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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues II: Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

The situation is neither the becoming-art of life nor the becoming-life of art. We can comprehend its true nature only if we locate it historically in its proper place: that is, after the end and self destruction of art, and after the passage of … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues I: The Prologue to The Uses of the Body

To bring to light—beyond every vitalism—the intimate interweaving of being and living: this is today certainly the task of thought (and of politics). Giorgio Agamben In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord … Continue reading

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The spectacle of football: A somnambulist’s reflections on a man called Neymar

As long as necessity is socially dreamed, dreaming will remain a social necessity.  The spectacle is the bad dream of a modern society in chains and ultimately expresses nothing more than its wish for sleep.  The spectacle is the guardian … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: Reflections on equality and emancipation

“Autonomy” has been a key concept in modern emancipatory politics. But it must be understood correctly. It does not mean the autonomous power of a subject as opposed to external forces: it means a form of thinking, practice and organization … Continue reading

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The passions of revolution

Society is always pushing you to turn into something other than what you want to be. Society attempts to make you someone else, a copy, a simulacrum. It is necessary to realize that we are not here to fulfill the … Continue reading

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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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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 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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