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The #GiletsJaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are set; it is the means that must be proscribed, enforced and submitted to. To ask why is to fail to understand the rituals, the meaning and value of things; it is to be outside the religion.

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Greek consulate in #Nantes attacked after police invasion of #Exarcheia

On August 26 at dawn, the Greek state launched a massive police offensive against the Exarchia district of Athens, with the aim of evicting squats of migrants / anarchists and clearing this neighborhood off anti-authoritarian and anarchist initiatives which have existed for many years.

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18 years after the #G8 Revolt in #Genoa: Anarchist Vincenzo arrested in #France

Anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi was arrested on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in France. He was wanted for the G8 revolt in Genoa in 2001.

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#Nantes #JusticePourSteve August 3: Tribute, Rage and Revolt

A reportback from yesterdays protests and clashes in Nantes (French territory). Tribute and recollection for Steve in the morning. 5000 demonstrators against police violence and barricades in the afternoon.

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Looking back-forward at the #GiletsJaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below.

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#JusticePourSteve: French authorities ban demo to commemorate #SteveCaniço

Steve Maia Caniço, 24 years old, has been missing since 21 June 2019. On the 21st of June many young people celebrated the Fête de la Musique on a peninsula near Nantes, on the banks of the river Loire. Steve was one of them. Until the cops came… The cops attacked the party with loads of tear gasand many people fled, panic broke out, many fell several meters down an embankment into the Loire. Fourteen people were pulled out of the river by the fire brigade. Steve’s body was found in the Loire on July 29.

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French territory: Final declaration of the founding congress of the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL)

French territory: Statement by the Union Communiste Libertaire.

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The Significance of the #GiletsJaunes

Gabriel Rockhill on the significance of the Gilets Jaunes movement. This piece is part of the “One Question” series on the “Gilets Jaunes” movement in State of Nature.

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#France: Police harassing, intimidating and even using violence against people supporting refugees

We ussualy dont publish contributions of liberal organizations like Amnesty International, but in this case we make an exception. We don’t believe in appealing to the French state to do this or not to do that, but the article contains important information about increasing repression against people who support migrants at the French territory.

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