Documentation

This Is Not a Program

27 Sep , 2018  

Historical conflict no longer opposes two massive molar heaps, two classes—the exploited and the exploiters, the dominant and dominated, managers and workers— between which, in each individual case, it would be possible to differentiate. The front line no longer cuts through the middle of society; it now runs through each ...

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NonPolitics

He who designates the terrorist, in this world, is sovereign: The “Tarnac affair”

24 Apr , 2018  

Antiterrorism, contrary to what the term would suggest, is not a means to fight against terrorism, it is the method by which the political enemy is positively produced as a terrorist. It is a matter, by a luxury of provocation, infiltration, surveillance, intimidation and propaganda, by a whole science of ...

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NonPolitics

Exodus

27 Mrz , 2018  

In Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam argued that in the wake of so-called new economy’s emergence civic participation and person-to-person interactions had undergone a precipitous decline, contributing to a loss of ‘social capital’ that in turned frayed the fabric of American democracy. This transformation stretched from the heights of political

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NonPolitics

Maske, Feuer, Nebel. Typologie des ‚Schwarzen Blocks‘

20 Mrz , 2018  

Kaum eine von der Polizei vorzeitig beendete Demonstration kommt ohne die üblichen begrifflichen Zerlegungen in ‚friedliche Demonstranten‘ und ‚gewaltbereite Störer/Chaoten/Extremisten/usf.‘ aus. Die polizeiliche Gewalt wird durch das Vorhandensein so identifizierter Personen und das staatliche Gewaltmonopol gerechtfertigt auch dann, wenn die polizeiliche Gewalt diese überhaupt erst hervorbringt. Hier kommt der Polizei ...

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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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NonPolitics

The Real War (La guerre véritable)**

18 Mai , 2017  

What we have undertaken must not be confused with anything else and cannot be limited to the expression of certain ideas or even less to what is rightly considered art. It is necessary to produce and to eat: many things are necessary that are still nothing, and so it is ...

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NonPolitics

Against the State of Emergency

15 Mai , 2017  

This text was translated from the French by Robert Hurley and merits a statement regarding the context from which it emerged. The original article,‘contre létat d’urgence, l’urgence de prendre la rue,’ was written upon request by the French newspaper Le Monde. The newspaper had asked for a commentary from some
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NonPolitics

Anleitung zum Bürgerkrieg

8 Mai , 2017  

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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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NonPolitics

Insurrectionary Foucault: Tiqqun, The Coming Insurrection, and Beyond

28 Mrz , 2016  

Some might want to dismiss The Coming Insurrection as a vulgar or extreme interpretation of Foucault, warped for highly politicized purposes. This paper challenges that position. In particular, through clarifying the theoretical influences of  The Coming Insurrection,
I challenge the current reception of Foucault`s recently published College de France ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

A Short Introduction to the Politics of Cruelty

27 Mrz , 2016  

This is a brief excerpt from the introduction to Hostis Issue 1. A PDF of the full issue can be found here

THE PROBLEM with the social is not that it fails at its intended goals. There is no use in disputing the advances in education, science, or medicine brought

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