Monthly Archives: January 2019

The gilets jaunes: Between horizontal autonomies and vertical unity

A journalist, seemingly sharing the illusions of politicians, writes “it’s time for the gilets jaunes to decide who and what they want to be”. (The Guardian, 29/01/2019) The politicians of france (and of everywhere, faced by a similar insurrection) are … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Fractures and lines of escape

Saturday, January 19, Act 10: The blocking of motorways weakens, occupations of roundabouts are increasingly cleared away by force (unless negotiated with local authorities), the marches in different cities appear more ordered, confined by marshals, Macron’s promises and his “great … Continue reading

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Elements for a cartography of belonging to a group

An essay ostensibly concerned with theatre becomes the occasion for a Spinozan and Deluzian inspired reflection on human community beyond the opposing, formal conceptions of community as an accidental aggregate of individuals or as a fusional collectivity bound by a … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A rebellion against the totalitarians

How can one not but feel pride in being French? Emmanuel Macron, Letter to the French Act IX, Saturday January 12: the yellow vest insurrection continues. In response to french president Macron’s invitation for a “great national debate” on the … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Giving colour to suffering

Writing within the marxist critique of value tradition (e.g., the Krisis group), Benoit Bohy-Bunel offers a theoretically rich reading of the yellow vests movement. Without completely sharing the views of the author, the essay remains important.*

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Finding our way through the yellow vests insurrection

Reflecting on the yellow vests rebellion with the CrimethInc. collective …

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The yellow vests: A chronicle

From the CrimethInc. collective … How the Yellow Vest Movement Survived into 2019: A Chronicle from December 8, 2018 to January 5, 2019 (09/01/2019) Since November 2018, the yellow vest movement has created a political crisis in France and posed thorny questions … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Towards a permanent insurrection

We are approaching a critical moment. We are approaching a historic moment. We are approaching a tipping point of history. We are nearing the end. For several months, we have been fighting on the ground, together, to block the suicidal … Continue reading

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Gilets Jaunes: Signs of the times / Images from the future

… from a distance, every judgment, praise and critique are easy. However, because many of us have found ourselves in a similar position, the question faced by the politicized minorities that still raise red and black flags remains: can we participate in something … Continue reading

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The specter of chaos

The fairest Cosmos is merely a rubbish-heap poured out at random. Heraclitus, Fragment 124 To share, from lundi.am (#171, 29/12/2018) …

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