<em>â€œWhoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.â€?</em>
Not sense newspaper boxes broke through the windows of the INS building in San Francisco have I felt this re-energized and uplifted in regards to militant, illegal street protest in the aftermath of the Reclaim the Streets action in Palo Alto. The event was organized by Anarchist Action, an ad hoc group of various anarchist collectives and affinity groups throughout the bay area, and was billed as a â€œrevolutionary street partyâ€?, and â€œsuburban inserrectionâ€?. The event raged for at least two hours, involved 250 people, at least 4-5 police departments, and resulted in two arrests. Reports of large amounts of street art/graffiti, and attacks on various large scale corporate businesses have been reported as well. The following is a report on my experiences, and some thoughts on the event.