This essay was first published almost two years ago in August of 2016 by a friend of the project. We re-publish it here as we feel it is more timely than ever as the struggle grows against ICE, borders and, more generally, against this whole carceral society. “Positioned increasingly as a ‘capital of capital’ in […]Read more "Fortress L.A. in the 21st Century"
What follows is an essay we first learned of via our friend El Chavo! His description is an apt introduction to this important essay. The only thing we’ve done is removed the gendered language of some of the essay. Though we may not agree with everything in this essay, we think it stands as a […]Read more "Riot and Representation: The Significance of The Chicano Riot"
Gentrification as the intensification of the psycho-geography of the real subsumption of everything to Capital. No place for cultural remanants outside its logic. The banalisation of all spaces, streamlining consumption. You don't live here, you just buy here. — 𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔰-𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔱𝔬𝔰 (@edcns_ineditos) April 24, 2018 But what does this mean? Much has been written about […]Read more "The Psycho-Geography of Gentrification in L.A."
The wood-slate fence has jumped from being a simple signifier of “this house has been flipped” to becoming a part of the construction of the house itself. The above is a photo of an actual house in Boyle Heights being offered for rent at $2995 for 3 bedrooms. Whereas previously the function of this fence […]Read more "This House Is A Fence"
by Asmodeus Basically the art world exists to make money for a small number of people and to make a larger number of people feel like they’re cool. The first purpose is just capitalism. The second is an effect of capitalism, because only in a world as ridiculous as ours would standing around in mostly […]Read more "About Hating Art"
Originally published on Ediciones Chafa on May 24th, 2016. Here we re-publish it so that it can continue to be accessible for those of us with a critical view on Art and its role under Capital. by Asmodeus, a friend of the project. Eli Broad is a multibillionaire. He made his fortune constructing tract homes, […]Read more "The Broad: Class Hatred, Concentrated"
by Noche So like back in 2016 I wrote a text about anti-work and Chicanxs/Mexicans and I’d like to share this excerpt since talking about 90s ditch parties is now in vogue though they are often spoken of apolitically. Here I attempted to bring it into the realm of antiwork/refusal of labor, or maybe it […]Read more "The Ditch Party – #FBF"