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More anarchist photos from DC on 24th

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More anarchist photos from DC on 24th

More pics of anti-authoritarian bloc in DC

By anon

More pics of anti-authoritarian bloc in DC

Here's some more photos. Before anyone asks, I have pretty much no photos at all of when things got hectic and road blockades were being formed and such because I was too busy trying not to get arrested to take pictures.

Source: http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/57737.html

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More anarchist photos from DC on 24th
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 06:40 PM CDT
Perhaps the action was a tactical failure, (it was out here in SF as well), but there seems to be alot of people that came out for the event, and the pictures look great!
More anarchist photos from DC on 24th
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 07:05 PM CDT
Why do you think it was a tactical failure in SF? I haven't heard much about the SF one.
More anarchist photos from DC on 24th
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 07:40 PM CDT
sweet i found me! that was fun, like playing wheres anarcho waldo?
More anarchist photos from DC on 24th
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 07:40 PM CDT
Is it just these particular pictures? Be honest, this doesn't look like a 1000 people. Not even 100.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 08:24 PM CDT
yes, there were way more than 100 people in the anarchist contingent. i would estimate several hundred at the very least.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 09:01 AM CDT
WTF? The bloc was more than one block long, on an 8-lane road; based on those
photos, 1,000 seems an under-, not an overestimate. -Mike.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 07:59 PM CDT
there were affinity groups planning a number of actions.
that is, the most successful affinity groups in recent years planning actions.

there were so many things that i really don't know where to start. MGJ backed out of any direct action planned, anarchists from outside of AR threw wrenches into planned actions including a really drunk old guy who many suspect was a cop.

and some kind of consensus was made to go to a recruiting station. unfortunately, the people who came up with the idea, blew the cover. they were very cool people, and when shit hit the fan they acted, but very inexerienced. the failure in DC was all about affinity groups. affinity groups are a powerful tool and people should use them. many in the circle a community are swearing off mass actions, esp. after this.

i would say don't. this whole activist surge is because of the circle a community. you can take it back. we need to be more creative, less sectarian and versatile.
huh?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 08:21 PM CDT
umm... exactly how did MGJ back out of "any direct actions planned". MGJ and the Adopt an Intersection folks were the ones responsible for the direct action spokescouncils that facilitated blocking the delegates in at the Mayflower Hotel on Sunday morning. So just because MGJ followed their advertised feeder march route, i.e. they fed into the larger anti-war march, they backed out of actions? Nobody came to MGJ talking about any actions other than the blockade.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 11:48 PM CDT
Not only did MGJ not "back out" of any planned direct actions, but the black bloc plan didn't actually come from Anarchist Resistance. It was posted on the Anarchist Resistance website, but was actually planned by others. AR just published it for them. That's not really clear from looking at the call (which just refers to "we", without saying who "we" are, and which directs folks to anarchistresistance.org) but it is the case.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, September 26 2005 @ 09:58 PM CDT
i agree the problem was affinity groups. people should seriously form
their own affinity groups especially for protests like this. those who
were in affinity groups acted much more organized and better than
those that didn't. a lot of people came alone or without an affinity
group structure, which resulted in people often getting separated from
each other and general unpreparedness for things to come. however I
still feel most of those who participated got a real great resurgence and
interest in what anarchism can actually accomplish. it was good to see
so many people show up which is something that in recent history may
be common in DC but is def not in other parts of the northeast.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 09:18 AM CDT
We also need better communication between locals and out-of-town anarchists. I
had taken the time to make maps, study MPD tactics, track MPD deployments, etc.
but had no way to communicate important info to the out-of-towners.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 09:55 AM CDT
Enough with all the psuedo-artsy close ups of photogenic bb'ers faces. People bloc-up for a reason. If you must take pictures of people, at least have the decency to respect thier privacy and blur out faces and any other distinguishing features. Our european comrads can do that, why can't we?

cyfer
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 02:50 PM CDT
i agree, however since nobody else with photos seemed to be doing it i
didn't see the harm in continuing the trend. that's what masks are for,
to protect your identities against pictures and video, if you don't wear a
mask, expect to have your picture get out there.

however i do regret not doing that, and i'll do it nextime and
encourage everyone to do the same.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 04:52 PM CDT
yeah, regardless of the trend in photos, you should always blur faces out and distinguishing features.

let's not do the police's work for them!
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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 08:12 PM CDT
Eh... If people don't want to be seen they'd make an effort to not be. I mean, I understand when doing something illegal to blur faces (like the dumpster pics on DC indymedia...) but I don't see anything illegal per se in these.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, September 29 2005 @ 11:18 AM CDT
being an anarchist is disorderly conduct in itself. :)