Category Archives: Commentary

The gilets jaunes: Smashing habits in insurrection

Protests succeed and overlap each other, without a single centre or orientation.  The territory is claimed, even if only momentarily, regular movement is disrupted, sabotage becomes common, while the rebellious are themselves divided … but the insurrection continues. From the … Continue reading

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Paris is burning: The gilets jaunes

  What is happening is not a “movement” in the political sense of the term, it can become so, structure itself, make emerge its leaders, but for now, it is rather a matter of understanding this “movement” in the sense … Continue reading

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Insurrection in the end times: The gilets jaunes

When all that remains is the prospect of misery and death, then the only fitting response is to create, out of the destruction of what is killing life …

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The uncertain tides of insurrection: The yellow vest protests of france

  The symbolic use of the yellow vest is clear: what was first imposed as a security device is transformed into social force. The horrible yellow clothing that should normally be worn at the time of a forced stop on … Continue reading

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The anti-fascist front has never been the proof of anything other than the imminence of defeat

From Paris-luttes.info, a reflection from france on the necessity of anti-fascism as anti-capitalist.

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-developmentalism as class struggle

  The world of the commodity is no longer susceptible to self-management. It is impossible to humanize it: it must first be dismantled. … Self-defense against the terrorism of the commodity and the State assumes the form of both an … Continue reading

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Gáspar Miklós Tamás: Post-fascism

  The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the … Continue reading

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Fascism in our times

  Men insofar as they are more than animal reaction and fulfillment of functions are entirely superfluous to totalitarian regimes. Totalitarianism strives not toward despotic rule over men, but toward a system in which men are superfluous. Total power can … Continue reading

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Gustav Landauer on the german revolution of 1918-19

Gustav Landauer would fully engage with the events of the German Revolution, both as writer and militant.  And if criticised certain decisions or actions, he did not hesitate to commit himself to revolution whose anarchist dimension is often ignored. We … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The German Revolution of November 9th, 1918

The end of the first world war was a moment of crisis in global capitalism; a crisis that was grasped by many as a possibility for revolution.  If the times would be above all marked by the russian revolution, its resonances … Continue reading

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