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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

By Esther Solano Gallego,ROAR magazine, June 23, 2014 Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions. It was in the first weeks of the massive anti-government protests that started in June 2013 and shook Brazilian society to its very […]

Hamburg, Germany: Resistance to eviction of Rote Flora

Hamburg, Dec 21, 2013–Over 8,000 protesters have clashed with riot police as they protested against the planned eviction of squatters from a popular social centre, and against the eviction of hundreds of Syrian refugees from their homes. The largely peaceful protest erupted following a baton charge, and use of teargas, and water cannons by the […]

Support for anarchists rising

Social unrest over police actions, poverty and corruption have grown Black Bloc ranks By Bradley Brooks, The Associated Press, October 23, 2013 When a tear-gas canister rattled around at Andrea Coelho’s feet, a masked young man picked it up and tossed it back at police. Right there, the kindergarten teacher decided she backed him and […]

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In Egypt, anarchists carry the revolution forward

by Jerome Roos, RoarMag.com, January 28, 2013 The media may be puzzled by the emergence of anarchists in Tahrir, but the truth is that anarchism was behind the insurrectionary impulse from the start. When tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed back into Tahrir Square on Friday to commemorate and continue the revolution that started two years […]

Egypt: Black Bloc Attempts to Storm President’s Home in Zagazig

by Bishoy Ramzy, Yosry Mohamed, Arabstoday, Friday, 25 January 2013 Five people were killed in the Egyptian canal city of Suez on Friday, as protesters clashed with police and mass rallies shook Egypt on the second anniversary of the revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak and brought Islamists to power.Doctors at the Suez Hospital told AFP […]

Egyptians mark revolution’s two-year anniversary with protests denouncing President Mohammed Morsi

Aya Batrawy and Mariam Rizk, Associated Press/National Post, Jan 25, 2013 CAIRO — Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.