Tag Archives: Tomás Ibáñez

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.

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Tomás Ibáñez: Post-foundational anarchism

From the date of his first publication, in 1962, to the present, Tomáz Ibáñez has engaged with anarchism with a depth, sensitivity and generosity matched by few of his contemporaries. To walk through this work is to discover a complex … Continue reading

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Tomás Ibáñez: Anarchism as a way of life

A new way of life, not a new faith…. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist To speak of anarchism as a way of life, as an ethics, takes us to difficult questions about what it is to be, to act, as an anarchist. And … Continue reading

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Tomás Ibáñez: The State and the pandemic

You might as well be hung for deathAs breaking a machine–So now my Lad, your sword unsheathAnd make it sharp and keen- We are ready now your cause to joinWhenever you may call;So make foul blood run clear & fineOf … Continue reading

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Tracing the lines of the barricade

“Which side are you on?”, asks a famous american labour song. Perhaps the answer to the question, taken as a question with revolutionary implications, has never been simple, contrary to the illusions of hindsight and/or ideology. This seems to be … Continue reading

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Anarchists, rebellion and nationalism in catalonia: Tomás Ibáñez

The militant demonstrations around national independence in catalonia continue (The Guardian 27/10/2019) in the face of State repression; a growing militancy that “threatens to transform the demands and consciousness of the movement itself.”(CrimethInc. 23/10/2019) However justified we are in believing … Continue reading

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Anarchism is movement: Tomás Ibáñez (6)

In July of last year, we began the translation of Tomás Ibáñez’s Anarquismo es movimiento/Anarchism is movement. In the same month, we concluded the translation of the essay’s central chapters. With this post, we bring the labour to a conclusion, … Continue reading

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Jaime Semprun: The abyss repopulates itself

  Among the things that people do not want to hear, and that they do not want to see, when in reality they are displayed right before their eyes, are the following: the fact that all the technological improvements that … Continue reading

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Anarchism is movement: Tomás Ibáñez (5)

(Bordeaux, May 68, Archives Sud ouest) The fifth chapter of Tomás Ibáñez’s Anarchism is movement brings the principal argument of the essay to a close.  Ibáñez is here concerned to demonstrate the bases upon which the contemporary anarchist resurgence and renewal … Continue reading

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Anarchism is movement: Tomás Ibáñez (4)

The fourth chapter of Tomás Ibáñez’s essay, Anarchism is movement directly engages the debate over the significance of “postanarchism”.  Neither tempted by a blind adherence to this current of thought, nor categorically dismissive, Ibáñez attempts to navigate between these extremes, … Continue reading

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