Yearly Archives: 2013

Taking/making the food

… human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity … Continue reading

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Desiring bodies, loving bodies; The art-activism of Zanele Muholi

I continue to bleed each time I read about rampant curative rapes in my ‘democratic’ South Africa. I bleed every time queer bodies are violated and refused citizenship due to gender expression and sexual orientation within the African continent. I … Continue reading

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Carlos Taibo: What is happening with 15M?

Carlos Taibo continues to be one of the more reflective and lucid commentators/activists in spain’s 15th of May movement.  What follows is a recent and succinct analysis of the state/diffusion of the movement, published in the Madrid based 15M newspaper … Continue reading

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Performing Revolution: the Orange Alternative

This post comes to us from a friend of Autonomies …  “The more our daily life appears standardized, stereotyped, and subject to an accelerated reproduction of objects of consumption, the more art must be injected into it in order to … Continue reading

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The violence of capitalism … and the resistance to it: Stories from spain

Video, No Job Land, by Olmo Calvo, Eva Filgeira and Gabriel Pecot …

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Political dissidence made criminal: Resistance from spain

Before State interdiction and oppression, how can and should resistance and opposition proceed?  If public protest risks falling into spectacular re-appropriation, should the streets then be left to the authorities of pacification?  And if protest is necessary, how can it … Continue reading

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Health as autonomy

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. Hippocrates I believe it is time to state clearly that specific situations and circumstances are sickening, rather … Continue reading

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South Africa: The apartheid of capitalism

From John Pilger, the documentary film Apartheid Did Not Die (1998) … In 1994 South Africa inspired the world as millions of people cued patiently to vote in the country’s first democratic elections.  It was the end of apartheid, the … Continue reading

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The passing of Nelson Mandela: Pursuing the promise of revolution

The death of Nelson Mandela can leave no one indifferent.  His ethical passion in the struggle against apartheid is an example to all.  His passing does not diminish what he remains for us all: a contemporary.

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Spain’s 15M: Doing revolution

The old revolutionary certainties have gone. John Holloway, Crack Capitalism What in our conduct, our action, makes it revolutionary?  Is it a simple matter to say of one activity that it is anti-capitalist, and of another that it is not?  … Continue reading

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