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Justin McBrien @justinmcbrien Yellow Evolutionary Void

PhD Candidate in Environmental History/Necrocene Studies @UVA

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Joined Twitter 2/2/14


I wrote an article for Punk & Post-Punk on Patti Smith, the occult, and the thorny problem of whether or not she is… https://t.co/yxXERrg4Kl
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10/14
2019
It’s the system we need to change, rather than the products of the system. It is as citizens that we must act, rath… https://t.co/MhOrzEFfGv
Retweeted by Justin McBrienThis is what maps of access to basic necessities--food, water--will come to look like unless we seize rich peoples'… https://t.co/jFp8pMlTF1
Retweeted by Justin McBrienThis is what “be patient” and “we can’t do it overnight” looks like. There are boil water advisories that have bee… https://t.co/YPgl2X0vI8
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10/11
2019
What do you get when you mix white nationalism, online echo chambers, and global #ClimateCrisis? One answer: ecofas… https://t.co/KTg6QaVwXE
Retweeted by Justin McBrienThis is not the sixth mass extinction. This is the first mass extermination. We are in the streets to make our go… https://t.co/vesxbKRBrz
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10/10
2019
Thanks for the shout out, @GeorgeMonbiot https://t.co/8Kbun93yof
10/9
2019
@Chemburstudio @KitabKhanaBooks @poetrywala @DivateSmruti @MenkaShivdasan1 @asanyfuleknow @ranjithoskotehttps://t.co/YsLzuYLwYT
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10/6
2019
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9/28
2019
“What life on this planet needs is not to be saved. It needs justice.” -Jason W. Moore (@oikeios) on the #EcoCiv Po… https://t.co/FtD7CWAuiE
Retweeted by Justin McBrienEnter the Capitalocene: How Climate Change Will Ruin Capitalism - https://t.co/z3QkBLipzC
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9/27
2019
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9/24
2019
@oikeios Hmmm, I wonder...The #1stExtermination is not: "Over-population" "Lifestyle" "Human Nature" "Industrial Society" "Greedy Individual… https://t.co/98Cw5t27ZOThanks for the shout out @Jeff_Sparrow https://t.co/DrzzdSmf8e @alanweaver1957 @Hardeep216 @Skybluerick1 @Maxxiimmu @PIGTROUGH10 @savvy1405 @reddm11 @dawnsmith07 @tinakalinenhttps://t.co/4KrJ7eqaf5
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9/23
2019
@CollapseChronic @YouTube I'll take you up on that show offer if it's still standing - there were very deliberate r… https://t.co/4ggaI4q2lk
9/21
2019
RT @TRF_Stories "A report from @hrw finds more than 300 people were killed in past decade in conflicts over use of… https://t.co/eJFJeve6AK
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9/17
2019
@FoundGolfClubs @truthout Good point - I was being much too overly generalizingIconography of extinction needs not just tragic images of charismatic vertebrates, but pictures of the boardrooms o… https://t.co/OwJOaI44Mq @billmckibben This is the First Extermination Event. https://t.co/buA2A0qPFt @kt_holmes38 This kind of language. https://t.co/buA2A0qPFt @Platocres Love to talk about reading materials. Programs are another matter - only those in those programs can tell you how they are.
9/16
2019
@NaomiAKlein - Climate Barbarism = First Extermination Event https://t.co/buA2A0qPFtThis is why I just can't with the clean energy transition includes nuclear argument. https://t.co/4dmSPBuGRY @nottoowarmplz Thanks! @nottoowarmplz https://t.co/buA2A0qPFt
9/15
2019
@fardos Thanks Michael! @GrrlScientist We sure are. https://t.co/buA2A0qPFt @fardos Me? @VaishaliNarkar @Chemburstudio @dpanikkar @nilanjanaroy @saliltripathi @Kavin_07 @porusv @marxreturns @SmitaRayshttps://t.co/ys0EgKoXVSOne of the first few works around 2003 when sanjeev @Chemburstudio began usin a new imagery- #stockmarket !We joint… https://t.co/SXp1VsO9Ml
Retweeted by Justin McBrien @obrerx I'm saying the opposite actually -"The dire threat of the 1st Extermination opens a horizon of possibility… https://t.co/D6ReuTqO7i @Ashfallen0 Right on!My short piece on the #FirstExterminationEvent is now up. Let's stop using the term #SixthExtinction-it makes capi… https://t.co/vRzeMfnrtp
9/14
2019
“We can recognize that ‘hopelessness’ does not mean ‘helplessness.’” The always-great ⁦@MaryHeglar⁩ gets at the thi… https://t.co/WAPHPzArmA
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9/12
2019
It's exactly shit like Franzen's essay in the @NewYorker that prompted me to write this: https://t.co/dzwvHypZ3m
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9/8
2019
Fascism is "hypocrisy turned cynical-it does not expect to be believed" Max Horkheimer, Eclipse of Reason (1947). https://t.co/Zmdm8KBg5G📣 EDGI is launching an #EnvironmentalDataJustice Syllabus today! We invite comments and suggestions to expand this… https://t.co/4co9qJahtB
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9/7
2019
@CarbonActionNow @fardos 4) At heart, I really don’t care for any more war metaphors today. Militarism has so perva… https://t.co/pOtjZQjook @CarbonActionNow @fardos 3)Capitalist greed: Of course. I mean, the War was literally over coaling stations. The US… https://t.co/efNeqBq6Ct @CarbonActionNow @fardos 2) Manhattan Project at its peak larger than the auto industry. Blue print for post-war mi… https://t.co/oM32qnBoJI @CarbonActionNow @fardos I completely get yours, and others, sentiment. As a nuclear historian, though, I'm a bit w… https://t.co/087SmuCrjh
9/4
2019
Detail of the sculpture "This Is The Way World Ends ..”2018 Urban excreta & Synthetic resins,..… https://t.co/3XDPL3tVmN
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8/31
2019
I'm wary of WWII "total mobilization"metaphors for climate action b/c its focus on defeating Nazis neglects US devo… https://t.co/Fn3mm5kIfQNext Trump is going to instruct the EPA to use nukes to dissipate smog. https://t.co/8s5gtaYS63
8/26
2019
NOT individual psych/lack of empathy for future gens. The problem is capital exterminism & the suffering of people… https://t.co/sXFZ01PEMx
8/25
2019
Massive communities of animals live here. Their homes and cities are being burned and destroyed before your very ey… https://t.co/WLCCaJfJz3
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8/23
2019
What an honor to emerge from days without Internet in the Arctic to find this review of FLOATING COAST from… https://t.co/Nwu3e6aa6H
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8/22
2019
@SupriyaJaan @uyatin @PreetiSMenon @Chemburstudio @atul_kulkarni @MadhukarDube @amitsarda @lochan_upadhyayhttps://t.co/56ff9upC8y
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8/19
2019
Most commentary on Charlottesville misses the fact that the majority out on the streets were not "antifa" but resid… https://t.co/TYHjOjDTPB
8/12
2019
Really sharp piece from Jesse Goldstein here, whose book Planetary Improvement is indispensable. https://t.co/OVGpZLzbfh
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8/10
2019
Quite happy with this find. https://t.co/t4A088SUYI
7/30
2019
@UnDiscipline I guess we could say the bomb is the event made flesh.74 years ago today marks the culmination of capital becoming an extinction event. #firstexterminationeventhttps://t.co/z5Bj9EZOf3
7/16
2019
Political Ecologies of the Far Right. Lund University, Nov 15-17Looks like a great conference! @FRAFGroup https://t.co/BfGgcPi185
4/25
2019
In celebration of #EarthDay, read my article on Charlton Heston and the rise of Eco-Catastrophism! "There may be th… https://t.co/p1Dc4L8vIg
4/22
2019
"If we live in the Anthropocene, it is because the Capitalocene wants us to think this way." Accumulating Extincti… https://t.co/k6YzhTEyeX
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4/18
2019
Too often the focus on CC at the planetary scale misses the fine-grained, localized processes of habitat loss, toxi… https://t.co/OGNap2r5GI
4/3
2019
Happy birthday to Gil Scott-Heron! Here is a lovely essay from @JM_Thompson on one of his most famous songs, "White… https://t.co/QzsUfQDc6u
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4/2
2019
@S_HastingsSimon Did a research road trip that involved visiting all the test sites of "nuclear fracking" in the U.… https://t.co/43gUBWp28b
2/25
2019
Capitalocene: Really got a kick out of this Jason W. Moore @oikeos essay "The Capitalocene Part II: accumulation by… https://t.co/OoPJIXOqZZ
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2/14
2019
My long-form review of Bonneuil and Fressoz's The Shock of the #Anthropocene now out in the latest issue of the Eur… https://t.co/10KPrJ74sN
2/13
2019
#Cthulhu has returned. https://t.co/NP5jdF8Et0
2/8
2019
This also applies to Democrats backing Trump's massive military spending, authorizing sweeping anti-democratic surv… https://t.co/TERjtBf2lb
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2/4
2019
Global warming is not solely a process of warming. https://t.co/39Vu553poN
1/28
2019
@aldatweets @drvox Unless it's fusion, it's a Devil's Bargain: aside from catastrophic failure, there's unsolved is… https://t.co/NpFu6NDQAS
1/16
2019
My students wrote an IPCC-style report for my #Anthropocene class. The UVAFCCC had 4 Working Groups: Situation(Clim… https://t.co/bz3HLZaX2h
1/15
2019
@ErikLinstrum @c_t_hamilton @FRAFGroup Ditto Alison Bashford's Global PopulationThis great thread also reminds me of @justinmcbrien's @FRAFGroup talk on eco-fascism & the idea of overpopulation i… https://t.co/tKiN1uCuty
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1/2
2018
The headline should be: Agent of oppressive security apparatus, using a lethal weapon to explode a bomb to ritualiz… https://t.co/xqki741yRu
11/29
2018
“Anthropocene word cloud from Wikipedia. Notably, the words colonial, imperial, indigenous and violence do not appe… https://t.co/RwfEgbghcj
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11/22
2018
Found in UC-Boulder Special Collections archives.I seem to remember "experts" saying something similar about the internet c.2000... https://t.co/11DDk72Xcm
11/19
2018
@GwynneSteve @oikeios I'll agree with you concerning HICs. But too often history of population control leads to rac… https://t.co/fzrdzd3t0k @GwynneSteve @oikeios I think IPAT is reductive-variables too interdependent, T is ambiguous in quantification, A r… https://t.co/U7QC5uBIvU
11/16
2018
@IanJJesse @heathergreen21 @abeer_saha
11/15
2018
Today at 4! While I might be talking about eco-fascism, any of you out there saying that "over-population" is the n… https://t.co/Lfg1ylcdGW
11/14
2018
@InstSocEcology @FRAFGroup @abeer_saha Not Sure @c_t_hamilton @NatashaRoth01?
11/12
2018
@guessworker @synekura_audio Also, an excellent piece by @kylepowyswhyte, "Our Ancestor's Dystopia Now." @guessworker @synekura_audio Good place to start. https://t.co/dwU49Qqcju
11/6
2018
The Western dystopic imaginary acts as an obfuscation of the dystopic horror that already exists today for a great… https://t.co/bO9EQtrDw2"Maybe we should just give up entirely on optimism or pessimism—we have to do this work no matter how we feel about… https://t.co/ACquKryd3v
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11/5
2018
The world lost my friend and bandmate Seth Gibbs last night. His music & our memories of his generosity, love, stub… https://t.co/ycX3Zz0m8l
Retweeted by Justin McBrienI wrote a thing for @thenation re new social science and politics at the very core of the recent @IPCC_CH climate r… https://t.co/vn7pHt7ABH
Retweeted by Justin McBrienCapitalism has killed 60% of the world's wildlife, not 'humanity'. I wrote a thing (based on many other people's in… https://t.co/MvZC4R55mb
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11/3
2018
Great article, though, I would go with necrotic capitalism: "Necrosis is capital’s mode of apoptosis, reproducing… https://t.co/BNBm4ellKp
11/1
2018
@aaprotta @sjmmcd @_RajPatel @ForFoodsSakeMe @GeorgeMonbiot @DoctorVive You've given me an opportunity for shameles… https://t.co/QrkppnDVsiIt certainly is. https://t.co/s3neZmyxB8 @aaprotta @sjmmcd @_RajPatel @ForFoodsSakeMe @GeorgeMonbiot @DoctorVive #Necrocene is the #capitalocene- it is capi… https://t.co/NbLrFjLIkS
10/30
2018
#Gritty is a true comrade, but let's not forget that the Phanatic has always been a Wobbly. @alex_taranu Yes, see: the next comment I made.
10/27
2018
No question use of resilience as a concept in ecosystems theory is right- it is rather how local community prepared… https://t.co/aEZOcFXbnA
10/26
2018
"Resilience" is simply the environmental analogue for buzzwords such as economic "austerity" and educational "grit"… https://t.co/gzU6OpExhx
10/25
2018
I'm thrilled to be headed to @UVA today for the fall workshop for #JeffersonScholarsFoundation fellows! Looking for… https://t.co/snibw3L6d2
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10/17
2018
Polar bears might be the metonym for extinction, but perhaps it should be the long neglected plight of insects, the… https://t.co/cm2sb0wsaEAAGRB forum on @a_j_dawson's terrific book, "Extinction, A Radical History," edited by @UnDiscipline with commentar… https://t.co/CBA0UONgcw
10/16
2018

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