Philadelphia, PA: Six Months On, We Will Still #DefendJ20

from It’s Going Down

Six months ago, on January 20th, the spectacle of a peaceful transition of power was smashed by hundreds of brave souls who descended on the streets of Washington D.C. and numerous other cities in these so-called United States. Their defiant rejection of the newest authoritarian regime set the stage for continued resistance against Trump and all those who keep us in chains.

On that day in D.C. an anti-capitalist / anti-fascist march was violently suppressed by the Metropolitan Police Department in conjunction with the US Parks Police. Chemical weapons were deployed indiscriminately, while storm trooper riot cops attacked demonstrators, bystanders, and supporters with a volley of flashbangs, stinger grenades, and rubber bullets.

After the smoke settled that afternoon, over 230 people were kettled for hours in a cold January rain without access to food, water, or restrooms, and were then hit with a felony rioting charge. Since then, over 200 of the #J20 defendants were re-indicted on 7 or more new felony charges and are now facing over 75 years in prison. The #J20 defendants are working collectively to fight back against a state that seeks to criminalize dissent by locking them in cages for the rest of their lives.

Their bold resistance will not be forgotten.
Their sacrifices will not be in vain.
These trumped up charges will be fought and defeated.

We call on our comrades in this week of solidarity to #DefendJ20!

Solidarity with all #J20 defendants! Solidarity with all those who oppose fascism and capitalism! Solidarity with all those fighting for autonomy and dignity!

Love and rage,
Philly

J20 to G20 We Are Ungovernable

from Facebook

As we put our bodies in the way of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline, we look to the inspiration of those resisting the capitalist order in the face of brutal state violence.

211 people are each facing up to 75 years in prison for disrupting the inauguration of our fascist president and July 20th marks the beginning of a week of solidarity for the J20 defendants. Tens of thousands took to the streets of #Hamburg, #Germany this past week to block the #G20 and the smooth functioning of the global ruling class.

We did a banner drop from our tree sit in the path of the ME2 Pipeline in solidarity with our comrades. From the streets of Hamburg to the streets of DC, the rallying cry of the people is screaming “Shut It Down!”

Sign On to Statement of #Solidarity of #J20 Defendants & Follow: Defend J20 Resistance is a platform to support and amplify the voices of those who are working together to fight this case. http://defendj20resistance.org/

Philly Machines Malfunction for Dangerous June

from Anarchist News

During the first half of dangerous June some machines decided to experiment with freedom. They expressed their solidarity with J20 arrestees and anarchists facing repression worldwide before taking their own liberating actions:
* Four security cameras flew away from their posts to see the rest of the world.
*A digital advertising billboard by a highway got a makeover.
*Four fare checking machines tried new foods and got constipated.
*A door to a security force’s building chose to sleep in and delay work.

-Mutinous Machines Solidarity Cell – Philadelphia

Vegan Solidarity Brunch / Book / Art Sale

from Facebook

On June 17th from 10AM-2PM Food Not Bombs will be holding an all vegan brunch, book and art sale to raise funds for comrades. $5-$10 for brunch (no one turned away for lack of funds!) Tons of great books and art for sale.

50% of all we raise will go to LAVA, and the other 50% will go to the Philly J20 defense fund.

SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY!
[LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Ave]

J20: Everymen (FL) // Complex // Cape of Bats //Humo

from Facebook

Everymen (FL) – On the road from Florida
https://soundcloud.com/everymen-1

Complex – Mutant pogo freaks
https://complex.bandcamp.com/releases

Cape of Bats – metallic blackened punk
https://capeofbats.bandcamp.com/

Humo

*****J20 BENEFIT BAR*****
Think twice or 3 times before you byob

$7-$10
No bullshit OR ELSE

Proceeds from this show will go to the Philly J20 Support fund to help ease the financial burden of traveling back and forth to DC for court appearances, lawyer fees, etc. If you can’t make it to the show but would like to donate please do so using the link below:
https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/62860
For a look at the current legal situation for J20 defendants you can give this article a read (i know its buzzfeed but its fair and accurate):
https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/inauguration-day-arrestees-make-early-moves-to-challenge-fel?utm_term=.yt317jn2w#.nbOp0jK8L

SOLIDARITY FOREVER

[May 13 from 7pm to 11pm]

Phl 4/27: J20 Benefit Raffle and Show

from Facebook

This is a special night where we can all come together and enjoy eachothers art, music and company while raising money for Phily heads who were arrested protesting the inauguration in DC on J20. Some awesome businesses, bands and artists have helped contribute to set up this RAFFLE/SHOW and it is gonna be very cool and you just might leave with some awesome stuff.

Raffle Prizes Contributed by:
Michelle K
Erik Savage
Kevin Spaghetti
Low Level
Yoni Kroll
Green Line Cafe
Sit & Spin Records
Beautiful World Syndicate
Jim Shomo
Dottie’s Donuts
+More TBA

Musical Acts by:

HVAC (NYC)
https://hvacnyc.bandcamp.com/releases

S.L.I.P. (PGH)
https://sorrystaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/slippy-when-wet

PEACE TALKS (PGH)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehmE0gasSZY

JUICY (NYC)

BLANK SPELL
https://blankspell.bandcamp.com/

$10-$12
Ten bucks gets you 1 raffle ticket and entry to the gig
Eleven bucks gets you 2 raffle tickets and entry to the gig
Twelve bucks gets you 3 raffle tickets and entry to the gig

J20 BENEFIT BAR SERIES CONTINUES
think before you byob

Ask a klunk for address

Doors at 7
Sound at 8

Act a fool
Leave a fool

***A JIM SHOMO JOINT***

[April 27 from 7pm to 11pm]

 

Benefit Screening of Killing the Black Snake

Submission

Come out, watch trouble and throw some 💰for #disruptj20 arrestees this wednesday. April 1 to 8 is a week of solidarity with everyone facing repression so let’s come together to learn and support each other. We’ll pass the hat to collect money for philly people arrested in DC protesting trump’s inauguration. Killing the Black Snake is a short documentary about the fight against the dakota access pipeline being built through sacred Sioux land in north dakota.

[April 5th from 5pm to 8pm at LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Ave]

Book and Bake Sale for J20 Defendants

from Facebook

BOOK/BAKE SALE
A fundraising effort to Support Philadelphia residents who were wrongfully arrested during the January 20th Inauguration Protests in Washington DC. All funds raised will help pay for defendant legal fees, transit, and housing.

Tons of new books from rad publishers have been donated for the cause and there will be baked goods for sale as well as tarot card readings and music! Please drop by and bring friends.

April 8, 2017 – Noon to Four
A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Posters Around Philly

From Instagram


Philly J20 Solidarity Financial Support Fund

Donate Here

Please donate to Philadelphia area residents who were wrongfully arrested during the January 20th inauguration protests in Washington DC. All funds raised will help pay for defendants’ legal fees, transit and housing costs.

This fund is being used to support people from the Philadelphia region who were wrongfully mass arrested during demonstrations in Washington DC on the day of Trump’s inauguration. On that day, Metro DC police attacked and cornered a large crowd of protestors with brutal, excessive force. Prolonged detainment and mistreatment over the course of 36 hours culminated in an evidence-less blanket felony charge on each of the 230 innocent demonstrators. These antagonistic actions by the state signal a dangerous intent to intimidate and discourage future protest from taking place. All charges should be immediately dropped, and the repression should end now.

Astronomical court and lawyer costs, as well as travel and housing expenses place substantial financial hardships on protestors dealing with baseless felony charges. Backing this fund not only supports those who were unjustly arrested, each donation is also an act of solidarity for those directly under threat from the police simply for their political affiliation and public expression of resistance. These cases will likely set a precedent for the way the Trump administration will handle protest throughout his four year term.

Your donation will directly assist those arrested by allowing defendants to alleviate the financial burdens imposed on them from court, lawyer, travel, and housing costs.