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Alan Sondheim on Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:16:27 +0100 (CET)


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- just finished reading Charles Bowden, Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the
Global Economy's New Killing Fields
recommended, necessary -


sound of the anonymous

rental stores are found in the colonias of juarez; families have vcrs,
juarez or el paso. programming becomes more and more transnational and
i ignored the drugs.

o different, how postmodern, just look at the gas-mains in ciudad juarez,
whatever happened to tracking, extraterritorialities, nothing! the mains
blew, there {\rtlch\ltrch\dbch\hich\i\loch\i were} no maps but the mains
themselves. now? i don't know, i haven't been there in years. how much
money in ciudad juarez?} juarez continues to grow _and that says it all._
populations are seepages juarez, whatever happened to tracking, nothing!
juarez? juarez already as an example). what we still consider, ever more
tenuous the loudspeaker is used in ciudad juarez for politics and ideology
juarez continues to grow _and that says it all._ populations are seepages
ciudad juarez in the physical world, to extend without bounds, an influx
what issues of postmodernism in relation to ciudad juarez and el paso.
juarez appeared increasingly as an intensification, a gathering or smear
largely undefined, undemarcated, the number of inhabitants of juarez.
juarez had schools and health-care towards the center of town, which was
microwave connected juarez with el paso, as did television, beamed from
one can construct postmodern sociologies, based on cities like juarez,
from food to bandwidth. i should add that juarez and the southwest
counties with it. in ciudad juarez, television on one end and microwave
links arivaca arizona to the el paso/juarez region - probably nothing
juarez to them. there's nothing else in the room - the sound of the
anonymous. i don't understand, no descriptions for el paso, juarez? tory
continues, like ciudad juarez in the physical world, to extend. i ignored
the drugs. i saw gang-signing. i heard about 'chiefs.' i ignored it all.

consider crisis capital in the midst of all of this. overpopulation
problematizes national boundaries; boundaries are monitored, remaining
leaky. tension increases as the material world pollutes. the majority of
the world's population inhabits shanty-towns, favelas, colonias, or their
equivalent. everywhere, video and programming exist. video rental stores
are found in the colonias of juarez; families have vcrs?, am and fm, but
no sewage or running water. electricity is "stolen" from nearby overhead
wires. telenovellas are a favorite form of entertainment; programs
originate in mexico city, are broadcast from juarez or el paso.
programming becomes more and more transnational and corporate (was it ever
any other way?); radicality, defused on the national level, is more
evident in local programming which tends towards the development of
regional consciousness. at work in ciudad juarez and now it's fifteen
years later. this isn't ciudad juarez in the physical world, to extend
without bounds, an influx. i ignored the killings to come. i saw
breakdowns. i didn't see any future. i saw stateless. i didn't see theory.
i theorized: invisible theory, radiations, dusts. i knew even then that
any explanation would defile. i stuck close to the visible, the report,
the touch of the road, the splatter.

juarez, bruised, digital domain, 1993 juarez already as an example. what
we still consider, ever more tenu- arivaca arizona to the el paso/juarez
region - probably nothing anonymous. i don't understand, no descriptions
for el paso, juarez? history continues, like ciudad juarez in the physical
world, to extend juarez, whatever happened to tracking, nothing! juarez
mud ruins and it was ten years ago in juarez ten years ago in el paso
juarez was free and el paso was dangerous and furious or el paso was free
and dangerous, juarez furious above hole immobilization fort da robbed
juarez bruised digital muck. i ignored the robbed. the sourceless murders
and the rest of it.






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