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#COVID Life And The Asset Economy

Following the 2007/08 financial crisis the creation of a less unequal and fairer world appeared to be a major prospect. As is by now all too familiar, after the financial crisis, instead of becoming more progressive, societies turned out to be more unequal, with inequalities and asset-based class divisions becoming more embedded and entrenched, and runaway wealth becoming the signature of the post-crisis world.

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#Chile: Maybe one day the state will transform in a nice person

Santiago de Chile. Corona Crisis. What’s happening? Which voices find their way through the masks? What’s happening to the ongoing revolt? Is COVID-19 actually a lifeline for the Chilean government? I will try to capture moments; my view is European. The voices are anonymous. Many voices are missing.

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#Explosion of authoritarianism and labor struggles in #Italy’s ‘war on #Corona’

In Italy’s ‘war on corona’ authoritarianism as well as labor struggles are exploding. The latter brings to the fore the question of what and who is of systemic relevance, and hence “essential” for overcoming the crisis and rebuilding the world afterward. Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki discuss this key issue of the SILENT WORKS project with the scholar-activist Niccolò Cuppini.

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The Emerging #Pandemic Fascism – Fragments of Dissonance

Germany. March 27, 2020. A police van in every park in Berlin. The crew watches every activity of those who dared to venture into the spring sun with suspicion. Three children playing football are a reason to intervene. It was years ago that we learned that from three upwards you are a terrorist organisation.

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#Bologna in times of the #Coronavirus – The Wu Ming Diary

For some time now I have felt the need for a healthy distance (what a euphemism these days) from most of what is called the radical left in this country. After Chemnitz, after Halle, after Hanau, I was struck by deep shame when I attended those compulsory exercises which, free from hatred and honest grief, meandered through the “scene districts”, leaving nothing behind but a short report in the regional news, so on the evening of February 19 I noticed for the first time that the whole affair started to disgust me.

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March 14 – #Paris: If we all storm forward, the king will fall

Paris. French territory.

UPDATE: We added the Brilliant mobilisation video with English subtitles. A new start up. Tirelessly. Demo, blockade, riot, strike. Tear gas, rubber bullets and offensive grenades. Thousands of lawsuits, hundreds in jail. When this civilization is on its last legs, everyone will remember these days, weeks, months. No matter what the outcome will be. Black Rock or us. There’s nothing in between. The laws of capital or a world made by people for people. Macron will fall, one way or another. But the circumstances of his fall will determine the course of history. A call from france:

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#France: Autonomy and mass movement

The movement against the French government’s plans to “reform” the pension system continues over the Christmas holidays. On Christmas Eve, for example, there was only one train from Berlin to Paris due to the work stoppages. Within the antagonistic and radical parts of the movement, starting from the experiences of the social protests and movements of the last few years and taking into account the changes that the Gilets Jaunes movement has introduced into the forms of social conflictuality, the character and the way forward in the current phase of the struggle is being discussed. The text ‘Autonomy and Mass Movement’ is a product of these discussions.

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Hong Kong: Water, fire and the wind – The battle for #PolyU

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.

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#GiletsJaunes: A strategic essay on the weekend of November 16/17 in #Paris

For the coming weekend, the Gilets Jaunes are mobilizing nationwide to Paris to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of their movement. The Gilets Jaunes have announced actions on the Champs Elysees, occupations, spontaneous demos,…

In Nov/Dec last year, the state apparatus was repeatedly surprised, the most noble districts of the city centre were devastated, luxury shops and jewellery shops were looted (jewellery worth 2 million was stolen from Dior alone), and police units were forced to flee in many places. Here now the translation of the considerations of some Gilets Jaunes, which were originally published on Paris Luttes Infos and translated in German by Sebastian Lotzer. We translated his translation into English.

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