Henri Carlos and Guy Cohn are two figures of responsibility. In a world in which taking responsibility in any meaningful sense is obscured and policed, Carlos and Cohn present themselves as more than happy to take it. They insist on putting forward the necessity of an end to social relations dictated by capital, and to exposing the chances for the construction of a world beyond capitalist democracy. Their desire for forms of action, thought lost to the past, whether it be shutting down streets or holding universities captive, is not a nostalgia, but a beginning.
- "The war machine against the state."
- "Our emergence was international: we are sustained by radical texts written in occupied universities around the world, by revolutionaries throughout history."
- "We should be honest about our own misery, rather than merely relying on experts and professional activists to tell us what is wrong with the world."
- "We found ourselves within the university, and made the simple assertion that it was possible, from within the cracks of the university, to have an affect."
- "And, yet, it is precisely this minimal existence that could be turned into actual subjectivation."
- "So-called knowledge is contained, numerated and circulated."
- "For it seems that it is precisely in the cracks of such unclear processes that the inertia of this period we find ourselves in can be disrupted."
- "It is only when we reject the imposition of oneness by the world as it is that the truth can be written!"
- "Point by point, a subjective determination to affirm our presence and to break with inexistence led to an occupation: the erecting of barricades and the drafting of demands!"
- "There is little point fetishising the university as it stands as a place that has any clear process for affecting contemporary ideology."