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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.

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In search of forms of life before the desertion of State-Capital

A reflection to interpellate any anarchist: what if State politics and Capital in our time (they having assumed in all lucidity the present reality of the ecological catastrophe that threatens human existence) have taken on as their combined ambition to free themselves from the human population? Most of us will die – we are dying now – and rather than perpetuate the illusion of a State concerned with its citizens (the “social contract” which grounded modern welfare States), the State now abandons us, leaves us to our own irrelevance and superfluousness, folds and gathers in upon itself, to prepare for the survival of a few, whether here, in an increasingly inhospitable earth, or elsewhere.

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#Exarcheia: Statement about the war against squats on the Greek territory

Statement about the war against squats on the Greek Territory by Rouvikonas, Anarchist Federation of Athens and Popular Antifascist Action. This leaflet was spread during a spontaneous intervention in the Kolonaki neighbourhood (Athens).

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Revolution born of exhaustion

More than tiring, the capitalist world exhausts possibilities; indeed, through fatigue, it blinds to our exhaustion. What lies before us is a repetition of the same. But that repetition can not entirely cover over the meaningless of our lives divorced from the world and any sense of self, that is, divorced from everything but spectacle.

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Politics in times of catastrophe

Every day the catastrophe grows

The political game of alternatives has come to an end

Europe has totally closed its borders

Governments only hold on with their police

The big media are running out of arguments

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A few epistemological considerations for the attention of those who wish to rebel against extinction

Let “things go on as before”: this is the catastrophe. It does not lie in what will happen, but in what, in every situation, is given.

Walter Benjamin

It is the negative that we still have to do, the positive is already given to us.

Franz Kafka

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