NonPolitics

History and the Sphinx: Of Riots and Uprisings

17 Jun , 2018  

Riots are the Sphinx of the left. Every soi disant radical intellectual feels compelled, it seems, to answer the riddle they hear posed by the riots of the present, in Bahrain or Asturias, Chile or Britain: Why now? Why here? Why riot? These answers generally come in a few simple ...

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NonPolitics

May ’68: Beyond the Artificial Commemorations and Remembrances

13 Jun , 2018  

Interview with Kristin Ross by Yavor Tarinski for Babylonia Journal.
You can find the interview in Greek here.

Kristin Ross gave an interview for Babylonia journal, analyzing the meanings and significance of May ’68. She will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s B-Fest (25th-26th-27th of May in ...

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Documentation

May ’68 and its Afterlives

3 Mai , 2018  

During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed—no sector of the ...

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NonPolitics

Fear Eats the Soul: Water Benjamin and Baader Meinhof

1 Mai , 2018  

Neither of the figures in my title – Walter Benjamin and The Baader Meinhof Group – are in any direct way associated with 1968 – indeed each brackets it in time. The one, Benjamin, was long dead by the time of the student and worker revolts, that would undoubtedly have ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Final Remarks ( The Crisis and the Rift: A Symposium on Joshua Clover’s Riot.Strike.Riot)

21 Apr , 2018  

Interlude on the Model

It is here that we might arrive at what I believe to be the most significant generic distinction regarding what kind of book it is. It is a book that makes models. A model always involves radical exclusions, always involves the economist’s most vexing incantation: ceteris

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Documentation

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

17 Apr , 2018  

“The anti-authoritarian revolt was precisely a process of Marxist training, in which we have gradually detached from bourgeois ideologies, in which we have revealed the purely ideological character of its promises of liberation, and definitively understood that the classic forms of liberalism and emancipation, which still drive the liberal capitalism ...

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NonPolitics

An invitation for a beautiful may in paris.

12 Mrz , 2018  

In April remain present, alert, but most of all prepare a truly revolutionary 1st of may in Paris. The two last ones where quite something, in spite of the growing ferocity of the police tactics. Moreover being sure that considering the date there will be a bunch of Italians, Greeks, ...

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NonPolitics

11 Theses on Possible Communism

4 Feb , 2018  

In January 2017, comrades from across the globe gathered in Rome to assess the conditions of contemporary capitalism and to plan communist strategies for our present. Viewpoint, as a co-sponsor of the conference, participated in discussions locally and translated interviews with key participants. Today, one year later, we present our

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Documentation, EconoFiction

On the Character of Marxian Theory, “Ricardian Marxism” and the Role of F. Engels

21 Jan , 2018  

Exposition of the basic points of the Marxist theory of value and its ideological implications, of money (Parts I and II), of social capital and of crises (Parts III and IV) makes it clear that the theoretical analysis (the system of concepts and their logical implications) in question is not ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

FORS and the new Global Wealth Report 2017

16 Nov , 2017  

The new Global Wealth Report 2017 is out. It says there is 280 trillion dollar global wealth and that there will be 341 trillion dollar by 2022.

As always, you have to consider a few things: Some countries are missing in the stats, it’s only the wealth of adults and ...

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Documentation

Class Struggles in the USSR

3 Okt , 2017  

Charles Bettelheim

Class Struggles in the USSR First Period: 1917-1923

© 1976 by Monthly Review Press

Translated by Brian Pearce

Originally published as
Les luttes de classes en URSS
© 1974 by Maspero/Seuil, Paris, France

 

pdf  here ...

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NonPolitics

Taking sides in a strange situation

3 Okt , 2017  

taken from ediciones inéditos Originally published in French by Lundi Matin on Oct. 1st, 2017. Translated from Catalan into French by Alèssi dell’Umbria. Here we present our translation into English. Although we may not agree with a position that advocates for another republic or voting, we share this to deepen ...

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NonPolitics

DON’T TRY TO BREAK US–WE’LL EXPLODE. The 2017 G20 and the Battle of Hamburg: A Full Account and Analysis

9 Aug , 2017  

taken from CrimethInk.

 

The 2017 G20 summit provoked the most intense clashes in Germany yet this century. We were there providing continuous coverage; in the month since, we’ve synthesized the reports from Hamburg to produce a complete chronology and analysis. This is an epic story of state violence and ...

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NonPolitics

Politics is Nothing But the Reign of Feints and Shenanigans

21 Apr , 2017  

An interview with Julien Coupat and Mathieu Burnel

Le Monde | April 20, 2017.  Translated by Ill Will Editions. 

Editor’s note:   The trial of Julien Coupat and Mathieu Burnel, known as the “Tarnac affair”, has dragged-on for over eight years now. On the 10th of January, the Court of Appeals ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

Dead Generations

28 Feb , 2017  

As growth rates dwindle, the country seems nonetheless driven ahead by an undead, mechanical momentum. Workers are laid off with nowhere to return. Ruralites give uptheir land in exchange for a fraction of the condos built on them, soon losing their value to an inflating currency. Entire landscapes are ...

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