Tag Archives: Santiago López Petit

Santiago López Petit: The political construction of the emergency

The social malaise spreads moment by moment. The endless sequence of confinement – de-confinement – re-confinement – is the rope that slowly asphyxiates us. It is the rope that a State, incapable and seized by panic, holds to, to try … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Santiago López Petit: Coronavirus as theatre of truth

Humanity is entering a phase of its history in which truth is reduced to a moment in the movement of the false. True is that false speech that must be kept true even when its untruth is proven. But in … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The coronavirus as a declaration of war

An essay by Santiago López Petit … (el critic 18/03/2020; comite disperso 19/03/2020; lobo suelto 19/03/2020)

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A flag is nothing more than a flag: Santiago López Petit

Further reflections on the insurrection in catalonia … End Game Santiago López Petit (Lobo suelto 23/10/2019) The Spanish State will never grant independence to Catalonia. And if there is no negotiation, if there is no negotiated separation, history teaches us … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Catalonia after the storm: Tomás Ibáñez

El Roto The debate among anarchists around the Catalan independence movement continues unabated.  From a distance, as always, it is difficult to follow events, to grasp all that is at stake, to draw reasonably clear conclusions.  It is however our … Continue reading

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

Catalonia as a political laboratory: Santiago López Petit

The rebellion of Catalonia, falsely presented as a mere exercise in institutional and national self-determination, and its repression, demands reflection.  What was lived and continues to be lived, resonates well beyond judicial decisions, constitutional debates or future regional elections (scheduled … Continue reading

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

Reflections around an anniversary: 15M spain and beyond (4)

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of spain’s 15th of May movement, we publish a series of reflections on its significance within the context of spain, but also more broadly, for the understanding of revolutionary politics today.  This series … Continue reading

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

A parable of our oppression: Santiago López Petit

We share below, in translation, a reflection by Santiago López Petit on our times, on our voluntary servitude and our fear of rebellion.  (Originally published in Periodico Diagonal 5/11/2015).  His final question is ours, that is, of anyone who aspires … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

The power of the anonymous: Santiago López Petit

We publish below, in translation, an essay by Santiago López Petit of the Espai en Blanc collective.  Originally published in 2010, it remains a central text in Petit’s and Espai en Blanc’s reflection on contemporary politics, or their failure; in turn, … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment