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Eduardo Colombo: The intransigent anarchist

Eduardo Colombo is the third of our anarchists whom we (Autonomies) have grouped under the title of writers of “May 68”, which includes Jaime Semprun, Miguel Amorós and Amedeo Bertolo. The reference to “May 68” is a political metaphor in this instance, for aside from Semprun, the other three writers were in their respective countries of origin at the time (Amorós was in spain, Bertolo in italy, and Colombo in argentina), but all four writers would be profoundly maked by the events of May and would endeavour to rethink anarchism in the wake of those events.

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For Osvaldo Bayer

… libertarian socialism is the way…or as I prefer to say, libertarian solidarism, that’s where we can find the essence of a better world, the essence of a society formed from the grass roots up, through the people’s discussion, the protagonism of the people. That is the most beautiful poem of all…Now, we have to be practical but one can think that finally, after so many problems, humanity’s going to start to think and … the only way is by the people being the protagonists within an enormous mutuality…

Osvaldo Bayer

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Miguel Amorós: The trials of critical theory

We (Autonomies) close our selection of writings by Miguel Amorós, with a reflection on critical theory, preceded by a critical introduction to Amorós own views.

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Miguel Amorós: The seductions of “History”

We (Autonomies) return to our series dedicated to the “May 68 writers” Miguel Amorós, Jaime Semprun, Eduardo Colombo, and Amedeo Bertolo, with an essay by Amorós entitled “The Golden Mediocrity”.  We preface the essay with a critical reflection on Amorós contention that revolution calls for a revolutionary subject, something in his view absent from recent social movements centred on a reactionary middle class.

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Amidst the polyphony of the #GiletsJaunes

In the occupied roundabouts of france, occupations which are the most emblematic expression of the gilets jaunes or “yellow vest movement”, the word or speech has been freed. Individuals, people, who would formerly never have encountered each other, find themselves protesting, debating, occupying together.

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#Insurrection in the end of times: Pushing the disorder further

French Territory: When all that remains is the prospect of misery and death, then the only fitting response is to create, out of the destruction of what is killing life…

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Paris-Luttes: The Brazilian election is only a glimpse of what can happen to us – #elenao #antifa

A reflection by Paris-luttes from france on the necessity of anti-fascism as anti-capitalist.

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-developmentalism as class struggle

This is a further contribution to our (Autonomies) series dedicated to the “May 68 writers” Amorós, Jaime Semprun, Eduardo Colombo, and Amedeo Bertolo.

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Fascism in our times

The spread of openly racist, authoritarian governments raises the specter of 1930s fascism. And while continuities can no doubt be found (and not necessarily at the seemingly obvious levels of discourse, tactics or paraphernalia), differences are also significant and ignoring the latter will carry a heavy cost for any anti-capitalist politics.

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-capitalism as a struggle for space

The essay shared below continues our (Autonomies) exploration of Miguel Amorós analyses of capitalism, along with that of other May 68 writers, Jaime Semprun, Amedeo Bertolo and Eduardo Colombo.

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