Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike … and questions

“We do not struggle as working class, we struggle against being working class … .  Our struggle is not the struggle of labour: it is the struggle against labour. …There is nothing good about being members of the working class, … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike

The spanish state/police, in dealing with the miners' strike, does not limit itself to confronting the miners, but also their families in their neighbourhoods and in their homes.  The miners' have lost their fear and it is the task of … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Okupation: São Lázaro 94

On the 25th of April, building number 94, São Lázaro Street, in Lisbon was okupied.  The okupation was brought to an end on the 31st of May, by order of the city government.  Dozens of municipal police were mobilised for … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: The Coal Miners’ Strike

"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles", Marx and Engels wrote in 1848, a truth that continues to resonate to our own day, whether in the Asturias or elsewhere.  The coal miners' strike of … Continue reading

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Toma la tele: 15Mbcn tv

  "In a world which really is topsy -turvy, the true is a moment of the false."                                                              Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle One of the remarkable features of 15M spain is the okupation/proliferation of media, as both a … Continue reading

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Osera Te Quiero

The police of Madrid focefully brought to an end another Okupied Social Centre (05/07), La Osera de Usera.  Okupied for the last 9 months, a neighbourhood had brought to life an unfinished theatre complex which had stood empty for 17 … Continue reading

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The Government of the Economy or the Economy of Government: Notes on/for Giorgio Agamben

  The current problem is altogether different: it’s a matter of using up, without war, the unprecedented accumulation, which has turned the whole world into a colossal powder keg.                                                                                        Georges Bataille, Sovereignty Krauss misses his stroke, a lump of … Continue reading

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Gleaning or the bloody joys of capitalism

Capitalism is a system that exists in and through excess, the excess of production, profits, consumption and their corollary, waste, the waste of nature's wealth, the waste of human creativity and the waste of consumption.  How do we stop making … Continue reading

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Revolution is ageless: The Iaioflatas of 15M’s spain

In the Fall of 2011, from 15M Barcelona, emerged a self organised working group centered around the mobilization of retired peoples; retired from labour, but not from life and the desire to create something better out of/against the wrekage of … Continue reading

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American Autumn

From Occudoc.org, a documentary about Occupy …

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