Tag Archives: capitalism

Revolution born of exhaustion

More than tiring, the capitalist world exhausts possibilities; indeed, through fatigue, it blinds to our exhaustion. What lies before us is a repetition of the same. But that repetition can not entirely cover over the meaningless of our lives divorced … Continue reading

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Of trees and of men

From lundi matin #209 (23/09/2019): further reflections on Capital’s ecocide (in translation) … Two weeks ago, lundi matin published a beautiful text by Alessi Dell’Umbria on the subject of extractivism in general and the Amazon fires in particular:La terre brûlée … Continue reading

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For Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019)

It amazes me that people are surprised when underclasses rebel. The surprising thing is that they do not do it more often. The combination of the oppressiveness of poverty and racism and the lack of short-term, or even medium-term hope … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Giving colour to suffering

Writing within the marxist critique of value tradition (e.g., the Krisis group), Benoit Bohy-Bunel offers a theoretically rich reading of the yellow vests movement. Without completely sharing the views of the author, the essay remains important.*

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Tourism: The spectacle of travel

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust A celebration of the Left Hand Rotation’s documentary film, “Fascínio”. Tourism is the highest form of alienation in our time. The modern traveler is divorced from all relations to place and … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Between capitalism and anti-capitalism – the struggle for territory (2)

For us, nature is not a pre-social fact, but a product of culture and history, a space defined by an eminently rural sense of time, which is why we shall employ the word “territory” when referring to it. Similarly, by … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Between capitalism and anti-capitalism – the struggle for territory (1)

It is revolutionary to know how to make a loaf of bread, but it is also revolutionary to know how to make a barricade. Its segregation as well as its resistance do not have the goal of its isolated survival … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-capitalism as a struggle for space

A basic principle of anti-developmentalism says that a society full of capital is an urban society, which is why a society without capital must be an agrarian society. From this perspective, a liberated urban space would therefore have to be … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Technology and the making of fascist totalitarianism

Without a historical subject, the unity of theory and practice, of reality and reason, is impossible. Events do not awaken consciousness, but at most instill resignation, thus tending to lose their significance as the terrain of practice, but never totally. … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Culture as the spectacular domestication of desire

In the current historical phase, and insofar as a project opposed to the dominant system is conceivable, the recovery of culture as a Ciceronian cultura animi does not imply patient dedication to learning, or a craftsman-like cultivation of skill, or a militant … Continue reading

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