Tag Archives: Security State

A Paris Autumn

The 12th of September marks the beginning of protests against the new (yet again!) french government’s proposed labour law reforms.  Exit the socialists François Hollande and Manuel Valls, enter the golden boy, “I belong to no political party!”, politician as … Continue reading

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The order of the urban: “Metropolis: A film”

Universal history was born in cities, and it reached maturity with the city’s decisive victory over the country. For Marx, one of the greatest revolutionary merits of the bourgeoisie was the fact that it “subjected the country to the city,” … Continue reading

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If there are no terrorists, then invent them: The criminalisation of anarchy in spain and the condemnation Mónica Caballero e Francisco Solar

All acts of terrorism, all the attacks that have struck and that strike the imagination of men and women, have been and are either offensive or defensive actions. Experience has long since shown that, if they are part of a … Continue reading

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Deserting nationality: Anarchists write to the french president

On Friday, the 22nd of January, the french government announced that will present to the council of ministers a project of law to prolong the state of emergency in the country, declared on the 14th of November, in the wake … Continue reading

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From the state of law to the security state: Giorgio Agamben on the state of emergency in france

Giorgio Agamben‘s reflections on sovereignty and the state of exception as mutually interdependent concepts in western political thought and practice are fundamental tools in the understanding of the contemporary “war on terror”, as this has been assumed in various countries, … Continue reading

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