Category Archives: Commentary

Paul Preciado: Politics of desire beyond woman and man

With women’s day on the horizon and the international call for a global feminist strike to mark the 8th of March, we share a text in translation by Paul Preciado that pushes at the limits of feminist thought and practice. … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A question of time

A reflection on the re-appropriation of time as the revolution within the yellow vests insurrection. Words from a yellow vests newspaper. And images and words of a movement, now in its “Act XVI”.

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Care as struggle

It is by no means obvious that the history of anarchist politics every owed anything to the speculations of philosophers, even anarchist philosophers. And in like manner, no such politics could ever be read mechanically off a philosophy. Philosophies of … Continue reading

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The state against autonomy: In defence of Fraguas

On the 23rd of February, thousands marched through Madrid in solidarity with and in defence of the Fraguas rural occupation. (Kaos en la red) Six of the accused-defendants involved in the occupation were sentenced to 1 year and 9 months … Continue reading

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Anarchy against autarchy: Levinas and anarchism

Over and beyond capitalism and exploitation what was contested were their condition: the person understood as an accumulation of being, by merits, titles, professional competence, an ontological tumefaction weighing on others and crushing them, instituting a hierarchized society maintained beyond … Continue reading

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In solidarity with the Asilo Occupato of Turin: To occupy, to squat is to resist

Across europe, driven by the desire and need to extract maximum profit from urban spaces, authoritarian handmaidens of capital, in the guise of State-democratic authority, turn their violence on those people who are nothing but obstacles to the management of … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Jacques Rancière on the virtues of the inexplicable

Beginnings do not reach their end. they remain halfway. But this also means that they never stop beginning over again, even if this means that the actors change. This is the realism of revolt, an inexplicable realism, one that demands … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Fragments of interpretation

The yellow vests: February 9th, Act XIII … We continue to share fragments of reflections, of a movement, or movements, in motion. The yellow vests insurrection(s) is a picture of our future today: the only ethical response possible to permanent … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Creative violence against State brutality

Fear! How long has it been since the ruling classes (of a “developed” country) have feared their poor? The forced gymnastics of the french government’s “great national debate”, supported and secured by a militarised police apparatus whose only red line … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: The war of images

Everything must be done to preserve the sense of this movement, the originality of the action that is outlined within it, the new freedom that it has already conquered for everyone. No organisation can today pretend to represent alone the … Continue reading

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