Category Archives: Commentary

Creating archipelagos of autonomous communities: Rural Okupation

What is autonomy and what are autonomous communities, are not simple or innocent questions.  By “autonomy” we mean both collective life that is self-governed freely and in equality, and forms of life in opposition to currently reigning kinds of economic … Continue reading

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Community against the State: Errekaleor

It is said that the history of peoples who have a history is the history of class struggle. It might be said, with at least as much truthfulness, that the history of peoples without history is the history of their struggle against the … Continue reading

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In solidarity: Fraguas and the creation of community

We have recently posted a series of articles against the idea of a “revolutionary” government, against the idea of government or the State as an instrument of anti-capitalist reform or radical change. We believe that in whatever guise, the State … Continue reading

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Joseph Déjacque: the State against boundless individuality

All that which is not liberty is against liberty. Liberty is not a thing that can be allocated. It does not pertain at the whim of whatever personage or committee of public safety that orders it, that makes a gift … Continue reading

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Peter Kropotkin against the State

We recently posted an essay from the Crimethinc Collective on the illusions of a “revolutionary state“.  As a complement to this text, we share an older essay by Peter Kropotkin on the same theme. If there is an urgency in … Continue reading

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The continuing nicaraguan insurrection

Nosotros iremos hacia el sol de la libertad o hacia la muerte; y si morimos, no importa, nuestra causa seguirá viviendo. Otros nos seguirán. Augusto César Sandino News from the from the Crimethinc Collective …

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A homage to the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes

What is happening in Notre-Dame-de-Landes illustrates a conflict that concerns the whole world.  It brings together, on the one hand, financial powers determined to transform the resources of living and nature into commodities and, on the other hand, the will … Continue reading

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15M: From legacy to future

Spain’s 15th of May movement of 2011 marks a shift in ways of thinking and doing politics, or to borrow Amador Fernández-Savater’s expression, a shift in desire.

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The anarchist critique of the state

We share, below, a sort of exercise of recollection, not of an event, but of the impossibility of “revolutionary government”, from the CrimethInc Collective.  However complex the State, however much it is inseparable from our everyday life (it is not … Continue reading

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May 68 and the politics of desire: Amador Fernández-Savater

(photograph by Jean-Claude Seine)* It is difficult, if not impossible, to close political debate, even for ourselves.  And therefore our announcement of the end of our series on May 68, with an essay by Tomáz Ibáñez, was premature.  Below, we share … Continue reading

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