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To be or not to be a democrat: Anarchy beyond democracy

We formerly shared the excellent series of essays from the Crimethinc collective critically evaluating the notion of “democracy”.  That the debate is not closed for anarchists is evident from the simple fact that it continues (e.g., Robert Graham‘s very recent … Continue reading

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Now and the anarchy of destituent power: Reading politics with the invisible committee

… they wanted to reinvent everything, each day; to make themselves masters and possessors of their own lives. Guy Debord If to constituent power corresponds revolutions, uprisings and new consititutions, that is, a violence that lays down and constitutes new … Continue reading

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Brazilian anarchists on the crisis in Brazil

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Brazil is back in the news as people there begin again to mobilize against corrupt politicians (for a detailed analysis of the corruption itself, see this article from the Guardian newspaper). It’s been four … 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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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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Without cooperative self-employment no future is possible

From spain, comes a manifesto in defence of creating networks of autonomous, ecological, feminist, self-managed work and consumption as the only viable political alternative to the State and Capital.  A manifesto speaks for itself; it is an affirmation of presence … Continue reading

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Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

The question of rebellion/revolution is often posed in terms of the question, “what is to be done?” However, by so articulating any reflection-practice on radical political change, we are lead to consider revolution in terms of struggles between and for … Continue reading

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For May Day: C.S.O.A. Forte Prenestino in Rome

From a friend of Autonomies … To celebrate the first of May inside a fort, a real historical fort with all the massive walls, heavy, imposing. To remember that there was once an attempt, here, on this piece of land, … Continue reading

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