Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem: Paths to a human future

  • Posted on: 11 February 2020
  • By: thecollective

From notbored.com via Autonomies

Until now, capitalism has only tottered due to the crises of its internal development, its fluxes of growth and decline. It has progressed from one bankruptcy to another. We have never succeeded at bringing it down, except on those very brief occasions when people have taken their destinies into their own hands.

Insurrection as a politics of life

  • Posted on: 24 December 2019
  • By: thecollective
Insurrection as a politics of life

From Autonomies by Raoul Vaneigem

The sudden attacks of freedom on the suffocating capitalist hydra, constantly make the epicenter of the seismic disturbances fluctuate. The territories of the whole world affected by the system of private benefits are exposed to the outburst of insurrectional movements. Consciousness is forced to run after successive waves of events, reacting to constant, paradoxically predictable and unexpected shocks.