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The gilets jaunes: Fragments of interpretation

The yellow vests: February 9th, Act XIII … We continue to share fragments of reflections, of a movement, or movements, in motion. The yellow vests insurrection(s) is a picture of our future today: the only ethical response possible to permanent … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A movement that is not a movement

Movement is the impossibility, indefiniteness and imperfection of every politics. It always leaves a residue. In this perspective the motto I cited as a rule for myself might be reformulated in ontological terms as this: ‘the movement is that which … Continue reading

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Gilets Jaunes: Signs of the times / Images from the future

… from a distance, every judgment, praise and critique are easy. However, because many of us have found ourselves in a similar position, the question faced by the politicized minorities that still raise red and black flags remains: can we participate in something … Continue reading

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Lessons from the gilets jaunes

Radical political movements and thought have always been nourished by rebellions and insurrections that were rarely or never foreseen, largely outside of any movement’s control, and whose fate was decided in struggle with both opposing protagonists and institutions of power. … Continue reading

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Amidst the polyphony of the gilets jaunes

In the occupied roundabouts of france, occupations which are the most emblematic expression of the gilets jaunes or “yellow vest movement”, the word or speech has been freed.  Individuals, people, who would formerly never have encountered each other, find themselves protesting, … Continue reading

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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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