Yearly Archives: 2019

Amador Fernández-Savater: Reaching for a politics of pure potentiality, or trying to keep power at bay

One never takes power, it is power which takes us. Tomás Ibáñez We follow Peter Gelderloos’ critical evaluation of spain’s “radical” municipalism with a more theoretical reflection, by Amador Fernández-Savater, on the political cycle in the country that began with … Continue reading

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The wayward ways of “radical” municpalism in spain

Peter Gelderloos’ critical appraisal of spain’s “municipalities of change” is timely. (Roarmag 02/07/2019) In the general municipal elections of 2015, various, large spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, etc.) fell to coalitions that promising greater social and political justice, echoing an … Continue reading

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Celebrating/remembering Emma Goldman

From Robert Graham’s Anarchism Weblog … One thing that Donald Trump is daily proving is that lying and cheating remain, as always, the key to political success, something that Emma Goldman noted in her 1910 essay, “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For,” the keynote … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Anarchists in the Resistance to the Extradition Bill

From the CrimethInc. collective, an interview with an anarchist collective in Hong Kong, on the ongoing protests against a proposed extradition law with china.

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Raoul Vaneigem: An appeal to life

Photograph by Guillaume Amat (from the series open fields) On the occasion of Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, Appel à la vie contre la tyrannie étatique et marchande, we share an interview, in translation, that he gave to the Ballast … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: The new clothes of capitalist developmentalism

We share an intervention by Miguel Amorós in current ecology debates, from talks on 12 May 2019 at the book exchange fair in L’Orxa (Alicante) and on 18 May at the Biblioteca Social El Rebrot Bord, Albaida (Valencia). More significantly, … Continue reading

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A call for solidarity from the autonomous collective of Fraguas

The self-managed, autonomous community of Fraguas was born of a rural occupation began in 2013. We have on more than one occasion shared news about the project, as well as calls for solidarity, before increasing State repression. With the community … Continue reading

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Why I am an anarchist: Benjamin Zephaniah

A testimonial by poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah (from …

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In solidarity with Yiannis Youlountas, and with all of those who resist

On the 13th of June, the poet, writer, philosopher, film maker (Lets Not Live Like Slaves, I struggle therefore I am, Love and Revolution) Yannis Youlountas was attacked by neo-nazis in the Piraeus, the port district of Athens. He remains … Continue reading

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Anarchism is movement: Tomás Ibáñez (6)

In July of last year, we began the translation of Tomás Ibáñez’s Anarquismo es movimiento/Anarchism is movement. In the same month, we concluded the translation of the essay’s central chapters. With this post, we bring the labour to a conclusion, … Continue reading

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