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  • Tue
    07
    Jan
    2020
    Sun
    12
    Jan
    2020

    Unceded and sovereign Wet’suwet’en land is under attack. On December 31, 2019, BC Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church granted an injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en nation who have been stewarding and protecting our traditional territories from the destruction of multiple pipelines, including Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) liquified natural gas (LNG) pipeline. Hereditary Chiefs of all five Wet’suwet’en clans have rejected Church’s decision, which criminalizes Anuk ‘nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en law), and have issued and enforced an eviction of CGL’s workers from the territory.  The last CGL contractor was escorted out by Wet’suwet’en Chiefs on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

    We watched communities across Canada and worldwide rise up with us in January 2019 when the RCMP violently raided our territories and criminalized us for upholding our responsibilities towards our land. Our strength to act today comes from the knowledge that our allies across Canada and around the world will again rise up with us, as they did for Oka, Gustafsen Lake, and Elsipogtog, shutting down rail lines, ports, and industrial infrastructure and pressuring elected government officials to abide by UNDRIP. The state needs to stop violently supporting those members of the 1% who are stealing our resources and condemning our children to a world rendered uninhabitable by climate change.

    Light your sacred fires and come to our aid as the RCMP prepares again to enact colonial violence against Wet’suwet’en people.

    We ask that all actions taken in solidarity are conducted peacefully and according to the laws of the Indigenous nation(s) of that land.

    For more information:

    Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit

    Donate to Unist’ot’en

    Donate to Gidimt’en

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    A new video collage reflecting on the raw moments of the 2014 Ferguson riots. A film for the wild ones, the anarchists, and the dreamers...

    More info: https://touchthesky.noblogs.org/

    110 minutes followed by a short discussion

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020
    Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020

    “THOSE WHO FORGET THE POLITICAL PRISONERS FORGET THE STRUGGLE”

    More than 80 days after the social outbreak in Chile, the struggle and social organization persists in the unwavering conviction of confronting and breaking with the model of power and economy that has perpetuated inequalities, injustices and abuses for decades.

    Undoubtedly the revolt that still breathes in Chile means this is a turning point with no return, it is within a long journey of struggle that has also brought with it a hard cost: hundreds and hundreds of prisoners of the revolt that are today in the different prisons in this territory. Each week this number increases and in an obvious phenomenon of mass incarceration the State seeks to intimidate and criminalize social protest. We speak of political prisoners of the revolt because of the fact of the mass imprisonment of social fighters after the outbreak of the 18th [October], responding to a political decision of the State and not to technical/legal criteria, understanding the complicity between the different powers of the State in order to perpetuate the existing model of control. That is why we make this call for international solidarity with the prisoners of the revolt in order to reveal the political condition of their imprisonment and demand their immediate freedom. We extend this call appealing to the multiple initiatives and solidarity actions that arise in each territory.

    THOSE WHO FORGET THE POLITICAL PRISONERS FORGET THE STRUGGLE!

    IMMEDIATE FREEDOM TO THE PRISONERS OF THE REVOLT!

    CO-ORDINATION FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE OCTOBER 18th POLITICAL PRISONERS

    If you want to send any pictures of actions to the comrades in Chile, use this email: cnacionalinternacional18p.p (at) gmail (dot) com

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    17
    Jan
    2020

    January 17th Day of Action to Stop Line 3

    From the headwaters of the Mississippi River, a call reverberates across
    Turtle Island: Stop Line 3!

    The Dakota and Anishinaabeg people have lived, died, and cared for the
    waters in what’s now “Minnesota” since long before the founding of the
    United States. Enbridge Inc. proposes to place a tar sands pipeline
    across the lands and waters of indigenous people in northern Minnesota—a
    project called ‘Line 3’. This pipeline proposes to cross 211
    waterbodies, some of the richest wild rice beds in the world, and
    violate the treaty rights of Anishinaabeg negotiated in 1837, 1854, and
    1855. The Minnesota segment of Line 3 is the final holdout of a pipeline
    planned to send 1M barrels per day of oil sands from Alberta to the
    western edge of Lake Superior. Line 3 represents a 10% increase in tar
    sands production.

    As the state of Minnesota weighs the final water crossing permits needed
    to build Line 3, we invite you to join us for a day of joyful,
    exuberant, and playful public engagement with the possibilities for life
    without oil. Indigenous, settler, migrant—we all agree: a world of
    extraction is not the world we want!

    When we take action to support the Dakota and Anishinaabeg preserve
    their homelands and culture, together we open possibilities for
    reinventing our lives beyond colonialism and capitalism. You don’t have
    to be part of an organization, a government, or some other structured
    system to want something else. We want ethical ways of relating to each
    other and to the earth. This is the only home we have. From January 17th
    – January 19th we call all beings who want something different to gather
    and display this desire using the hashtag #StopLine3. From banner drops
    to rallies to roving street parties to demonstrations to teach-ins,
    anything that helps spread our joy and defiance is welcome.

    The possiblities for another world exist now.

    Website: https://lifewithoutline3.home.blog/
    Instagram: @WaterIsLifeJ17

    [Submission]

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PMFirst Unitarian Church of Philadelphia 2125 Chestnut St

    For our second reading group, we will be diving into The Progressive Plantation: Racism Inside White Radical Social Change Groups by Lorenzo Ervin.

    The last two weeks were spent discussing Pedagogy of the Oppressed and it’s possible applications to our own organizing. Feel free to bring friends, family, or roommates. We also welcome folks to add discussion questions to this Google Doc to enrich our conversation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11ihOI5W6KcSTBSRIOA1BFLYR4UxlpXJ9bBMqZkaF7S0

    Here is the essay: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lorenzo-kom-boa-ervin-the-progressive-plantation-racism-inside-white-radical-social-change-grou

    Thank you to all who have come and created a space of learning from and with each other. We hope to keep this spirit alive in our future education projects. See y’all Tuesday!

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020

    RAM-Philly will be having our first study session soon. It will be next Friday, January 24th! We will be reading The Combahee River Collective statement and a history of indigenous societies in Pennsylvania prior to colonialism. Please let us know if you’d like to attend.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020
    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
    27
    Jan
    2020
    3:00 pmA-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave.

    January’s letter writing supports Michael Kimble - a Black, gay anarchist serving a life sentence for the murder of a white, homophobic, racist bigot. January 27th, 6:30-8:30pm A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave. Come on out!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
    Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020

    We’re coming up on the anniversary of the Vaughn prison uprising in Smyrna, Delaware, which took place on February 1st, 2017. Now, three years later and the trials for the Vaughn 17 are over, with only 2 convictions, the remaining defendants exonerated, and two now home! One comrade has departed our world (Rest in Power Kelly Gibbs). But the work is not over until EVERY ONE is free.

    To commemorate the Vaughn 17 collective, we started a website: www.vaughn17.com. All their writing and art will be posted there.

    While the state may conspire to divide them, the love for self-liberation is stronger than distance and bars. In the words of Jarreau “Ruk” Ayers:

    “I would rather acknowledge my plight, no matter how painful that truth may be that consciously engage in positive actions that affect systematic change to those conditions, rather than embrace an illusion that the fight isn’t already upon me and simply suffer on my knees in silence.

    I would never! Ever! Implore that belief system on anyone!!!

    Peace and Solidarity”

    Join us for 17 days for the Vaughn 17 and commit to a day of solidarity. Obviously we cannot tell you what liberation looks like, but Dwayne “BIM” Staats (Believing in Myself) has some suggestions for solidarity actions:

    • Drop a banner
    • Host a food drive and feed your community
    • Get out on the streets like Malcolm X and talk to people about it
    • Organize a mini march

    We encourage you to get creative and do it your own style. If you and your comrades do something (and it’s okay to publicly share), be sure to capture the moment and send in a photo or summary and tag @freevaughn17 on Instagram and Twitter.

    – Coalition to Free the Vaughn17

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020

    We invite: the peoples of Mexico and the world; organizations and collectives of workers of the countryside, city, and seas; women; students; children; elders; and those across the range of sexual diversity to:

    DAYS OF ACTION IN DEFENSE OF TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH
    “WE ARE ALL SAMIR”

    On the following dates:

    February 20, 2020: Local actions in Mexico and around the world in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth; in demand of justice for our dead, disappeared, and imprisoned; and against the megaprojects of death.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2020
    3:00 PM – 6:00 PMA-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave

    During this week's open hours, we are going to be watching short films about the Unistʼotʼen Camp.

    To our north, this month has witnessed an explosion of actions intended to "shut down Canada" with blockades of rail lines cancelling passenger service trains across the country and paralyzing freight shipment. In the cities, protests have blocked streets, highways, and bridges. The present wave of resistance can be traced to the Unistʼotʼen camp's decade-long battle against proposed pipelines in unceded Wetʼsuwetʼen territory. We will watch films and discuss this history to get a clearer picture of what has been happening.

    For more information on recent events: https://itsgoingdown.org/from-sea-to-sea-train-blockades-colonialism-and-canadian-rail-history/

    3:00 open hours
    4:00 films

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    Sat
    29
    Feb
    2020

    We must not forget the anarchists and anti-fascists suffering repression in Russia! We are calling for people to take action of all forms to express support for these prisoners, to protest the prison system, and to spread information about the use of torture as an instrument of repression in Russia.

    On February 10, in Penza, a town 630 kilometers from Moscow, the court passed sentence on seven people accused of organizing the so-called “anarchist terrorist community ‘Network.’” The entire case is based on confessions the defendants were forced to agree to via intense torture as well as weapons planted by police and an extremely tenuous accusation that they were “planning to plan terrorist actions to overthrow the government of Russia.” Considering that we are talking about a “crime” without victims that involved no action and no plan, the sentences decreed by the court are shockingly draconian. Dmitry Pchelintsev and Ilya Shakursky, the supposed organizers of this fabricated “Network,” were sentenced to 18 years and 16 years in prison, respectively. The others have been sentenced as follows: Arman Sagynbaev 6 years, Andrei Chernov 14 years, Vasily Kuksov 9 years, Mikhail Kulkov 10 years, and Maxim Ivankin 13 years of imprisonment.

    Scientists, journalists, human rights defenders, and other groups in Russia have protested and demanded that the sentence be repealed.

    International solidarity is especially important at this moment because the “Network case” is not over. In St. Petersburg, two more people, Viktor Filinkov and Julian Boyarshinov, await trial on related charges. The next court hearings are planned for February 25-28. This is why we ask that solidarity actions take place the last week of February.

    Many other anarchists and anti-fascists in Russia are experiencing repression and torture, including Azat Miftahov, Ilia Romanov, Egor Lesnyh, Evgeny Karakashev, and Kirill Kuzminkin. They too deserve our attention and support.

    If there is a Russian consulate or embassy in your city, consider organizing an action in front of it! Failing that, you could consider what other appropriate venues or targets are available, or simply paint a beautiful banner and hold a public gathering to inform people of the situation.

    Email action reports to rupression@protonmail.com or via Telegram to @RUPRESSION_bot or Rupression social networks.

    We will inform the prisoners about any actions that take place.

    For more information about the Network case, details of financial support and prisoners addresses: rupression.com

    YOUR TORTURE WILL NOT KILL OUR IDEAS!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    23
    Feb
    2020
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PMA-Space 4722 Batimore 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
    24
    Feb
    2020
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Discussion with author Daniel Denvir
    It is often said that with the election of Donald Trump nativism was raised from the dead. After all, here was a president who organized his campaign around a rhetoric of unvarnished racism and xenophobia. Among his first acts on taking office was to issue an executive order blocking Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. But although his actions may often seem unprecedented, they are not as unusual as many people believe. This story doesn’t begin with Trump. For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and again that “illegal immigration” is a threat to the nation’s security, wellbeing, and future.

    The profound forces of all-American nativism have, in fact, been pushing politics so far to the right over the last forty years that, for many people, Trump began to look reasonable. As Daniel Denvir argues, issues as diverse as austerity economics, free trade, mass incarceration, the drug war, the contours of the post 9/11 security state, and, yes, Donald Trump and the Alt-Right movement are united by the ideology of nativism, which binds together assorted anxieties and concerns into a ruthless political project.

    All-American Nativism provides a powerful and impressively researched account of the long but often forgotten history that gave us Donald Trump.
    Daniel Denvir is a fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute and host of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin magazine. His journalistic work covers criminal justice, the drug war, immigration, and politics, and has appeared in the New York Times, Jacobin, Vox, Nation, Guardian, and elsewhere.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2020
    8:00 AM – 10:00 AM1701 JFK Blvd

    Join Indigenous 215 & Extinction Rebellion Philadelphia as we answer the international callout for solidarity actions with the Wet'suwet'en.

    We will be holding a solidarity rally Tuesday morning at 1701 JFK Blvd with speakers from Indigenous 215 highlighting the Wet'suwet'en struggle and how it relates to other fights for Indigenous sovereignty across the continent.

    The Wet'suwet'en are under attack for defending their sovereignty and protecting their traditional territories. Coastal Gaslink/TransCanada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian government are illegally building a liquified natural gas pipeline through unceded Wet'suwet'en territory. Because the territory is unceded, it is not part of Canada and the Canadian government has no jurisdiction without consent from the Wet'suwet'en. They have called for solidarity actions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities who uphold Indigenous sovereignty and recognize the urgency of stopping resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of future generations.

    For more info see Unist'ot'en Camp, Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory, and the Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit - http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/. To find more ways to support, visit http://unistoten.camp/support-us/.

    #WetsuwetenStrong #Unistoten #ReconciliationIsDead #RevolutionIsAlive #UncededMeansNOTCanada #CanadaOutOfWetsuweten

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pm
    RAM-Philly will be hosting our second reading group on Thursday, February 27th at 6pm! We will be reading chapter 7 "Liberation" of "Our History is Our Future" by Nick Estes. Please email us for information!
    [Email: ramphilly@protonmail.com]
  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020
    19:00 – 21:00Wooden Shoe 704 South St

    Author AK Thompson in conversation with Kim Kelly

    This year marks the tenth anniversary of AK Thompson’s classic book Black Bloc, White Riot. Join AK Thompson and Kim Kelly for a lively discussion to consider what has changed—and what hasn’t—since the book was first released. How have street-level political confrontations evolved in the Trump era, and what can we learn from our past? Come find out on March 1st!

    AK Thompson got kicked out of high school for publishing an underground newspaper called The Agitator and has been an activist and social theorist ever since. Currently a Professor of Social Movements and Social Change at Ithaca College, his publications include Sociology for Changing the World: Social Movements/Social Research (2006),Black Bloc, White Riot: Anti-Globalization and the Genealogy of Dissent (2010), Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (2016), Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (2017), and, most recently, Premonitions: Selected Essays on the Culture of Revolt (2018). Between 2005 and 2012, he served on the Editorial Committee of Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Action.

    Kim Kelly is a freelance writer and organizer based in Philadelphia. She is currently the labor columnist for Teen Vogue, and her writings on labor, politics, and culture have appeared in the New Republic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Pacific Standard, and many others. She is a proud member of and councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East, and has been active in multiple organizing and contract campaigns (including serving as a worker-organizer for the VICE Union) since 2015.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    2020
    7pm – 9pmWooden Shoe Books, 704 South St

    Join a free public discussion of the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, There There by Tommy Orange, as facilitated by Indigenous 215 members Felicia Teter and Priscilla Anacakuyani Bell.

    Felicia (they/them) is a Black & Yakama trans*nb queer state & police abolitionist. They grew up on the Yakama Nation in so-called “Washington” and now live in Coaquannock in so-called “Philadelphia,” a small part of greater Lenapehoking. They focus on Black & Native liberation, self-determination, & sovereignty via direct action, transformative justice, and mutual aid & community building. They organize with Indigenous 215, Philly for REAL Justice, Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement - Philly, Black Alliance for Peace, and independent frontline Indigenous-led fights for sovereignty & environmental protection including Standing Rock, L’eau est la Vie, and Yalui Village.

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    From Somewhere: Call for a Subversive, Anarcho-Feminist and Dissident March

    This society is structured from diverse chains of oppression that intersect, we understand that only radical confrontation is capable of ending each one of them. These heavy chains have the patriarchy as one of their main bases. That’s why we are calling for a subversive, anarcho-feminist and dissident March.

    We see the confrontation against patriarchy not as a partial struggle, the destruction of authority in its multiple dimensions cannot be separated from the constant questioning of and confrontation with macho forms and behaviors. March has historically been a combative month and we intend to keep it that way.

    We are critical of the hegemonic positions of social democratic feminism, which marginalizes and excludes non-regulated sexualities and bodies. Genders are imposed social constructions of which we are not interested in being a part of, we appeal to a complete deconstruction of our ways of seeing ourselves and relating to each other…without rules of what we want to be.

    At the same time we do not see the anti-patriarchal struggle as being distant from an anti-speciesist practice. The exercise of dominion is transversal to all species, so the liberation has to be total. In the same way we face the oppressions that rationalized bodies experience.

    We summon to this month all the individualities and/or collectives to join the confrontation against any institution, symbolic or material representation that raises and/or represents and/or propagates male domination. We begin this month of anti-patriarchcal and anarchist struggle, which like so many others will take to the streets, not to celebrate, nor to ask for rights or equality.

    We are freely associated anti-authoritarians, we distance ourselves from any group, collective or coordinating petitioner that advocates reforming the current system of domination, we don’t demand anything from any type of institution, we are not interested in the humanization of capitalism. From those who have the monopoly on power and violence we only want their destruction. Changes in our lives will come from us mutually supporting each other among equal partners. Sisterhood seen from a perspective that emphasizes with anyone who identifies as a woman does not interest us, our solidarity is with our comrades who walk on the same side of the barricades, social or psychological determinisms in terms of gender are not a reason to form any kind of comradeship. Those who choose to exercise authority as police and/or judges in whatever form, immediately become our enemy and we do not care about the social, biological or psychological conditions of these women.

    This day, March 8, we call on all marginalized people, those of us who have moved away from reformist, citizen and pacifist positions, to form a dissident anarcho-feminist black bloc. Comrades, let’s take the streets, let’s fill them propaganda and anti-authoritarian actions, validating the beautiful practice of political violence.

    ANTI-PATRIARCHAL STRUGGLE AGAINST THE STATE AND CAPITAL.

    FOR TOTAL LIBERATION, LONG LIVE ANARCHY!

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PMWooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St

    The Indigenous graphic novel from Philadelphia’s oldest colonial institution

    Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga is a graphic novel about the Paxton massacres of 1763. However, as the title suggests, the Paxton vigilantes associated with this tragedy are peripheral to this story. This volume introduces new interpreters and new bodies of evidence in order to foreground indigenous victims and survivors in ways that colonial printed records – with their focus on colonial elites – cannot do alone. Written, illustrated, and published by indigenous partners, Ghost River confronts several challenges that accompany studies of early America. How can we tell difficult stories that don’t reproduce past assumptions? Can we recollect tragedy without eulogizing it? And how can acts of artistic reinterpretation reveal the fluidity of history, memory, and collective mythology? Creative Director Will Fenton will grapple with these questions and discuss his experience editing and curating a Native graphic novel and public art exhibition at one of the oldest colonial institutions in the nation, the Library Company of Philadelphia.

    Will Fenton is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Editor and Curator of Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga. He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University (Department of English, 2018), where he specialized in early American literature and the digital humanities.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pmWooden Shoe 704 South St

    What a good reading! We'll be meeting at @woodenshoebooks on 3/24 at 6 PM to discuss. Come join us!

    The votes are in! This month’s continent-wide reading groups are going to read… THE TYRANNY OF STRUCTURELESSNESS Jo Freeman’s anarcha-feminist classic detailing how leaderless groups can use structure to prevent hierarchies from forming! SIGN UP HERE: docs.google.com/document/d/1…

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    6:00 pmZoom Call

    Bored during COVID-19 lockdown? We're organizing a reading group of the Disposessed by Ursula K Leguin to take place over a zoom call. Our first reading group will be 3/31st at 6 PM. Signup: forms.gle/mvCUvf11EsxWbVNX8 Don't have a copy? Check it out here: drnissani.net/mnissani/Revol…
    Just a note: we'll be reading chapters 1-6 for the first group!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    01
    Apr
    2020
    Thu
    30
    Apr
    2020

    This April, 2020, we invite you to participate in a month of actions and events for comrade Bomani Shakur.

    Bomani Shakur has been showering our world with beautiful gifts. His words and actions haven’t missed a beat in elevating those he knows and even those he has never met. Shakur is best known for the 1993 Lucasvile Uprising, a rebellion inside the walls of an Ohio prison against tyranny and harsh conditions.

    In the aftermath Bomani was falsely accused of having murdered prisoners and having “led a death squad.” No physical evidence connects him to the murders that took place when the prison in Lucasville was in uprising. The verdict itself only came about due to a forced testimony by a prisoner turned snitch. In 2004 Bomani wrote a book called Condemned, to highlight his life and the truth about what happened. Prisoners organizing, confronting their oppressor and the organizers being attacked by the state as retaliation is nothing new. In 1971 prisoners in San Quentin, California revolted, George Jackson was killed and Hugo Pinell would spend the following 44 years in California’s harshest prisons only to be stabbed to death in 2015 by white supremacists. It’s important to recognize that prisoners stand up, organize and are attacked by the state for it. In response, the prisoner strikes back by persevering, surviving and continuing to build with fellow prisoners and those of us on this side of the wall.

    We begin with April: a month of solidarity actions with Bomani. Please join in this initiative by: holding a letter writing event, screening the movie about the Lucasville uprising, putting up posters, posting about it on social media, hanging banners, inviting Bomani to do a call-in event with you and your comrades, or any other action or event that raises his profile and builds the kind of movement that is a reflection of his steadfastness and generosity.

    April is the anniversary month of the Lucasville prison uprising: a powerful decision to stand up and reclaim a life of dignity and an example of the power of unity among prisoners. This month is to raise awareness about Bomani and his contributions, and by doing so, to build stronger connections with one another, and with comrades inside.

    Join together with us and carry forward Bomani’s strength and spirit!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    15
    Apr
    2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PMPhiladelphia, PA

    Wednesdays @ 7PM, cinéSPEAK hosts an online watch party, featuring incredible cinematic works from around the world to raise $ for organizations doing vital work in our region and beyond.

    THIS WEEK: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016) --a brilliantly comedic coming-of-age x buddy adventure film from Kiwi writer-director Taika Waititi
    **now streaming on Kanopy -- see below for instructions**

    THIS WEEK'S FEATURED ORG: Food Not Bombs Solidarity they 'cook for, serve/share food, work with and support homeless or hungry people; save and use food that the capitalist system regards only as a commodity; food that would be otherwise discarded.'

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    LOGISTICS:
    DATE: WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2020
    ZOOM PARTY LIVE @ 7PM **must register to receive link**
    FILM BEGINS @ 7:30PM
    POST-FILM ZOOM HANG to-follow

    --
    ADMISSION: FREE!
    **As you're able, PLEASE $UPPORT by DONATING directly to Food Not Bombs Solidarity-->
    CashApp: $FNBSolidarity
    PayPal: FNBSolidarity@protonmail.com

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    TO PARTICIPATE:
    You will need to:
    1. Activate your Kanopy account-->
    **FREE** with Philadelphia Free Library card https://freelibrary.kanopy.com
    **Don't have your physical library card? Look it up here--> https://catalog.freelibrary.org/MyResearch/ForgotCard

    2. Decide how you will watch-->
    **If you're watching from your computer, follow this URL--> https://freelibrary.kanopy.com/video/hunt-wilderpeople-0
    **If you're watching on Apple tv, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or other mobile device, search for and download the Kanopy app.

    3. Register for the event--> via ticket link on this page
    4. Grab your movie snacks/drinks + come hang!

    We will:
    1. Email the Zoom link to all registered guests @ 6:15PM
    2. Start the Zoom party @ 7PM

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    ABOUT THE FILM:
    Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
    Written & Directed by: Taika Waititi
    Running Time: 1hr 41 min

    A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.

    WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tICv8QH3oM0

    **CONTENT WARNING: fatphobic humor, animal death (with graphic images of blood), grief around parental death and a joke with pedophilic innuendo

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

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

    Follow the Journey!
    www.cineSPEAK.org
    @cineSPEAK -- Twitter + Instagram
    CinéSPEAK -- Facebook

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    6:30 pm

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpQqfu-srz4ialODhzYKwGX2z8r7zFBKtw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    We will be reading and discussing selected pieces by Bomani Shakur.

    Background:
    "In 1995, I was sentenced to death on charges related to the 1993 prison uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, even though there was no physical or forensic evidence linking me to the murders that occurred during the uprising. In fact, prosecutors actually withheld critical evidence (confessions, indictments, etc.) in the case that could have proven that I was innocent of the charges brought against me.

    I recently wrote a book titled, Condemned, that gives my account of what happened during and after the Lucasville Uprising: http://www.amazon.com/Condemned-whole-story-Keith-LaMar/dp/1483961710/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390788087&sr=8-1&keywords=condemned%3A+the+whole+story

    Here is a website that helps to explain my situation: http://keithlamar.org/"

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020

    For a few weeks now, almost three billion people have been forced into home detention.
    In Italy, as in other parts of the world, the first people who rebelled against the worsening conditions of their survival, the prisoners, have been repressed with dead and wounded.
    While science proposes conflicting theses, part of the scientific community states that the quarantine period, although in alternating phases, will last at least until next year.
    The state, however, has already chosen which truth to propagate to justify the measures taken. Forced isolation at home is being prolonged, the only proposal-constriction made to the population is to obey and wait by watching and self-surveillance…but for how long?

    For now the end of the measures has been postponed until April 13th, but most likely there will be further extensions…

    April 25th is the feast of liberation. Liberation not only from Nazi-Fascism, but from all forms of oppression.
    The oppression of living in a world where movements are continuously controlled and monitored, with checkpoints, soldiers everywhere, drones, cameras, electronic bracelets.
    The oppression of being individually considered as infected if we do not respect the laws and think that socializing and the possibility of going out are not transferable in exchange for the security of survival.
    The oppression of living in terror of the invisible, because the problem is not the virus, but the ecological and social conditions in which it spreads.

    The problem is climate change that alters natural cycles, it is urban overcrowding, it is the homogenization of food and immune responses, it is the speed of movement over the entire Earth’s surface.
    We were told that we should accept these problems, barter our obedience in exchange for certain security.
    These certainties have changed.

    This virus, after the economic and environmental disaster, is just the latest disaster – to date – of a society imposed on us, a society based on domination, quantitative accumulation and exploitation of the planet and the animals, human or otherwise.

    For this reason we propose – in the hope that we are not overcome by events – that on April 25th we return to the streets in as many places as possible to meet again, facing fear, fighting widespread surveillance, attacking the irresponsible rhetoric that sees us all as carriers of contagion.
    With the intention that it will not remain an isolated day, we want to escape from quarantine, doing so by accepting the consequences of our actions, covering our faces for the free choice to protect ourselves and others and also because unthinkable things could take place without the freedom of anonymity…

    Remaining passive spectators of the disaster by accepting imprisonment will not prevent the occurrence of new disasters, if anything it will prolong the agony we already experience.
    Do we still want to trust and obey while the world continues to be a place where life is denied between total control, destroyed sociality and ecological drama?
    Or identify the causes of this disaster, stop obeying and act to prevent dystopia from continuing.
    And to finally experience the possibility of liberation…

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    27
    Apr
    2020
    6:30 pmonline using the secure open source video conferencing platform, Jitsi

    Support for political prisoners doesn’t stop during a pandemic; in fact it only intensifies as prisoners are in extremely dangerous conditions without the ability to socially distance or access to protective supplies. On top of that, staff members have been deliberately defying CDC guidelines endangering prisoners by coughing without covering their mouth, etc. Please join us this Monday April 27th for our monthly letter-writing event at 6:30pm. Due to COVID-19, this event will be held online using the secure open source video conferencing platform, Jitsi. Privacy is encouraged – no one is expected to share their camera. We’ll update this post with the meet link, and announce it on social media the day of the event.

    This month we are writing to Joy Powell. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, Joy has contracted COVID-19 inside Bedford Hills Prison. She is in quarantine, fighting the virus, but we are concerned because she has the underlying conditions of both asthma and diabetes. Prior to testing positive for the virus, she wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him for clemency due to her age and preexisting conditions making her more vulnerable to complications.

    Background:
    As a pastor and a consistent activist against police brutality, violence and oppression in her community, Rev. Joy Powell was warned by the Rochester Police department that she was a target because of her speaking out against corruption. On many occasions Rev. Joy had held rallies and spoke out against the police brutality and “police justifications” in Rochester NY through her organization ‘Equality and Justice for All.’ Later, Rev. Joy was accused and convicted of 1st Degree Burglary and Assault and subjected to an unfair trial.

    An all white jury tried her; the state provided no evidence and no eyewitnesses. Rev. Joy was not allowed to discuss her activism or say that she was a pastor. The person that testified for her was not allowed to tell the court that he knew Rev. Joy through their activist work and through the church. Furthermore, judge Francis Affronti promised he was going to give her a harsh sentence because he did not like her. She was sentenced to 16 years and seven years concurrent. After this conviction, herself and others were charged with a cold murder case. After her codefendent was acquitted, Joy was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. She maintains her innocence and has appealed the conviction because evidence has been withheld from her defense team to this day.

    If you are unable to join us on Jitsi, please send Joy a letter anyways:

    Rev. Joy Powell #07-g-0632
    Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
    P.O. Box 1000
    Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2499

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    Call from the Youth Liberation Front for autonomous actions on May 1st.

    Right now, in the middle of quarantine, more and more people are losing the ability to pay for food, the majority of people literally cannot pay their rent due to the mass layoffs, we’ve all been given orders to stay home or else, but some of us can’t, or don’t have homes to stay at. It’s getting clearer, even to the everyday liberal, that the government will let poor and marginalized people die by the thousands before it will even pretend to offer support.

    People are dying, and the government is only offering a one time payment of $1,200 to save us, so it’s up to us as leftists to band together and create the communities we believe in. Now is the time for us to live and take care of each other without government intervention or the shackles of capitalism. On May 1st, 2020, we are calling for a general strike!

    We can fight the state during this quarantine, on May 1st we are calling for folks to organize small affinity groups, do banner drops and wheatpasting, liberate food and medicine, continue striking from work/rent/debt, squat unoccupied houses everywhere, form houseless outreach projects and other mutual aid projects and autonomous actions to help your community. All power to the people this International Workers Day! Youth of the world unite!

    Demands:
    1. The end of the thievery that is so-called “private-property”
    2. That all landlords return all rent they have ever taken
    3. That all land that was stolen be given back
    4. That the prisons be burned and the pigs left inside
    5. The abolition of e-scooters, may they never return
    6. Liberation
    7. Vengeance
    8. Lords a leaping
    9. That all flags burn in the ashes of the prisons
    10. That the police melt
    11. Especially that awful blond DHS fucker what’s his name
    12. That all of the money be thrown into all of the fountains
    13. Accountability
    14. That the hawk that the city of Portland uses to terrify the poor crows just be set free for fucks sake

    #MayDayStrike #YLFMayDay #GeneralStrike2020

    -Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front.

    – Seattle Youth Liberation Front.

    -Midwest Youth Liberation Front.

    -Olympia Youth Liberation Front.

    -Maryland Youth Liberation Front.

    -Carolina Youth Liberation Front.

    -Sacramento Youth Liberation Front

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    Call from the Philly Tenants Union for a city-wide rent strike starting on May 1st.

    On Friday 5/1, thousands of Philadelphians will participate in a rent strike, either in solidarity with other tenants or because they cannot afford to pay rent. Over 1.3 million Pennsylvanians have filed for unemployment, meaning 1 in 5 workers in the state are jobless. A recent study found that Pennsylvania’s unemployment trust fund will run out of money in 11 weeks, a timeline far shorter than most other states.

    The Philadelphia Tenants Union has published an official call for a citywide rent strike to take place on May 1st. The guidelines for the strike are laid out in an official statement on their website. The guidelines include filling out a form so that the organization can connect tenants with each other who share the same landlord to draft collective demands for reduced or cancelled rents. If landlords refuse to provide relief for tenants who cannot pay, then that is when the tenants officially join the rent strike. It is imperative that the largest Real Estate Firms in Philadelphia – with the most political influence – feel the organized power of their tenants, and Philadelphia Tenants Union is working hard to build those unions.

    The strike’s demands are directed towards Pa.’s Governor Tom Wolf, State Senators and State Representatives to:

    • Cancel rent and mortgage payments for 6 months, with no debt accrued.

    • Enforce rent and mortgage forgiveness for any missed payments dating back to March, 2020.

    Demands are also directed towards Philadelphia’s Mayor Kenney and City Council members to:

    • Make all evictions, eviction filing, and foreclosures illegal for at least 6 months

    • Freeze rent rates at the current level for a year beyond the end of the crisis

    • Enforce comprehensive rent control

    • Take immediate action to provide housing for the houseless

    • Build city-funded public housing that will meet the city’s need

    The Philadelphia Tenants Union will also be offering support in three forms. The first is with an “Emergency Anti-Eviction Task Force” that will use legislative methods and direct action to disrupt and prevent evictions. The second is a “Rent Strike Fund” which will provide monetary funds for legal support for collectives of tenants on strike. Thirdly, is “Organizing Support”, providing resources and guidance to tenants as they prepare for May 1st.

    The Rent Strike is a preventative measure for combating displacement and potential homelessness in the city and state, and is a direct action to pressure state legislators to provide immediate assistance to the impending economic recession. The official statement and rent strike guide can be found on Philadelphia Tenants Union’s website.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    On May 1st, we decide what is essential.

    Join the nationwide strike and protest to prioritize human life over the economy.

    Join the thousands across the US already on rent strike and organize a car rally to demand that your city cancels rent.

    We are stronger together.

    The healthcare workers who blocked the anti-lockdown rally in Denver and the General Electric workers in Massachusetts who walked off the job demanding their factories start making ventilators are the beginning of an ongoing nationwide strike. On May Day, in each workplace, neighborhood, and home, we join that strike, determining what parts of our lives are indispensable and how we can best meet our needs. From that day on, only the activities that we consider essential will continue.

    The crisis created by the coronavirus has put the demands of financial markets directly in conflict with human survival. An ER nurse in New York City works without proper protective gear to pay rent. A nursing home therapist in Utah does the same for her mortgage. A bus driver in Seattle has used all his sick time surviving the virus. An immunocompromised cook at a Midwestern soup kitchen waits at home, using up the last days of his paid time off. For some, a stimulus payment and temporary unemployment will cover a portion of the debt they accrue. But the risk is the same with or without a check.

    We are faced with a choice: the economy or life.

    The market has only worsened the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutting it down has saved countless lives. Over twenty-two million people in the US are now jobless; for the majority who survive paycheck to paycheck, they are suddenly without means to live. Half a million people struggle to shelter in place without homes while empty hotels light their windows. Thousands of hungry people arrive at food banks before dawn while farmers destroy their own crops because they have no buyers. Prisoners in county jails and detention centers have no masks and only cold water to wash their hands. The rate of COVID-19 infection is faster in the federal prison population than in Italy. The number of coronavirus fatalities in the US has taken the global lead. If the economy re-opens, unemployment may do down, but the death toll will go up.

    The pandemic began the shutdown, but we will continue it—until we make a world that truly meets all of our needs.

    On May 1st, organize caravan demonstrations to show your love for the nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks, and all other essential workers risking their lives to provide people with the care they need. Hang white sheets out the car windows in solidarity with rent strikers who refuse to impoverish themselves for the sake of landlords or banks when they are out of work. Join social-distance and car pickets at Whole Foods, Amazon warehouses, and other work sites where employees and contractors are struggling to improve their conditions.

    We make the economy. We can shut it down. We don’t need stay-at-home orders or the false liberty of re-opening the economy: we can decide, together, what is essential, and how to care for everyone. Open a new world, not the economy.

    Beginning on May 1st, refuse to work unless it is essential and safe. We are the shutdown.

    There are many ways to participate on May 1:

    • Join the pickets of Amazon and Whole Foods workers who refuse to work in demand for safer working conditions.
    • Use social distance: wear a protective mask, make six-foot-long banners, bring food in factory-sealed containers to share, drive to blockade stores and distribution centers.
    • Aid frontline medical workers who wear PPE of their choosing, organize for safer workplace conditions, and fight against retaliation.
    • Start a wildcat support committee in your city to assemble flying pickets and caravans to shut down businesses that threaten to fire sick and striking employees.
    • Reach out to co-workers, neighbors, and friends.

    After the demonstrations, spread the strike:

    • Prepare to shut down the economy in your city if the government or business tries to re-open it.
    • If you are an unemployed worker, form a local council to identify what your neighbors and community need to survive and set out to arrange it.
    • Distribution workers and delivery contractors—refuse to work without PPE, car blockade for ongoing labor struggles, and, at social-distanced pickets, form committees to determine how supply lines can be reshaped to meet the needs of those without means.
    • Manufacturing sector workers—cease all activity until conditions are safe, retool machinery to produce medical products and equipment or other goods necessary for our collective survival.
    • Teleworkers—stay offline.
    • Admin workers—stop processing bills.
    • Transit workers—don’t accept payments.
    • Grocery clerks—don’t charge for groceries.
    • Pharmacists—don’t charge for prescriptions.
    • Furloughed and unemployed medical workers—set up free telehealth hotlines in your city.
    • Caretakers for family and friends—continue your work; it’s essential, waged or not.
    • Tenants—don’t pay rent; organize tenants unions to prevent evictions and retribution from landlords.

    From now on, we work for ourselves—we live for ourselves.

    This is only the beginning. We will have to create our own way out of this crisis. We’ve got to keep each other alive. No one else is going to do it.

    Reach out to We Are the Shutdown to endorse this call.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020

    While deadlier diseases have come and gone, the world is now in a uniquely disastrous position with the COVID-19 pandemic as it affects the entire world simultaneously. With capitalism grinding to a screeching halt in some areas, the refusal of the state to competently allocate resources, millions out of work, and already marginalized communities bearing the brunt of the virus, the contradictions of our current world order have been laid more bare than ever before in recent history. While the far right and the petite bourgeois element of society responds by holding protests demanding the return of business as usual, with a callous disregard for any safety measures and the praise of the president.

    On the other end of the spectrum we have Silicon Valley technocrats and old money imperialists trying to hijack the crisis to push for a more permanent form of technological social isolation, which we must reject wholeheartedly. The crisis is, in actuality, a truly American phenomenon. Many places around the world have managed – with a variety of techniques – to alleviate the health, social and political problems associated with the pandemic. The US, in contrast, is going into a rapid, world changing crisis, primarily because of the peculiarities of American greed, the viciousness of American racism, and the ignorance of the American ruling class. The US has never been closer to a total collapse, and it is almost totally self-inflicted.

    The left seems conspicuously absent today. Frankly, this situation could have been predicted long ago. In the last four years that Trump has been in office, the radical left has greatly shifted towards careerism, and incremental opportunism. We see self described anarchists rally for Bernie Sanders, social democracy, and even Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. We used to eject the journalists and smash their cameras at our rallies, recognizing that we are not trying to recreate the spectacle but destroy this alienated world all together. It’s no wonder that in light of all this, the radical left seems toothless as the society collapses.

    Ironically, the pandemic intersects with the advent of May Day. While many leftist groups seem to have gone MIA, Trump is pushing for a return to business as usual by May 1st.

    In light of the current crisis, and for a reminder that just as before, capitalism, white supremacy, and the state are the biggest roadblocks to the problems we face, in conjunction with comrades around the world, we call for autonomous actions this May 1st. Unlike the far right, we actually care about people’s lives and think it’s a good thing that massive rallies aren’t being planned. As a matter of fact this opens up the day for more useful actions than the typical routine parades held every year.

    So for this year we are calling for revolutionaries around the world to take creative autonomous action, and begin exposing the institutions and individuals who are responsible for the increasingly desperate situation we all find ourselves in today.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    01
    May
    2020
    Sun
    31
    May
    2020

    In May, Let’s Play : A Call to Conflict

    Here we can easily realise that the hydroalcoholic gel can be used as hand disinfectant but also to start a fire.
    In other terms : that we don’t need the state guidelines to take care of our friends, and, once we have done with the survival thing, we have nothing better to do than going out searching for evil plans. More than ever we need revenge and true friendships.

    Now that we are stuck into this futuristic system, our only solution is to declare war to normality, if we don’t want to die in a aseptic boredom.

    We face a dual movement. On one side it seems that the power never has been so strong, winning the compliant citizen’s hearts and minds. On the other hand, it seems that it never had to manage such a complex situation (at least since we are born).

    Therefore, we can maybe conclude with two things :

    First of all, it is not about waiting for any masses that would wake up to confront it.

    Secondly it’s look like just the good moment to attack.

    The good moment here doesn’t mean the ONLY good moment. It’s always the good moment to fight.

    No, good moment here means that our opponent is totally busy with other things, and we cannot know what are exactly the consequences of our action (in such unprecedented situation), neither if we will have an other opportunity soon.

    It looks like an interesting wager for all the enemies of the power. To seize the opportunity and see what can happen.

    Now that the control forces who canvass the territory with vehicles, drones or just by foot have never been so in the place and overworked, what could happen if they were threatened inside their fortress, death threats with spray bomb ? Regularly attacked by some stones/cocktails/fireworks/firecrackers in the middle of the night during their sleep ? If they were ambush during their patrol ?

    Now that the cages are chock full and that we slowly die behind the bars, what could happen if the cars’guards would unfortunately meet a screwdriver/hammer/fire starter ? If the people who lock up and guard, already under constant pressure, were hit and beat coming back home ?

    Now that almost everyone work/study/share/relax/learn/rebel/have sex/… in front of a screen, what could happen if some easily accessible fiber optic cables were sabotaged ?

    Now that almost everyone « communicate » using cellphones.
    Order/command/planify/organize to produce (and sometimes to militate) or to « take care » using applications or incessant phone calls ; what could happen if some relay antennas, sometimes located in some no man’s land, were been put out of service ?

    Now that almost everyone lives confined in domotic nests hyperconnected to the matrix, like an substitute of life. What could happen if a high voltage pylon went to fall down ?

    We absolutely do not know what could happen. And that’s precisely why we should imperatively try it.

    Disseminate and translate this text if you liked it. Attack and conspire if you wanna participate.
    Claim and develop your ideas if you want to dialogue with other rebels.

    This short text is an invitation for a dangerous May.

    Note n°1 : if you are too impatient to wait for the month of May and if you liked this invitation, you can just attack in April and saying it in a potential claim.

    Note n°2 : if you are too impatient to wait, you can attack in April AND May !

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    25
    May
    2020
    6:30 pmDue to COVID-19, this event will be held online using the secure open source video conferencing platform, Jitsi.

    Our letter writing event for this month will be for Marius Mason, who has unfortunately been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and will be fighting the virus from behind bars. Marius was chosen both because of his diagnosis and also because of the fast-approaching June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius and all long-term Anarchist prisoners.

    The event will be held on May 25th at 6:30 PM. Due to COVID-19, this event will be held online using the secure open source video conferencing platform, Jitsi. Privacy is encouraged – no one is expected to share their camera. The meeting details will be posted here a day before the event.

    Background: Marius Mason is a transgender, environmental and animal rights activist. In 1999, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) he set fire to a lab at the University of Michigan that was conducting research on genetically modified organisms (GMO).  After Marius’ husband turned states-evidence, Marius was threatened with a life sentence for the arson and other acts of sabotage. With little financial stability and fear of dragging his family into a costly legal battle, Marius pled guilty and was given an extreme sentence of nearly 22 years. No one was ever harmed in any of his actions.

    Marius lived and worked in the Detroit area for most of his life. Like the late Earth First! (EF!) organizer, Judi Bari, he was part of a generation of radicals who worked to link the environmental and labor movements, and was jointly active in both EF! and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). It was this alliance which led to the initial success of the anti-globalization movement such as at the 1999 anti-WTO demonstration in Seattle. Mason was an editor of the Industrial Worker, the IWW newspaper, and a musician who recorded a neo-folk album, Not For Profit, with fellow EF!er Darryl Cherney in 1999. He also worked with numerous political as well as traditional charity groups.

    If you are unable to join us on Jitsi, please send Marius a letter anyways:

    Marie (Marius) Mason #04672-061

    FCI Danbury

    Route 37

    Danbury, CT 06811

    United States

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    26
    May
    2020
    6:00 pmsign up for zoom info

    The votes are in and this month we will be reading David Graeber's "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology" Link to the reading, the vote breakdown, and links to signup for our group here: docs.google.com/document/d/1… The discussion will be Tues, 5/26 @ 6PM (sign up for zoom info)

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020
    Sun
    31
    May
    2020
    SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
    CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION
    The existing health crisis and its management from governments until now, globally, has unmasked the real character of authority, which was hiding itself behind the democratic mask. This oppressive system imposed an ultimate control of life, forbidding everything. Now, all civil liberties have become senseless words. This extreme condition that we live in, reveals that the prison-model is the true capitalistic model of society.
    Prison is the most extreme form of bio-politics and extermination. Prisoners are under constant surveillance and control, something that, nowadays is happening to the whole society.
    In this period of time, prisoners in greek prisons are dying, one after another, from minor causes such as rotten teeth etc. Selim Zerolari and Azizel Demiroglou were two prisoners that we were informed about their deaths, this month. Mass media, of course, managed to conceal or distort these news. Furthermore, the state has grabbed the opportunity, due to the curfew, to move the most active prisoners, anarchists and others, into other prisons. Silence in the streets gives more power to the state to repress the voices of the imprisoned people.
    Incarceration has always been, and remains, a form of torture and a tool of submission for authority. If we don’t resist to this modern totalitarianism, we will live in this prison-society, which states systematically impose.
    Throughout the planet, in the face of the corona virus threat, prisoners stacked in prisons and migrant concentration camps are shouting: We are prisoners, not death row convicts!
    Korinthos migrant concentration camp, Greece: 1,200 migrants go on hunger strike, March ‘20
    Italy, March ‘20: 27 prisons in revolt due to the corona virus, many prisoners killed in the clashes
    Argentina, April ‘20: revolt in Concordia prison, guards respond with shootings
    Palmasola, Bolivia, May ‘20: 2 prisoners left to die from the corona virus, prisoners revolt
    Chile: stirke mobilization at high security prison in Santiago, May ‘20
    Thebes prison, Greece: prisoners revolt after prisoner dies beause she was not taken to hospital, April ‘20
    MEET ALL PRISONERS DEMANDS
    FREEDOM TO ALL WHO ARE IN THE CELLS
    PUBLIC HEALTH CARE FOR ALL – PRISONERS AND MIGRANTS
    OPEN ALL CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR MIGRANTS
    AS LONG AS BORDERS AND PRISONS EXIST NOBODY IS FREE
    CALL TO INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS
    29-30-31 MAY 2020
    comrades, solidarians with prisoners’ struggles

    [Details Here]

     
  • Fri
    29
    May
    2020
    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM4425 Baltimore Ave

    The workers of Milk and Honey are demanding a living wage, a safe workplace, and a union. They are not just here for Milk & Honey workers, but also in solidarity with the Minneapolis Uprising. Black liberation is class war and class war is Black liberation.

    Milk & Honey workers need the support of the community! They encourage community members to join the picket line throughout the day (8am-3:30pm) but especially around 12pm.

    If you want to support the workers' relief fund: Venmo @milkandhoneyrelief

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
    2:00 PM – 3:30 PMPhiladelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

    The police killings of black people are continuing to occur despite a global pandemic. Recently, the cops have murdered Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Tony McDade in Tallahaesse, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, and George Floyd In Minneapolis. Our comrades in Minneapolis are engaged in a righteous struggle against white supremacist state violence that serves as an example to us all.

    Join us tomorrow for a solidarity action in support of Minneapolis and the various uprisings occurring across the country in response to police terrorism.

    Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID19, we ask that those in attendance wear masks to protect themselves and others from the virus. We also suggest bringing gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and other materials that can contribute to the safety of the event. We will also emphasize social distancing throughout the action.

    We will meet on the steps of the Art Museum at 2pm. We hope to see you all there. ✊????✊????

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020

    The following is a call for people to organize vigils to honor the lives of those killed by the State and by vigilantes during the ongoing George Floyd rebellion.

    From anarchist BIPOC & accomplices:

    Since the George Floyd rebellions began on May 26 2020, following his horrific murder by police, at least a dozen more lives have been taken by state and vigilante violence in the struggle for Black freedom.

    We wish to honor them by making space to say their names, commemorate their lives, and celebrate our own resistance. By acknowledging the risk we all take when we move into the streets, we remember the martyred and continue to fight for the living.

    Calling for vigils everywhere, Sunday 6/7 at sundown.

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020

    June 11th: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. In the 16 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. June 11th is a way of combating amnesia, of trying to sustain a long-term memory in the anarchist space. June 11th is a day against oblivion.

    The context of June 11th this year is one in which our lives have been wrenched out of normality. A scary time, but also a time for innovation. And an especially important time to remember and support our imprisoned loved ones. While calls to release people from jails, prisons, and ICE detention facilities during the pandemic are growing louder and having some success, it’s likely that many of our comrades’ names will not be on the list for early release. Whether it’s due to marginalized identities, terrorism enhancements, a history of standing up to guards and prison administration, or just being an outspoken anarchist, this means that their long sentences and already abhorrent health care and mistreatment could carry even worse consequences.

    Our new daily lives and our responses to the pandemic can carry with them the memory and support for imprisoned anarchists. Where we are working fewer hours, we can write more letters. Where our kids are now learning from home, we can include prisoners’ names in lessons about courage and about state repression. Where we give ourselves over to mutual aid projects, we can take inspiration from our comrades and invoke their contributions and memories

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    12
    Jun
    2020
    12:00 PM – 2:30 PMOsage Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway

    The ultimate act of police terror in Philadelphia was the bombing of MOVE on Osage Ave on May 13th, 1985.

    Join us at the site of the MOVE bombing as we remember the MOVE victims and protest the brutally racist and militarized Philadelphia police force while also standing in solidarity with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless other Black people murdered by the state in recent years and in centuries prior.

    On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a military grade bomb on members of the MOVE organization living at 6221 Osage Ave. Eleven Black men, women and children were murdered after police ordered fire fighters to "let the fire burn" & shot MOVE members back into the home as they tried to escape. The violent attack came after over a decade of police violence & repression of MOVE activists, including the MOVE 9 who were political prisoners for 40 years. A Black neighborhood was destroyed in the process.

    This action will start at the site of this horrific act of Philadelphia police terrorism at Osage Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway.

    Co-organizers:
    The MOVE Organization
    BLM Philly
    Philly for REAL Justice
    Human Rights Coalition Philadelphia
    Abolitionists Law Center Philadelphia
    Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
    Ubuntu Philadelphia

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2020
    9:00 pm301 Race St

    Two Demands:
    1) Disband the police! We need to Re-imagine Justice!

    2) Free all so-called looters! They freed us all!

    Where is Mayor Kenney? He gassed his people and only comes out for photo ops surrounding by his personal security force. Mayor Kenney thinks he's a dictator and accountable to nobody.

    He lives in a penthouse at 3rd and Race Streets. We must march there to get answers from him directly. We must march every single day until the police are disbanded and all the so-called "looters" are free with no records and provided support in the ways they choose. How's a stay in jail and felony on their record going to help a young black man. Stop this nonsense!!!

    His actions present a pattern of abuse and neglect symbolic of a state content in letting its citizens die. He is disinvestment with a smile. No housing. No education. No healthcare. No training. No capital for our entrepreneurs. Only criminal records. Only street executions by his thugs.

    Content to cut all city services have us die at the hands of each other while fighting for scraps and at the hands of the cops as he and the Philadelphia capitalists use it as their personal security force.

    Activists in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh and other cities are marching directly to their Mayor's personal residences to get them on the record. We need to be at his house every single day until the police are disbanded.

    LA.
    https://laist.com/2020/06/02/protest-outside-mayor-garcettis-house-getty-black-lives-matter-peoples-budget.php

    NYC.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8386177/Protesters-gather-outside-Gracie-Mansion-NYC-seventh-day-demonstrations.html

    Pittsburgh
    https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/photos-a-peaceful-protest-marches-from-bloomfield-to-mayor-bill-pedutos-home-in-point-breeze/Content?oid=17410186

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Following the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police, cities and towns across the country, led by Black youth, rose up in anger and in grief and the systemic racism that has had it's knee on the neck of Black people for 500 years.

    This year's uprising caught the attention of nation and the world in an unprecedented way, leading to the introduction of reforms, reductions in police budgets and the removal of monuments that have long stood as painful reminders to the enduring existence of white supremacy.

    While some will argue that property destruction has no place in movements for social justice, we know that without images of burning police stations and damaged store fronts, this movement would not have achieved the attention that it has.

    Furthermore, the property that was "looted" during the uprising is incomparable to what is owed to Black America after centuries of plundering life and labor.

    Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ran on a platform of reversing decades of racist "tough on crime" style prosecution. As a defense attorney representing people arrested at Occupy Philly and the 2000 RNC, he knew that distinguishing between "good" and "bad" protesters only serves to help the system undermine movements for social and racial justice.

    Larry Krasner knows this, but apparently he needs a reminder. On Monday, June 15th, call the DA's office to remind his of why he was elected and how we can support the global movement for Black life.

    Tell DA Larry Krasner to drop the charges against EVERYONE arrested during this month's anti-police brutality protests.

    Phone number: 215-686-8000
    Email: DA_East@phila.gov
    DA_Central@phila.gov
    DA_Northwest@phila.gov
    DA_South@phila.gov
    DA_Southwest@phila.gov
    DA_Northeast@phila.gov

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    7:15 amWashington Square Park

    FREE EM ALL /// LOOTERS DID NOTHING WRONG

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2020
    3:00 pmOnline, join from anywhere!

    Join us for our monthly letter-writing to political prisoners that we hold on the 4th Monday each month. To observe social distancing, we will hold this event online once again on the secure video platform, Jitsi. We will post the link on social media the day of, or message us beforehand for the link.

    When: Monday, June 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

    Where: Online, join from anywhere!

    In the midst of this uprising, we recognize our comrades behind bars who would be out here on the streets with us struggling for freedom and self-determination. As a soldier in the Black Liberation struggle, Joe-Joe Bowen is one of those people.

    Hailing from Philadelphia, Joe-Joe was a young member of the “30th and Norris Street” gang, before his incarceration politicized him. Released in 1971, his outside activism was cut short a week following his release when Joe-Joe was confronted by an officer of the notoriously brutal Philadelphia police department. The police officer was killed in the confrontation, and Bowen fled. After his capture and incarceration, Bowen became a Black Liberation Army combatant. He is now serving two life sentences for the assassination of a prison warden and deputy warden, as well as an attempted prison break which resulted in a five-day standoff in response to racist and oppressive prison conditions. During his time in prison, he has raised the consciousness of thousands of Pennsylvania prisoners through his powerful history and political/military education classes.

    If you are unable to join us online, drop Joe-Joe a line at:

    Smart Communications/PADOC – Joseph Bowen #AM-4272
    SCI Fayette
    P.O. Box 33028
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    27
    Jun
    2020
    2:00 PM – 5:00 PMCity Hall

    This city was already in the midst of a care crisis before the pandemic hit. Hospitals closing, shelters and schools underfunded and overcrowded, many Philadelphians unable to access basic healthcare, healthful food and medicine, and suicide, addiction and mental illness massive social problems. All of these disproportionately effect Black and immigrant communities in Philadelphia, and instead of responding with care, compassion and resources, the city criminalizes homelessness, mental illness, drug use, poverty, survival!

    With coronavirus all these systems have revealed themselves to be utterly insufficient to our needs. Covid spreads rampant in prisons and jails, but police keep throwing more of our siblings in cages for just trying to survive.

    Enough is enough! We're sick and tired of being sick and tired, and we, nurses, doctors, teachers, mental health professionals, unhoused folks, and many more, are marching for immediate abolition of the police and prisons, and the redirection of their resources, infrastructure and funding to us, so that we can take care of each other. And if the city won't give it to us, we'll take it for ourselves!!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PMMalcolm X Park

    What’s The Call? Free Them All!!!

    We brought down the racist statue of Rizzo, now let's bring down his legacy by bringing our political prisoners home!

    Join Us on Sunday June 28th at Malcolm X Park from 1 pm to 3 pm as we center the lives and stories of our Political Prisoners in Pennsylvania and incarcerated people as we struggle to defund the police, dismantle the Fraternal Order Police and Abolish Policing. Philadelphians celebrated when the statue honoring the late racist Frank Rizzo was finally brought down in response to the demands of thousands of protesters that took to the streets against police terror. Now that the statue has been brought down, let's bring home his victims. They had the courage to fight Rizzo when he was alive, let's have the courage to fight for them as we fight to defund the police and work toward a future without police.

    The Philadelphia “justice system” that arrested and tried Mumia is the same racist and immoral system that dropped a bomb on 11 civilians including 5 children of the MOVE family 35 years ago. It is the same racist and unjust system that holds our Black Political Prisoners who are Black Philadelphians imprisoned for political offenses stemming from the racist policing of the late Frank Rizzo. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Russell Maroon Shoatz, Joseph Bowen and Fred Muhammad Burton. They have been in prison for over 40 years. They have served enough time. It is time to bring them home. They are all seniors, members of a vulnerable population whose incarceration by any measure does not serve our communities or justice. We brought down the racist statue of Rizzo, now let's bring down his legacy by bringing our political prisoners home!

    2. Free The Vulnerable Now!

    The same immoral system that is holding our political prisoners is also holding thousands of seniors and medically vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic and refusing to release them. The Governor, Legislature and Mayor have failed to release them. Join us as we remind the people in power that we are not going to rest until our loved ones are free.

    3. Abolish the Carceral System

    The system of mass incarceration and retribution has failed our communities miserably and we need to move to a new model of restorative and transformative justice.

    Speakers will be announced.
    Lit tables will be available.

    More event info to follow.

    Sponsored by:
    Human Rights Coalition
    Mobilization 4 Mumia
    MOVE
    Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM)
    Abolitionist Law Center
    Reclaim Philadelphia - Mass Liberation

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    Fri
    03
    Jul
    2020
    9:15 pmJames Talib Dean Camp (22nd St + Ben Franklin Parkway)
    A whole week of black revolutionary cinema programming for the unhoused comrades at James Talib Dean encampment in Philly - come through and watch these great movies! And support the camp's demands for housing and freedom from the police #blacklivesmatter
     
    [Screenings will start around 9:15pm and will be followed by other films TBA
    Sunday 6/28
    Let The Fire Burn
    Malcolm X (1972)
     
    Monday 6/29
    Coconut Revolution
    Che (pt1)
     
    Tuesday 6/30
    Cuba Africa Revolution
    Burn!
     
    Wednesday 7/1
    Squatters
    Black and Blue
     
    Thursday 7/2
    At The River I Stand
    Out The Way
     
    Friday 7/3
    Concerning Violence
    The Spook Who Sat By The Door]
     
  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020
    6:00 pmzoom

    The votes are in and this month we will be reading the first half (Introduction, Ch 1-4) of Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution!" The group will be held Tues 6/30 @ 6 PM on zoom
    Link to the reading here: theanarchistlibrary.org/libr…

    Sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…

    This will be a 2 part reading and we'll be reading the second half in july! Voting breakdown can be found here: docs.google.com/document/d/1…

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020
    5:30 PM – 9:30 PMMalcolm X Park

    Join us for a Community Speak Out Tuesday 6/30 at 530pm in Malcolm X Park. Bring a chair & a mask! Food will be provided.

    We will gather in small groups and talk about the police violence in our community 5/30 and 6/1. Then we will decide together how we will heal and hold the police accountable. This meeting is for community members who were on or live near 52st Street, especially between Pine & Arch. We will be centering Black voices, starting with long term residents, elders, youth, parents, those who are pregnant, and those with health issues or disabilities. Lawyers & counselors will be available.

    Organized by West Philly residents including Cora Isom (resident, 60-14), Johanna Rahman (resident, 60-01), Felicia Teter (resident, 60-02), and Kitty Heite (resident and committee person, 46-3).

    NEEDED: Additional Black, Native, & POC therapists, grief counselors, and other healers. Please email FeliciaTeter@protonmail.com to coordinate.

     

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2020
    9:00 am22nd St & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    The City of Philadelphia has given the homeless encampment on 22nd & the Parkway until July 17th at 9am to move. It is likely that they will show up with police and garbage trucks. Residents do not intend to move. #JTDCamp #CampMaroon

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020
    7:00 am22nd & Ben Franklin Parkway

    The city is moving ahead with plans for a Friday eviction. It's time for all of us to join together to defend the camp. All hands on ceck, please spread the word!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020

    Together with the campaigns Rise Up 4 Rojava and Women Defend Rojava, we call for two international days of action on the 18 th and 19 th of July 2020, against the bombing and invasion of Basûr (Southern Kurdistan, Iraq) and the occupation of Rojava regions by the Turkish army. Together, we call on all people who share the values of democratic confederalism – democracy, ecology and feminism – to take to the streets and to Rise Up 4 the Revolution. From our side, we would also particularly want to call for all ecological groups, movements and parties and to all people who feel and see themselves as ecologist to join the demonstrations and actions.

    War is the antithesis of ecology:
    We think that to be ecologist means also to be against all the wars of aggression. Because, wars are the contrary of what we, as ecologists, fight for. While we are trying to build an ecological and ethical world where all living things can co-exist in harmony, wars are only further destroying and polluting our planet. While we give so much effort in reforesting deserts, in building ecological energy infrastructures, in providing non-polluted and non-toxic food and water to all people, wars can destroy all of it in few days and pollute the soil, the air and the water with long-lasting effects. And this is what is happening today in Bakûr (North Kurdistan, Turkey), Rojava, North-Eastern Syria and Basûr.
    Through its invasion of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish state destroys all living: burning fields and forests in Rojava, cutting down the olive trees of Afrin, bombing electrical and water infrastructures, cutting the water flow of major rivers coming from Turkey to Syria, and now for some weeks bombing more than ever the untouched nature of the mountains of Southern Kurdistan, polluting the soil, water and air for an unknown time.

    The Turkish attacks target all places which fight for democracy, ecology and feminism:
    For years already, the Turkish state, with the occasional approval of NATO, the US and Russia, pursue a genocidal war against the Kurds and other minorities of the Middle East (Êzîdî people, Armenians, Chaldeans, Assirians, etc.) and is now invading Syria and Iraq against all international laws. But what they are targeting is the political project that is behind those people: their goal is to put an end to the construction of a democratic, ecologist and feminist area in the Middle East that could spread to the
    world. Indeed, the Rojava revolution, together with the liberated Arab regions of North-Eastern Syria, the Free Mountains of Kurdistan, the self-governed Maxmur refugee camp and the democratic Êzîdî region of Sengal are all examples that another way of living is possible outside the Capitalist Modernity. These are all places where democratic confederalism is put into practice and where ecological and feminist societies are being built up. Because Rojava, together with those other places inspire so many people in the world, they are a threat to their nationalist, capitalist and patriarchal interests. Therefore, Turkey decided to bomb and burn every inch of those lands. Their message is clear:
    either surrender to capitalist modernity, or face total destruction of the nature and the people.

    The 15th of June, the Turkish army bombed Maxmur and Sengal. And some days later they started their ground offensive to invade Basûr (Southern Kurdistan, Iraq) where dozens of bombs are falling every day since then. The 23 rd , they also stroke Rojava with a drone, murdering 3 women of Kongra Star, the umbrella organization of the Women’s Movement, in a neighborhood of Kobane. Also on the 25 th , another drone killed 8 civilians in the province of Suleymaniya. And in the mountains, the war
    continues.

    This is why we call for international solidarity! We ask all people who believe in the value of ecology, of feminism and of radical democracy to take to the street the 18 th and 19 th of July for the days of action and to join the preparatory actions worldwide.

    Against all war of aggression, against all fascism and totalitarianism, against patriarchy and capitalism, against the destruction of all nature:

    Rise up for Rojava,
    Rise up for the Free Mountains of Kurdistan
    Rise up for the Sengal region and Maxmur, and
    Rise up for the build up of an ecological and ethical world!
    Alone, we are nothing, but together, we are unstoppable!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020
    Casual discussion from 1:30-2:30, reading discussion until 4!dm us for the room and password!

    Join us Sunday, July 19th for our next virtual reading discussion and hang-out! We’ll be reading Seaweed’s Land and Freedom:

    Drawing from histories of rebellion, Seaweed begins a conversation with fellow anarchists about struggle, strategy, subsistenence, or past, and our future. What kind of communities do we need to exist to support long-term rebellion against Capitalism? What would it mean to create insurrectionary movements for subsistence? What kind of relationships might arise from long-term ecologically-based struggles? This book is an invitation to explore these ideas.

    (Note that this is the full version, not the excerpts uploaded to the anarchist library – you can also buy the book in full from us or Little Black Cart)

    Related, optional pieces to consider are Seaweed’s appearance on The Brilliant as well as Bellamy Fitzpatrick’s An Invitation to Desertion for comparison (or here for the pdf).

    As usual, we’ll be meeting on jitsi in room Viscerapvd – the password changes each time, so contact us beforehand! Casual discussion from 1:30-2:30, reading discussion until 4!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2020

    On July 25th, youth abolitionists are calling for a national and global march against the institution of policing. We are demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Stephon Clark, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, Quanice Hayes, Patrick Kimmons, Sean Monterrosa and the thousands more taken by the hands of racist police. Time and time again, the neo-liberal state has offered promises of “reform” with no real action ever taken. The time for discussing reform is over, we need full abolition for our communities to be safe and free from rampant police terror.

    We are calling on all abolitionists, youth or non-youth, to coordinate mass protests on July 25th to show the world that the fire of this uprising is still burning strong, and that flames will just keep getting bigger until the police state has been dismantled once and for all.

    This call to action comes right after Trump has announced he will be sending the federal troops that have been occupying Portland, Oregon, all across the nation. The Federal Government has already waged war against Portland, which has been protesting everyday for 50 days straight, and now feds are going to war against protesters everywhere in an attempt to take control and snuff out the fire of this uprising. We must become more powerful than them.

    Form an affinity group.

    Coordinate an action.

    Get tactical.

    Mask up.

    Bring a friend.

    Show up.

    -PNW Youth Liberation Front.

    -Marin Youth Liberation Front.

    ​​​​​​​-Tennessee Youth Liberation Front.

    ​​​​​​​-Direct Action Alliance.

    -Maryland Youth Liberation Front.

    -Olympia Youth Liberation Front

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2020
    1pm-9pmBartram's North

    Initially postponed due to covid, we feel the urgency to reschedule in light of the rent political climate. We’re looking for people interested in giving skill building workshops around the themes of revolutionary struggle. We’re planning an all-day event with the intentions of strengthening our individual and collective capacities to survive, heal, build, attack, imagine, and live in anti-cop, anti-capitalist, & anti-authoritarian ways.

    Expect free food, literature, blocs of workshops alongside informal and spontaneous learning and hanging.

    If you’re interested in presenting a workshop please send us a brief description of what you have in mind and how it connects to the themes. We’re looking for workshops to be more or less an hour long.

    Please send your proposals to hereandnowzines@riseup.net

    We’re also looking for help with setup/breakdown, food, and accessibility, so if you want to lend a hand please reach out.

    See you in the streets!
    Here & Now Zines

    Deadline for Submissions July 1st, Skillshare date July 25th rain dates July 26 Aug 1

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    27
    Jul
    2020

    Join us for our monthly letter-writing to political prisoners that we hold on the 4th Monday each month. To observe social distancing, we will hold this event online once again on the secure video platform, Jitsi. We will post the link on social media the day of, or message us beforehand for the link.

    In honor of the International Day of Solidarity with Anti-Fascist Prisoners, this month we’re writing letters to Gage Halupowski, an anti-fascist political prisoner serving an insane six year prison sentence stemming from a counter protest to a far right rally in Portland, OR on June 29th, 2019.

    From the Antifa Sacramento prisoner list:

    If you’re looking for different ways to engage with Gage when sitting down to write that first letter, here are a few things to keep in mind – not only is he an anti fascist but he also is a radical environmentalist and an anarchist. So, discussing history, politics or the ideologies of those movements as well could be a good place to start. He is also a fan of the fantasy novel series, The Wheel of Time and looks forward to reading all 12 books in the series while he’s in, so if you’ve read those or would like to he’d love to discuss them with you.

    If you are unable to join us, please send Gage a letter anyways:

    Gage Halupowski #21894460
    Snake River Correctional Institution
    777 Stanton Blvd.
    Ontario, OR 97914-83305

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2020

    Part 2 of our Mutual Aid reading group will be on 7/28. We'll be reading Chapters 5-9. All are welcome, even if you didn't attend part 1! Sign up here for the zoom info! docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    01
    Aug
    2020
    Casual discussion from 1:30-2:30, reading discussion until 4!jitsi in room Viscerapvd

    Join us Saturday, August 1st for our next virtual reading discussion and hang-out! We went into the woods with Seaweed last time, and this time we’ll be reading something… a little different.

    There is no human nature, whether that be a natural state of “wildness”, or killing each other if there’s no State, or cooperating perfectly in mutual aid in an anarcho-communist society, or whatever. Cyber-nihilists reject all essentialism and are viciously misanthropic, and therefore we also fully support the proliferation of technology. Let it cover the Earth’s surface until there is nothing that is not a part of the Wired, let Nature complete its next metamorphosis into something more sublime than anything to exist yet.

    Our next reading is Hello from the Wired and its afterwords by n1x. You can find the essay on the anarchist library here – the afterwords are on their website along with the essay in hot pink text. You can also find it in aesthetic zine form with lots of screenshots from Serial Experiments Lain here.

    As usual, we’ll be meeting on jitsi in room Viscerapvd – the password changes each time, so contact us beforehand! Casual discussion from 1:30-2:30, reading discussion until 4!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020
    12:00 pmArt Museum (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy)

    12pm SATURDAY! Join us to collectively honor and keep alive #DelbertAfrica's legacy of struggle. Meet at the Art Museum (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy) and march to the site of the 1978 police attack on @themoveorganization (33rd & Pearl St.) where Delbert, unarmed with hands in the air, was brutally beaten.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2020
    8:00 pmOnline Event
    Second of four talks about anti-fascist movements and street-level organizing, with Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Dr. Edward Onaci.

    About this Event

    MAIN TOPIC OF DISCUSSION: Accomplices

    Event is free, but reservations are required.

    All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event. Tune in right at 12PM PST/3PM EST!

    City Lights LIVE presents four talks about anti-fascist movements, past and present, and street-level organizing, hosted by Hilary Moore and James Tracy, author of No Fascist USA!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements.

    Talk #2, happening on Saturday, August 8th at 12PM PST / 3PM EST is a conversation with Dr. Ed Onaci.

    This event is co-sponsored by Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, PA. Please consider supporting Wooden Shoe Books by purchasing a copy of No Fascist USA! and Free the Land (Dr. Ed Onaci's book) from them: (buy link here).

    Stay connected with us through our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

    ***

    ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

    Hilary Moore is an anti-racist political educator and teaches with generative somatics. She works on the Leadership Team of Showing Up for Racial Justice, and is the co-author of No Fascist USA! The John Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights, 2020) and Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections to Navigate the Climate Crisis (PM Press, 2011). Her newest book is Burning Earth, Changing Europe: How the Racist Right Exploits the Climate Crisis—And What We Can Do About It (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung- Brussels, 2020).

    James Tracy is an author, organizer, and an Instructor of Labor and Community Studies at City College of San Francisco. He is the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times and the author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco's Housing Wars.

    Dr. Edward Onaci is the author of Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) and teaches courses on African American history, modern U.S. history, women’s global political struggles, social movements and music in Africa and its diaspora, and more at Ursinus College. They incorporate interdisciplinary scholarship and emphasize student empowerment. Dr. Onaci’s instruction also makes use of creative resources and high impact tools, such as Reacting to the Past and Digital Liberal Arts projects. His approach encourages students to take ownership over their personal and group studies, produce their own knowledge, and apply what they learn in class to their current lives and future ambitions.

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2020
    7:00 pmOnline Event

    WHAT: Black August Reading & Discussion Group
    WHEN: August 21, 2020 @ 7 pm est
    WHERE: Video meeting, link will be provided day of

    Black August acknowledges the fallen comrades that die, sacrifice and struggle for the self-determination and liberation. Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain, and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. Ruchell Magee is the sole survivor of that armed liberation attempt. He is the former co-defendant of Angela Davis and has been locked down for 47 years, most of it in solitary confinement. George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. Three prison guards were also killed during that rebellion and prison officials charged six Black and Latino prisoners with the death of those guards. They became known as the San Quentin Six.

    On July 8th, 1971, Angela Davis and George Jackson met in a holding cell beside a courtroom in the Marin Civic Center in the company of two attorneys and an outside observer. It was the first time that they would be in the same room together for an extended period of time. About a year earlier, Davis had seen Jackson when she attended his pre-trial hearing. She had been organizing to free the Soledad Brothers. After their July 1971 meeting, Angela Davis began to write a series of letters to Jackson. On August 27, 1971 The LA Free Press published commentary by Angela Davis on George Jackson’s death.
    On August 21, 2020 at 7 pm we will honor these fallen Freedom Fighters by reading commentary written by Davis and discussing themes such as prison rebellion and solidarity.

    Link to article: http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/White%20Materials/San%20Quentin/San%20Quentin%20078.pdf

    “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your love in revolution.” ― George L. Jackson

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2020

    For the first time in the history of Belarus, people across the country rebelled against the dictatorship. Many thousands of demonstrations are held not only in the capital, but also in small towns. People take to the streets and not only peacefully protest against the authorities, but also fight against the state apparatus – they help friends and comrades and clash with punishers.

    August 10, barricades appeared in the streets of Minsk for the first time, while protesters began using molotov cocktails. Some enterprises and firms went on strike.

    In recent days, standing shoulder to shoulder, we have felt what the energy of the people means. We have realized that together we can overthrow a tyrant!

    The blockage of the Internet could not stop the news flow. People all over the world have learned that the Belarusian dictatorship is ready to drown the population in blood just to stay in power. In three days, police and internal troops detained more than 5000 people, hundreds suffered from cop violence. At least one person has been killed.

    Now more than ever, international solidarity is important in the fight against Lukashenko. Therefore, we call you all to join the international day of actions in solidarity with Belarusian people! In what format can you express your solidarity? You can hold rallies and demonstrations at Belarusian embassies and other institutions of Belarusian power in your country. Take collective photos. Take part in direct actions. Any, even the smallest solidarity can support the fire of rebellion that will tear down the dictatorship in our country!

    Send your reports to belarus_abc@riseup.net or post on social networks with the #Belarus hashtag.

    ABC Belarus

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2020

    A day of agitation and propaganda for anarchist prisoners.

    AUGUST 14TH, 2010

    Ten years after the onslaught of power in the first “Bombs” case (Caso Bombas 1) and in the face of a new repressive coup against our comrades Monica and Francisco, we call for this August 14 to raise gestures of propaganda and solidarity in every corner of this territory. Giving free rein to creativity from wherever we are and however we can, making solidarity once again more than just a written word.

    Neither guilty, nor innocent, simply anarchists.

    Active and revolutionary solidarity with Monica and Francisco!

    via Anarquia.info

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2020
    7:00 pmOnline Event

    WHAT: Black August Reading & Discussion Group
    WHEN: August 21, 2020 @ 7 pm est
    WHERE: Video meeting, link will be provided day of

    Black August acknowledges the fallen comrades that die, sacrifice and struggle for the self-determination and liberation. Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain, and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. Ruchell Magee is the sole survivor of that armed liberation attempt. He is the former co-defendant of Angela Davis and has been locked down for 47 years, most of it in solitary confinement. George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. Three prison guards were also killed during that rebellion and prison officials charged six Black and Latino prisoners with the death of those guards. They became known as the San Quentin Six.

    On July 8th, 1971, Angela Davis and George Jackson met in a holding cell beside a courtroom in the Marin Civic Center in the company of two attorneys and an outside observer. It was the first time that they would be in the same room together for an extended period of time. About a year earlier, Davis had seen Jackson when she attended his pre-trial hearing. She had been organizing to free the Soledad Brothers. After their July 1971 meeting, Angela Davis began to write a series of letters to Jackson. On August 27, 1971 The LA Free Press published commentary by Angela Davis on George Jackson’s death.
    On August 21, 2020 at 7 pm we will honor these fallen Freedom Fighters by reading commentary written by Davis and discussing themes such as prison rebellion and solidarity.

    Link to article: http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/White%20Materials/San%20Quentin/San%20Quentin%20078.pdf

    “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your love in revolution.” ― George L. Jackson

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020

    A new decade has started on this planet. With the rise of right-wing movements and the slow decline of social democracy, we are looking into coming years of intense struggle with the state and capitalism. There are already many anarchists sitting in prisons for taking on this fight—forgotten or ignored by liberals and human rights NGOs for “violent” actions.

    Quite often anarchists do get solidarity from parts of the society from which they are come. After all who can support one better than their own fellow humans trapped in the same misery of exploitation. However, we believe that responsibility for those facing repression in different parts of the world should not be only on the shoulders of local communities, but of international anarchist movements. Through our collective actions we can not only more widely diffuse the resources that are available, but also keep the fires burning in the chests of those imprisoned through autonomous revolutionary love and direct actions!

    This is a call for you to act in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists all around the world. From the 23rd of August 2020—the day of execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, you can do everything, limited only by your imagination. Put some of that vast imagination into action to make people feel your energy and show our collective strength in revolutionary struggle!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2020
    4:30 pmMalcolm X Park

    Sunday 8/23, 4:30pm
    Malcolm X Park

    This month’s letter-writing event will be a special Black August edition on Sunday August 23rd, the 77th birthday of Black Liberation prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Join us in signing conscious birthday cards, talking about his case and history of struggle, and engage in political education through a raffle!

    The PE raffle prizes are four pairs of Nike shoes that were donated in support of this event:

    Nike Flight Legacy Men’s size 9 - white/black/red

    Nike Air Max Excee Men’s size 8.5 - black/white/dark grey

    Nike Fly By Low II Men’s size 11.5 - black

    Nike Bendassi JDI Women’s size 10 - black/rose gold

    If you win a pair of shoes in your size, great! Otherwise you can trade or give to someone that fits them. The raffle is a way to engage in Black August study, with each ticket containing information on related topics. We look forward to the discussions that carry on after!

    We’ll also be making announcements about the upcoming 5K in Maroon’s honor, as the registration deadline is the following day (Aug 24). If you want to participate but haven’t registered yet, you can do it here! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and go over logistics. This will also be a good opportunity to submit tabling requests for the event, if you have material you would like to share.

    We look forward to seeing you at this special, Black August edition card writing event for Maroon!

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2020
    1:30 amClark Park (tentatively)

    Join us for our first incision into Philly with a reading discussion and social time in person (!) in Clark Park (tentatively) on the last Sunday in August!

    Discussion starts at 1:30 with some hangout time beforehand, we’ll also have some books and pamphlets on hand for sale.

    This month’s reading will be Monsieur Dupont’s “Your face is so mysteriously kind,” which you can find on the anarchist library here.

    We look forward to seeing all of your mysteriously kind, masked faces! See you there!

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020

    Liebig 34 is being threatened by eviction. When state, cops and the owner want to evict, they will only have a disaster on their hands.

    As an anarcha-queer-feminist self-organized house-project without cis-men, directly at the square „Dorfplatz“ in Friedrichshain, Liebig 34 is a place where resistive actions and collective moments are decided and organized. A place where self-organization becomes a dangerous word, where a project is becoming a starting point of struggles and not just a space of self-reference and alternative entertainment. The project itself has taken part in the planning of many of demonstrations, published numerous calls and texts and carried out various radical actions. But it is also a symbol of radicalization and empowerment for the antagonistic scene in Berlin and in Germany, as it shows how to fight various forms of resistance.

    Liebig34 consists of a collective which is working with a focus to overcome more and more internalized structures of capitalism and patriarchy. In a world where patriarchy makes up one of the main pillars of the capitalist system, militant feminist groups and collectives, which make clear that the resistance and the fighting back is not a cis-men privilege, are more than necessary. In a patriarchal world, in which patriarchy and capitalism are intervoven, it is more than necessary to actually fight patriarchy and not have it be a side note in a text. Let us not be divided by oppression and let’s fight together in this for a liberated society.

    Join the fight and defend Liebig34!

    Feminist action week 07-13.09.20

    More information coming as soon as possible.

    Autonomous Groups for Liebig34

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDTmeet.mayfirst.org/viscerapvd

    For those who missed our in-person discussion of Monsieur DuPont's "Your face is so mysteriously kind" (or those who didn't and have more to say) we'll be hosting a second round of discussion online.

    "Life is best in idleness and comfort; intelligence and sensitivity are characteristic of a subject position squeezed from sunshine and soft clothing like red juice from a pomegranate. Revolution is the actualisation of human beings as the object of their subjectivity, it is not religious martyrdom minus the religion. If the walls are not made of paper, don’t punch them, if the bars are not made of chocolate, don’t eat them. If you cannot win, refuse the fight."

    You can find the text on the anarchist library here: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/monsieur-dupont-your-face-is-so-mysteriously-kind

    Reading discussion starts at 2 pm EST on jitsi: meet.mayfirst.org/viscerapvd

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    16
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    20
    Sep
    2020

    nd Global Action against the War against the EZLN, the Peoples and Life: “Samir Vive”

    From September 16 to 20. According to your modes, calendars and geographies, join and participate.

    Register your participation at: redcontralosmegaproyectos@gmail.com and use the Hashtag: #FueraParamilitaresDeTerritorioZapatista

    Brothers and Sisters.

    Various groups, networks of resistance and rebellion, organizations and individuals adhering to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, in Mexico and the world, have decided to initiate this 2nd Global Action, on September 16 to denounce that the celebration of Independence from those above; it represents, for those below, the dispossession of Life, the militarization of the Territories and the war against the Peoples; faced with this, we say that: WE HAVE NOTHING TO CELEBRATE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, other than the “other cry of the other independence that we are raising” SCIM [Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés]. We will close these activities on September 20, because we do not forget, we do not forgive and we do not betray the memory of our brother Samir Flores Soberanes, whose life was taken for defending Mother Earth and fighting against the Megaprojects of death.

    Finally, within the framework of this 2nd Global Action and in the midst of the serious public health crisis that has caused the COVID-19 Pandemic, not only does the economic crisis worsen and the unemployment rate increase, but there is no medium-term signs of a speedy economic recovery; on the contrary, we see a serious crisis regarding Human Rights and a systematic violation of individual guarantees; the criminalization of social protest is institutionalized as a State policy, and there is an excessive increase in acts of repression by the state or federal security authorities; such is the case of the comrades who were repressed for taking some headquarters of the CNDH [National Human Rights Commission] in the states and CDMX [Mexico City] to demand an end to gender violence and femicidal violence in our country. Likewise, the recent repressive acts against the normalistas of Tiripetío Michoacán; paramilitary and organized crime attacks against CNI organizations, such as the CIPOG-EZ, and on the eve of the six-year anniversary of the forced disappearance of the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa, there is no Truth and no Justice for our brothers. #FueElEstado and #NosFaltan43. AYOTZINAPA, September 26, join and participate, National March 16:00 Hrs., From the Angel of Independence to the Zócalo

    Sincerely

    Zapata Vive, the Fight Continues!

    Long live the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

    For the Integral Reconstruction of Our Peoples

    Long live #CNI, Long live #CIG, Long live #EZLN

    No to Mega Projects of Death

    Samir Vive, the Fight Continues

    Networks of resistance and rebellion, Collectives, Organizations and individuals adhering to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2020

    Call for international solidarity to the court case on the 18th of September in Athens

    On September 18th the trial against two comrades from Berlin and two comrades from Athens will take place in Evelpidon Court in Athens. On November 26, 2017, the four persons were arrested during the forced eviction of GARE Squat, in the Athens district of Exarchia. Among other charges, they are accused of trespassing, attempted serious bodily harm, refusal of forensic identification and possession of explosive materials and explosive bombs. This eviction was the first of three in which the four comrades were detained for 4 days. They were released on conditions or bail and now, almost three years later, have to take responsibility in front of the court.

    At least since November 17th, 1973, Exarchia has developed as a neighbourhood of the resistance. In the last decades a large number of houses have been occupied, among them a number from and for refugees. There exist self-organized structures that were primarily created during the crisis, such as a self-administered hospital, food distribution and housing. Within the neighborhood, structures for communal living have emerged, like a park with a playground and gardens. In addition, there are various occupations that are inhabited or used by various political currents and promote a diversity of political debate. In the neighborhood, the resistance and the way of living together, which often takes place beyond state control, and often leads to conflicts with the cops. In the various phases, these clashes with authority were of varying intensity. The repressive measures taken against the neighborhood and its residents range from surrounding the neighborhood with MAT units, patrols with armored vehicles, arbitrary controls, to the regular deployment of anti-terrorist units in the neighborhood. These measures are often accompanied by a media campaign against a lawless space where drugs are traded and controlled by the mafia. This is an attempt to depoliticize the local struggle and marginalize the resistance to various state interventions.

    The occupations in the neighborhood are fundamental in making the resistance possible. They provide space for retreat, housing, infrastructure for communal living and for various needs such as food, electricity, washing and internet. They provide the space for meetings of different political collectives, cultural events and a basis for political discussions, they are a meeting point for activists and infrastructure for the movement. In this way they have developed into intersections between the movement and the neighborhood. Precisely because of the anti-state, anti-authoritarian attitude of the occupations and their autonomy, the state focuses on their elimination and openly attacks them. It is irrelevant here which party is currently in power; evictions and other attacks on occupations have been and are always taking place.

    Something similar is happening in Berlin. Especially those structures that openly oppose the state, experience the most repression, and especially those that do not respond to offers of legalization, cannot be seized by the state, and reject attempts of reform are fought with the utmost severity. This year, various projects have been announced for eviction, one has been evacuated and the big wave is expected in the fall. There has been a growing resistance to this since a long time, which has caused the struggle to flare up citywide in the various neighbourhoods. The collective resistance against these state attacks has the consequence that we find a new strength.

    The occupied houses are not relevant because of the stones they are built of, but because of the ideas that are created and lived in them. These ideas can be found all over the world and are also attacked everywhere by those in power. This makes international networking and solidarity necessary in order to jointly resist and defend our ideas.

    For example, every year on December 6th in Athens there is a demonstration in memory of Alexandros Grigoropolous, an anarchist youth who was murdered by cops in Exarchia in 2008. Many supporters from all over the world come to this demonstration to show solidarity with the local movement and to actively defend the neighborhood against the cops. The revolt that started immediately after Alexis’ death in 2008 and the strength of the movement is one reason for the intensified state attacks every year at this time. The first eviction of GARE Squat, during which the four defendants were arrested, took place just before this date. In view of the role that GARE had played in previous years in the preparation of the actions and around December 6, the choice of the time of the evacuation was not surprising. It was an attempt to weaken the movement in these combative days.

    Also last year, the recently elected conservative Nea Demokratia government began a massive attack on the movement two weeks before December 6th, accompanied with a wide media coverage. The Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, publicly announced that he would evict various squats, especially in Exarchia, and issued an ultimatum. To divide the movement, the government called on all squats to sign contracts with the state. All those who resist should be evacuated. Chrysochiodis also drew up a list of those squats that were to be evacuated first. None of the occupations accepted the offer of legalization. Only a few days after December 6th, the first houses were evicted and offered massive resistance, which led to a wave of international solidarity. The state’s attacks on the movement, and especially the occupations, continue in order to finally break the resistance, especially in Exarchia. The elimination of the anti-authoritarian movement, which has a long history in Greece, and the gentrification of Exarchia has already been made a priority by Prime Minister Mitsotakis in his election campaign and that of Nea Demokratia, in order to win the predominantly right-wing electorate. Even if this has not been completely successful to date, several squats have been cleared, most recently Dervenion suqat in Exarchia on June 26. Together we must prepare ourselves for further attacks by the state.

    Show solidarity, accompany the trial against the defendants and resist together against state attacks on us and our projects!

    Solidarity with the L34, Meuterei, Potse, Syndikat, SabotGarden in Berlin!

    Solidarity with Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis and all other people affected and persecuted by repression!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2020
    12:00 pmClark Park

    Proud Boys are coming to West Philly on Saturday, September 19th, to hold a rally in "the belly of the beast." A far-right neo-fascist organization, the Proud Boys are racist, anti-trans, anti-immigrant, explicitly colonialist, anti-Muslim, misogynist, and generally authoritarian, using street violence across the U.S. to impose their politics on the rest of us.

    We intend to drive them out of our neighborhood.
    We keep us safe.

    Saturday 9/19
    12PM
    Clark Park

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  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2020
    9 a.m. until noon4134 Lancaster Ave.

    Really Really Free Market tomorrow (9/19) from 9 a.m. until noon at 4143 Lancaster Ave. - household items, adult clothing, children’s games & books! Please spread the word!

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020
    6:00 pm

    Our reading group on this will be Tuesday, 8/25 at 6 PM. Sign up here! forms.gle/LUDSZc9dipQaEAYD6

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2020
    north side of the dog bowl in Clark Park

    Join us this Monday, September 28th, at the north side of the dog bowl in Clark Park as we package and mail the Philly RDTW 2020 reportback to US-held political prisoners. Snacks and card-writing supplies are provided. We encourage people who want to discuss ideas on how to support political prisoners and prisoners of war to come hang out, and send some quick notes of solidarity to political prisoners with birthdays in September and October:

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    1Clark Park at the dog bowl

    Enjoy some much-needed and rarely gotten face-to-face time with other anarchists on Saturday, October 3rd as we gather for a discussion of the essay Social War, Antisocial Tension by Josep Gardenyes.

    When an old lady marches in a protest and imagines the street free of cars and full of gardens; when a young boy lights fire to a shopping center that he and his friends have filled with gas cans and imagines a forest growing out of the ruins; when a mother entertains the fantasy of conducting her own birthing with friends in a free community where her daughter will never know of prison, of marriage, of advertising that assaults her self-esteem, of pollution, of institutional education; when all those worlds flourish parallel to our own, we will be stronger than ever.

    Find the whole text here

    We’ll be meeting in Clark Park again, this time at the dog bowl – discussion starts at 1:15, come around 1 for social time. As usual, we’ll have some books and pamphlets for viewing and purchase.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2020

    In the past week, ten people have been arrested in connection to 1492 Land Back Lane. These include Allies who are non-Indigenous and people from other Haudenosaunee communities, as well as Mohawk researcher Courtney Skye and Oneida journalist Karl Dockstader.

    Arresting our kin and allies is an escalation of violence on behalf of the OPP. Canada is choosing how to address our concerns and issues, and they have chosen to use police violence and criminalization instead of engaging with our community.

    Our people have been charged simply for being in their territory, practicing our culture. Dealing with land disputes in this way is unacceptable and shouldn’t be tolerated.

    We believe that this is a deliberate strategy of the OPP, to intimidate our supporters and discouraged people from supporting our use of our land.

    We fear that the OPP intends to cut off our ability to receive supplies, which includes food and water. If this technique is successful, it will continue a colonial strategy of using starvation as a technique to force Indigenous people from their lands.

    We are calling for a day of solidarity on October 9, 2020.

    Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane also call on our allies to continue to contact their MPPs and the OPP and demand our community is respected and able to pursue justice for illegitimate development in our territory.

    “It is deeply offensive and unjust for Haudenosaunee people to be arrested for defending their territory. Arresting Haudenosaunee for being on the land and attempting to erase us by using police violence doesn’t legitimize these false claims over our land,” says land defender Skyler Williams.

    Further, Williams states, “thousands of people across Canada have reached out to support our community, hundreds of people from near and far have visited 1492 Land Back Lane. People who want to be on the right side of history know our sovereignty is more important than another subdivision on stolen native land.”

    We call on our allies to continue to amplify our demand for peace and safety. Please continue to support us on social media and through donations on GoFundMe and e-transfer and PayPal at landback6nations@gmail.com.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    Sat
    17
    Oct
    2020
    12-3pmOnline

    Two Saturdays. October 10th & 17th. 12-3pm. Online. 

    Join Incite Seminars for a two-part workshop to explore counter-mapping as a tool for what Anishinaabe scholar Jean-Paul Restoule calls the twin goals of "decolonization" and "reinhabitation." In Part I (October 10), we will introduce the practice of counter-mapping and explore an example of a decolonial map of Lower Manhattan in a manner that engages the past as present. In Part II (October 17), we will dig into histories of resistance in our own local communities in an embodied way. This portion of the workshop will invite you to unearth your lived experiences of displacement and rooting and to incorporate them into the mapping process. We will co-create a map that traces the ways some of our predecessors not only managed to inhabit uninhabitable times and places, but actually transformed them into spaces of liberation.

    Facilitator: Rebecca Manski is an independent educator, curriculum designer and researcher. She writes and teaches about the fortresses, walls and detention centers in one of this country's first borderzones, New York's financial district. You can find her at Unsettling Wall Street/Borderless Walks and Social Justice Tours.

    Discounted pricing for Educators & Activists!  For more information and to register, visit the event page.
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  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2020

    We are calling for autonomous, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, and anti-fascist actions. We will take the streets and we will take the waters and the forests. We will intervene in settler and resource colonial violence. We will defend our communities.

    We envision this Day of Rage to be decentralized, filled with creative direct action (both above ground and below ground), daring, and with extraordinary diversity of tactics.This could look like marches, occupations, blockades, street theater, it could look like anti-colonial messages spray painted on walls, it could look like monuments falling or taking on I.C.E. facilities, resource colonial corporations and their machinery. It could look like hundreds of people or just a couple of people with a targeted action. What it looks like is really up to you. Check out our organizing resources for more info and ideas.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2020
    5:30 pmpicnic bench just north of the playground at Clark Park

    Join us on Monday, October 26th, 5:30 pm at the picnic bench just north of the playground at Clark Park. We’ll be writing letters to Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown).

    Jamil became known as a Black liberation leader as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. In the early ’70s, he did five years as a political prisoner before being paroled in 1976. Upon his release, he moved to Atlanta, GA and led one of the nation’s largest Muslim groups, Al-Ummah. He is known to have greatly improved social services to the West End community in Atlanta.

    From 1992 to 1997, the FBI and Atlanta police investigated Imam Jamil in connection with everything from domestic terrorism to gunrunning to 14 homicides in Atlanta’s West End, according to police investigators' reports, FBI documents and interviews. On March 16th, 2000, Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Ricky Kinchen is shot and later dies, while another deputy Aldranon English is wounded after being shot by a man outside Imam Jamil’s store. English identified the shooter in the March 16th incident as Imam Jamil, yet testified that he shot the assailant — who “had grey eyes” — in the exchange of gunfire. Imam Al-Amin’s eyes are brown, and he had no gunshot injury when he was captured just four days later.

    Now that Fulton County has a Convictions Integrity Unit, there is a good chance that Imam Jamil’s case will be reopened due to the known incongruities. This is doubly important because he has medical challenges — symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome and smoldering myeloma (a form of blood cancer) as well as untreated cataracts. Due to his eyesight, write letters to him in large print if you are participating remotely.

    Snacks and all the letter-writing supplies one could wish for will be provided. We will also sign birthday cards for political prisoners with birthdays in November: Ed Poindexter (the 1st), Joe Dibee (the 10th), and Josh Williams (the 25th).

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2020
    9:30 amMalcolm X Park, 5150 Pine St

    #FreeAnt !!! Tomorrow!! Community Gathers to Call for the Immediate Release of Beloved Organizer Anthony Smith WHAT: Philly for REAL Justice is holding a Press Conference to speak out about federal agents using Gestapo-like tactics to raid the home of Anthony Smith, his blatantly unconstitutional treatment in Federal custody, and to call for his immediate release. WHEN: Friday, October 30 at 9:30am WHERE: Malcolm X Park, 5150 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143 WHO: Philly for REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice, Human Rights Coalition of PA, and the family, friends, co-workers, and supporters of long time organizer, educator and community advocate Anthony Smith. WHY: Anthony Smith was targeted, arrested and imprisoned for exercising his protected First Amendment rights to peacefully protest. The federal government is trying to assassinate Smith’s character and pin baseless charges on him because he is an outspoken community advocate. He is being held for weeks without the chance to post bail or have access to his lawyer. This is an attempt to paint him as a criminal, threatening his job and livelihood while taking away his fundamental right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2020
    6 pm – 7:30 pmRittenhouse Square

    Join us on Friday, October 30th for our next anarchist bazaar and reading discussion. We’ll be celebrating the beginning of Halloween weekend with a discussion of the essay Political Naivete by Aragorn! We’ll be meeting in Rittenhouse Square from 6 pm – 7:30 pm to enjoy each others’ company at the beginning of Halloween weekend and in anticipation of the excitement of the next month(s).

    Below is the essay in full. Read some of the related texts, if you dare!

    [Essay and related texts]

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    12:00 pm6100 LOCUST STREET

    Protest for Walter Wallace Jr.

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    03
    Nov
    2020
    6pm to 8pmzoom

    For our next reading group we will be discussing: Stolen Anarchy - Playing Indian and the Roots of Collectivism: invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=qBFvxkvp… KAYANEREHKOWA – "Great Law of Peace" ganienkeh.net/thelaw.html Graeber's introduction to a new edition of "Mutual Aid": pmpress.org/blog/2020/09/03/…

    The discussion is scheduled for Tuesday November 3rd from 6pm to 8pm. Sign up here for the zoom info: forms.gle/DuzPRoaMNarYBe816

    [Details Here]

  • Wed
    04
    Nov
    2020
    Wed
    20
    Jan
    2021

    Call for community mobilizations in the face of the upcoming 2020 election.

    This is an emergency. It’s an emergency many of us have been living for a long time: from here in New York City, capital of global capitalism and onetime epicenter of COVID-19, to every corner of occupied Turtle Island.

    But it is also an opening. Millions of people have woken up to this reality since the onset of the recession and the eruption of the George Floyd rebellion, and millions more will join us in the coming months no matter what goes down on Election Day.

    Starting November 4 and continuing every Wednesday following until January 20, we will come together to claim a regular space and time for coordination among popular forces, and for sustained non-cooperation with the regime.

    Think direct action: road blockades, sit-ins, shutdowns, mass disruptions. Think social strike: student walkouts, worker wildcats, rent and transit and debt strikes.

    This call is in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, People’s Strike, the migrant labor movement, and indigenous peoples everywhere.

    It is not affiliated with any political party, but open to all anti-racists, anti-sexists, and anti-capitalists who know another world is possible and are prepared to fight for it wherever we live, work, and struggle.

    For updates from across the continent, text HELLO to 205-576-7193 on the Signal app.

    And contact nystateofemergency@riseup.net with any questions!

    DON’T JUST VOTE — REVOLT!

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2020

    Call for Actionday on the 6th November 2020.

    On the 26th of October eleven people were put into investigative custody in Frankfurt am Main. As part of a protest action on three highway bridges, the activists were initially accused with severe intervention into traffic and coercion.
    Frankfurt‘s public prosecution dropped the accusation of severe intervention into traffic after only one day. Now the activists have to face an imprisonment of two to three months, which is justified by the entirely unreasonable and constructed accusation of coercion.

    “It is always the same: Once politics can not get a grip on rampant protests, they react with means of repression.“
    (Waltraut Verleih)

    We demand the immediate liberation of all political captives and the suspension of all charges and repressions.
    The captives can not speak up themselves, so let us raise our voices for them!
    Join the movement and participate on the day of action on the 6th of November. Let it be colourful, creative, resistant, in solidarity and most importantly: everywhere! Drop the banner, create demonstrations in solidarity, sticker up, chalk on every street, flyer in every space, write postcards or letters to the captives or do anything else that pops into your head!

    Last but not least: Come to DANNI and on the streets– it was never more important than now!

    In solidarity, prison support Hessen

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    09
    Nov
    2020
    Tue
    24
    Nov
    2020

    SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION 9th-24th NOVEMBER

    This autumn several prosecutions, which involve hundreds of anarchists, will take place in Italy. In these investigations public prosecutors and judges want to put the anarchist ideal under trial. The attempts to reduce different tensions and practices in various legal schemes, i.e. the hateful and pathetic division between “good” and “bad” anarchism, aim to repress those who fight, making them face decades of imprisonment.

    In a period in which the imposed living conditions are increasingly harsh, it is essential to fight: to respond to the violence of the State, to the regime of oppression that tries to impose, attempting to attack anyone who expresses solidarity with those who have already chosen on which side to stand.

    We will stand, close and complicit with our comrades, and not only in the courtrooms: we call for two weeks of mobilization from the 9th to the 24th of November, as an opportunity to create moments of active solidarity in the streets or wherever we choose to express it.

    ALONGSIDE ALL THE ANARCHISTS ON TRIAL!

    AGAINST PRISONS AND FOR THE FREEDOM OF ALL PRISONERS!

    FREEDOM FOR ALL!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2020
    5:00 pm

    Register for this historical press conference during a critical time in the case of our esteemed elder and revolutionary leader, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Hear from Angela Davis, Pam Africa, Prof Gregg Gonsalves, Kwame Ajamu, Linn Washington, Jr and others as they continue the decades long fight calling for the freedom of Mumia, all political prisoners, and prison abolition. An unannounced - high profile person is expected to chime in as well. Tune in, learn more, spread the word, show your support and get involved. See the full press release here.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    29
    Nov
    2020

    Call for a week of solidarity with indigenous land struggles for sovereignty across so-called Canada and beyond.

    The Indigenous people of the land have been under attack ever since the first invaders came to our shores. We have been defending our lands and protecting our waters for generations.

    We have never stopped and we never will. Our laws demand that we uphold our sacred responsibilities, not only for ourselves, but the next seven generations. Our fight and love for our land and our people connect all Indigenous people.

    From coast to coast we are united. We must stand in solidarity and defend our relatives that are being attacked by these invaders. Invaders that intend on destroying our land and water for profit and impeding our right to be free people.

    As Indigenous grassroots people, on the frontlines, we call on you to join us in solidarity from Nov 23-29 as a national call to action to support and respect our sovereignty.

    We call on you to demand justice for our people, to hold the companies committing acts of genocide accountable through direct action and rallies where you are.

    We are one, we are united, and we will fight, together.

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2020
    Mon
    30
    Nov
    2020

    Anarchists have always stood up against tyranny and dictatorship. Regardless of the color of the flag, raised by authoritarianism over this or that corner of the planet. So it is not surprising that anarchists are actively involved in the uprising against the dictator Lukashenko in Belarus. From the very first days, with our determination and uncompromising attitude, we showed that anarchism is a revolutionary movement capable of changing the world!

    During the uprising, many of our comrades ended up in prison. Now at least 10 anarchists and antifascists are serving administrative arrests. In addition, 10 anarchists and 4 anti-fascists are waiting for criminal courts, punishment for some of them reaches 20 years in prison.

    We call on you to join the week of solidarity and show by action your support for revolutionary anarchists and antifascists fighting against the occupation regime of Lukashenko! Every action counts!

    Send reports on the actions and activities to the post email of ABC-Belarus belarus_abc@riseup.net.

    Financial support can be send through ABC-Belarus (https://abc-belarus.org/?p=13136) or crowdfunding campaign (https://www.firefund.net/belarus).

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2020
    6:30 pmonline event

    Due to the rainy weather and police killing of #WalterWallace on the day of last month’s letter-writing event, we decided to postpone until this month. We’ll be writing letters to Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) on Monday, November 23rd at 6:30pm! To observe social distancing, we will hold this event on Jitsi and post the meet link on social media the day of. You can also message us to get the link beforehand.

    Jamil became known as a Black liberation leader as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. In the early ’70s, he did five years as a political prisoner before being paroled in 1976. Upon his release, he moved to Atlanta, GA and led one of the nation’s largest Muslim groups, Al-Ummah. He is known to have greatly improved social services to the West End community in Atlanta.

    From 1992 to 1997, the FBI and Atlanta police investigated Imam Jamil in connection with everything from domestic terrorism to gunrunning to 14 homicides in Atlanta’s West End, according to police investigators' reports, FBI documents and interviews. On March 16th, 2000, Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Ricky Kinchen is shot and later dies, while another deputy Aldranon English is wounded after being shot by a man outside Imam Jamil’s store. English identified the shooter in the March 16th incident as Imam Jamil, yet testified that he shot the assailant — who “had grey eyes” — in the exchange of gunfire. Imam Al-Amin’s eyes are brown, and he had no gunshot injury when he was captured just four days later.

    Now that Fulton County has a Convictions Integrity Unit, there is a good chance that Imam Jamil’s case will be reopened due to the known incongruities. This is doubly important because he has medical challenges — symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome and smoldering myeloma (a form of blood cancer) as well as untreated cataracts. Due to his eyesight, write letters to him in large print if you are participating remotely.

    We will also announce political prisoners with birthdays in November and December, and encourage participants to independently send them cards: Ed Poindexter (Nov 1st), Joe Dibee (Nov 10th), Josh Williams (Nov 25th), Reality Winner (Dec 4th), Fred “Muhammad” Burton (Dec 15th), and Casey Brezik (Dec 30th).

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2020
    Thu
    10
    Dec
    2020

    Avenge Michael Reinoehl - Week of Action Dec 3-10

    On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, state agents murdered antifascist Michael Forest Reinoehl in cold blood in Washington state, by direct order of fascist US president Donald Trump. This is the first extrajudicial assassination of an antifascist directly by this regime in the United States.

    Reinoehl, in an act of revolutionary self-defense, shot a fascist who threatened himself and a friend. This fascist was in fact close friends with Trump-supporting white supremacist Jeremy Christian who murdered several people on the light rail in Portland, Oregon.

    This is a call to action and a commemoration for Michael. An injury to one of us is an injury to all. We are calling for people to take actions in their cities, towns, neighborhoods, or homes. Whether banner drops, postering, demonstrations, direct actions, lighting fireworks, commemorations, or whatever creative ideas people come up with; we want the world to know that this will neither be forgotten nor forgiven.

    When the State begins targeted assassinations, rule through terror becomes consolidated. Anarchists, antifascists, and all revolutionaries must stand in solidarity against these attacks and against the capitalist, imperialist state— particularly when in the fear of collapse it bares its teeth. We will not be intimidated. We will fight.

    #AvengeMichaelReinoehl

    [Details Here]

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2020

    Disobedience knows no “time to act,” it lives in moments when individuals grasp at a greater freedom. A freedom defined by the struggle to gain time and space beyond societal constraints. A reaction to the present order, against passive society and in furtherance of our individual desire. Nothing more, nothing less. These days too little is said about disobedience.

    Disobedience is always personal and often spontaneous, even if accomplished collectively. Disobedience is at it’s heart an anarchist action existing to attack, never support the current order. We would expect disobedience and its celebration to rise with the suppression of the individual and in this moment, it has.

    What of this unprecedented suppression? In a frenzy the adherents of society and their masters turn to dystopic authoritarianism backed by loyal reactionary national soldiers, the police. They call it progress!

    In the course of human history, progress is a story of false starts, dead ends and ideas having lived their purpose. At its worst progress is a course which leads humanity toward extinction.

    The emergence of the Industrial Revolution was born from war against free time and open space, capitalism. At its core the prevailing situation has always been anti-human, kept afloat from rapid and now diminishing gains.

    With those gains now gone, the human race is left with disaster. We do not want to focus on tangents of conceivable futures. We are well aware of the significant moment we find ourselves in. With that much said consider that capitalism was always bound to devolve into the same war it started. The war which our disobedience places itself, a battle for our time and space to live free.

    In times of extreme authoritarianism disobedience has infinite worth as its ability to further our desire expands. We desire disobedience.

    For freedom, humanity and an insidious desire to end the current order.

    Let every act of repression visited upon us bloom infinite vicious resistance.

    Looking toward a winter of anarchy.

    Obsidian, November 27, 2020

    [Details Here]

  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2020
    Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020

    After 5 years of the Paris Agreement, governments and institutions have totally failed to take any measures that would prevent an 1,5º C global temperature increase. If we keep relying on governments’ action, the climate crisis will become uncontrollable within a few years, resulting in the degradation of the human living conditions, which is first affecting the poorest people in the global South. We cannot allow that to happen! Governments are intertwined with the fossil fuel industry that rely on permanent capital growth. We will have to shut down the CO2 emissions ourselves./

    /On the 11th and 12th of December 2020, 5 years after the Paris Agreement, amidst the Covid-19 and climate crises, we call for global, decentralized actions of civil disobedience against the polluters. We do that to state clearly that the time to wait on governments’ actions is over! We need a global Climate Uprising that will challenge the power of the fossil fuel industry and fight for a just transition to a economic system that respects the natural boundaries of the earth.

    We take climate action into our own hands!

    #FightForOnePointFive

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020

    If you missed our ‘Occupy Kids Story Time’ this morning, stay tuned for another one on Saturday Dec. 12th! In the meantime we’ll be offering a 20% discount on all our wonderful children’s books. Wow!

    In order to highlight our great selection of books, and to take some pressure off all the folks who care for our community’s little ones, we will be hosting a kids book reading once a month on every second Saturday. Our initial readings will be for pre-K, but keep an ear open for our other events!

    If buying books in person is not an option for you right now, call or email us and we can arrange having a book mailed or delivered to you!

    If you are interested in attending the next reading in person, please email occupykids@woodenshoebooks.org! Everyone else can join us on facebook live!

    What’s Next?

    We will be growing our program and, hopefully, be offering craft events and events for a wider variety of age-groups! We will also be sending out a list of resources for kids and the folks who take care of them in the near future.

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020
    11AM-12AMFacebook.com/WoodenShoeBooks

    Round 2! Join us on Facebook live for our second kids story time! We will be posting the books for this months reading shortly!

    [Details Here]

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020
    9 a.m. til noonLAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Ave
    Really Really Free Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. til noon. Spread the word!
  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2020

    Join us Sunday, December 13th from 1 pm-3 pm EST for our next discussion! With the lockdown upon many of us once again and the pandemic continuing to rage, we figure even hardened anti-social @s might be bouncing off the walls at this point. In that light, we’ve decided to revisit a few texts written at the beginning of the first wave of all this that touch on the subjects of lockdown and social isolation, plus an older one on solitude.

    This one’s gonna be online as we anticipate unpleasant sitting outside weather, so we’ll be back on jitsi in room viscerapvd. E-mail us for the password at viscerapvd@gmail.com.

    Readings for discussion:

    Marcello Tari – Letter to Friends of the Desert
    Dabtara – Against Social Distancing
    Novatore – Noontime Songs

    [Details Here]

  • Tue
    15
    Dec
    2020
    6:30 pm
    Our next reading group meeting is Tuesday 12/15 at 6:30pm, where we'll discuss Rojava and the book A Small Key Can Open a Large Door.
    DM us if you want to join!
  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2020
    1:00 pmclark park (meet at the orange tables)

    we’ve decided to discuss these next readings both in person and online! so if you’re in philly, join us on sunday, december 20th at 1pm in clark park (meet at the orange tables) for a socially distant discussion on... social distancing, isolation, and solitude. see you then!

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    21
    Dec
    2020
    Mon
    28
    Dec
    2020
    21 – 28 DECEMBER 2020
    WEEK OF ACTION & SOLIDARITY FOR ANARCHIST COMRADE ERROL
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF COMRADE ERROL
    NO THOUGHT OF DEPORTATION
    BURN ALL PRISONS AND ALL THE CELLS-CAGES
    Comrade Errol is being persecuted because:
    HE IS RESISTING THE STATE’S MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19
    In the midst of covid19, the states invoking a state of emergency, legalizing confinement, surveillance and control intensifies its repressive campaign against whoever is resisting against them. With the pretext of the spreading of the virus, it begins banning gathering and demonstrations, giving out tickets, violent attacks, incarcerations and arrests of resisting individuals and groups. Its goal being the psychological weakening of those resisting, at the same moment where the state being in a deep crisis tries to secure its dominion.
    HE IS FIGHTING AGAINST THE STATE AND ANY FORM OF AUTHORITY
    The state calls Errol “a danger for the public order and state safety” taking him into custody and threatening him with a vengeful deportation. Any action in the anarchist and general anti-authoritarian movement against authority and any form of oppression is considered by the state as illegal and is instantly repressed.
    HE IS AN ANARCHIST
    Ιt is clear that the decision for the deportation of the comrade is based on hispolitical identity as an anarchist, his fighting stance and his active action insocial and political struggles. One more decision of conviction addedto the long list of criminalization of comrades in struggle.
    THE PASSION FOR LIFE AND FREEDOM CANNOT BE ILLEGALIZED OR REPRESSED
    AS ERROL’SPROSECUTION IS POLITICALTHE ANSWER WILL BE POLITICAL
    SOLIDARITY IS THE WEAPON OF PEOPLEHANDS OFFERROL
    Assembly of solidarity with anarchist comrade Errol
    Text of the assembly
    Updates on the case of Comrade Errol

    [Details Here]

  • Mon
    28
    Dec
    2020
    6:30 pmThis event will be held on Jitsi - we’ll post the meet link on social media the day of.

    Happy solstice everyone! As 2020 draws to a close and we celebrate the days getting longer, join us next Monday at 6:30pm to show anarchist political prisoner Eric King some solidarity and send new year’s cards to comrades behind bars! We’ll be joined by someone from Eric’s support crew to provide the most updated info and answer questions. This event will be held on Jitsi - we’ll post the meet link on social media the day of. You can also message us to get the link beforehand.

    Thankfully the mail ban against King has been lifted for the time being, so we’re taking this opportunity to send him some love. 2020 has been a rough year for many, particularly people whose lives are in danger inside prisons and folks like Eric who are facing additional repression such as communication restrictions and solitary confinement. Eric’s account of life in solitary confinement in the Bureau of Prisons (Flipping the Script) was featured in Solitary Watch earlier this year. Read his take on the Kafkaesque existence of over 10,000 people being housed in segregation for at least 23 hours a day.

    If you can’t make the event, please drop him a line without mentioning his current case, Covid, or anything about the mail ban.

    Eric King #27090-045
    FCI Englewood
    9595 West Quincy Avenue
    Littleton, CO 80123

    We will also send birthday cards to political prisoners with birthdays in January: Fran Thompson (the 4th), Abdul Azeez (the 9th), Sundiata Acoli (the 14th), Joe-Joe Bowen (the 15th), and Marius Mason (the 26th).

    [Details Here]

  • Thu
    31
    Dec
    2020

    This is a call for a night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state. Historically, New Year’s Eve is one of the noisiest nights of the year. This year, most of which has been consumed by a global pandemic, we encourage folks to take whatever measures are necessary to insure individual and community well-being, in response to both the virus and the state, understanding the balance each of us must strike for ourselves. Given our current reality, on New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself 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 George Floyd uprisings to ongoing defiance in Greece by those facing repression as anarchists, 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]