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«Mήπως είσαι αναρχικός;» Η απάντηση μπορεί να σε εκπλήξει- David Graeber

Πιθανώς να έχεις ήδη ακούσει ένα-δυο πράγματα για τους αναρχικούς και τι υποτίθεται ότι πιστεύουν. Το πιθανότερο είναι πως ότι έχεις ακούσει είναι ανοησίες. Πολλοί άνθρωποι πιστεύουν ότι οι αναρχικοί είναι υποστηρικτές της βίας, του χάους και της καταστροφής ή πως είναι τρελαμένοι μηδενιστές που απλά θέλουν να τινάξουν τα πάντα στον αέρα. Στη πραγματικότητα τίποτα δεν απέχει περισσότερο από την αλήθεια. Οι αναρχικοί είναι απλά άνθρωποι που πιστεύουν ότι…

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8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it. A 2010 Gallup poll asked…

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“Rape Happens”: The ‘normalcy’ of violence—sexual violence being the most perverted—is India’s lot. One girl’s nightmare focuses the light.

“Didi has always made us proud. Aisa kabhi nahin hua ki hamein unki wajah se kuchh sunna pada. Woh hamare parivar ka garv hai (We never had to hear anything on account of her. She is our family’s pride),” say the two brothers (18 and 20 years old respectively) of the girl whose rape and brutalisation a fortnight ago has stirred the whole nation. They were seated outside her ICU…

Events/Theory/Void Network News

“Koυλτούρα / Αντικουλτούρα / Υποκουλτούρα” (προδημοσίευση από την μπροσούρα: Aντίσταση! Στρατηγική της Σύγχρονης Αντικαθεστωτικής Κουλτούρας)” // Resistance! Strategy of ContemporaryCounter-Culture / a Greek translation on a Crimethinc text by Void Network

Κουλτούρες σε Αντίσταση Υποκουλτούρες Αντίστασης This text is a Greek translation of the chapter “Culture and Subculture” from the last part of the Crimethinc Ex.Workers collective book WORK  (Capitalism.Economics.Resistance)  The complete translation of all the last chapter of the book will be published in April 2013 in Athens by Void Network and Voidness publications titled “Resistance / Strategies of Contemporary Counter Culture) and will be distributed as a free pamphlet…

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“Wrong to work! Two perspectives on the abolition of work” by Joseph Kay

ALL MUST WORK! declares the cabinet of millionaires. ‘Workers not shirkers!’, they implore. ‘Strivers not skivers!’ The divide-and-rule rhetoric trying to pit those in work against those without is as relentless as it is transparent. But what’s so good about work anyway? Junge Linke’s short piece nicely skewers how attempts to mobilise resentment of claimants and the unemployed undermine even those in work who aren’t claiming benefits. What I’d like to focus…

Theory/Void Network News

Void Network presents “THE CONDITION OF CRISIS AND THE SYMPTOMS OF SOCIAL CHANGE: FIVE FLIGHTS OF THOUGHT ON THE POST OF THE GREEK POST-POLITY ERA by Leandros Kyriakopoulos

                  Abstract: It is widely known that Greece faces one of the most precarious and transformative periods of its modern history. Greek society has come to learn, in a baleful manner, that crisis is the sequence of its former political inefficiencies and a slump that must be overcome. The pressure of this awareness leads people to deface previously established social convictions about…

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“Anarchism” from Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, by John Clark

        The anarchist tradition has been sharply divided in its relationship to religion, spirituality and nature. On the one hand, the mainstream of Western anarchism has in general been atheist, anti-religious and anti-clerical, and has looked upon religion as a supernaturalist negation of the natural world. On the other hand, there is a long history of anarchistic thought and practice having strong spiritual or religious dimensions, and…

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“Modernity and Biospheric Meltdown: Rethinking Exits, Austerities and Biopolitics by Gene Ray

  In setting out the agenda for this conference, Yannis Stavrakakis calls for a critical and postcolonial reflection on the Greek crisis. He asks us to think about the current politics of debt and austerity within the historical force-fields of “Heterodox Modernity”: “A global crisis provides the opportunity for the enforcement of one more project of ‘modernizing’ Greek culture under circumstances of a quasi-state of emergency.” The terms constellated in…

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“The Privatisation of Stress”, by Mark Fisher from Soundings magazine

                      Ivor Southwood tells the story of how, at a time when he was living in a condition of underemployment – relying on short-term contracts given to him at the last minute by employment agencies – he one morning made the mistake of going to the supermarket.1 When he returned home he found that an agency had left him a…

Events/Theory/Void Network News

THE SOCIAL HORIZON OF POST-ANARCHISM a conversation of Saul Newman with Tasos Sagris-Void Network // Ο ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟΣ ΟΡΙΖΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΤΑ-ΑΝΑΡΧΙΣΜΟΥ- μια συνομιλία του Saul Newman με τον Τάσο Σαγρή /Κενό Δίκτυο

               Some days after the international conference “Post- Anarchism and the Insurrections” organized by antiauthoritarian magazine Babylonia and the theoretical platform Post Anarchist Forum in Nosotros Free Social Space (Exarchia, Athens Greece) the writer Tasos Sagris meets Saul Newman, one of the most influential writers and academics from the Post Anarchist theoretical current   THE SOCIAL HORIZON OF POST ANARCHISM ( a conversation of  Tasos…

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The Minimum Definition of Intelligence (Theses on the Construction of One’s Own Self-theory) by For Ourselves

      This booklet is for people who are dissatisfied with their lives. If you are happy with your present existence, we have no argument with you. However, if you are tired of waiting for your life to change… Tired of waiting for authentic community, love and adventure… Tired of waiting for the end of money and forced work… Tired of looking for new pastimes to pass the time……

Theory/Void Network News

ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ ΕΠ’ΑΟΡΙΣΤΟΝ / “Ιnfinite Strike” Greek translation

Το Κενό Δίκτυο [ http://voidnetwork.blogspot.com ] , σε συνεργασία με την κολεκτίβα “The Institute for Experimental Freedom” από τις Η.Π.Α. και τους Γάλλους συγγραφείς αυτής της μπροσούρας παρουσιάζουν την μετάφραση και την έκδοση στα Ελληνικά του κειμένου: “La Grève Infinie” (“Απεργία Επ’Αόριστον”).                                            Το κείμενο αυτό γράφτηκε στις 27 Οκτωβρίου 2010 εν μέσω γεγονότων απεργιών και αποκλεισμών στην Γαλλία. Μοιράστηκε σε όλη την Γαλλία και είναι διαθέσιμο στα Γαλλικά :…

Global movement/Theory

Eros Effect: People Power and The People’s Uprisisngs / an introductive video and an essay by George Katsiaficas

Eros Effect: People Power and People’s Uprisings an introductive video by George Katsiaficas* From 1968 to the East Asian Uprisings of the 1980s and 1990s (Gwangju, South Korea in particular) a new type of popular uprising has appeared. Often dubbed “people power” these protests reveal how thousands of ordinary people, acting together in the streets, exhibit an intelligence far greater than elites which today rule over nation-states and international economic…

Theory/Void Network News

VOID THEORY>> Notes about Corpses by Tasos Sagris (a dialogue with Vinqo Denken)

vinqo denken from http://destroyathens.blogspot.com/ wrote: To be done with the judgement of DOG Part one SCRATCH N SNIFF The history of performance/performance art and all other possible mutations of this word (structure) are actually non-existent as far as the reality/history of our own KULTUR is concerned. And this is because there is no history that has had it’s own autonomous development. There have been no diversions. There have been no…

Theory/Void Network News

Void Network- An interview with anarchist writer Peter Geldeloos from U.S.A

Peter Gelderloos is at the right side and left is the Void Network translator during the event “Anarchy in the USA”- March 2007 Peter Gelderloos is an influential young American anarchist writer. He traveled during 2007 for six months in all Europe and he made many efforts (through publications of pamphlets, lectures and organizing) to help the antifascist and anti-homophobic movement in Eastern Europe and Balkans. His ability to build…

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