Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Collecting the egyptian revolution

Seven years after the beginning of the “egyptian revolution” of January 25, 2011, and against the silence, the Mosireen Collective inaugurates an online video archive of events …

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For the syrian revolution

Dancers and the dictator, Wissam Al Jazairy Without any pretense of a well founded critical evaluation of political events in syria, in the context of a multi-front civil conflict between imperialist and proto-state actors, we share two anarchist reflections on … 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 (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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Occupy Wall Street: Sharing reflections on a fifth anniversary (1)

If Occupy Wall Street began with the occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 17th, 2011, it quickly spread to other cities in north america and beyond, making it the largest “anti-capitalist” protest movement on the continent … Continue reading

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Fear the everyday state: From egypt

On the fifth anniversary of the fall of Egypt’s president Mubarak, what follows is an account of the uprising, and the ebb and flow of the Egyptian revolution, from an anonymous activist in Cairo.  (Posted on libcom.org).

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The arab spring and the return of rebellion/revolution: The 25th of January

(Street Art by Alaa Awad) A graffito on a wall in Tahrir Square, Cairo read: “The regime did not change, but the people changed”. It is five years since the eruption of the “Egyptian Revolution” in nationwide mass protests on … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring: Remembering Futures Present

On the 17th of December, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young tunisian street vendor is harassed by the police in the small town of Sidi Bouzid.  He lacks the proper authorisation to sell and his goods are therefore confiscated.  In desperation … Continue reading

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Whither the egyptian revolution?

What follows are reflections, readings, of events in egypt of the last few months, of a revolution seemingly appropriated or hijacked by military authorities.  They are testimonials, but also efforts to trace, open, paths beyond seeming failure …

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