ALL ILLUSIONS BURN TONIGHT

IMF/World Bank - Prague - Sept. 2000

If we are here, it is not as professional activists of anti-globalisation, trying to find a position of mediation between the puppets of the economy and its 'victims', by acting on behalf of others (the "invisible", the revolted proletarians against the IMF or the World Bank, the refugees, the precarious workers.)

Republican National Convention - Philadeliphia - August 2000

We are not interested in representing anyone, and we spit in the face of those who wish to represent us. We do not understand exclusion as exclusion from the centers of economic decision-making but as the loss of our everyday life and activity as proletarians because of the economy.

IMF/World Bank - Prague - Sept. 2000

If we are here, it is not because we prefer fair trade to free trade, it is not because we believe that globalisation weakens the authority of nation-states. We are not here because we think that the state is controlled by non-democratic institutions, nor because we want more control over the market.

Timothy Thomas Uprising - Cincinnati - April 2001

We are here because all trade is the trade of human misery, because all states are prisons, because democracy conceals the dictatorship of capital.

WTO - Seattle - November 1999

If we are here it is not because we see proletarians as victims, nor
because we want to place ourselves as their protectors. We didn't come here to be impressed by spectacular riots but to learn the tactics of everyday class war. We come here to exchange our own experiences as the dispossessed of the whole world.

Presidential Inauguration - Washington, DC - January 2001

If we are here, we do not come as members of the numerous NGO's, official lobbies or the rest of those who merely wish to be included in the discussions over the modernization of capitalism and who hope that their proposals will be able to save capitalist social relations, i.e. the same relations which perpetuate our alienation and exploitation.

Presidential Inauguration - Washington, DC - January 2001

If we are here, it is as proletarians who recognize capitalism not in the meetings of the various gangsters but in the daily robbery of our lives in the factories, in the call-centers, as unemployed, for the needs of the economy.

FTAA - Quebec City - April 2001

We do not speak on behalf of anyone, we start from our own conditions. Capitalism does not exist because of the G8, the G8 exists because of capitalism. Capitalism is nothing but the expropriation of our activity, which turns against us as an alien force.

WTO - Seattle - November 1999

Our festival against capital does not have a beginning or an end, it is not a pre-determined spectacle, it does not have a fixed date. Our future lies beyond all mediations, beyond nation-states, beyond all attempts to reform capitalism. Our future lies in the destruction of the economy.

FTAA - Quebec City - April 2001

For the total abolition of the state and capital.
For the world human community.

"Until you realize that life must be a perpetual crisis, the Marvelous and all its possibilities will forever evade you, and even your own desperation will put you to sleep."
                                                                                  - Situationist International