Tag Archives: revolution

Insurrection in the end times: The gilets jaunes

When all that remains is the prospect of misery and death, then the only fitting response is to create, out of the destruction of what is killing life …

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Gustav Landauer on the german revolution of 1918-19

Gustav Landauer would fully engage with the events of the German Revolution, both as writer and militant.  And if criticised certain decisions or actions, he did not hesitate to commit himself to revolution whose anarchist dimension is often ignored. We … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The German Revolution of November 9th, 1918

The end of the first world war was a moment of crisis in global capitalism; a crisis that was grasped by many as a possibility for revolution.  If the times would be above all marked by the russian revolution, its resonances … Continue reading

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Remembrance: The untold history of armistice and the end of World War I

A Short Poem for Armistice Day Gather or take fierce degree trim the lamp set out for sea here we are at the workmen’s entrance clock in and shed your eminence. Notwithstanding, work it diverse ways work it diverse days, … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Lest We Forget – Workers Stopped Capitalism’s First World War

Repression of War Experience Now light the candles; one; two; there’s a moth; What silly beggars they are to blunder in And scorch their wings with glory, liquid flame— No, no, not that,—it’s bad to think of war, When thoughts … 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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Between means and ends, between reflection and vision

(Charles Burchfield, The Builders (House Wreckers in June), 1931)   If the idea of “Revolution” is to retain any meaning, it needs to be situational in orientation, rooted in the personal desires for liberation, and also be relating to the … Continue reading

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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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To destroy work

Continuing a reflection that began with our last post on David Graeber’s criticism of “bullshit jobs” (and with an earlier series of articles posted under the collective title “Against labour, against capital“), we share below an article that was originally … Continue reading

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Nicaragua: A rebellion at a crossroads

The Crimethinc collective continues to provide a precious window on events in nicaragua, for english speakers.  We share below there latest article-report on the nicaraguan rebellion …

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