the Antioch Voice Fall 2015

We are excited to present to you the Fall edition of the Antioch Voice. Click here to view and download: The Antioch Voice Fall 2015

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The Leaderless Organization: Democracy Out of Necessity in Resistance

There is problem of relationship to authority that is addressed improperly by the intellectual.  The problem is many fold, but all relates to the ability to neutralize charismatic figures within resistance movements.  A leader can be humiliated through their sexuality, a leader can be exposed as criminal, can be the subject of tabloid reporting.  A leader can be dissected publicly.  There motivations can be assigned by a narrative.  This systemic correction is a product of state agencies and media’s ability to find out information about individuals which can be used to divert understandings of situations away from the substantial claims of an organization.,  Instead, they have a person that can be envisioned as responsible for the actions of the group.

In this we see the modern and postmodern generational divide.  Those who have existed exclusively in the postmodern context do not thirst for central authority; they despise it.  But more than just this underlying sentiment, which is present in all discourse, there lies something else.  A way of curtailing authority.  The hidden anonymity of the disposable multitude.  One person can be tortured, humiliated, dissected.   One person can betray the interest of a group. Continue reading →

Corporation Limits

By Denny Russell

Every time I hear how corporations are the job creators in this country, I want to punch their collective mouthpiece. Jobs are created because of need. People need a good or service long before a business can provide it to us. It’s not the other way around.

Jobs don’t magically appear because some boardroom executive says so. Business managers don’t descend from on high to bless us with their mighty powers of prestidigitation. It only appears that way to them because consumers have been reduced to figures on spreadsheets. Our numbers are displayed across briefings and business charts, masking our human needs as demographical trends. Corporations use those numbers to make decisions about workflow to maximize their success. But what they are quantifying is human need. It probably helps them sleep at night to think about numbers instead of people.

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