Category Archives: Commentary

Another end of the world is possible!

The only way to address the environmental crisis and global climate change is to abolish capitalism! From the CrimethInc Collective, from brazil (24/09/2019)… What Is Burning the Amazon? A Plea from Brazilian Anarchists As the fires in the Amazon rainforest … Continue reading

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Of trees and of men

From lundi matin #209 (23/09/2019): further reflections on Capital’s ecocide (in translation) … Two weeks ago, lundi matin published a beautiful text by Alessi Dell’Umbria on the subject of extractivism in general and the Amazon fires in particular:La terre brûlée … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: A phenomenology of permanent insurrection

This struggle has played a pedagogical role for everyone who has participated in it. It is a phenomenological pedagogy in which the city that we inhabit has acquired an entirely new significance through the process of the struggle—every aspect of … Continue reading

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Some preliminary reflections about a factory occupation: the case of VIO.ME

On July 11, 2019, I visited VIO.ME, a worker run factory located in Thessaloniki, Greece. I had the opportunity to meet with one of the workers who was able to put aside time from his busy schedule for us to … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Resonances

We no longer wish to live as before. From lundi matin#207, 09/09/2019 … Une juste colère – Interrompre la destruction du monde/A just anger – Interrupting the destruction of the world, by the historian and anthropologist Jérôme Baschet, will appear … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are … Continue reading

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The burnt earth: Capital’s colonisation

Reflections on our burning forests: an essay by Alèssi Dell’Umbria (lundi matin #207, 09/09/2019) …

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Eduardo Colombo: The political space of anarchy (1)

We return to our series grouped under the title of “writers of May 68”, within which we have included Jaime Semprun, Miguel Amorós, Eduardo Colombo and Amedeo Bertolo. The reference to “May 68” is a political metaphor in this instance, … Continue reading

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For Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019)

It amazes me that people are surprised when underclasses rebel. The surprising thing is that they do not do it more often. The combination of the oppressiveness of poverty and racism and the lack of short-term, or even medium-term hope … Continue reading

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Urban space and the transformation of society

Potentialisation is a dynamic, contingent process that transforms habits and not the restoration of an unpolluted, ontologically different beyond. Stavros Stavrides, The Potentialities of Space Commoning Worlds of commoning are worlds in movement. Stavros Stavrides, Common Space: The City as … Continue reading

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