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The nameless of all metropolises, unite!

Reflections amidst the proliferation of rebellions … Where, then, is the positive possibility of a German emancipation? Answer: In the formulation of a class with radical chains, a class of civil society which is not a class of civil society, … Continue reading

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Rojava: In defence of a revolution

The news has come, Erdogan’s turkish army has begun its offensive against north-eastern syria, against the Rojava Revolution, which threatens not only his authoritarian rule, but that of the whole middle east. Whatever doubts or hesitations one may have regarding … Continue reading

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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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Resistance in Rojava

From the CrimethInc. Collective (07/10/2019) … The Nationalists and the Jihadists Together: And Against Them, Only Autonomous Resistance Trump’s betrayal of Rojava shows the symbiotic relationship between far-right nationalist tyrants like Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and … Continue reading

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Malatesta: Revolution in practice

Woe betide us and the future of our ideas if we shouldered the responsibility of a senseless destruction that compromised the continuity of life! Errico Malatesta Revolutions do not happen at the behest of revolutionary organisations. As events – and … 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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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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