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The book, newly released in America by Semiotext(e) is a wonderful little translation of the French Text which has taken Europe by storm.
Here is Semiotext(e)'s description:
"The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord—and with comparable elegance—it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors). One of its members more adequately described the group as "the name given to a collective voice bent on denouncing contemporary cynicism and reality." The Coming Insurrection is a strategic prescription for an emergent war-machine to "spread anarchy and live communism
Written in the wake of the riots that erupted throughout the Paris suburbs in the fall of 2005 and presaging more recent riots and general strikes in France and Greece, The Coming Insurrection articulates a rejection of the official Left and its reformist agenda, aligning itself instead with the younger, wilder forms of resistance that have emerged in Europe around recent struggles against immigration control and the "war on terror."
Hot-wired to the movement of '77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life. It is a philosophical statement that addresses the growing number of those—in France, in the United States, and elsewhere—who refuse the idea that theory, politics, and life are separate realms."
What is interesting, aside from the book itself, is the strange attention it has gained. Just yesterday Conservative TV host, Glenn Beck, went on an invective against the book and the 'violent ultra-left'. The book also gained attention from the New York Times because of the un-permitted release party thrown for it at a Barnes and Nobles in Manhattan.
For those interested in reading the book and discussing it, it is available in Milwaukee from two sources. The Burnt Bookmobile Collective distributes the book and the Cream City Collectives distributes free zine-formats of the text. People have also expressed interest in a dinner party to discuss the book after more folks have had a chance to read it.
Glenn Beck on 'The Coming Insurrection':
Information about the Tarnac 9, Nine people arrested in france for being suspected of having written 'The Coming Insurrection':
NY Times coverage of the book's 'release party':
The Burnt Bookmobile:
The Cream City Collectives is located at 732 e. Clarke street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by warrenb
Awesome once again Warren Home Run.
S & F
Now I'll have to read up and reply with a more informed view in a bit.