Tag Archives: Giorgio Agamben

Frédéric Lordon: Imagining revolution and the problem of scale

To share, in translation, a critical essay of “micro” revolutionary politics, by Frédéric Lordon … Lordon may be accused of simply reenacting the old marxist-social democratic criticism of anarchism: that the latter’s anti-statism ignores the inevitable role of state power, … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Challenging the anarchy of power through the anarchy of forms-of-life

Smettetela di pensare ai vostri diritti, smettetela di chiedere il potere. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Il Pci ai giovani We return to the work of Giorgio Agamben, in the translation of a lecture from 2013, dedicated to the concept of destituent power.  … Continue reading

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Sabotaging gender, feminism and capital

We share below an essay by a friend of Autonomies, a conference paper presented at the CIEG II International Congress: Gender, Feminist and Woman’s Studies: Reflexivity, Resistance and Action (July 24-26), at the ISCSP – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais … Continue reading

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Amador Fernández-Savater: Reaching for a politics of pure potentiality, or trying to keep power at bay

One never takes power, it is power which takes us. Tomás Ibáñez We follow Peter Gelderloos’ critical evaluation of spain’s “radical” municipalism with a more theoretical reflection, by Amador Fernández-Savater, on the political cycle in the country that began with … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A revolution of the revolution

The resonances of the gilets jaunes movement(s), as captured by Jacques Fradin. It is a reading of the insurrection that does not hold back or step away from criticising the “Left”, and beyond. The essay was already published in English … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Those who walk away from capital

While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions. And even if it … Continue reading

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In the realm of violence: The State and law

Overlapping analyses of State violence, with greece as the laboratory …

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Giorgio Agamben: The way of poverty

A reflection on Giorgio Agamben’s work, The Highest Poverty, or on the “way of poverty” against the “way of wealth or enrichment”, by Jacques Fradin. (lundi matin #186, 09/04/2019)

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Walter Benjamin: Messianism and Revolution – Theses on History

The essay that we share below, by Andrew Robinson, bears the virtue of clarity; like a collector, he assembles the bits of Walter Benjamin’s work on messianism and revolution.  And yet because he writes as a collector of ideas, Benjamin’s … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: On the metropolis

Okupation, between the city and the metropolis; sharing a short reflection (generation online) by Giorgio Agamben on the politics of the metropolis against the city  …

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