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The Coming crisis, breath & yellow vests: where are we going?

16 Jan , 2019  

Originally published in French on Paris-Luttes.info on Jan. 11th 2019. Translated by our collaborator in French, Otto Mattik and edited by us at Ediciones Inéditos. It is a glimpse at the looming capitalist crisis to come and how the writer in France figures the Yellow Vests movement within it ...

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A yellow costume that creates community

5 Jan , 2019  

The movement of yellow vests seems to confirm a break of the historical thread of class struggles.

If we stubbornly insist on sharing articles on the “gilets jaunes” of france, it is because they embody a number of characteristics that may mark out the future of possible anti-capitalist movements. The ...

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NonPolitics

“Wir sind alle Kinder von Marseille”

25 Dez , 2018  

„Während die Zuschauer vor den Bildschirmen nur Bilder der Zerstörung sehen, wirkt der Aufstand als kollektive Regeneration: Die bisher atomisierte Menge erlebt sich als eine Macht, die nur sich selbst gehört.“

“Mit unserem Hundeleben

Das genug ist, um Geschichten ohne Ende zu schreiben

Im Rücken die Straße, mehr Wahrheit als ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

The Yellow Vest Movement in France

29 Nov , 2018  

The past weeks have seen a massive confrontational movement arise in France opposing President Emmanuel Macron’s “ecological” tax increase on gas. This movement combines many contradictory elements: horizontally organized direct action, a narrative of being “apolitical,” the participation of far-right organizers, and the genuine anger of the exploited. Clearly, neoliberal ...

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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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Armed Joy

27 Aug , 2018  

Let’s be done with waiting, doubts, dreams of social peace, little compromises and naivety. All metaphorical rubbish supplied to us in the shops of capitalism. Let’s put aside the great analyses that explain everything down to the most minute detail. Huge volumes filled with common sense and fear. Let’s put ...

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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

Au Revoir Aux Enfants… de Mai! (Abstract)

5 Jun , 2018  

In the December of 1968, Maurice Blanchot issued a warning that was to be repeated in the years to come: “May, a revolution by idea, desire, and imagination, risks becoming a purely ideal and imaginary event if this revolution does not…yield to new organization and strategies.”[1] And ...

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NonPolitics

Strike Till Retirement (notes on Precarias a la Deriva’s ‘A Very Careful Strike’)

24 Mai , 2018  

[Note on the translators introduction: Crucial for our understanding of the particular fusion of political activity with knowledge production that comes out of Precarias a la Deriva is their novel use of the Situationist derive. As they note in ‘First Stutterings of Precarias a la Deriva,’ “In our particular version,

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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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Groschenroman, NonPolitics

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen (2)

5 Dez , 2017  

Wir hatten keine Möglichkeit uns bei irgendeiner Stelle zu beschweren oder all den Scheiß, der dann zu Leuten führt, die sagen: Wir finden da eine Lösung. Wir wollten keine Lösungen, sondern einfach Schluss machen, aufhören, sofort. Kein Essen mehr ausliefern, nichts mehr. Es war ganz einfach. Früher war man bei ...

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Groschenroman, NonPolitics

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen (1)

4 Dez , 2017  

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen

Die Menge stand, wie immer, wenn er sie sah, wartend auf dem Bahnsteig. Manche rauchten. Morgens trugen viele der Wartenden Zeitungen, Aktentaschen unter dem Arm oder in der Hand; mittags waren mehr Leute in Unterhaltungen begriffen und schon erkennbar anders gekleidet. Abends dann wieder ähnliche Bilder ...

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NonPolitics

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

30 Nov , 2017  

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

 

[Excerpt from a piece on D&G, gender, struggle, and communism as the real movement that abolishes itself and the present state of things]

In the

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Gosse, NonPolitics

A Field Guide to Protests: The Protest Marshal

1 Aug , 2017  

I. The protest marshal wears a neon vest and has a walkie-talkie.
The protest marshal sets themself apart in the protest by wearing a high-visibility vest, making their position look like one of expertise and authority. The intention to be seen is paradoxical: even though they stand out visually, the ...

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Το «Όχι» ως στιγμή ανοικτής ταξικής σύγκρουσης

27 Aug , 2015  

Η πολιτική δεν είναι η τέχνη του εφικτού, είναι η συνεχής αναδιάταξη ενός συσχετισμού δύναμης μεταξύ των δρώντων πολιτικών υποκειμένων (κομμάτων, κρατικών μηχανισμών, κινημάτων κ.λπ.). Πρόκειται για έναν συσχετισμό δύναμης που σε τελευταία ανάλυση αντανακλά τα αντιτιθέμενα ταξικά συμφέροντα που διαπερνούν την (ελληνική) κοινωνία. 
Σπανίως τα ταξικά συμφέροντα (και ιδίως

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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Yet again: No.

8 Jul , 2015  

They lean towards one another, smile, shake hands, empty their satchels, shuffle papers. Its business as usual for these faces fronting the neo-liberal monolith – Schaüble, Shultz, Juncker, Draghi, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande – as sure of themselves as can be;  and why not ? Their power goes largely uncontested by ...

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