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Violence politique
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  1. Anarchy is struggle for life, freedom and dignity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A communique by the Circle of Fire anarchist collective and the Anarchist Bulletin BLACK FLAG on the events of May 5th, 2010 in Athens, when three bank workers were murdered by 'anarchist' arsonists. The murders came as an ultimate result of an irrational, meaningless and needless violence which is promoted by an autistic, un-political and anti-social concept that has become a parasite to the anarchist/antiauthoritarian movement, sucking its blood and disparaging it, leading it to criminalisation and social isolation.
  2. An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
  3. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the Black Bloc, familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa sounds more political. American Antifa looks very much like a middle class wedding between Identity Politics and gang warfare.
  4. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist, is just a variation of the Black Bloc, which is familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa serves the purpose of stigmatizing those it attacks as "fascists", yet despite its imported name Antifa in the U.S. is basically just another example of America's steady descent into violence.
  5. Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
  6. Bolivia After the Referendum
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Sucre departments (states or provinces) escalated their destabilization campaign against the Morales government, while the latter singularly failed to assert its rightful democratic control over all Bolivian territory. A small, racist and virulently right-wing minority has been able to shut down large parts of the country and spill indigenous peasant blood with impunity.
  7. Buda's Wagon
    A Brief History of the Car Bomb

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Mike Davis traces the car bomb's worldwide use and development. In his analysis, he also exposes the role of state intelligence agencies - particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan - in globalizing urban terrorist techniques
  8. The Caribbean Left's Legacy
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has continuously been marginalized by the two party system, wining only one or two seats in each election.
  9. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 2 - May 1982 - Canada-Latin America/Le Canada-L'Amerique Latine

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  10. Critique of Nonviolent Politics 
    From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 2002
    Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."
  11. Empire Abroad, Empire At Home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The institutions and ideas U.S. elites used to project "full spectrum dominance" onto the global stage have eventually become part of the political order in the U.S. It is empire -- most of all -- that dooms democracy. As corporations have an insatiable drive for profit, empires have an insatiable drive for power.
  12. A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The goal of a true movement opposing American fascism should not be adrenaline-boosting brawls, it can only be the long and dedicated work of dismantling various engines of white supremacy within our socio-political landscape.
  13. Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40 wounded. A video released to the press shows Michoacán police taking aim at the strikers.
  14. German autonomen: morality police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    On the origins of "black bloc" tactics.
  15. Greece's Golden Dawn: Fascists at the Gate 
    The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    While Golden Dawn -- with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas and its Hitler salutes—looks like it might inhabit the fringe, in fact the organization has roots deep in the heart of Greece's political culture.
  16. How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Behind the rhetoric of the "alt-right" about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and the so-called "alt-left" about capitalism, racism, state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence.
  17. How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition focuses on individual, extreme, and hate-filled mobilizations and rhetoric, rather than the deeper, politer, and apparently more politically acceptable violence that imbues United States foreign and domestic policy in the 21st century.
  18. I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Forty-four years ago this month, in December 1969, I quit my job as a manager of a bookstore in New York City's Greenwich Village and began to write the Anarchist Cookbook. My motivation at the time was simple; I was being actively pursued by the US military, who seemed single-mindedly determined to send me to fight, and possibly die, in Vietnam.
  19. Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco followed a violent police assault on striking steelworkers in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán that left two dead and several severely injured. Local residents believe that the Fox government was taking revenge on Atenco activists for their success four years ago in blocking the construction of a new airport.
  20. Mitziton: A community in Chiapas resisting the government road
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  21. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 9, 2017
    Meeting the Challenge of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. This issue of Other Voices offers a number of articles, books, and films offering different perspectives on meeting the challenge of the right.
  22. Propaganda of the deed
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A concept that promotes violence against political enemies as a way of inspiring the masses and catalyzing revolution.
  23. The Psychology of Political Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    Compared with the wholesale violence of capital and government, political acts of violence are but a drop in the ocean. That so few resist is the strongest proof how terrible must be the conflict between their souls and unbearable social iniquities.
  24. Red Emma Speaks
    Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
  25. The Red Menace 
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  26. SDS 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1974
    The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
  27. The Sixties 
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  28. Socialist Register 2003
    Volume 39: Fighting Identities

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2003
  29. This Rough Game
    Fascism and Anti-Fascism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Renton describes the rise of European Fascism, the condition of Weimar Germany, British fascism, Battle of Cable Street and Hitler's life.
  30. Throwing Out the Master's Tools and Building a Better House 
    Thoughts on the Importance of Nonviolence in the Occupy Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Diversity of tactics does not mean that anything goes and that democratic decision-making doesn't apply. If you want to be part of a movement, treat the others with respect; don't spring unwanted surprises on them, particularly surprises that sabotage their own tactics -- and chase away the real diversity of the movement.
  31. You Can't Blow Up a Social Relationship 
    The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979   Published: 1981
    An Australian socialist-libertarian response to terrorism in the aftermath of the 1978 Sidney Hilton bombing, and a meditation on the inferior logic of terrorist-based politics.

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