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  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    June 28, 2018 is the second annual International Day of Solidarity with Eric King. June 28th, 2016 was the day that he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    We hope that you will join us in celebrating and showing solidarity for our friend by writing him, sending him books, spreading the word through banner drops or leafleting, or organizing a fundraiser or celebratory event.  Thank you for your continued support!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St

    The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative, and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, and factories and universities were occupied. Before it was all over, children, homemakers, and the elderly were swept up in the life-changing events that targeted bureaucratic capitalism and the staid Communist Party. The French state was on the ropes and feared civil war or revolution. Decades later, here are the powerful oral testimonies of those young rebels who demanded the impossible.

    Published on the 50th anniversary of those momentous events, May Made Me presents the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed both the individual and history.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St, Philadelphia
    Meeting to Discuss events and or organizing with the IWW.
  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    6:30 pmLAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave

    While many are gathering on July 4th to celebrate the “birthday” of a deadly imperial force, Philly ABC ain’t having none of that. We’ll comfortably ignore this bizarre event and instead do something fun. Like an anti-imperialist letter-writing on July 2nd!!!

    We invite you to join us, 6:30pm at LAVA, to show solidarity for anti-imperialist political prisoners! We’ll be writing letters to Jaan Karl Laaman, Tom Manning, and David Gilbert. Additionally we’re making birthday cards for Walter Bond (Animal Liberation), and Michael Foster (Earth Liberation). Good vegan food is provided by North Philly Food Not Bombs. So come on down and start your July with something that’s actually cool!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    This year, the TORCH Network is calling on antifascists everywhere to take back July 4th from this legacy of white supremacy and instead fight back against fascism and oppression in celebration and remembrance of Dan and Spit’s life work. We urge you to join us in lifting up their names and making sure that their sacrifice isn’t forgotten. Drop a banner, table at a show, host an anti-fascist reading group, provide outreach and support to oppressed communities, write letters to anti-racist prisoners, burn an American flag, put up anti-fascist posters, organize a solidarity demo, or take action against local fascists in Dan and Spit’s names. The list goes on- get creative, get in the streets, and take action this July 4th! Dan and Spit may be gone, but we will continue to carry on this work without them. They will not be forgotten.
     

    On July 4th, 1998, Dan Shersty and Spit Newborn were gunned down by neo-Nazis on the outskirts of Las Vegas. The pair were founding members of the local Anti-Racist Action Chapter and dedicated their lives to fighting white supremacy. They were lured into the desert and murdered by six known white supremacists- of the six, only three, Ross Hack, Leland Jones, and John “Polar Bear” Butler served prison time.

    July 4th, 2018 marks 20 years since Dan and Spit lost their lives in the fight against white supremacy. In the past, neo-Nazis have celebrated the anniversary of their death. Exactly one year after their murder, racist skinheads in Nevada hosted a white power music festival in celebration of their killing. July 4th is of course also Independence Day, a holiday that glorifies American patriotism and the bloody history of colonization and oppression tied to this country’s founding.
    Please send us communiques detailing your solidarity actions to be compiled into a reportback after July 4th. You can email us at torchantifa(at)riseup(dot)net.
  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    1:00 pm48th and Chester Ave

    Some comrades are throwing a BBQ fundraiser for MOVE prisoners tomorrow!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    8:30 PM - 9:30 PM1101 Vine St

    As a cultural collective of artists, media makers and activists, the Chinatown Art Brigade is collaborating with Asian Americans United and Viet Lead to support their hosting of the national Grassroots Asians Risings Youth Summit in Philadelphia. Chinatown Art Brigade has designed a visual platform that will amplify issues of immigrant rights and the increased threats of ICE deportations and detentions on our immigrant communities on both a local and national level. Working in close partnership with The Illuminator, the project culminates in a large-scale outdoor projection celebrating stories of resistance and resilience in Philadelphia and nationally, putting a human face on immigration and generating a nation-wide response to this urgent issue.
    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    15:00 – 17:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St
    Deprogram your mind and the ways you think about interacting with others through this workshop of simple authentic relating games. Learn new ways to express yourself genuinely while fostering an awareness of your uniquely fluid needs and desires. This workshop aims to change our traditional thought patterns of how we're used to behaving in relation to one another and instead cultivate honest and anarchic ways of being. Come with an open mind.
  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Book 704 South St

    The Radical Education Department (RED) presents...
    In Philly, like in many other cities, radical groups often work separately. We come together for certain events, or anniversaries like May Day, but beyond these we can tend to stick to our own projects. How can we create more radical support for, and coordination with, each other? How can we build a radical, durable, and broad-based coalition in Philly?

    This summer, the Radical Education Department (RED) is working with other radical groups in the city to coordinate a series of three discussions--building off of our Wooden Shoe discussion this past spring on "Antifascist Education."

    The overall theme for this summer series is "Building a Revolutionary Coalition in Philly." The first talk, at the Wooden Shoe, will be around the theme "Anarchists, communists, socialists: Bridging the divides in Philly." One goal is to discuss ways to create more solidarity between groups in the city, exploring the deep history of radical coalitions--among anarchists, communists, and well beyond--along the way.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018
    6:15 pm City Hall Occupation, East Market side

    An informal talk and discussion on organizing and actions against border and immigration enforcement. Primarily drawn from experiences on occupied Tohono O’odham Land in southern Arizona, this talk will cover projects and mobilizations in the region from roughly 2006 through 2016. There will be some discussion on efforts in other parts of that region and globally as well!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    16
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    This is a challenge to every anarchist, abolitionist, rebel and determined fighter against prison society and white supremacy in Amerikkka: Between Monday, July 16 and Saturday, July 21, we’re calling on you to help unleash a concerted and spectacular array of solidarity actions before the upcoming prison strikes!

    As you likely know, prisoners will strike from August 21st to September 9th. They anticipate guards and administrators to respond with violent reprisals, media distortions, and extended lockdowns. Defending the strikes from the outside is an essential component of its success. Don’t wait; retaliation has already started and as August 21st approaches we expect to see transfers, preemptive lockdowns, and more.

    Outside support efforts, in collaboration with imprisoned rebels, have already begun. Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, IWOC, and other organizations are building phone trees, publishing call-outs, and mounting pressure campaigns. Another thing outside supporters can do is promote and set a stage for the strike. From July 16-21, we want to make an opening act that warms up the public consciousness and media landscape. If we’re successful, it will also be a loudspeaker for the prisoners’ call, blaring it past the censors, the mailroom pigs, and the dense walls of isolation and silence that prevent prisoners from knowing what’s cooking in other states or facilities until it’s already served up cold.

    The challenge before us is to do things so spectacular, creative, and unexpected that the mainstream media cannot neglect them. Hashtag: #prisonstrike2018. Use any means necessary to break that media blockade: take the streets, paint the town, disrupt the status quo, hack a site, get things lit, or go ahead and chuck your anarchist purity, resort to wooing celebrity endorsements, buying clever ads, or schmoozing your way into the news.

    Remember, the radical and independent outlets most likely to cover our activities exist mainly online. We need to leverage that coverage to force the big old media (the kind that gets into prisons: TV, radio, print editions of newspapers) to report this news due to fear-of-missing-out.

    The goal: get the phrase “Nationwide Prison Strike: 8/21-9/9” printed or spoken on the largest platform so prisoners can see it and no one outside can ignore it.

    So get out there and surprise us! Overwhelm amerikkka’s hostile media environment and get the word into prisons large and small across the nation.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    A presentation and discussion in the lead-up to the upcoming national prison strike beginning August 21st, 2018. We'll cover a quick analysis of prisons and policing in the U.S., some history of prisoner resistance during the rise of mass incarceration, and emphasize organizing and rebellion inside over the past decade. We'll also take a closer look at outside actions during the national prison strike in 2016 to try and glean lessons and inspiration to continue supporting those fighting inside while undermining and attacking prisons and policing beyond the prison walls themselves.

    "August 2018 is going to be lit. By that we mean: massive,
    transformative, world-changing."

    For the initial strike call, see:
    http://sfbayview.com/2018/04/south-carolina-freedom-fighters-call-for-national-prisoners-strike-aug-21-sept-9-2018/

    For more info, see:https://fireinside.noblogs.orghttps://incarceratedworkers.orghttps://redistributethepain.wordpress.comhttps://michiganabolition.orghttps://itsgoingdown.orgFor more additional information about the info night or if you have any questions please email delawarevalleyanti-prisonnetwork@protonmail.com

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St

    Aaron Leonard is author of Heavy Radicals: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists (Zero Books, 2015), and A Threat of the First Magnitude—FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union—1962-1974, (Repeater Books, UK, January 2018). His research interests focus on twentieth century US history, particularly the FBI's efforts against organizations deemed threats to US “internal security." He has a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in History from New York University and lives in Southern California.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Since the last July 25th International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners, the worldwide struggle against the nightmare of fascism and the far-right has grown and intensified. The news bulletins steadily report the racist and bigoted attacks, the harassment of journalists, the demonization of refugees and migrants, and the increasing presence and violence of organized fascist and far-right groups. While the bigoted, nationalist imagination reproduces itself on a global scale, it also attempts to turn us all into prisoners of the border.

    Originating in 2014 as a Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman—an Australian man serving a 20-year sentence in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans—the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners aims to break down the borders and build an international response against fascism. By having an event, raising money, or dedicating an action to these comrades, we can simultaneously strengthen our local movements by ensuring that those who have acted to protect our communities against the fascist threat are never forgotten, as well as create the links of a powerful international solidarity which can transcend both the prison and the border wall.

    This July 25th, we call on antifascists worldwide to act in solidarity with antifascist prisoners—the comrades who have been behind bars for many years, the friends who have just begun their sentences, the mates still awaiting trial—because they are in there for us, and so we must be out here for them!

    No Pasaran!
    Until All Are Free!

    USE THE HASHTAG: #J25antifa

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St

    Many people learn about Indigenous politics only through the most controversial and confrontational news: the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, for instance, or the battle to protect Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, a site sacred to Native peoples. But most Indigenous activism remains unseen in the mainstream—and so, of course, does its significance.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce St

    ~español abajo~

    Hi everyone!
    We'll be holding a mass meeting this Friday from 6-8PM to discuss our Abolish-ICE movement, where EndPARS is, and other topics to ensure that Philadelphia is safe for all!
    We will be discussing current state, and decide on steps to get to that future vision.

    This will be in the Philadelphia room of William Way Center. 1315 spruce st.
    It is ADA accessible & has gender neutral restroom options.
    Send us a message if you'd like to request childcare

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    Hola a todos!
    Vamos a tener una asamblea este viernes a las 6-8PM para discutir los proyectos de Abolir-ICE, EndPARS, y todas las cosas que podemos hacer para asegurar una Filadelfia seguro para todos!

    Este asamblea va a estar en el cuarto de “Philadelphia”. 1315 Spruce St.
    William Way Center tiene accesibilidad ADA y tiene baños de genero neutral también.
    envía un mensaje si necesitas guardería

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PMPhiladelphia City Hall 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd.

    Pam Africa will speak about Mumia Abu-Jamal's next court date, (August 30) and Mike will speak on the upcoming event:
    @MOVE9 40 Year Commemoration which includes Running Down The Walls 2018! (Aug 5)
    SOLIDARITY WITH OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave

    Artists from all around Philly will be coming together to offer prints, embroidery, paintings, pizza and more, all profits to go towards helping immigrating families!

    Join us on Saturday, July 28th at A-Space (Baltimore and 47th) for a sweet little market to benefit The Florence Project.

    https://firrp.org/who/mission/

    The Florence Project is based out of AZ and offers free legal services to families, individuals, unaccompanied minors, those seeking asylum and more. They also offer know your rights training - all are services dearly in demand right now.

    Bring your friends and family, bring one dollar, ten or one hundred! See some beautiful works and contribute to an amazing organization.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    29
    Jul
    2018
    6-9PMClark Park 4300 baltimore ave
    This will be our monthly meeting to discuss, the business, solidarity activities and organizing of the Philadelphia Industrial workers of the World General membership Branch. If it rains it will be a a member's house nearby.
  • Mon
    30
    Jul
    2018
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PMLAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave
    Originating in 2014 as a Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman, an Australian man serving a 20-year sentence in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans, the call for an International Day of Solidarity with Antifa Prisoners is intended to be a way through which the global anti fascist community demonstrates its solidarity with people who have been kidnapped by the state for anti-fascist actions. This could be demonstrated in many ways through direct actions, fundraisers, or other events done in solidarity with these wonderful bad asses. Join Philly ABC on July 30th at LAVA to write cards to international antifa prisoners ( list found here: https://nycantifa.wordpress.com/global-antifa-prisoner-list/). Refreshments provided by North Philly Food Not Bombs!
  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
    Join us for a skillshare on essential electronic and behavioral security for activists facing government repression and right-wing backlash.
    Topics covered will range from passwords to anti-doxxing techniques to safe security practices offline! Presented by the Liberation Project

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    7pm – 8pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Hebron is a documentary that examines to what extent human rights are realized in a Palestinian community under Israeli occupation. Through provoking footage and interviews, this 40-minute film depicts Palestinian civilians attempting to exert their fundamental human rights, such as education, religion, movement, and dignity.

    Filmmaker Yousef Natsha grew up in Hebron and began documenting the struggles and resistance of his community at the age of 19. Natsha has worked with local and international human rights organizations and with various forms of media - including radio, photography, and film - to tell the story of his community.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018
    10 am sharp (Yoga at 9:30)Fairmount Park

    Hosted by Philly ABC and sponsored by the MOVE organization, Philadelphia’s first Running Down The Walls (RDTW) event is dedicated to the MOVE 9. On August 8th, the MOVE prisoners will have been locked in prison for 40 years. Despite irrefutable evidence of their innocence, and the prosecutorial misconduct used to convict them, the political warfare to keep them imprisoned endures.

    Join us and Move prisoners as we run/walk/bike/skate this 5K together. If you would like to participate in light yoga and warm-up stretches before, please arrive around 9:15am. Bring a mat if you can! Philadelphia RDTW 2018, exists to amplify their voices, show solidarity, strengthen our forces and help Free the Move 9!  If you cannot make it to the event or would like to make an additional contribution, please sponsor a participant either outside prison or inside or one of each. Contact us for more information on sponsoring!

    Proceeds will be split between the Warchest Program and the MOVE 9 Support fund. The ABCF Warchest program sends monthly stipends to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    07
    Aug
    2018
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM801 S 48th Street

    Hear from a panel of movement leaders from the im/migrants, anti-police brutality, and Palestine solidarity movements and join in a discussion on the need to abolish ICE and the police.

    In recent weeks, a powerful movement has risen across the country to fightback against the war on im/migrants and refugees, with the call to abolish ICE gaining greater momentum.

    In Philadelphia, the ongoing occupation at the ICE offices and now City Hall has helped to elevate this demand, along with the longstanding fight to shut down the Berks Detention Center and end PARS - a program of cooperation between the Philly police and ICE.

    The Philadelphia Police work not only with ICE but also with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and send cops to Israel for joint training. Israel - with economic, political, and military support from the U.S. - continues its brutal occupation of Palestine, recently enshrining the apartheid state into law.

    Much like the IDF, the police play a similar role in terrorizing Black and Brown communities here. For many years, the streets have been filled to fight back against police brutality, and call for an end to stop and frisk and to abolish the police.

    How can we link and unite the struggle to abolish ICE and the police? Can we build greater solidarity between our movements for liberation here with international struggles? What's the connection between ICE, the police, and U.S. wars waged against people abroad?

    Join us for the discussion, including:
    * Teresa Gutierrez, national leader of FIRE - Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere\
    * Carmen Guerrero, Shut Down Berks Coalition
    * Reportback from recent delegation to the U.S./Mexico border
    * more TBA

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    10
    Aug
    2018
    9:30 AM - 10:30 PM100 S Broad St

    Canvassers working for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), a for-profit nation-wide fundraising organization, have been attempting to unionize for years. GCI is a nominally “progressive” organization that fundraises for the likes of Doctors Without Borders and the Southern Poverty Law Center but has a long track record of union-busting and labor abuse.

    Our Seattle office began organizing in the summer of 2017. We won NLRB recognition in March 2018 and signed a collective bargaining agreement in April. Since going public as a union with the Industrial Workers of the World, we have been fighting back against concerted retaliation from the corporate office. We have faced wage theft, an unspoken hiring freeze, sabotaging workers’ equipment, intimidating new hires, and refusal to hire a permanent manager. There were repeated lockouts in June and July, which were openly admitted as retaliation for protected union action. We responded with large pickets in June and an “unfair labor practice” strike from July 27-29, both featuring solidarity actions in cities across North America.

    Three days after the strike GCI’s unionbusting lawyer informed our union that the company intends to permanently close the Seattle office, effective August 5, in blatant retaliation for our strike. We are confident that we can apply enough pressure to reopen the Seattle office. In the meantime, GCI’s New Orleans office has recently unionized and will be facing the brunt of the company’s union busting for the foreseeable future. We are not going anywhere, though, and the nationwide solidarity campaign will remain underway.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018

    Along with comrades in Charlottesville and around the Southeast, we are calling for a weekend of international solidarity for August 11-12, 2018 to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of those who fought the rise of fascism in Charlottesville last summer. This is an important time to renew the visibility of the struggle for real freedom and equality. The organizers of last summer’s far-right fiasco are attempting to organize “Unite the Right 2” rallies in Charlottesville and/or Washington, DC. While many in the Virginia area prepare to confront them, we invite you to join us in organizing local actions to spread the fight to every corner of the globe

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave

    The A Space is hosting a free Narcan training. This is a completely safe space and judgement-free event.

    There will be simplified first-aid thought, and thorough I struction for administering Narcan along with aftercare for the survivor.

    You will receive a free dose of Narcan with the training.

    The training is free, but the A Space runs on donations so feel free to give if you are able.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018

    The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement announces the First Annual Nat Turner Day!

    To commemorate the first day of the prison strike, RAM announces the first Nat Turner Day this August 21st, 2018. It is no coincidence this is the first day of this year’s Nationwide Prison Strike and we couldn’t be more honored to participate in this historic moment.

    On this day in 1831 the Nat Turner Rebellion began. Nat Turner and his band of 70 comrades traveled from plantation to plantation to slay their oppressors and free those they encountered along the way. This act of rebellion is an important precursor for our struggle today. The initiative of these brave people to risk their own well-being to free those held in captivity around them, speaks both to the militancy necessary for community defense and the selflessness of revolutionary struggle.

    People incarcerated in the United States, suffering some of the worst abuses in the world, are calling for a nationwide prison strike on August 21st. We at the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement stand with these brave individuals and support their demands for better conditions and revolutionary action as they risk their lives and health, not only for themselves but for the millions incarcerated nationwide.

    The risks people inside are taking to regain their humanity and dignity stand as a model for all abolitionists and revolutionaries. Our actions outside must amplify their voices and match their commitment. We call on all abolitionists and revolutionaries in this country, and those abroad, to stand with the prison strikers’ resistance. This is the struggle of our day. From inside the walls to the streets outside, we will abolish slavery, the prisons, and all the institutions that make such a barbaric world possible.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018

    Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina. Seven comrades lost their lives during a senseless uprising that could have been avoided had the prison not been so overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration, and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in out nation’s penal ideology. These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmJuvenile Justice Services Center 91 N 48th St

    Join us to send solidarity and support to striking workers behind bars. Bring noisemakers, drums, banners, and your friends!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018
    Thu
    30
    Aug
    2018

    We are coming back with global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Since last year, a lot has changed in our countries, but the general tendency is going in the worse direction with more repressions applied against anarchists not only in Europe but worldwide. With this in mind, we are calling for sixth annual week of solidarity!

    Last year lots of people sent us their reports from different parts of the world and we hope that this year the tradition will grow even bigger. We need to support our comrades! Use this week to spread the information about anarchists behind bars. Don’t have prisoners in your country? No worry, support prisoners from other countries in your region or use those days to raise awareness of repression mechanisms and how anarchist communities can fight against them!

    Build up security culture, support your local anarchist prisoners and fight back.

    Do not hesitate to continue sending your reports to tillallarefree@riseup.net!

    Nobody is free till all are free!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    cinéSPEAK and March Against Rape Culture (MARC) present...

    Screening of the film M.F.A. We will use this opportunity to introduce people to the MARC as an organization, generate discussion around dismantling rape culture + raise some funds for MARC ahead of their September march.

    Sliding scale admission.

    cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema.

    cinéSPEAK promotes community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    11:00 amCity Hall Dilworth Plaza 1500 Market Street

    On August 25, "Blue Lives Matter" supporters will meet at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to hold a fascist rally. The page Sports Beer & Politics II -- which is behind this march -- is a racist front-group that supports Nazis, police brutality, and the alt-right. They marched with the Nazis and KKK in Charlottesville.

    So we plan on saying: YOU'RE NOT WELCOME HERE. Dozens of groups will meet at City Hall to demand an end to police brutality, an end to stop-and-frisk, and an end to mass incarceration. We'll tell the fascists at the Liberty Bell we don't want them in our town!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    11:00 amCity Hall

    This Saturday, August 25th, fascists and authoritarians are hosting a Blue Lives Matter March in Philadelphia featuring local and state Republican candidates, including Scott Wagner, and various former law enforcement agents. The organizers are not only pro-police, but anti-immigrant, anti-trans, anti-Muslim, and connected with other more explicitly racist elements in the broader authoritarian Right. In response, a broad coalition is assembling at City Hall at 11AM to make a firm rejection of their authoritarian politics and the police altogether.

    This is a call for an anti-authoritarian bloc within that action. Meet at City Hall at 11AM and look for the black flags. Wear all black and cover your face if that feels enticing. Below are some resources on safely using this sort of tactic. Be ready to be mobile! Fuck the police!

    In Solidarity with the (inter)national prison strike,
    against all police, prisons and borders,
    – Anarchists with Conflictual Aspirations Bloc

    Some Helpful Resources:

    How to Form an Affinity Group
    Blocs, Black and Otherwise
    Fashion Tips for the Brave
    Resistance, Rebellion & Repression: Questions to Consider When You’re In the Streets

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PMLava space 4134 Lancaster Ave

    Philly ABC is doing a Black August Letter writing event on a bit of a different schedule than normal. This letter writing is the last monday of the month instead of the first.

    This month we will be writing letters to Black Liberation Army members Sundiata Acoli and Dr. Mutulu Shakur.

    A New York Black Panther, Sundiata Acoli endured two years of prison awaiting trial for the Panther 21 Conspiracy Case. He and his comrades were eventually acquitted on all the bogus charges. The case was historic and a classic example of police and government attempting to neutralize organizations by incarcerating their leadership. As a result of this political attack and because of the immense pressure and surveillance from the FBI and local police Sundiata, like many other Panther leaders went “underground.” On May 2, 1973, Sundiata Acoli, Assata Shakur and Zayd Shakur were ambushed and attacked by state troopers on the New Jersey Turnpike. Assata was wounded and Zayd was killed. During the gun battle a state trooper was shot and killed in self defense. Sundiata was tried in an environment of mass hysteria and convicted, although there was no credible evidence that he killed the trooper or had been involved in the shooting. He was sentenced to thirty years. Sundiata was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court in New Jersey in September 2014 when the court ruled the parole board had “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” when it previously denied him parole. The State of New Jersey has appealed the decision. More information: sundiataacoli.org

    In 1987 Dr. Mutulu Shakur was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment for his role in the Black Liberation Movement. In March 1982, Dr. Shakur and 10 others were indicted by a federal grand jury under a set of U.S. conspiracy laws called Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) laws. These conspiracy laws were ostensibly developed to aid the government in its prosecution of organized crime figures; however, they have been used with varying degrees of success against revolutionary organizations. Dr. Shakur was charged with conspiracy and participation in the Black Liberation Army, a group that carried out actual and attempted expropriations from several banks. Eight incidents were alleged to have occurred between December 1976 to October 1981. In addition, he was charged with participation in the 1979 prison escape of Assata Shakur, who is now in exile in Cuba. After five years underground, Dr. Shakur was arrested on February 12, 1986. While he was on the street, Dr. Shakur challenged the use of methadone as a tool of recovery for addicts. He believed in natural remedies instead and, based on those beliefs, founded the Black Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America. Many people credit Shakur with saving their lives. Dr. Shakur has worked to free political prisoners and to expose government abuses against political organizers. While in prison, he has struggled to create peace between rival gangs. More information: mutulushakur.com

    we look forward to seeing you there!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018

    Call for a week of anti-fascist agitation and propaganda, due to the growth and visibility that far-right groups have achieved in recent times which has reached into spaces in the mainstream media, in neighborhoods and in bourgeois politics.

    Because of the above it is necessary that we make ourselves present everywhere, mainly in the streets, making it clear that the intention is not only to act in an effective manner to fascist provocations, but to act in an offensive manner, permanently promote an anti-authoritarian attitude, to make visible, question and stress the daily reproductions of fascist attitudes such as racism, xenophobia, sexism and homo/transphobia.

    We are present with Heather Heyer, Rodrigo Lanza and those who confront fascism in any of its forms.

    Any info: latinxantifa(at)riseup(dot)net

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    6 pm to 8 pm

    The artists in Working Conditions utilize a variety of strategies—performance, video, painting, installation, sculpture, and mixed media—to illuminate the ways in which labor operates on a global and a personal level, and tell the untold story of Asian Americans in the labor movement, as well as the labor of creating a diasporic community.

    Please join us this Friday, September 7th from 6 pm to 8 pm for the opening reception featuring performances by artists Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt and Shizu Homma.

    Working Conditions is on view September 4 - December 15, 2018 in our main gallery Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm.

    We hope to see you and anyone else you would like to bring at our event! There are more details at our website on our Facebook event, feel free to share!

    [Submission]

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018
    6:30 pmLAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave

    Our monthly letter-writing event is this coming Monday due to the holiday and local actions in support of the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike. Philly ABC stands in solidarity with all of those striking to demand humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery. Join us at 6:30pm at LAVA where we will be writing letters to the Vaughn 17, the individuals charged with involvement in the February 2017 uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Delaware.

    For more information on the Vaughn 17, check out Live from the Trenches: Letters from the Vaughn 17. Contact information for the Vaughn 17 is found at the end of the pamphlet. We will also be sending birthday greetings to political prisoners with birthdays in September: Brian Vaillancourt (the 5th), Leonard Peltier (the 12th), Abdul Maumin Khabir (the 15th).

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018
    8:00 pmOld York Road and Hunting Park Ave

    Vigil for Shantee Tucker, the 19th transwoman killed this year in America.
    #ShanteeTucker #SayHerName
    #SayTheirNames
    #HowManyMorewow

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    6pm – 7pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
    Shawna Potter, lead singer of War On Women, has been a musician for over twenty years—and has been sexually harassed, discriminated against, or made to feel unsafe for just as long. Recently, she’s been training venues of all kinds to be safer spaces for people who experience harassment. This pamphlet is her DIY guide for any music, art, or community space looking to make the world a better place. It’s a detailed and radical call for our communities (not just the survivors) to take power back from harassers and abusers without involving police or other authorities.
  • Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018
    7pm – 9pm704 South St

    A discussion with PM Press authors Ward Churchill (Wielding Words Like Weapons) & Matt Meyer (White Lives Matter Most: And Other “Little” White Lies)

    Ward Churchill (Keetoowah Cherokee) was, until moving to Atlanta in 2012, a member of the leadership council of Colorado AIM. A past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and UN delegate for the International Indian Treaty Council, he is a life member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and currently a member of the Council of Elders of the original Rainbow Coalition, founded by Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in 1969. Now retired, Churchill was professor of American Indian Studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies until 2005, when he became the focus of a major academic freedom case. Among his two dozen books are the award-winning Agents of Repression (1988, 2002), Fantasies of the Master Race (1992, 1998), Struggle for the Land (1993, 2002), and On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (2003), as well as The COINTELPRO Papers (1990, 2002), A Little Matter of Genocide (1997), Acts of Rebellion (2003), and Kill the Indian, Save the Man (2004).

    Matt Meyer is the International Peace Research Association representative at the United Nations, the national co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the War Resisters’ International Africa Support Network Coordinator. A noted educator, author, and organizer, Meyer focuses on an extensive range of human rights issues including support for political prisoners; solidarity with Puerto Rico, the Black Liberation movement and all decolonization movements; and bringing an end to patriarchy, militarism, and imperialism.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave
    This will be our monthly meeting to discuss, the business, solidarity activities and organizing of the Philadelphia Industrial workers of the World General Membership Branch.
  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2018
    6:30 pmLAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave

    It’s time for our monthly letter-writing event again, but this time with a twist as the campaign to free the Virgin Island 3 kicks into high gear. Join us at LAVA at 6:30 pm for snacks and drafting letters in support of the Virgin Island 3, who have been locked up for 46 years and have just applied for commutation of their sentences by Governor Mapp.

    Like many aging prisoners, they are experiencing increasing health problems and pose NO RISK to the society they’ve been locked away from for nearly half a century. Because Governor Mapp’s term is ending and he is up for re-election this November, *now* is the time to contact him to urge for commutation of their sentences. This is it; all hands on deck!

     

    How you can help:

    1) Write a letter [ideally mail it the first week of October]

    Please start by writing a letter in support of the VI3’s application to both: Governor Mapp and Lt. Governor Potter. This is also a good time to urge folks you know who care about social justice to get on board with this campaign!

    Suggested letter format:

    Governor Kenneth Mapp
    Government House
    21-22 Kongens Gade
    Charlotte Amalie
    St. Thomas, VI 00802

    Lt. Governor Osbert Potter
    Office of the Lieutenant Governor
    1131 King Street, Suite 101
    Christiansted
    St. Croix, VI 00820

    Re: Warren Ballantine, Meral Smith, and Beaumont Gereau

    Introduce yourself. This could include comments about your job, family or work in the community.

    Explain how you know their cases and/or how you may know them personally.

    Explain why you are concerned (if you are from the VI, explain how this affects your vote and if you are from elsewhere explain how commuting their sentences would positively influence society or your view of the VI).

    Some Issues are:
    1. Length of time in prison
    2. Their deteriorating medical conditions
    3. Aging and getting old
    4. No community threat (example: while they were housed in the St. Croix, they were actually allowed to go out in the community to religious services and to speak to/mentor at-risk youth, sometimes unsupervised, with no issues)

    Implore the Governor to commute their sentences. Explain that you understand that he eluded to this before he was elected and at the beginning of his term.

    Respectfully end your letter.

    2) Fax your letter [ideally the second week of October]:

    Fax the letter you wrote to the Governor’s office at: (340) 693-4374

    and the Lt. Governor’s office at: (340) 774-6953

    If you do not have a fax machine, you can send a free online fax using faxzero.com.

     

    3) Email your letter [ideally the third week of October]:

    https://www.vi.gov/contact.html

     

    4) Call the three officials in charge of reviewing the commutation applications [as much and as often as possible until further notice] to ask if they received your letter/fax/email:

    Governor Mapp’s Office: (340) 774-0001

    Lt. Governor Potter’s Office: (340) 774-2991

    Attorney General Claude Walker: (340) 773-0295

    Legal Counsel E. Henderson: (340) 712-2212

    Leave messages letting them know you support the commutation applications for Warren Ballentine, Beaumont Gereau and Meral Smith.

    A few talking points if desired, but feel free to keep it short and sweet:
    • After 46 years of incarceration, they are of seriously ailing health and are extremely unlikely to re-offend… Warren alone is on 6 different types of medication after a massive heart attack a year ago.
    • It is costing the state a TON of money to continue to house them and pay for medical care.

    Keep up the pressure until further notice! Governor Mapp is up for re-election on Nov 20th. If he does not win re-election, his last day to commute sentences is on January 4th, 2019.

    When you can, drop one or all of the Virgin Island 3 a note telling them about the actions you took on their behalf. You can also read about the campaign in Malik’s own words.

    Warren Ballentine #16-047
    Tallahatchie Correctional Facility
    415 US Highway 49N
    Tutwiler, MS 38963

    Beaumont Gereau #16-001
    Tallahatchie Correctional Facility
    415 US Highway 49N
    Tutwiler, MS 38963

    Meral Smith #16-024
    Tallahatchie Correctional Facility
    415 US Highway 49N
    Tutwiler, MS 38963

    At this event, we will also send birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in October: Skelly Stafford (the 3rd), Jamil Al-Amin (the 4th), Mike Africa & David Gilbert (both on the 6th), Malik Bey (the 8th), Jalil Muntaqim (the 18th), and Eddie Africa (the 31st).

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    4:00 PM – 6:00 PMFederal Court House

    #BreakTheSystem
    #WeDontHaveALifetime

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE RALLY
    Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation
    & D.O.C. Policies
    October 9, 2018 @ 4PM
    @ Federal Courthouse (6th and Market)

    The gross mismanagement of power that lead to Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation extends far beyond the rampant sexism evident in our highest courts, to an entire system of government rooted in racism, inequity, and injustice.

    The Department of Corrections has continued to impose dehumanizing and oppressive policies onto our incarcerated comrades. These policies, and more broadly incarceration and the entire prison industrial system, disproportionately target black and brown people, and continues to uphold a racist system.

    The system was never meant to uplift marginalized people. The system was built to keep the people in power, in power, and the oppressed people, oppressed. The system works the way the prison state wants it to. #WeDontHaveALifetime, which is why we need to #BreakTheSystem.

    Join us TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 4 PM at 6TH AND MARKET (Federal Courthouse) for a celebration of our collective rage, as we take the next steps to tear down the borders, walls, and glass ceilings that destroy us all.
    Twitter for updates: @Liberation_PHL

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    Join us for an evening of presentation, song, and conversation. Author Mat Callahan will discuss his research and experience about the musical explosion of the sixties and the explosive politics that ignited it. From the Sons of Champlin to the Grateful Dead, from the Black Panthers to the Occupation of Alcatraz, Callahan offers a unique, front row seat at the forces seen and unseen that shaped the era. Then author Aaron Leonard -- drawing on unique material gained from Freedom of Information requests -- will head back to the 1940s-1950s, when artists Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, ‘Sis Cunningham, Josh White and other artists seen as partisans of the Communist Party confronted governmental authorities intent of making them renounce their politics or failing that, drive them from the public sphere. Musical savant Dennis O’Neil — steeped in music of both eras -- will frame the event with some of the best selections of both eras.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2018
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    A discussion with Salvatore Engel-Dimauro, Ecosocialist Horizons co-founder and Ghani (Kempis Songster) founder of the Redemption Project
    The practice of or potential for growing food in cities has been getting a lot of attention lately and for many reasons. But the politics behind the reasons (or motivation) is often not told or not thought about. Some of the push for urban food production actually hides socially oppressive or reactionary motives. Yet, the need for community-controlled food production in urban areas has never been greater. And the stakes have never been higher. We will discuss examples of this contradictory but promising situation and talk about what urban food production could contribute towards building ecosocialist futures, including in Philadelphia.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    In 2013, author-activist Nani Ferreira-Mathews traveled on the popular free ten-day "birthright trip to Israel funded by Taglit-Birthright. In her recently released book, Birthright? Travelogue of an American Radical in Israel/Palestine, she covers a day-to-day account that exposes themes of militarism, sexism, and racism on the trip. This book sheds light on the erasure of indigenous cultures and the racism of the state of Israel. It's a must read for those considering going on the trip and for those who work against the occupation.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    8 – 9 AMNew Castle County Courthouse, 500 N King St, Wilmington, DE

    A call for solidarity with the Vaughn 17, currently on trial and to mobilize for a rally on the outside of the New Castle County Courthouse. Both called for on Monday, October, 22nd.

    Call for Solidarity With the Vaughn 17 on October 22nd

    On February 1st of 2017 inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in rural Delaware took over their unit in C-building; they held staff, released demands to the media, and made it clear that their motivation was not just a result of confinement but also the election of Trump. At the end of their 18+ hour occupation, one guard, Steven Floyd (known by all to be exceptionally abusive) was dead.

    On October 17th of the same year, the Delaware Department of Justice charged 16 prisoners with Floyd’s murder and two others with riot, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Except for one snitch, all the defendants have plead not guilty and their jury trials will begin on October 22nd, 2018.

    On this date, as the state opens its trial against these comrades, we are calling for solidarity actions and to show the Vaughn 17 that they are not alone or forgotten about, and to show the state that the message of the Vaughn 17 resonates loudly throughout plantation society and across its borders.

    Join us for a Rally at the New Castle County Courthouse from 8 – 9 AM on October 22nd

    In many ways the demands of the Vaughn 17 anticipated the 2018 National Prison Strike, calling for increased wages for their mandatory labor, and the introduction of rehabilitation and education programs. These comrades positioned their struggle inside against the threat posed by Trump’s election, which has now been realized in the increasing detention of immigrants and the rise of fascism on the outside. Since the occupation’s end, they have been subjected to extreme repression and violence, including beatings and the denial of basic necessities, including having their water shut off. Yet in the face of these hardships and the betrayal, 17 of the defendants are standing together, unwavering in their solidarity.

    Solidarity is the most effective weapon we have against the State. When we come together we can keep each other, and the movement, alive and propel the fight to the next stage. If we all push together, their walls will topple!

    Against the carceral state and the American plantation! 

    Freedom and victory to the Vaughn 17!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
    4:00 pmWooden Shoe 704 South St
    Cindy Crabb is the author of the long-running feminist autobiographical zine Doris. She is the editor of the book Learning Good Consent, and the zines Masculinities and Filling the Void. Her work has appeared in The Riot Grrrl Collection; Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth; Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism; Maximum Rock and Roll; the Utne Reader and Teen Vogue.
  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 PM – 7:00 PMGilbert's Shoes 1652 Ridge Ave

    It's the scariest time of the year! We decided to celebrate by hosting a fundraiser/party!! Come hang out with us at Gilbert's, check out cool art, zines, patches, music and way more stuff our friends have made and listen to music and poetry readings by some of our favorite people!

    $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds

    If you're interested in vending or reading your poetry please email us at liberationproject@protonmail.com
    (The spooky part is the decorations, your art doesn't have to be spooky!)

    $10 for BYOT - Bring your own table
    $15 for WPYT - We provide your table

    All proceeds go towards Avalon Cafe - a community orientated coffee shop opening winter 2019 and Liberation Project's emergency fund.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave
    This will be our monthly meeting to discuss, the business, solidarity activities and organizing of the Philadelphia Industrial workers of the World General Membership Branch.
  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2018
    6:30 pmLAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave

    Our November event will feature Black Liberation movement prisoners with California cases. We’ll be sending our love and solidarity to Ruchell “Cinque” Magee and Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald.

    Ruchell “Cinque” Magee is the longest held political prisoner in the U.S., having been locked up since 1963. Politicized in prison, he later participated in the Marin County Courthouse Rebellion, the attempted liberation of political prisoner George Jackson. Ruchell pled guilty to the charge of aggravated kidnapping for his part in the assault. In return for his plea, the Attorney General asked the Court to dismiss the charge of murder (Magee being the shooter of Judge Haley). Magee later attempted unsuccessfully to withdraw his plea, and was sentenced in 1975 to life in prison. He has lost numerous bids for parole. He has also worked tirelessly as a jailhouse lawyer, working on his own case and helping many other prisoners win their freedom.

    Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, born and raised in Compton, California, joined the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party in early 1969 as a teenager who had just been released from the California Youth Authority.  He is currently serving 2 life sentences for the frame up of the murder of a security guard and attempted murder of a CHP officer.

    We’ll also be sending birthday cards to Joshua (Josh) Williams (Nov. 25th). A staple of the Ferguson rebellion, Josh Williams was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his actions in attempting to light fires near a Quick Trip gas station, which others quickly extinguished, during a protest against the killing of Black 18 year old Antonio Martin by police in Berkeley, Missouri on Christmas Eve 2014. Josh, who was 19 at the time of the incident, was charged with first-degree arson, and second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing under $500.  He should be eligible for early release (in 2022) after serving six and a half years of his sentence.  He was transferred in 2017 to Jefferson City Correctional Center.

    As usual, snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018

    Call for International Day of Action against Fascism and Anti-Semitism November 8th – 11th.

    Last Friday, a gang of “Proud Boys,” under police protection, staged a violent homophobic assault on anti-racist activists on the streets of NYC’s Upper East Side. This latest attack follows a sharp spike in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic violence around the world since the November 9, 2016 election, from Chemnitz to Charlottesville.

    November 9th also marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht – the “November Pogrom” in which German nationalists, under orders from the highest levels of the Nazi regime, murdered, raped, and brutalized thousands of Jews and desecrated over 1,200 synagogues.

    But today, Jews are fighting back, as we always have. And today, in the spirit of centuries of our peoples’ resistance to racism, fascism, and carceral capitalism, we call on Jews everywhere – together with our allies – to join in a global wave of action to #CancelFascism this November 8-11.

    We are Jews of the Diaspora, grandchildren of the Shoah, heirs to the antifascist resistance. Today, we say that a pogrom against any of us is a pogrom against all of us.

    Our blood isn’t cheap: Violence against our communities will not be ignored. Violence against racial, religious, sexual, and gender minorities will not go unchallenged. Nor will the government that sanctions this violence, the church that blesses it, or the ruling class that profits from it.

    On November 8-11, we will sing out and celebrate the survival of our peoples. We will say Kaddish for those who gave their lives in the fight against fascism. We will engage in acts of Kherem and ritually excommunicate those Jews who aid and abet the fascists of our time. And we will march on the institutions, the political parties, and the private businesses that collaborate with their genocidal agenda.

    At the same time, we will show the world that the real threat to our security as Jews isn’t our Muslim neighbors, but “Western Chauvinists,” Christian supremacists, and white nationalists – the would-be pogromists of our day.

    Starting now and continuing through 5779 and beyond, we will (re)build an international network of anti-fascist Jews and our allies. From the streets where we live to the places we work and play, we will organize to defend all of our communities from those who would exterminate us.

    We invite you to join us in the fight: For a world without pogroms. For a future without fascism.

    Action Items

    1. Mark your calendars for 11/8 – 11/11. Call your own people to action on these dates, in solidarity with this call from within the Jewish community, and with the International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism,* using the hashtags #AntiFascistFall #CancelFascism #OutliveThem.

    2. Share word of this weekend of action widely. Craft your own call: use or edit our words, images, and resources as you see fit. Come up with the strategy best suited to your ’hood, town, city, and region, and identify local targets for nonviolent direct action.

    3. In unity is our strength. Reach out to other groups already resisting the far right and state terror in your area or start your own. Organize an action together. Forge alliances with other oppressed communities that will endure beyond #AntiFascistFall.

    4. Document your actions and those of the oppressors. Share images, stories, and reportbacks with your social networks using the hashtags #AntiFascistFall, #CancelFascism, and #OutliveThem. Then share them with us at wewilloutlivethem@protonmail.com. Please include only as much identifying information as participants consent to give.

    5. Be safe, be smart, and be dangerous. Consider the needs, capabilities, and vulnerabilities of the people in your crew. Plan lower-risk actions that everyone and their yiddishe mama can participate in. People may or may not choose to plan higher-risk actions. We ask that all who answer this call be prepared to support one another in the event of arrest, detention, or repression.

    * This action is in solidarity with but organized autonomously from the International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism, observed in Europe and elsewhere since 2013.

    This November, we remember. This November, we organize. This Kislev, we fight back.

    November 8 – November 11, 2018

    #AntiFascistFall #CancelFascism #OutliveThem

    wewilloutlivethem@protonmail.com | @outlivethem | outlivethem.wordpress.com

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    On January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Following his inaugural address, as the upper echelons of the American political establishment mingled on the National Mall, several blocks away, a riot was breaking out. A black bloc several hundred strong was wreaking havoc on the streets. The bloc was part of the anti-capitalist and anti-fascist march, one component of a broader day of protests organized under the umbrella #DisruptJ20. Armed with spray paint, crowbars and rocks, this mob smashed windows, clashed with police and redecorated a limo that would eventually be put to the torch. The police repression was swift. Amidst the haze of pepper spray and flashbangs, over two hundred protesters were kettled, and arrested by DC’s Metro Police.

    So began one of the most important political trials in recent history. In an effort to set a chilling precedent for anti-Trump resistance, the US Department of Justice charged over 200 people with eight separate felony charges, threatening them with upwards of 80 years in prison. In her crusade to paint the J20 black bloc as one giant conspiracy to riot, federal Prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff filed warrants to seize people’s digital data, and entered into an alliance with discredited far-right media outfits peddling doctored evidence. Faced with this repressive array of state power, J20 defendants responded with unflinching solidarity, setting a new standard for political defense in the age of Trump. This is their story.

    More info at: https://sub.media/c/trouble/

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    9am-1pm1315 Walnut Street

    In the best spirit of anarchism, this seminar will strive to create a space of learning together, drawing from our shared understandings and experiences. It will explore anarchism as an ethical compass, which points simultaneously to an overarching critique of all forms of hierarchy and an expansive social vision of what it could mean to be free people in a free society. It will look at how anarchism can offer a way of thinking —a critical or dialectical theory—to find “cracks in the wall.” And from there, crucially, it will dig into anarchism as a living, breathing, prefigurative politics, utilizing illustrations from messy-beautiful experiments in the here and now that at once gesture toward a liberatory, loving world. At its heart, this seminar will revolve around what it means to aspire toward and practice an “everyday anarchism,” where notions such as self-organization and self-governance, mutual aid and solidarity, autonomy and collectivity, dignity and care, to name a few, become commonsensical second nature as well as the basis for new social relations and social organization.

    Facilitator: Cindy Milstein. Cindy has long engaged in anarchistic organizing, contemporary social movements, and collective spaces, and is author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, coauthor of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of LiberalismOver the past couple years, they have focused on doing support for the J20 defendants and others facing state repression, co-organizing the Institute for Advanced Troublemaking’s Anarchist Summer School in Worcester, MA, and getting up to all sorts of “friendly anarchist” mischief as a collective member of Solidarity & Defense, Huron Valley in so-called Michigan. Cindy has also toured extensively this past year with their latest edited anthology, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, speaking about the intimate connection between structural losses, grief, and resistance while holding space for similar stories, and is honored, called on, to do death doula and grief care. Cindy blogs at Outside the Circle.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    On October 13, 1909, Francisco Ferrer, the notorious Catalan anarchist educator and founder of the Modern School, was executed by firing squad. The Spanish government accused him of masterminding the Tragic Week rebellion, while the transnational movement that emerged in his defense argued that he was simply the founder of the groundbreaking Modern School of Barcelona. Was Ferrer a ferocious revolutionary, an ardently nonviolent pedagogue, or something else entirely?

    Anarchist Education and the Modern School is the first historical reader to gather together Ferrer’s writings on rationalist education, revolutionary violence, and the general strike (most translated into English for the first time) and put them into conversation with the letters, speeches, and articles of his comrades, collaborators, and critics to show that the truth about the founder of the Modern School was far more complex than most of his friends or enemies realized. Francisco Ferrer navigated a tempestuous world of anarchist assassins, radical republican conspirators, anticlerical rioters, and freethinking educators to establish the legendary Escuela Moderna and the Modern School movement that his martyrdom propelled around the globe.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    11:00AM (But get there early)Washington Square Park 6th Street & Walnut Ave

    Far-right groups with ties to Neo-Nazis known as the “Proud Boys” and the “Three Percenters” are planning to attend a rally in Philadelphia on November 17th called “We the People”. They provoke and attack people on the streets who they deem to be unworthy of their far-right, fascist vision of the country. The Proud Boys were present in Charlottesville, terrorize residents in the cities of Portland, New York, and Providence, and have been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    The residents and allies of Philadelphia must stand in opposition to this escalation of the far-right’s push into the city’s culture and politics.

    We are urging people recognize the seriousness and danger of this situation, and come out to oppose them on November 17th at Washington Square in Center City Philadelphia. There is safety in numbers, so to ensure the protection of vulnerable individuals and communities, it is imperative that as many people as possible show up in opposition.

    What to bring: Noise makers, signs, water, warm clothing and comfortable shoes, your friends and neighbors.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    December has been a month marked with the insurgent memory of anarchic ones who rise up in open antagonism with whatever form of authority.

    December 2018 will be the 10th year since the companion Alexandros Grigoropoulos was taken from the streets, assassinated by police bullets in Exarchia, Greece, in 2008.

    It is also the month during which, 5 years ago, the companion Sebastian Oversluij died, killed by the bullets of a mercenary of capital during a bank expropriation in 2013 in Chile.

    Because the memory of our dead is fuel to stoke the flame of our life in permanent revolt, Black December is again a meeting point of multiform action and reflection on ourselves, our forces as a combative minority, and the current faces of the totalitarian enemy: authority and its world of hierarchies, fascism, patriarchy, speciesism and the many expressions of the desire for supremacy of some over others.

    Once more, Black December remains an invitation to insurgent communication of the wild heat of offensive action against power.

    Iconoclastic memory with our dead.

    Offensive solidarity with the companions facing repression in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Italy, Greece and all the world.

    For a Black December, see to it that anarchy lives!!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2018
    6:30 amLava, 4134 Lancaster Ave

    The December letter-writing event will be a New Year’s card-writing party for all US-held political prisoners. Rather than focusing on a specific set of prisoners, we will send a card to each of the nearly 60 US-held political prisoners sending them season’s greetings. This is a time we set aside annually to send short messages of solidarity to everyone recognized as being held in prison for their political beliefs or actions. This enables us to drop a line each year to prisoners that we have either already featured more in depth at letter-writing events throughout the year or those we will be doing events for in the future. We will also send birthday greetings to those with birthdays in December: Muhammad Burton (the 15th), Connor Stevens (the 17th) and Casey Brezik (the 30th).

    While the circumstances of our comrades’ incarceration and the current political climate leave a lot to be desired, much good has also come out of 2018 including the freedom of Debbie and Mike Africa. Long-term prisoners Herman Bell and Seth Hayes were also release on parole this year to return to their families bringing the US-held political prisoner count to below 60. This event is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to free the remainder, stay strong and stay in the struggle.

    Light refreshments will be provided. Please come join in the festivities!

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 women’s marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a movement. But the enduring work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels powerful to march, but when and how does marching matter? In this original and richly illustrated account, activist and organizer L. A. Kauffman delves into the history of America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal what protests accomplish and how their character has shifted over time.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    10
    Dec
    2018
    7pm – 9pm704 South St

    With author Nazia Kazi

    Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics is a powerful introduction to the scope of Islamophobia in the U.S. Drawing on examples such as the legacy of Barack Obama, the mainstream media’s portrayal of Muslims, and the justifications given for some of America’s most recent military endeavors, author Nazia Kazi highlights the vast impact of Islamophobia, connecting this to a long history of US racism. Kazi shows how American Islamophobia and racism are at once domestic—occurring within the borders of the United States—and global—a matter of foreign policy and global politics. Using Islamophobia as a unique case study, Kazi asks the reader to consider how war and empire-building relate to racism. The book sheds light on the diverse experiences of American Muslims, especially the varying ways they have experienced Islamophobia, and confronts some of the misguided attempts to tackle this Islamophobia

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    Join us for a book launch and discussion on Silvia Federici's two new books Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women & Re-enchanting the World

    Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women is feminist call to arms providing new ways of understanding the methods in which women resist victimization and offers a reminder that reconstructing the memory of the past is crucial for the struggles of the present.

    Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons centers on women and reproductive work as crucial to both economic survival and the construction of a world free from the hierarchies and divisions of capital.

    Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972 she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally. Her previous books include Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation and Revolution at Point Zero. She is a professor emerita at Hofstra University, where she was a social science professor. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years and was also the cofounder of the Committee for Academic Freedom for Africa. Her newest books are Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women and Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, both published by PM Press in 2018.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018
    19:00 – 20:30Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The only book to risk detailing how this country’s secret grand jury system works from the inside: After serving nine days as an increasingly outraged grand juror in Manhattan, Ernie Larsen was forcibly removed and charged with contempt of court for trying against all odds to impede the routinized exercise of racialized injustice. Taking place in 2014 (just months before the incendiary events in Ferguson Missouri and the rise of Black Lives Matter), this factual exposè remixes the traditions of radical protest fiction and the nonfiction novel.

    Until now, no one has ever written a book about how the secret grand jury system works in this country from the inside—from the point of view of a grand juror. The Trial before the Trial is that insider’s expose. Ernest Larsen served nine days on a special narcotics grand jury in Manhattan before being forced off—at the insistence of the district attorney—and accused of contempt of court. Why? Because day after day he kept trying to halt what he saw as the exercise of racialized injustice. This book, at once ironic and angry, written in the form of a nonfiction novel, brings to light what really happens on a grand jury, a factual story that takes place just a few months before the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the rise of Black Lives Matter.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    30
    Dec
    2018
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave
    This will be our monthly meeting to discuss, the business, solidarity activities and organizing of the Philadelphia Industrial workers of the World General Membership Branch.
  • Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018

    This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.

    Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.

    We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.

    The logic of the state and capital—of punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.

    Wherever you are, meet on New Year’s Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.

    We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.

    We want a world without walls and borders.

    We will fight together until everyone is free!

    [Details Here]