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A night view of Shenzhen city in South China's Guangdong province. Photo dfic.cn

Lefebvre in the Age of COVID

COVID has upended urban life as we once knew it. But it intensified already existing pathologies, those contaminating “normal,” pre-pandemic life. Our present urban reality is one of the de-encounter, a thinning down rather than thickening up, the dispersion and dilution of city life, its fear and loathing.

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Celebrating the Paris Commune of 1871

Celebrating the Paris Commune of 1871

It all began as the sun rose over the districts of Montmartre and Belleville on 18 March 1871. Army soldiers began seizing nearly 250 cannon that had been placed in these radical, working-class areas by the National Guard, a popular Parisian militia. The soldiers had been sent by the head of the new republican government, […]

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Raising of the NATO flag DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland--The NATO flag is raised during the opening ceremony for Exercise Steadfast Jazz here Nov. 3. Exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 is taking place from 1-9 November in a number of Alliance nations including the Baltic States and Poland. The purpose of the exercise is to train and test the NATO Response Force, a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and special forces components that the Alliance can deploy quickly wherever needed. The Steadfast series of exercises are part of NATO’s efforts to maintain connected and interoperable forces at a high-level of readiness. (NATO photo by British army Sgt. Ian Houlding)

Terminate NATO

The fact is that NATO should never have been established in the first place. Moreover, the biggest mistake in U.S. history was to convert the federal government to a national-security state.

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