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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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Freedom’s flesh: For Bernardo Bertolucci

  But, preacher, I feel my strength abandon me. Put aside your prejudices, be a man, be human, have no fear and no hope. Abandon your divinities and your creeds which have never served any purpose save to put a sword into the … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The untold history of armistice and the end of World War I

A Short Poem for Armistice Day Gather or take fierce degree trim the lamp set out for sea here we are at the workmen’s entrance clock in and shed your eminence. Notwithstanding, work it diverse ways work it diverse days, … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Lest We Forget – Workers Stopped Capitalism’s First World War

Repression of War Experience Now light the candles; one; two; there’s a moth; What silly beggars they are to blunder in And scorch their wings with glory, liquid flame— No, no, not that,—it’s bad to think of war, When thoughts … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Of war and against war

The Drum I hate that drum’s discordant sound, Parading round, and round, and round: To thoughtless youth it pleasure yields, And lures from cities and from fields, To sell their liberty for charms Of tawdry lace and glitt’ring arms; And … Continue reading

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The struggle against borders

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A call for solidarity: The libertarian cultural centre of Almada

Anarchist social centres constitute fragile points of passage for anti-capitalist archipelagos of resistance.  Their fragility is born of the (ever increasing) restrictions of private property and State opposition.  Yet they are often the only link to rebellious pasts and radical … Continue reading

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Creating other worlds: Defending the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes

Creation takes place in bottlenecks . . . A creator who isn’t grabbed around the throat by a set of impossibilities is no creator. A creator’s someone who creates their own impossibilities, and thereby creates possibilities . . . it’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ongoing prison strike

Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by … Continue reading

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To bring down prisons

  What is the real basis of punishment, however? The notion of a free will, the idea that man is at all times a free agent for good or evil; if he chooses the latter, he must be made to … Continue reading

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