First Measures of the Coming Insurrection
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With First Measures of the Coming Insurrection, Eric Hazan and Kamo push the lessons of the Arab Spring to their next logical step: the eventual fall of failing regimes throughout the West. As multiple crises chip away at the democratic consensus, what should people do to prepare for the coming upheaval? Point by point, Hazan and Kamo explore what must be done in the aftermath of a regime’s collapse—how to prevent established powers from re-taking control, how to reorganize society without central authority, and how to build governance according to people’s needs. Breaking from those who would envision a “democratic transition” and the classical communist idea of a “transition period,” they instead offer guidance for quick, effective action and organization in a time of crisis.
The sequel to a book that Glenn Beck called “quite possibly the most evil thing I have ever read,” First Measures of the Coming Insurrection will be essential reading for a new generation of activists.
By placing their spectacular images in medical journals and the general press, the international corporations that produce ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and other types of scanner have managed to spread the idea that cross sections of the human body, if sufficiently precise and targeted, will necessarily show the origins of what is wrong. This myth has two consequences. On the one hand, it allows thousands of hugely expensive devices to be sold around the world, which then have to
play their role in the toppling of democratic capitalism. They will apply the politics of the tower block entrance halls, which is worth as much as that of France Culture broadcasts and editorials in a servile press. The issues that concern the country as a whole bristle with difficulties that have never and nowhere been properly resolved. They revolve around what classical philosophers used to call representation of the people and expression of the general will. The idea handed down from the
itself one of the main pillars. Indeed, the very word criticism, which has been hijacked by the fake left as much as by the genuine right, should arouse the greatest suspicion in spite of its noble genealogy. After the work of dismantling has taken place, the drudges crammed four into an office, who have kept their freedom of thought, will take the book orders and easily run the new small publishing houses, given that it was they (women more often than men) who did the real work while leaving
to dismiss banlieue rebels as fools does not amount to a programme, any more than Gambetta can be said to resemble Blanqui. The indignados and the Occupy movement led to a certain awareness among types of individual who until then had been politically somnolent. That was not insignificant but hardly earth-shaking: democratic capitalism has seen their like before, and anyway it regards such movements with benevolent amusement. The riots or near-riotous demonstrations in France, England, Greece
pressure, but a provisional government of ‘national defence’ took over at the Hôtel de Ville in the French capital, organized the election of an assembly mainly consisting of rural deputies, got Paris to capitulate to the Prussian army, and gave Thiers full powers to crush the Paris Commune. In the German revolution of 1918–19, the provisional government of Friedrich Ebert, a Socialist, organized elections and crushed the Spartacist revolt and the Bavarian revolution, with the help of the