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Ida Börjel - At once practical handbook, philosophical inquiry, and series of fables set in Putin's Ru

Ida Börjel, Miximum Ca' Canny the Sabotage Manuals, Trans. by Jennifer Hayashida, Commune Editions, 2016.
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"One of the most important poets in Scandinavia."—Kamilla Löfström


At once practical handbook, philosophical inquiry, and series of fables set in Putin's Ru
ssia, The Sabotage Manuals throws a wrench into the machinery of contemporary language, generating strange solidarities between saboteurs past and present. Sourced from political pamphlets and factory workers' diaries, Börjel's profound poem allows for the most expansive (and explosive) sense of sabotage.




II. the sabotage manualIn nineteen-sixteen
Industrial Workers of the World
(IWW) publishes the handbook Sabotage:
The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers
Industrial Efficiency authored by
Elisabeth Gurley Flynn
In nineteen-fourty-four
The American Office of Strategic
Services (OSS) publishes The Simple Sabotage
Field Manual, de-classified
in the year two-thousand-and-eight
The human factor.…

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