Category Archives: Commentary

The russian revolution of 1917: Alexander Berkman

It has been asserted by some writers that Bolshevik accession to power in Russia was due to a coup de main, and doubt has been expressed regarding the social nature of the October change. Nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Emma Goldman

The argument that destruction and terror are part of revolution I do not dispute. I know that in the past every great political and social change necessitated violence. America might still be under the British yoke but for the heroic … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: The Dada counterpoint

Dada remains within the framework of European weaknesses; its still shit, but from now on we want to shit in different colours to adorn the zoo of art with the flags of every consulate. Tristan Tzara, Manifesto of Monsieur Antipyrine … Continue reading

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Another day under democracy: Hamburg, June 6 – Protesting the G20

The Crimethinc collective is posting continuous live updates of the “Welcome to Hell” protests in Hamburg against the G20 gathering. We share below two such posts, in solidarity we all of those resisting in the city …

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Notes on “the immigrant question”: Guy Debord

Among the functions of borders, political and others, is to stabilise and make possible the exploitation of human populations, against the free flows of capital commodities and commodity spectacles.  If populations were allowed complete freedom of movement, equal to that … Continue reading

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A world without police: Peter Gelderloos

“Violence” is something new in history. We decadents are the first to know this curious thing: violence. Traditional societies knew of theft, blasphemy, parricide, abduction, sacrifice, insults and revenge. Modern States, beyond the dilemma of adjudicating facts, recognized only infractions … Continue reading

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The reign of the police

This so perfect democracy itself constructs its inconceivable enemy, terrorism.  It wants, in effect, to be judged by its enemies rather then by its results.  The history of terrorism is written by the State: it is therefore enlightening.  The spectator … Continue reading

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An apology for communism: The invisible committee’s Now

I am large, I contain multitudes.  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass The real problem is not that of restoring a Marxist or Leninist or Maoist truth, nor that of remaking an organisation with the same methods and therefore the same … Continue reading

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The struggle with migrants is a struggle against State-Capital

As a complement to our most recent post, a call for support from the Steki Social Centre in Thessaloniki, we publish an interview with Tasos Sagris from Void Network, for the radio program This Is Hell (u.s.a.), along with a video from sub.Media’s Trouble series entitled Refugees Welcome:Creating Solidarity … Continue reading

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Government by the economy: The invisible committee’s Now

The astonishing reality of things Is my discovery every day. Each thing is what it is, And it’s hard to explain to someone how much this makes me happy, How much it’s enough for me. If I stretch out my … Continue reading

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