Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Dream of a Revolution: “Bom Povo Português” of Rui Simões

In the echo of protests in Portugal this last weekend (15/09), memories and possibilities from the past reappear, take on physical form, masks to reassume and modify for a utopian politics of the present.  The testimony/intervention of Robert Kramer with … Continue reading

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Fuck the Troika! We want our lives

A million people took the streest and squares of Portugal’s cities yesterday in a display of indignation against continuing policies of mass layoffs, salary and pension reductions, tax increases, cuts to public services and the like, all to satisfy the … Continue reading

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The art of revolution/Revolutionary art: Robert Kramer and the portuguese revolution

Robert Kramer's Scenes from the Class Struggles in Portugal (1977) remains an extraordinarily powerful film.  Committed ideologically to the revolutionary process unleashed by the coup d'état on April 25th, 1974, Kramer rejects any pretensions to neutrality.  The film is not … Continue reading

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Occupy: One Year On

The distinguishing factor between an action and a revolutionary action is its intention.  So, more important than the structure of growth we strive for, it is growth itself that must be re-imagined.  We must not expand for expansion’s sake….The most … Continue reading

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15M through the eye of film

El 15-M es sobre todo una llamada a la conciencia, el germen de una nueva cultura política que se abre paso entre las envejecidas pero aún dominantes estructuras de poder.                                                                                                                                    José Candón Mena, Una Breve historia del 15-M, Libre … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Body: Visions from 15M

For a revolution from and for a self-management of our bodies, of our lives, of our decisions and other spaces.  We affirm our bodies as territories that reject any form of colonization.                                                                             Comisión Transfeminista Benimaclet (Valencia) The body as … Continue reading

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It is all about what is dreamed: Sueños Colectivos

An excellent documentary about Anarchism in spain during the Civil War … but much more than that: it is a testimony of the creativity of those who sought to make real in their everyday the beauty of the anarchist utopia … Continue reading

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Okupying with Alegría

On the 30th of August, up to 200 people occupied a residential building in Sevilla, subsequently providing housing for 5 families.  Supported by 15M Sevilla, the building taken was recently constructed, but empty and had passed to the bank Bankia … Continue reading

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The contagion of rebellion

From the protests of working class neighbourhoods in Sevilla (tercera información), to the occupation of residential buildings for housing those made homeless (Corrala de Vecinas La Alegría), to the call for a general strike by the CGT, CNT and Solidaridade … Continue reading

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Canciones Andaluzas: El Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores/as

El Grito   La elipse de un grito, Va de monte a monte. Desde los olivos será un arco iris negro sobre la noche azul. ¡Ay! Como un arco de viola el grito ha hecho vibrar largas cuerdas del viento. … Continue reading

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