Anselm Jappe, value form critic and biographer of Guy Debord, looks at the issue of violence in contemporary Europe.
What is the visible face of violence in France? For someone who regularly travels all over Europe the first image of violence one sees on arriving at a station or an airport is the police. I have never seen so many police in France as there are presently, especially in Paris; even in Turkey during the military dictatorship.
Translation of article that appeared 18 December 2009 in the French press.
Judicial supervision of Julien Coupat lightened
On Friday, the court annulled the majority of the obligations that the ten people in the so-called "Tarnac" group must respect.
Statement from the "Tarnac Ten": Why we will no longer respect the judicial restraints placed upon us
Translation of statement that appeared in "Le Monde," 4 December 2009.
Why we will no longer respect the judicial restraints placed upon us
Translation of statement of the French Committee, Support for those indicted on 11 November.
Unauthorized visit to the SDAT
Article from Liberation, published 25 November 2009. Translated from the French by NOT BORED!
Tarnac: Witness X and his rigged testimony
The police put pressure on Jean-Hugues Bourgeois and backdated the surveillance report of his interview so as to condemn Julien Coupat's group.
Press conference held 25 November 2009. Translation of news account.
Tarnac: politicians and lawyers denounce "a criminal procedure under the cover of [fighting] terrorism"
At a press conference on Wednesday at the National Assembly, several deputies and three lawyers for the nine people indicted in the Tarnac Affair denounced "an affair of State, "a criminal procedure under the cover of [fighting] terrorism" and a State that is "more and more opaque."
Translation of introduction by Claude Guillon to his 2009 book, "Democratic Terrorization, on antiterrorism laws in France.
Introduction by Claude Guillon