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Re: <nettime> Why I won't support the March for Science
KMV on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:50:57 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Why I won't support the March for Science

Exactly what I was thinking, Peter.

I marched on Saturday as well because I'd prefer that not only my kids
have a planet to live on, but one that has not seen even worse crises
of displacement thanks to drought and famine. I'd like to not see more
and more immigrants rounded up an put into detention camps. That number
is growing alarmingly. I'd like to not see increasing militarized
groups of Nazi thugs attacking demonstrators. And I'd like to not get
into a nuclear conflict with North Korea.

So I, and most of my friends, are resisting the current US govt. as
hard as we can using every channel, as well as making plans around
stockpiling non-perishables and potable water, getting passports in
order, etc.

Maybe all of you are taking some action to combat these kinds of things
in your own locales. I'd love to hear about it because frankly, I'm
exhausted and it would cheer me up.

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Lunenfeld, Peter B. <lunenfeld {AT} arts.ucla.edu> wrote:

     Dear Eric, Florian et al. --
     I marched on Saturday, and I supported marching on Saturday. I see
     the complaints about the the M4S as driven by a quest for ideological
     purity. That's what I've been reading on <nettime>, The Root and
     elsewhere about the march and its intentional separation from other
     forms of social and economic justice work, and its reliance on what
     one might call a technocratic political solutionism. We can argue about
     techno-social intersectionality and inadvertent Popperian neoliberalism
     until our fingers wear down our keyboards, but the reality is that in
     the US at least, whatever you want to call the left/liberal alternative
     to right-wing revanchism has lost almost all of its political power.

   Kim De Vries

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