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Forum Post: Black Bloc tactics helped keep mayday L.A. march moving.

Posted 1 year ago on May 12, 2012, 3:44 a.m. EST by markpaddles (143) from Denver, CO
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Funny how the Black Bloc tactics used to protect protesters from police and to keep a peaceful march from being stopped and trapped by police gets no mention from anyone.

http://www.laactivist.com/2012/05/04/la%E2%80%99s-black-bloc-kept-may-day-march-moving/comment-page-1/#comment-

Nope, people only seem to mention the agent provocateurs, er.. I mean, vandalizers dressed in black being highlighted over and over by the corporate news.

Some proof that agent provocateurs dressed in black do exist: Click here => http://metanoia-films.org/police-state-canada/

Think about it...

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[-] 1 points by OccNoVi (415) 1 year ago

This posting is confusing because the tactics in Gene Sharp's "198" list are quite different from the phony "Black Bloc" violence and vandalism.

Agent provocateurs ("provos") have incited riots at a broad range of sites.

-- Genoa, Italy, was thoroughly videoed. The costumed vandals were observed emerging from a police station.

-- Washington, DC. Air & Space Museum last October 8th. Not costumed, not even masked. Patrick Howley and Mike Stack identified from photographs as they incited a riot and forced the museum to be closed immediately.

-- Oakland after the port closing event. Two buses of costumed provos who arrived armed with nunchuckas and carrying incendiaries.

Gene Sharp also emphasizes that internal, personal commitments to nonviolence are critical. He pays full credit to Gandhi and to Dr. King.

SNCC Legacy, SCLC Atlanta and Memphis, and the Facebook page for Occupy Nonviolence provide suitable materials.

This approach puts being ahead of doing: "Change yourself, then change the world." It takes more time and effort than tapping in to twitter.