Tagged: Repression

Sometimes Nothing Says It Better Than An Anarchist With A Flaming Torch

Anarchists wield flaming torches outside Trinity Police Station

I long overdue report from last years anti-police repression demo on 13/12

I stood in the crisp December air surrounded by 40 or so friends, comrades, and strangers.We pulled our hoods on tighter, gripping black flags and paraffin torches, their flames fluttering in the wind. High up the harsh brick walls of the police station the blinds twitched as some nervous officer or inspector stole a glance at the crowd.

Sounds like the start of a bad novel (or the latest piece from crime thinc), instead it was the situation Bristol Anarchist Federation and those that had responded to our call for a demo against police repression found ourselves in. Continue reading

Lessons From the Egyptian Insurrection: Communization, Strategy, and Solidarity

Interesting analysis of recent events in Egypt;

Provinces along the Suez Canal. Alexandria, Port Said, Suez, Ismaili, and Cairo have seen extensive clashes and the defiance of all curfews, with Port Said effectively seceding and military leaders warning of a state collapse. Within this fold, an explicitly revolutionary force has announced itself, calling itself Black Blocairo, Black Block Egypt, or simply the Black Bloc, pointing beyond the use of the black mask and violence as a tactic and towards a more organized and explicitly insurrectional position in North Africa.

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Members of the Black Bloc are seen during the protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo