Yearly Archives: 2015

Visions of a november paris

One way of posing the question of who “we” are in these times of war is by asking whose lives are considered valuable, whose lives are mourned, and whose lives are considered ungrievable. We might think of war as dividing … Continue reading

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Paris: Seeing beyond pain and fear

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. … Continue reading

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A parable of our oppression: Santiago López Petit

We share below, in translation, a reflection by Santiago López Petit on our times, on our voluntary servitude and our fear of rebellion.  (Originally published in Periodico Diagonal 5/11/2015).  His final question is ours, that is, of anyone who aspires … Continue reading

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Vio.Me: A call for solidarity from a workers’ self-managed collective

We publish below a message from the self-managed workers collective of Vio.Me, of greece.  Born of a factory occupation, the collective has been able to continue to produce in a self-managed manner for three years, an example for others who … Continue reading

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The art of the violence of sovereignty: The refugee as the face of exception of our time

Francisco Goya, Saturn devouring his son (detail)(1819-1823) If Theodor Adorno could once state that after Auschwitz, to write poetry is barbaric, how much greater the violence of pictorially and plastically representing the horrors of the same event, and of nazi … Continue reading

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The power of the anonymous: Santiago López Petit

We publish below, in translation, an essay by Santiago López Petit of the Espai en Blanc collective.  Originally published in 2010, it remains a central text in Petit’s and Espai en Blanc’s reflection on contemporary politics, or their failure; in turn, … Continue reading

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Operation Pandora: Spanish anarchists organise the resistance

In solidarity with all of the imprisoned anarchists of spain … We share below a partial translation of a report that appeared in Periodico Diagonal (30/10/2015) and originally published in the Catalan newspaper La Directa (29/10/2015) of a press conference held on Thursday … Continue reading

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Operation Pandora continues: The repression of anarchism in spain

On the morning of the 28th of October, starting at 5am, there were raids in two houses in Manresa and two people were arrested on the orders of the Audiencia Nacional, acting against anarchist struggles. Units of the mobile brigade … Continue reading

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Defending the ZAD, creating autonomy: Notre-Dame-des-Landes

On the 20th of October, the french prime minister, Manuel Vals, speaking before the country’s national parliament, reaffirmed “the engagement of the government and thus of the State to advance with the project and to put an end the challenges … Continue reading

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Erri de Luca acquitted! Another defeat for thick headed prosecutors

Autonomies had earlier published news of the italian writer Erri de Luca’s trial for terrorism for having spoken of the need to stop, even by sabotage, the building of the high spreed train link between France and Italy (click here).  … Continue reading

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