Monthly Archives: April 2014

25th of April: Revolutions within a revolution

The portuguese government and opposition parties in parliament today commemorate the forty years of the 25th of April revolution; yet they do so fearful of the very word “revolution”.  To commemorate is already to disarm, to confine the event to … Continue reading

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Pieces of Madrid

The protest, dissidence and creativity of those who rebel in spain against State-Capital continues to weave together forms of life at the margins of/in opposition to domination.  At the heart of all that 15M and parallel movements in the country … Continue reading

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The body as a space of dissidence

… the body is not a thing, it is a situation … Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex The body, we have long learned, is not a mere neutral physical, biological reality, vehicle for an animating soul, or the underlying … Continue reading

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Occupy everthing!

To the question “What is property?”, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon famously answered, “It is theft”.  That it could be taken for a right was already a conceptual confusion, for unlike liberty, equality, integrity of person, the “right” to property was not unqualified.  … Continue reading

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Integral Revolution: Enric Duran

It is difficult to imagine a radical change away from capitalism exclusively through protest.  Even if the taking of the State by an anti-capitalist movement (peacefully or violently) is conceded as a possibility, it is not at all clear how … Continue reading

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Tales of working class heros: Salt of the earth

… from libcom.org: This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centres on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc … Continue reading

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Witnessing our times: Film from Gezi

I’m an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and pull away from … Continue reading

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