Yearly Archives: 2012

Strikes against Capitalism

ParkeHarrison Flying Lesson (2000) The State is a social relationship; a certain way of people relating to one another.  It can be destroyed by creating new social relationships; i.e., by people relating to one another differently. Gustav Landauer The struggle … Continue reading

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Figures of Bartleby’s Rebellion

Once upon a time, three friends beneath the soft shade of grape vines shared their Bartleby … for them.

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Consumption

It was once remarked (by Guy Debord) that a society whose members are fully born within the spectacle will not have any other reference point than the spectacle itself making the prospects of a revolution unlikely. We would like to … Continue reading

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Rebelling against reality: Agustin García Calvo

Agustin García Calvo's works, creations, continue to live and to animate others.  His wisdom now acts as a source, from which many can draw sustenance.  Having earlier marked his passing (Agustin García Calvo: His passing and his presence), we now … Continue reading

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In defence of Direct Action

From Solidarity Federation, the British section of the International Workers Association, an article that originally appeared in the Occupied Times of London (30/10/2012).  Direct Action, as typically understood within anarchism, is not an apology for violence, which is what it is often reduced … Continue reading

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The freedom of curves: Oscar Niemeyer

  POEMA DA CURVA Não é o ângulo reto que me atrai, Nem a linha reta, dura, inflexível criada pelo o homem. O que me atrai é a curva livre e sensual. A curva que encontro no curso sinuoso dos … Continue reading

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The Roots of Okupation

On November 17th was announced another okupation in Madrid and the creation of a new Self-Managed Okupied Social Centre.  The new okupation now carries a name: the CSOA Raíces, or Roots.  Roots, because radical, because okupations contest the very foundations … Continue reading

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A war without end: The eviction of La Gotera

    The fractures of modern society are many.  The factory/latifundia of the 19th century have been replaced by the 21st century city as the space of contestation.  The proletariat is now inclusive of workers, as well as of the … Continue reading

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Faces of autonomy: Freeganism

A scavenged collection/montage/collage of texts and images, freely taken, as an apology for freeganism, the appropriation of capitalist food waste as a way to create autonomy within the belly of the beast.  There is nothing outside the system; what space/times … Continue reading

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Rebelling against property: the PAH

The PAH, Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca, predating the emergence of 15M in spain has been, with 15M’s neighbourhood assemblies in various cities, been one of the most emblematic protagonists in the popular efforts to resist the power of … Continue reading

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