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
Continue reading Politics in times of catastrophe
Lundi Matin wrote: “We received this anonymous text from Bordeaux. We liked it very much, so here it is.“
Continue reading Everything is burning already; Let us burn together!
French territory. On Friday the 8th of November, a 22-year-old student set himself on fire in front of the Lyon CROUS. He is still at this moment in an artificial coma.
Continue reading Of Precarity
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.
It is the negative that we still have to do, the positive is already given to us.
Continue reading A few epistemological considerations for the attention of those who wish to rebel against extinction
The following report on the siege and battle of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, written by the “Cafardnaüm Collective”, describes the events of November 14-19, 2019 and is as impressive as it is poetic, testifying to the ingenuity and determination of the occupiers. In other words, it may do justice to the dimensions of the event. A German version appeared on Non Copy Riot, from which this analogous translation was made.
Continue reading Hong Kong: Water, fire and the wind – The battle for #PolyU
The Gilets Jaunes, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Haiti, Egypt, Algeria, Guinea, Lebanon, Catalonia, and now Chile, these events mark the beginning of a new sequence of revolts.
We (Lundi Matin*) have received this written communiqué jointly from Santiago and Paris and hereby forwarded it.
Continue reading A New Approach: The Autumn of the Uprising
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
The following piece was published on Lundi Matin (Which is believed to be close with the Invisible Committee) on May 20. “All political thought, Marxist, revolutionary, anarchist, etc., is locked in the liberal economic prison. It has never left the 18th century of “Scottish materialism”.”
The uprising of the Yellow Vests can be interpreted as a resurgence of the oldest revolt movements – an emotion or a peasant revolt, a symptomatic resurgence of the state of enlightened despotism (for the economy) regained, a characteristic resurgence of the former regime ending configuratized as liberal technocracy (Physiocrats, Thermidorians or Versailles) and brought following counter-revolutionary movements to life.
Or, rather, this uprising can also be interpreted as the first insurrection of a new revolutionary era, the era of the revolution of the revolution – symptomatic of a new political era that emerges by dissolving or destituting liberal hegemony.
Continue reading The #YellowVests #insurrection and the revolution of the #revolution – “Will the #GJ’s help us to break out of the efficiency paradigm?”
France: While the politicians and the media scrutinise the weekly accounting of the number of demonstrators with each Act of the yellow vests’ movement, closely seconded by sociologists and political scientists, the movement persists, defying all predictions.
Continue reading The #GiletsJaunes: Those who walk away from capital
Paris: The Parisian May Day demonstration marks a change of an era. In any case, that is what Serge Quadruppani says in this article. A trade union demonstration that has become an absolute minority, just symbolic; a Black block that has been announced, awaited and feared but which does not finally come; yellow vests everywhere but which do not fall into the identity trap, an overwhelmingly majority joins the front of the demonstration, to the extent of becoming the demonstration at all. This May Day demonstration proved to be globally and literally autonomous.
Continue reading #MayDay 2019 in #Paris: Change of an Era