Category E-library (English)

Interview with Cornelius Castoriadis by Chris Marker (English Subtitles)

This interview with Castoriadis was conducted in 1989 by famed filmmaker Chris Marker for Marker’s own television series L’héritage de la chouette (“The Owl’s Legacy”). Eighty-one minutes long, the raw footage originally recorded in French has been translated into English (via easy-to-read subtitles) and edited anonymously as a public service. Here, Castoriadis lays out and examines the contributions of ancient Greece to questions of contemporary relevance relating to democracy, politics, philosophy, art, poetry, economic and social reorganization, and the creative chaos that underlies all existence.

Cornelius Castoriadis – Workers Councils and the Economics of Self Managed Society

This book was first published by Paul Cardan (English pseudonym of Cornelius Castoriadis) in 1957. After that is was re-published, with a newPreface, the graphics and annotations (included in this edition), by Solidarity in March 1972. This Zabalaza Books edition is based on theHTML version released on the web by Lust for Life in November 2006 and includes the post-notations by Lust for Life.

Metronome – a research strand of the project The City at a Time of Crisis

EN: Mass Transient is an ethnographic study of spaces of mass transit in Athens — and beyond: it is a study that seeks to reveal the ever-growing antagonisms and tensions in these quintessential spaces of the everyday, as the crisis deepens. At this historical conjuncture, buses, trolleys and metro carriages become the primary public spaces: on the one hand moving around are the ‘fallen angels’ of the bourgeois dream, and

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ReelNews presents – Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

Jacques Ellul – The Betrayal by Technology

Jacques Ellul was a French theologian/sociologist and anarchist. He first became well-known to American readers when his book The Technological Society was published in English in 1964. This book leveled a broad critique of technique, a term that means more than gadgets and machines – as the English word technology means.

Cornelius Castoriadis – on the content of socialism (part 2)

Cornelius Castoriadis, aka Paul Cardan, was the most prominent member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group in France in the late 1940s-1960s, which advocated workers’ self-management in workplaces and society as opposed to capitalism in its private and state-run forms. Here we present Maurice Brinton’s translation of Castoriadis’ classic On the content of socialism. The work is subtitled ‘From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat’s Autonomy’ Click

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Anarchist East London Walk

A tour of East London’s Anarchist and working class historical places, round and about Whitechapel and Spitalfields. From the old Huguenot quarters, to the first Socialist club in Gun Str, the last remaining Jewish soup kitchen, buildings visited by Kropotkin, Lenin, and Stalin, the Anarchist bookshop Freedom founded by Kropotkin, and the International Workers’ Educational Club founded by anarchist Rudolf Rocker where Jack the Ripper murdered Elizabeth Stride in 1888.

Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger

Chapter 1 It was in 1590—winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep; it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said that by the mental and spiritual clock it was still the Age of Belief in Austria. But they meant it as a compliment, not a slur, and it was so

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Peter Gelderloos: Anarchy Works

No more talk about the old days, it’s time for something great. I want you to get out and make it work… Thom Yorke Dedicated to the wonderful people of RuinAmalia, La Revoltosa, and the Kyiv infoshop, for making anarchy work. Although this book started out as an individual project, in the end a great many people, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous, helped make it possible through proofreading,

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Cornelius Castoriadis – on the content of socialism (part 1)

Cornelius Castoriadis, aka Paul Cardan, was the most prominent member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group in France in the late 1940s-1960s, which advocated workers’ self-management in workplaces and society as opposed to capitalism in its private and state-run forms. Here we present Maurice Brinton’s translation of Castoriadis’ classic On the content of socialism. The work is subtitled ‘From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat’s Autonomy’