Sunday, November 26, 2006

All Empires Must Fall

Update:Anarchist Action has released a communique

regarding the event documented in this video.

The difference between an anarchist approach
to organizing a march and typical authoritarian
leftist and liberal methods is that the latter
seeks to control the actions of the participants,
often squashing attempts at direct action.
Authoritarian leftist and liberal groups favor
routine, symbolic protests and beg for reforms
from the ruling class. This does little in terms
of actual resistance to the war or to whatever
social condition is being opposed. An anarchist
approach rejects all forms of authority and
therefore does not set protest laws or try to
keep people within boundaries- we believe in
freedom and when we take to the streets that
is the atmosphere we want. Anarchist Action
does not coordinate, plan or participate in
direct action, economic sabotage, or any other
similar actions, we simply organize a protest
space in which people may autonomously enact
a diversity oftactics, and express their
resistance in whatever way they choose.

This is a first-person account of the protest that
occured in San Francisco on the evening of
July 8th, 2005. This protest recieved an exceptional
amount of attention due to the injury of a police
officer during a scuffle towards the end of the
protest. This video makes use of all natural sound.

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