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  • Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017

    Many of you already know about the untiring struggle of Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the most recognized political prisoners in the world. He is allegedly found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of the white cop Daniel Faulkner in Philadelphia on December 9, 1981.

    In fact the Police and Prosecutor of Philadelphia criminalized and tried to assassinate him for being Black Panther, sympathizer of MOVE and revolutionary journalist, always writing on people´s side and against power.

    Perhaps you have participated in actions and activities that in 1995 and 1999 achieved to stop the execution that was already planned.

    Or perhaps you were part of the international movement that finally turned out in the revocation of the death penalty in 2011.

    Or maybe you took part in the campaign to gain medical care for hepatitis C after he almost died on March 30, 2015.

    Without a continuous struggle for two years, they would never have given him the treatment with the new antivirals, which healed Mumia almost immediately and helped him feel much better. But unfortunately prison authorities let so much time pass that he developed cirrhosis of the liver. That is why now more than ever is urging freedom.

    There is now a new legal possibility to dismiss the guilty verdict for Mumia. The US Supreme Court in the recent Williams vs. Pennsylvania case found that Ron Castille, the Philadelphia Attorney General who later became a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge, violated the US Constitution by serving as a judge and part in the case of Terrance Williams. The same happened in the case of Mumia with Castille, who played a prominent role in the Prosecutor’s Office in obtaining a false guilty verdict, and then, as a judge, rejected more than 30 appeals from Mumia.

    We are now pushing for the Prosecutor’s Office to hand over all of his files on Castille’s involvement in the case as a first step to filing appeals again. It takes the action of all to gain his freedom. That is why we are calling on all the singularities, collectives, communities and organizations to a Week of Agitation for Mumia’s freedom.

    For the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the fall of prisons and the system that engenders them!

    Amigxs de Mumia Uruguay

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWooden Shoe 704 South St

    What's so hard about denouncing Nazis? It should be clear that there is no room for equivocation or mincing words. Nazis must be denounced and stopped. How do we reach out to poor white youth who are being recruited into white supremacist groups? What do we say to liberals who want to find a way to de-escalate without calling out the harm done by hate groups? How do you answer the messed up and false equivalency of the violence perpetrated by white supremacists and Nazis to the acts of resistance by Antifa and others who demonstrate solidarity with marginalized communities?

    Linda Tirado is a freelance writer and activist who has spoken around the globe about what it’s like to be poor in America. She is the author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. Before she wrote books Tirado was a night cook in rural Utah. Described as having “a way with words that’s both breezy and blunt,” she works to make the lives of America’s working class slightly more tolerable, although she dreams of the day that America wakes up and realizes that there’s no moral distinction between collecting food stamps and writing off business lunches on one’s taxes because either way the taxpayer is feeding people.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
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    24
    Oct
    2017

    This October, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will hold their annual conference in Philadelphia. This is a call for an ambitious mobilization to directly disrupt the conference, to publicly spread an explicitly anti-police position, and to attempt to open up space that is hostile to state control. We hope to do so using both coordinated and decentralized, autonomous actions in the area immediately surrounding the conference in Center City and throughout Philly.

    The IACP brings together law enforcement agencies from throughout the world to “advance the science and art of police services” through international coordination, training, and policy work. Their 2017 conference will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with four days of workshops, an exhibition hall with corporate vendors, and a number of secondary events at other locations. Also, a “general assembly.”

    This call for opposition comes from the perspective that policing is inherently a colonial, white supremacist project. From their inception, the police have had as their primary function the maintenance of a social order based on violent domination along lines of race, gender, class & ability; from slave patrols to strike-breakers and from vice squads to gang units. Opposition to the IACP presents a unique opportunity to advance a position that is absolutely against all policing, as a large part of the organization’s agenda mirrors that of those who would reform the institution. Body cameras, diversity in hiring, “trust and accountability,” and above all, “community policing” are all central themes of the conference and to recommendations for “21st Century Policing.”

    As the Trump administration (universally endorsed by law enforcement unions during the election) bombastically seeks to reinvigorate the militarization of police, it is a crucial time to aggressively put forward an analysis that recognizes militarization and community policing not as divergent, but as complementary parts of a coherent strategy of domination.

    Meanwhile, the hundreds of participating agencies and workshops starkly demonstrate the severe intersectionality of the violence the police have always carried out. Interlocking movements for black liberation, indigenous struggle against colonization, sex workers’ self-determination, resistance to ableist police violence, radical political movements resisting repression, queer rebellion, global anti-imperialism, migrant and refugee justice and no borders movements, housing justice, environmental struggles, and more, all have a stake in opposing the strategies and tactics that will be promoted at this conference.

    The IACP conference puts on display what we know from our daily participation in diverse forms of resistance: that every struggle is a struggle against the police.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    10:00 amThomas Paine Plaza

    March Against IACP

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PMConvention Center 1101 Arch St
    The International Association Of Chiefs Of Police is coming to have their National convention in Philadelphia. However, we are clear of the damage that these individuals inflict on communities across our country. This weekend, we are standing up, saying no more, and laying the groundwork to abolish this corrupt system of policing we have in the United States. Use the hashtag #AbolitionWeekend to share why you want police forces in your neighborhood abolished!
  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmRittenhouse Square

    Nationwide, people have taken over streets and highways to fight back against local police departments and their brutality. Putting heat on the department results in police chiefs and PR managers recycling the same lies to persuade the people to “move on” with our lives. Meanwhile, police unions such as the Fraternal Order of Police go out of their way to openly mock and intimidate the victims (and victims’ families) with their perpetual terror. In rare occasions where departments attempt to fire officers, police unions fight tooth and nail to keep them instated. The F.O.P. does not care about public relations. They do not care to present themselves differently from what they truly are, a violent gang of bullies and proud of it. Philadelphia is home to arguably the most brutal branch of the F.O.P., historically and present. The F.O.P. continues to brutalize with impunity, while chiefs and PR managers try their best to cover their asses.

    All struggles are anti-police struggles. For every slain, maimed, and brutalized victim of police terror, this is for us. Join your community for an intentional Anti-F.O.P. march on Saturday October 21st, Rittenhouse Square at 7:30pm.

    Let the Philadelphia F.O.P. know we are sick of their shit. Wear Black!

    FTP//1312

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    12 to 2 PMConvention Center 1101 Arch St
    The International Association Of Chiefs Of Police is coming to have their National convention in Philadelphia. However, we are clear of the damage that these individuals inflict on communities across our country. This weekend, we are standing up, saying no more, and laying the groundwork to abolish this corrupt system of policing we have in the United States. Use the hashtag #AbolitionWeekend to share why you want police forces in your neighborhood abolished!
  • Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PMConvention Center 1101 Arch St

    TELL THE ADL: END DEADLY POLICE EXCHANGES. Militaristic policing doesn't make us safe!

    Why will the Anti-Defamation League, a self-professed civil rights leader, have a table at a conference of police chiefs?

    Join JVP Philly for this action outside the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. We’ll be out there to call on the Anti-Defamation League to stop running exchange programs between U.S. police departments and Israeli military. These exchanges exacerbate racist police violence, militarization, and surveillance both here and in Israel/Palestine.

    Policing doesn't make us feel safe, and we reject safety built on militarized, racist, Islamophobic policing.

    We're working towards a world in which safety for all people is created through community and justice, and not for some people only through violence against others.

    This action is part of the #DeadlyExchange campaign to end police exchanges between the US and Israel. To learn more and get involved with this local campaign email philly@jvp.org.

    #EndtheDeadlyExchange #AbolitionWeekend

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    5pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St
    Resistance against Trump's Fascist presidency began as soon as he was elected, and has been met with repression. Black Rose Philly invites you to a watch some films with Anti Fascist themes and learn how to support comrades facing state repression. 10 dollar donation suggested, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All money will be donated to J20 defendants facing trials in the next few months including Journalists and Medics. Free Vegan Food provided!
  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    7PM to 9PMWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Democracy is the most universal political ideal of our day. George Bush invoked it to justify invading Iraq; Obama congratulated the rebels of Tahrir Square for bringing it to Egypt; Occupy Wall Street claimed to have distilled its pure form. From the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the autonomous region of Rojava, practically every government and popular movement calls itself democratic.

    And yet it was democracy that brought Donald Trump to power, not to mention Adolf Hitler.

    What is democracy, precisely? How can we defend ourselves against democratically-elected tyrants? Is there a difference between government and self-determination, and are there other ways to describe what we are doing together when we make decisions? Drawing on the latest book from the CrimethInc. collective, the presenters will explore these questions and more. Join us for a lively discussion!

    crimethinc.com/democracy

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017

    Let us choose actions within our reach.
    Let’s plan our tactics carefully.
    Let us not be afraid of repression by governments.
    Let us create spaces and practices of emancipation and liberation for all species.
    Let us mobilize everywhere for a determined, fearsome and antispecist movement.
    Let us unveil the sufferings imposed on animals.
    Let us liberate them from the conditions imposed by the trading and murderous systems.
    Boycott and sabotage the systems of oppression.

    Solidarity between species is not only a written word!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    On November 16th, at 10 am, in front of the high security court in Turin, will be held the first hearing of the trial ”Scripta Manent,” and it will be a long-running case, in which 22 anarchist comrades are charged, and seven of them are still in prison. The repressive State apparatus accuses a part of the anarchist movement of attacking it with the practices of: destructive direct action against its structures and its men, realization and distribution of anarchist publications, and support for revolutionary prisoners.
    The theorem of prosecutor Sparagna is that the positions of accused comrades are isolated and distant from the anarchist context.
    It is a blatant attempt to factionalise and confine the anarchism to certain fenced enclosures, legal and interpretative.
    We demolish the attempt to isolate these comrades and we affirm that the practices and positions they are accused of, constitute a patrimony of all anarchists and revolutionaries, and we reaffirm our closeness and our solidarity with the defendants.
    We make a call to take part in the gathering on Thursday, November 16th, at 10 am, in front of the high security court of “le Vallette” Turin prison, and we relaunch the call for international solidarity with all anarchist, rebel and revolutionary prisoners; in any place and in accordance with the modalities that each person considers more appropriate.

    [Details Here]