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2021: Ideological Campaigns, State Ideologies and Cultural Change

1 January, 2022 · Yearly report

The shift from environmentalism to state ideology also means a transformation of science and its frameworks mediated by state policy objectives dictated by the needs of reviving capital accumulation.
The shift from environmentalism to state ideology also means a transformation of science and its frameworks mediated by state policy objectives dictated by the needs of reviving capital accumulation.

During 2021 media campaigns, states and the drift of an increasingly angry and openly reactionary petty bourgeoisie have produced an unusual pressure through new and increasingly reactionary discourses on youth, protest, property, parenting or “vulnerability”. It has been the year of the rise to state ideology of environmentalism and the year in which the “gender pay gap” has become an official part of the statistical “dashboard”.

Environmentalism as a new state ideology

3 December, 2021 · Critique of ideology

The shift from environmentalism to state ideology also means a transformation of science and its frameworks mediated by state policy objectives dictated by the needs of reviving capital accumulation.
The shift from environmentalism to state ideology also means a transformation of science and its frameworks mediated by state policy objectives dictated by the needs of reviving capital accumulation.

Environmentalism is beginning to be refined and distilled as a state ideology beyond the pressing need to impose the Green Deal. This trend goes beyond propaganda. It constrains scientific development and paves the way for a brutal acceleration of poverty imposed on the working class.

Apocalyptic and commodifying

21 November, 2021 · Global situation

The new cultural trends that have been emerging since the outbreak of the pandemic combine apocalyptic messages and an exacerbated drive for commodification.

The decline of American culture

31 August, 2021 · Global situation

Identitarian protesters throw and trample a statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the Minnesota Capitol. The decline of American culture is no stranger to iconoclasm.

A civilizational crisis such as the one capitalism is undergoing is necessarily expressed through culture: from the disappearance of Art in its strict sense to the daily experience of (social) defeatism and the vital emptiness reflected in all the great cultural products of our time. But withthe US abandoning Afghanistan amidst a thousand speeches about the so-called end of the American era one wonders whether we are also facing the decline of American culture, which has been globally hegemonic since the end of the second imperialist world massacre.

Katla

20 June, 2021 · TV

Katla

Netflix closes the season with its first Icelandic series, Katla, a matrioshka of references to earlier works that nonetheless manages not to be a pastiche…. even if unsuccessful in its critical examination of European opinion and culture.

Cultural promotion and the Internationals

12 August, 2020 · History

March 1919 poster published by the Emergency Commission for the Elimination of Illiteracy of the RSFSR. Under the motto of the International ("Workers of the world, unite!"), the text quotes a famous verse by Pushkin: "Long live the light! Hide the darkness!

The commitment and effort put into cultural dissemination was thus very different from that of the associations and state institutions dedicated then and now to promoting the knowledge and consumption of cultural objects. It was above all of a moral nature. It expressed the immediate dimension of communism’s perspective of abundance as the liberation of knowledge and the free development of human experience and sensibility.

Is the US losing its “soft power”?

11 June, 2020 · Global situation

Buenos Aires

US is loosing its power to encourage new global ideologies and movements. The renationalization of production chains also means the renationalization of information agendas and imaginaries.

The world that will come after confinement

17 April, 2020 · Imperialism Report

«They are killing us». Demonstration in Ecuador.

The post-confinement world is beginning to take shape. On the one hand, the tendencies shown by capital outline a world of war economy and exaltation of sacrifice; on the other hand, the world wave of workers’ struggles presents a world that imposes life by orienting production to satisfy people’s needs. On this struggle, which can only be understood as a class struggle, depends the immediate future and the destiny of the whole Humanity.

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