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Anti-Capitalism and Violence: Gord Hill Interviewed by Kersplebedeb

The opening graphic in The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book is striking, showing a Black Bloc member squaring off against a cop, each as representatives of the clash between Empire and free peoples from centuries past. To what degree do you feel that the clashes at today’s summits represent a continuity …

Fire and Flames, Black Blocs, and Militant Resistance

On KPFA’s Letters and Politics show featured an interview with Gabriel Kuhn, on the subject of the West German Autonomen, and the book Fire and Flames (which Kuhn translated into english). i have mirrored the interview here; it is well worth listening to. i found his comments on the evolution …

Report on Quebec’s Student Strike

Reposted from the excellent signalfire blog: We are now in the 13th week of a Quebec student strike against a 75% tuition hike – the longest student strike in Quebec history – the conflict has become a rallying point for any and all opposition to austerity here, and clearly represents …

subMedia Riot 2010! Triple Cheeseburger Worldwide Exclusive Interview

This week: 1. Olympic Resistance in Vancouver 2. RBC gets torched 3. They few, we many 4. Talkin’ bout a revolution 5. Matthew Morgan-Brown speaks to subMedia (Interview with MMB about being arrested, updates regarding Roger’s situation and regarding the police infiltrator, “Francois Leclerc”)

Montreal Cops Sought Army Advice After 2008 Riots

File this under “not surprising, but important”: On October 30 and 31, 2008, Montreal’s Assistance Chief of Police Pierre Brochet met with a Canadian Army commander to discuss working together. Mr. Brochet wanted to take advantage of the Army’s experience on the ground in similar situations. “Events such as those …

G20 or Bust

The following was written by J. Sakai in response to the G20 “debate” on the left in the hot summer of 2010: The biggest problem with the “Mr. Black Bloc Has Fun in Toronto” debate, is that it’s so unrealistic. More like the two-dimensional scenery “flats” on school theatrical stages. …

Popular Fury at Yet Another Police Murder – Oakland’s Not for Burning?

The following important article is from Counterpunch (Jan 9-11) about the recent uprising in Oakland: Popular Fury at Yet Another Police MurderOakland’s Not for Burning? By GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHEROakland. In 1968, Amory Bradford penned a volume entitled Oakland’s Not For Burning, documenting the tinderbox that the city had become, and the …

Rearview Mirror Glance at August’s Riot

As most readers will know, Montreal’s unusually cool summer included a very hot August, hot with the bitter heat that comes from tragedy. On August 9, a group of teenagers were playing in a park in the proletarian neighbourhood of Montreal North. Cops drove up and busted one of the …

The Only Good Thing About Hockey

Do you like hockey? i don’t. Never have. Memories of “playing” it as a child stall at about age ten. All i have is images of rainy days when the school didn’t want us kids getting too dirty we all got shoved into a gym with these ridiculous plastic hockey …