Monthly Archives: February 2014

Utopia or submission: La Corrala la Utopia

Capital is a system of social relations of extraction.  Its success is based on the appropriation of nature and of the collective of creativity of all of those who labour.  Whether it is land, energies housed beneath its surface, seas, … Continue reading

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Future Suspended

From the crisis-scape research collective and the film maker Ross Domoney of Aletheia Photos comes a striking film study of Athens and Greece under the reign of crisis.  From the appropriation of public land for private accumulation, to terror against … Continue reading

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Amidst the art of May 68: L’Atelier Populaire de Paris

  Une action revolutionaire dans la culture ne saurait avoir pour but de traduire ou d’expliquer la vie, mais de l’élargir. Guy Debord L’œuvre d’art à venir, c’est la construction d’une vie passionnante. Raoul Vaneigem A l’atelier populaire, c’est un … Continue reading

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A first (and failed) attempt at a manifesto for a radically negative anthropology

A reflection on anthropology, on the search/need for a negative anthropology, in which all sure grounds of knowledge of the other crumble, in which all of the hierarchical theories and categories for the ordering of the other’s life are dismantled: … Continue reading

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Tales from the everyday of capitalism: Lavapiés, Madrid

At 7:20 in the morning, on the 31st if January, the riot police of the munincipal authorities of Madrid closed off the street, calle Tribulete in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés, to execute the eviction of Antonio Argobia, a 54 year … Continue reading

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Bête et méchant: François Cavanna

La liberté consiste à faire tout ce que permet la longueur de la chaîne. François Cavanna François Cavanna, journalist, writer, artist, used the pen of satire and irony against all the "cons" that his times brought forward.  And for many, … Continue reading

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A Troubadour of Rebellion: Pete Seeger

For Pete Seeger, communist militant, first in the Party, and then beyond it, singer and story teller of America’s working classes and poor, co-founder of The Almanac Singers, and later The Weavers, who passed away on the 27th of January, … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: For a theory of destituente power

From a public lecture in Athens (16/11/2013), at the invitation of and organised by the Nicos Poulantzas Institute and SYRIZA Youth, and originally posted on Chronos … A reflection on the destiny of democracy today here in Athens is in … Continue reading

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Dancing politics

In memory of Jean Babilée, dancer and combatant of the French resistance, and who resisted always through creation, died on Thursday, January 30, at the age of 90.

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