Tag Archives: Amedeo Bertolo

April 1964-April 2024: The origins of a symbol

We publish below a pamphlet generously shared with us by Tomás Ibáñez that tells the story of the circled A as an anarchist symbol, a symbol whose 60th anniversary falls on this year.

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Anarchism: Giving form to autonomy

This post was born of an exchange of letters between John Holloway and Michael Hardt that focused on the issue of “anti-capitalist social movements” and their “organisation” and “institutionalisation”. The letters date from 2011, but their subject remains contemporary, as … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: The Utopian Function in the Anarchist Imaginary

Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead. No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: The subversive weed

In the 1970s, Amedeo Bertolo engaged with newly emergent political concepts and movements which seemed both to recuperate older anarchist thought and practice, as well as to leave anarchism behind. For Bertolo, the concern was not to dismiss the new … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: Fanatics of freedom

A central thesis animates the following essay by Amedeo Bertolo: for anarchism, freedom is inconceivable independently of equality, diversity and solidarity. Fanatics of freedom Amedeo Bertolo (This essay was presented at the seminar “La libertà, le libertà, i libertari”, in … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: Democracy and beyond

“Why, how can you ask such a question? You are a republican.”A republican! Yes; but that word specifies nothing. Res publica; that is, the public thing. Now, whoever is interested in public affairs — no matter under what form of … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: Authority, Power and Domination

Amedeo Bertolo’s essay, “Power, authority and domination: a proposal of definition” is perhaps one of the most important that he wrote, for its rigour and for its theoretical and potential practical implications. It is undoubtedly one of the clearest examples … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amedeo Bertolo: A life in anarchy

In this way, an iridescent and multiform anarchism is invented in which the militant but also the poet is recognised, which includes struggle, struggle but also life. Amedeo Bertolo [Anarchy is] neither a means, nor an end … it is … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eduardo Colombo: The political space of anarchy (1)

We return to our series grouped under the title of “writers of May 68”, within which we have included Jaime Semprun, Miguel Amorós, Eduardo Colombo and Amedeo Bertolo. The reference to “May 68” is a political metaphor in this instance, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eduardo Colombo: The intransigent anarchist

Eduardo Colombo is the third of our anarchists whom we have grouped under the title of writers of “May 68”, which includes Jaime Semprun, Miguel Amorós and Amedeo Bertolo. The reference to “May 68” is a political metaphor in this … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment