A Critique of the Concept of Collapse (Grupo Barbaria)

The following is a translation of the transcript from the Grupo Barbaria’s intervention in the debate on the 17th of October, 2019 on capitalist collapse, the environmental catastrophe and the alternatives that the revolutionaries propose. Continue reading →

A Letter From Chile (Raoul Vaneigem)


What’s been happening has been so beautiful. Two weeks of uprising have already gone by which have allowed us to shake off the fear, the indolence and frustration of living under the dictatorship of money and meet as human beings, beyond all the identifications which had kept us separated.

From the beginning, the insurrection and its spontaneous generalization expressed its critique of the capitalist way of life by the deed, expropriating and destroying the symbols of capitalism and the State (supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, police stations, municipal buildings, etc.) There are loads of demands, so many that everybody knows that what’s needed here is a structural change. In the streets is heard “now nothing will ever be the same again”. Everyone’s desire to live has been reborn in the adventure of the anti-system struggle. Continue reading →

The Kosovan Path (Agustín Guillamón)

Here’s a quick translation of some geopolitical analysis by the distinguished historian Augustín Guillamón, which draws from the history of the balkan conflict in order to examine the potential dangers of the so-called catalan independence process. The title is in reference to the assertion of the current president of the catalan generalitat, Quim Torra who notoriously posited towards the end of last year that catalan independence would be achieved through “the slovenian path”, a statement which provoked threats and outrage from politicians and pundits across the political spectrum throughout the spanish region.

Thanks to the comrades from materiales por la emancipación for sending the original article our way!

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Re-editions: “El Feminismo Ilustrado” (es) and “Apocalypse and Survival” (en)

Before closing this year of the common era, I want to share a few .pdf’s made recently for the physical ‘zine distro’ side of the Malcontent project:
A pamphlet version of the spanish translation of Gilles Dauve’s “Feminism Illustrated” (loosely made in the style of the french and english editions from Blast&Meor, + the brief author’s note from the new english edition translated into spanish for this edition)

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and also a pamphlet version of the english translation of Francesco Santini’s “Apocalypse and Survival” (new design and slightly corrected notations)

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Enjoy, and stay tuned – there’s a lot of new content being prepared for 2019!

Contra la Contra #2

Here’s an english edition of the second issue of the bulletin Contra la Contra, a new initiative from comrades in mexico. The original version can be found here: https://materialesxlaemancipacion.espivblogs.net/2018/10/06/publicacion-contra-la-contra-2/

Contra la Contra n2
pdf for screen reading – formatted for printing

The text version follows: Continue reading →

Neither rojigualdas nor esteladas. For class independence against every nation!

Translated from the article by Barbaria:

Ni rojigualdas ni esteladas. ¡Por la independencia de clase contra toda nación!

For explaining the nature of the so-called catalan independentist process there’s no better image than the election of Quim Torra as president of the Generalitat. Self-determination and the freedom to vote has ended up putting an all-out admirer of Miquel Badia, one of the worst torturers and killers of the proletariat in the revolutionary Catalonia of the 30’s, at its helm. (The homage made to the Badia brothers on the part of Junqueras and Torra serves as testimony).

Quim Torra (right), current president of the Catalan Parlament at an act of homage to the proto-fascist Badia brothers

Quim Torra (right), current president of the Catalan Parlament at an act of homage to the proto-fascist Badia brothers

There’s no contradiction in all of this. In the end of the story, the freedom to vote has always meant the freedom to become massacred by our own bourgeoisie. Continue reading →

In Memoriam: Santiago Maldonado (1989-2017)

This 1st of August marks the first anniversary of the murder of Santiago Maldonado (aka ‘Lecho’/’Brujo’), an anarchist comrade from the region of Argentina who was ‘disappeared’ by the repressive forces of the State for acting in solidarity with the Mapuche community in the region of Cushamen.

The following article and extracts from Santiago’s work are translated from the first page of the bulletin “La Oveja Negra” n.56, July 2018, (Rosario, Argentina):

The presence of an absence Continue reading →

Rojava and Capitalism


“Rojava and Capitalism”, as indicated by the subtitle which accompanies the text that we are presenting, is a “report on a reunion organized by internationalist comrades originating from Kurdistan” realized in Paris in May 2016. In this document, at total counter-current to the spectacular advertising bombardment of the “Rojava revolution”, the comrades make a clear denunciation of this “revolution”, clearly identifying it as a counterrevolution.

It has furthermore the interest of synthesizing the different experiences of struggles occasioned in the Kurdish region in the past decades. The document in spanish was not made public until the end of 2016, and in spite of everything we believe that its diffusion has been quite limited, for which we have considered it fundamental to collaborate in the diffusion of such important material. Continue reading →

Notes Against the Dominion of Merchandise

To follow the last post, here is the newly finished english version of a comic/zine (originally done in spanish by the comrades at https://graficasdeagitacion.blogspot.mx) which takes the majority of its source text from “The Dominion of Merchandise”, but adds a good portion of extra content and some great detourned graphics.


– PDF for screen reading

– Print Version

The Dominion of Merchandise

An article from 2013 issued by the now defunct “Grupo Anarco Comunista” of Mexico.

The original text can be found at: http://hommodolars.org/web/spip.php?article4817

Note: To cite the comrades of “Cuadernas de Negacion”, and this is so that the diverse quotations which we cite remain clear… “As in all cases in which we publish citations, texts, pamphlets, or fragments, the said inclusion doesn’t absolutely imply an uncritical acceptance of them, without caring about to whom these words belong to, the militants who wrote them or the organizations of which they formed a part of”. That which interests us is always incorporating the critique inside of the grade of involvement in the class war, relate with others and potentate our class as a negation… and for this reason we hope to provide quotations which clarify that which some call “annoying” and which is nothing more than a moment of the class war, a moment of unitary critique, a moment of class consciousness and with it: subversive praxis. For us, unitary critique/class consciousness is identical to subversive praxis.

The Dominion of Merchandise

The wealth of the societies in which the capitalist mode of production dominates is presented as an ‘enormous accumulation of merchandise’,(…) ”

Karl Marx, Capital.

Merchandise is, par excellence, the unifying element of society under the current capitalist conditions of production. All relation which man carries out with the world are mediated by merchandise, all that which he produces, consumes, desires… takes it’s reason for being as merchandise, the value of it in the world, it’s concrete existence, is given by the simple fact of being what it is: merchandise. Merchandise, or rather, a human product placed into society for its exchange. But, what really is merchandise? Continue reading →