An essay originally appearing in Mute magazine: http://www.metamute.org/en/content/invisible_politics_an_introduction_to...
In the wake of the organised left and the demise of working class self-identity, communisation offers a paradoxical means of superseding capitalism in the here and now whilst abandoning orthodox theories of revolution. John Cunningham reports from the picket line of the ‘human strike' read more »
> a data network for direct action
> a media framework for social war
> the refusal of fixed territory
Here is the electronic version (PDF) of the latest issue of Non Fides, a periodical anarchist journal from Paris, France.
a translation originally appearing on the Tarnac 9 blog, but which has since been removed. this is the imposed pdf intended for printing.
note: this is a draft translation. if you can read French, you should really rely on the original, as, although decent overall, this translation loses some subtleties in the language (e.g. the use of "écart", or the impersonal pronoun "on" which is hard to translate, and so on).
the text addresses issues such as their notion of 'human strike', of 'whatever singularity', of the difference between individuality and the common, and so on.
this is the first issue of ’til it breaks, a denver anarchist periodical.
This text about art and artists comes from Non Fides; N°4, an aperiodic anarchist journal from France. Check it out.
CONSIDERATIONS ON ILLEGALITY
THE DILEMA OF ARMED STRUGGLE
ACCIDENTS ALONG THE WAY
THE WORK OF THE REVOLUTIONARY
Ce texte revient sur deux siècles d’une industrialisation menée à grand train dans le processus d’expansion du capitalisme moderne, de son accompagnement par l’idéologie du progrès et du travail, ses multiples apôtres et relais, notamment parmi les souteneurs auto-proclamés de ceux et celles qui devaient faire les frais de cette domestication, les classes laborieuses. Il nous parle de la perte progressive d’autonomie, des diverses résistances à la construction de la société carcérale dans laquelle nous vivons, et contre laquelle d’autres se sont battus avant nous. read more »
"The social war is ongoing—and we desire to constitute ourselves as a developed force within it. Our enemies, on the other hand, are already organized, and they frequently recognize themselves as standing openly on the terrain of social struggle. They understand the social divide and police us accordingly. As insurrectionists, it is up to us (but not us alone) to expose these social and class rifts, and to nurture the flame that rises out of the widening chasm."
The events at Nanterre University during the general strike of May 68' in Paris is somewhat well documented. The continuation of the struggle in and around this specific university for a few years following May, is less remembered, if at all. read more »
Andrea (N’Drea) was involved with Os Cangaceiros, a group of social rebels who refused the slavery of work and mercilessly attacked the prison system of France in the 1980’s and 90’s. In 1985, she learned that she had cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Then in 1990, she walked out of the medical world for good to grasp her life and her death as her own. read more »
From the Text: read more »
An in-depth look at the worker-student action committees of France May '68
Taken from the excellent John Gray site - http://www.geocities.com/~johngray/
This text was produced and distributed as people began to leave Athens to celebrate Christmas in their home villages. It turned out to be one of the most popular texts written during the insurrection. When I say "popular," I don't mean "popular with radicals," but it was a common occurrence to see little old ladies, with their heads wrapped in dark scarves, lining up in front of an occupied university to get their copy of an unapologetically radical article or magazine. read more »