Monthly Archives: February 2013

Reflections amid violence

(Photograph by Francesca Oggiano, from the series The Stolen Eyes) in memory of Walter Benjamin for n.m.   A historical materialist approaches a historical subject only where he encounters it as a monad.  In this structure he recognizes the sign … Continue reading

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For Stéphane Hessel

Je crois que la véritable création est impertinente. Stéphane Hessel, Le Monde (08/07/2011) Stéphane Hessel died on the night of the 26th to the 27th of February.  And with him passes one more of that generation of women and men … Continue reading

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475: In solidarity with the women of morocco

At 16, Amina committed suicide after a Moroccan judge sentenced her to marry her rapist. This film is about who and what let it happen.

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Žižek dreaming, or Žižek, the dialectical trickster

“…one should learn the art of recognizing, from an engaged subjective position, elements which are here, in our space, but whose time is the emancipated future …” Slavoj Žižek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Reflecting on the year 2011, a year … Continue reading

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The tides of change: spain’s “mareas”

On the 17th of February, over half a million people took to the streets of spain’s cities in a protest against cuts to the budget of the country’s public health services.  It was but only the most recent example of … Continue reading

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Chronicles from our future present: greece

In the midst of the horrors of the First World War, Rosa Luxemburg, citing  Friedrich Engels’ statement that “Capitalist society faces a dilemma, either an advance to socialism or a reversion to barbarism”, posed the question, “What does a ‘reversion … Continue reading

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Creating Revolution: 15M through images

Documentary photography and film do not represent; indeed, no art does.  It creates perspectives of worlds, worlds, openning possibilities, ways to be in world.  The creation is but partially that of the director; there is also the unveiling eye of the … Continue reading

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The insurrection of occupations

(photograph by Olmo Calvo) As the violence of State-Capital displays itself in spain – 6 million unemployed, cuts to public social services, 500 hundred daily home evictions, with their attendant tragedies of homelessness, destroyed families, suicides – the defense of … Continue reading

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Updates from Greece: In Solidarity with the Occupying Workers of Industrial Mineral (Vio.Me)

  "…only through a network of self-managed factories will Vio.Me be able to survive and light the way towards a different organisation of production and the economy, with no exploitation, inequality or hierarchy"   http://biom-metal.blogspot.gr/   The struggle in Greece is … Continue reading

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Updates from Greece: Greek Proletariat Occupies — Life without Bosses

Greek worker resistance has turned a new page in combatting and overcoming the ongoing capitalist onslaught against the majority of the population everywhere. Street demonstrations and battles, occupations of public spaces and the creation of alternative centres have been joined … Continue reading

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