Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rethinking Anarchism: Carlos Taibo (5)

  In our ongoing endeavour to translate Carlos Taibo’s Rethinking Anarchy: Direct Action, Self-Management, Autonomy (La Catarata, Madrid, 2013), what follows is “Chapter 5”.   We have already translated and posted the “Prologue” and the “Chapter 1″ of this work (Click … Continue reading

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Collective Self-Organizing

The recent debacle of Syriza should come as no surprise. Neither should we cringe at the attempts of the right in Greece to use it for its own odious and morbid purposes. For the left of the politicians and the … Continue reading

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Anarchy in the school: Escuela Libre Paideia

Education is the Art and Practice of making people free. Pepita Martrín Luengo Plato´s early reflections upon education were grounded in the conviction that the ethical nature of the individual and society depended in equal measure on it.  Justice was … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain: Evictions and the reign of capital

The politics of eviction is the political expression of the protection of Capital …

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Syriza as Sisyphus: Governing by debt

If the Syriza government of greece prefers to speak of the “institutions” rather than the “troika” (a group of “experts” of the principal creditors of the country: IMF, European Central Bank, European Commission, responsible for negotiating and verifying austerity reforms … Continue reading

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Okupying education: Taking the university of Amsterdam

Since late 2014, students of the University of Amsterdam have engaged in protests against planned budget cuts and the restructuring of academic programs, especially humanities programs, all part of the University´s overall austerity measures dictated by an institutional debt crisis, … Continue reading

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Cinema America Occupato (Rome): The okupation of culture

Okupations are often conceived of as the taking and creation of spaces, spaces that then serve to satisfy immediate needs.  We think of houses, factories, land, and so on.  But okupations are also, and perhaps above all else, spaces for … Continue reading

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The police as the state

The killing of a homeless black man on March the 1st by the Los Angeles police, one more in the never ending list of murders, is tragic testimony to the racism and violence of capitalist states for whom the “economically … Continue reading

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Blockupy: M18 Full communism instead of austerity

On March the 18th, Blockupy has called for a taking of the streets of Frankfort, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new european central bank headquarters, to protest against all that the ECB represents: a politics of “austerity” … Continue reading

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Syriza’s first month: reflections

However modest the Syriza government’s ambitions were in matters of political economy, they have been forced back from promises by the financial and political threats of their european “partners”.  The reign of financial and debt capital is so overwhelming that … Continue reading

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