How an anarchist struggles against war (notes about a Washington D.C. protest from the Northeast Anarchist Network):
In a narrow stretch of road between a fence and building, APOC made their move. Anarchist People of Color, backed up by the black bloc, stretched orange plastic netting across the route to cut the march in two. Their purpose was to give the liberal marchers trapped in the back an earful about the racist assumptions and practices of ANSWER and the white-dominated anti-war movement in general, an effort that was unfortunately handicapped by an under-amplified megaphone.
While the liberals squeezed their way around the ends of the APOC blockade, we argued about whether to make a move against a nearby office building…
All in all, not withstanding a few bright spots, the day was one of missed opportunities. The poorly defended office buildings near the APOC blockade in particular were a perfect opening for an enraged mob of thousands to wreak enough havoc to get the attention of the ruling elite. But, of course, we didn’t have an enraged mob.”
If only the anarchists had succeeded in their tactics, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would be over by now, right? Enraged mobs against war!