Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fighting capitalism on every front: A lesson from france

We share below a review by Paul Cudenec of a book on the resistance to the building of the Sivens dam project in southern France, a resistance that came to be known as the ZAD of Testet.  And we do … Continue reading

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From Gazi to Gezi – a stone’s throw away

A new film on the Gezi uprising by Ross Domoney captures the poetry behind a rebellion; the art of resistance and the power of the spoken word.

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The poetic anarchy of Jesús Lizano

Quien duerme, quien duerme, quien duerme, despierte. Lope de Vega  Soy anarquista poetico: mi mundo no es de este reino. Jesús Lizano Q. – Is the Real Poetic World distant? R. – The Real Poetic World is here, in what is natural, … Continue reading

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Gentrificação: A cidade como campo de apropriação, deslocação e segregação

Partilhamos uma reflexão sobre a gentrificação enquanto processo de desalojamento capitalista, de um amigo de Autonomies … No dia 14 de Junho de 1989, Bruce Bailey, activista de defesa dos direitos de inquilinos na cidade de Nova York foi assassinado, … Continue reading

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Gentrification: The city as a field of appropriation, dislocation and segregation

We share below a reflection on gentrification as capitalist dispossession, from a friend of Autonomies … On the 14 the of June of 1989, Bruce Bailey, tenants activist in New York city, was murdered, his dismembered body abandoned in a … Continue reading

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Procés Embat: Popular movements and electoral expectations

From Procés Embat, a reflection on electoral-representative politics and social movements, on the eve of spain’s municipal and regional elections.  If we share this text in translation, it is because of its intrinsic interest, as well as its relevance beyond the … Continue reading

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Economies of solidarity in spain: Red de Economia Alternativa y Solidaria

What would be the nature of a non/anti-capitalist economy today?  What characteristics would it possess?  How would production be carried out?  Would only socially necessary goods be produced?  And what is a socially necessary good?  How would distribution be effected? … Continue reading

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John Holloway: Critical thought against the capitalist hydra

John Holloway remains one of the most eloquent marxists of our times.  With intellectual roots in italian autonomist marxism, his insistence on reading Capital as a dynamic system of social relations of appropriation constructed through struggles against peoples’ efforts to autonomously and … Continue reading

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La lucha sigue en la calle: Spain’s 15M four years on

The shur indians , the so called jíbaros, cut off the heads of the vanquished.  They would cut them and shrink them until they could be held in a fist, so that the vanquished does not resuscitate.  But the vanquished … Continue reading

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The happiness of Sisyphus: An interview with Tomás Ibáñez

We share below the translation of an interview with Tomáz Ibañez, reflecting on the current rise, in the wake of the mass social movements of 2011,  of “left-wing” political parties.  The interview was originally published in the greek efsyn.gr (02/05/2015), and … Continue reading

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