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In Defence of Smashing Cameras - Audiobook

An audiobook created by Audible Anarchist on the dangers presented by photographers at protests, and the need to combat the most dangerous behaviours.

In Defence of Smashing Cameras - Anonymous

A response from journalist critics of protestors taking action to defend themselves from identification and repression. Written in 2016 by an unknown author, recent events have shown it to remain very relevant.

The Fruits of “Arab Spring”; Islamism, Anarchism & Feminism

Graffiti outside the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012.

A 2013 essay by Lebanese-Armenian political activist Yeghia Tashjian covering the power struggle within the Arab Spring between the Islamic political fractions and the secularist revolutionaries, including radical feminist and anarchist currents within the Arab Spring .

Do Marxian academics dream of affluent LARPers?

As white nationalists attacked towns across the US, many of the critiques of black bloc and antifa tactics were cheap shots.

Tigertown Beats Nazis Down: Reflections on Auburn and Mass Anti-fascism

For those of us who believe in a mass-based, working-class-oriented anti-fascism, it comes down to some central questions. Can we imagine a mass anti-fascist movement in Alabama? Can we actually imagine that large numbers of Alabamians would agree with our program and strategy for fighting fascism? Or do we basically think that mass anti-fascism might theoretically work elsewhere, but not in a place like Alabama?

On the Role of Black Bloc: A Critical Look

When we, as anarchists or anti-fascists, go out into the streets, questions should arise: What are we doing here? What are our goals? What is the most appropriate or powerful way to achieve those goals? Our tactical choices should always be in service of our goals — they should never be goals in themselves.

On fire: the battle of Genoa and the anti-capitalist movement

Police van on fire, Genoa

Anarchist collection of writings on the 2001 anti-G8 riots in Genoa. We don't think it's particularly good but reproduce it for reference, and would recommend reading it alongside Aufheben's critique of the anti-capitalist movement.

J20 in Portland: report from a comrade

An anarchist reports from the 'Rise Up and Resist Fascism: Inauguration Day Protest' J20 demonstration in Portland, on the 20th January 2017, which began in Pioneer Courthouse Square, organised by the 'Direct Action Alliance' and a number of other groups in Portland, and set-off at 15:30. It was attended by thousands and met with some police violence.

The Black Bloc Papers

The Black Bloc Papers- An Anthology of Primary Texts From The North American Anarchist Black Bloc
1988-2005 The Battle of Seattle Through The Anti-War Movement
Edited and compiled by David Van Deusen and Xaviar Massot
of The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective

Whole Foods shut down in Oakland

An article about the shut down of a Whole Foods during Occupy Oakland's 'general strike'.