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Insurrectionist or organisational anarchism?: A false dilemma

We cannot conceive that anarchists establish points to follow systemically as fixed dogmas. Because, even if a uniformity of views on the general lines of tactics to follow is assumed, these tactics are carried out in a hundred different forms … Continue reading

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The politics of cruelty: Hostis and the apology for insurrection

In an eloquent defense of insurrectionist politics, the Hostis journal critically dismisses all moralising forms of anarchism, eulogising of democracy and pacifism.  Caught in a religious-theological past, anarchists fall far too quickly into self-mutilating performances of virtuous and moral superiority … Continue reading

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This life is shit and you choose to burn it up: Get rid of yourself

We can truly understand this society only by negating it. Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle Capitalism, as with any form of social organisation, is a mode of creating human subjectivities. Its radical nature lies in its aspiration to do so … 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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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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Welcome to Hell: Resistance against the G20 summit, Hamburg

In solidarity with all who resist against the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg … 

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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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