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Via AudioVision: Mustafa Seven [Flags of main Istanbul football teams, along with antifa flag] Engin Iriz @zehraseyyah Engin Iriz Taha Kabulantok Taha Kabulantok Engin Iriz Engin Iriz Mahir Uraz @zehraseyyah @zehraseyyah Related articles

Some of my favourite images from Gezi Park: [Translation: Antarctica is resisting] Aylin Geziparkı @aylinyrd Turkish protesters get creative: because statues are people too. #occupygezi #direngeziparkı #bubirsivildirenis Yiannis Βaboulias @YiannisBab The picture of the dervish protester in a gas-mask is already iconic. #occupygezi Source: Source: And some of my less favourite ones: Via: @sda_can Solidarity…

Here are some reflections on antisemitism, populism and conpirationism in the Occupy movement: The Occupy Movement, Populist Anti-Elitism, and the Conspiracy Theorists by Spencer Sunshine in Shift. The Zeitgeist Movement and Occupy UK: An Anti-Globalisation Cult by Andrew Coates Occupy Wall Street and the perils of the big tent by Adam Holland  Against conspiracy theories: Why our activism must […]



Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley This is an age when political events are calibrated to Twitter, activists’ thoughts are punctuated with hashtags and the circulation of politics proceeds memetically. I have mainly been bemused by the wave of occupations emanating from Wall Street and franchised “globally” (i.e. to the other wealthy countries of the global North) on 15 […]


Occupy Monaco!



Black bloc


In the UK, the Black Bloc has gotten a lot of media coverage and blog buzz because of the March 26 anti-cuts march where they appeared. Mostly, of course, it is liberal hand-wringing, conservative hysteria and the rest of the whole usual denunciatory arsenal of the law and order party. Myself, I think Black Bloc […]

Two great posts at John Eden’s fantastic Uncarved Blog. Colonel Gaddafi’s Kentucky Fried Britain On the 1986 occupation of Gaddafi’s London HQ. An extract: Hopefully Gaddafi will be gone by the time this post goes live. I certainly won’t miss him, but I will grudgingly admit that he brought a certain erratic charm to international politics. […]

“Radical critique is not about exchanging compliments, but about looking at the limitations of movements which claim to be anti-capitalist and trying to contribute to their development. The task of over-emphasising the ’sexy and inspiring’ sides is better left to the various direct action conferences and gatherings, whose only purpose seems to be exactly that: […]

Mick Sweetman against the black bloc. And a follow-up here. (More on the black bloc here.)