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Sudan: An unfinished revolution

Reflections on the sudanese revolution (roarmag 17/08/2019) …

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Beyond violence and non-violence: Peter Gelderloos

… nonviolence, in its current manifestations, is based on falsified histories of struggle. It has implicit and explicit connections to white people’s manipulations of the struggles of people of color. Its methods are wrapped in authoritarian dynamics, and its results … 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 wayward ways of “radical” municpalism in spain

Peter Gelderloos’ critical appraisal of spain’s “municipalities of change” is timely. (Roarmag 02/07/2019) In the general municipal elections of 2015, various, large spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, etc.) fell to coalitions that promising greater social and political justice, echoing an … Continue reading

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Raoul Vaneigem: An appeal to life

Photograph by Guillaume Amat (from the series open fields) On the occasion of Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, Appel à la vie contre la tyrannie étatique et marchande, we share an interview, in translation, that he gave to the Ballast … 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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In solidarity with the sudan revolution

A call of solidarity from a comfortable distance may seem impotent against the violence of the repression being waged against the sudanese rebellion. And yet in our weakness, we cannot but, with words, express our desire to see the rebellion … 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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Raoul Vaneigem: A radical politics of life

From Ballast, an excerpt from Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, which we present below in translation.

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