a narrative, to be limited by a product or a brand. Because what we’ll be creating together this semester…
Perhaps we consume each other’s speculations, trading in the flimsy security of a community based in nothing but the hope of financial gain. The risk is not that we lose something—that is almost guaranteed. It is that we lose more than money: autonomy, accountability, equality and democracy. Ideals of justice have very little purchase in the world of crypto, which is what makes it a bleak vision for the future.
Going on strike is about more than enterprise bargaining. It’s about a long-term vision for a free education system that is fought for on the streets. It’s about better conditions for all workers across the economy. It’s a demonstration that we—not administration—are the university, because we have the power to shut it down.
An interview with Eirene Tsolidis-Noyce and Zachary Doney, foundational members of the Renters and Housing Union.
Treating insecurity and longing as more authentic than other emotions means giving in to the bleakness of capitalist realism. When I’m depressed, my brain tells me that this is real and my other emotions are fake, but as a friend once reminded me, my depression brain isn’t all that bright.