Author Archives: Julius Gavroche

For James Morris Lawson Jr. (1928-2024)

A free man thinks of death least of all things, and his wisdom is a meditation of life, not of death. Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics I think that we have to lay the seeds by which we can take government … Continue reading

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The disaster has a name: Capitalism

From the Antimídia collective of Brazil, a short video documentary report-essay on the floods of early May this year, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and the popular collective responses to the catastrophe, more often than not in … Continue reading

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From Revolution to Destitution

We are confronted with an expansion of the revolution that reaches the point of becoming something else. Today’s uprisings point toward an anthropological and no longer merely a political revolution, in which Marx’s distinction between political and social revolution begins … Continue reading

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Freedom and Joy with Uma Kiwe

From Ill Will (19/05/2024) … What we are going to do is to plant ourselves in a new time. This is the stage that the Nasa people have entered with the liberation of Mother Earth. It is the Earth that … Continue reading

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Franz Kafka: “The Burrow”

Written between 1923 and 1924, and published posthumously, Franz Kafka’s short story “The Burrow” is an allegory on the madness of “rational sovereignty”. We share the story to mark the centenary of Franz Kafka’s death.

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Franz Kafka

… Kafka tears open the sky behind every gesture; but … the gesture remains the decisive thing, the center of the event. Walter Benjamin, “Franz Kafka: On the Tenth Anniversary of his Death” We mark the centenary of Franz Kafka’s … Continue reading

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Antti Rautiainen: On the Russian anarchist and anti-war movement in the third year of full-scale war

From avtonom (29/05/2024) … Anarchist group ANA Regensburg hosted my online-presentation on 16th of May 2024, in which I discussed tactics of anti-war activism in Russia, and reasons why the anti-war movement has not been able to make an impact … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for the anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui’s legal defence

From avtonom … The anarchist Ruslan Siddiqui is accused of attacking the Dyagilevo military aerodrome, using quadcopters, and of damaging railway lines (in Ryazan region) that were used to transport military equipment and fuel to the Russian army in Ukraine. For … Continue reading

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Louise Michel in New Caledonia

From the CrimethInc. collective (29/05/2024) … In honor of Louise Michel’s birthday [29/05/2024] and the ongoing anticolonial resistance in New Caledonia, we offer an account of her time in exile there, beginning from her arrival in November 1873. This story illustrates how … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: The snail’s shell

A snail, after adding a number of widening rings to the delicate structure of its shell, suddenly brings its accustomed building activities to a stop. A single additional ring would increase the size of the shell sixteen times. Instead of … Continue reading

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