Category Archives: Commentary

The city belongs to those who occupy it: Okupying Lisbon

Reflections after an assembly of a new okupation in Lisbon … Any new occupation is invariably accompanied by uncertainty, an uncertainty only intensified by a lack of clarity over means and goals, organisation and methods of functioning, and the physical … Continue reading

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Without fear: Land occupations in spain

On the 30th of June, the state owned land estate of Somonte, occupied in 2012 by landless, agricultural day labourers of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores/as (SAT), were evicted by a large police (Guardia Civil) intervention, for a fifth time. … Continue reading

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Anti-capitalism as the creation of desire: From Eukariot

What is important right now is to twirl in a cheerful danse macabre on the grave of bourgeois enjoyment. Eukariot A speculative, provocative and experimental intervention, from Eukariot (Issue 1) … Firm Statements (Soon To Be Proven Wrong) I. – There are, … Continue reading

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Notes on the Bure ZAD and the politics of eternity/death

Un grand sommeil noir Tombe sur ma vie : Dormez, tout espoir, Dormez, toute envie ! Je ne vois plus rien, Je perds la mémoire Du mal et du bien… O la triste histoire ! Je suis un berceau Qu’une … Continue reading

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The many ZAD of Bure, france: Autonomy before nuclear power

A convivial society should be designed to allow all its members the most autonomous action by means of tools least controlled by others. People feel joy, as opposed to mere pleasure, to the extent that their activities are creative; while … Continue reading

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Ruymán Rodríguez: Neighbourhood anarchism. A surmounting thesis

If you struggle you can lose If you don’t struggle you are lost On a wall in Cordoba Ruymán Rodríguez‘s “neighbourhood anarchism” is the child of his militant experience in the Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (FAGC).  It is an effort … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Victor Serge

Bolshevik thought takes it for granted that truth is its peculiar possession. To Lenin, to Bukharin, to Trotsky, to Preobrajensky, to many another thinker I could mention, the materialist dialectic of Marx and Engels was at one and the same … Continue reading

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Anarchism, geography and the politics of space IV: Simon Springer’s postfraternal embrace of David Harvey

For anarchists, as the insurrectionary ethos moves through a community, it mobilizes political power by circulating ideas and making room for voluntary association. Such a view of power isn’t actually individualist, but rather it’s necessarily a relational assemblage, where the … Continue reading

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Anarchism, geography and the politics of space III: David Harvey and anarchist geography

… let radical geography be just that: radical geography, free of any particular “ism”, nothing more, nothing less. David Harvey We have little or no interest in polemics.  But differences of perception, thought, forms of life, when they happen or … Continue reading

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Anarchism, geography and the politics of space II: Simon Springer

As a political philosophy, anarchism fully appreciates the processual nature of space, where the politics of waiting—for the revolution, for the withering away of the state, for the stages of history to pass—are all rejected in favor of the realism … Continue reading

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