Necropolitics

Hong Kong: 11 articles on police abolition

24 Jul , 2020  

1. Say ‘no’ to cops: Is another form of policing possible? Riot police stand behind water-filled barricades during a clash with protestors in Admiralty, 5 August 2019. Photo: Alex Yun for Lausan

The police cannot be politically neutral—because the social order they maintain is not neutral. Examining the history of ...

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Documentation

Solidarity with the People in the Streets of Portland

19 Jul , 2020  

On Thursday, both Donald Trump and his white nationalist and nativist advisor Stephen Miller announced that they will begin deploying armed officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the streets of cities that have seen large-scale protests—specifically, cities governed by Democrats. According to The Daily Mail, Trump stated he ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

#FTP WAVE / For George Floyd and against this anti-black world.

2 Jun , 2020  

On the 28th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots that began on April 29, 1992 we wrote “Looking at the city today, the only thing keeping the fuse off is the threat of COVID-19. The same racist, classist, sexist, anti-black bullshit we had back in 1992 is still here but ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Minneapolis: Now This Fight Has Two Side

28 Mai , 2020  

Minneapolis: Now This Fight Has Two Sides What the Riots Mean for the COVID-19 Era

The demonstrations this week in Minneapolis mark a historic watershed in the COVID-19 era. As we argued in March, there are some things that are worth risking death for. Perpetuating capitalism is not one of ...

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NonPolitics

‘…a model of behavior like a cop or a female saint…’

21 Apr , 2020  

Before the Red Army Faction in Germany (1970-1998), the Red Brigades in Italy (1970-1988), and Action Directe in France (1979-1987), there was Nada. Neither historical actor nor marginal organization of the post-war European ultra-Left, Nada was born out of the French reception of American crime fiction. Remarking upon the ...

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Necropolitics

Dialectic of brutality and of violence

6 Feb , 2019  

Koubilichi (lundi matin 04/02/2019)

Starting from the work of Jean Genet, this article proposes to substitute for the media opposition between violent and non-violent or destroyers/breakers [casseurs]* and pacifists, the distinction, more subtle, between violence and brutality. While violence is natural and creative, indispensable to the development of all life, ...

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Documentation

Griechenland: 10 Jahre nach den tödlichen Schüssen auf Alexis Grigoropoulos – Ein Blick in eine andere Welt

26 Nov , 2018  

Von dem Moment an als der 14-jährige Alexis Grigoropoulos am 6. Dezember 2008 von einem Bullen niedergeschossen wurde, änderte sich die Gestalt, das Wesen, ja die Erscheinungsform der Gesellschaft in der griechischen Hauptstadt und in vielen anderen Städten sowohl auf dem Festland als auch auf vielen Inseln. Die Dynamik der ...

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Documentation

R.I.P. Jacques Mesrine

12 Sep , 2018  

A 2010 essay on the life, death and continuing appeal of the legendary French bank robber, kidnapper and escape artist, known as “Public Enemy No. 1” and “the man of a thousand faces”, Jacques Mesrine, the author of The Death Instinct, assassinated by the French police in 1979, who, despite

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NonPolitics

Resisting the Eviction of the ZAD

15 Apr , 2018  

Since the government’s decision to cancel the construction of an airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL) on January 17, 2018, life on la ZAD—the Zone a Défendre (Zone To Defend) where the airport was to be built—has been a complicated series of conflicts about whether to negotiate with the government for the ...

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NonPolitics

Vorankündigung: Riot: Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion

15 Feb , 2018  

Laika/Non.Derivate 002: erscheint im April.

 

Hrsg: Karl-Heinz Dellwo, Achim Szepanski, J.Paul Weiler

Riot: Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion. Was war da los in Hamburg?

Die vielfältigen Formen von Protest und Widerstand gegen den G20-Gipfel in Hamburg liegen mittlerweile ein dreiviertel Jahr zurück. Sie haben ein sehr unterschiedliches mediales ...

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NonPolitics

The Bad-Enough State

29 Jan , 2018  

 

I was asked to consider the question of ‘the withering away of the state’. Engels first coined the phrase, as you know, in his Anti-Durhing. Engels writes:

The interference of the state power in social relations becomes superfluous in one sphere after another, and then ceases of itself. ...

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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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