NOTE: I am happy to see this book in print again after it went out originally in 2002. I loved the Breaking Glass version issued in 2006, but it was only online. Glad to see the LBC crew put this influential book back into print. I wrote a new foreword to it.
The Black Bloc Papers is a set of documents preserved from the anti-globalization movement from 1999 2001. It serves as a punctuated beginning by way of calls to action, manifestos, and action reports of a new era of anarchist organizing and activity. Rather than organizing to last or to win the black bloc enters from stage left as a disruption; to global capital, to protest politics as usual, as ephemeral and ubiquitous.
The Black Bloc Papers is intended for those who would like to understand the vigorous protest politics of anarchism, the tactic of the black bloc has practiced over a decade ago, and as a historical signpost reminding us of how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go.
LBC Books is publishing this title in the spirit of anarchist attempts at publishing this document over the past decade. We have used the work of Breaking Glass Press, the Alternative Media Project (Infoshop.org), and the Green Mountain Anarchist Collective in this publication.
Edited and compiled
by David Van Deusen & Xavier Massot
New foreword by scott crow
Released summer 2014