Suarez-Villa’s greatest achievement is how he navigates beyond the crude cyber-utopianism of Clay Shirky or the technophobia of Eugene Morozov. Instead he embraces technological change while pointing towards its dark underbelly. This also holds true for his view on ‘social networks’. He ascribes to ‘social networks’ an immense creative potential and argues they provide the basis for human liberation. Yet, these same networks create new kinds of hierarchies and control mechanisms which industrial capitalism could have only dreamt of.
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The strike action beginning next Thursday will be one of the largest ever in UK Higher Education.
Activists and trade unionists staged a solidarity demonstration outside a Cheetham bus depot this morning.
Carillion wasn’t an exception, but all too typical of the spiv business model the dominates UK construction.
The Chair of Unite in Fujitsu UK was dismissed on Friday 12 January as part of a "redundancy" process that has targeted union activists.
Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions about her new book on social reproduction theory.
In this first of five pieces, Neil Davidson explores Trotsky's history of combined and uneven development and how it helps us understand capitalist modernity.