TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL SPANISH PIECE PUBLISHED IN CONTRA LA CONTRA #4 The magic word “security” imposes itself on the criminal as well as on the terrorist and the virus, and the health crisis shows how much the State obtains our submission in the name of health. By Gilles Dauvé In the society of Capital the discourses that are presented to us as “truths” are expressed by different spokespersons of the class in power, from the traditional mass media to the supposed alternative media, along with the countless digital social […]
Posted on March 29, 2021 by winter oak A brief overview (also available as printable pdf) Life has become very strange indeed for billions of people since March 2020. We are no longer allowed to do what we always did, see who we want to see, live freely in the way we fondly imagined we were entitled to do. Everything has changed. Now we have to check the latest restrictions on our movements and activities. We can’t go to concerts, football matches, pubs or cafés. We are told to avoid […]
‘Anarchists’ join the Government in the fight against nature and the stripping of our rights by Marion (anarchist since 1982) I wonder when the left started being in favour of the (police?) state. I wonder when people stopped thinking for themselves and started blindly believing the media. I wonder when people who believed in natural remedies started believing the pharmaceutical giants instead. I’m sure they haven’t always done that. I wonder when anarchism stopped meaning people taking charge of their life and started meaning submitting to whatever the authorities decide […]
Posted on March 27, 2020 by winter oak It is hard to believe what has happened to our “liberal democratic” Western societies over recent days. Even those of us who have long been warning that we were heading into a new 21st century form of high-tech neoliberal fascism have been left gasping at the speed of the Blitzkrieg waged upon us. C.J. Hopkins sums up the situation in a March 27 article on the Off Guardian site. “Police are patrolling the streets of Europe, checking people’s ‘permission-to-go-outside’ papers. “In the […]
It is not a matter of denying the actual existence of a virus going around, but to realize that the knowledge of its characteristics, how it spreads, how it can be tackled, but also the data concerning its impact, is in the hands of scientists around the globe, who often don’t agree even among themselves about how to interpret them or what practical conclusions they would entail.