France

Anatomy of a scandal – Miguel Amorós

An account of the “Strasbourg Scandal” of 1966—widely recognized as a precursor to the greater scandal of May 1968—its background, its protagonists, the takeover of the local student union and the origins of the pamphlet, “The Poverty of Student Life…”, the role played by the members of the Situationist International in the affair, particularly Debord and Mustapha Khayati, the humiliating exclusion of the “Garnaultins” in January 1967, and the SI’s subsequent descent into an even more rigid and unapproachable sectarian existence until its dissolution in 1972.

Global Deliveroo strikes

Striking Deliveroo workers in Hong Kong.

Over the last couple of weeks, Deliveroo have been hit by a series of strikes and occupations all over the world: from Hong Kong to Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. Meanwhile, in Shanghai, the first union for online food deliverers has been formed.

The state takes advantage of the lack of autonomous workers struggles to revise the terms of capitalist exploitation in France - leaflet by Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

CGT activists protesting

A leaflet about the recent "Executive Orders" signed by French President Emmanuel Macron which aim to "modernise" the labour laws.

Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red

The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light to show how the boundaries between Marxism and anarchism have been more porous and fruitful than is conventionally recognised.

A few reasons not to organise on Facebook.

Facebook activism

Recently we have seen a big increase in activist Facebook pages. Facebook seems to have become an essential propaganda tool. However we should question the use of it as an organising tool, and even as a propaganda tool.

Great Lives - Louise Michel

An audio biography and discussion of the life of Louise Michel.

Sustaining the anarchist movement in a foreign country does not work

We wrote this text as a response to „The Kurdish people should get involved in and support campaigns on Local and National issues“ from Zaher Baher. We hope the experience of the migrants from our movement will prove useful for our comrades from other countries.

The French National Guard - Bruce Vandervort

An article detailing the social make up of the French National Guard and the role it played in the 1848 Revolution.

Nothing is sacred, everything can be spoken - Raoul Vaneigem

Among the most influential members of Situationist International, Vaneigem is inspired by facts and debates on the agenda in order to rip apart the certainties of the right-thinking self-righteous and the claims of those who stand in judgement and censorship. A provocative pamphlet in the wake of the enlightenment and libertarian tradition.

The Situationists and May 1968 – Miguel Amorós

A brief review of the role played by the situationists, the enragés, and the Council for the Maintenance of the Occupations (CMDO—composed of “about forty people”) in the movement of May 1968 in France, which the situationists claimed was an aborted “revolution”, but whose “only major victory”, according to Amorós, was “its survival in memory” for, “contrary to the assertions of the SI, the modernization of capitalism and the general proletarianization of the population … did not produce new, broader, and more intransigent forces of denial”, as the spectacle “subjugated its antagonists by manipulating their desires and satisfying false needs”, and its “mercenary thinkers finished the job”.