[Marxism] Scope and Limits of Theory: Provisional Draft (was Black Bloc, G20, Chicago, etc)

Ian Angus ecosocialism at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 16:24:43 MDT 2010


Louis Proyect <lnp3 <at> panix.com> writes:

> I am relying on the analysis of Canadian subscribers like Ian Angus who 
> sent along reports that made it clear that the black bloc was playing a 
> destructive role.

It must have been someone "like" me since I haven't yet 
posted anything on this subject. I do have strong opinions 
about the tactics we have seen in several recent demonstrations, 
and I plan to write on that subject soon, but I wasn't in 
Toronto, so I can't offer any first-hand observations on 
what happened there. 

For now, I think the most important thing the left can do is mobilize 
against the police assaults on protestors, and in defense of those 
who were arrested. There have been demonstrations on that issue in several 
Canadian cities, and a petition calling for an independent inquiry into 
the cop actions is winning considerable support. 

The text is available on various sites, including here 
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/judes/2010/07/toronto-call-no-more-police-state-
tactics 
and here 
http://www.socialistvoice.ca/?p=1262 

Ian Angus







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