[Marxism] On the black bloc

Jeffrey Masko j.alan.masko at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 12:51:52 MST 2017

I agree to most of what you say, but mass demonstration are rarely if ever
attacked in the U.S. because of the pre-approved protest repertoires used
by protesters and security forces alike. That necessitates direct actions
that violate those protocols. Not saying the way the black bloc is often
utilized is correct, but today's protests are totally commodified. The
black bloc may make incorrect decisions about direct action, but they
recognize this and are trying to resist protests that do nothing by
assuaging liberal feelings of doing something. And by the way, people's
park is now a sand volleyball court for Cal students ( nobody has called it
Berkeley for 20 years).

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