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Raw Materials for a Theory of the “YoungGirl.” by Tiqqun

  Raw Materials for a Theory of the “YoungGirl.” by Tiqqun I did love you once.-Hamlet iUnder the hypnotic grimaces of official pacification, a war is being waged.  A war that can no longer be called simply economic, social, or humanitarian, because it is total.  And though each of us senses that our existence has become a battlefield where neuroses, phobias, somatizations, depression, and anguish are but a kind of defeated…

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THE TWILIGHT OF VANGUARDISM by David Graeber

THE TWILIGHT OF VANGUARDISM by David Graeber (from NYC indymedia, www.nyc.indymedia.org) 2003 Revolutionary thinkers have been saying that the age of vanguardism is over for most of a century now. Outside of a handful of tiny sectarian groups, it’s almost impossible to find a radical intellectuals seriously believe that their role should be to determine the correct historical analysis of the world situation, so as to lead the masses along…

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

Up Against the Wall Motherfucker!: A Memoir of Anarchism in the ’60s By Osha Neumann

They called themselves the Motherfuckers; others called them a “street gang with an analysis.” Osha Neumann’s thoughtful, funny, and honest account of his part in ’60s counterculture is also an unflinching look at what all that rebellion of the past means today. The fast moving story follows the establishment of the Motherfuckers, who influenced the Yippies and members of SDS; makes vivid the art, music, and politics of the era;…

Theory

Hipsters: The Dead End of Western Civilization by Douglas Haddow

We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product of all prior countercultures, it’s been stripped of its subversion and originality. (Cover story of Adbusters Issue #79.) Hipsters: The Dead End of Western Civilization by Douglas Haddow I‘m sipping a scummy pint of cloudy beer in the back of a trendy dive bar turned nightclub in…

Theory

“The reproduction of Everyday Life” by Fredy Perlman

These are some fragments from the analysis “The reproduction of Everyday Life” written by Fredy Perlman in 1969. Reprinted in ‘Anything Can Happen’, October 1992, Phoenix Press, PO Box 824 London N1 9DL, which also contains Perlman’s ‘The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism’ Also printed as a book by Black and Red publications http://www.blackandred.org/pages/catalog.html Fredy Perlman was a printer, musician, organizer, scholar, theorist, traveller, publisher, & anti-authoritarian activist. Born August 20,…

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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