Monthly Archives: November 2015

Paris, november 13th, isis and neo-fascism: Reading events with Pier-Paolo Pasolini

When I see that young people are in the process of losing their old common values and absorbing the new models imposed by capitalism, running the risk of dehumanising themselves and being prey to an abominable aphasia, to a brutal … Continue reading

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Paris-france: A letter from the zone of exception

Further thoughts on the november 13th attacks in Paris (from CrimethInc) … We received the following report from the group that produced the French version of To Change Everything, Pour Tout Changer. They describe the situation in Paris before and … Continue reading

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Judith Butler: A letter from paris

The philosopher Judith Butler was in Paris on the 13 of November and wrote the letter that we share below on the following day.  (Originally posted at Verso) I am in Paris and passed near the scene of killing on … Continue reading

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Visions of a november paris

One way of posing the question of who “we” are in these times of war is by asking whose lives are considered valuable, whose lives are mourned, and whose lives are considered ungrievable. We might think of war as dividing … Continue reading

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Paris: Seeing beyond pain and fear

Kazimir Malevich, Black Square Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. … Continue reading

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A parable of our oppression: Santiago López Petit

We share below, in translation, a reflection by Santiago López Petit on our times, on our voluntary servitude and our fear of rebellion.  (Originally published in Periodico Diagonal 5/11/2015).  His final question is ours, that is, of anyone who aspires … Continue reading

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Vio.Me: A call for solidarity from a workers’ self-managed collective

We publish below a message from the self-managed workers collective of Vio.Me, of greece.  Born of a factory occupation, the collective has been able to continue to produce in a self-managed manner for three years, an example for others who … Continue reading

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The art of the violence of sovereignty: The refugee as the face of exception of our time

Francisco Goya, Saturn devouring his son (detail)(1819-1823) If Theodor Adorno could once state that after Auschwitz, to write poetry is barbaric, how much greater the violence of pictorially and plastically representing the horrors of the same event, and of nazi … Continue reading

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The power of the anonymous: Santiago López Petit

We publish below, in translation, an essay by Santiago López Petit of the Espai en Blanc collective.  Originally published in 2010, it remains a central text in Petit’s and Espai en Blanc’s reflection on contemporary politics, or their failure; in turn, … Continue reading

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