Tag Archives: Slavoj Žižek

Like a thief: Slavoj Žižek and the illusions of hope

Alex Colville, Horse and Train To be contemporary is to respond to the appeal that the darkness of the epoch makes to us. In the expanding Universe, the space that separates us from the furthest galaxies is growing at such … Continue reading

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Breaking up the european union

The british referendum to quit the european union, driven by populist nationalism, racism, xenofobia; a referendum organised by a right-wing political party and imagined by all others;  the fantasy of substituting one authoritarian capitalism by yet another more vile: none … Continue reading

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Shards of time amid spaces of rebellion

This essay is the child of an earlier reflection on time and revolution, as well as of work on the 15th of May movement in spain, Pasolini and anti-fascism, and other essays posted on Autonomies, from which it borrows generously. … Continue reading

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The refusal of sovereignty; An anarchist reading of “occupy” movements

(El Roto) The “occupy” movements that emerged in 2011 in different parts of the world continue to merit reflection as the most radical challenge to State forms and Capitalism in recent memory.  We share below an essay by a friend … Continue reading

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Žižek dreaming, or Žižek, the dialectical trickster

“…one should learn the art of recognizing, from an engaged subjective position, elements which are here, in our space, but whose time is the emancipated future …” Slavoj Žižek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously Reflecting on the year 2011, a year … Continue reading

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We Are All Greeks

To struggle through the state is to become involved in the active process of defeating yourself.                                                                John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power Elections in greece are scheduled for the 17th of June and what seems to lie … Continue reading

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15M: A Philosophical Concerto in Three Unfinished Movements

An exercise in philosophical reflection on 15M in spain …

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