[Marxism] Debate over Occupy tactics: an invented controversy

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 16 11:15:12 MST 2012

Louis: "Well, this evades the real crux of the black bloc problem in
Oakland, namely the imbecilic events of November 2nd that included
spraypainting a Whole Foods store, busting windows and all the rest.

This adventurism has nothing to do with self-defense."

First of all, the article addresses precisely that question (and agrees with

"The Black Bloc tactic should be criticized when it is clearly being harmful
to the Occupy movement. There is certainly room to critique it, especially
when it is used offensively." [and it continues on from there]

Second of all, I doubt that the "real crux" of a problem is one incident
that happened three months ago. There is little doubt that Hedges' critique
arose in response to the events of Jan. 28, not the events of Nov. 2.

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News

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