Monthly Archives: June 2014

In praise of a riot: The Stonewall Inn insurrection, 1969

(The Battle of Stonewall, Sandow Birk) (In memory of all of the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans, queens, sex workers and hustlers, blacks, hispanics, whites, employed and unemployed, who resisted on the 28th of June of 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, … Continue reading

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Taking the banks in Catalonia

Croire au monde, c’est aussi bien susciter des événements même petits qui échappent au contrôle, ou fait naitre de nouveaux espaces-temps, même de surface ou de volume réduits. … C’est au niveau de chaque tentative que se jugent la capacité … Continue reading

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Rebel neighbourhoods: Carabanchel, Madrid

There are cities where particular neighbourhoods guard a memory of past disobedience and rebellion. They were in the past often referred to as working-class neighbourhoods, or quartiers populaires, to employ the French expression. They recall that past however not as … Continue reading

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The games of dispossession: FIFA’s machine of capture

The FIFA World Cup circus is about to begin in brazil.  And while millions are earned in match after match, we can turn our eyes away from the spectacle, even if momentarily, to see some of what has made it … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Commons: Silvia Federici

A political demand/action must be judged not only from the perspective of its goal, but also, and more fundamentally, from its capacity to generate unity and organizational potential among those who challenge and struggle against capitalism.

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Remembering/living Tiananmen

On this, the 25th anniversary of the massacre of Tiananmen Square, it is more than fitting to return to this past; not though only to remember past tragedy, but to be able to live our present. The protests and occupations … Continue reading

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Autonomy as threshold spatiality: Stavros Stavrides

Stavros Stavrides’ work on political autonomy in our contemporary crises governed cities, illuminated by an experience and knowledge of protest and rebellion in Athens since 2008,  is of considerable significance.  In the wake of the square occupation movements of our … Continue reading

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Can Vies: The resonances of an okupation

…we need to abandon the view of autonomy that fantasizes uncontaminated enclaves of emancipation. Stavros Stavrides For over a week, thousands protested the eviction and partial destruction of the Can Vies Self-managed Social Centre in Barcelona, in the Centre’s neighbourhood … Continue reading

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The rebellion/resistance of okupied social centres: Centre Social Autogestionat Can Vies

An okupied social centre is a form of direct action against State-Capital. It is a refusal of the sacrosanctity of private property and of the authority which oversees its protection. It is a making common that which is held privately … Continue reading

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