Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog

During the Egyptian revolution and the struggles against the Mubarak regime, the Egyptian military and then the Morsi regime and the Muslim Brotherhood, several groups emerged modeled on the anarchist Black Blocs in Europe and North America, and possibly even Latin America. As the anonymous interviewee in the article below indicates, the original Egyptian Black Bloc was a social revolutionary, libertarian group that used the Black Bloc name and tactics to defend themselves and the Egyptian revolution from the various authoritarian groups vying for power in Egypt. However, it would appear that more recently a number of groups identifying themselves as “Black Bloc” have emerged which have allied themselves with the Egyptian military in its fight against the Muslim Brotherhood, an error equally fatal to freedom, equality, justice and the social revolution as collaboration between so-called “anarchists” and the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. The interview was conducted…

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