Category Archives: Commentary

To let Pandora give: Against the state and terror in spain

“Anarchist terrorism has established itself in our country“ Ignacio Cosidó Gutiérrez – Director General of the National Police of Spain, from the 30th of December, 2011 to the 18th of November, 2016 (ABC 12/05/2014) “Whoever considers carefully its origins, sees … Continue reading

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Creating radical autonomy: Fraguas

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

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Creating radical autonomy: Errekaleor Bizirik!

To construct anti-capitalist forms of life at the margins, or in the weaves, of the system, is a delicate and precarious task with no possible guarantee of success.  Over the years, we have tried to share as many examples and … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: All power to the soviets

A graffito graces a wall in today’s Lisbon: “All power to the soviets! 1917/2017”.  If it were not the fact that the graffito is attributed to the youth league of the portuguese communist party, following on a poster campaign celebrating … Continue reading

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Reading our times with Now: The invisible committee

Beginning by abandoning the old idea of revolution and reinventing it … Not as a new ideology but as a true praxis of an ethics of freedom to redefine the desirable and the undesirable and to create a new subjectivity … Continue reading

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15M, appropriations and revolutions: Fragmentary visions in spain

Revolutionary change, the revolution, should begin from this moment on, beginning with the undoing of the authoritarian relations in each instant and place of daily life, breaking with the logic of obedience that power, every form of power, tries and … Continue reading

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A call from Venezuela to the anarchists of Latin America and the world: Solidarity is much more than a written word

We share a statement from the editorial collective of the venezuellan anarchist newspaper El Libertario …

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Now: The Invisible Committee

It’s useless to wait-for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: The anarchy of democracy

During the French presidential campaign, the candidates and the media saturated the environment with references to the “people”.  Before the final results, on the 7th of May, the journal Ballast conducted an interview with Jacques Rancière on the use and … Continue reading

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Eduardo Viveiros de Castro: Landed natives against State and Capital

For me, indians are all of those large minorities who are, in some way, on the outside of this capitalist mega-machine, of consumption, of production, of 24 hour a day labour, seven days a week.  These planetary indians teach us … Continue reading

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