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André Gorz: An apology for a radical ecology

Amidst the multiplication of news of our ecological catastrophe, of proliferating extinction rebellions and proposed green new deals, and inspired by a recent posting by the lundi matin collective, we return to a seminal essay by André Gorz entitled “Their … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: The new clothes of capitalist developmentalism

We share an intervention by Miguel Amorós in current ecology debates, from talks on 12 May 2019 at the book exchange fair in L’Orxa (Alicante) and on 18 May at the Biblioteca Social El Rebrot Bord, Albaida (Valencia). More significantly, … Continue reading

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From extinction rebellion to desirous rebellion

At the moment when all humanity lives under the menace of possible annihilation, for the very means of this annihilation have ceased to be illusory, then the whole of the real, all at once, descends into fiction. Marcel Mariën, Théorie … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-developmentalism as class struggle

  The world of the commodity is no longer susceptible to self-management. It is impossible to humanize it: it must first be dismantled. … Self-defense against the terrorism of the commodity and the State assumes the form of both an … 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: Capitalism as sickness and death

Society is sick of capitalism and any cure must involve the eradication of the latter. To fight disease it is not enough to dissimulate the symptoms. This has been the shortcoming of environmentalism. The problem can only be resolved by … Continue reading

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Jaime Semprun: For a ruthless criticism of all that exists

  In all the representations disseminated by catastrophism, in the way they are elaborated as well as in the conclusions they inspire, we see above all an astonishing accumulation of denials of reality. The most obvious is the one that … Continue reading

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Peter Linebaugh: May Day from the “longue durée”

To read May Day historically is not only to take us back to the late 19th century working class struggles for a shorter workday, but also to see that this day was far more than a fight for better working … Continue reading

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Finding our way in the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes with the words of Miguel Amorós

A March 2018 interview in which Miguel Amorós discusses his anti-development concepts, the global trend towards mega-urbanization, the destructive tendencies of capitalist development, Latin American populist governments and their social basis, the civil society movement, and perspectives for a movement … Continue reading

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