J20 Benefit BBQ

from Facebook

J20 BENEFIT BBQ AT THE CUBE
VEGAN BBQ
BANDS IN THE BACKYARD AND BASEMENT
WELCOMING NEW ROOMMATES AND SENDING OFF PAST ONES IN FUCKIN STYLE

BLANK SPELL – ENCHANTED STOMP FRESH OFF A 6 WEEK TOUR
https://blankspell.bandcamp.com/album/miasma-lp

ENAMEL – RIPPING SOCIALLY CONCIOUS PUNK TO LOOK UP TO
https://enamelphl.bandcamp.com/

SPANDEX – PISSED OFF LOW FI PUNK PHILLY DEBUT
https://spandexpunx.bandcamp.com/releases

NIGHTFALL – CRASHING SMASHNG DISTORT
https://nightfall.bandcamp.com/

HUMO – DIS PUNK MAYHEM
https://humo.bandcamp.com/releases

INTERLOPER – RIPPIN RIFFIN ROCKIN RAGERS
https://interloperpunk.bandcamp.com/releases

N.E,G. – NEVER ENDING GUILT
https://n-e-g.bandcamp.com/album/ii

Donate to philly area j20 defendants using the link below
https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/62860

Other ways to help:::
Defendj20resistance.org

There will be an information table with zines and other media meant to help educate and inform people about the situation with J20 defendants, anarchism, mutual aid, state repression, community building and related subjects. I also plan to have an appearance by a public speaker that will speak on these points as well. Punk is undeniably political and the political is undeniably personal. We need to have more conversations with each other and our communities at large about social and political issues and movements. We can teach each other how to make this fucked up world a better place, as we all have varying experiences and lessons learned from those experiences. If anyone has any offering to contribute to this event in this way please don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s strengthen our community and stand in solidarity with each other in every way possible.

MORE INFO AS IT POURS IN DOWN THE WIRE OF THE INFOMATION VESSEL OF THE CUBE

Racist, sexist, homo/transphobic, mysoginist, predatorial behavior at this event will end very badly for the perpetrator so stay the fuck home if that’s your m.o.

[September 2 from 3 to 11pm at Time Shaped Cube $10]

Holding Together In the Face Of State Repression

from Facebook

A Conversation With Tilted Scales Collective, Human Rights Coalition and Philly J20 Defendants On How To Beat The Authorities When They Drag Us Into Court

In April of 2010 six prisoners at SCI-Dallas were charged with riot after a coordinated protest against abusive conditions in solitary cofinement durng which they covered their cell doors with sheets and bedding material. On January 20 2017 over two hundred protestors who attended a spirited ‘anti-fascist, anti-capitalist’ march were chased by police, assaulted with chemical weapons and mass arrested. They were initially charged with riot and conspiracy. Several months later those charges were expanded to include numerous other felonies and the 211 remaining defendants face up to 75 years in prison. The case against most defendants is not that they specifically commited a crime, but that they entered into a criminal conspiracy by covering their faces and wearing black. How do we defend our movements when the authoriteis attack? How do we work together to win in court and protect each other?

Join Human Rights Coalition (a group of prisoners families and supporters), Philly J20 defendants and The Titled Scales Collective (a Los Angeles based legal support collective) for a conversation about how we act together to keep each other safe. Tilted Scales will be in town discussing their ‘Tilted Guide To Being A Defendant’, a comprehensive guide to facing charges in the criminal legal system to help defendants not only figure out how to handle their legal cases, but also how to think about their cases personally, politically and legaly. People who have faced cases or who are currently caught up are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Of course we will not talk about specifics about any case (what someone did or did not do that led to charges) in a way that could jeaporadize anyones legal defense. However, we will talk about ways we can act in solidarity in the courts and through the legal process and how we can build resilient movements that can withstand state repression. Come and be a part of the conversation!

Sponsored By Up Against The Law Legal Collecitve, Philly J20 Solidarity, Tilted Scales Collective, Human Rights Coalition, Irish Against Oppression and Decarcerate PA

[August 8 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM a Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N Broad St]

Philly Stands With J20

from Instagram

Philly Stands with J20. #defendj20

USA: Anti-Gentrification Attack in South Philly

from Insurrection News

In the dark hours between July 24th and 25th two vacant residential construction sites and a back hoe had their windows smashed in Greys Ferry in South Philly.

Solidarity and complicity with grand jury resistance in North Carolina!
Solidarity and complicity with J20 rebels facing repression!
Solidarity and complicity with imprisoned anti-fascists!

Fuck gentrification!

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]