Tag Archives: 15M

Reading our times with Now: The invisible committee

Beginning by abandoning the old idea of revolution and reinventing it … Not as a new ideology but as a true praxis of an ethics of freedom to redefine the desirable and the undesirable and to create a new subjectivity … Continue reading

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15M, appropriations and revolutions: Fragmentary visions in spain

Revolutionary change, the revolution, should begin from this moment on, beginning with the undoing of the authoritarian relations in each instant and place of daily life, breaking with the logic of obedience that power, every form of power, tries and … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: The anarchy of democracy

During the French presidential campaign, the candidates and the media saturated the environment with references to the “people”.  Before the final results, on the 7th of May, the journal Ballast conducted an interview with Jacques Rancière on the use and … Continue reading

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Rebel neighbourhoods: Vallcarca, Barcelona

As we once wrote of Madrid’s Carabanchel neighbourhood … “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 … Continue reading

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The limits of community

We share an essay by Ruymán Rodríguez that critically evaluates the radical poltical potential of the idea of community.  Without defending the need to abandon the creation of communities as part of a larger anarchist political project, Rodríguez nevertheless argues … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Sharing reflections on a fifth anniversary (8)

But communism is not an idea; it is a process, and the only things capable of mobilizing fidelity to it are the concrete activities of which it is composed. If we want to locate the ways forward for the blocked … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Sharing reflections on a fifth anniversary (5)

Peter Gelderloos (Counter Punch 14/10/2011) analyses the spanish 15M and the north american Occupy movements, drawing comparisons and contrasts.  At the heart of his reading is the contention that what is, or was, most radical in both was the creation … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Sharing reflections on a fifth anniversary (4)

… communism will be material or it will be nothing. It will be a set of immediate practices, immediate satisfactions, or nothing. If we find discipline and organization, it will come from what we do, not what we think. Research … Continue reading

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Reflections around an anniversary: 15M spain and beyond (4)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of spain’s 15th of May movement, we publish a series of reflections on its significance within the context of spain, but also more broadly, for the understanding of revolutionary politics today.  This series … Continue reading

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Reflections around an anniversary: 15M spain and beyond (3)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of spain’s 15th of May movement, we publish a series of reflections on its significance within the context of spain, but also more broadly, for the understanding of revolutionary politics today.  This series … Continue reading

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