Tag Archives: democracy

France 2015-2017: Permanent rebellion

On the eve of the french presidential elections, we share from the Crimethinc collective,  the first of two reflections on french politics, that is, on the only politics that matters, that which comes from below …

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Long Term Resistance: Fighting Trump and Liberal Co-option

From the Its Going Down media collective, an essay by Peter Gelderloos (20/02/2017) … Long Term Resistance: Fighting Trump and Liberal Co-option So far, the only thing that has mitigated the horrifying opening salvos of Trump’s presidency—of course the first … Continue reading

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Freedom against the freedom of speech

With the expansion of neo-fascist and neo-nazi groups in the shadows of ever more racist, xenophobic and sexist “traditional” conservative right-wing political parties, confusion over the significance of the liberal freedom of speech can paralyse radical political criticism and action. … Continue reading

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Trump and everyday anti-fascism beyond punching Nazis

From roarmag (23/01/2016), and in the wake of the anti-Trump and anti-fascist protests on January 20th, we share a reflection on anti-fascism by Mark Bray (for other parallel reflections, click here) …

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On the death of a portuguese “revolutionary”: Mario Soares and the inseparability of ideology and reality

For every image of the past that is not recognised by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably. Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History It is a mistake to understand ideology as something … Continue reading

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President Trump: Countdown to Apocalypse – From Crimethinc

After the Trump election, from CrimethInc …

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The illusions/delusions of electoral politics: From Crimethinc

From the CrimethInc collective, a reflection on the pitfalls of electoral politics for radical challenges to Capital and the State, by ret marut … Could there be any better illustration of the shortcomings of representative democracy than this year’s Presidential … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: To live the commune – Interventions by the revolutionary erotic committee

France’s Nuit Debout movement may be the first of the post-2011 “movements of occupation” that dissipates almost entirely due to its own democratic self-delusions.

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The anarchist critique of democracy (9): CrimethInc.

The anarchist collective CrimethInc. initiated in the month of May a critical analysis and discussion of “democracy”, promising a series of reflections.  What follows is the ninth essay, by Uri Gordon, in which he discusses the attractions and risks of … Continue reading

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From Crimethinc: The democracy of the reaction, 1848-2011

With the Crimethinc. collective’s series on democracy in the background, which we have been sharing, a complementary article has been recently posted, authored by b. traven, which  again we believe merits consideration.

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