Category Archives: Commentary

The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50

From the Working Class History collective, two excellent podcast episodes on the Stonewall riots and radical gay politics of the time and today. A further contribution to radicalising pride.

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In solidarity with the sudan revolution

A call of solidarity from a comfortable distance may seem impotent against the violence of the repression being waged against the sudanese rebellion. And yet in our weakness, we cannot but, with words, express our desire to see the rebellion … Continue reading

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Politics in times of madness: Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Psychosis: A severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. It is unclear whether the metaphor of being in “touch with reality” is adequate to understand human life in general, … Continue reading

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Breaking through the domestication of the Stonewall Riots

‘Q’ then, will never be a coherent letter tacked as a bridge on some list of identities. The past decade shows the poverty or ruin of every attempt to do so. We’ve said already that these words are magic. We … Continue reading

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Resistance against the carceral state

[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism. Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? From the CrimethInc. Collective …

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The Vermont Communards: Remembering Roz Payne

The death of north-american political activist, Roz Payne, takes us back not only to her life, but to an extraordinarily intense moment of radical politics in the united states. It is impossible to say what was most significant politically in … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A revolution of the revolution

The resonances of the gilets jaunes movement(s), as captured by Jacques Fradin. It is a reading of the insurrection that does not hold back or step away from criticising the “Left”, and beyond. The essay was already published in English … Continue reading

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For Nanni Balestrini (1935-2019)

Epic Prologue here I am once more sitting in front of the poetry audiencethat is sitting benevolently in front of melooks at me and is waiting for poetryas always I have nothing to tell itas always the poetry audience knows … Continue reading

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Raoul Vaneigem: A radical politics of life

From Ballast, an excerpt from Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, which we present below in translation.

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Profaning the spectacle: Advertising subversives and vandals

If it is said today that power is everywhere, it is not to empty the concept of all meaning, but to point to the fact that capitalism shapes and permeates all social relations, that the latter are increasingly commodified and … Continue reading

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