Epidemics and Revolution (pt. I): The Cholera Riots, 1830-1831

20 Mrz , 2020  

The progress of the disease across Europe in the early 1830s was marked by a string of riots and disturbances in almost every country it affected. Popular opinion did not accept that cholera was a hitherto unknown disease, but considered instead that an attempt was being made to reduce the ...

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Über Entfremdung, die Situationisten und die alltägliche Revolution

19 Sep , 2019  

In diesem seltenen Interview äußert sich der ehemalige Situationist Raoul Vaneigem über die Revolte der Gilets Jaunes, den technischen Fortschritt und das Versagen des Intellektualismus. Es ist zuerst im englischen im ROAR Magazine erschienen.

Der in Belgien geborene Schriftsteller, Gelehrte und Theoretiker Raoul Vaneigem (*1934) ist am bekanntesten als Autor ...

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Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain

25 Jul , 2019  

…measured against the conditions of the present, communism itself embodies the most alien of all possible futures.

—Edmund Berger

Edmund Berger author of Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (see my review) has for years done his homework in uncovering the historical traces of the Marxist ...

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Documentation, PhiloFiction

The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution

2 Mrz , 2019  

Our world is awash with disaster. The cheapest explanation would be to dismiss it all as wish fulfillment. That account takes the apocalypse to be the
playing out of impossible fantasies. On the one hand, it delivers the satisfaction of revenge, entitlement, or wickedness without forcing one to face the ...



The Reality Of Destitution is the Destitution of Reality: Notes for a Genealogy of Destituent Power

22 Dez , 2018  

[ What follows is a draft of a longer essay yet to be written on the genealogy of destituent power covering Bataille, Blanchot, and Tronti, as well as Agamben and the Invisible Committee ]]

During the 1970s, in Europe, a disenchanted but not hopeless generation came to the fore to ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

How Many Breakdowns For Every Breakthrough?

16 Dez , 2018  

Ultimately, one escapes from the structuralist impasse by recognizing that an effect of meaning only has repercussions at the level of the signified in so far as potentialities of subjective action are liberated, once there is a breach in the signifier…The machinic breakthrough, waiting, masked by the structure, is the ...

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Ordnung herrscht in Berlin? – Rosa Luxemburg heute

13 Dez , 2018  

Der bewaffnete Aufstand, schrieb Lenin, sei eine Kunst. Sie besteht
darin, dem, was sich sponte, von selbst ereignet, in jenem Augenblick eine
Wendung, eine Richtung zu geben, in dem das Kontinuum reißt. Diese Kunst  besteht darin, der Virtualität des Ereignisses Aktualität zu verleihen, indem sie den Sprung der Frühe riskiert… ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics


25 Mai , 2018  

This essay is a meditation of the problems of passing on the memory of radical events to forthcoming generations and the problem of making memory common. As the first generation of the twenty-first century comes of age amid multiple overlapping systemic

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Notes on Christian Jambet & the Question of the One

17 Mai , 2018  

If there is one conviction shared by the majority of contemporary philosophers, this is it: the one is not [l’un n’est pas]. . .Once affirmed, this conviction converts smoothly into various systems of thought, until either every attestation of the real is renounced, or at least until the real is ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

[1968 – 2018] Von einem wilden Mai zum anderen… – Treffen wir uns am 1. Mai in Paris!

2 Apr , 2018  

taken from here Revolutionäres Sprudeln

Heute möchten bestimmte Journalisten, Intellektuelle, Künstler und Politikerinnen dem Jahr 68 und seiner Revolten gedenken, die sie als einzig und allein von der Sehnsucht nach kapitalistischer Demokratie, nach individualistischen und liberalen Vergnügungen darstellen. Wieder mal geht es ums Verkaufen, um Einschaltquoten, um Literatur zum Arschabwischen ...

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Riot: Was war da los in Hamburg -Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion (Leseprobe)

31 Mrz , 2018  




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 und politisches Echo ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Deleuze, Guattari and May ’68

12 Mrz , 2018  

Paper at the Deleuze Studies conference in Copenhagen.  It is basically a commentary on Deleuze and Guattari’s short paper entitled “May ’68 Did Not Take Place”.  I’ve used the translation of this text found in Two Regimes of Madness, ed. David Lapoujade, trans. Ames Hodges and Mike Taormina (Semiotext(e), ...

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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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Documentation, NonPolitics

Die Frage der Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung

8 Jan , 2018  

Aber vielleicht erscheint uns die Situation auch nur paradox. Einen Akteur suchen, der diesen Entwurf verkörpern könnte – einen Menschen, eine Partei, eine Theorie oder auch eine „Klasse“ -, hieße erneut, die von der gesellschaftlich-geschichtlichen Enwicklung geschöpften Forderungen, die Erweiterung und Vertiefung, die von nun an jede revolutionäre Tätigkeit erheischt, ...

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Biopolitics, Documentation, NonPolitics

Against Domestication

31 Dez , 2017  

The time we are now living through is without doubt the most critical period capitalist society has ever known. All the features which we associate with the classic crisis now exist as a permanent state of affairs, though production itself has not been affected, except to a limited extent in ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

What are we to do?

20 Sep , 2017  

The term ‘communization’ has recently become something of a buzzword. A number of factors have contributed to this, the most prominent being the coming into fashion of various texts. Of these, The Coming Insurrection – associated with the French journal Tiqqun, and the ‘Tarnac 9’ who gained the doubtful prestige ...

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Are we all Corbynistas now?

21 Jun , 2017  

this article is taken from:

The Word From Struggle Street

Words Are Wind


And elections remain, as they did in Mai 68, ‘a trap for fools’ – that is when we are actually out on the streets in great numbers, when things are actually kicking off, one way the ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo

19 Mai , 2017  

We are witnessing today the return of a new theory and practice of revolution. This return, however, takes none of the traditional forms:the capture of the state, the political representation of the party, the centrality of the proletariat, or the leadership of the vanguard. Rather, given the failure of such ...

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A Conspiracy Against the World: Comments on Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze”

6 Dez , 2016  

“We do not lack communication,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari wrote in What Is Philosophy?, their final joint text. “On the contrary, we have too much of it. We lack creation. We lack resistance to the present.”[1] During the course of an interview with Antonio Negri, Deleuze raised a ...

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