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

G20 Solidarity Call

Submission

[After G20 in Hamburg] Solidarity call

In a time of open hunt against anti-G20 protesters by the cops, the media and “the public” (including demands for a lynch law circulating on the internet), it is essential to remember those who were injured during protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg and the dozens who are still under investigation and caged by the German State.

No consideration however for a large part of society that, together with public authorities and their media, not only accepts the police state we witnessed in Hamburg, but also wants to see it reinforced.

It is now time for groups and individuals to organize solidarity events, raise donations, and express all kinds of support with those imprisoned, e.g. letter writing as soon as contact addresses are known.

Let’s act in solidarity with all those affected by repression during the G20, and update about their situation through counter-information networks. Let’s make sure that they don’t remain alone.

The more actions, the more pressure on the authorities, the media and their world. For anarchy!

https://en-contrainfo.espiv.net/2017/07/11/after-g20-in-hamburg-solidarity-call/

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/

Support Philly Anti-Fascist Arrestees!

From Fundrazr

Five people were arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department today while acting against MAGA white supremacists in center city. It is still unclear what charges they will face, but they will need financial support both to get out and afterward.

All funds will go directly to bail and legal fees for arrestees. Any additional funds will go to the PHL Anti-Repression fund to support future arrests. Please help our friends taking action against white supremacy and fascism!

[Donate here]

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

F**k You, Free Spit feat. QQQ/OHM/Duece Dagod/3Xile

From Facebook

A benefit for our unfairly imprisoned comrade, featuring some dope hip-hop and electronic artists.

A radical trans activist was beaten and arrested by police this weekend, defending all of our rights. With guns at their back and violent fascists looming, they bravely countered the bigoted march against Sharia Law. They are charged with assaulting a police officer, but that could not be further from the truth. Multiple eye witnesses watched as they were trampled by horses, pulled to the ground, and attacked by a group of officers. All this for defending the Muslim community. Bail is 100,000 dollars, they need at least 10,000 to be released. We know how much more dangerous prison can be for transgender people, and if bail can’t be posted they could be trapped in there for months before a court hearing. All proceeds go to the bail fund and getting them out. Every day they spend inside is an incredible threat to their safety. Help our friend see the sky again.

Artists:

QQQhttps://qqq-music.bandcamp.com/ (this shit just dropped yesterday and it’s DOPE AF go check it out)

O.H.Mhttps://soundcloud.com/rapperohm

Duece Dagod – https://soundcloud.com/duece_dagod23

3xiLehttps://soundcloud.com/3xiLe

TBASA [WA] – https://tbasa.bandcamp.com/album/brevity-is-its-hallmark

$5 Cover
$1 beers

[June 15 7:30 to 11:30PM at Black Magic]

Bring an activist home

from Fundrazr

A dear friend and activist was in Harrisburg protesting against the Islamophobic “March Against Sharia Law.” After being illegally forced out of the street, a police horse was used to trample them. They were then tackled by 5 police officers and charged with harrassing a police animal. Bail has been set at the obscene amout of $100k, of which we need 10% to make a bail bond. Any money raised will go toward this cause, or towards paying back any guardian angel who can pay $10k as a loan, $4k of which has already been raised via a different campaign. Anything in excess of $10k will be used for their legal defense. Please help us bring our friend home to safety as soon as possible.

NOTE: This campaign was started because the original YouCaring campaign was taken down. The approximately $4k that was raised through that campaign will be kept an used toward bail and legal fees.

[Donate]

Legal support for Philly May Day arrestees

from Fundrazr

Yesterday, a dedicated organizer, activist, and anti-fascist in Philadelphia was arrested, accused of connection with May Day anti-gentrification protests. They are currently in jail and media reports indicate they will be receiving completely inappropriate charges, including multiple felonies. We should take accounts by the mainstream media and police forces very cautiously. We are greatly in need of funds for bail and legal support, to reunite this person with their family and friends as soon as possible, and keep them that way. Any and all support you are able to give so that we can ensure a timely release and a strong defense are greatly appreciated. This person has put so much work into their community, and it is time for us to rally together and support them.

You can follow our Twitter for live updates on the case -Philly Anti-Repression Fund

[Donate Here]

Post-May Day Social Media Round-Up

from Twitter

Philly Jail Support 24th/25th District 3901 Whitaker Ave Shifts are from 3-6pm, 6-9pm, 9-12am.

from Instagram

If you want to help and keep track of last night’s May Day arrestees check out Philly Anti-Repression Fund’s twitter (@phlbailfund) and fundraiser (fnd.us/b1Eata?ref=sh_d6cb9d). Let’s support our comrades facing repression.

from Instagram

Lots of different anarchic feelings this May Day in Philly. Some comrades are still in custody let’s be ready to support them.

from Instagram


$100k in damage estimated, 2 in custody facing charges #mayday2017

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]