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Message to those outraged by (burnt) rubbish bins

A video intervention from the Cerveaux Non Disponibles collective (the text follows in English and French) …

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France: Who is afraid of a general strike?

The strangely intermittent general strike in opposition to proposed pension reforms in france is neither “general”, nor truly a “strike”. If the movement is soon to enter its third month, with another day of protest scheduled for today (Paris-luttes.info), the … Continue reading

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The yellow vests’ rebellion and beyond

The yellow vests insurrection revealed the central role of the State in assuring the reproduction of capitalist social relations, a role which as central, is also fragile, sustained only by its increasing militarisation against those whom capital increasingly discards. From … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Tracing the lines of fracture

On the one hand, then, there is antagonism, everything that contributes to our generalized dispossession, itself associated with pure and simple destruction; and on the other hand, everything that seeks to oppose it, in an ethical leap to save the … Continue reading

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Raoul Vaneigem: Paths to a human future

From the notbored.org journal, we publish a reflection on the insurrections of our times, by Raoul Vaneigem, generously shared with Autonomies. Everything Starts Here and Now (1) (notbored.org) Until now, capitalism has only tottered due to the crises of its … Continue reading

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The ethics of revolution

With resonances of Mario Tronti and with the yellow vests in the background, a reflection on the ethics of revolution … What can, what must keep us standing: About revolutionary ethics Dietrich Hoss (lundi matin #228, 03/02/2020) Always the same … Continue reading

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France: a general strike waiting to happen

December 6th marked the beginning of a general strike in france against proposed reforms to the national pension schemes for different categories of workers. The “reforms” are the typical State driven “neoliberal” cuts in the value of the pensions, extension … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Resonances

We no longer wish to live as before. From lundi matin#207, 09/09/2019 … Une juste colère – Interrompre la destruction du monde/A just anger – Interrupting the destruction of the world, by the historian and anthropologist Jérôme Baschet, will appear … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are … Continue reading

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Looking back-forward at the gilets jaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below. … Continue reading

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