Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dissonant okupations: The Klinika squat in Prague

Autonomies has insistently defended a politics of okupations/occupations, as a means of both contesting the legal regime of private property and of generating spaces and times for experiments in autonomous, self-managed social relations.  In the panorama of okupied spaces, self-managed … Continue reading

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The politics of occupation: The metamorphosis of subjectivities

2016 marks the fifth anniversary of a wave of occupations of public spaces that began emblematically in Tahrir Square in Cairo.  Much can be said about such radical politics, and we have tried in our modest to comprehend these events. … Continue reading

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From Transcapes: Migration Crisis or Zemblanity?

In continuity with our reflections on mass migration as a phenomenon to be politicised, and politicised in anti-Statist directions (e.g. no borders solidarity), we share below a reflection on the “migration crisis” by members of the Transcapes Research Collective based … Continue reading

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CSOA La Morada: In solidarity aganist an eviction

The self-managed okupied social centre La Morada, in Madrid, was evicted by the riot squads of national police in the early hours of the 20th of April, without any judicial eviction order.  During the course of the day, 32 people … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: The arts of rebellion

What makes night within us may leave stars. Victor Hugo The radicalness of a political movement can be measured by the extent of its resonances in different spheres of life and the extent to which it transgresses and creates thresholds … Continue reading

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The anarchist critique of democracy (5): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated last month a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  The series gains in significance with events in france around the movement Nuit Debout.  What follows is the fifth essay, Occupy: … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: David Graeber

We share below an article by David Graeber on Nuit Debout originally published in Le Monde, (12/04/2016) and shared on blog.gmane.org/gmane.culture.internet.nettime.

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Nuit Debout: An anonymous voice among many

The voices of Nuit Debout are many.  If by political or social movement is meant a consistent, unified, centralised and programed force, then Nuit Debout is not one.  It is rather a space, a confluence, a threshold of and for … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: Ballast Debout

We continue to share voices from Nuit Debout. The french journal Ballast is one of the most lucid, eloquent and critical voices on the country’s left.  The members of the collective responsible for the journal have been involved individually in … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: What next and how?

We need to keep open not only our ways of thinking, but also the related methods of organising, the tactics, techniques and technologies we use – it’s a constant battle to ward off institutionalisation.  That sense of openness and movement … Continue reading

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