TAZ

TAZ/ZAD Notes

  • Posted on: 14 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From zhachev.noblogs.org

Not: creation, defense, occupation, or solution. Not practical alternative to structural constraints. Not conventional reformism, or conventional revolutionizing. Not aesthetic ideal. Not the suspension of critical awareness.

According to Peter Lamborn Wilson (“Hakim Bey”), Temporary Autonomous Zone is not idealized image of real world practice, nor an alternative to structural constraints:

La ZAD: Another End of the World Is Possible

  • Posted on: 10 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Learning from 50 Years of Struggle at Notre-Dame-des-Landes

On January 17, 2018, the French government announced on television, via the voice of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, that it had given up on pursuing the highly controversial project of building a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL). This decision capped five decades of political, economic, legal, environmental, and personal struggle. The airport was to be located approximately 30 kilometers north of the city of Nantes in western France; instead, the site became la ZAD—the Zone a Défendre (Zone To Defend). What began as a small protest camp grew into a world-famous space of autonomous experimentation that lasted almost nine years.

Not here to be loved

  • Posted on: 7 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Insipidities

(brief and unrevised comments on the proposal to create zones of autonomy)

Although proposing the creation of zones for temporary autonomy appears as a practical alternative to the structural constraints bound up within both the politics of conventional reformism and of conventional revolutionising, really it remains only an idealised image of ‘real world practice.’ And if we interject, stating our reservations, right from the beginning, then the object of temporary autonomy suddenly resolves more clearly, and thus problematically, into focus.

The New Nihilism

  • Posted on: 19 August 2015
  • By: rocinante

From The Anvil Review by Peter Lamborn Wilson

It feels increasingly difficult to tell the difference between—on one hand—being old, sick, and defeated, and—on the other hand—living in a time-&-place that is itself senile, tired, and defeated. Sometimes I think it’s just me—but then I find that some younger, healthier people seem to be undergoing similar sensations of ennui, despair, and impotent anger. Maybe it’s not just me.