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Monologue of the #virus

Silence, dear humans, all of your ridiculous calls to war. Lower the looks of revenge you throw at me. Turn off the halo of terror that surrounds my name. We, viruses, from the bacterial background of the world, are the true continuum of life on Earth. Without us, you would never have seen the light of day, nor would the first cell.

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Taming a hybrid: The #COVID19 pandemic

Another interesting read about the COVID19 virus. If State driven capitalism remains the horizon of “radical” politics, then the cure will be worse than the illness, for it may indeed kill us on this occasion.

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The ecology of a virus

Beyond the quarantines, the expansion and intensification of State control, the states of emergency, justified in the name of “public health”, we share further sources for reflections on the politics of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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María Galindo: Giving form to a local anarcho-feminism

For the 8th of March, in solidarity with the calls for a feminist strike, an interview with María Galindo, anarchist, feminist, psychologist, from bolivia, by Carolina Meloni González, for the spanish newspaper, el salto diario (25/01/2020).

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Silvia Federici: The joyful militancy of #feminism

To share, the first of a series of reflections on contemporary feminism, in interviews, essays and so on, with the eighth of March, international women’s day as a feminist strike, in the foreground.

What follows is an interview with Silvia Federici, originally published with Lobo suelto (22/02/2020).

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Achille Mbembe: The society of enmity

Achille Mbembe’s Politiques de l’inimitié reads contemporary politics as a series of strategies and tactics of colonisation, thus grounded on the creation of fictional others (through hierarchising categories of race, sex, ethnicity and the like) and the desire for their complete control, exclusion and extermination, in conformity with the fulfillment of this desire.

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#France: Who is afraid of a general strike?

France. The strangely intermittent general strike in opposition to proposed pension reforms in france is neither “general”, nor truly a “strike”. If the movement is soon to enter its third month, with another day of protest scheduled for today (Yesterday, Paris-luttes.info), the strike has never succeeded in paralysing the country’s economy (indeed, it barely reaches past the more unionised public sector).

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The #GiletsJaunes rebellion and beyond

France. The yellow vests insurrection revealed the central role of the State in assuring the reproduction of capitalist social relations, a role which as central, is also fragile, sustained only by its increasing militarisation against those whom capital increasingly discards.

From the Temps critiques collective, a further reflection on the yellow vests movement.

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