Tribe of moles will be hosting a second colloquium on 22/23 September this year. Picking up on some of the threads from last year’s discussions, we have decided to organise our programme around the themes, Race, Representation and The Common. One confirmed participant is Frank Wilderson, who some of you will remember from when he … Read more
The Azania provocation was inspired by (/ripped off from) a classic poster from struggle for the liberation of Palestine
Franco Barchiesi, “Against Job Creation. Precarious Work as a Challenge to Employment-Centered Normativity in Postcolonial Africa”
Below is the link to the paper I am presenting at the Global Labour University conference at Wits University (Johannesburg), September 28 – 30. It develops many of the themes discussed at the July workshop of the “Tribe of Moles”. It argues in particular against the policy obsession with “jobs” as a response to the … Read more
Below is the link to a paper I’ve just written for the forthcoming conference on “100 Years of the ANC”, to be held in Joburg. It’s called “Imagining the Patriotic Worker: The Idea of ‘Decent Work’ in the ANC’s Political Discourse”. It discusses how normative ideas of employment as a conduit to rights and citizenship … Read more
Militants ‘rubbish’ Wits More here
What follows is a quick, unrevised translation I did of a piece I’ve just noticed, in Italian, on the UniNomade website. I hope it’ll be of interest as it also speaks to themese discussed in our July 17 colloquium at Khanya College. Franco —- From UniNomade 2.0 (uninomade.org), August 13, 2011 THE COMMON IN REVOLT by Judith … Read more
Below are details of a book I highly recommend, especially to comrades who, at the “Tribe of Moles” colloquium, expressed interest in a political/methodological engagement with Spinoza-derived ideas of politics of immanence, forms of life, desire, and the relation singularity-multitude. Talking of which, I am reworking my paper for the colloquium, which I hope I … Read more
We’ve received extremely comprehensive and detailed notes on the first session from one generous participant. Others who participated should feel free to add to these (its on the wiki, which means once you register, you can edit the page yourself. Alternatively, send us your additions and we will publish them there).
For those who couldn’t get to Johannesburg for the launch of Franco’s book on Sunday, it will be launched in Durban on Wednesday, and in Cape Town next week Tuesday. .
These pictures were posted on the debate list, prefaced by: ”Moles caught on a cheap phone cam as they emerged from a Joburg hole, below…” (Over the next few days i will be posting notes and recordings from the event. If anyone has any more pictures, notes, or reflections on the day, and want us to … Read more