Nate started a great thread over the masculinist undercurrent of ‘militancy.’ (my response would be: we’ve never been militants)
I’ve decided to repost my followup comment:
I like Jasper’s suggestion – there are two texts that are a must along those lines.
First “living and struggling” from Tiqqun http://zinelibrary.info/tiqqun-living-and-wrestling.
Second is “this is not the black bloc” by Claire Fontaine. Half of CF was deeply involved in Tiqqun, and was part of the 2001 split that was in part due to disagreement over militancy. http://fendersen.com/black_bloc.htm
In a much more American context, there was an early piece written called “She Doesn’t Give a Fuck About Your Insurrection.” The approach of the text is deeply problematic, in my view, because it was written as a provocation piece. The result was equally polemical responses that didn’t get to the heart of some of the issues of the American readings of Tiqqun. Look to Infoshop and Anarchistnews to see the extensive “comments”.