The Invisible Committee

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PublisherIll Will Editions2017
“The communist question was badly formulated because, to start with, it was framed as a social question, that is, as a strictly human question. Despite that, it has never ceased to trouble the world. If it continues to haunt it, that’s because it doesn’t stem from an ideological fixation but from a basic, immemorial, lived experience: that of community—which nullifies all the axioms of economy and all the fine constructions of civilization. There is never community as an entity, but always as an experience of continuity between beings and with the world.”
PublisherSemiotext(e)2015
The Coming Insurrection is an extraordinary text written anonymously by An Imaginary Collective. After its publication in December 2008, nine anarchist comrades from Tarnac, France were accused of being the authors of this text and were charged with criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity, which subsequently led to their arrest and imprisonment. (The group is known as the Tarnac 9)
Communism is not a set of measures to be put into practice after the seizure of power […]. All past movements were able to bring society to a standstill and waited for something to come out of this universal stoppage. Communisation, on the contrary, will circulate goods without money […] it will tend to break all separations. – Gilles Dauve and Francois Martin, The Eclipse and Re- Emergence of the Communist Movement. The example of the German, and above all, of the Russian revolutions, shows that the proletariat was fully capable of destroying a social order which presented an obstacle to ...

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