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Saul Newman – From Bakunin to Lacan

Newman coined the term “post-anarchism” as a general term for political philosophies filtering 19th century anarchism through a post-structuralist lens, and later popularized it through his 2001 book From Bakunin to Lacan. Thus he rejects a number of concepts traditionally associated with anarchism, including essentialism, a “positive” human nature, and the concept of revolution. The links between poststructuralism and anarchism have also been developed by thinkers like Todd May and Lewis Call.

Welcome to the (killing) Machine, my dear

“Let penalties be regulated and proportional to the offences, let the death sentence be passed only on those convicted of murder, and let tortures that revolt humanity be abolished [1]” Protests  against the public executions proliferated in the second half of the  eighteenth century: among the philosophers and theoreticians of the law;  among lawyers and parlementaires; in popular petitions and among the  legislators of the assemblies. Another form of punishment

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Albert Camus: Neither Victims Nor Executioners

Yes, we must raise our voices. Up to this point, I have refrained from appealing to emotion. We are being torn apart by a logic of history which we have elaborated in every detail — a net which threatens to strangle us. It is not emotion which can cut through the web of a logic which has gone to irrational lengths, but only reason which can meet logic on its

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Michael Bakunin: Power Corrupts The Best (1867)

The State is nothing else but this domination and exploitation regularised and systemised. We shall attempt to demonstrate it by examining the consequence of the government of the masses of the people by a minority, at first as intelligent and as devoted as you like, in an ideal State, founded on a free contract.

London Message to Syntagma

In this time of great confusion, political apathy and misinformation we are compelled to respond dynamically to issues that affect us all as citizens of the world, as human beings. We EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY to Syntagma Square and, together, we call for the RE-ENFORCEMENT of the network of the Real Democracy Now groups across Europe. 1) We CONDEMN the propaganda of the major mainstream media who do not tell the

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Minutes: Trafalgar Square Assembly –17th of July 2011

An assembly of 40-50 people took place yesterday, the 17th of July, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in Trafalgar square (central London) consisting of the Spanish and Greek Real Democracy Now teams,  and individuals from France, Chile, and Iran. British activists were also present. Below are the minutes The proposals: 1) It was agreed to prepare a banner. 2) It was proposed to start communication with members from different parts of

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Iceland Solidarity to the people of Greece / Ισλανδία: Αλληλεγγύη στον Ελληνικό λαό

Note: Greek text follows after the English EN: Real Democracy NOW! Greece: Declaration of Support from ICELAND. The Civic Movement Iceland expresses a deep concern about the way European political leaders manipulate the state of Greek economy and the reason for its collapse. It is our firm belief that the Greek public is not to blame for the economic meltdown in the world, and even though, Greek banks are now

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Greece: The popular assembly of Syntagma calls for the blockade of Parliament

Last night (June 11th) the popular assembly of Syntagma square announced a call to blockade the Greek parliament ahead of the voting of the so-called Mid-term agreement between the Greek government and the troika (IMF/ECB/EU).

Fukushima… the war is lost..

(Greek translation follows after the English text). The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power said the reactors would be scrapped, and warned that the operation to contain the nuclear crisis could last months

The struggle continues…

1) Demonstrations Erupt Against U.S. and French Supported Regime in Djibouti. 2) Despite threats from Egypt’s new military government that the wave of strikes which has swept the country will no longer be tolerated, 15,000 workers at Misr Spinning and Weaving in Al-Mahalla al-Kubra are continuing a strike and sit in.

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