The Methods Behind Anarchists' Madness
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The New York Post
THE METHODS BEHIND ANARCHISTS' MADNESS
by DOUGLAS MONTERO
February 4, 2002 -- They claim to be pacifists, but several
leaders of the anti-World Economic Forum rallies helped
coordinate civil disobedience that led to violence, a Post
In nightly meetings, leaders from anarchist groups
throughout the United States and Europe conspired to charge
police lines and disrupt public service.
They provide free tactical training to their soldiers with
realistic and well-acted playing scenarios - to teach them
how to respond.
Free housing for incoming soldiers was available along with
legal classes that taught local laws and rights.
The Post investigation involved attending nightly
"Spokescouncil" meetings at Good Shepherd Faith Church on
West 66th Street in Manhattan, where leaders gathered to
strategize. The Post also participated in workshops held in
an East Village church and at Columbia University.
Visiting anarchists start at a welcome center at the Sixth
Street Community Center, which was set up by "Another World
is Possible," an umbrella group. They are debriefed on
events and activities and given maps.
The rookies are steered to workshops.
One workshop encouraged all anarchists to form "affinity
groups," a cluster of five to 25 people that march together,
look after each other and through consensus, break the law
"if you choose to do so," a lawyer said.
"Never march alone."
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