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Reading Fredy Perlman with Uri Gordon

We share a timely and critical reading of Fredy Perlman’s work by Uri Gordon … Leviathan’s Body: Recovering Fredy Perlman’s anarchist social theory Uri Gordon (Anarchist Library and Anarchist Studies (2023)) Abstract Fredy Perlman’s anarchist maximalism had a formative influence on … Continue reading

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Michèle Bernstein, the Situationists and May 68

The situationists have designated as the primary terrains of creativity in the future experiments in behavior and the construction of complete settings, moments of life freely created. Since the definition of experimentation of this type is only the other side … Continue reading

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Lautréamont: Poetic-political resonances

Jusqu’à nos temps, la poésie fit une route fausse; s’élevant jusqu’au ciel ou rampant jusqu’à terre, elle a méconnu les principes de son existence, et a été, non sans raison, constamment bafouée par les honnêtes gens. Elle n’a pas été … Continue reading

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The Paris Commune: Situationist International

“…it is time we examine the Commune not just as an outmoded example of revolutionary primitivism, all of whose mistakes can easily be overcome, but as a positive experiment whose whole truth has yet to be rediscovered and fulfilled.“ The … Continue reading

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Raoul Vaneigem: An appeal to life

Photograph by Guillaume Amat (from the series open fields) On the occasion of Raoul Vaneigem’s most recent essay, Appel à la vie contre la tyrannie étatique et marchande, we share an interview, in translation, that he gave to the Ballast … 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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The Situationists and May 1968

We share an essay by Miguel Amorós critically analysing the situationist reading of and role in May 68 (from libcom.org), followed by a series of Situationist texts from the events of May 68 … A brief review of the role played … Continue reading

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May 68: A Situationist reading

People strolled, dreamed, learned how to live. … For the first time youth really existed.  Not the social category invented for the needs of the commodity economy by sociologists and economists, but the only real youth, of life lived without … Continue reading

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The situationists in algeria

Without any suggestion that the Situationist texts posted below offer a complete understanding of the algerian struggle for national liberation, without any idolatry of words, but solely with the intent of complementing our last post on traditions of autonomy in … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: The Dada counterpoint

Dada remains within the framework of European weaknesses; it’s still shit, but from now on we want to shit in different colours to adorn the zoo of art with the flags of every consulate. Tristan Tzara, Manifesto of Monsieur Antipyrine … Continue reading

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