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Tomás Ibáñez: The anarchism to come

Tomás Ibáñez is arguably one of the most important voices of spanish anarchism, and the resonance of his work extends beyond his country of origin.  Infrequently translated into english, we have tried in earlier posts to modestly fill that gap. We … Continue reading

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The happiness of Sisyphus: An interview with Tomás Ibáñez

We share below the translation of an interview with Tomáz Ibañez, reflecting on the current rise, in the wake of the mass social movements of 2011,  of “left-wing” political parties.  The interview was originally published in the greek efsyn.gr (02/05/2015), and … Continue reading

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Tomás Ibáñez: “One never takes power, it is power which takes us”

On the occasion of the publication of Tomás Ibáñez’ book, Anarquismo es movimiento, we republish below, in translation, an interview with him that appeared in La Marea (29/06/2014): a reading of contemporary anarchism.

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The question of the independence of catalonia: From Crimethinc

We return to the referendum on the independence of catalonia, to the struggle between the spanish state and the state of an aspiring new republic, to where anarchists may find their ground …

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The catalan referendum: anarchy and/or self-determination?

Sunday, October 1st, was the day in which the residents of catalonia were asked to vote on the region’s independence.  The referendum, having earlier been declared unconstitutional by the spanish courts, became then the object of an active judicially driven … Continue reading

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Reading our times with Now: The invisible committee

Beginning by abandoning the old idea of revolution and reinventing it … Not as a new ideology but as a true praxis of an ethics of freedom to redefine the desirable and the undesirable and to create a new subjectivity … Continue reading

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15M, appropriations and revolutions: Fragmentary visions in spain

Revolutionary change, the revolution, should begin from this moment on, beginning with the undoing of the authoritarian relations in each instant and place of daily life, breaking with the logic of obedience that power, every form of power, tries and … Continue reading

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The illusions of yet another “new” left: Syriza and Podemos

With national elections forthcoming in spain, and the recent election of Jeremy Corbyn to the head of the Labour Party in britain, enthusiasm for “leftwing governments” survives, even with the debacle of Syriza in greece.  In one more effort at … Continue reading

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Rethinking Anarchism: Carlos Taibo

The following is a partial translation of the “Prologue” and a complete translation of “Chapter 1” of Carlos Taibo’s Rethinking Anarchy: Direct Action, Self-Management, Autonomy (La Catarata, Madrid, 2013).  We have translated and posted work by Taibo before, but this … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Revolution

[By Tomas Ibañez. Originally presented by the author at the seminar “Which revolution” held at the international conference of anarchist studies, Venice, 1984; published in Volontá No. 1 (1985) and in the Argentine journal Utopia No. 9. This translation is … Continue reading

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