anti-war | 16.03.2004 18:30 | London
Take exit 10 on the Hyde Park/Marble Arch subway and you'll see us. A map is included below. Bring your own flags, banners, placards, drums etc. and hope to see you there!
We invite all who believe in anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian direct action to join in a show of solidarity.
The idea to start calling libertarian blocs on demo stemmed from discussion among anarchists in London about divisions and lack of communication between anti-authoritarians in the UK.
While we don't see A-B marches (which can often be very dull and unrewarding) as activity which will actually challenge the state we think they are an important occasion to show the presence of a libertarian movement in Britain, which is often represented as disorganised and useless by the media and others.
The idea of a Libertarian Bloc is a place where anti-authoritarians can meet others like them and find strength in numbers. They are also useful for attracting newcomers who often might not come across anarchist ideas.
While we support direct action as the only effective method for achieving social change we do not think that the place for direct action is on heavily policed marches. Instead we see the Libertarian Bloc as a place to introduce people to the idea of direct action theoretically so we can take action another day. So feel free to bring your kids, friends or family etc.!