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Rordrigo Karmy Bolton: Fragments of a Chile in Revolt

Every revolt is circumscribed by precise borders in historical time and historical space. Before it and after it lie the no-man’s-land and duration of each and everyone’s lives, in which are fought un- interrupted individual battles. The concept of permanent … Continue reading

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Serge Quadruppani: The chaos of empire, the paranoia of empire

From Lundi Matin (#329, 07/03/2022), a reflection on our times of crises, by Serge Quadruppani. … Notes on the Nature of the Present Crisis and How to Tackle It No sooner had the Covid-alarm started to subside that the sirens … Continue reading

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Yuk Hui: From the universality of progress to cosmotechnics

Among the many incarnations of ecological practice and theory is a view calling for a more “natural” way of life, or more emphatically, a “return to nature” against “civilisation”, in all of its different manifestations: technology, education, society, and so … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Translating a pandemic politically (3)

The new experience that has replaced dignified suffering is artificially prolonged, opaque, depersonalized maintenance. Ivan Illich, Medical Nemesis I If political sovereignty is defined by the decision on the exception (Carl Schmitt), on what is to be excluded from and … Continue reading

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Reading the coronavirus with Ivan Illich

Autonomies welcomes a text generously shared by David Cayley (www.davidcayley.com), Canadian writer and radio host (Toronto), and author for many years of the Ideas program for the CBC Radio programme “Ideas”. Questions about the current pandemic from the point of … Continue reading

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Achille Mbembe: The society of enmity

Achille Mbembe’s Politiques de l’inimitié reads contemporary politics as a series of strategies and tactics of colonisation, thus grounded on the creation of fictional others (through hierarchising categories of race, sex, ethnicity and the like) and the desire for their … Continue reading

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A flag is nothing more than a flag: Santiago López Petit

Further reflections on the insurrection in catalonia … End Game Santiago López Petit (Lobo suelto 23/10/2019) The Spanish State will never grant independence to Catalonia. And if there is no negotiation, if there is no negotiated separation, history teaches us … Continue reading

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Sabotaging gender, feminism and capital

We share below an essay by a friend of Autonomies, a conference paper presented at the CIEG II International Congress: Gender, Feminist and Woman’s Studies: Reflexivity, Resistance and Action (July 24-26), at the ISCSP – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais … Continue reading

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Looking back-forward at the gilets jaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below. … Continue reading

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Anarchy against autarchy: Levinas and anarchism

Over and beyond capitalism and exploitation what was contested were their condition: the person understood as an accumulation of being, by merits, titles, professional competence, an ontological tumefaction weighing on others and crushing them, instituting a hierarchized society maintained beyond … Continue reading

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