Tag Archives: occupy the city

To destroy the urban

  While the world of commodities is in liquidation, threatened by the implosion of all human contact and by ecological catastrophe, while young people slaughter each other and adults muddle through on psycho-pharmaceuticals, exactly what is at stake becomes clearer: … Continue reading

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Creating autonomies in greece: Voices from the capitalist wilderness

Theodoros Karyotis’ essay “The Right to the City in an Age of Austerity”, focusing on greek urban-political struggles in the period of 2008 and after, allows us to conceive of what a radical politics might look like beyond the indigenous-capitalist … Continue reading

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Voices from an okupation: The assembleia de occupação de Lisboa

Ongoing reflections on an okupation in Lisbon (continuing a discussion) … The essay below, which we share in translation, is by Tiago F. Duarte, a member of the Assembleia de occupação de Lisboa, a collective responsible for the recent occupation … Continue reading

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Nuit Debout: To live the commune – Interventions by the revolutionary erotic committee

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.

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Remembering a Barcelona February

Soy mi destino, mi tiempo, mi camino, mi gran amor, mi guerrera y mi poeta. Soy la caída, la bajada en picado a los infiernos, el dolor, el amor, la esperanza. Soy mi memoria, mi esencia y mi existencia. Soy … Continue reading

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Landscapes of oppression, gestures of resistance: Istanbul

Sunday Today is Sunday. Today they led me out into the sun for the first time. And for the first time in my life I stood immovable Amazed at how distant the sky was How vast, How blue Respectfully I … Continue reading

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Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model

We share below an essay by Peter Gelderloos on the capitalist city and anticapitalist resistance in Barcelona that originally appeared in Roarmag (28/06/2015) …

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Gentrificação: A cidade como campo de apropriação, deslocação e segregação

Partilhamos uma reflexão sobre a gentrificação enquanto processo de desalojamento capitalista, de um amigo de Autonomies … No dia 14 de Junho de 1989, Bruce Bailey, activista de defesa dos direitos de inquilinos na cidade de Nova York foi assassinado, … Continue reading

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Gentrification: The city as a field of appropriation, dislocation and segregation

We share below a reflection on gentrification as capitalist dispossession, from a friend of Autonomies … On the 14 the of June of 1989, Bruce Bailey, tenants activist in New York city, was murdered, his dismembered body abandoned in a … Continue reading

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Istanbul: Urban renewal as primitive accumulation

(Yuksel Arslan) Capitalism’s need for wealth extraction in an increasingly urbanised human space can only force it to turn upon itself, to consume itself, in gestures of commodity autophagia.  But if cannibalism could once serve as a mode of sacrificial … Continue reading

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