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Surrealism: an irrational revolution

A PDF of this document can be found here. Note that there are some differences between the version presented below and pdf (most notably, the complete bibliography is only available in the pdf version). This has also been posted on … Continue reading

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A Palinode for the Bureau

A little over two years ago I applauded Eric-John Russell’s review of Ken Knabb’s revised translation of The Society of the Spectacle, saying: Knabb’s attempt to make Debord’s work more accessible seems to have ossified it – perhaps inadvertently. On further reflection, … 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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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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Declaration: On the Charges Brought Against the Situationist International in Germany

A new translation from Not Bored!: Declaration: On the Charges Brought Against the Situationist International in Germany A scan of the original is available here.

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RAOUL VANEIGEM: Self-Portraits and Caricatures of the Situationist International

New from NOT BORED!, a translation-détournement of Rien n’est fini, tout commence, by Gérard Berréby and Raoul Vaneigem. From the translator’s preface: To date, though there have been dozens of detailed histories written about the development of the Situationist International (the “SI”), … Continue reading

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Review of Ken Knabb’s Spectacle

UPDATE, 10 October, 2018. I have since repudiated some of the criticisms I leveled at Ken Knabb in the following review. See on this blog A Palinode for the Bureau  for more details. — Eric-John Russell has reviewed Ken Knabb’s … Continue reading

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“Above the Volcano”

New translation by NOT BORED! of a recent article by René Riesel (ex-member of the Situationist International) and Jacques Philipponneau: “Above the Volcano” Another translation of the same article by Alias Recluse is available here: On Top of the Volcano  

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“Socialism or Planète”

[from Internationale Situationniste, no. 10,  March 1966] We put forward several apparently risky assertions with the assurance of subsequently seeing an historical display of their undeniable seriousness. The more limited our remarks — for example when we analyse a detail … Continue reading

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The production of decadence

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] “There are already machines specially constructed to serve no useful purpose. Here is the best: on sale in New York, for a dollar, [there is] a self-eating machine. As soon as you press … Continue reading

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