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Amador Fernández-Savater: Questions engendered by a virus

A transcription (in translation) of a talk by Amador Fernández-Savater at a colloquium held in Madrid at Espacio La Atenea, “To Inhabit and to govern uncertainty. Reflecting together in confusing times ”. Wednesday, July 15. Published by the online magazine … Continue reading

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The world returns: Outlines of an anti-politics

We share below an essay by Josep Rafanell i Orra, published with lundi matin #252 (31/08/2020) … Vertiginous ecological collapses. Liberal-fascist governmentality, from Bolsonaro to Macron. How to confront the disaster? Are we condemned to resuscitate new scenarios of political … Continue reading

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Élisée Reclus: The ecology of beauty

There where land becomes ugly, where all poetry disappears from the landscape, imaginations are extinguished, spirits are impoverished, routine and servility overtake the soul and set it on the path to torpor and death. Élisée Reclus, Concerning the Awareness of … Continue reading

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COVID-1984: Power, control and the struggle for freedom

From antimidia (brazil) posted with koletiva.media … The struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been used by different governments to implement a variety of means of social control and to increase the powers of the police. Yes, the threat of … Continue reading

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Anarchists in pandemics past

As a compliment to our last post reflecting on current mutual aid initiatives in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for its own sake, we share an excellent piece published by the CrimethInc. collective on anarchist mutual aid practices … Continue reading

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Mutual aid in pandemic times

The mutual-aid tendency in man has so remote an origin, and is so deeply interwoven with all the past evolution of the human race, that it has been maintained by mankind up to the present time, notwithstanding all vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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Arundhati Roy: Our task is to disable the engine

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the machine of capitalism to a grinding halt. Arundhati Roy (Progressive International, 02/05/2020) While the human race is momentarily incarcerated, and even as a record-size hole opens in the ozone layer above the Arctic, the … Continue reading

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Nietzschean reflections in times of the pandemic

Love children especially, for they too are sinless like the angels; they live to soften and purify our hearts and, as it were, to guide us. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a … Continue reading

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Achille Mbembe: The necropolitics of a pandemic

… the ultimate expression of sovereignty resides, to a large degree, in the power and the capacity to dictate who may live and who must die. Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics From a brazilian newspaper, an interview with Achille Mbembe … Mbembe … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Translating a pandemic politically

“We know that many suffer, but the state is there,” said the italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, after announcing a 400 million euro food voucher programme for those who have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading

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