Yearly Archives: 2014

A cinema a hundred years young: Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin made his first appearance in cinema in 1914, in the film Making a Living.  What followed would be the work of one of the most creative artists of the last century; a creativity not only to be understood in … Continue reading

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The courage of being one’s self: Beatriz Preciado

(Photograph by Joel Peter Witkin) The following is a translation of a text by Beatriz Preciado that originally appeared in the french newspaper Libération (21/11/2014) and was written on the occasion of a debate on courage organised by the festival … Continue reading

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The dispossession of urban commons: Istanbul

Don’t say it’s the necessary result of historical, social, and economic conditions – I know!  My head bows before the thing you mention.  But my heart doesn’t speak that language. Nazim Hikmet, The Epic of Sheik Bedreddin … the question … Continue reading

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Impressions of autonomies: Istanbul

But hope is not enough for me.  I no longer want to listen – I want to sing songs … The scars of Istanbul’s self-inflicted wounds run deep and its self-mutilation appears to know no respite. The centre of the … Continue reading

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Natural autonomies: The ZAD of Testet: For Rémi Fraisse

 Nous avons perdu le monde … Michel Serres Le libéralisme économique, c’est la liberté de tuer.  La liberté de tuer le climat, donc de tuer les hommes, les femmes et les enfants. René Dumont On the night of Saturday to … Continue reading

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Rethinking Anarchism: Carlos Taibo (2)

The following is a translation of “Chapter 2” of Carlos Taibo’s Rethinking Anarchy: Direct Action, Self-Management, Autonomy (La Catarata, Madrid, 2013).  We have already translated and posted the “Prologue” and the “Chapter 1” of this work (Click here).  And we … Continue reading

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The autonomous self-management of land/food: Genuino clandestino

We civilized men and women know everything, we have settled opinions upon everything, we take an interest in everything. We only know nothing about when the bread comes which we eat … we do not know how it is grown, … Continue reading

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Gezi park and beyond: Resonances of rebellion

(Yüksel Arslan) From the Global Uprisings news/video collective, a new documentary on political protest in turkey, since the Gezi Park commune …

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Inspirations/stories from la valle che resiste

(Dario Ballantini, Rivolto) The following post is authored by Sorana Inibrina and is shared with Autonomies.  “Refuse-and-create!” John Holloway “the question of revolution is not in the future. It is here and now: how do we stop the system by which … Continue reading

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The illusions of political representation

As many of the streets of Hong Kong remain occupied, the movement unmasks the nature of the power that it contests. If a guarantee of formal representative democracy was the stated motive for the protest, it has already become, as … Continue reading

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