Tag Archives: insurrection

Carnival against capital: Remembering a living past (June 18, 1999)

Carnival is a pageant without footlights and without a division into performers and spectators. In carnival everyone is an active participant, everyone communes in the carnival act… The laws, prohibitions, and restrictions that determine the structure and order of ordinary, … Continue reading

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For May Day: Revolt is life

May Day, the “holiday” of the organised working class and shepherded celebratory memorial for all of those who struggled in the past for the benefits of labour today.  Yet after more than a hundred years of organised labour, “workers’ republics”, … Continue reading

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The intangibility of anarchy

Anarchism as non-substantive, as something not reducible to a completed ideology, or organisation; anarchism not as a closed space to be defended, protected against an outside; anarchism as no-thing, as the refusal of any sovereignty; anarchy rather than anarch-ism; in … Continue reading

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Reclaiming life in insurrection

Je me révolte, donc nous sommes. Albert Camus, L’Homme révolté What follows below is a rich reflection on insurrection originally published in Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, N° 70/71 and 72/73 (04/06/2016).  The essay, authored by Lupus Dragonowl and entitled … Continue reading

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On the Passage of a Few Thousand People Through a Brief Period of Time

The following is a critical description and an analysis of almost four years of political protest in portugal; critical both for its understanding of social movements and as a point of comparison with other contemporaneous movements.  Posted on  libcom.org (07/05/2014), … Continue reading

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Pieces of Madrid

The protest, dissidence and creativity of those who rebel in spain against State-Capital continues to weave together forms of life at the margins of/in opposition to domination.  At the heart of all that 15M and parallel movements in the country … Continue reading

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All power to the plenums: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s insurrection

Generalised self-management is simply the totality in accordance with which the councils unitarily inaugurate a style of life based on permanent and collective imagination … Raoul Vaneigem … power does not define itself only by its capacity to make itself … Continue reading

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The ethics of disobedience: 22M Madrid, The March of Dignity

A state is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people.” … Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, … Continue reading

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The desire of rebellion: Okupation

Insurrection is the self-constitution of a temporality splitting and proliferating. Franco Berardi “Bifo” We need to be disciplined to be undisciplined. Saul Newman This post is inspired by the ongoing struggle of so many to create and defend Autonomous Okupied … Continue reading

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Insurrection in the city: Gamonal Resists

…the revolution in our times has to be urban – or nothing. David Harvey, Rebel Cities The greater part of the human species now dwells in cities; more correctly, in urban spaces, which for the most part exist in a … Continue reading

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