Street Medic Training

from Facebook

Philadelphia Black Rose will be holding a Street Medic Training event on the anniversary of last year’s inaugural protests. Come learn the essentials of stateless emergency medical attention!

Due to some logistical limitations this time around, this will be a shortened version of the street medic training we originally planned. Half of the event will focus on theory and current practice of street medicine. The other half will involve a discussion of what we view as the most essential care one is able to provide in an uncertain situation, assuming a minimal medical capacity.

[January 20 from 3:00 PM5:00 PM at Wooden Shoe Books and Records 704 South St]

Vegan Brunch Spectacular!

from Facebook

That’s right, it’s time! Us North Philly Food Not Bombadiers wish to honor the one year anniversary of a day that shook this planet: January 20th of 2017, the day trump seized the mantle of control of this (lol) ‘democracy’. To oppose trump and his zombies, there were some brave and marvelous souls that took to the streets, galvanized into fierce action, and kicked off a wave of rebellion that has not ceased yet (we hope it never does!). Essentially they put their lives on the line, as hundreds are facing what amounts life sentences for their public defiance.

We want to offer up another all vegan brunch fundraiser as a means for people to get together, forge bonds and to hold space for this important day. Everything will be completely vegan and delicious. We will invite some other wonderful radical groups into the mix too, there will surely be some fantastic books and art.

Please make it out! Each brunch we’ve done has been better then the last. We will update menu and location as soon as confirmed!

[10AM to 3PM January 20 Location Cindergarden-Ask a skunk!]

Nightfall / Serqet (RVA) / Somnium Mori / Schiamachy

From Facebook

Nightfall – Hardcore and noise against the bloodsuckers

Serqet (RVA) – Anarcho-Goth featuring members of Asylum & Lost Tribe

Somnium Mori – Darkwave punk

Schiamachy – Melodic driving crust

Proceeds will go to the J20 Defense Fund
$7-10 sliding scale

[December 9 at Cousin Dannys]

J20 Benefit – N.E.G Release/Final Gig w Nosebleed, + more

from Facebook

N.E.G says goodbye for good, but not without the release of their forthcoming EP, “Shackles”.. all money from this gig will be donated to the J20 defendant/bail fund, to help alleviate financial pressure during the trial of all J20 arrestees.

N.E.G (PHL) – FINAL GIG & ALBUM RELEASE ‘American hardcore meets Swedish d-beat’

Nosebleed (RVA) – Catchy, fast, d-beat, hardcore punk, they’ve got it all.

Inteloper (PHL) – Relentlessly fast d-beat featuring Kiser himself

Syringe (MD) – Baltimore based duo-vocal crust, top notch

Alement (PHL) – The finest display of metallic crust this city has to offer
7 PM Doors, 8 PM Music

[November 22 in West Philly Baby]

The City is a Canvas


Here are some photos from around West Philly and South Philly of things I was pleased to see. The bus photo is not recent, the rest are.

J20 Rally for Solidarity Reportback

from Facebook

Thanks to so many who came through to show support. Despite unseasonably cold weather we danced our asses off, called to drop the charges and raised awareness about our upcoming trials. Moreover we triumphed over the unnecessary antagonism of the Philadelphia Police Department who pushed us off of the plaza in front of the Rocky Steps and on to the sidewalk stating ridiculously ‘the grey squares are private property. You must stay on the brown squares’. In fact the ‘grey squares’ of the Plaza are part of Fairmount Park which is as public Philly property as it gets. We stood our ground and used their ridiculous aggression to illustrate how law enforcement stifles, harasses and silences those who dissent. A very helpful member of Up Against The Law googled videos of past demonstrations on the Rocky Steps and kept engaging the cops and pointing out how they were out of line and eventually they conceded. We took the grey squares with a cry off ‘we’ve won the grey area.’ And after all that’s what we’re fighting for right? Some grey area in a world marked by straight line thinking and black and white authoritarianism. Long live the grey area! Let’s get our communities what they need and deserve. Let’s stand up for those who stand up for all of us. Let’s defend J20! If you want to get involved in ongoing efforts to support J20 defendants please message us.

Defend J20 Resistance

from Instagram

#defendj20resistance graffiti spotted over 76. Hang with us tonight, go to the rally on Saturday.

Philly J20 Rally for Solidarity!

from Facebook

Saturday November 11th from 1pm to 2:30pm come join the Philly J20 Solidarity team on the Rocky Steps at the Art Museum to help raise public awareness about the mass arrest of over 200 anti-Trump protesters on January 20th and to bolster support for defendants with upcoming trials (November. 15th and December 11th). These outlandish charges mark a new level of political repression and could set a disturbing precendent of how dissent will be handled in the future by our government.

We urge you to join us in expressing and protecting our 1st Amendment rights by participating in a J20 Dance Party and Rally, complete with a live DJ, puppets, signs and a fun environment. Come prepared to make noise, dance like nobody’s watching and have a good time. Come learn about the importance of these cases, how to support defendants and how to raise awareness about J20.

Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us in having fun, banding together in an era of state repression and raising awareness about J20.

We thank you for the support and are excited to see you there!

To learn more about J20:

Can’t make it? Donate to the Philly J20 Solidarity Fund here:

“We won’t stop til the charges are dropped”

Films Against Fascism

from Facebook

Come watch antifascist films at the Wooden Shoe!
Free food! Vegan options available.

Recommended donation: $10.
All proceeds go to J20 defendants.

[October 22 from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM at 704 South St]

True Moon•Allvaret•Ruddland•J20 Benefit

from Facebook

True moon (Sweden)
Spooky post punk that’s slightly poppy?

Allvaret (Sweden)
FFO- the vicious, terrible feelings

Ruddland(Phl) your favorite Paul Rudd-Sisters of Mercy coverband

[October 17 at 7PM at Cousin Danny’s]