Monthly Archives: March 2019

Algeria: The beauty and courage of rebellion

Beginning as a protest against a fifth presidential term for the half dead, 82 year old Abdelaziz Bouteflika (in power since 1999) on the 22nd of February, the algerian protests have swelled into a mass rebellion against against an authoritarian, … Continue reading

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Jean Grave: Autonomy and organisation within anarchy

Robert Graham continues his notable and tireless effort to make known and share defining texts in the political tradition of anarchism for english language readers. On this occasion, we post his most recent entry, a selection from Jean Grave’s essay, … Continue reading

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For Agnès Varda: Fictions of reality/realities of fiction

Our job is to see, to make things seen or to inform, but we never see enough. I knew around a dozen caryatides and then I discovered fifty of them. I fought for a radical cinema, and I continued all … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A movement(s) at a crossroads

On the day of Act XX … The Temps critique collective (22/03/2019), in a finely developed analysis of the yellow vests movement(s) of france, elaborates three fundamental criticisms: the movement has hitherto been unable to define itself, it has equally … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection in the midst of collapse

In the wake of Act XIX … The yellow vests insurrection offers lessons beyond or in parallel to the often celebrated insurrections of the Zapatistas in Chiapas and of the Rojava “Revolution”. In no way dismissing these latter, the yellow … Continue reading

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Lessons from france: The war on dissidence

(Photograph by Rémy Soubanère) … to participate knowingly in a group, even if only temporarily, with a view to preparing, characterised by one or more material evidence, intentional violence against persons or the destruction or degradation of property is punishable … Continue reading

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Lessons from greece: The war on dissidence

From the CrimethInc. Collective (19/03/2019) … Putting Ideas on Trial: The Greek State’s Laboratory of Repression – An Interview with Nikos Romanos, Imprisoned Anarchist After several failed attempts across Europe to frame anarchists and other anti-authoritarians with conspiracy and terrorism charges, the … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: The people are constrained to respond to the violence

Today we had people who tried by all of the means available … to injure the Republic, to damage, to destroy, at the risk of killing. Emmanuel Macron (Le Monde 19/03/2019) Saturday, we saw extreme violence in Paris. It was … Continue reading

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Anarchic movement: Ambulations in thought after Steve Paxton

When we linger in the borderland on purpose, we become our own experiment. Steve Paxton, Drafting Interior Techniques How do you know you aren’t improvising? Steve Paxton, Gravity A reflection inspired by a performance of Steve Paxton’s Flat and Satisfyin … Continue reading

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Voices of Bakur

A film testimony of the often forgotten rebellion for autonomy in eastern turkey in 2015.

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