Monday 15th July 2019
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Articles written by Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Crisis Governmentality and Governmentality of the Commons in a new Mediterranean: For an “anti-antisocial” research.

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Crisis Governmentality and Governmentality of the Commons in a new Mediterranean: For an “anti-antisocial” research.

Since the day that Mohamed Bouazizi immolated his tortured body in a city in Tunisia, the waves of riots and civil unrest inspired by his action have spread across the entire Mediterranean. Nonetheless, despite the breadth and diversity of the analyses that followed, there is a strikingly absent element: the transformation of the entire Mediterranean [...]

September 22, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Waiting for the Civil War?

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Waiting for the Civil War?

In the streets, the antifascist movement has mobilized thousands who clash with the police on daily basis and allover Greece, while the members of the Golden Dawn are hiding pending police investigations in 34 criminal cases which the Ministry of Interior discovered within the last 24 hours apparently under immense pressure by international outcry and [...]

September 15, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

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Mataroa 2013: Against the Crisis, for the Commons, towards a New Mediterranean

A phantom is haunting the Mediterranean: the phantom of yet another Latin America, in which today, after decades of subjugation to the neo-liberal "Chicago guys", new liberating knowledge and achievements arise daily and become integrated parts of a new fantasy for organising collective life on the basis of solidarity and self-organisation. In the Mediterranean region [...]

August 4, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Egypt: Hieroglyphics of the revolution

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Egypt: Hieroglyphics of the revolution

Things are simple, my fellow conspiracy theorists: whoever thinks that understands what is happening in Egypt, they just understand nothing. [...]

July 4, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*

Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

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Greece: Police torture and the destitution of right wing intellectuals

On March the 2nd 1757, Robert Francois Damiens the “king murderer” (he tried to murder Louis XV) was taken to the gallows at Place de Grève in Paris. There, the executioners –using fire-heated claws– removed the skin from his chest, hands and feet, burned his right hand with sulphur –that is the hand that held [...]

February 16, 2013 Author: Nikolas Kosmatopoulos*