The worst thing Putin has done in Ukraine is to reconcile the authorities with the people. The president has turned from an object of universal criticism into the Ukrainian Charles de Gaulle.1 The general of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry offers to deliver himself to the Russian army in...
The theory of the state is the reef on which the revolutions of our century have been shipwrecked.1 During the revolutions of the Arab Spring, the people brought about the fall of the regime, but the institutions of the state remained intact. Elsewhere the revolutions were drained in protracted civil wars. Everywhere that the old regime has seemed to be thrown down, it has found new sources of strength and risen again. What would it look like to finally break with this cycle?
In the past, insurrections have managed to defeat the state, rather than just a particular government. Insurrection is something more than a wave of riots, militant protests, blockades, occupations, and so on. It is the opening of a rupture, the search for that point after which no turning back is possible. If the revolutions of our time haven't defeated the state, we argue this is because there haven't been insurrections: there have been nonviolent uprisings, riots, armed struggles, and civil wars, but not yet insurrection.
Video interview with anarchist at gogol.tv: "He goes into the past odious image of gangster-anarchist who created the Soviet literature and cinema. The key idea of anarchism - the denial of institutions for political coercion and the ability of society to organize themselves - now comes to life in a variety of concepts and practices: from hitchhiking and informal communities to motions such as "Antifa".
In October-November 1956 in Hungary there was the most powerful anti-totalitarian speech, one of those that took place in the Eastern bloc until 1989. October 23, 1956 in Budapest, began the demonstration, which was attended by tens of thousands of people. The demonstration turned into a popular uprising. Soon the revolt spread to the entire country. In the uprising attended the broadest segments of the population of Hungary, and above all - the working class.
The results of the first 30 years of “democracy” in Ukraine are, to put it mildly, unconvincing. The economy and the media are in the hands of rival oligarchs, corruption is at staggering levels, economic development lags behind many African countries, and in addition, the country has become the...