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The Paris Commune: Franco “Bifo” Berardi

A second interview from the Planetary Commune project, an interview with “Bifo” on the Paris Commune of 1871 and its present resonances.

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The Paris Commune: Antonio Negri

An interview with Antonio Negri by Niccolò Cuppini, as part of the Planetary Commune project. (The interview is also available in spanish and french). However much we may hesitate before Negri’s Marxism – his almost exclusive attention to Marxist theorisations … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: The Animated Engravings of a Revolution

In an extraordinary cinematographic labour, Raphaël Meyssan adapted the three volumes of his eponymous graphic novel, for which he had collected hundreds of engravings in newspapers and books of the time. From this patient quest for archives – eight years … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Walt Whitman

To a Foil’d European Revolutionaire Courage yet, my brother or my sister!Keep on—Liberty is to be subserv’d whatever occurs;That is nothing that is quell’d by one or two failures, or any number of failures,Or by the indifference or ingratitude of … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: William Morris

The revolution itself will raise those for whom the revolution must be made. From William Morris … Why We Celebrate the Commune of Paris (Source: “Why We Celebrate the Commune of Paris Commonweal, Vol 3, No. 62, 19 March 1887, p. 89-90; Transcribed: by … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: In film

The Paris Commune of 1871 will have a life well beyond the historical events that mark the moment, politically, but also in various forms of artistic-political expression. The examples are many (music, poetry, literature, and so on), but in this … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Situationist International

“…it is time we examine the Commune not just as an outmoded example of revolutionary primitivism, all of whose mistakes can easily be overcome, but as a positive experiment whose whole truth has yet to be rediscovered and fulfilled.“ The … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman sees in both the Paris Commune of 1871 and the Kronstadt Rebellion of 1921 a failure of foresight and nerve. In both cases, what was demanded was aggressive action against the State. And what occurred was passivity, lack … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Voltairine de Cleyre

The Paris Commune of 1871 was not a revolution of the many against the tyranny of state and capital, but an uprising of a minority that confusedly took control of Paris, then left the foundations of power in place, only … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Errico Malatesta

Writing of the Paris Commune in 1900, Errico Malatesta sought to disarm the myth of the Commune as a revolution – it was neither a socialist nor an anarchist revolution – and bring to the fore what in fact it … Continue reading

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