The following document is presented with the intention of furthering the basic effectiveness of our movement by advocating various tactical practices that we hope will
be adopted by the Black Bloc as a whole. The inspiration for this work comes from our complete love for the creative ability/potential of humankind and our uncompromising
dedication to social revolution. Portions of this work tend to take on a militaristic tone. This tone should not be misconstrued as a back door justification for arbitrary hierarchical models of organizing. Rather, the reality of our militant struggle necessitates the language
used in order to most accurately depict our objective circumstances and the methods we must imply in order to come closer to victory. Here it should be pointed out that under no circumstances do we advocate any organizational model that in essence is not compatible with those utilized democratically by Anarchists and revolutionary workers as
practiced during the Paris Commune (1871) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-9). In order to put this work together,we reflected on our own collective experiences as well as looked to history to learn what works within an Anarchistic framework and what does not.
It is our intention here to present an accurate, yet brief, analysis of the present state of the movement generally, as well as the steps we (the Black Bloc) must take in order to
further the cause. Also, the below proposals are directly intended for Black Bloc incorporation only. Fore, any across the board Anarchist adaptation of the more militant
proposals (such as found in the section Preparations For Increased State Repression) would lead to the weakening of the all important above ground community organizing
efforts. We view these efforts as primary to the general cause in that it is through them that the wider populace is brought over consciously to the Anarchist Left. Our struggle
must be conducted at all levels.
Lastly, we encourage you to read this work and discuss it within your collective and/or with other folk within the Black Bloc Anarchist community. It is our hope that such
collectives and interested people connected with the Black Bloc will sign their names (not necessarily their given names) to this and implement the tactical proposals suggested below. In the likely case that the below document is partially unacceptable to our community of struggle, it is our hope that such points of contention be discussed, debated and amended as necessary in order to reach Black Bloc consensus. We here ask that the various Anarchist newspapers and periodicals open up their letter sections for this purpose.
Anarchism and The Broader Movement
While the broader movement has affected some important practical and consciousness building victories, it is still too malleable and indecisive to put an uncritical trust in its visual organizations (as encapsulated in the Direct Action Network).
As revolutionary Anarchists we must continue to support and encourage its participatory and directly democratic currents while steering it away from its unconscious tendencies
towards spectacular abstraction and Liberal capitulation. We must continue to do this through the dissemination of revolutionary Anarchist theory as well as by DIRECT
example, both of the kind on the streets, in community organizing efforts and in regards to our lifestyles. This must continue to be a priority both at demonstrations as well as within the particularities of our local communities.
In this capacity we must be vigilant not to limit our dialectical interactions with the movement itself. In a word, we must continue to reach out to the yet included masses. For it is only through their direct participation that the present system of oppression will
be forever disintegrated and thrown into the wastebasket of history.
The Development Of The Movement
For all of the above reasons, this past year has been marked as a progressive stepping-stone towards the continuing resurgence of the revolutionary Anarchist movement. This in spite of certain painful set backs such as the demise of the Love and Rage organization and the Fire Cracker Info Shop in Massachusetts. The objective historical situation, as well as our newfound practical abilities, has resulted in us moving two steps forward for every step back. However, before we become full of conceit, let it be said that we have many, many dangerous steps to traverse before we reach the end of this epic.
Our Local Communities
It is in our specific communities that we (Black Bloc and Anarchists generally) are able to push the revolutionary Anarchist movement forward through diligent and relevant
community organizing through out the ranks of the disenfranchised.
Here we must continue to do this by forming workers co-cooperatives, community centers, newspapers, the creation of Anarchist art as well as by direct political action
when ever possible. At the large demonstrations we are able to push our movement forward by the organizing and subsequent action of our Black Bloc.
In conclusion, this communiqué is put forward with the intent to spark the constructive development of our revolutionary abilities. It is not meant to be authoritative insomuch as it is intended to facilitate a positive internal dialogue. However, it is our hopes that at least
some of the above suggestions are seriously debated and then adopted by our fellow Black Bloc Anarchists.
We encourage you to replicate and distribute this communiqué however you choose (as long as it is not done for Capitalist profit).
The Green Mountain Anarchist Collective
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