“More of a parasite than a cancer, these pro-violence [Black Bloc] activists latch on to other nonviolent movements and use the cover of a large human shield to carry out actions that the large, nonviolent gathering wants no part of and did not sanction — and it puts their personal safety at risk without their consent. … If these Black Bloc types had any sense of integrity or courage, they would arrange their own protests apart and distinct from other movements and face the authorities on their own without the benefit of placing others in harm’s way to shield themselves from the full brunt of police response.”
if you’re talking about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out… I share John Lennon’s ambivalence about the revolution, but I think there are revolutions coming. Maybe a revolution doesn’t have to include the choreography and armament to take the Bastille? How about a revolution in agriculture? We watched a video about […]
Division on the Left: can the Occupy Movement work with Labor, MoveOn, and Dems without being co-opted?
Will the Occupy movement be able to work with others? Will the Occupy movement be co-opted? The Stranger is reporting in Occupy Seattle Disrupts Pro–Occupy Wall Street Forum, Drives Away Supporters.: No sooner had six panelists finished opening remarks last Saturday evening than a woman scampered onstage and yelled, “Mic check!” It was an orchestrated […]