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The Anti-Vaccine Unconscious

The anti-vaccine movement is growing in many European states. Many of them joined the lateral thinker movement, together with the far-right and (other) conspiracy theorists.

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David Graeber – After the Pandemic, We Can’t Go Back to Sleep

In an essay penned shortly before his death, David Graeber argued that post-pandemic, we can’t slip back into a reality where the way our society is organized — to serve every whim of a small handful of rich people while debasing and degrading the vast majority of us — is seen as sensible or reasonable.

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Toward a Politics of Body-Barricades

The following text is composed of impressions, intuitions, and quotes, many taken out of context, stolen, as are the images and photographs. This constellation of fragments strives to outline a politics of body-barricades [corpo-barricadas]. [1] What interests us here is the in-between, which is at the same time union and distance, the thin black line of the hyphen, for it is this that brings corporalities and barricades into play. As a series of fragments, it is not necessary that each premise follow one another; the order is not logical, but compositional. Emphasis is placed on the uniqueness of each piece of text, the way in which it connects to the others, how it slots into them. A series of points and lines: a constellation. Like all compositional texts, its aim is not to convince, nor is it a dialogue. Rather, it is hoped that these fragments will challenge the singularity that reads it, and that the words written here become, in this way, singular.

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Montpellier, France: The Bat du Peuple does not mind being helped

Montpellier. France. The squat in the Beaux-Arts district is consolidating. It is useful to bring materials to it. Occupied since the beginning of the school year at 1 rue Substantion, near the Corum, a former garage has become the Bat du Peuple, which is run by people from the former Casa del Sol. Its philosophy remains close to that of the former Casa del Sol, with a clear anchorage in the social movement, for example the movement against the laws of separatism or global security. The references of the Bat du Peuple are rooted in the Yellow Vests movement, and the actions of sharing and food solidarity are at the heart of its practices, with waste recycling, free groceries, people’s kitchen.

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Greece: Update on the Trial of Comrades Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis and Vangelis Stathopoulos

Greece. On the 17th of March, the trial began of the case of the expropriation of a casino in Cholargos neighborhood of Athens, during which comrade Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis was injured (21st of October 2019), along with the case of the armory that was found afterwards by security police (November 8-9, 2019). The accused are Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis, who is tried in absentia, since he is evading the intensive efforts to capture him, comrade Vangelis Stathopoulos, who is in pre-trial detention since November 2019, and one more person.

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Revolution in the Era of Pandemics – Mark Kosman

Another contribution on the global COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t necessarily agree with everything that has been written in this text, but publish it as part of an ongoing discussion.

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