Chapter six from the Invisible Committee’s Now.
This is an exercise in the sharing of ideas, of visions; a partial translation, summary, and a commentary and exemplification, or simply a montage, of some of the ideas found in the Invisible Committee’s Now. From autonomies.org
As thousands of people gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, to celebrate the inauguration of the new European Central Bank building, hundreds paper copies of an extract from “To our friends” by the Invisible Committee were given out.
“It’s becoming clear that Facebook is not so much the model of a new form of government as its reality already in operation. The fact that revolutionaries employed it and still employ it to link up in the street en masse only proves that it’s possible, in some places, to use Facebook against itself, against its essential function, which is policing.”
Excerpt from «To Our Friends»
English translation coming April 2015
L’Insurrection qui vient (The Coming Insurrection) was originally published in France, 2007. It is also the principle piece of evidence in an anti-terrorism case directed against several individuals who were arrested on November 11th, 2008, mostly in the village of Tarnac. They have been accused of “criminal association for the purpose of terrorist activity” on the grounds that they were to have participated in the sabotage of overhead electrical lines on France’s national railways. They are also accused of authoring this text.
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The following is an excerpt from The Coming Insurrection that we feel is most portable, in that it is shorter, easier to read (and to print) and also more universally relevant in its content.