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#NoG20: Cops Raided More Than 20 Buildings Across #Germany Today

  • Posted on: 6 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Enough is Enough

December 5, 2017: German cops raided more than 20 buildings in several German states today by order of the special investigation unit “Black Bloc”, which is investgating the clashes during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

What to Wear to Smash the State

  • Posted on: 30 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

by Rick Paulas, via the New York Times

In late August, a crowd of thousands — primarily leftists and liberals — cascaded down Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, Calif. They were marching on a spattering of right-wingers, Trump supporters and Nazis who were gathering under the mission to say “no to Marxism in America.” At the front of the march were about 100 people dressed in head-to-toe black.

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.

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