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RETURN OF THE EMPIRE. BREXIT VOL.4, AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL MASON

Born into a working class family in the north of England, Paul Mason has a profound knowledge of those depressed areas, of that “red wall” that has crumbled before the advance of nationalist-conservat

THE WAR THAT COMES. BREXIT, VOL.3

If José Saramago’s “stone raft” broke away from the continent and wandered the ocean in pursuit of utopia, the British concrete island declares its separation from the European Union as immovable, rea

ANDY CAPP DOES NOT LIVE HERE ANYMORE. BREXIT, VOL.2

In reporting the exit polls, which will then prove to be all too accurate, the compassed BBC presenter uses the word “catastrophe”. The Tories triumph, Jeremy Corbyn resigns and Boris Johnson announce

“THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT”: BREXIT, VOL.1

“Brexit” is the buzzword running through the country. Against Europe, which is injecting migrants into the veins of the island. Against “the other”, the antagonist, the enemy. The external factor that

SUGGESTIONS



ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS MASSIMO RUGGERO

I arrived in London in the early ‘90s. My hunger for life pulsated to the rhythm of the Victorian palaces of Kensington and Notting Hill, still full of squatters: it seemed impossible I could satiate myself. I left the eternal city behind me, with its enchanted atmosphere and the universities crossed by the utopias of the movement. I chose the blinking realism of the City, the unstoppable rise, th

From Philip Wade’s diary

The university was my privileged observatory on the great changes in society. Still, meanwhile, Wall Street dominated the scene outside. Financial bubbles filled the air like the bombs of the so-called “humanitarian wars”. With bitterness and disenchantment, I saw the roaring 1990s lay the foundations for a cluster of contradictions that would have exploded in the following decade.

BEING DOMINIC MORGAN

The ‘90s: fin de siècle, roaring and unrepeatable. Everything was changing, a real revolution was coming — a cultural, technological, economic one. Something was taking shape, and I could hardly recognize its precedents. I felt like I was at the center of the world, ready to engrave my name in the future. And I was right.

AARON SWARTZ, THE CORSAIR OF OPEN ACCESS

It has been four years since the suicide of the hacktivist and computer programming genius. On I Diavoli, we want to honor him through the “moral imperative” for which he fought: sharing. His words, his battles, his “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” «There is a moment, immediately before life becomes no longer worth living, when the world appears to slow down and all its myriad details suddenly be

THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

“Welcome” to the age of surveillance capitalism. The new panoptic is digital, a Big Other that, accumulating our data, acts as a surveillance device – similar to a collective superego able to remotely manage and orient human behavior, with the aim to monetize it. If we previously were «workforce», now we are «raw material» as well, says Shoshana Zuboff in her latest book “The age of surveillance c

THEY THINK, THEREFORE THEY ARE: THE NEW LIFE OF CAPITAL FLOWS

Capital flows are invisible forces: they affect our lives and shape what we call reality

THE REASONS OF THE DEVILS

This is our new challenge for the months to come.

BIOFINANCE AGAINST RAGE AND DISSENT

The big game is almost over. Some tested mechanisms seem to be out of phase. Nowadays finance is a scapegoat. They think we are responsible for every disaster.

MACHINES AND FINANCE

As Slavoj Žižek wrote “We are the rebels and the war we fight is a warranty for everybody. Let’s make public use of reason”

LEAVE HAS WON: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Brexit is not a big deal. In 12 months we will have a new President at the White House, a new tenant at the Élysée Palace and a new German government. Not to mention the Spanish Elections of the next Sunday and the possible upcoming events after the autumn

UK, THE BEGINNING OF THE END. UE, THE END OF AUSTERITY

I think that, in order to avoid this situation, the UK will try to act as a – or better, to certify his role of - global recycling market. It will try to do that on the margins of Europe, which makes everything even more complicated.

THE NIGHT OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

A psycho-geographical dérive in Paris

LOW COST

Can a t-shirt really satisfy a primary need through the transmission of an illusion of wealth?

ETHICS AND MONEY: THE BERLIN WAR

Interview with Lando Hoffman: "Germany will be left alone to deal with negative rates and deflation"

SEDUCED BY LIQUID MODERNITY

Infobesity, fast fashion, immigration and the unsustainability of the modern system according to the Polish sociologist.

UNDER THE SNOW

«The snow does not settle everywhere.»

THE NEW YORK MARATHON

“From up here, I watch the struggle of those pathetic ants wearing a bib. The 1% knows how to be rich; it is used to it.”