9/11 tragedy pager intercepts.

http://911.wikileaks.org/ (thanks Tiziana Terranova)

From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks is releasing over half a million US national text pager intercepts. The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.
The messages are being broadcast to the global community “live”, sychronized to the time of day they were sent. The first message is from 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later.

Text pagers are usualy carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed.

The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the event and its tragic consequences.
An index of messages released so far is available here.

Twitter users should refer to #911txts. We will give status updates at twitter.com/wikileaks.

Observations should be posted here.




Critique of the Italian Edition of the book “19 and 20. Notes for the new social protagonism” by Colectivo Situaciones

The Ballad of Buenos Aires, by Toni Negri

This is a book that talks about the events of the 19th and 20th of December, 2001 in Argentina, when the inhabitants of Buenos Aires took to the streets and aimed themselves at Congress, forcing the flight of the President, and the successive resignation of the government. But not just that: it also speaks of before and after the insurrection, it talks about the new political and social situation that was determined since the miltary dictatorship of 1976-83 and the neoliberal decade (1989-1999). The book – Piqueteros. La rivolta argentina contro il neo liberismo [Piqueteros. The Argentinian revolt against neoliberalism], DeriveApprodi, pg 227, – the authors tell us (the Colectivo Situaciones is constituted by a group of militants) was thought with urgency, written and published in the space of less than three months. The original subtitle is “Notes for a new social protagonism.” In fact, it treats in the form of notes, theoretical notes and syntheses of discussion by assemblies, the theory of organization of struggles and the critique of lived experiences. “Writing in situation” finds here an example in all ways innovative: the capacity to combine critical reflection and investigation materials reaches a level of true theoretical innovation. Those who, on the other hand, want to have proof of the newness of this political writing have no more than to find the materials that the Colectivo Situaciones have published frequently since 2001 until the end of 2002 (as a summary of all these materials one can look over all “Hypothesis 891. Beyond the piquetes.”). In all these writings, then, the reflections of the collective cross with that of the grand assemblies of struggle. Above all with the Movement of the Unemployed Workers (MST) of Solano.

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The Historical Significance Of 9/11

from The Emerging Framework of World Power

by Noam Chomsky

¿Han reescrito Michael Hardt y Antonio Negri el Manifiesto Comunista para el Siglo XXI?

Por Slavoj Žižek | 2001

Capitalismo no es sólo una época histórica entre otras. En cierto modo, el alguna vez de moda y ahora medio olvidado Francis Fukuyama tenía razón: el capital global es “el fin de la historia.” Un cierto exceso que era mantenido bajo control en la historia anterior, percibido como una perversión localizable, como un exceso, una desviación, es en el capitalismo elevado al principio mismo de la vida social, en el movimiento especulativo del dinero que engendra más dinero, de un sistema que sólo puede sobrevivir revolucionando constantemente su propia condición, es decir, en que la cosa sólo puede sobrevivir como su propio exceso, excediendo constantemente sus propios constreñimientos “normales.” Y, quizás es sólo hoy, en el capitalismo global en su forma “posindustrial”, digitalizada que, para ponerlo en las términos hegelianos, realmente el capitalismo existente está alcanzando el nivel de su noción:

quizás, uno debe seguir de nuevo el viejo lema antievolucionista de Marx (a propósito, tomado literalmente de Hegel) de que la anatomía de hombre proporciona la clave de la anatomía del mono – esto es que, para desplegar la estructura nocional inherente de una formación social, uno debe empezar con su más desarrollada forma.

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911 Mysteries