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 >RS can only be right on the disappearance of the Direct Action Movement (DAM), provided however that one accepts his definition and periodisation. Personally, I don’t find them pertinent. Dating the emergence of the DAM from the mid-90s, as organically linked to the alter-globalisation rallies, is a fully arbitrary choice. Additionally,​ making of it an almost homogeneous whole is an aberration and defining it as “the activist milieus tempted by the alternative and posing questions relative to communism” is extremely simplistic. >RS can only be right on the disappearance of the Direct Action Movement (DAM), provided however that one accepts his definition and periodisation. Personally, I don’t find them pertinent. Dating the emergence of the DAM from the mid-90s, as organically linked to the alter-globalisation rallies, is a fully arbitrary choice. Additionally,​ making of it an almost homogeneous whole is an aberration and defining it as “the activist milieus tempted by the alternative and posing questions relative to communism” is extremely simplistic.
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 >The emergence – as a substantial phenomenon – of a whole constellation of autonomous collectives advocating and practising direct action rather dates back to the mid-70s. As this form (and content) of political organisation responds to necessities (no doubt this should be further explained) linked to a period (the 2nd phase of real subsumption) which is not over, one might think that this organisational form is here to stay. It is not being produced and reproduced in an identical manner through space and time but, if we intend to define a concept/​category of this constellation (like the DAM), it is rather in this way that we should analyse this phenomenon -- that is, perceiving the “Black Block” only as one of its avatars, delimited in space and time (and as such, completely justified to proclaim this avatar’s death). The spectacular circus of the alter-globalisation rallies has existed for only a particular period and was very far from involving the totality of what could be considered as the DAM’s constituent parts. >The emergence – as a substantial phenomenon – of a whole constellation of autonomous collectives advocating and practising direct action rather dates back to the mid-70s. As this form (and content) of political organisation responds to necessities (no doubt this should be further explained) linked to a period (the 2nd phase of real subsumption) which is not over, one might think that this organisational form is here to stay. It is not being produced and reproduced in an identical manner through space and time but, if we intend to define a concept/​category of this constellation (like the DAM), it is rather in this way that we should analyse this phenomenon -- that is, perceiving the “Black Block” only as one of its avatars, delimited in space and time (and as such, completely justified to proclaim this avatar’s death). The spectacular circus of the alter-globalisation rallies has existed for only a particular period and was very far from involving the totality of what could be considered as the DAM’s constituent parts.