‘Black Bloc’, the Radical Left (and the ghost of violence) in the Lopez Obrador Era

A look at the radical left and the current state of the anarchist movement in Mexico during the Lopez Obrador government through the lens of Carlos Illades and Rafael Mondragón. The article from El País newspaper follows the recent publication of ‘Radical Lefts in Mexico: Anarchisms and Postmodern Nihilisms’.¨Who shapes politics to the left of the left? What are their demands? Where do they come from? What is their project? The essay is an approach to the most rebellious social movements with hardly any precedents in Mexico. Also a debate, of course, about their practices and forms of action, where the use or rejection of violence is constantly underlying, that old ghost that has haunted the global left since its genesis.¨