[-empyre-] wordpress themes for your politics

Ricardo Dominguez rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
Sun Nov 22 23:06:23 EST 2009

Hola all,

T'was thinking about your connection between Tarnac 9 and wordpress.
Which brings me to ask - does this type of hactivating design mean that
"politics" are distributed as "template" models. Which can either
amplify rapid distribution or quickly shut it down due to that design
decision? Not even sure it is a valid question or if I am framing
the question correctly - but just found this:

Politics Wordpress Blog Website Templates
Politics blog wordpress themes for your politics party website.


> I think its curious how all of these websites, like the Tarnac 9, the
> invisible committee calling for uc occupations and the necrosocial all
> have the same wordpress theme...
> 2009/11/20 nicholas knouf <nak44 at cornell.edu>:
>> And on this point, a text by a group at Berkeley on "The Necrosocial":
>> http://anticapitalprojects.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/the-necrosocial/
>> Their interrogation of the role of high theory, capital, and the
>> University qua Institution is extremely cogent at this moment.
>> nick
>> Marco Deseriis wrote:
>>> Hi Micha,
>>> yes, thank you for sharing those precious links.
>>>> At UCSD, very few students, faculty and staff that I've talked to knew
>>>> about or support the strike do. Myself and a handful of other faculty,
>>>> staff and students are striking, but is the very idea of a strike not
>>>> viral but more based in monolothic constituencies and factory models
>>>> of labor?
>>> No, I just think that after 3-4 decades of resting on dreams of
>>> unabated
>>> growth Americans (and Californians in particular) need to be
>>> re-educated
>>> and reawakened as to what it means to lose one's job, as to what it
>>> means to fight for it, and what it means to risk of losing your job for
>>> defending it. So thank you for taking on this rather humongous task ;-)
>>> To me it is not a matter of virality but of culture. People in Latin
>>> America, Asia, Europe and all over the world keep going on strike for
>>> defending their jobs, demanding higher wages, security on the
>>> workplace,
>>> etc. It is only in this country that three decades of brainwashing have
>>> led to the obliteration of historic memory (the cancellation of May1st
>>> being the most notable example), and to the perception that going on
>>> strike is somehow out of fashion.
>>> In actual fact, there exists a growing global movement to defend public
>>> education, and to build an entirely different model of knowledge
>>> sharing. You are probably familiar with this site:
>>> http://www.edu-factory.org
>>> which reports the news of 15 arrests at UCLA:
>>> http://www.edu-factory.org/edu15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=240:students-arrested-at-ucla&catid=34:struggles&Itemid=53
>>> and whose picture eloquently show the response of public authorities to
>>> this growing mobilization.
>>>> Perhaps the spreading occupations are more viral? I wonder
>>>> about this as I start going on strike tomorrow and join actions at
>>>> UCSD...
>>> Well, it is not up to me to say that strikes and occupations are just
>>> two sides of the same coin.
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Ricardo Dominguez
Associate Professor
Hellman Fellow

Visual Arts Department, UCSD
Principal Investigator, CALIT2
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Ethnic Studies Affiliate
Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies Affiliate

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