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What does the Left plan to do if “the people” don’t want a revolution?

A reflection on revolution: from Gods and Radicals (14/06/2018), an essay by Dr. Bones …

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Community against the State: Errekaleor

It is said that the history of peoples who have a history is the history of class struggle. It might be said, with at least as much truthfulness, that the history of peoples without history is the history of their struggle against the … Continue reading

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Peter Kropotkin against the State

We recently posted an essay from the Crimethinc Collective on the illusions of a “revolutionary state“.  As a complement to this text, we share an older essay by Peter Kropotkin on the same theme. If there is an urgency in … Continue reading

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15M: From legacy to future

Spain’s 15th of May movement of 2011 marks a shift in ways of thinking and doing politics, or to borrow Amador Fernández-Savater’s expression, a shift in desire.

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The anarchist critique of the state

We share, below, a sort of exercise of recollection, not of an event, but of the impossibility of “revolutionary government”, from the CrimethInc Collective.  However complex the State, however much it is inseparable from our everyday life (it is not … Continue reading

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May 68 and the politics of desire: Amador Fernández-Savater

(photograph by Jean-Claude Seine)* It is difficult, if not impossible, to close political debate, even for ourselves.  And therefore our announcement of the end of our series on May 68, with an essay by Tomáz Ibáñez, was premature.  Below, we share … Continue reading

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Thinking through May 68 (to the May of 15M): Tomás Ibáñez

Our series of posts, on this, the 50th anniversary of the french May 68, began with a recent essay on the events, by Tomáz Ibáñez.  And we close with an older reflection (a prologue to a larger essay on May … Continue reading

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Thinking through May 68: Murray Bookchin

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Lately I have been focusing on recent events in France – the conclusion to the Tarnac trial and the police attack on the ZAD autonomous zone near Nantes. Now it is time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Anarchists and anarchy in May 68

Reflections on anarchism in france’s May 68, by David Porter and posted at the Anarchist Library.

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Reimagining revolution: Amador Fernández Savater

With the seeming proliferation and celebration of anniversaries of revolutions, “successful” or “failed”, we lose cite of the conceptual wealth and practical weight of the concept itself.  The Autonomies collective has endeavoured, however modestly, to reflect upon the history and … Continue reading

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