No one could stop the red tide that flooded across New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco yesterday. Santacon took hold of the streets in these and other cities across the globe. With anarchist roots in the San Francisco Cacophony Society, Santacon has morphed into a global flash mob of partying and politics. While there is something suspiciously patriarchal about a guy in red taking credit for all the work that usually un-sung mothers put into Christmas morning, one can’t help but think that this carnival may bode well for other anarchist self-organizing events.
December 13, 2009