The Black Blocs Ten Years after Seattle: Anarchism, Direct Action, and Deliberative Practices

  title={The Black Blocs Ten Years after Seattle: Anarchism, Direct Action, and Deliberative Practices},
  author={Francis Dupuis-D{\'e}ri},
  journal={Journal for the Study of Radicalism},
  pages={45 - 82}
The Black Blocs made a spectacular entrance into the Movement for Global Justice on 30 November 1999 at the "Battle of Seattle," when they smashed the windows of McDonald's, Nike, Gap, and a few banks. In April 2009, almost ten years later, a Black Bloc is involved in skirmishes with police at Strasbourg during the NATO Summit. The aim of this article, which is largely based on interviews with militants, analyses of their discourses, and first-hand observations of demonstrations, is to identify… 

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