Tag Archives: democracy
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 …
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
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
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) …
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
After the Trump election, 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
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.
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
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.