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Translator’s afterword to ‘On the role of the SI’

Translator’s afterword to ‘On the role of the SI’ A translation of ‘On the role of the SI’ is available here. If there is an article in which the Hamburg Theses of 1961 appear clearest, the conclusions of the Theses … Continue reading

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On the role of the SI—Internationale Situationniste number 7

On the role of the SI (from Internationale Situationniste no. 7, April 1962) We are totally popular. We only consider problems that are already latent in the population. Situationist theory is in people like fish are in water. To those … Continue reading

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Internationale Situationniste number 7, April 1962

It is sixty years since Internationale Situationniste number 7 was published, dated April 1962. Partly in commemoration I plan on posting new translations of several articles from the seventh issue over the next month. Our world is arguably less distant … Continue reading

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Spectacle of what?

This is an article I wrote a few months ago. It will soon be appearing in a Spanish translation in the journal 2&3DORM. The complete text of the article in the original English can be found in pdf format here. … Continue reading

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The independence of the commodity (2)

Page 37 of internationale situationniste no. 10 has exerted a strange fascination for me since I first saw it. The striking way it combines the reproduction of a contemporary ad, appended with Situationist critical commentary, completes this détournement. Unfortunately, the novel … Continue reading

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Beyond salvage: Andrea Gibbons on the Situationists

In late 2015 Andrea Gibbons published an article entitled, Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space. If we leave aside for the moment her maladroit use of the term ‘situationism’, what we find is an argument charging the predominantly white, male membership … Continue reading

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Smashing the fash with ideas

Mick Armstrong demonstrates, despite himself, that ideas and rational argument are central to the creation of a mass movement against creeping fascism and capitalism. However his argument tends to err on the side of a false dilemma: either rational argument or … Continue reading

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Marxisms: Ideologies and Revolution (Mustapha Khayati)

Note: a PDF of this document can be found here. Note: Translation updated August 2016   TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION Mustapha Khayati, then member of the Situationist International, wrote the booklet Les Marxismes : Idéologies et révolution for the Encyclopédie du monde actuel … Continue reading

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Three Situationists walk into a bar…

A new article by me on the Situationist International and the Hamburg Theses published in the online journal Axon number 8. Available here: THREE SITUATIONISTS WALK INTO A BAR Or, the peculiar case of the Hamburg Theses Unfortunately ‘marxism’ is … Continue reading

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Archive update

I’ve finally got around to organising this blog some more. Check out the new ‘Articles’ option on the menu above (between ‘About’ and ‘I.S. 1958-1969”): Articles And over at my other blog, works & days of the antyphayes, I have … Continue reading

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