Monthly Archives: September 2015

Understanding the kurdish resistance: From Crimethinc

In the continuing concern to diffuse testimonials and analyses of the kurdish effort at creating autonomous forms of local democracy in the rojava region and the parallel resistance to ISIS, and now the more general resistance to the turkish state’s … Continue reading

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Rebellious graffiti, testimonial photography: Art against austerity in greece

Greece … is a laboratory in which the resistance of a population to authoritarian governance can be measured. Maurizio Lazzarato, Governing by Debt The task of art is not to change reality but to show and evoke it. The mimetic … Continue reading

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We are all refugees (1)

Apparently nobody wants to know that contemporary history has created a new kind of human beings – the kind that are put in concentration camps by their foes and in internment camps by their friends. Hannah Arendt, We Refugees The … Continue reading

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From putrefaction comes life: Lebanon’s “you stink” movement

Garbage collection in Beirut came to a halt in late July, with national authorities unable to overcome conflicting interests between private refuse collection companies, local authorities and populations, and avarice among the country’s political and economic elites.  With the city’s … Continue reading

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A war against autonomy: Turkey

“Yesterday Kobane, today Cizre” could be read among the slogans carried in a solidarity protest with the kurdish cause in Paris last Thursday, September 10.  As in other european cities, the protest was called to denounce the the ongoing military … Continue reading

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Each person is il-legal: Let us open the doors to all!

The video images and photographs of waves of syrian and other refugees moving through europe, and of those who are abandoned, beaten, raped, arrested and/or killed, that pass across the screens and fill the pages of “news” media re-enact horrors … Continue reading

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The hunt for okupiers: Corrala de vecinas la utopia

In May of 2012, some 30 families occupied a residential building in Seville, baptising the occupation Corrala de vecinas la utopia.  The building erected in 2010, but never inhabited, was and is still owned by the bank Ibercaja.  For the … Continue reading

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