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the violent "peace-police" 11 février 2012

Filed under: actu,English,fais tourner (pompé ailleurs),squatt/autogestion — stupidfrog @ 20:34

bon, pour l’instant j’ai pas le courage de traduire tout ça toute seule immédiatement, alors je vous le mets en VO.
C’est à propos des mouvements "occupy… (wall street, etc)" qui ont germés il y a quelques mois aux etats-unis (et qui n’ont jamais, finalement, remis en cause leur nom). En réponse à celleux qui accusent les black blocs d’être le "cancer du mouvement".

 

David Graeber :
Concerning the Violent Peace-Police
An Open Letter to Chris Hedges

 

I am writing this on the premise that you are a well-meaning person who wishes Occupy Wall Street to succeed. I am also writing as someone who was deeply involved in the early stages of planning Occupy in New York.

I am also an anarchist who has participated in many Black Blocs. While I have never personally engaged in acts of property destruction, I have on more than one occasion taken part in Blocs where property damage has occurred. (I have taken part in even more Blocs that did not engage in such tactics. It is a common fallacy that this is what Black Blocs are all about. It isn’t.)

I was hardly the only Black Bloc veteran who took part in planning the initial strategy for Occupy Wall Street. In fact, anarchists like myself were the real core of the group that came up with the idea of occupying Zuccotti Park, the “99%” slogan, the General Assembly process, and, in fact, who collectively decided that we would adopt a strategy of Gandhian non-violence and eschew acts of property damage. Many of us had taken part in Black Blocs. We just didn’t feel that was an appropriate tactic for the situation we were in.

This is why I feel compelled to respond to your statement “The Cancer in Occupy.” This statement is not only factually inaccurate, it is quite literally dangerous. This is the sort of misinformation that really can get people killed. In fact, it is far more likely to do so, in my estimation, than anything done by any black-clad teenager throwing rocks.

Let me just lay out a few initial facts:

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