Category Archives: Commentary

capitalism is death

I’ve seen the future, brother: it is murder. Leonard Cohen, The Future In the time of our disaster, our waste directly kills us by the millions (i) and extinguishes the flora and fauna of all environments upon which all life … Continue reading

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Autonomy as societies in movement: Raúl Zibechi

Autonomy and difference go hand in hand, because autonomy implies that people have the right to govern themselves completely, “to determine their own form of government, their own sociocultural practices, and their own economic organization” (Díaz Polanco and Sánchez 2002, 45). This point … Continue reading

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Creating autonomies in greece: Voices from the capitalist wilderness

Theodoros Karyotis’ essay “The Right to the City in an Age of Austerity”, focusing on greek urban-political struggles in the period of 2008 and after, allows us to conceive of what a radical politics might look like beyond the indigenous-capitalist … Continue reading

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The situationists in algeria

Without any suggestion that the Situationist texts posted below offer a complete understanding of the algerian struggle for national liberation, without any idolatry of words, but solely with the intent of complementing our last post on traditions of autonomy in … Continue reading

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Traditions of autonomy: Kabylia

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro speaks of the indigenous as those who are still “tied” to a land for their well-being, as peoples whose “economy” is still significantly “local”; or indeed, who have no “economy”, as a separate and and dominate … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Maria Nikiforova

The anarchists are not promising anything to anyone. The anarchists only want people to be conscious of their owns situation and seize freedom for themselves. Maria Nikiforova In memory of the many who made the russian revolution of 1917, a … Continue reading

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Financialization, precarity and reactionary authoritarianism: From Roarmag

(art by penny) What would a politics look like that promised not to end but to embrace precariousness, not as an inescapable economic “reality” (which is what our current system of financialized austerity pledges) but as a socio-ontological sine qua … Continue reading

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What is to be done? The question of a proletarian revolution

(photograph by Sebastião Salgado) proletarian 1650s (n.) “member of the lowest class;” 1660s (adj.) “of the lowest class of people;”; with – iant + Latin proletarius “citizen of the lowest class” (as an adjective, “relating to offspring), in Ancient Rome, propertyless people, … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in france: From Crimethinc

Left to their own devices, the police found themselves for the first time in a troublesome quandary. Suddenly stripped of the compass of the law, unable to decide which of the emergent governments should be considered lawful, and realizing the … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Bruno Jasienski

We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences — “true conformity” is possible only in the cemetery. Joseph Stalin, “Our purposes” Pravda #1, (22 January 1912) For many of those who threw themselves into the russian revolution, with … Continue reading

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