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Confessions of a Mild-Mannered Enemy of the State — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. The Joy of Revolution — Ken Knabb Sep 18, pp. Public Secrets has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Dave said: The Author, Ken, donated a number of his books to an anarchist bookstore in the bay area. From th . 4 quotes from Ken Knabb: ‘When the machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin wondering about their function.’, ‘Beauty, when it is not a promise of.

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The second half of the book contains virtually all of Knabb’s previous publications. I agree that our theories must address these kinds of crises. Next Story Next post: One of the May graffiti was: Such notions tend to make people panic and thus ignore other equally important factors. Personally, I might consider suicide if I was faced with torture or life imprisonment or a painful terminal illness. Anyone is free to reprint, adapt or comment on the SI Anthology or any of my other publications.

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Here and there knabn are other similar statements to the effect that there are still contradictions of various sorts not just economic and that they will not be definitively resolved short of a revolution.

Others may prefer less utilitarian pursuits. Thanks and yoroshiku onegaishimasu please be good to me–sort of–with a hint of keep helping me in this regard –DC]. If you can recommend someone who is speaking about the ecological crisis and the need knabv move kknabb survivalism, the need to avoid making a fetish of any particular crisis, I would appreciate it.

Over the next few years, he taught himself French in order to read the original situationist writings most of which were then unavailable in English and made several extended visits to France to meet various situationist groups and individuals, as well as shorter trips to meet contacts in other European countries and in Japan and Hong Kong.

For a simple example, take the first sentence of the 5 that you quoted. I will soon be sending out some excerpts from that chapter relating to electoral politics.

Without those later adventures Strasbourg, May 68, etc.


I’m also thinking that a book of selected and edited interviews with folks who knew Suzuki might be a good thing to do. At one extreme it may involve a few dozen people in a neighborhood or workplace; at the other it shades into a full-fledged revolutionary situation involving millions of people. As to where, how and to whom to state all this: Rawan AlFuraih marked it as to-read Aug 28, This means that more things need to be explained and that there needs to be more ongoing kken.

The technologies that capitalism has developed, which do appear to have a liberatory and time-saving potential, such as computers, the internet, cars, vacuum cleaners, and medical technology of all kinds, knqbb on alienated labour to the extent that they are specifically tailored to the current mode of production. Your questions are rather long and involved.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But feel free to ask if you want any further info or clarification. The complete text of this small book is also included in Public Secrets. Speaking roughly, you and the situationists in general talk about the possibility of producing goods voluntarily, without the need for mediation through money or forced labour through the state. On the beach we sit in a line facing the ocean.

The only guarantee against internal reaction is the most radical liberation of every aspect of life. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat It seems to me that there remains a lot of interesting material from that period. Check yourself periodically for ticks, particularly if you have walked through brush or sat under trees.

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So I plan to feel all this out on the website. The ultimate absurdity of the present system is that unemployment is seen as a problem, with potentially labor-saving technologies being directed toward creating new jobs to replace the old ones they render unnecessary. But even then, you will have to consider what your photograph inspired them to do before concluding that you are making a truly situationist use of the medium. It must be actively and creatively transformed from top to bottom.

This is indeed a big and very complex project, and one that may never happen. If many people miss the meeting it becomes increasingly difficult to get things organized — much of the group gear remains to be divvied up and packed the next morning, the director has to individually repeat information to several knagb, etc.

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But as I said, most people do not have that feeling about their particular issues. Another son is a tail gunner flying out of North Africa. Its pleasures will still consist largely of simple little things like a kiss, a smile, a song, a cup of tea, a breath of fresh air, though such things will be multiplied and enrichened by the radically different social oen in which they occur.

For zazen, rolled up sleeping bags serve as zafus, sleeping pads as zabutans. And I, like practically all my situ-influenced French friends, love Georges Knbb.

I was aware of virtually all the kjabb you point out, but as you know, you sometimes have to choose the least bad rendering since none will ke reproduce all the original connotations. The situationists declare that they have no interest outside the whole of this movement. In reality, just as most revolts and radical movements have been full of mistakes and limitations, many aspects of the present society are positive, or at least potentially so.

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Most things are much more subtle and complex, they contain different aspects, they may even become transformed into their opposites. The latter two deal with lnabb of the very best works.

Thanks for your thoughtful question. Do not drink from creeks etc. Sam rated it really liked it Oct 22, Here is my version: In other cases, discussions that were once topical are now rather dated, or the most pertinent points have been incorporated into my published writings. If you do have to miss the meeting, try to show up at BZC a few minutes early the next morning so that you can pack your share of group gear and catch up on any necessary information.