Another Critique of Insurrectionalism

Another Critique of Insurrectionalism

This zine is a critique of “insurrectionalism” as it was practiced in Barcelona circa 2014. While this may seem like a bit of an esoteric topic, the text’s critique raises a lot of questions that are worth considering for anarchists who identify with the insurrectionary current (and even those who don’t). The discussion of repression and insurrectionary responses to it is particularly worthwhile, as its discussion of the limits of certain insurrectionary approaches and ideas. It has a relevance that extends beyond Barcelona and is an example of the kind of strategic engagement and dialog that more anarchists should be undertaking.

Excerpt

Unlike other critiques of insurrectionalism, this one doesn’t come from the left. It doesn’t seek to pacify resistance or manage struggle, nor do its authors believe in the preservation of productive work with a self-managed face, nor do its authors believe in the preservation of productive work with a self-managed face. It doesn’t pretend to be universal.

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