Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
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It seems counter-productive to criticize public transpiration today as one of our last vestiges of a functioning welfare state, but if you look at the history of what we call public transpiration, it was pursued to enable capitalist accumulation. It was pursued to get labor to places of work, and increasingly today, it's a means to anchor global flows of capital, to provide a map for sprawling hubs of 'smart cities' and new industries... to benefit private developers and channel public funds into the hands of developers and real estate.

Urban politics scholar Theresa Enright explores transit systems as sites of class struggle against the enforced inequalities of even public services under capitalism, and look toward a mobility commons that centers solidarity, inclusion and access for all members of society, wherever they need to go.

Theresa wrote the essay Commotion for Society & Space.


Episode 853


Jun 13 2015
Episode 852


Jun 6 2015
Episode 851


May 30 2015
Episode 850

Fill in the Bank

May 23 2015
Episode 848


May 9 2015
Episode 847

Clash and Carry

May 2 2015
Episode 846


Apr 25 2015
Episode 845


Apr 18 2015
Episode 844


Apr 12 2015