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TFSRadio: Hamburg G20 Protest Report Back + NC Resists the Grand Jury

  • Posted on: 16 July 2017
  • By: Bursts

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This week William interviewed Mark Bray, who is a professor, author, and anti authoritarian, about the G20 protests that took place in Hamburg Germany last week. We will talk about the event, how it unfolded, much in the way of cultural and historical context for resisting G20 summits, and much more! You can follow our guest on Twitter @Mark__Bray and search any search engine to find his books.

G20: Thoughts on the Summit clashes

  • Posted on: 11 July 2017
  • By: thecollective

via Freedom News

Freedom hasn’t had the resources to cover the G20 protests hour by hour, a task which has been ably handled by Enough is Enough, It’s Going Down, Plan C, Crimethinc and Insurrection News in the English language.

But as the pavement is relaid over makeshift beaches, and karchers erase the evidence of rebellion, we can perhaps take a look at what Welcome to Hell was.

Beyond ‘Bash the Fash’: A Critical Discussion

  • Posted on: 20 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

There’s no question that antifascism has taken up a lot of space on both IGD and within the wider anarchist movement. Talk about antifascists has also spilled into the mainstream, with many journalists treating it, along with the tactics like the black bloc, as a new phenomenon that has arisen in the past few months in reaction to Trump.

These Black Bloc Anarchists Don't Care What You Think of Them

  • Posted on: 2 June 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Vice

We talked to nine Portland activists who think violence is necessary to fight fascism.

The nine anarchists who met me one rainy afternoon in Portland, Oregon, told me they almost showed up to talk to me "bloc'd out"—in the black clothes and masks that have become something of an iconic look.

On the Role of Black Bloc: A Critical Look

  • Posted on: 18 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From May First Anarchist Alliance - by K., M1 Detroit Collective member

When we, as anarchists or anti-fascists, go out into the streets, questions should arise: What are we doing here? What are our goals? What is the most appropriate or powerful way to achieve those goals? Our tactical choices should always be in service of our goals — they should never be goals in themselves. I fear that in the anti-fascist movement, the tactic of black bloc has become fetishized and that this fetishization has impeded the growth of our movement and struggle. That isn’t at all to say that black bloc doesn’t have a role, but it seems to be imperative that we reflect on our goals as a movement and constantly assess whether or not our tactical choices are moving us toward those goals or not. Does holding onto black bloc as an identity help or hurt us as a movement?

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Black Block clashes fascist groups and Trump supporters in Berkeley, California

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

BLACK BLOCK V.S. FASCISTS AND TRUMP SUPPORTERS IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA!

On Saturday, April 15th, a black bloc made up of young antifascists, anarchists, and communists fought against members of neo-nazi organizations and Donald Trump president’s supporters in Berkeley, California.

Report from the Berkeley Potluck Against Fascism

  • Posted on: 16 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Enticed by the prospect of free food and some entertainment, some anarchists went to downtown Berkeley yesterday to attend the Potluck Against Fascism. The event, called in response to a "Patriots Day" rally being held by Richard Black, promised a “day of community solidarity”, including live music, a potluck, and a Passover ceremony among other things which would “take away their platform” and “declare Berkeley a Fascist-Free Zone”. Unfortunately, we were to be disappointed on all counts.

Back in Black

  • Posted on: 21 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

On Friday, May 3, 1968, several hundred radical students stared down a contingent of fascists outside the Sorbonne, in Paris. The day before, the neo-fascist group Occident torched the offices of a leftist student organization, leaving behind their call sign, the Celtic Cross. In response, radical students called for a demonstration against “fascism and terror,” steeling themselves for a fight.

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