A walk in the park

Submission

I was walking through Fairmount park last night when I came across something that made me sick. Construction equipment littered an area once filled with trees, an area that is now home to what will eventually be a climbing course. All “progress” makes me sick but there’s something almost ironic about cutting down trees to build something to climb.
I acted only with what was in my backpack, a can of green spray paint. On the vehicles that had front  windshields, I gave them a beautiful forest green coating. I know that, at the most, their destruction of what was once a forest will only be delayed a few short hours. I’m not a fool, I know I don’t have the proper understanding of those machines needed to truly sabotage them. Instead, I hope the green splotches that temporarily cloud their view remind them of the green that only a few years ago, existed on that plot of land. There’s something extremely unsettling about a place once natural that I can’t even find a simple rock needed to smash out these windows. For now, this will have to be enough.
I wonder why local anarchists haven’t done more to fight against these toxic machines that appear on almost every block in the city. Is it because we’re a city now dominated by red and black social anarchists, who would rather wear red to a demonstration and stand in the street, than take the actions needed to defend ourselves and what remains of our planet? I feel no affinity with these people. Their struggle isn’t mine and it never will be. Their utopia doesn’t exist. It never will.

I claim this little action in solidarity with pipeline protestors everywhere, the Zadists struggling against both state repression and the disgusting plague of authoritarian communists and liberals that have infected their space, and most importantly, the fox and raccoon that I met while wandering through this mess of a construction site.

Strike against progress
Strike against isolation
Strike against domination
Destroy everything
It ain’t easy being green

I claim this action on behalf of the Summer Of Rage Anarchist Crew. With this name I remind myself that with a mask on, anyone can become my comrade

re: billboard-sized banner drops

Submission

You’ve already seen some of our work: two ten by twenty-four foot banners repurposed from billboard advertisements for a world made into property to be bought and sold. No, “we don’t want their jobs, we don’t want their world.” We want to “abolish work, rediscover life,” and fuck up the flow of capitalism as we celebrated May Day – so we hung three large banners low enough that they would interfere with rush hour traffic on all three major highways in Philly on Tuesday morning. The third banner read, “Fuck ur job. Fuck work. General Strike. Happy May Day.” We lowered them slowly in already congested traffic to avoid causing an accident.

We wanted to play with the idea of a banner being more than a message, more than a subversion of the advertising that it was previously used for, and envisioned it as a soft barricade. Play and creativity are valuable, bringing us joy and inspiring further liberating activities. With that, may you continue to find joy in your own attacks and resistance.

Anti Amazon Banner at Whole Foods

Submission

This banner was dropped during the afternoon on May Day at the Whole Foods on South St. As the banner outstretched, we also dropped around 500 of these fliers to let those below know that the unification of Whole Foods and Amazon is just another insidious step in Amazon’s attempt to monopolize and control our lives entirely.

Whole Foods rests on a reputation of ‘fair’ pay and flexibility, community and support; but like all work, actually encourages a culture of alienation, domination, self-policing and snitching on your coworkers to maintain a false sense of security.

This was also a shout-out to Amazon and Whole Foods workers, and an encouragement to all to drag our feet more, take more breaks, and lie to our bosses.

We see through the thin facade and are against the greenwashed neo-liberalism that is Whole Foods Market.

Fuck all jobs, fuck Amazon, steal pay, steal candy.

[Flier text: It’s 2018, and the dystopian future we have feared is here. Cybernetics, misery and boredom are fully integrated into our lives… Amazon is a monopoly on our day to day activities, relations and desire Amazone wants to recreate this world as a sterilized and monitored wasteland, with no privacy and no free will. We reject their world. We want freedom. We want joy. We want life without measure. FTL (A) FTP]

RED May Day 2018

from Radical Education Department

This is RED speaking at the 2018 May Day protest at City Hall in Philadelphia, thanks to the generous invitation by a coalition effort of Liberation Projects. It was a pleasure to collaborate with them, as well as with other like-minded groups, such as Philly for REAL Justice and the Industrial Workers of the World.

[Video Here]

HAPPY MAY DAY

Submission

The mindless nothingness of the morning work commute was a fine place to remind the drones that
WE DON’T WANT THEIR JOBS
WE DON’T WANT THEIR WORLD
FUCK CAPITALISM
HAPPY MAY DAY


Security Cameras Destroyed In Philly

Submission

Over the past two months in gentrifying neighborhoods in Philly, security cameras have gone flying into construction sites, been crushed under car tires, and thrown into gutters, never to be recovered. This included cameras on one particular house in Point Breeze that its occupants had tried to use to incriminate someone for an exciting crime last year. Watch out snitches!

We estimate that we took down around 20 regular security cameras and 20 doorbell cameras made by Ring, a company that Amazon recently bought in order to expand their hellish corporate hold on our dreams and purchasing habits into the delightful realm of home security and DIY policing.

Along the way, we learned that the Ring cameras come in different sizes & colors and to look for a blue ring around the doorbell button. We also learned that Amazon has a guarantee to replace stolen or broken Ring cameras for free, so stealing them costs the corporation directly, at a rate of $99-249 per camera depending on the model.

We noticed that tooling around the neighborhood looking for cameras came in really handy down the line when planning other actions, since it made us already familiar with which routes would be safest, and enhanced our ability to recognize surveillance on the spur of the moment.

Fuck yuppies…You can’t buy safety, this is social war! If you move into gentrifying neighborhoods, your shit will get fucked with!
Shoutout to all our friends helping tear down Amazon one Ring at a time!

Anti-Work Banner Over Highway

from instagram:

Someone really needs to quit their job. #mymorningcommute #philadelphia #goodmorning #goodidea

Banner for Haymarket Martyrs Over Highway

from Instagram

Spotted on the way to center city! “Engels, Fischer,
Parsons, Spies
Never Surrender”

locks sabotaged for may day

Submission

We decided to glue the locks of two gentrifying reality offices in philly. we got one, but at our second target there was a ucd cop posted up, so instead we went and glued the locks of the ucd police headquarters.

happy may day

Have a great summer!

Submission

Happy May Day y’all. Since public marches aren’t quite our thing, we decided to head out into the night to cause some trouble as soon as the clock struck 12 am, May 1st. We wandered throughout the side streets of brewery town, giving plenty of those nice new Resnik developer buildings some much needed paint jobs, smashing windows is always a good time, but for this little adventure, we felt that it would cause just as much damage and cost as much money to fix if we painted their windows a nice sleek shade of black. We also took the time to sabotage their locks in a bunch of fun, easy to reproduce ways. On the way, we also stumbled across the vehicle of a yuppie “clean energy” company. We figured this would look much better with some big black streaks on it so we gave it a sweet paint job (free of charge of course). Hope that’s a friendly reminder that we don’t give a fuck about your capitalist version of sustainable future and more importantly, stay the fuck outta our hoods with your ugly gentrified houses.

We went on this little adventure with the memories of the anarchists slain both in the labor struggles in Haymarket square, and for those murdered in the struggle against domination, the memory of their attacks  have warmed our hearts and fueled our mischievous deeds. We also took these actions in memory of David Jones who was murdered by the terrorist pig Ryan Pownell, and in solidarity with those struggling against Temple’s new stadium, and our comrades arrested on May Day last year.

The Summer of Rage has begun! Get your sun screen on because it’s gonna be a hot one! From May 1st-September 21st, every troublemaker, criminal, anti fascist, crime-doer, and anti-authoritarian is invited to join the Summer of Rage Anarchist Crew. Plan some free picnics for your community, paint some fun slogans and pictures on those boring city walls, break whatever you want, have a bonfire with whoever you want wherever you want and most importantly, remind our friends at OCF, Resnik Developers, and all their little gentrifying buddies that Philly belongs to us. Have a great summer
-SORAC