NonPolitics

Riots und Nachbarschaftsorganisierung

19 Jul , 2017  

Als Kulisse dieser Überlegungen lodern noch die Barrikaden im Hamburger Schanzenviertel: Duft der Freiheit, rauschhafte Grenzüberschreitung, polizeilicher Kontrollverlust. Augenblicke, im Aufbegehren gegen den G20 Gipfel nicht enden wollende Momente, die eine andere Welt sinnlich spürbar machen. Nicht als Konstruktionsplan – wer in welcher Verkrümmung auch immer die Gleichsetzung von Anarchie ...

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lost+found

Guy Debord – Riots

14 Jul , 2017  

August 13-16 1965, the blacks of Los Angeles revolted. An incident between traffic police and pedestrians developed into two days of spontaneous riots. Despite increasing reinforcements, the forces of order were unable to regain control of the streets. By the third day the blacks had armed themselves by looting accessible ...

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NonPolitics

“Dear Citizens, This Is Your Police” – In Praise of the Police-Free Zone in Hamburg

12 Jul , 2017  

“Dear citizens, this is your police,” proclaimed a loudspeaker from behind a line of armored water cannons on Friday afternoon, July 7. A handful of unarmed young people dressed in bright colors were playing with an inflatable protest prop in the middle of an intersection on Willy-Brandt-Strasse over a kilometer ...

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NonPolitics

Der Riot als Teil der globalen Zirkulationskämpfe (1)

12 Jul , 2017  

„Sich den Gewalttätigen gegenüber der Gewalt zu enthalten heißt sich zu ihrem Komplizen zu machen. Wir haben nicht die Wahl zwischen Unschuld und Gewalt, sondern nur zwischen verschiedenen Formen der Gewalt … Die Gewalt ist die allen Regimen gemeinsame Ausgangssituation. Wenn man jegliche Gewalt verdammt, stellt man sich außerhalb des ...

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NonPolitics

The Police Lost Again Tonight in Hamburg: Why They Couldn’t Keep Control

9 Jul , 2017  

taken from here Tonight, for the second night in a row, approximately 20,000 police armed with the best crowd control technology money can buy utterly lost control of downtown Hamburg. Last night was bad enough, with clashes and decentralized attacks continuing well past sunrise; tonight they were forced to withdraw ...

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NonPolitics

Hamburg – The Night/Die Nacht

8 Jul , 2017  

A statement on the riot-night will follow the next days. Fotos: Robby Basler ...

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NonPolitics

THE BLACK BLOC WHICH WAS NOT/ Comments on the Hamburg G20 – englisch/deutsch

4 Jul , 2017  

Could she be a member of the black bloc? In the 1 July copy of the German newspaper Taz one finds the statements of two leftist organizations – Campact and Interventionistische Linke – each of which expresses their desire to be distanced from anything seen as ‘criminal’, and especially anything ...

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lost+found, NonPolitics

Handbuch des Stadtguerillero

26 Jun , 2017  

Carlos Marighela Handbuch des Stadtguerillero   Es ist nicht möglich, alle Situationen vorauszusehen; trotzdem darf es nicht vorkommen, daß der Stadtguerillero nicht weiß, was zu tun ist, nur weil ihm entsprechende Anweisungen fehlen. Eine “Feuergruppe” (Truppe) darf nie in Erwartung von Befehlen passiv bleiben. Ihre Pflicht ist es, zu handeln. ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

NON: An unsere Genossen. erste Notiz / To our comrades. first draft

25 Jun , 2017  

english translation will follo Zu Marxens Zeiten erwuchs das proletarische Widerstandspotenzial nicht in erster Linie, wie sich das manche Marxisten immer noch gerne wünschen, aus dem Kampf gegen die Warenform, sondern es waren vielmehr die techno-ökonomischen Bedingungen des Übergangs vom Holz zur Kohle als Energiequelle, die für auch für neue ...

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NonPolitics

G20 – Welcome to Hell

23 Jun , 2017  

We are in civil war. we are in a global war. Support the Black Bloc at g20 in Hamburg! „Its not suicide we are dealing with, but the murder of one part of the species by another part of the same species … the contemporary nomos would be something like ...

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NonPolitics

The Recuperation of Authentic Outrage

16 Feb , 2017  

  The victory of the Trump campaign, and the catapultic rise of the alt-right movement from the shadows of the internet into the mainstream political paradigm, has stimulated a mobilization of opposition, and an immediate call to action. However, the specter of performative activism and pseudo-outrage continues to blur the ...

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NonPolitics

Back in Black

10 Feb , 2017  

… Second, there’s the challenge of formalizing the link between the black bloc and other struggles. To be effective, the black bloc requires a certain degree of autonomy, especially given the legal risks of confrontation. On the other hand, if the bloc is to amplify movements, rather than work at ...

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NonPolitics

10 Preliminary Theses On Resistance

31 Jan , 2017  

1. Resistance against Trump will first become manifest in radical acts of negation. Sabotage this. Slow down that. Undermine a process. Raise questions. Draw lines. Flood systems. Destroy records. Overwhelm institutions. Withdraw your consent. Waste their time. Blockade everything. As Trump tears down the world around him in order to ...

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EconoFiction

Finance Depends on Resistance, Finance is Resistance, and Anyway, Resistance is Futile

26 Jun , 2016  

Occupy Wall Street and the dawning of worldwide anti-austerity movements have occasioned a consideration of the economic and political power of financial speculation and raised the question of how it might be resisted. This essay argues hat the ideas of both “finance” and “resistance,” while convenient, demand deeper reflection. Specifically, ...

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