A 2010 essay on the life, death and continuing appeal of the legendary French bank robber, kidnapper and escape artist, known as “Public Enemy No. 1” and “the man of a thousand faces”, Jacques Mesrine, the author of The Death Instinct, assassinated by the French police in 1979, who, despite his notoriety, said, just before he was killed: “some people want to transform me into a hero, but there are no heroes in crime. There are only men who have been marginalized and do not accept the laws because they are made for the rich and the powerful.”
There is no doubt that Jacques Mesrine was gunned down without warning by the French police, or that the order for this summary execution came from the highest levels of the state.
Today Russell Brand has made the news as he openly calls for revolution. Many comrades have been quick to criticise his statements for vagueness, but does it really matter if his statements didn't go far enough?
Russell Brand has long been a somewhat leftist friendly celebrity who is no stranger for causing some mild controversy.
Short account of the only strike in Formula One history, an almost unanimous 24 hour sit in in response to contractual changes.
In January 1982, the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) drew up new superlicense conditions that would tie drivers to 3 year contracts. They also had to sign an agreement not to "harm the moral or material interests or image of International Motorsport or the FIA Formula 1 World Championship".
An article about how Dennis Rodman subverted the respectability and capitalist domestication of professional basketball in the US.
Libcom note: this article was written in 1996. From 1998 to 2008 Rodman faced multiple charges of domestic abuse of which the author of this piece was presumably unaware.
An article by Wu Ming on Cary Grant, masculinity and style as a martial art. Translated by Bianca Colantoni, it first appeared in the Italian daily paper L'Unità on January 18th, 2004.
Today is the centennial of Archibald Alexander Leach's birth, better known as Cary Grant. We'll never know if such an event had long been foretold by the constellations or whether it was anticipated by bizzarre events. Anyway, it was an important event for the following reasons.
My thoughts on Jeremy Clarkson. Contains language that some may find slightly rude.
Jeremy Clarkson is a contemptible cunt. I had come to this conclusion long before his remarks about strikers yesterday, but now I hate him so much I felt physically sick whilst writing this.
Just in case you have not seen the footage, here is what he said when asked about the public sector strikes:
Blog discussing the ethics of Rihanna's looting choices, from a communist perspective.
As mentioned in the new Aufheben, it has been widely discussed in left and anarchist circles about the targeting of small businesses or large chain retailers during the August outbreak of looting.