Tag Archives: Spanish Revolution

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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The tides of change: spain’s “mareas”

On the 17th of February, over half a million people took to the streets of spain’s cities in a protest against cuts to the budget of the country’s public health services.  It was but only the most recent example of … Continue reading

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Creating Revolution: 15M through images

Documentary photography and film do not represent; indeed, no art does.  It creates perspectives of worlds, worlds, openning possibilities, ways to be in world.  The creation is but partially that of the director; there is also the unveiling eye of the … Continue reading

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Rebelling against property: the PAH

The PAH, Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca, predating the emergence of 15M in spain has been, with 15M’s neighbourhood assemblies in various cities, been one of the most emblematic protagonists in the popular efforts to resist the power of … Continue reading

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The war of okupations

Toute différence entre formes-de-vie est une différence éthique.  Cette différence autorise un jeu, des jeux.  Ces jeux ne sont pas politiques en eux-mêmes, ils le deviennent à partir d’un certain degré d’intensité, c’est-à-dire, aussi, à partir d’un certain degré d’élaboration. … Continue reading

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The insurrection of citizens or of freedom?

On the 27th of October, the spanish congress was again a stage for protest, another encerclement, with the aim of protesting, contesting, but also openning the door to a new constituent process of political/institutional creation.  How many such acts will … Continue reading

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Exploding the binomial to enjoy alternatives: The revolution as trans

  In fact we are all, deep down, transsexuals, we have all been transsexual infants, and we have been forced to identify with a specific monosexual role, masculine or feminine.                     … Continue reading

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15Ms spain: the struggles of okupation …

Madrid15M is the newspaper of the neighbourhood and popular assemblies of the city associated with the movement.  This common, public space serves to share expereinces, give example and contribute to create the plurality that is this movement.  What follows is … Continue reading

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15M’s spain: A revolution that continues …

(Sketch by Enrique Flores, here for his blog) There must be anarchy, there must be – if the revolution is to become and remain alive, real, and powerful – the greatest possible awakening of all the local passions and aspirations; … Continue reading

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Imagining/Creating Autonomy: Abraham Guillén

The struggle to imagine and put into place an autonomous, self-managed society is at the heart of anarchism, and for anarchists, something that is present in any revolutionary politics, whether of the past or the present.  During the spanish revolution … Continue reading

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