Category Archives: Poiesis

Mafalda the “anarchist”: For Quino (1932-2020)

The rigid, the ready—made, the mechanical, in contrast with the supple, the ever-changing and the living, absentmindedness in contrast with attention, in a word, automatism in contrast with free activity, such are the defects that laughter singles out and would … Continue reading

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Raoul Vaneigem: A song of rebellion

We warmly thank the not bored collective for sharing their translation of the song, “Le Rameau de la liberté”, with words by Raoul Vaneigem. A clarion call, a song for rebellion …

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For Terry Jones (and Monty Python)

Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughing. Up, let us kill the spirit of gravity! This crown of the laughter, the rosary crown: to you, my brothers, I throw this crown! I pronounced laughter holy: you higher men, … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin: A story of the underside of revolution

What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice. She had never feared or despised the city. It was her country. There would not be slums like this, if the Revolution prevailed. But there would be misery. … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (4)

Canicule/Heat Wave (VIDEO) for steve From lundi matin #218 (25/11/2019)

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For Robert Frank (1924-2019)

To experience a thing as beautiful means: to experience it necessarily wrongly. Friedrich Nietzsche *** … photographs become standard evidence for historical occurrences, and acquire a hidden political significance. Walter Benjamin *** Photography is the process of rendering observation self-conscious. … Continue reading

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For Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don’t love your eyes; they’d just … Continue reading

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Why I am an anarchist: Benjamin Zephaniah

A testimonial by poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah (from dogsection.org) …

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For Nanni Balestrini (1935-2019)

Epic Prologue here I am once more sitting in front of the poetry audiencethat is sitting benevolently in front of melooks at me and is waiting for poetryas always I have nothing to tell itas always the poetry audience knows … Continue reading

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Profaning the spectacle: Advertising subversives and vandals

If it is said today that power is everywhere, it is not to empty the concept of all meaning, but to point to the fact that capitalism shapes and permeates all social relations, that the latter are increasingly commodified and … Continue reading

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