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Catalonia as a political laboratory: Santiago López Petit

The rebellion of Catalonia, falsely presented as a mere exercise in institutional and national self-determination, and its repression, demands reflection.  What was lived and continues to be lived, resonates well beyond judicial decisions, constitutional debates or future regional elections (scheduled … Continue reading

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Reflections around an anniversary: 15M spain and beyond (4)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of spain’s 15th of May movement, we publish a series of reflections on its significance within the context of spain, but also more broadly, for the understanding of revolutionary politics today.  This series … Continue reading

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A parable of our oppression: Santiago López Petit

We share below, in translation, a reflection by Santiago López Petit on our times, on our voluntary servitude and our fear of rebellion.  (Originally published in Periodico Diagonal 5/11/2015).  His final question is ours, that is, of anyone who aspires … Continue reading

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The power of the anonymous: Santiago López Petit

We publish below, in translation, an essay by Santiago López Petit of the Espai en Blanc collective.  Originally published in 2010, it remains a central text in Petit’s and Espai en Blanc’s reflection on contemporary politics, or their failure; in turn, … Continue reading

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