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About Petri Autio

Petri Autio studied History, Philosophy and Development at Glasgow University. He now works for a qunatitative hedge fund in London and write concrete poetry. He blogs at


Articles by Petri Autio

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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is Assange the "world-spirit embodied"? A Hegel scholar reports from the Žižek/Assange Troxy gig

WikiLeaks combats the hidden but constant brutality of institutionalized violence, not just by the news content it brings to light but by disturbing the formal functioning of power itself: it has the power to circumvent the oblique ways in which information flows and thereby rewrite the very rules which regulate how rules can be violated. The critical task is to keep this disruptive strength alive.
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