What’s in a flame? Giorgia Meloni’s Italy

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Article
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Politics

Instead of asking if Giorgia Meloni is a fascist, then, as everyone seems to be frantically doing, we may ask what kind of non-fascist would run under a symbol that was crafted in order to avoid falling afoul of anti-fascist laws, or adopt one of Mussolini’s most famous slogans—‘For God, country and family’—as the tagline of her election campaign.

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Gaming

We are all posthuman: Citizen Sleeper and growing strange in late-stage capitalism

Citizen Sleeper follows Deleuze and Guattari’s thought, whereby to resist one must move toward the plane of immanence and the multiplicity of capacities it offers. If we are all sleepers, then we must learn how to make new collectives, multiplicities and fleshly and virtual becomings. As my favourite ‘ending’ of the game tells us, we must turn away from identity, representation and ideology and ‘grow strange’ against the boundaries of capitalism.

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Article
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Housing

No shelter

Laws and governance at all levels of government—local, state, federal—regardless of party, currently support and, indeed, incentivise the maintenance of property as an asset class over any notion of home or dwelling—a guaranteeing of landlord rights that liquidates all other claims.

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Friday Poetry
Poetry

Poetry | // City Loop //

I wake up, standing to a horizontal glare in eyes I can’t remember shutting on a platform at a station of a line that must be elsewhere Where the night chill pricks like daybreak a helium confusion at being alive and born clothed