10 Preliminary Theses on Trump

A Line Is a Territory

Ian Alan Paul, January, 2017

1. Trump’s power is fundamentally virtual in form.

Propose this, suggest that, lie about yesterday, declare the inevitability of that which is yet to come, retreat from one position while advancing on two more, contradict oneself, tweet about the greatest possible number of arbitrary things, attack, provoke, feign movement, never apologize or restrain oneself, hint at gesture, sound the dog whistle, appear still, expand interpretations, proliferate noise, introduce turbulence, obscure predictability in dense fogs of possibility. Trump’s power arises not from any individual act but from the multiplication of possible acts.

2. Defending truths against Trump is to mistake the present battlefield entirely.

Journalists and politicians alike are unable to meaningfully respond to, resist, or rebuke Trump because they approach him as something singular and consistent, whereas he acts multiply and chaotically. They aim to pull down something which already is, whereas Trump has already…

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NoCanada: Looking for Contributors and Co-Conspirators!

Warrior Publications

burnflag Militants burn Canadian flag during anti-Canada Day protests in Vancouver, BC.

From Montreal Counter-Information

Celebrations of the canadian state’s 150th anniversary are well underway and are looking to heat up as we approach July 1st. Over the past couple of months a few of us have been putting together a website/multimedia project against the canada 150 project as well as to put forward ideas that are against the state, colonization, capitalism, and all the misery that “canada” has meant for so many people.

We’re looking for your help to pull it off!

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UNsettling 150: A Call to Action

IDLE NO MORE & DEFENDERS OF THE LAND: CALL TO ACTION UNsettling Canada 150 In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories, and resources

via UNsettling 150: A Call to Action — Warrior Publications

Canada 150 is a celebration of Indigenous genocide

Warrior Publications

The Scream (2017) converted The Scream, on the cover, The Subjugation of Truth, by Kent Monkman.

This year, the federal government plans to spend half a billion dollars on events marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, prompting a great deal of debate about its historical treatment of Indigenous peoples. The majority of Canadians don’t have all the facts about that, while First Nations continue to live the crisis-level effects of that legacy. Perhaps Canada should cancel its celebrations and undertake the hard work necessary to make amends.

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Rooting Resilience Fundraiser 2017!

Rooting Resilience

  • Plant sale against pipelines! Bake sale against bosses!
  • When: Saturday May 6th, 10-2pm, 2003 Quadra St – on Lekwungen territories
  • Plant sale: veggie starts, fruit trees, perennials, native plants, house plants, & MORE
  • Bake sale fundraiser: coffee, tea, cookies, muffins, and other yummy things.
  • All for sale by donation!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1917486451842094/
  • https://goo.gl/maps/SyaYkuaFC7S2

Co-hosted by the Retail Action Network and some plant-loving people looking to support Indigenous resurgence, the Rooting Resilience fundraiser aims to grow connections between different communities and commitments. From the struggles of workers around low wages and shitty working conditions; to Indigenous resurgence and resistance to resource extraction; to those growing good food and medicine locally against the tide of corporate agribusiness, we want to nurture resistance and resilience!

All funds raised from the sale of plants will go directly to three Indigenous resurgence projects (more details below). Funds raised from the bake sale (after the cost…

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