Inspired by, and in solidarity with the Italians and their demo against Berlusconi’s education reforms an assemblage of life-size books are being constructed for this Thursday’s national demonstration against the cuts.
Uniriot.org - Il Network Delle facoltà Ribelli - vi propone un sondaggio per scegliere collettivamente quali saranno i libri che costituiranno il Book Block il prossimo 14 Dicembre. I risultati:
1- LA volontà di sapere - Foucault
2- 1984 - Orwell
3- Il cavaliere inesitente - Calvino
4- L’origine della specie - Darwin
5- Noi saremo tutto - Evangelisti
6- L’etica - Spinoza
7- Fahrenheit 451 - Bradbury
8- Fight Club - Palanhiuk
9- Il dottor Zivago - Pasternak
10- In ogni caso nessun rimorso - Cacucci
11- La divina commedia - Dante
12- Q - Luther Blisset
13- Cosa può un corpo - Deleuze
14- Manifesto Cyborg - Haraway
15- Casino totale - J. Izzo
16- Odissea - Omero
17 La tempesta - Shakespeare
18- Shock economy - Klein
19- Comici, spaventati guerrieri - Benni
20- I demoni - Dostoevsky
Italian press claims the nationality of the invention / Dec 9
British Parliament Riot Book Block Stands Firm / Dec 9
The Book Block did well during today’s demo at Parliament and beyond (as did all the other brilliant fighters in the masses). Here Guy Debord’s great text ‘The Society of The Spectacle’ resists police attacks. Caught up in between NUS, Education Activist Network, Green Party, SWP, NCFAC and all those others who really just seek to take power, those who just got on with resisting the police attacks gladden the heart.
Within the book block a new generation recognized and found itself in the protest. Today in lots of cities the Italian student movement is showing something more than just solidarity: this is because your struggle is our struggle and all around Europe students are against the increasing of fees, the privatisation of the university and the education cuts. You are not alone in UK: an European event, a new generation do not want to stop. We have the force whom want to change the world and we have the intelligence to do it. It is just the beginning!
Mais les livres ne sont pas l’avant-garde à Londres / Dec 9
"Les étudiants des universités sont passés à l’attaque avec des boucliers de carton en forme de livres, comme leur collègues italiens. Génial. Mais ce qui est vraiment important est que la tête la plus farouche de la manif, la ligne de combat contre les flics, était composée de jeunes hommes du sud-ouest de la ville."
Radical writing is often described as being at the intellectual barricades, but here at the protest, metaphor became reality. The books were not only at the barricades, they were the barricades, behind which the students could both take shelter and push forward; could “transgress” across the police lines while the truncheons fell on the books, not the demonstrators. The scene embodied something profound: ideas do shield people, and those who dislike the status quo can find protection in words of subversion.
"What thread links the political experience of Tute Bianche with the Book Blocs we have seen last autumn on the streets of Rome and London? What is the link between the alter-globalisation movement of Seattle and Genoa and the student and youth movements that are now setting Europe on fire?"
Look for answers in the transcripts, available in English and Italia, following the link.
Now book are not defensive but offensive / Mar 2
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