The movement against austerity—the movement of occupied squares—in Greece in 2011 displayed little or no homogeneity. Rather than project an alternative proposal, it unveiled the contradictions existing in the field of labor. The essay traces the movement’s contradictory trajectory, situating it in the wider context of proletarian revolt and rupture in post-2008 Greece. Amid a social reality that is being rapidly, radically, and painfully overturned, it is through the indisputable contradictions of the struggle that these ruptures constitute antitotalizing practices directed against the capitalist totality.

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