‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari

30 Jan , 2019  

(part I of an on going research project on political anthropology, D&G, Clastres, etc.)

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without ...

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Voting for the End of the World

22 Okt , 2018  

Collective nihilism is no better than the lonelier forms of despair.

The revulsion is perhaps a version of the “uncanny valley,” that experience of disturbing familiarity when a simulacrum of a person comes close to impersonating human behavior, so close that its true inhumanity is suddenly illuminated. It’s like that ...

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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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Transcending the nation: a communist strategy in the era of globalization. A reply to Velissariou

18 Jul , 2018  

Neoliberalism and austerity are not ‘false policies’, but strategies of increasing profits by reducing labor and welfare costs. In the process of dismantling labor rights and the welfare state, a part of the population is being marginalized. It becomes ‘superfluous’, and its livingconditions approach those of the inflowing refugee ...

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La ZAD: Another End of the World Is Possible

9 Apr , 2018  

On January 17, 2018, the French government announced on television, via the voice of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, that it had given up on pursuing the highly controversial project of building a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL). This decision capped five decades of political, economic, legal, environmental, and personal struggle. ...

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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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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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Home Too much production: Postone’s new interpretation of Marx’s theory provides a categorical critique with deficits

9 Sep , 2017  

Moishe Postone has produced a weighty work on central, categorical questions of Marx’s critique of economy. It is in no way a merely academic exercise. The vanishing point of even his most abstract considerations is the question of how to analyze contemporary changes in capitalism.

Postone’s critique is directed in ...

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28 Aug , 2017  

“Seit der Wiedervereinigung ist das Land eigentlich ein Kandidat für Prozesse, wie sie sich in Jugoslawien abgespielt haben und in der Tschechoslowakei sich anbahnen, wobei die Trennung der Ostdeutschen von den Westdeutschen sogar leichter durchzuführen wäre als die der Kroaten von den Serben, weil keine strittigen Gebietsansprüche existieren.” Uberlegungen zur ...

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On Direct Democracy

16 Jul , 2017  

Taken from ediciones-ineditos

[Originally published on the blog of Léon de Mattis, April 26th, 2017 in French. What follows is a translation into English by ediciones inéditos which has been reviewed by de Mattis himself. We found it has much that could illuminate the way forward as we have seen ...

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Anleitung zum Bürgerkrieg

8 Mai , 2017  


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Guy Brossollet’s “Non-battle”

3 Jan , 2017  

Counter-insurgency is a urgent issue in American life today–indeed around the world–as state and non-state actors alike perfect the art of subduing popular upheaval. Viewing individuals and populations as liabilities even threats, the army and the police have been forced to adopt a series of new tactics, from urban warfare


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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Reading Deleuze and Guattari as Marxist/Spinozists: On Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s State and Politics

7 Jul , 2016  

Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc’s Politique et État chez Deleuze et Guattari: Essai sur le matérialism historico-machinic has been translated into English as State and Politics: Deleuze and Guattari on Marx. In the past twenty years since I first discovered Deleuze and Guattari I have gone from avidly reading everything that came out ...

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Documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

On The Radical Left and National Liberation

27 Nov , 2015  

The usual accusation made against Israel or Zionism is that this state was founded where other people were already living. But the founding acts of all hitherto existing polities were never acts of justice, but rather always acts of violence. Even the storybook peace of idyllic tribes and peoples cultivating ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics

June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:

10 Nov , 2015  

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no one, a society indifferent to possession of wealth, chiefs ...

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all, Lexicon

Marxsche Theorie und Imperialismus

14 Aug , 2015  

Dieser Beitrag von John Milios und Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos ist von grundlegender Bedeutung für die marxistische Wirtschaftstheorie. Zum einen verweist er auf die strategische Bedeutung des Begriffs des Gesamtkapitals, der gegenüber dem des Einzelkapitals, das nur als ein Fragment des Gesamtkapitals gilt, logischen Vorrang besitzt.  Zum anderen nimmt er Lenins ...

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Gorgopotamos in Alamana: Die ersten Monate der SYRIZA-Regierung

22 Mai , 2015  

1. Weiterführung des Bestehenden?

In den ersten beiden Monaten ihres Handelns scheint die Regierung der Linken und ihrer Verbündeten dazu zu neigen, sich zu einer populistischen Geschäftsführerin des Bestehenden zu wandeln, also der Herrschaft des Kapitals in Gestalt seiner globalen neoliberalen Form. Verlautbarungen staatlicher Akteure ebenso wie Stimmen des Volkes ...

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