From Chino, to Paris, Australia to Athens, New York to San Francisco. Johan Kaspar explains why revolts worldwide have increasingly given up on the desire to "demand something."
"Let’s hurry and invent our own phrases. So that everywhere and always we can continue to embrace. We are so subtle that nothing can stand in our way, nothing can stop us from reaching each other, even fleetingly, if we can find means of communication that have our density. We shall pass imperceptibly through every barrier, unharmed, to find each other. No one will see a thing."
After a few dozen email conversations, grammatical and content edits by our beloved friends, and the addition of critical annotations, the Institute for Experimental Freedom is proud to announce the release of The Dictatorship of Postfeminist Imagination.
from the preface: read more »
1. Comments on the Society of the Spectacle - Guy Debord
2. Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle - Giorgio Agamben
+ Debord's letters to Agamben, 1989-1990
3. The Coming Community - Giorgio Agamben
+ The postface to the Italian Edition, 2001
by Guy Debord.
Sorry for the delay, here's part two.
from Means Without End: Notes on Politics by Giorgio Agamben
"We must discover forms of struggle which immediately break the whole structure of domestic work, rejecting it absolutely, rejecting our role as housewives and the home as the ghetto of our existence, since the problem is not only to stop doing this work, but to smash the entire role of housewife."
- Mariarosa Dalla Costa & Selma James, Italy, 1971
Found at http://fantinreadinggroup.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/black-flame/ (Check the feed for download link) read more »
The pretty version.
“When the “repressed” of their culture and their society returns, it’s an explosive, utterly destructive, staggering return, with a force never yet unleashed and equal to the most forbidding of suppressions. For when the Phallic period comes to an end, women will have been either annihilated or borne up to the highest and most violent incandescence. Muffled throughout their history, they have lived in dreams, in bodies (though muted), in silences, in aphonic revolts.”
“The law on the hijab is a pure capitalist law. It orders femininity to be exposed. In other words, having the female body circulate according to the market paradigm is obligatory. For teenagers, i.e. the teeming center of the entire subjective universe, the law bans any holding back.”
“Nothing unified & revolutionary will be formed until each section of the exploited will have made its own autonomous power felt.”
"underneath all reason lies delirium, drift…"
an interview with Deleuze and Guattari
from deleuze and guattari's a thousand plateaus: read more »
Here I've compiled some accounts of the paranormal that may interest anarchists, especially those interested in the power of the mind and the nature of the spirit. I've prefaced them with a short rail against the scientific paradigm inspired and accompanied by Charles Fort, English poet and "the man who invented the supernatural." (Although, of course, the supernatural is simply the natural which is rejected by science!) read more »