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  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    6:30 pmA-Space (community center) 4722 Baltimore Ave

    The new year has arrived! As we kick off 2019, let’s not forget about the struggles of our incarcerated comrades– those who did not get to celebrate, but instead faced increased scrutiny from the state and continue to be retaliated against for their political beliefs. Such retaliation often comes in the form of transfers to other prisons, providing correctional officials an opportunity to say ‘oops, we lost your property,’ in addition to an already torturous process of readjustment. In some cases, a transfer is just part of a three-pronged attack. This is where a prisoner has first been brutally beaten by guards, then gets transferred to special prison that will facilitate the next stages of retaliation, long-term isolation and restricted communication.

    On Monday January 7th, 6:30pm at A-Space, join us in sending some extra love and support to Kevin “Rashid” Johnson and Eric King, whom are currently facing the hell described above. We’re going to let them know ‘We got your back!’

    Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is a politicized prisoner, co-founder of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter (NABPP-PC), and prolific artist. In his own words, “Because I struggle to give a voice and human face to and to publicize abuses suffered by my imprisoned peers, help them challenge their mistreatment and work to educate them on their human rights and true role within Amerika’s overall exploitative, oppressive and racist political-economic system, officials have always aimed to isolate me from them.” On top of 18 years of solitary confinement, Rashid has also been subjected to several retaliatory transfers since 2012, each time meticulously documenting prison abuses so that outside supporters can better hold prison officials accountable for their actions against prisoners. On November 3, 2018 he was transferred yet again to Indiana where he now is. Let’s send him some love and show Pendelton CI how much outside support he has.

    Eric King is a vegan anarchist who was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then threw two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite. He was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti, and is allegedly involved with the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective. Eric accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement to a federal felony charge that carries a sentence of 10 years in prison. He has since been attacked for his politics, taken from his family, and sent to Leavenworth. He has been in total isolation for months now without any disciplinary charges filed. The BOP wasn’t successful at trying to build a new case against him so they are enacting revenge trying to send him to a Special Management Unit (SMU) one of the most horrible programs in the BOP. Eric and his family can use all the love and support we can offer right now.

    Please note: If you are writing from home, neither Rashid or Eric can receive letters on colored paper or in colored envelopes. We will also be sending birthday greetings to prisoners with birthdays in January: Fran Thompson (the 4th), Jeremy Hammond (the 8th), Abdul Azeez (the 9th), Sundiata Acoli (the 14th), Joe-Joe Bowen (the 15th), and Marius Mason (the 26th).

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019

    OPERATION: WATERED SPROUT is joint call to action by Demand Utopia, The Internationalist Commune of Rojava and Symbiotic Horizon. We are calling on all utopians, anarchists, socialists, social ecologists and communalists to mobilize for a week of action in solidarity with Make Rojava Green Again, #EarthStrike and the communal demands of the Gilets Jaunes of Commercy on the second week of January.

    Our aim is to raise awareness about the inter-linkages between the social and ecological crisis and raise consciousness that a new world is indeed possible. To save the earth, we need to #SaveTheHumans too! The utopian project of Rojava and the ideas of Democratic Confederalism and social ecology show us that even in the roughest of situations a new world can be constructed!

    OUR OBJECTIVES ARE

    Have visible protests, rallies, banner drops in solidarity with Earth Strike global day of action on Tuesday, January 15th. Agitate in our local areas around democratic confederalism and communalism as viable political alternatives and the connection between the social and ecological crisis. Build tangible support for the Make Rojava Green Again campaign. Connect with new people and plug them into ongoing local organizing in your area!

    WAYS TO TAKE ACTION
    Host a reading circle of Make Rojava Green Again
    Hand out leaflets and handbills
    Do a banner drop.
    Table with educational information.
    Billboard redecoration
    Postering
    Street Demonstration
    Video Call Educational Event
    Host a movie night about Rojava
    Hose a fundraiser for Make Rojava Green Again

    FORM A CYPHER
    If you don’t already have a group to take action with join Demand Utopia! A Cypher is our basic organizing unit. All you need is yourself and two friends. After you have joined DU you will be ready to get organizing as an official DU group in your area. By creating a Cypher and joining the Hive we can help you with project ideas, tips and more. We have members all over the world so plugin and see who is around!

    FROM SPROUT to BLOOM
    We are not calling for a huge action to change the world all at once, nor do we expect everyone to take on bold and flashy actions. The intent of this operation is to water sprouts around the world that are just beginning to grow. Forming a local study group on revolutionary social-ecological organizing or reaching out to your neighbors for a potluck and discussion about fighting climate change may not sound as exciting as immediately attacking the system. But it is a necessary first step we have to be doing everywhere if we ever hope to overgrow the catastrophe we are confronted with.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    Featuring Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Jazmin Delgado, and more TBA

    Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is a writer, editor, community college professor, abolitionist, founder of Thread Make Blanket press, and sometimes DJ. Her poetry and prose have been supported by the work of many rad people and projects including: VONA, Lambda Literary, Hedgebrook, The Baffler, American Poetry Review, make/shift, As Us, Acentos Review, HOLD, Solstice, Bedfellows, APIARY, Aster(ix),Philadelphia Printworks, and Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove 2016). Her new album No Otro Lado posits that the United States and Mexico are essentially one country with a border that is used to justify a caste system.

    Jazmín Delgado is an educator, language interpreter, and community organizer based in Philadelphia. They are also a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and are currently completing a dissertation project that examines the mid-nineteenth-century production of racialized discourses about and through Central America in the aftermath of the US-Mexico War and in the midst of mounting abolitionist struggles to end slavery in the US. They are currently teaching at Swarthmore College.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019
    Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019

    Two years ago, anarchists took the streets to open Trump’s presidency with a powerful act of defiance. January 20, 2017 was supposed to represent the dawn of a new authoritarian nationalism; instead, it marked the beginning of a new era of resistance. The actions around the US on J20 helped to catalyze a wave of direct action that prevented Trump from immediately implementing his agenda.

    A year later, in response to the ensuing repression, we called for a nationwide day of solidarity on January 20, 2018 to support those facing charges and expand our capacity in the face of escalating far-right violence. Now, with the J20 charges dropped, we can focus on building capacity for the future. We’d like to see a nationwide week of action around January 20, 2019 to show that attempts to crush us only make us stronger.

    This is a call to expand our movement and connect with everyone else who is being policed, automated, evicted, and displaced to the margins. The Great Recession never ended; despite “our” rulers trumpeting the success of the economy, most of us are working longer hours for less money, as everything from the gig economy to artificial intelligence renders us obsolete. Police, borders, and prisons kill, divide, and confine as hurricanes and wildfires rage outside our windows. Yet all of these crises offer us the opportunity to connect with others to create a better world.

    We are calling for a week of action starting on the weekend of January 20 to promote survival programs, mutual aid initiatives, and other projects that meet the crisis of capitalism head on.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.1700 South Broad St.

    An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Community Forum on Organizing in Philadelphia

    Join us for a panel, discussion, and community forum on organizing in Philadelphia.  The national rise of fascism takes its fuel from the same sources of many of the problems facing the Philadelphia community.  Come out to hear from organizers active in Philadelphia and to talk about the issues you see!

    Saturday, January 19th
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    1700 South Broad St.
    Hosted by: The IWW General Defense Committee (Philadelphia local) and other community organizations
    Childcare provided!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019
    Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Our call is to all those who dream together with us of another world and are ready to fight for them. We address all revolutionaries, all those who regard themselves as democrats, anti-fascists, feminists, all those who stand up for an ecological future. If we don’t do it, nobody will. By defending the Rojava revolution together, we defend all our hopes. And that’s why, in the spirit of liberation of Kobane, the World Kobane and World Afrin Days, we call for:

    * Let’s organize resistance committees in our neighborhoods and cities to defend the revolution

    * Let’s come together and protest on the streets to send a clear signal of our solidarity with the revolution in Northeast Syria on 27 January. Let us remember together the resistance and liberation of the city of Kobane.

    * Let’s use determined and creative actions of civil disobedience to interrupt the production and export of arms, and the daily life of the political parties responsible for the deals with the Turkish regime on 28 January. Let’s make visible the identities of those who benefit from the war, those who finance and drive it.

    Together we will make 27 and 28 January two days of global resistance against Turkish fascism. Together we will intervene in the numbing routine of war and oppression, expressing our solidarity with various forms of action. Together we will show that this revolution is not alone!

    Let us stand shoulder to shoulder against fascism!

    Long live the international solidarity!

    The revolution in Rojava will be victorious! Fascism will be crushed!

    Internationalist Commune of Rojava

    Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019
    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.
  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019

    Do you have a job? Will you have a job in the future? Are you a worker? Do you want higher wages and more benefits? Is your boss micro-managing you, or just an asshole? Do you want to fight injustice at work? Do you want more rights, power and a voice at your work? Learn how to fight back.We are hosting a union organizer training weekend here in Philadelphia on February 2nd-3rd, and you are invited to join us.

    Run by two veteran organizers from Pittsburgh, this is an intensive two day training that includes an introduction to what a union is, what makes the IWW unique, stages of a campaign, the nuts and bolts of how to organize your workplace, labor law in a nutshell, and more. This training will also introduce you to the IWW’s style of unionism (solidarity unionism), a model of organizing that relies on worker-organizers, direct action, fighting for better conditions, and worker solidarity. It is interactive, with role plays and group discussions.

    The training will be from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday the 2nd and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday the 3rd. In order to prepare materials and such, we are asking that people register beforehand. The training is free for IWW members in good standing, and costs an amount based on your income for non-members. If you would like to join the IWW, there will be an opportunity to do that at the training. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    For more information or if you have questions about participating in the training, please email phillyiww@protonmail.com

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019

    On February 15, we call for a movement from below. It is time to act courageously—together. We need a bold, positive vision of the future in contrast to Trump’s white supremacist fantasy. We need to create a world in which people can move freely, where families can find refuge from danger, and communities are brave enough to welcome newcomers and create a shared sense of belonging. Where refugees now encounter hostile border guards, where black immigrants face the dual threats of deportation and incarceration, they should find communities coming together to welcome them with food and shelter. Where federal workers and contractors find themselves unable to pay their bills, they should find communities acting in solidarity to meet their immediate needs.

    1. We call for a “Block the Wall” mobilization on February 19 and 20 against the border wall and against the state of emergency. We can march, take over public space, and organize sick-outs in the nation’s capital. We can block every ICE detention center, field office, and ICE contractor around the country with the occupation of the public space around the facilities. Each of these offices are maintained by working class people in support staff, couriers, cleaning crews, tech services, and social workers. We invite all of these workers to call in sick and join the occupations on the sidewalks and streets.
    2. We call for the organization of mutual aid to support the federal workers and subcontractors who remain uncompensated for 34 days of unpaid labor, and to support those who rely on government assistance. We call for cooperation to pool and distribute resources immediately to ease the daily struggles of those most affected. We commit to taking care of one another as the state gambles with the lives of millions.
    3. We call for direct support for migrants and border struggles. There are multiple initiatives already demonstrating hospitality to migrants and physically defying the border that separates the United States from Mexico, from autonomous kitchens in Tijuana to indigenous-led anti-border camps in Texas. We will build the capacity to undermine the border, welcome refugees, and demonstrate that free movement can be beautiful, safe, and beneficial for all—so long as the police and la migra stay out of the way.

    Share your marches, actions, and mutual aid initiatives with the hashtag #BlockTheWall, or tweet updates to @BlockTheWall on twitter or BlockTheWall123 on Instagram

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    1pm – 4pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    According to anti-fascist cultural critic Walter Benjamin, people's ideas and actions are often shaped and amplified by images. How, then, should radicals intervene in the image field?

    In this workshop facilitated by AK Thompson (author of Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt), participants will learn to decipher an image's social resonance while devising strategic responses capable of clarifying political aims and activating constituencies. Through an engagement with case studies, theoretical analyses, and practical activities, we will develop an effective image activism repertoire.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    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
    25
    Feb
    2019
    6:30 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue

    This month we are writing letters to Sean Swain, an anarchist prisoner and jailhouse lawyer who has been held by the Ohio DOC since 1991. Before his incarceration, Sean worked as a union organizer and journalist. A home invasion by the relative of a court official led to Sean’s killing that person in self-defense, within his own home. Nevertheless, Sean was convicted of first-degree murder in 1991. Even though the conviction was overturned in 1993, he has still been held ever since. In 2012, Sean was blamed for a disturbance by a group of prisoners calling themselves the “Army of the 12 Monkeys”, and since then, he has been held in “supermax” (aka solitary confinement) basically every day.

    In spite of his circumstances, Sean has been a huge force for helping fellow prisoners with their cases, and fighting for more livable conditions within the prison walls. He wrote the book “Last Act of the Circus Animals”, and also has a semi-weekly segment on “The Final Straw” podcast. Because he dares to push back, Sean faces massive repression by his captors, including repeated harassment and outright assaults. He has had to go on hunger strike many times, just to obtain basic human dignities. In spite of this, Sean has not lost his spirit or his sense of humor, and loves getting mail from comrades on the outside. Drawings, jokes, and solidarity are particularly encouraged (all of his mail is read by the guards, though).

    If you are unable to make it to the event, you can drop Sean a line at:

    Sean Swain #243-205

    Warren Correctional Institute

    P.O. Box 120

    Lebanon, OH 45036

     

    We will also be sending birthday greetings to political prisoners with birthdays in February and March: Veronza Bowers (Feb 4th), Kamau Sadiki (Feb 19th), Oso Blanco (Feb 26th), Ana Belen Montes (Feb 27th), Joy Powell (Mar 5th), Andrew Mickel (Mar 13th), Ruchell Magee (Mar 17th), and Jaan Laaman (Mar 21st).

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    3:30 pmWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    A discussion on the current state of media, journalism, labor organizing, and more

    Kim Kelly is a freelance writer and labor organizer based in Brooklyn whose writing on labor, radical politics, and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the New Republic, the Pacific Standard, and many others. She authors a bi-weekly labor column, 'No Class,' for Teen Vogue, and was previously an editor at VICE's music and culture site, Noisey. She is a proud member and elected councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.

    Jen Kinney is a radio producer and writer whose work focuses on geography, policy and power. Her stories have appeared at WHYY, BBC, PRI's The World, High Country News, Next City, and elsewhere.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM501 S 52nd St

    Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at 1pm at the Philly Student Union office for a workshop on creating caring, safe communities without the police.

    Free lunch by K’s Kitchen and Childcare provided!

    From its beginnings with slave patrols and strikebreakers, policing serves property over people. This workshop will focus on the practical steps to police abolition. We will be naming community needs, pointing out the ways police use them as an excuse to stay in our neighborhoods, sharing our experiences with policing, and working together to think of other options that we already have or could have in the future. This is a Black and Brown centered, queer friendly, no cop zone. Allies are welcome, but should know to respect the space. Together we can build better ways to keep each other safe.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    In the Name of the People is an analysis and reflection on the global populist surge, written from the local forms it takes in the places we inhabit: the United States, Catalonia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Quebec, Russia, and Ukraine. The upheaval and polarizations caused by populist policies around the world indicates above all the urgency to develop a series of planetary revolutionary interpretations, and to make the necessary connections in order to understand and act in the world.

    The ghost of the People has returned to the world stage, claiming to be the only force capable of correcting or taking charge of the excesses of the time. The relationship between the collapse of certain orders, the multiplication of civil wars, and the incessant appeal to the People is clear: as the liberal mode of governance experiences a global legitimation crisis, different forms of right and left populism gain strength within the fractures of ever expanding ruins.

    Populism has now become familiar as a global phenomenon: from the eruptions of the far right in the West to the populist capture of the movement of the squares—Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain, the Five Star Movement in Italy, or Our Revolution in the United States—to the electoral victories of Rodrigo Duterte, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and Brexit, all alongside large populist gains in every European country. While disparate in many ways, these dynamics all share an appeal to combat the rule and sensibility of the elites, with the help of a figure that can channel the affective energies of discontent through operations of identification and exclusion.

    And yet, from the Narodniki to the Black Panthers and Zapatistas, to the emancipatory political movements which expressed themselves as the authentic people—Nuit Debout, the 99%, the indignados—history reminds us of revolutionary populisms.

    How do we distinguish the new from the old? What are their limits and potentials? What is the nature of the affective flows that characterize their relations? How do we address the indeterminacy inherent in mass movements and mobilizations, as well as their confusions, fears, and hesitancies?

    Friends: we pose the question of populism to you because it is the question our time poses to us.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019
    Everywhere!

    What: We are calling for people to organize actions and events in their region. IWOC London will also be organizing a demo, with details to be announced. We encourage groups to not only raise awareness about Kevan but to highlight solitary confinement in their own countries and amplify the voices of those behind bars. It is Kevan’s birthday on the 9th March and we encourage people to also write letters and birthday cards!

    Why: Kevan Thakrar has been fighting for his life for the last 11 years after a wrongful conviction [1]. In 2008 at the aged of 20 Kevan began serving a life sentence, with a minimum term of 35 years, under the highly controversial “joint enterprise” doctrine [2].

    Kevan’s refusal to submit to racist abuse from prison guards has made him a target for reprisals. Notably, in 2010 he suffered a premeditated attack in his cell by HMP Frankland guards. When he fought back he was charged with attempted murder and GBH, and put in solitary confinement, where in one form or another he remains to this day. The charges were sufficiently brazen that a jury cleared him unanimously in a rare victory against the testimony of prison offices.

    Despite his success in court, Kevan has been isolated in Closed Supervision Centres (a ‘prison within a prison’) across the country and currently at HMP Whitemoor. Closed Supervisions Centres are the most extreme form of imprisonment in the UK, modeled on the “supermax” prisons in the United States, and Kevan’s testimony is one of the few sources of information available to those on the outside. They are the ultimate punishment in the British prison system and subject people within them to brutal dehumanisation, degradation and demonisation.

    Kevan Thakrar is a key voice from inside the UK prison today, writing extensively on the conditions endured by people held in the worst prisons in the country. Read his recently published letter that he sent to the Justice Secretary that details the perpetual injustice of his case[3]. You can also read two historical zines published about the CSC written by Kevan distributed by Bristol Anarchist Black Cross [4].

    Kevan continues to suffer both PTSD and further reprisals for shining a light on the abuse suffered by himself and by other incarcerated people, but still refuses to stay silent about the abuses of the prisons system in general and the Closed Supervision System in particular.

    “All I can ever do is drag some of these events into the light. Ignorance can no longer be an excuse for indifference.”
    – Kevan Thakrar

    Support:

    Please send IWOC reports from your actions. Email iwoc@iww.org.uk

    If you would like more information about Kevan or would value support from IWOC to help organise an event/talk/info night please contact us at iwoc@iww.org.uk. We have friends, family and comrades of Kevan who are keen to help share his story, as well as an ex-prisoner who was in the CSC who passionately wants to expose the system.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019
    6:30 - 8:30 PMGilbert's Shoes, 1652 Ridge St, Philly

    Join German activists from Ende Gelände ("Here and No Further") on their US tour as they share stories and tactics with local groups about successful mass mobilizations for climate justice, including their campaign to stop coal mines and protect and Hambach Forest.

    WHAT: Scaling up the Resistance - Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement
    WHERE: Gilbert's Shoes, 1652 Ridge St, Philly
    WHEN: Thursday, March 14th. 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    DONATE: $0-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.

    About Ende Gelände: Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences.

    The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition “Energiewende” and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism.

    Focusing on tangible examples, the tour aims to advance ideas for mass mobilizations and build bridges between international approaches for climate justice.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    #JewishSpring has come early this year. Jewish and allied anti-fascists have been busy: shutting down racist rallies in places like Auschwitz and Stone Mountain, confronting fascistic regimes from Washington to Tel Aviv, Brasilia to Budapest, and building broad-based coalitions with people of all backgrounds at the frontlines of the fight against fascism.

    It’s time to come out, wherever we are, and get organized.

    Call to Join Global Day Against Racism and Fascism

    Our aim: To organize in all the places our peoples live, work, play, pray, and fight.

    To this end, we are calling on Jewish antifascists and allies to join in the International Day of Action against Racism and Fascism on and around March 16, 2019.

    For instance, you might organize a Jewish antifascist formation within a larger demonstration. Or you might hold your own rally, speak-out, public assembly, Shabbat dinner, or other solidarity gathering.

    International Call for Writers, Artists, and Translators

    Our aim: To reach our peoples in all the places they live, in all the languages they speak.

    To this end, we invite comrades around the world, Jewish or non-Jewish, to share their skills, whether as writers, artists, or translators, with the international network.

    For instance, you might be able to translate this call to action into your language(s). Or you might want to write your own. You might be an artist, photographer, or designer with a graphic to contribute. Or you might want to collaborate with comrades on an antifascist Haggadah.

    Call for Contributions to This Site and This Struggle

    Our aim: To connect our peoples across borders, and to build our collective capacity for self-defense, self-organization, and self-determination.

    To this end, we are putting out a call for contributions, big or small, to this site and this struggle.

    For instance, you might send out your own call to action to be circulated by #OutliveThem internationally. You might ask for mutual aid, ranging from digital media to material resources. Or you might teach your comrades, and learn from each other, how to fight fascism and win.

    For a future without fascism: For your freedom and ours!

    #OutliveThem #JewishSpring #16M #OLT
    #NoBorders #NoHumanIsIllegal #NoRacismNoFascism
    #BlackLivesMatter #YehudaBiadga #RefugeesWelcome

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

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019
    3:00 pmSlought 4017 Walnut St

    Slought and the SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce a special screening of Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense (2014), a film directed by Göran Hugo Olsson. It will be followed by a conversation with scholar and activist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. This event is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Please plan to arrive early as registering does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is first come, first served.

    Concerning Violence is a bold and fresh visual narrative from Africa based on archive material from Swedish documentaries 1966-1987 covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. This powerful footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon's landmark book The Wretched of the Earth - written in 1960 and still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the unrest and the reactions against it. The film is narrated by Ms. Lauryn Hill, with a preface by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019
    Wed
    01
    May
    2019

    The #BlockTheWall Network is calling for April to be a month of solidarity and support for migrant communities. We are also calling for disruptive actions against ICE/Border infrastructure on May 1st.

    Calling all anarchists, abolitionists, and anti-capitalists. Together we can support migrant communities, get resources for people in need, and build the political space for open borders, the abolition of ICE, and border-communities to be liberated from “open-air” prisons.

    For May 1

    Disrupt the operation of detention centers in your community. Adults are imprisoned in over 200 centers across the US. There are also over 100 “shelters” holding children captive, often in residential neighborhoods, and often unlabeled. Find a center near you and fight for its closure, hold solidarity demos outside, hold those who profit from this machine accountable. Together we can show that migrants are welcomed.

    Dismantle the arms of the system in your own community—there are many local resources that Chicanx, immigrant, Latinx and migrant communities have created. Those communities and resource outlets are lead by them and some are autonomous of the state. We ask that you find ways to get invited, allow them to organize within their communities’ capacity, and support in ways that protect their community’s organizing. Here is an article with a zine to help folks outside of migrant support communities to remember to be an accomplice.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019
    8pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    We'll be screening the latest episode of sub.media's Trouble:

    Quiet Storm: Technology and Social Control

    Today humanity stands poised on the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a wide-reaching social transformation expected to be characterized by advances in the fields of robotics, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and 3D-Printing. In this episode of Trouble, subMedia looks at the proliferation of technologies of social control and explores some of the ways people are fighting back.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    12pm-2pmCityCoHo 2401 Walnut St

    Much of our work goes beyond the one-on-one bonds across the workplace, the streets, and the city. This training hosted by the IWW is designed to give you the skills necessary to find and build leverage agains bosses, corporations, the police state, and more. Participants are highly encouraged to bring laptops as the training will cover many online public databases.

    Topics covered will include:
    -Forming a research strategy to win
    -Corporation and land records searches
    -Company financials and labor violations
    -Public contracting of prison profiteers
    -Public data on police
    -Social media and network research

    April 6th, 2019
    12pm-2pm
    at CityCoHo
    2401 Walnut St. Philadelphia

    Snacks will be provided!

    Accessibility: 2401 Walnut street’s rear entrance has a ramp entering the building and elevators to the floor where our room is on. Please note that the entrance for CityCoHo is on the northern side of the building adjacent to the parking lot.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Discussion with author Dylan Fitzwater

    Following the Zapatista uprising on New Year’s Day 1994, the EZLN communities of Chiapas began the slow process of creating a system of autonomous government that would bring their call for freedom, justice, and democracy from word to reality. Autonomy Is in Our Hearts analyzes this long and arduous process on its own terms, using the conceptual language of Tsotsil, a Mayan language indigenous to the highland Zapatista communities of Chiapas.

    The words “Freedom,” “Justice,” and “Democracy” emblazoned on the Zapatista flags are only approximations of the aspirations articulated in the six indigenous languages spoken by the Zapatista communities. They are rough translations of concepts such as ichbail ta muk’ or “mutual recognition and respect among equal persons or peoples,” a’mtel or “collective work done for the good of a community” and lekil kuxlejal or “the life that is good for everyone.” Autonomy Is in Our Hearts provides a fresh perspective on the Zapatistas and a deep engagement with the daily realities of Zapatista autonomous government. Simultaneously an exposition of Tsotsil philosophy and a detailed account of Zapatista governance structures, this book is an indispensable commentary on the Zapatista movement of today.

    Dylan Eldredge Fitzwater has encountered the Zapatistas as a human rights observer, a participant in several international gatherings, and as a student at the Zapatista language school in Oventik. He currently lives in Portland, OR, and works at Burgerville, a regional Oregon fast-food chain, where he is an organizer for the Burgerville Workers Union, an affiliate of the Industrial Workers of the World.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    6:00 PM – 11:00 PMUPenn College Hall, 34th & Spruce

    As noxious as Owens and TPUSA are, and as crucial as it is to drive them out of town when they do show up, it is equally important to recognize that they are invited by people who actually live in Philadelphia. UPenn College Republicans are actively attempting to advance anti-trans, islamophobic, xenophobic, misogynist and anti-immigrant politics in Philly. That they are doing so from a university that is and has been aggressively advancing gentrification in west philly is especially noxious.

    We call on all students, staff, employees, and Philly residents to denounce and disrupt both her appearance and the sniveling rich kids who invited her. We cannot stand by and watch as her positions are cast as "free speech," "dialogue," and "conversation" when we know what it really is - an authoritarian project to carry out violence against ourselves and our friends and neighbors.

    There can be NO platform for fascists and racist hatespeech! Come out Monday April 15 to SHUT DOWN fascist speech in Philadelphia, remind Candace of the last time she tried to step foot in our city https://twitter.com/PhillyANTIFA/status/1026468028383457282 https://twitter.com/PhillyANTIFA/status/1026508608836722689, and let our community and neighbors know we have their backs! Bring drums, whistles, trumpets, other noisemakers, and your dance shoes for a party in the street. 6:15PM, College Hall, UPenn, off 34th & Spruce.

    We also call on all those who can to crew up and engage in autonomous actions. Diversity of tactics should and must be respected.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Join the Wooden Shoe for a free screening of Earthlings as a way to start your Earth Day celebrations early. This intense documentary chronicles the destructive and violent oppression humankind inflicts on our fellow animals, detailing the often hidden aspects of speciesism that pervades our society. Covering pet stores, puppy mills, and animal profession, Earthlings includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism to highlight how our oppressive system exploits animals and workers for profit.

    *** Trigger Warning: This film includes graphic images of animal cruelty and slaughter. Violent images may not be suitable for all viewers.****

    Earthlings
    Director: Shaun Monson
    Run Time: 95 minutes

    Vegan snacks will be provided and a discussion will follow.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue
    Where: A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue
    When: Monday, April 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM
    Snacks and letter-writing supplies provided!
    Join us on Monday for the next letter-writing for political prisoners, this time for long-term BLM prisoner Josh Williams. On December 24, 2014, in the heat of a protest, Josh who was 19 at the time followed a group who had broken into a QuikTrip convenience store. He decided to use lighter fluid to set a fire to a garbage can outside the store. It was put out before causing damage, but police investigated the incident, and two days later, as he was walking to a Christmas party, cops surrounded and arrested him. He spent nearly a year in jail before his trial. The following December, a judge sentenced him to eight years for arson– a sentence that grossly outweighs his crime.
    Josh apparently gets unfairly treated by guards in the prison because they see his actions in Ferguson as anti-police. He also recently expressed interest in getting more mail. He likes reading Thrillers and the Bible. When he gets out of prison, he’s hoping to open a youth center in Ferguson, to give kids who grew up poor like him a chance to build community. His plans are still vague, but he feels committed to doing something positive with children.
    We will also be sending birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in May: Alvaro Luna Hernandez (the 12th), Kojo Bomani Sababu (the 27th), and Doug Wright (the 31st).
  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books and Records704 South St

    In the nineteenth century anarchists were accused of conspiracy by governments afraid of revolution, but in the current century various “conspiracy theories” suggest that anarchists are controlled by government itself. The Illuminati were a network of intellectuals who argued for self-government and against private property, yet the public is now often told that they were (and are) the very group that controls governments and defends private property around the world. Intervening in such misinformation, Lagalisse works with primary and secondary sources in multiple languages to set straight the history of the Left and illustrate the actual relationship between revolutionism, pantheistic occult philosophy, and the clandestine fraternity.

    Exploring hidden correspondences between anarchism, Renaissance magic, and New Age movements, Lagalisse also advances critical scholarship regarding leftist attachments to secular politics. Inspired by anthropological fieldwork within today’s anarchist movements, her essay challenges anarchist atheism insofar as it poses practical challenges for coalition politics in today’s world.

    Studying anarchism as a historical object, Occult Features of Anarchism also shows how the development of leftist theory and practice within clandestine masculine public spheres continues to inform contemporary anarchist understandings of the “political,” in which men’s oppression by the state becomes the prototype for power in general. Readers behold how gender and religion become privatized in radical counterculture, a historical process intimately linked to the privatization of gender and religion by the modern nation-state.

    Erica Lagalisse is an anthropologist and writer. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the International Inequalities Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is conducting a research project on dynamics surrounding the “conspiracy theory” in social movement spaces.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    8:00 PM – 11:59 PMNew Tavern 232 S 45th St

    On March 6, 2019, our neighbor, Kaleb Belay was violently gunned down by a Philadelphia Police Officer in front of his West Philadelphia home. As a result of the the six bullets that riddled his body, Kaleb sustained catastrophic injuries to various portions of his body and vital internal organs.
    This event is to help fundraise for his medical bills over time of his long road to recovery.

    Karaoke and dance tunes provided by Mike Vee.
    Drink specials and community get together brought to you by myself and the New Tavern staff.
    $5-10 suggested donation at door, but no one turned away.

    You can also donate at https://www.gofundme.com/justiceforkaleb

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019

    We are the #StudentStrike2019, a organization of students from the Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front network, on May 1st we are calling for a general student strike to protest for a better future for our generation. We are calling for national school walkouts and student organized marches/rallies, for more information on our call to action and to get organized for May 1st, go to Studentstrike.xyz.

    Why strike?

    We live in a country that everyday is growing in its authoritarian, xenophobic and corrupt practices, the presidential administration has waged war on asylum seeking migrant families, for the past year we’ve been watching ICE and CBP cage groups of migrants for weeks on end in horrific conditions because they committed the crime of seeking refuge, and now there are threats of completely closing the border.

    We live in a country where students have to wonder if what was once called their “safe learning environment” will get shot up one day and they become the next national tragedy, we also live in a country where our government doesn’t care enough to go through the necessary steps to prevent these tragedies.

    We live in a country where we value profit over everything, including our own planet, the threat of climate change has been here, we can already see its affects in actions, we’ve known what’s needed to combat it for a long time now, sadly the people with the most power to make big changes won’t do what’s necessary, until it’s profitable.

    We live in a country where most students are incapable of getting what they need from school due to the outdated “one size fits all” education system, this system has been proven to be a failure time and time again, yet it’s the only system the government will fund on a mass scale. Students deserve a differentiated learning system that can prepare the next generation for life after school.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Against All Authority and Repression!

    In Turin and Trento, 14 people are accused of forming a subversive association, inciting crime, and possessing, manufacturing and transporting explosives to a public place. Furthermore, the operation “Scripta Manent”, where the public prosecutor’s office demands a total of 204 years in prison for the attacks of the Informal Anarchist Federation and the operation “Panico”, where 3 comrades are accused of having attacked a fascist library with an explosive device, is still running.

    Those who have decided to oppose any domination in the social conflict must live with the constant uncertainty of sooner or later being held accountable for their own actions by the opponents of freedom and self-determination. The idea and the longing for a society liberated from exploitation and oppression cab then be nipped in the bud.

    This is especially the case for the anarchist movement in Italy. This is being tackled by the state. The affected prisoners are to be buried alive in their cells with draconian sentences. Their accomplices and the solidarity environment unequivocally profess their permanent enmity against the regime with regard to their kidnapping. The understanding of an anarchism that has set itself the goal of fundamentally criticizing, denouncing and attacking society and its morals of alienation and incapacitation also has an international component. Therefore, the responsibility and solidarity for comrades who fall into captivity lies with all those who recognize themselves in the will to subvert and the ideas of freedom. Yes, the lived subversion puts us in danger, but it also gives us the liberating possibility and moments of self-empowerment and self-determination.

    “I claim being anti-authoritarian, individualist, for insurrection and the destruction of this lurid and fetid existent and of the State-Capital! Forever your enemy! For Anarchy!”

    – Gioacchino Somma, defendant in Operation Scripta Manent

    Aggressive Solidarity, For The Revolt!

    For a Hostile May and a Whole Life Full of Subversion!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    “I will seek at the risk of my life, the best, the authentic freedom …”
    Mauricio Morales

    Ten years ago, on May 22, 2009, an explosive device transported by anarchist comrade Mauricio Morales accidentally exploded before it could be installed in the Gendarmerie School in Santiago, Chile, making itself felt in black hearts. He made that institution and those who compose it visible as an objective to attack, thus generating a close relationship of solidarity between prisoners and action. But at that time the enemy did not receive a blow, this time the roar did not shake the jailers’ infrastructure; at that time the powerful explosion took Mauri’s life during that early morning.

    Quickly the vultures of the different police, prosecutors, journalists and ministers came to scavenge and feast on the blood and body of Mauri. On this occasion, the death of an anarchist was the excuse to develop new thrusts in hunts against anti-authoritarian environments.

    Since then memory has crossed different paths in different languages, continents, from the street, to words, actions and fire. His memory has remained alive in the multiform action that keeps us united with our dead. It is with these gestures that the machinery of oblivion, silence and repentance has been continuously attacked and sabotaged, preventing the decisions of comrade Mauricio Morales to be consumed in time or in the vortex of over-information.

    It’s been 10 years, it’s true sometimes it seems like an eternity and sometimes it’s just a couple of seconds. Today we return strongly to the gestures that have been made permanent during this time, seeking to imbue new energies and transform them into an excellent reason to sharpen our denials of this world: Memory today as yesterday is attack. We do not seek to collaborate in exacerbating a distant, spectacular and superheroic image of our comrade; As always, Mauri was one of those who rejected this world, a companion, not an icon, who, using his ingenuity and will, decided to take action by the confrontation against this imposed reality. That night it could have been him or another compañerx that decided to arm himself with their denials.

    We raise an anarchic and iconoclastic memory, that far from seeking the continuous reaffirmation or the bitter dispute over the property of memory, is directed offensively against this world.

    We call the various companions scattered throughout the world, the tendency which is always a minority, that seeks the destruction of what makes us slaves, the restless minds that contribute to a memory of action against domination. This May, we are aware of the existence of a double dimension , on the one hand, the pretext for anarchic combat and on the other hand the honest sadness for the loss of a beloved companion. We believe that in a complementary way we can multiply and reproduce the gestures of memory: Activities, publications, murals, actions, fires, combat in the streets. Everything works, because nothing is left aside.

    This call is to take back what has never been left behind, giving life to that continuity of practice in the current scenario, contributing so that our deaths remain dangerous to the ears of the powerful, actions which are impossible to recuperate by the “progressive citizens” that separate us and rejecting any victimizing expression that seeks to impose a distorted image of our comrade.

    These words are a call to action and propaganda, to multiply the gestures against Power, gestures that destroy the door of forgetfulness that is sought to put on Mauri, but it is also an invitation to strengthen our capacities, to multiply the instances of memory, to reproduce the combat and generate a contemporary fight against dominion.

    To 10 years: For the offensive memory and a black May in memory of Mauricio Morales.

    Our black memory will continue to resonate in the ruptures of this precious social peace.

    Nothing has finished, everything continues!
    Memory is attack.

    -2019-

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    8:00 amOctavius V. Catto Monument South Penn Square

    The 'End ICE Contracts! Mayday Solidarity Rally' is a show of solidarity with workers all around the world with a specific emphasis on solidarity with the local immigrant community. The march will highlight corporate sponsorships of ICE.

    Meet at the Octavius Catto Statue.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    A discussion around the new Verso/Jacobin book Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State by Samuel Stein

    Capital City takes a deeper dive into how the capitalist real estate market shapes our cities and the role of urban planners in facilitating ever increasing property values. Reading groups are forming around the city so that folks have the opportunity to read the book and ask questions with other Philly folks committed to housing justice. There is a Facebook group that has event pages for the various reading groups that have formed.

    On Monday, May 13th at 6pm, Sam Stein will be visiting Philadelphia to discuss his book and participate in a bigger conversation about what the "real estate state" looks like in Philadelphia and how the various groups addressing the housing crisis's symptoms here can build a shared vision of housing justice. This event will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut St.) in the sanctuary (upstairs). This space is wheelchair accessible and there will be food. The event will start at 6:30pm.

    Copies of the Capital are available at the Wooden Shoe for a 20% discount for participants of the various reading groups

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    In 2016, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners issued a white paper calling for our city to be transformed into the "Silicon Valley" of social impact investing. Deceptively branded as "doing well by doing good," this emerging capital market claims to seek “measurable social benefit” in addition to financial returns. In reality, the “pay for success model” further privatizes public services through rigged outcomes-based government contracts, mining poverty for profit.

    Elite universities, think tanks, venture philanthropy, and even the Federal Reserve have developed methods of "innovative finance” that if left unchecked, will position hedge fund managers to reap ongoing profit gambling on the life outcomes of the poor.

    Historically oppressed communities, especially Black and Brown communities, are being profiled through increasingly invasive technologies. Their data will fuel futures markets in human capital. Public education (including pre-k), as well as prison "reform," supportive housing, mental health, and addiction treatment are all targets. If “pay for success” finance is normalized, those accessing public services will become pawns in a game of global finance, one where wagers are structured to enrich investors while draining communities of vital resources.

    Join Alison McDowell, local researcher and blogger at wrenchinthegears.com, for an introduction to the dangers of social impact investing, “smart city” surveillance, interoperable data systems, and the players behind the “moneyball” government agenda.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM1315 Walnut St

    This seminar explores the contention that ritual is essential to resistance in our times, and that the frequent foreclosure of ritual in Protestantism and under capitalist regimes, especially when it is extended to left politics, has cost us more than we can afford in terms of resilience and repotentiation. Ritual has inherently conservatizing formal properties and functions. It operates through established canons and codes, it defines social and gender boundaries, it addresses economic imperatives and it grounds a number of forms of authority and subordination. But it also has the potential to free desire from captation, to increase solidarity, to make hierarchy explicit (and therefore permeable) and to invoke agencies and transformations beyond the sovereignty of the individual self, including those of animals, ancestors and spirits. The ancients called ritual the school of ethics. It is also—or can be—the school of politics and a major resource for social and cultural change.

    Facilitator: Cleo Kearns works in the fields of continental philosophy, anthropology and religion. She is the author of two books T. S. Eliot and Indic Traditions (Cambridge UP, 2008) and The Virgin Mary, Monotheism and Sacrifice (Cambridge UP, 2018). Her current research is on theory of religious sacrifice from Durkheim to Lacan and on contemporary global shamanism. She teaches classes on shamanism, comparative religion, literature and philosophy both online and onsite and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    The prison system and every police department are two sides of the same white supremacist coin. The struggle against slavery is paramount, and the destruction of white supremacy and all of its appendages is fundamental. The prison system and the police are the backbone of this system.

    Therefore, we are proud to endorse Jailhouse Lawyers Speak #Fuck12#Burn12Flag, week of action: May 12th – 18th

    Please join us in this week of action!

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019
    6:00 pmFirst Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut St.)

    On Monday, May 13th at 6pm, Sam Stein will be visiting Philadelphia to discuss his book and participate in a bigger conversation about what the "real estate state" looks like in Philadelphia and how the various groups addressing the housing crisis's symptoms here can build a shared vision of housing justice. This event will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut St.) in the sanctuary (upstairs). This space is wheelchair accessible and there will be food. The event will start at 6:30pm.

    Copies of the Capital are available at the Wooden Shoe for a 20% discount for participants of the various reading groups

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life shatters the mainstream consensus on politics, personhood, and truth, and offers in its place a bracing analysis of a perilous world and how we might live in it. Beginning with an interrogation of what it means to fight fascism, Natasha Lennard explores the limits of individual rights, the criminalization of political dissent, the myths of radical sex, and why we may choose to leave room in our lives for ghosts. At once politically committed and philosophically capacious, Being Numerous is a revaluation of the idea that “the personal is political,” and goes on to ask the central question of our time—how can we live a non-fascist life?

    Natasha Lennard is a contributing writer for the Intercept, and her work has appeared regularly in the New York Times, Nation, Esquire, Vice, Salon, and New Inquiry, among others. She teaches critical journalism at the New School for Social Research, and co-authored Violence: Humans in Dark Times with Brad Evans.
    Vicky Osterweil is a writer, editor and agitator based out of Philadelphia. She is working on a forthcoming book, "In Defense of Looting".

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books and Records, 704 South St

    “They demolish our houses while we build theirs.” This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a checkpoint outside a Jerusalem suburb, described his life to Andrew Ross. Palestinian “stone men,” utilising some of the best-quality dolomitic limestone deposits in the world and drawing on generations of artisanal knowledge, have built almost every state in the Middle East except their own. Today the business of quarrying, cutting, fabrication, and dressing is Palestine’s largest employer and generator of revenue, supplying the construction industry in Israel, along with other Middle East countries and even more overseas.

    Drawing on hundreds of interviews in Palestine and Israel, Ross’s engrossing, surprising, and gracefully written story of this fascinating ancient trade shows how the stones of Palestine, and Palestinian labour, have been used to build out the state of Israel—in the process, constructing “facts on the ground”—even while the industry is central to Palestinians’ own efforts to erect bulwarks against the Occupation. For decades, the hands that built Israel’s houses, schools, offices, bridges, and even its separation barriers have been Palestinian. Looking at the Palestine–Israel conflict in a new light, this book asks how this record of achievement and labour be recognised.

    Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and a social activist. A contributor to the Nation, Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City and Nice Work if You Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. He lives in New York.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2019
    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
    27
    May
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue

    Curious to write to prisoners, but not sure how to start or who to write to?

    Join us for our monthly letter-writing event this month for an intro on how to get started and open discussion on political prisoners who might be seeking more mail or penpals. We will also be distributing our newly-printed Philly ABC guide to supporting political prisoners as a take-home reference, and sending birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in June: Matt DeHart (the 10th), Jay Chase (the 11th), and Tom Manning (the 27th).

    We encourage folks who know of prisoners seeking more correspondence to come and spread the word to folks looking to write to people for the first time.

    When: Monday, May 27th; 6:30-8:30pm
    Where: A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue

    Snacks and letter-writing supplies provided!

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019

    June 11th: the international day of solidarity with Marius Mason and long-term anarchist prisoners. In the 15 years this tradition has been observed, June 11th has facilitated support and action inspired by imprisoned anarchists — from noise demonstrations outside of jails to letter-writing nights, from fundraisers to arson. Setting aside this day is one way of remembering anarchists who are serving long prison sentences, generating support for them, and inspiring solidarity actions.

    Because social struggles phase in and out, this day is a way to make sure that our imprisoned comrades are not forgotten. Our lack of memory is partially a result of the techno-alienation of the larger culture we’re fighting against. But it’s also a product of the dynamics of the anarchist space. People become burnt out and the cycle of forgetting continues.

    June 11th is a way of combating that amnesia, of trying to sustain a long-term memory in the anarchist space. Not only does this generate support for anarchists locked in the state’s prisons, it forces us to look back at what came before. Considering what previous generations did can both inspire us with ideas we’ve forgotten, and help us understand how our current practices came to be.

    While those of us on the June 11th organizing crew focus on prisoners with long sentences, and sometimes point out how disproportionately long these sentences are based on the justice system’s own sentencing norms, it is not because we are criticizing the government for being unfair. Rather than lobbying for fair sentencing, we seek the total destruction of all prisons: both as physical cages that kidnap people, and as a logic of social control that includes surveillance technologies, parole, and ankle monitors. While we support those who can finagle the state’s own laws to get comrades released as early as possible, we’re committed to those who are still waiting and those for whom this is not possible. We want to push the boundaries of what that commitment means. Our emphasis on long-term sentences is to make sure our comrades continue to receive support as time moves forward.

    The person who has been the focus of June 11th the longest is Marius Mason. Marius is an anarchist, environmental and animal liberation activist who is currently serving a 22 year prison sentence. He plead guilty to taking part in an arson of a Michigan State University lab conducting GMO research for Monsanto in 1999, as well as twelve other acts of property destruction. Marius was imprisoned in 2009 during the Green Scare, a time when the U.S. federal government was cracking down on earth and animal liberation struggles. He was incarcerated in a high security unit until 2017 when, after constant advocacy by outside supporters, he was moved to general population. Finally, earlier this year Marius was moved from Carswell to Danbury, where he is much closer to many of his friends and family. In 2014, he came out publicly as transgender, using he/him pronouns, and eventually secured access to hormone treatment in 2016. For more information, check out the website his support team maintains.

    June 11th, 2019

    We are calling on anarchists around the world to take initiative in whatever way speaks to one’s own heart. In the past, we have seen solidarity attacks, noise demonstrations, graffiti, letter writing nights, dance parties, fundraisers, and much more.

    In the coming months, we will be posting additional content to build up towards June 11, 2019. As always, we welcome posters, art, fliers, prisoner statements, report-backs, communiques, and anything else. Check out june11.org for more information.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South Street

    Discussion with AK Press author Ben Dangl

    “Memory as a vision of the future, language as a tool of resistance, oral history as a form of struggle: Dangl gives us a brilliant, in-depth narrative of centuries of resistance grounded in culture. This is a story we should all know and learn from.” —Alessandro Portelli, author of They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History

    After centuries of colonial domination and a twentieth century riddled with dictatorships, indigenous peoples in Bolivia embarked upon a social and political struggle that would change the country forever. As part of that project activists took control of their own history, starting in the 1960s by reaching back to oral traditions and then forward to new forms of print and broadcast media. This book tells the fascinating story of how indigenous Bolivians recovered and popularized histories of past rebellions, political models, and leaders, using them to build movements for rights, land, autonomy, and political power. Drawing from rich archival sources and the author’s lively interviews with indigenous leaders and activist-historians, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion describes how movements tapped into centuries-old veins of oral history and memory to produce manifestos, booklets, and radio programs on histories of resistance, wielding them as tools to expand their struggles and radically transform society.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    14
    Jun
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St
    They Live is a 1988 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by John Carpenter, and based on the 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson. It follows an unnamed drifter ]played by Roddy Piper, who discovers that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media. Explored deeply in Nom Chomsky's "Requiem for the America Dream", this classic film invites reflection upon the assumptions that we unquestioningly follow every day and the ways in which society, culture, and media silently indoctrinate us into an ideology of consumption and control.
  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019

    The Unist’ot’en are counting on supporters to mobilize in a big way for the next step in our legal battle. From June 11-14, the BC Supreme Court will rule on the interim injunction. It will either be extended to an interlocutory injunction, giving a pass to more RCMP violence,  or dismissed, ending the human rights violations. But regardless of the outcome in the courts, it is not up to colonial government and industry giants to determine our fate. We remain unceded, undefeated, sovereign and victorious.

    On January 8th, you took action! You organized rallies and marches. You made solidarity statements. You wrote your representatives. You put on fundraisers and donated to the Legal Fund. You pledged to stand by the Unist’ot’en.

    Now, we need you to stand up again, on June 15 regardless of the court outcome. The time is NOW to recognize indigenous sovereignty around the world. It is up to the Wet’suwet’en and our supporters to determine What’s Next.

    WAYS TO SUPPORT:

    Take Action where you live on June 15! (See Supporter Toolkit for ideas.)

    Come to the Land: We are in need of long-term Indigneous supporters and allies who can be self-sufficient and spend a significant amount of time on the land

    Fundraise For Legal Support: Please observe our Solidarity Fundraiser Protocols

    Educate: Create a Solidarity Statement  and spread the word through media

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019

    Revolutionary greetings, Sisters and Brothers!

    It’s that time again and I am sending out this call to action in order to encourage everyone who is passionate about ABOLISHING all forms of SLAVERY and involuntary servitude to get organized and come together in one united action of revolutionary solidarity on June 19, 2019, to protest against enslavement, degradation and dehumanization of Amerikan prisoners and all human beings throughout the world who are subject to any form of SLAVERY or OPPRESSION!

    As many of you know, June 19 is the day when Black people in Texas celebrate the freedom of their ancestors – our ancestors – who were held in slavery for approximately two years after the entire nation acknowledged the emancipation proclamation! But the slave owners in Texas ignored this federal law.

    This year’s call to action has special significance as the world’s eyes are trained on South Texas, where tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America come to the United States seeking a safe haven. Instead of safety, they have found mistreatment, abuse, racism and slavery. The legislative and criminal justice system in Texas continues to create the foundations for institutionalized racism and bigotry.

    Do you realize that the U.S. Army had to ride into Galveston, Texas, in 1867 and announce that slavery had been abolished! The 11th state of Texas was so hell bent on maintaining their slaves and profiting from slave labor that the U.S. Army had to show force to make Texas eliminate the practice of slavery! It’s still alive!

    Prison slavery is something that is being practiced in every state in the union and was codified by the most powerful legal document in the United States – the U.S. Constitution. We must continue to call for the exception (slavery) clause in the 13th Amendment to be struck down! We must finish this abolitionist work.

    Remember, sisters and brothers, that this is an international campaign which seeks to address the misogynistic practices of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the genocide waged against Palestinian people! The bigots who operate Texas prisons wish to silence my voice. However, I refuse to remain silent!

    On June 19, 2019, stand with us! Dare to struggle, dare to win, all power to the people!

    Send our brother some love and light: Keith “Malik” Washington, 1487958, McConnell Unit, 3100 S. Emily Dr., Beeville TX 78102.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Working-Class Heroes is an organic melding of history, music, and politics that demonstrates with remarkably colorful evidence that workers everywhere will struggle to improve their conditions of life. And among them will be workers who share an insight: in order to better our lot, we must act collectively to change the world. Carefully curated by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, this profusely illustrated treasury of song sheets, lyrics, photographs, histories, and biographical sketches explores the notion that our best hope lies in the capacity of ordinary working people to awaken to the need to emancipate ourselves and all of humanity.

    Featuring over a dozen songwriters, from Joe Hill to Aunt Molly Jackson, Working-Class Heroes delivers a lyrical deathblow to the myth that so-called political songs of the twentieth century were all being written by intellectuals and outside agitators in New York. Many, like Ella May Wiggins, were literally murdered by the bosses. Others, like Sarah Ogan Gunning, watched their children starve to death and their husbands die of black lung, only to rise up singing against the system that caused so much misery. Their heroism resulted not from their being different from their fellow workers but from being the same.

    Most of the songs collected here are from the early twentieth century, yet their striking relevance to current affairs invites us to explore the historical conditions that inspired their creation: deep, systemic crisis, advancing fascism, and the threat of world war. In the face of violent terror, these working-class songwriters bravely stood up to fight oppression. Such courage and heroism is immortal, such heroes should be celebrated and their songs can still lift our spirits, if we sing them today.

    Heroes featured in this twenty-song collection: Sarah Ogan Gunning, Ralph Chaplin, Woody Guthrie, Ella May Wiggins, Joe Hill, Paul Robeson, John Handcox, Aunt Molly Jackson, Jim Garland, Alfred Hayes, Joseph Brandon, and several more anonymous proletarian songwriters whose names have been long forgotten, though their words are immortal.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019

    287(g) agreements   with ICE allow law enforcement agencies to question people about their immigration status, detain people on immigration charges and carry out the duty of ICE officers. Currently, 80 law enforcement agencies in 21 states have 287(g) agreements with ICE. Every year thousands of people are detained and deported by ICE through the 287(g) program.

    On June 30th, 2019 all 287(g) agreements across the country will expire.

    Law enforcement agencies will have to renew their agreements and sign a new memorandum of understanding with ICE to continue to participate in the program.

    But earlier this month, ICE announced the creation of the Warrant Service Officer program, an extension of the 287(g) program geared towards rural law enforcement agencies and agencies that do not have the resources to fully participate in 287(g). Under this new program, participating agencies can arrest and detain people who have been issued warrants by ICE. The program also exempts cooperating law enforcement agencies from any local or state measures to limit ICE, such as sanctuary city policies. Several Sheriff Departments and other law enforcement agencies have already signed on to the program.

    With a date set for the expiration of all 287(g) agreements, and with ICE trying to expand the program, now is the time to pressure counties and law enforcement agencies to end their partnerships with ICE, and to raise the alarm about the Warrant Service Officer program.

    From June 23-29th The FANG Collective is calling for a Week of Action to #End287g and Shut Down ICE.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    All City: A Novel is a near-future speculative fiction that addresses climate change and gentrification told from the perspective of those most affected by these scourges. An indictment against the commodification of poverty and the looming threat of climate change, All City tells the story a convenience store worker and a genderqueer anarchist who, together, squat in an abandoned luxury building after a superstorm decimates New York City and the wealthy class flees.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    28
    Jun
    2019

    DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST PRIDE DEFENDERS – FREE CEDAR NOW!

    We are calling for a day of autonomous action in support of those who are facing repression for defending themselves and others from far-right violence at Hamilton Pride. This Friday, June 28th we are asking for people far and wide to show their support and solidarity by taking action where they live. Actions could include things like: banner drops, postering, rallies, or any number of other more creative endeavors 😉

    If possible, it would be great if you could share it with us by sending a photo and/or a brief description to thetower@riseup.net. You could also post things yourself on north-shore.info and send us the link.

    Please share widely!

    Background:

    On June 15th, 2019 in Hamilton, Ontario, Pride was attacked by a group of far-right homophobes, christian fundamentalists, neo-nazis, and queer bashers. They arrived with massive homophobic signs and banners, and immediately began to scream insults and slurs. They aggressively harassed individuals, made jokes about rape, and threatened physical violence. Things quickly escalated as the bigots violently confronted people who were holding a fabric barrier in an attempt to block them from disrupting Pride. Initiated by the far-right activists a brawl broke out – queers who refused to allow their presence to go unchallenged were attacked, but fought back. Several friends were injured and required medical attention. After being kicked out of Pride, this same group chased and assaulted queer youth in the neighbourhood, and then went on to attack people at Toronto Pride the following week.

    Since these events, Hamilton Police have focused exclusively on going after the queers who defended themselves and their community. Over the course of the last week, police have been targeting and harassing known queer anarchists in the city. Our dear friend Cedar (who wasn’t even present at the event!) was arrested on Saturday, and sits in jail on hunger strike as you read this. On Monday, another queer was arrested – they were released from the station and are facing two criminal charges. We have confirmation that another arrest is forth-coming, and that even more are a possibility.

    Fuck this and fuck the police for all they do to protect racists, misogynists, and homophobes. Drop all charges against pride defenders, and free Cedar now!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space (community center)

    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    08
    Jul
    2019
    Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    July 8th-12th take collective and direct action to protest or shut down branch locations of Bank of America, SunTrust and PNC Bank.

    We are all too aware of the cruelties of the American border regime: locking children in cages or ruining families by kidnapping and deporting parents. While this is a nightmare scenario for millions, it is big business for deportation and migrant-detention profiteers.

    Like other mechanisms of oppression, the border system utilizes infrastructures that can be disrupted. This infrastructure is composed of state agencies, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). But it is also thoroughly integrated with the private sector. Contracts with construction, technology and security corporations are integral to the function of a militarized border. The majority of immigrant detainees are imprisoned in detention centers operated by private prison companies contracting with ICE. The largest of these are Geo Group and CoreCivic.

    Further, the private sector actors fundamental to ICE and CBP operations rely on debt-financing from large financial institutions. Geo Group and CoreCivic which are structured as Real Estate Investment Trusts, are particularly vulnerable to credit loss. This has enabled recent campaigns to yield key victories. In March 2019, JPMorgan Chase committed to halt further financing to the private prison industry following long-term organizing efforts. In the immediate aftermath, Geo Group and CoreCivic stocks plummeted and Geo Group warned its investors that mounting pressure “could have a material adverse effect on our business.” After Chase’s announcement Wells Fargo began partially divesting, while U.S. Bank reduced credit to an “immaterial amount.” Bank of America, SunTrust and PNC Bank continue to bankroll the migrant detention industry and are some of its largest funders. Divestment from these remaining large banks could jeopardize the economic viability of corporations like Geo Group or CoreCivic.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    18:00 – 20:30Wooden Shoe Books 704 South St
    As a group, we will be engaging in a ceremonial procession to convey our own definition of 'the spirit of anarchy', then harnessing that energy to create an artistic expression of the utopia we wish to build. Activities include, but are not limited to: singing together in a noise concerto, and a collaborative drawing project.
  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2019
    6:30pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Come help us celebrate the launch Prolit Magazine with a reading that showcases some of the very talented local writers featured in the first issue. Plus, find out more about plans for the upcoming Issue 2!

    With readings from:
    -Corey Qureshi
    -Tim Fitts
    -Elizabeth Scanlon
    -Ryan Eckes
    -Amy Saul-Zerby
    -Paul Siegell
    -Brittanie Sterner
    -Emma Brown Sanders
    -Kevin Travers

    Prolit is a literary magazine about money, work, & class. More info at: https://www.prolitmag.com/

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    16
    Jul
    2019
    7:00 pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    Will be screening

    What Color is Blue
    a no-budget movie made by friends in Philly about the impotence that we as queer youth feel while facing a world that doesn't want us to exist.

    Shorts & Video Mashups
    no budget shorts made by sinners and criminals.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Brazil is a 1985 British-American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Terry Gilliam. This fantasy/satire film centres on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil's satire of bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    Run time 143 min

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2019
    8:00 PM – 11:00 PMWashington Square Park 6th and Walnut Streets Enter at 6th and Walnut Streets

    "On July 13, Willem Van Spronsen was killed by police while apparently taking action to disable the fleet of buses that serve the Northwest Detention Center, a private immigration detainment facility."

    We hope to act to honor Will's memory in solidarity with all those affected by the border regime - from the detention centers to the desert.

    No Borders. No Prisons. No Cops.

    Escalate.

    Statement from Will's friends:
    https://pugetsoundanarchists.org/we-are-the-fire-that-will-melt-ice-rest-in-power-will-van-spronsen-olympia-wa/

    https://crimethinc.com/2019/07/14/on-willem-van-spronsens-action-against-the-northwest-detention-center-in-tacoma-including-the-full-text-of-his-final-statement

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    22
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019

    This past October 26th, 2018, the then judge Juan León Montiel of the Mixed District Court of Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, sentenced our compañero Miguel Ángel Peralta to 50 years in prison with a $151,134.90 peso fine. On October 29th of that same year, an appeal was filed against this sentence. The appeal should have been resolved in three months in the Supreme Court of Justice of the State of Oaxaca.

    However, after nine months, on July 8th, 2019, Miguel’s lawyers were finally notified of the resolution. The ruling of the appeal was decided on by Judge Arturo León de la Vega, president of the Third Criminal Chamber of the aforementioned court. In this resolution, our compañero was again denied his freedom. Rather, his legal case will be returned to the court in Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca.

    Judge Arturo León Vega ignored evidence that shows Miguel is not responsible for the crimes of which he is accused (homicide and attempted homicide). Instead, the judge returned the file (02/2015) to the court where Miguel was originally sentenced. The judge made this decision in light of having the legal capacity to free Miguel. These decisions again show that this legal process is filled with irregularities. Neither the court of Oaxaca nor the court of Huautla have impeded these irregularities. Rather, they have continued them, lengthening legal times and failing to deeply analyze the contradictions and inconsistencies of the case.

    Faced with this disparaging and absurd panorama, we worry that the political and economic power of the cacique Zepeda family from Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón continues to have an impact on the legal rulings being made in Miguel’s case. We are particularly concerned with the political influence of local representative of MORENA Elisa Zepeda Lagunas. For over four years that Miguel has been incarcerated, it has been demonstrated on countless occasions that the accusations against him are fabricated. The absurdity is ever clearer with the same courts (tribunal in Oaxaca and court in Huautla) having cast aside the same criminal case, for being inconsistent and contradictory, resulting in freedom of seven other political prisoners from Eloxochitlán.

    We make a call for solidarity, against this ruling and to demand that all of the courts involved do not delay any longer in freeing Miguel. We call for a week of agitation #SkandaloContraelEncierro July 22-28, to repudiate the prison institutions and to show our solidarity with our imprisoned comprades, from your own spaces and according to your own forms.

    Share your #SkandaloContraelEncierro and send it to:

    solidaridadelox@gmail.com

    FB: Miguel Peralta Libre

    Prisoners to the streets or everything will explode!

    Solidarity Group for the Freedom of Miguel Peralta

    [details here]

  • Mon
    22
    Jul
    2019
    6:30 pmA-Space

    Charles Sims “Chuck” Africa and Delbert Orr Africa are two of the longest held political prisoners in the world, having been in prison for over 40 years. They are the last two of the MOVE 9, incarcerated since 1978, after a siege in Mantua by the Philly PD that led to the death of a cop. Despite eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence indicating the cop was likely shot by the police, 9 people, including Chuck and Del, were charged with aggravated murder and sentenced to 30-100 years. Merle and Phil died in prison under suspicious circumstances, and Debbie, Mike, Janet, Janine, and Eddie were paroled. Chuck has been battling cancer inside prison and is the next up for parole in November. Support for his parole can be easily expressed by signing the petition. Del is next up for parole in 2022, although that date is being appealed by his lawyer to make it sooner. While last year’s Running Down the Walls 5K supported MOVE 9 members in prison, this year’s on Sept 7th will provide post-release support.

    History

    MOVE is a group following the teachings of John Africa, which generally centered around the dual principles of black liberation and green anarchism. Almost since its inception, MOVE, and the members which comprise it, have been the target of some of the most brutal policing in the history of Philadelphia. Many of the major police incidents from the 70s and 80s targeted MOVE, including the siege and shootout of 1978, the arrest and imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and, perhaps most notoriously, the aerial bombing of MOVE house by the Philadelphia Police in 1985. The MOVE lifestyle, along with their determination to defend it, have brought to the forefront many issues of social and racial inequality, and done so in ways that can’t be whitewashed, painted over, or ignored.

    Chuck grew up in West Philly, joined MOVE in 1973, and is the brother of Debbie Africa, the first of the MOVE 9 to be released on parole last year. Delbert is originally from Chicago, and was a member of the Black Panther Party for several years before joining MOVE in 1970. During the 1978 siege, Del was brutally beaten by police after surrendering, the photos of which have become somewhat iconic images of the greater struggle.

    As always, all the letter-writing supplies and light snacks will be provided. If you can’t join us, you can write to them at:

    Smart Communications/PADOC – Charles Sims Africa #AM4975
    SCI Dallas
    P.O. Box 33028
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733

    Smart Communications/PADOC – Delbert Orr Africa #AM4985
    SCI Dallas
    P.O. Box 33028
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733

    We will also send birthday cards to U.S. political prisoners with birthdays in August: Eric King (the 1st), Bill Dunne (the 2nd), Hanif Bey (the 6th), Dr. Mutulu Shakur (the 7th), Little Feather Giron (the 14th), Russell Maroon Shoatz (the 22nd), Dr. Rafil Dhafir (the 24th), and Ronald Reed (the 30th).

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Has America always been capitalist? Today, the US sees itself as the heartland of the international capitalist system, its society and politics intertwined deeply with its economic system. This book looks at the history of North America from the founding of the colonies to debunk the myth that America is 'naturally' capitalist.

    From the first white-settler colonies, capitalist economic elements were apparent, but far from dominant, and did not drive the early colonial advance into the West. Society, too, was far from homogeneous - as the role of the state fluctuated. Racial identities took time to imprint, and slavery, whilst at the heart of American imperialism, took both capitalist and less-capitalist forms. Additionally, gender categories and relations were highly complex, as standards of ‘manhood’ and ‘womanhood’ shifted over time to accommodate capitalism, and as there were always some people challenging this binary.

    By looking at this fascinating and complex picture, James Parisot weaves a groundbreaking historical materialist perspective on the history of American expansion.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    28
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space (community center)

    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    29
    Jul
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    The surrogacy industry is worth over 1 billion dollars a year, and many of its surrogates work in terrible conditions, while many gestate babies for no pay at all. Should it be illegal to pay someone to gestate a baby for you?

    Full Surrogacy Now brings a fresh and unique perspective to the debate. Rather than making surrogacy illegal or allowing it to continue as is, Sophie Lewis argues we should be looking to radically transform it. Surrogates should be put front and centre, and their rights towards the babies they gestate should be expanded to acknowledge that surrogates are more than mere vessels. In doing so, we break down our assumptions that children necessarily belong to those whose genetics they share.

    This might sound like a radical proposal, but expanding our idea of who children belong to would be a good thing. Taking collective responsibility for children, rather than only caring for the ones we share DNA with, would radically transform notions of kinship. Adopting this expanded concept of surrogacy helps us see that it always, as the saying goes, takes a village to raise a child.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    31
    Jul
    2019
    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]

  • Thu
    01
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019

    We invite for the month of August all the individuals and collectives that feel close to the fate of our comrade Santiago Maldonado, who was disappeared and murdered by the Argentine State.

    From the 1st of August, let’s see our anger, our proposals for the conflict, and our unwavering resolve. Nothing has ended for us, we are sparks that can go on and off, but we will always be here.

    Let’s unleash our beautiful creativities, actions, meetings, assemblies, marches, whatever we choose. That’s what our freedom is all about, that’s what it’s about remembering our fallen brothers and sisters.

    Let anarchy overflow from the confines and margins of this disgusting society.

    Neither martyrs nor heroes!
    Active memory with our dead!
    Long live anarchy!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    14
    Aug
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe 704 South St
    Discussion about the recent uprising in Puerto Rico with Philadelphia's poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera
  • Fri
    23
    Aug
    2019
    Fri
    30
    Aug
    2019

    We are approaching the 7th International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. For 6 years we’ve been calling you to show your solidarity with our comrades all around the world. Trials in Italy, France, Germany, Russia are bringing more and more anarchists into the mouth of the prison system.

    It is our duty, of those who stay outside of the prisons, to help our comrades serve their sentences knowing that they are not left alone in their struggle. You might not know those people. You might not speak their language and most probably will never meet them. But through your actions you show that they are welcomed in this world. Welcomed more than the prison guards and judges. More than presidents and kings. So let your solidarity pour through the walls of prisons and fight till everybody is free!

    We are eager to hear your stories of actions and events. So send them to tillallarefree@riseup.net. At the end of the week we will make a summary of those events.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PMA-Space (community center)

    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    27
    Aug
    2019
    6:30 pmAspace

    Our next letter writing will be in support of anarchist, poet, vegan prisoner Eric King - charged in a 2014 firebombing of a government office. Come out and send him some ❤️ 8/27/19 6:30 PM Aspace

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    28
    Aug
    2019
    7pm – 8:30pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Trouble 21 looks at anti-colonial struggles in Turtle Island and Palestine.

    From the genocidal aftermath of Columbus’ accidental “discovery” of the New World, to the ever-deeper encroachments of Israeli settlements into the West Bank — five hundred years of European colonialism has cast a long shadow over this world. Colonization, in its supreme arrogance, carved up the globe according to the imperial logic of accumulation, imposing artificial borders on foreign lands and seeking to subjugate restive native populations through religious indoctrination and force of arms. But despite their military superiority, ideological warfare and constant recourse to savage brutality, colonial regimes have consistently failed to crush the will of colonized people to fight back. And the reason for this is simple. Occupation breeds resistance.

    Anarchists, especially those of us who have never experienced the sharp edge of colonization, have much to learn from those waging this resistance. We also have a principled imperative to align ourselves with those facing acute forms of state violence and dispossession. To this end, this episode of Trouble draws on two examples of contemporary anti-colonial struggle – those waged by the Palestinians and the Mohawks of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy against their respective oppressors, the Israeli and Canadian settler-colonial states, in hopes of drawing out lessons and increasing our capacity for producing meaningful solidarity.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    11 am sharp (Yoga warm-up at 10:30) FDR Park

    Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross presents our second annual Running Down The Walls (RDTW)! This year’s event is dedicated to Never Give Up! – a project to free the remaining incarcerated members of the MOVE 9, and sustain their long-term post-release support. Following the release of his parents, Mike Africa Jr. founded Never Give Up to alleviate the financial strain of rebuilding life after decades of imprisonment. When his uncle Chuck Africa beat colon cancer, the project actively aligned with the broader, ongoing fight against cancer.

    The Move organization has never given up. Not after their house was flooded, gassed, and riddled with bullets. Not after the police deployed explosives and let them burn alive. Not after the PADOC murdered Phil and Merle Africa.

    After 40 years in prison and never giving up on their beliefs or each other, Debbie was released on parole on June 16th 2018, soon after followed by Mike Africa Sr. on October 23rd. Janet and Janine were released on May 25th, 2019 and then Eddie on June 21st. Chuck comes up for parole this November, and Delbert currently awaits the outcome of an appeal to secure his next hearing date.

    As we are among their supporters, we too never give up! Philadelphia RDTW 2019 is dedicated to amplifying their voices, lifting them up in their struggles, and maintaining material post-release support. Join us for another revolutionary 5K run/walk/bike/skate and day of solidarity. If you would like to participate in light yoga and warm-up stretches before, please arrive around 10:15am. Bring a mat if you can! 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 Never Give Up project. 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]

  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space Anarchist Community Center

    In honor of Chilean singer Victor Jara and the 3,000+ people who lost their lives under General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime, we are screening “ReMastered: Massacre at Chile Stadium” at A-Space at 7pm on Wednesday, September 11th. The documentary compellingly examines the grisly death of Chilean folk singer-turned-martyr Victor Jara at Chile Stadium days after Pinochet’s military coup on September 11, 1973.

    The screening will be followed by a discussion.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    On September 13th 2019, we are asking citizens of this nation to take a stand with us, highlight the National Prison Strike Demands. How can you help? Hold a forum, do a noise demo, go to your local jail or prison to let these prisoncrats and politicians know the National Prison Strike Demands are still a part of your focus.

    Thank you to all that hear our call to action. Let’s continue to make the politicians hear the voices in these concrete tombs.

    Can’t stop, won’t stop! Forward forever, backwards never!

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St
    A discussion focusing on Black anarchism highlighting the work of Kuwasi Balagoon and Russell Maroon Shoatz. What does Black anarchism mean in the 21st century? Why is it important? Where does Black anarchism fit into our current movement work today? What is the connection between abolitionist politics and the politics of Black anarchy? How does the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement fall into this?
  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019

    Call to participate and intervene within the upcoming climate strike actions happening across the world from the week of September 20th – 27th.

    On the 20th of September, around the world, thousands of people are coming together under the banner of Earth Strike to hold a general strike for the climate. Many unions and workers from various industries have also pledged to join the strike. 1,006 Amazon employees have said that they plan on walking out in support of the strike.1

    Anarchists, autonomists and anti-authoritarians are also joining in the strike bringing revolutionary, anti-capitalist and inter-sectional perspectives. This past week the Anarchist Federation in the UK endorsed Earth Strike and is organizing around it.2

    The Green Anti-Capitalist Front will also have a presence at climate strikes across the UK. The UK based group is doing radical organizing around climate action challenging the green capitalist agenda of many organizations trying to lead the resistance.

    The international demands of the Earth Strike are as follows:

    • An immediate start on global co-operation to reverse the damage done to the Earth’s climate, through unambiguous and binding agreements, by both world leaders and corporate entities, following IPCC projections of halving carbon net emissions by 2030 and zero net emissions by 2050.
    • International, unambiguous and binding commitments to halt the destruction of rainforests and other wildlife habitats.
    • International, unambiguous and binding agreements designed to hold corporations accountable for the greenhouse gases they produce.

    We believe that anti-authoritarian radicals in the so-called united states should participate in the strike. This is an opportunity to bring an anti-capitalist perspective to thousands of people seeking system change. As the reformist demands of the movement fail to yield results, many people who have only recently joined the movement may be seeking revolutionary paths forward. In this moment ruled by existential dread, fear, increasing nihilism and despair, it is important to find paths forward and empower one another through direct action and mutual aid. We must find ways to process and move through the stages of grief [denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance] and towards a culture of resilient, enduring action capable of withstanding the many losses and sorrows we will collectively experience until liberation of the earth and all inhabitants is achieved.

    The global youth are inheriting these crises, and are collectively realizing the shit hand they’ve been dealt — born into a largely alienated and dying world with uncertain futures. Because of this many youth and students have largely been at the front of recent climate campaigns. For example, Fridays for a Future youth strikes have mobilized thousands of people and brought awareness and urgency of these issues to the forefront. There is so much power and revolutionary potential in this generation of youth. Youth are a marginalized group in almost every modern society — pushed into the background of political movements and processes. The climate strike is an opportunity to connect with youth who are well aware of the seriousness of the crisis we are living in. Old institutions offer them tired solutions, and capitalists, and NGOs will try to co-opt their struggles. As anarchists, anti-authoritarians and autonomists we must come together with youth; only through inter-generational struggle can we actualize our revolutionary potentials and find a path forward.

    Points of Intervention:

    ⦁ Attend the Climate Strike
    ⦁ Bring zines and radical literature
    ⦁ Engage in discussion with other strikers
    ⦁ Bring anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian banners and banner making material
    ⦁ Offer strikers information about upcoming events and ways to engage in anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist movements
    ⦁ Connect strikers to existing environmental struggles
    ⦁ Offer existing radical spaces and resources for youth to organize themselves
    ⦁ Work towards organizing a radical climate convergence in your community

    FIND CLIMATE STRIKE NEAR YOU

    Links
    1 https://www.ecowatch.com/global-climate-strike-amazon-employees-2640285733.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
    2 http://afed.org.uk/anarchist-federation-back-earth-strike/?fbclid=IwAR0Bkz7DdOSc869UEY9Q0phZxo635mU9bLNusGO87ik3WOsygcnt1I_JjRA
    3 https://greenanticapitalist.org/

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019
    15:30 – 17:30Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St
    After the Global Climate Strike action at Philadelphia city hall come share your experiences around climate anxiety
  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PMA-Space (community center)

    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.

    We are at it once again sending some love to punitively locked up for their political beliefs and facing additional repression while inside for the same reason.

    When: Monday, September 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm
    Where: A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.

    Bring only yourself or friends and comrades. All letter-writing supplies and snacks are provided.

    Jeremy Hammond is an anarchist computer hacker serving 10 years for leaking the personal information of 860,000 customers of private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) through the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks. This information revealed that Stratfor spies on activists, among others, at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.

    Almost to the end of his sentence at a federal prison, in August 2019, Jeremy was summoned to appear before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia and transferred to a Virginia jail where he now faces up to an additional 18 months for contempt by refusing to testify. It is believed to be the same grand jury that is currently imprisoning Chelsea Manning for bravely refusing to testify. Like grand jury resisters before him, Jeremy firmly believes that grand juries are repressive tools of the government, used to investigate and intimidate activist communities and are abused by prosecutors to gain access to intelligence to which they are not entitled. The U.S. government’s blatant abuse of the grand jury process in this case continues to be a clear pattern of targeting, isolating and punishing outspoken truth-tellers and activists.

    Jeremy has no intention of cooperating with this, or any other, grand jury he may be called in front of. Simply by calling him in front of this grand jury, the government has already added a minimum of nine months to his sentence by removing him from a program he was participating in at the federal prison he was serving his sentence at. His prison release date was projected to come around mid-December 2019, but because of his removal from the program and the summons to the grand jury his time incarcerated could be extended by over two years.

    See bit.ly/5easyactions for all the information you need about writing to Jeremy including rules of what is acceptable to send through the mail.

    We will also send birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in October: Skelly Stafford (the 2nd), Jamil Al-Amin (the 3rd), David Gilbert (the 5th), Malik Bey (the 8th), Jalil Muntaqim (the 17th), and Ed Poindexter (the 31st).

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    4:00 PM – 6:00 PMFrank L Rizzo Statue Outside City Hall

    We call out the PPD for their 378 racist comments in their online group. (Only 15 were fired, and some are now being reinstated)
    We call out the FOP, and the arbitration process that gives dirty killer cops their jobs back, while costing the taxpayers $5 mil.
    We call out PPDs' Christine Coulter for her deceit about her racist t-shirt.
    We call out Mayor Kenny who lied about ending Stop and Frisk.
    We call out the millions lavishly spent on the PPD budget while our schools starve.
    We call out Maureen Faulkner and the FOP for spreading deceptions about the Mumia Abu-Jamal case for 37 years.
    We call out the heartless corruption of the IN-Justice system on behalf of the (mainly) Black and Brown families and wrongly incarcerated people who suffer.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The fascinating true story of a German Jew who risked his life among Nazi soldiers

    ‘Highly readable and admirably informed, a beautiful portrait’ – Enzo Traverso, author of The End of Jewish Modernity

    Europe, 1943: the continent is on a knife edge. The Soviets are destroying the Germans at Stalingrad. The tide is finally beginning to turn against Hitler. Enter Martin Monath, whose short life needs little embellishment. His identity shrouded in mystery, the events of his life read like a detective novel.

    Escaping from Berlin, he arrives in Paris in 1943 and befriends a number of occupying German soldiers – young men who barely remember anything before fascism. In clandestine meetings, the group begin to question the ideals that they’ve been brought up with. With a borrowed printing press, Monath and his comrades in the résistance secretly distribute their own propaganda in an effort to turn German soldiers against their commanders and be part of a revolution to overthrow Nazi rule.

    Drawing on letters and forgotten documents, this is an extraordinary tale of immense bravery, espionage and betrayal.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Discussion with author William Matson and Floyd Clown Sr, the Crazy Horse Family Elder

    The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.

    This book is a compelling addition to the body of works about Crazy Horse and the complicated and often conflicting events of that time period in American History.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    Beginning the weekend of 25 October, around the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life pogrom in the USA, the actions will continue through the weekend of 9 November, marking one month since the attempted pogrom in Halle as well as 81 years since Kristallnacht.

    We see today, as we have seen before, organized violence – sanctioned by the state, blessed by the church, funded and defended by the ruling class – directed against ethnoracial, religious, sexual, and gender minorities. But today we are fighting back, as we always have. And together we say that an attack on any of us is an attack on all of us.

    This call is therefore also a call to solidarity with peoples everywhere struggling for life and for freedom: from Brazil to Burma, Catalunya to Chile, China to Ecuador to Egypt, Germany to Greece to Iraq, Kashmir to Kurdistan, Lebanon to Palestine, Poland to Russia, Sudan to United States and beyond.

    Action Items

    1. Mark your calendars for 25 October – 9 November. Call your own people to action on these dates in solidarity with the Outlive Them International. The Weeks of Action will begin with an anti-fascist Shabbat (called by some of our people in Pittsburgh), and continue through to the International Day of Action on 9 Nov.
    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 strategies, targets, and tactics best suited to your own community.
    3. In unity is our strength. Reach out to other groups already resisting the murderous far right in your area or start your own. Organize an action together. Forge connections with other oppressed communities that will endure beyond the International Weeks of Action.
    4. Document your actions and those of the oppressors. Share images, stories, and reports with your social networks using the hashtag #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 people’s needs, capabilities, and vulnerabilities. Plan lower-risk actions that different people 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 each other in case of arrest, detention, or repression.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue

    When: Monday, October 28th; 6:30-8:30 pm

    Where: A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue

    Join us as we mail our 2019 Running Down the Walls reportback to US held political prisoners. Mailing prisoners news about events a few times a year keeps them in the loop with outside organizing. If you have been wanting to become a penpal of a political prisoner and would like a suggestion of who to write or want to chat about other ideas to free political prisoners we welcome you to do some at this event!

    As always, we encourage anyone who already has a correspondence with a prisoner to attend our monthly events as an opportunity to share snacks with other prison abolitionists while you keep up with your regular correspondence. This month, we will be sending birthday cards to the US-held political prisoner with a birthday in November: Josh Williams (the 25th).

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    For decades, it has been easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

    In the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, booming banks, rising house prices and cheap consumer goods propped up living standards in the rich world. Thirty years of rocketing debt and financial wizardry had masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, and in 2008 we were forced to pay up.

    The decade since has witnessed all kinds of morbid symptoms, as all around the rich world, wages and productivity are stagnant, inequality is rising, and ecological systems are collapsing.

    Stolen is a history of finance-led growth and a guide as to how we might escape it. We’ve sat back as financial capitalism has stolen our economies, our environment and even the future itself. Now, we have an opportunity to change course. What happens next is up to us.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    On the morning of November 19, 2015, Kevin, 18 years old, in complicity with the night, rode his bicycle to the perimeter of the Gendarmerie School of San Bernardo, armed with a bomb, a lighter and a blade. After the detonation, the police bastard who came after his steps after a long investigation, captures him a few meters from the place, and simultaneously the comrade Joaquín García is kidnapped at his home, both being held captive in the disgusting High Security Jail(CAS), specifically in the section of maximum security (MAS).

    Both are accused of the explosive attack on the 12th San Miguel police station on October 29, a bomb composed of a 6 kilogram extinguisher filled with more than 3 kilos of black powder, about 100 4-inch nails and 50 1-inch nails inside to work as shrapnel, a 1-liter bottle of sulfuric acid and two 1-liter bottle with gasoline, all this activated by a remote control, consisting of a cell phone connected to a 2.5 volt light bulb modified as a detonator , claimed by the “ Gerasimos Tsakalos Deflagrant Cell – International Conspiracy for Vengeance ”, Kevin is also accused of the explosive attack against the Gendarmerie School and an explosive attack on the Chilectra electricity company, on October 16, claimed by the ”Karrkarri Cell”, these last two attacks linked only to Kevin.

    After 7 months in captivity, Kevin request to be transferred to the jail/slaughterhouse Santiago 1. On June 15, 2018, the inquisitor trial towards the comrades begins, declaring them guilty on August 15, to Joaquin for carrying a gun and ammunition, those he carried at the time will be captured while He was a fugitive for break a measure of total house arrest, also the attack on the 12th San Miguel police station, together with Kevin, who also He was declared guilty of the explosive attack on the School of Gendarmeria of El Bosque-San Bernardo. On September 5, 2018; they are sentenced to a total of 13 years in jail for Joaquin and 17 years for Kevin.

    On November 2, when he goes down to the jail yard Kevin is involved in a fight with another prisoner, who seemed to be one of the many daily conflicts that are lived in that place, being wounded in a lethal way, without receiving timely medical assistance, is transferred dead from Santiago 1, an hour and fiveteen minutes later to the Barros Luco external hospital.

    ” I know what I was facing, from the moment I consciously decided to live my life in constant action and not vague wordiness, and I don’t regret anything ”

    A year after his murder, an international call to action is made in vengeance for Kevin’s murder while he was held captive in the jail/slaughterhouse Santiago 1. The call extends to realize multiform vengeance actions, betting on the chaotic praxis of violence throughout November. Leaving aside the utilitarian distortions that have arisen around Kevin, which contradict his words and actions.

    ” That solidarity is not just a groped word, that the solidarity be an wrathful action that gives injections of strength and energy to the heart of each sister in captivity ”

    Vengeance for Kevin, complicity with Joaquin
    FOR THE FREEDOM OF ALL THE PRISONERS OF THE WORLD!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    04
    Nov
    2019
    18:00 – 20:00 Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Discussing the following readings on libertarian municipalism and dual power:

    -Libertarian Socialist Caucus statement on Dual Power: A Strategy To Build Socialism in our Time

    -Build and Fight: The Program and Strategy of Cooperation Jackson (Jackson Rising Chapter 1)

    -Thoughts on Libertarian Municipalism by Murray Bookchin

    -Ready to Fight: Developing a 21st Century Community Syndicalism

    More info: https://dsa-lsc.org/

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    Discussion with co-author Christina Jackson and contributors Emily August, Paul Wolff Mitchell, John Michael, Kat Richter, and Ute Bettray

    Focusing on the body as a visual and discursive platform across public space, we study marginalization as a sociocultural practice and hegemonic schema. Whereas mass incarceration and law enforcement readily feature in discussions of institutionalized racism, we differently highlight understudied sites of normalization and exclusion. Our combined effort centers upon physical contexts (skeletons, pageant stages, gentrifying neighborhoods), discursive spaces (medical textbooks, legal battles, dance pedagogy, vampire narratives) and philosophical arenas (morality, genocide, physician-assisted suicide, cryonic preservation, transfeminism) to deconstruct seemingly intrinsic connections between body and behavior, Whiteness and normativity.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019

    November 16, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Ivan “Kostolom” Khutorskoi- a comrade, friend and elder brother.

    He was a significant member of the anti-fascist movement in the beginning of the millennium, one of the leaders of RASH-Moscow. Ivan not only inspired people for the struggle against neo-Nazis who created a lawless environment on the streets of Russian cities, he was an example for us, thanks to his personal qualities: moral courage, devotion to friends, responsibility and kindness. It is impossible to overestimate his contribution to the anti-fascist scene in the Eastern Europe countries.

    We launch a campaign in memory of Ivan and other anti-fascists who died at the hands of right-wing radicals in 21st century.

    We ask you to join the solidarity actions in your city from November 10 to December 10: draw a graffiti, place a banner during football match, make a campaign or an commemoration event. All ideas are welcome. A movie about Ivan is available with the subtitles in different languages https://youtu.be/P_pfgPf3PG0

    Post the photo and text for the campaign with the hashtag #memory161 or/and send it to memory161(at)riseup(dot)net. We also collect information about anti-fascists from all over the world murdered by neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists during last 20 years. Please send photos and texts as well as clarifying questions to memory161(at)riseup(dot)net

    Distribute this text, information about solidarity actions and campaigns among your comrades and on the anti-fascist resources of your cities and countries.

    No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.

    [Details here]

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Discussion with author Stuart Schrader and Patrick Blanchfield

    From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home.

    In this groundbreaking exposé, Stuart Schrader shows how the United States projected imperial power overseas through police training and technical assistance—and how this effort reverberated to shape the policing of city streets at home. Examining diverse records, from recently declassified national security and intelligence materials to police textbooks and professional magazines, Schrader reveals how U.S. police leaders envisioned the beat to be as wide as the globe and worked to put everyday policing at the core of the Cold War project of counterinsurgency. A “smoking gun” book, Badges without Borders offers a new account of the War on Crime, “law and order” politics, and global counterinsurgency, revealing the connections between foreign and domestic racial control.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2019
    7pm – 8pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Presentation by the french collective Desarmons-les!

    The collective "Let's disarm them!” was founded in 2012 by anarchist activists who for several years faced state violence and were directly affected by the use of grenades and rubber bullets. Invested in major radical anti-capitalist and ecological struggles between 2011 and 2015 (anti-nuclear and against “useless big construction projects”), the collective met other groups opposed to police violence, street medics, but also many victims, mutilated or close to people killed by the police.

    At the end of 2014, "Let's disarm them!” participated in the building of a national network of mutilated people, the “Assembly of the Wounded”. The state of emergency decreed at the end of 2015 after the attacks of Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan fundamentally transformed the French society and the militarization of the public space accelerated between 2015 and 2018, together with a sharp rise of the far right. Members of the collectives were under house arrest and on numerous occasions prohibited from demonstrating, arrested and brought to justice. The revolts against the labor reform and those of the Yellow Vests between 2016 and 2019 were harshly repressed. Many people have been injured, mutilated and imprisoned.

    A member of the collective is organizing an infotour on the East Coast of the United States in November 2019. He proposes to describe the workings of state violence and the evolution of policing in France, from a historical and radical perspective.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    1:30 pmWilliam Way Community Center 1315 Spruce St

    Join us at the William Way Community Center in Philadelphia for a roundtable discussion with Miguel Andrade, Adryan Corcione, Jose de Marco, Ian Horst about the historical and current role of revolutionary organizing in the LGBTQ movement, with organizers from the socialist, HIV/AIDS, migrant rights, and prison abolitionist movements.

    Location: 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    There is a wheel chair lift in the front of the building and the event is on the first floor.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    4:00 pm4951 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139

    On Friday, November 22nd, the Paul Robeson House will host a reading and discussion with members of the Pinko collective at 7pm.

    Accessibility: No wheelchair entry at this time. Free street parking.

    Location: 4951 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space (community center)

    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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Hey folks,
    Our earth is on the brink of ecological collapse, and the exploitation of humans and other animals is reaching dire proportions. Black Friday, an embodiment of the capitalist system which creates these horrific conditions, is fast approaching. This year it falls on the 29th November, coinciding with the Global Climate Strike. To mark the occasion, various forms of creative action and resistance will be taking place in cities worldwide between 25.11.19 and 30.11.19. There are no set rules: everyone is welcome to take part using their own imagination and forms of action which speak to them. Thematically, actions should aim to be direct critiques of capitalism as well as being non-hierarchical in nature and content. Some examples include: ad-busting, banner drops, blockades, sabotage (e.g. gluing locks or spraying/smashing windows) and so on. The idea is to have this coordinated week of action culminate on the 29th, retaking this day as a symbol of resistance against capitalist consumerism.

    To create a unified picture of the actions, here are some hashtags to use: #BlockBlackFriday, #SystemCrash2911 and #BloodFriday.

    For collective communication there is an online notepad which everyone can access, the login details for which can be found here: cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/G-wwvPMGnU9SC8DoDPqwdicn/

    There is also a Twitter account on which everyone is encouraged to publish their own individual action reports. Contributions should reflect the plurality of individuals personal and varying perspectives rather than than seeming to come from a single organised group, so that everyone feels welcome to take part.

    Folks are invited to create other social media channels, which they can make accessible for everyone else via the online notepad.

    Please also use your political networks to distribute this call to action.

    With love and rage!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.

    Join us once again for monthly letter-writing to either strike up correspondence with someone new or keep up your correspondence with an existing penpal in prison.

    When: Monday, November 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

    Where: A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.

    Bring only yourself or friends and comrades. All letter-writing supplies and snacks are provided.

    This month we will be sending letters to Russell Maroon Shoatz. Maroon is serving life in prison after being charged with four other known Black Panther Party members for an attack on a police station, committed by unknown persons presumably in retaliation for Frank Rizzo’s persecution of the BPP and tensions arising from police brutality and police killings of Black youth.  Maroon has not wavered in his commitment to Black liberation and community involvement despite almost 22 years in solitary confinement before he was transferred into general population in 2014 after a lawsuit filed on his behalf.

    Earlier this year, Maroon experienced some health issues resulting in a lengthy stay in the infirmary and an operation that revealed Stage 4 colorectal cancer. He has since been transferred to the medical facility at SCI Fayette for chemotherapy. This facility is further from family and loved ones, so we’ll send him some extra mail and also will be co-hosting the upcoming December 7th Healing and Justice fundraiser to support him as well as Dr. Mutulu Shakur, the inspiration for the annual H&J events held all over North America.

    We will also send birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in December: Muhammad Burton (the 15th), Chelsea Manning (the 17th), and Casey Brezik (the 29th).

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:00 pmPeople's Education Center 5443 Germantown Ave

    Stories from the Hole about hunger strikes, poisoned water, and the power of political resistance.

    The Human Rights Coalition presents A Panel Discussion and a Screening of a Speech of long-term political prisoner Russel "Maroon" Shoatz.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    The Philadelphia Rojava Solidarity Network Presents:

    A Film Screening and Discussion

    The International Volunteers with the Kurdish YPG

    In the summer of 2017 the Kurdish revolution in Northern Syria was in full swing. Aside from politically transforming their homeland under the principles of direct democracy, gender equality and ethnic pluralism, the Kurdish People's Defense Forces (YPG), under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces, have surrounded the ISIS capital of Raqqa. ISIS, who had viciously attacked the Kurdish city of Kobani just two years earlier, were now on the defensive. Amongst the mines and rubble, a group of international volunteers under Kurdish command push deep into Raqqa city, eventually leading to the surrender or ISIS. This is their story.

    [Detail Here]

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    No compromises:
    No compromises with climate
    justice – And in the defense of the revolution in Rojava

    The upcoming Global Strike 4 Future of the global justice movement on 29th November will be marked by worldwide protests by thousands of people from Chile to Rojava, from Hong Kong to Iran. They all fight for the interests of the people and of nature, and they demand a self-determined and dignified life, not according to the standards of power and profit. Faced with times the climate crisis, politics and businesses are trying to present their poor compromises as great solutions. And the world powers celebrate themselves as peacemakers in the war in Rojava, while bombs from Turkish NATO planes continue to bomb people and destroy nature. All those who are on the worldwide streets know that real climate justice and global peace can only be achieved with fundamental systemic change.

    Defending Rojava means defending the construction of an ecological society

    The governments of the European states, as well as Russia and the USA, are ready to sacrifice our future for their interests and for economic profit. And the social revolution in Rojava, based on the values of women’s liberation, ecology and radical democracy, means nothing to these states in their efforts to redivide the Middle East. These states actively support the destruction of this social upheaval, because Rojava is a worldwide alternative for all people who disagree with the existing and are looking for solutions to the ecological, political, economic and social crises. Therefore, it is our responsibility as an ecological movement to continue to defend Rojava against the interests of power, profit and fascism.

    The future of FridaysforFuture is not in the institutions, but to build an ecological-democratic society

    For more than a year now we have been on strike every Friday, trying to convince with better arguments, demanding politicians to act. However, politicians do not act, they cannot be convinced. What now? What do we do if arguments are not enough, if formulating demands does not change anything? The consequence of these experiences is not the “march through the institutions”, as some of FridaysforFuture have already demanded, but rather the consequence is to become a movement that can implement an alternative itself. Not to trust in the state, to know one’s own strength and to be able to formulate concrete alternatives is one of the most important experiences we made in Rojava.

    We, therefore, call on everyone to take part in the global day of action on 29th November. United together, let us send a clear message of international solidarity with Rojava and the protests in Chile, Hon Kong, Iran and Bolivia. Let us defend together the social values of a community living collectively in solidarity with nature.

    Like the sea we rise! For climate justice and Rojava

    Make Rojava Green Again

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Everyone pays for the rich to get richer. We pay with our labor, working to fill their pockets. We pay with skyrocketing rent as they gentrify us out of our homes. We pay with the destruction of the environment, the erasure of our communities, the stress in our day-to-day lives. We pay for things that used to be free, like water. We pay taxes so they can hire more cops to terrorize us. Everyone pays, but only they benefit.

    We could talk about the high cost of living—but who’s really living?

    On November 29, nobody pays. This is a call for a strike addressing all the ways they are squeezing us, all the ways they are making it impossible to live.

    There’s a call in Seattle for a fare strike on public transit. In Portland, people are rallying on November 29 in Pioneer Square; in San Francisco, people are meeting at 16th and Mission. There have been demonstrations about transit costs and enforcement in New York City for weeks already and more are scheduled this week. Chicago is in on this, too. Wherever you are, you can organize something or carry out an action with your friends.

    A strike is a blow. It’s not just a boycott; it means interrupting the system, stopping it from working. At the least, you could avoid paying the fare on public transit in your city. But it’s better to make our refusal public and collective. Hop the turnstiles all together. Open up the gates and intervene if security tries to harass anyone. Sabotage the machines. Make the walls proclaim “Nobody Pays!” with posters or spray paint. Set up a table and give out literature about why no one should have to pay, ever. Establish a fare dodgers’ union like they did in Sweden.

    People around the world are in revolt against the rising cost of living. In Ecuador, people occupied the parliament and forced the government to cancel all the new austerity measures. In Chile, mass fare evasions gave birth to a countrywide revolt that even the military could not suppress. From Paris to Beirut and Hong Kong, people are recognizing that our only hope is to resist together.

    November 29 comes on the cusp of the 20-year anniversary of the demonstrations that shut down the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle in 1999, showing the power of direct action to change history. Today, opposition to capitalism has spread widely, but it’s up to us to spread the practices of resistance that will make us ungovernable.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmWooden Shoe Books 704 South St

    -book tour-

    Emerging from a study group on strategy, Deceiving the Sky is a
    collectively produced book, resource and study guide. While the word
    "strategy" can evoke hierarchy, centralization and a satellite's-eye
    view of the world, we feel it is necessary to strengthen our own
    strategic reflexes. We believe that strategy can be a lens, an
    orientation to the world that understands existence as a shifting array
    of forces, capacities and intentions. Deceiving the Sky is an attempt to
    build a new language that we can share, to develop our collective
    capacity for strategic thinking, to become more powerful together.

    Dec. 4th at 7:30pm
    Wooden Shoe Books
    704 South St

    [Submission]

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    3PM-6PMA-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave

    It's been 20 years so, this week, we are going to look back at the Battle of Seattle aka the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. We will be watching the classic documentary Breaking the Spell and a few shorter videos.

    For many anarchists in North America, the events in Seattle signaled a new phase of street action. The actions in Seattle informed and inspired anarchist engagement with the anti-globalization movement and other demonstrations in North America for years after. Not to mention that the tactics developed in this period still shape anarchist activity 20 years later.

    We will watch this documentary and discuss the events in 1999 to consider what is still relevant now. What can we get from taking another look at this stage of anarchist organizing? Is there any remaining untapped potential or lessons still to be learned?

    Anarchy Afternoons begins at Friday 3:00pm
    Documentary 3:30
    Shorter film clips 5-6pm

    [Detail Here]

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 amSix Fishes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs & Massage 2308 Grays Ferry Ave

    Book an appointment for acupuncture, massage or an herbal consultation for yourself or as a gift for someone who deserves it. Through his revolutionary work with Lincoln Detox, Black Acupuncture Advisory Association of North America and the Harlem Institute of Acupuncture, Dr. Shakur utilized acupuncture to not only heal but also empower. In honor of this legacy, licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists and herbalists will come together at Six Fishes Neighborhood Acupuncture to provide care for sliding scale donations of $25- $50.

    Donations are tax-deductible & support Dr. Shakur’s legal defense, commissary essentials, and projects promoting justice for the Black community. In solidarity with long-term political prisoner from Philadelphia who is battling cancer, Russell Maroon Shoatz, a portion of proceeds from the event will go to his support fund. Cash is accepted or for a tax deduction, bring check or money order made out to CAD.

    Since space is limited, use the form below to schedule an appointment: http://mutulushakur.com/site/2019/11/healing-justice-philadelphia-2019/

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    The campaigns #Riseup4Rojava, #WomenDefendRojava and #DefendRojava call for an international day of action on 14 December 2019 under the motto "Together against fascism and patriarchy! - Defend the Rojava Revolution together".

    The joint statement of the three internationalist campaigns reads as follows:

    “The war of aggression started by the Turkish army and its jihadist allies on 9 October 2019 against the Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria, brought with it a phase of global solidarity and resistance. The past weeks have made it clear to us all that the resistance of the peoples of Northern Syria is inseparable from the global struggle against patriarchy, fascism and capitalism. Around the world, millions of people protest against social justice and capitalist exploitation. The protests of Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia and Catalonia are united by the call for a world of social justice.

    It has been shown that without smashing fascism in Turkey no democratic achievements in the other parts of Kurdistan as well as in the Middle East can be secured. Until recently, North and East Syria was an oasis of stability in the country.  Under the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria, 5 million Syrians of various ethnic and religious backgrounds – Kurds, Arabs, Christians (Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs), Turkmens, Chechens, Alevites, and Yazidis – peacefully coexisted.

    On one hand it was and is the resistance of the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the self-defense fighters of the YPG and YPJ who forced the Turkish fascist state and the international powers to limit the Turkish aggression with so-called agreements and cease-fires. And on the other hand, it was the hundreds of thousands of people in countless cities worldwide who formed a bridge of hope to Rojava.

    The international policies against Rojava - be it the direct war policy of Turkey, the indirect support by the USA, Russia and the EU or the ignorance of international organizations like the UN - show that there is an international coalition against the revolution in Rojava, which aims to destroy the hope for a better world, which is created through the new alternative democracy in North and East Syria/Rojava and preserve the status of international colony of Kurdistan.

    The construction of a system in Rojava based on radical democracy, women's liberation and ecology is a historical step for the revolution in Kurdistan and the democratization of the whole Middle East. This victory captivated the world and marked a new beginning for the oppressed peoples of the region, who built a system of self-governance that gave a voice to all of the region’s communities. The international solidarity with Rojava shows that the struggle for liberation is international and boundless!

    The mass extermination campaign of the fascist Turkish regime continues unabated. It expresses itself by thousands of political prisoners, the destruction of world cultural heritage, nature and Kurdish cities, forced administrations, the de facto abolition of the right to vote and the attacks and ethnic cleansing, on Rojava. These attacks take place with the support of the international community of states. The peoples of North and East Syria continue to challenge us with their resistance to defend the revolution and make it the cradle of global democracy.

    With this in mind, we call for an international day of action on 14 December 2019. Let us carry our anger together against the Turkish war of aggression, on the streets and public squares. Let us break the state of normality. As long as the killing continues, the resistance must continue.

    Solidarity with the worldwide people’s resistance!

    Together against fascism and patriarchy!”

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019
    3:00 pmA-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave

    Someone said Bee Movie had anarchist themes. We are going to screen this movie for no other reason than to find out. And maybe it's funny?

    It's the last Anarchy Afternoon of the year!

    Open hours begins at 3:00
    Movie at 3:30

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space 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.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Dec
    2019
    6:30pm-8:30pmA-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave

    Join Philly Anarchist Black Cross for a Winter Solstice Card Party on Monday, 12/23, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at A-Space! (4722 Baltimore Ave)

    We will send cards and warm wishes to our friends and comrades inside. Maintaining and building relationships with them is the crux of what we do, so we will be sending cards to U.S.-held PPs and POWs. Light refreshments will be provided and folks are welcome to come use the time as a regularly scheduled time to correspond with current penpals inside prison as well.

    We will also be mailing birthday cards to those who have birthdays in January: Fran Thompson (3rd), Jeremy Hammond (8th), Abdul Azeez (9th), Sundiata Acoli (13th), Joseph “Joe-Joe” Bowen (15th), and Marius Mason (25th),

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    24
    Dec
    2019
    We're not the best with words but this is a call to action. Tuesday, 12/24, Christmas Eve SEPTA fare strike. Nobody pays, crew up, hop with yr friends, hit the bus driver with the "hey man I lost my card can ya help me out?" We've got copies of fliers coming we're gonna throw up, feel free to make your own, relevant points of information are on the attachment but here's again. FARE STRIKE 12/24 NOBODY PAYS
    FUCK SEPTA
    WAR ON CHRISTMAS 2019
    R.I.P BRYANT HENRY JR.
    COPS ARE THE ABSOLUTE ENEMY
    Solidarity with Chile, New York City, and the fucking Puget Sound.
    With all the love we got,
    Some anarchists
    [Submission]
  • Tue
    24
    Dec
    2019
    3:00 pmCity hall
    SEPTA, along with all of this country's sorely lacking public transit, is paid for with the tax dollars of the American people. then, after taking our money, they have the balls to charge us for the "privilege" of getting to work, visiting out friends and whatever the hell else people want to do that isn't in walking distance.
    The goal of this action, along with being a strike against the injustice faced in daily life under capitalism and showing support for similar actions taking place across the world, is to demonstrate what we are capable of when acting collectively. A life free from coercion is possible. The first step is acting like we're already there, even if only for a day. Public transit should be free, so we're taking it upon ourselves to make that true.
    hop, swipe your homies, hold the emergency door, do whatever whenever where ever as long as no one pays
    City hall, 3 PM 12/24/19
    [Submission]
  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019

    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 anarchist uprising in Chile to those in Exarchia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, and 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]