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The G-20 Protests

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By Wiz

I, for one, am sick of the predictable chaos that always surrounds G-20 events. You always get the same gang of entitled lawbreakers, who revel in thumbing their nose at the world, thinking that they can openly be above the basic laws of their country, all motivated by the same perverse and discredited ideology, and obsessed with violence and nihilist destruction. Gathering in secret, and almost always dressed in the same ominous black attire, they revel in causing violence between cops and protesters, endangering even those were there to protest peacefully. It’s all quite disgraceful.


Written by Peter Wirzbicki

June 27, 2010 at 14:07

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  1. It reminds me of what I heard Mark Rudd say a while back about the difference between activism and organizing. He said that in the SDS they never considered themselves activists; they were organizers, trying to build support in the community for their position, figuring out how to pressure policy-makers, etc. Even in Germany, when there’s ritualized destruction on May Day, there’s still an (albeit vanishing) infrastructure of squats, alternative bookstores, media sources, and venues, of which the glass-breaking and “street battles” is just one expression. This North American black bloc actionism feels like the froth without the wave, never mind the ocean. If Mao’s guerrillas were fish in the sea of the people, these guys are thrashing around breathless on the dock.


    June 27, 2010 at 14:46

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