Author Archives: Research and Destroy

The Landing: Fascists without Fascism

We can imagine a person slowly becoming aware that he is the subject of catastrophe. The form of consciousness might be likened to someone peering out the window of a plane. They have been aboard for a long time, years, … Continue reading

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HIC NIHIL, HIC SALTA! (a critique of Bartlebyism)

[We offer up to our comrades the following critique of the nihilist turn in communist and anarchist thought, in part because we find some of its appeal mystifying and some of its appeal understandable. We hope that at very least … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Plaza

In an epoch characterized by disequilibria political and economic, none has been more perplexing than the inability to match means with ends. Everywhere, violent eruptions find no demand or objective around which to cohere, while struggles for the most minor … Continue reading

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Land and Liberty

against the new city   [foreclosures in the East Bay] 1. Debt, wage-labor, rent. These are the three scourges of the modern, fully capitalist world, the three faces of exploitation that confront the proletarian of today. Rent might be the … Continue reading

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Limit Analysis and Its Limits

published in Sic 2, in response to “Under the Riot Gear” As a mode of inquiry into the conditions of present-day and historical struggles, much recent output from the so-called ‘communisation current’ might be described as a kind of limit analysis. … Continue reading

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Plaza-Riot-Commune

We are the generation of the abandoned, the betrayed. Tossed up on the shores of the present by 150 years of failed insurrection, by the shipwreck of the workers’ movement, the failure of a hundred political projects. But it is … Continue reading

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From Passive to Active Spectacle: Afterimages of the LA Riots

[written to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the LA riots, one of the most significant events in recent US history – r&d] ϕ LOS ANGELES, March 3, 1991 – On the shoulder of the freeway, police are beating a man. Because we … Continue reading

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