Tag Archives: Occupations

The revolution is everywhere: A.N.A.L. apropriations of private property

In early December of 2014, the Anonymous Nation of Anarchist Libtertarians declared their independence, in the heart of the crumbling and the nation state formerly known as, United Kingdom (8 December 2014) …

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Revolution is everywhere: The radical politics of housing in spain

Following on our previous post on housing occupations in Rome, we share below, in translation, an interview with an activist of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca of Sabadell, Catalonia (BCstore 04/04/2017).  We have had numerous occasions to write … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: House occupations in Rome

The understanding that capitalism is more than a form of economic organisation-exploitation, that the exploitation of labour presupposes the creation and reproduction of the conditions of that exploitation, and that today the production of those conditions is itself a source … Continue reading

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Anarchism in the streets: Federación de Anarquistas Gran Canaria (FAGC)

Get into the neighbourhoods, don’t be afraid of hostility, suspicion, quarrels and base passions, that, I assure you, you will encounter.  Take advantage rather of the fact that the virtual recuperation penetrates even into those with an empty stomach.  Seek … Continue reading

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The limits of community

We share an essay by Ruymán Rodríguez that critically evaluates the radical poltical potential of the idea of community.  Without defending the need to abandon the creation of communities as part of a larger anarchist political project, Rodríguez nevertheless argues … Continue reading

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The expropriated bank la canica: The contagion of bank okupations in spain

With the earlier bank occupations of catalonia in 2014 and the struggle for the defense of the Banc Expropiat in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona in the bankground, and also in Madrid with the occupied La Bankarrota in 2015, the example continues to resonate, … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

The protagonists of class struggles are many, as are the stages upon which they are enacted and re-enacted.  What defines them is not historically pre-determined; revolutionaries and reactionaries playing out the assigned roles of objective social contradictions are all fictions … Continue reading

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Dissonant okupations: The Klinika squat in Prague

Autonomies has insistently defended a politics of okupations/occupations, as a means of both contesting the legal regime of private property and of generating spaces and times for experiments in autonomous, self-managed social relations.  In the panorama of okupied spaces, self-managed … Continue reading

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The politics of occupation: The metamorphosis of subjectivities

2016 marks the fifth anniversary of a wave of occupations of public spaces that began emblematically in Tahrir Square in Cairo.  Much can be said about such radical politics, and we have tried in our modest to comprehend these events. … Continue reading

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The illusions of political representation

As many of the streets of Hong Kong remain occupied, the movement unmasks the nature of the power that it contests. If a guarantee of formal representative democracy was the stated motive for the protest, it has already become, as … Continue reading

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