Category: Analysis

Milan council agrees to sell Macao property for €22 million

[From September] The sale can only go through once the building is empty—which it currently isn’t. The City Council Of Milan has agreed to sell the complex of buildings that houses beloved arts and music hub Macao. The deal, reportedly

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Rome: Salvini campaigned for 22nd eviction of Baobab camp

[From Nov14] Baobab is one of many informal settlements in Rome and provided basic shelter to people who were forced out the system. Baobab was setup for the first time in 2015. Most people stayed only for a few days

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MARS Attacks! A Cautionary Tale from the UK on the Relation between Migration and Refugee Studies (MARS) and Migration Control

Abstract This article makes four related arguments regarding the academic field of migration and refugee studies (MARS) in the UK and its relations of knowledge production with UK state agencies. The first, most empirical, argument is that the field’s members

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Against Anarcho-Liberalism and the curse of identity politics

Anarchism in the UK is a joke. Once symbolising hard-fought struggles for freedom, the word has been stripped bare to make way for narrow-minded, separatist and hateful identity politics by middle class activists keen to protect their own privileges. We

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Amsterdam: Attack on the free spaces

Things are going well with Amsterdam. The city is extremely popular. More visitors come every year. While there were still plans to demolish the entire ring of canals in the 1950s, the same canal belt is now Unesco’s cultural heritage.

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‘Commercialism eradicates the soul of the city’

ADM in newspaper Het Parool (Tuesday, september 4th 2018): ‘Commercialism eradicates the soul of the city’ (by Dimitris Dalakoglou, professor social anthropology VU university Amsterdam): “The closure of ADM and the rest of the squats is the death of Amsterdam.

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Anarchism and Peer Review

The role of intellectuals and academic workers within the anarchist movement is, as Nathan Jun notes, ‘famously ambiguous’. Historically, anarchists have been skeptical of universities, ‘which they tended to regard, rightly, as ancillaries of the existing social, political and economic

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Occupy ICE Portland: Another Perspective

A nebulous line exists between reality and dreams. This line, like any other border, is itself unreal. We know that our dreams can and do become reality. Thoughts become deeds. Lies, told often enough, are considered true. Those in power

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ZAD: The revenge against the commons

The Revenge against the Commons of the zad or Why France’s biggest police operation since May 68 is prepared to kill for Macron’s Neoliberal Nightmare. This is a long read by one of the inhabitants of the Zad, about the

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The art of the barricade

There’s an amazing post on fr.squat.net of photos of barricades from the ZAD Tweet

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