Giorgio Agamben’s expansions and digressions regarding Debord’s timely Comments.
Writings by the Encyclopedie des Nuisances on nuclear power, industrialism, and green capitalism. Interesting transitional texts from the 1980s as the French post-situationist milieu came to grips with the ecological crisis.
An anonymous open letter signed by 25,000 people, laying out a radical critique of the “democratic transition” in 1970s Spain and setting the terms for a solidarity campaign should the Spanish State refuse to release the autonomous prisoners. The publication of the letter led to the release of dozens of these prisoners.
“On the problem of armed struggle, the reactionary function of the CNT, & possible future developments of the anti- capitalist struggle.”
Interview with the imprisoned members of the autonomous groups active in 1970s Spain, during the revolutionary period of the post-Franco transition. Their original crimes included bank expropriations to financially support fellow workers on wildcat strike.
A loving intellectual biography of Giorgio Cesareano, whose work was vital to the radical current of the Italian autonomous 70s, but who died in 1976, before its explosion. The psychedelic and transgressive communism practiced by him and his comrades is an important key to the genealogy of today’s subversive movements.
Revealing interview with comrades imprisoned in Spain in the late 1970s for expropriations from banks. They were part of the global phenomenon of “diffuse urban guerrilla” – extremists who found themselves outside of the Marxist-Leninist groups (RAF, Red Brigades, etc.) due to their radical critique and refusal of spectacular violence.
See also “To Libertarians.”
A zine edition of Debord’s masterpiece. Not a critique of the media spectacle, per se, but rather the totality of a society frozen by representation, ideology and alienated relations. Includes Debord’s preface to the 4th Italian edition, which features useful reflections and criticisms on 1970s’ autonomia in Italy.