The Coming Insurrection Book Launch - And Ongoing G20 Solidarity Network Fundraiser

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With Sober Senses
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Dec 3 2009 00:05
The Coming Insurrection Book Launch - And Ongoing G20 Solidarity Network Fundraiser

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The Coming Insurrection Book Launch - And Ongoing G20 Solidarity Network Fundraiser

Launching one of the most important anti-capitalist texts of our time:

‘The Coming Insurrection’ by The Invisible Committee

All funds go to the Ongoing G20 Solidarity Network

Sunday 6th December 6pm till 9pm
Turnstyle Social Centre 10-12 Laura St Highgate Hill

Food, Film, Discussion , Performance and (anti)Politics

Thirty years of "crisis," mass unemployment, and flagging growth, and they still want us to believe in the economy. . . . We have to see that the economy is itself the crisis. It's not that there's not enough work, it's that there is too much of it.
— from The Coming Insurrection
The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord—and with comparable elegance—it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors). One of its members more adequately described the group as "the name given to a collective voice bent on denouncing contemporary cynicism and reality." The Coming Insurrection is a strategic prescription for an emergent war-machine to "spread anarchy and live communism."
Written in the wake of the riots that erupted throughout the Paris suburbs in the fall of 2005 and presaging more recent riots and general strikes in France and Greece, The Coming Insurrection articulates a rejection of the official Left and its reformist agenda, aligning itself instead with the younger, wilder forms of resistance that have emerged in Europe around recent struggles against immigration control and the "war on terror."
Hot-wired to the movement of '77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life. It is a philosophical statement that addresses the growing number of those—in France, in the United States, and elsewhere—who refuse the idea that theory, politics, and life are separate realms

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Joined: 9-05-08
Dec 4 2009 16:57

It's alright... most important anti-capitalist text of our time is going a bit far.
It's really a fairly average read, and some of it doesn't really make any sense at all. Such as the section on "forming communes", it states some loose abstract idea of a 'commune' but what it states isn't really what a commune is. Forming them apparently means joining a street gang or something. This is after being told to stay away from 'mileaus' which i guess street gangs are a part of?

I dunno. It's ok, for the most part. 7/10