Introduction: Proletarian Fortresses, Against Humanitarian And Orientalist Narratives



Welcome to the sixteenth issue of The Funambulist. Although, as we will see, the topic of this particular volume comes primarily from our frustration regarding the violence of the status quo and, in particular, the way this violence is perpetuated by narratives that claim to be constructed against it, this issue is, I believe, one of this magazine’s most ‘positivist’ so far. By this I mean that its editorial argument is not solely introducing political situations in which state violence appear as ineluctable and mighty, but it is also resolutely dedicated to forms of resistance to the various geographical situations presented in the following pages. As such, we hope for it to be an inspiration for future issues to not solely focus on what we are fighting against, but also on how are we fighting against it.