Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 5, 2017

The black bloc in 1969

Filed under: ultraleftism — louisproyect @ 8:17 pm

In an online book titled “The Black Bloc Papers”, David Van Deusen of the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective makes clear that the Weathermen were the forefathers of the people who staged a riot at Berkeley:

The Black Bloc can trace its historical roots all the way back to when- and wherever people comprising an oppressed class or group militantly rose up against their oppressors. Elements of the particular tactics of the Bloc were previously utilized by the Weather faction of Students for a Democratic Society (the SDS) in North America during the “Days of Rage” in 1969.



  1. Reblogged this on David McDonald.

    Comment by davidbyrnemcdonaldiii — February 5, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

  2. For me the definitive work on this subject was early 70’s SWP fellow traveler Richard Rubenstein’s book: “Alchemists of Revolution”: https://www.amazon.com/Alchemists-Revolution-Terrorism-Modern-World/dp/0465000940
    Never before have I seen so many brilliant Lenin & Trotsky quotes so well organized to the point. A must read.

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — February 6, 2017 @ 2:26 am

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