black bloc

Love & Rage Vol. 2 No. 3, March 1991

Vol 2, Issue 3 of Love & Rage, with letters, Bob McGlynn offering an anarchist critique of "anti-imperialism", an advert for an L&R organizing conference, a report on a black bloc at an anti-Gulf War march, resistance to any possible draft, an introduction to anarcha-feminism and a memorial for victims of the 1989 Montreal massacre, Christopher Day on anarchist organisation, the On Gogol Boulevard column interviewing a Hong Kong anarchist, the ABC column of prisoner news including a report from Leeds ABC and John Perotti launching a hunger strike, and the Notes of Revolt column with miscellaneous news including an invitation to a Class War conference.

Love & Rage Vol. 1 No. 3, June 1990

Issue 3 of Love & Rage, with letters and articles including squatting in Vancouver, an early black bloc at a St Paul Salvador demonstration, a report from the Wall Street Earth Day action and other events elsewhere, a student strike in Berkeley, a Greenpeace demonstration in New Jersey attacked by police, prison news including an uprising at Clallam Bay and anarchist prisoner Ojore N. Lutalo, Chippewa struggles over fishing rights, riots after a police killing in New Jersey, crack and the war on drugs, two reviews of Fear of a Black Planet, a demonstration for AIDS healthcare in Chicago, and a mayday riot at Tompkins Square Park in New York.

Sino ang “Totoong Aktibista”? Sino ang Totoong Rebelde?

Who is a “real activist”? Who is a real rebel? The militancy of the Black Bloc and the role of property destruction in campaigns and movements in the international activist community.

In Defence of Smashing Cameras - Audiobook

An audiobook created by Audible Anarchist on the dangers presented by photographers at protests, and the need to combat the most dangerous behaviours.

In Defence of Smashing Cameras - Anonymous

A response from journalist critics of protestors taking action to defend themselves from identification and repression. Written in 2016 by an unknown author, recent events have shown it to remain very relevant.

The Fruits of “Arab Spring”; Islamism, Anarchism & Feminism

Graffiti outside the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012.

A 2013 essay by Lebanese-Armenian political activist Yeghia Tashjian covering the power struggle within the Arab Spring between the Islamic political fractions and the secularist revolutionaries, including radical feminist and anarchist currents within the Arab Spring .

Do Marxian academics dream of affluent LARPers?

As white nationalists attacked towns across the US, many of the critiques of black bloc and antifa tactics were cheap shots.

Tigertown Beats Nazis Down: Reflections on Auburn and Mass Anti-fascism

For those of us who believe in a mass-based, working-class-oriented anti-fascism, it comes down to some central questions. Can we imagine a mass anti-fascist movement in Alabama? Can we actually imagine that large numbers of Alabamians would agree with our program and strategy for fighting fascism? Or do we basically think that mass anti-fascism might theoretically work elsewhere, but not in a place like Alabama?

On the Role of Black Bloc: A Critical Look

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.

On fire: the battle of Genoa and the anti-capitalist movement

Police van on fire, Genoa

Anarchist collection of writings on the 2001 anti-G8 riots in Genoa. We don't think it's particularly good but reproduce it for reference, and would recommend reading it alongside Aufheben's critique of the anti-capitalist movement.