Bureau of Public Secrets

Known for his translations of Guy Debord and the Situationist International, Ken Knabb is a translator, writer and radical theorist. Mr. Knabb has kindly donated texts from the Bureau of Public Secrets to the People’s Library. His current writings regarding the Occupation can be found here:

The Awakening in America (general overview of the Occupy movement)
[The webpage includes a link for PDF format.]

Oakland (on the Oct. 25 police raid and aftermath)

Welcome to the Oakland General Strike

For those not able to come to the People’s Library to read Mr. Knabb’s writings and translations:

The Situationists and the Occupation Movements (1968/2011)
(comparisons with May 1968 occupation movement in France)

There are also, of course, many other texts at the site that have some relevance, including:

The Joy of Revolution (Knabb)
(visions of a liberated society and how we might get there)

The Society of the Spectacle (Debord)
(the most important radical book of the 20th century)

Situationist International Anthology

The latter includes these texts on May 1968:
http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/12.era1.htm (in-depth article by Debord)
http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/May68docs.htm (leaflets etc.)
http://www.bopsecrets.org/CF/graffiti.htm (graffiti)

Educate and Occupy


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3 responses to “Bureau of Public Secrets

  1. jeremy ginzberg

    in case youre new to the sits and put off by the claim that the society of the spec is the most imp rad book of the 20th cen
    it is worth reading and rereading even if your first impression is that its obscurantist and that youre underwhelmed

  2. gul

    hi!i’m turkey.wall street have come along.there are other places library.i’m sorry if my english is poor if sentences are missing.

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