Article on Radical Emancipatory Politics.

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Maran,

Nostaljiku ba loron-aban uluk nian beh rohan-laek

Bunuk iha tali-fukun memoria nian

Anin-boot tun iha rai fehan urbana

Sut husi tasi

Otas mamuk siak liu tan

Knananuk mate semo dulas ema tilun sai makas liu tan

Laiha purupale ho dame ba uma-kain

Iis iha maibe lamoris

Nafatin, foho…

Keywords: Impasse, Sovereignty, COVID-19, Capital, Democracy, Timor-Leste

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On Cynicism and Impotent Democratic Society

The first positive COVID-19 case in Timor-Leste was announced on 21 March 2020. Later on 27 March, exercising its prerogative for exceptional rule, the state declared a national emergency. This declaration came with war-like rhetoric against…

“Buy global capitalism, participate in it, and you will get 20 per cent of it back for free in the form of charity and philanthropic donations!’ However, in the case of capitalism, the Godfather is making us an offer we can and should refuse.”

Slavoj Žižek, Trouble in Paradise, 2014.

We need history, but we need it differently from the spoiled lazy-bones in the garden of knowledge

- Nietzsche, on the Use and Abuse of History for Life

Keywords: Dili, Timor-Leste, radical politics, politics of 1975, city politics

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Dili is the capital and largest city of Timor-Leste. It has…

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Estadu bem-star iha agonia(desde kedas neoliberal moris), Timor mos, Mundu mos! — husi stress jeopolitika, dezigualdade ekonomia, ameasa katastrofia ekolojiku to’o ba krizi imigrasaun — husi Mexico buka moris iha America, Medio Oriente ho Afrika Norte halai ba hadau moris iha Europa laran, no Timor-Leste, klosan sira forma namtatek…

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