Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in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.Continue reading The #GiletsJaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital
Athens. September 2, 2019. Yesterday, an insistent rumor evoked a possible evacuation of the Notara squat 26 for this Monday morning, exactly one week after the evacuation of Spirou Trikoupi 17.Continue reading #Exarcheia, mon amour!
From a distance, we cannot pretend to report fully on events as they unfold in the occupation of the Exarchia neighbourhood of Athens. What we are endeavouring to do is to translate and share as much as we can with English speakers, in solidarity with those who must struggle on the ground.Continue reading #Exarchia: The struggle continues
Statement by the Union Communiste Libertaire after cops invaded the Exarcheia district in Athens.Continue reading #Exarcheia: Statement of solidarity from the Union Communiste Libertaire
We share an essay which was written by André Gorz in 1974. We do not share all his opinions but think its important to show that apart from Murray Bookchin there were other people who published texts about radical ecology decades ago.Continue reading André Gorz: An apology for a radical ecology
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.Continue reading Looking back-forward at the #GiletsJaunes: A taking stock
To share, the always timely reflections of Jacques Rancière.Continue reading Jacques Rancière: The singularity of rebellion and autonomy
Peter Gelderloos’ critical appraisal of spain’s “municipalities of change” is timely.Continue reading Peter Gelderloos: What went wrong for the municipalists in Spain?
The self-managed, autonomous community of Fraguas was born of a rural occupation began in 2013. We have on more than one occasion shared news about the project, as well as calls for solidarity, before increasing State repression. With the community now threatened with physical destruction, and when more support than ever is needed, we again share such a call.Continue reading A call for solidarity from the autonomous collective of #Fraguas
Continue reading Breaking through the domestication of the #Stonewall Riots
‘Q’ then, will never be a coherent letter tacked as a bridge on some list of identities. The past decade shows the poverty or ruin of every attempt to do so. We’ve said already that these words are magic. We might add that they are wyrd – the Old English for fate and all the other invisible and nonlinear causalities we are woven into and which gives us the modern word ‘weird’. The queerest insurrection demands the weirdest, the most enmeshed in the unseen, the most in relationship with all that teems just beyond the normative filter we are still fighting to unlearn. Find those who straddle that filter, a foot in each world. Share your methods, share what you’ve learned, share the stories of your dead. The dead we hold in common make us family – some other form of kinship than the Norm and its terror. We need each other today more than ever. We want to win this time, to win all the time, and the dead want that too.
Mary Nardini Gang