[Marxism] [Pen-l] An analysis of the G20 protest and the black bloc

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 2 19:29:53 MDT 2010


Joseph Catron wrote:
> Well, you're right to worry about me. How was the Quebec fence action not a
> defensive response to neoliberal machinations, not to mention the
> garrisoning of a city? As every Quebec City resident I met at the time
> understood, if fencing off an urban center isn't a provocation, nothing is.
> If you'll forgive me a moment of nostalgia, I've never attended any other
> mass demonstration where I experienced such broad, meaningful support from
> the immediate community. I tend to think this resulted exactly from the
> broad consensus, which local organizers had spent months developing, that
> our action was precisely a defensive one.
> 

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