Tag Archives: Land Okupations

The Vermont Communards: Remembering Roz Payne

The death of north-american political activist, Roz Payne, takes us back not only to her life, but to an extraordinarily intense moment of radical politics in the united states. It is impossible to say what was most significant politically in … Continue reading

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The state against autonomy: In defence of Fraguas

On the 23rd of February, thousands marched through Madrid in solidarity with and in defence of the Fraguas rural occupation. (Kaos en la red) Six of the accused-defendants involved in the occupation were sentenced to 1 year and 9 months … Continue reading

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Creating other worlds: Defending the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes

Creation takes place in bottlenecks . . . A creator who isn’t grabbed around the throat by a set of impossibilities is no creator. A creator’s someone who creates their own impossibilities, and thereby creates possibilities . . . it’s … Continue reading

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Creating archipelagos of autonomous communities: Rural Okupation

What is autonomy and what are autonomous communities, are not simple or innocent questions.  By “autonomy” we mean both collective life that is self-governed freely and in equality, and forms of life in opposition to currently reigning kinds of economic … Continue reading

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Without fear: Land occupations in spain

On the 30th of June, the state owned land estate of Somonte, occupied in 2012 by landless, agricultural day labourers of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores/as (SAT), were evicted by a large police (Guardia Civil) intervention, for a fifth time. … Continue reading

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Creating radical autonomy: Fraguas

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

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Scenes from the class struggle in spain

The protagonists of class struggles are many, as are the stages upon which they are enacted and re-enacted.  What defines them is not historically pre-determined; revolutionaries and reactionaries playing out the assigned roles of objective social contradictions are all fictions … Continue reading

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From “Out of the woods”: Cyborg ecology, cyborg agriculture

  Following on the recent posting of an essay by Bruno Latour on post-environmentalism, we join to it a reflection on cyborg ecology and agriculture from the excellent blog “Out of the Woods” that is carried on libcom.org (17/07/2015), as … Continue reading

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The autonomous self-management of land/food: Genuino clandestino

We civilized men and women know everything, we have settled opinions upon everything, we take an interest in everything. We only know nothing about when the bread comes which we eat … we do not know how it is grown, … Continue reading

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Lines of tension, lines of flight: the revolution of occupations

Instead of gambling on the eternal impossibility of revolution …, why not think that a new type of revolution is in the course of becoming possible … Everything is played in uncertain games, ‘front to front, back to back, back … Continue reading

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