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Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Eric King – ‘Black August 2020 Reflections’ (U$A)

Friday, September 11th, 2020

From AMW:

Hiya pals,

We are midway through Black August and I’ve been doing lots of thinking, fasting, and trying to grow as a person and as a radical anarchist. Lots of fitness, reading, mentally taking stock.

This is my third Black August in SHU. I was thrown into segregation two years ago on August 17th and was kept within for a year pending prosecution; then, after they brought these new charges, we’ve done another year pretrial. It’s been a rough two years filled with restrictions, violence, abuse, but also love strength and friendship. Resistance is strong.

Last year’s Black August was spent partially at USP Lee, where I met Thomas Smith (aka Mad Dog) a blood leader and revolutionary who was also participating. He had been in SHU at that point for 18 months pending an ADX transfer. We fasted together, had long conversations on resistant strength and what it means to be a revolutionary today. I still think of Mad Dog often and encourage everyone to write and send reading material into him. (more…)

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Philippines: To U.S. Anti-Fascists – Resist Joseph Scott Pemberton’s Return to the United States

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

To our comrades in Turtle Island,

The long shadow of white supremacy reaches all the way to the archipelago known as the Philippines. Joseph Scott Pemberton — the transphobe who was convicted for the murder of transwoman Jennifer Laude — has been pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pemberton committed a heinous hate crime by brutally murdering Jennifer Laude on October 11, 2014. Jennifer was murdered precisely because she was transgender, with Pemberton’s legal team even trying the so-called “trans panic” defense as a justification for her murder. The state appears to have sided with Pemberton’s excuse that Jennifer’s identity was a provocation in itself, inducing Pemberton to kill her. This defense frames Pemberton as the victim and sets a dangerous precedent for trans women in the archipelago and beyond.

Jennifer Laude is fondly remembered by her friends and family fondly as a beautiful person who was confident in her identity and sexuality. However, Pemberton did not care for Jennifer Laude as a human being. He was unrepentant at his trial, even going so far to dehumanize Jennifer Laude by referring to her as “it.” (more…)

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U$A: RIP Anti-Fascist Revolutionary Michael Reinoehl

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Anti-fascist revolutionary Michael Reinoehl was assassinated by pigs near Lacey, Washington on September 3 in retaliation for the shooting of a member of the fascist group Patriot Prayer.

Reinoehl claimed responsibility for the shooting as an act of self-defense against the fascist who threatened Reinoehl and a friend with mace and a knife. Reinoehl went to downtown Portland on Saturday night to provide security for revolutionaries who were threatened by a caravan of fascist Trump supporters who paraded through the city center.

“Had I stepped forward, he would have Maced or stabbed me,” Reinoehl said in an interview. “I was confident that I did not hit anyone innocent and I made my exit… I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on. I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.” (more…)

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Interview with Teresa Kintz – Oak Journal (U$A)

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Oak Journal · Pull the Threads and Watch it Fall Apart

Oak Journal – Pull the Threads and Watch it Fall Apart

In this episode we speak with Theresa Kintz, as you can hear, this episode discusses many things, included Ted Kaczynski. Theresa Kintz is currently a professor of sociology at Indiana State University. Theresa has also written several papers on radical archaeology, including her 2015 paper Fields of Resistance: Reflections on Archaeology and Anarchist Praxis

Theresa is featured in “The Lost Unabomber Tapes” and is the interviewer who performed the 22 hour of interviews with Kaczynski on which the film is based.

Theresa is an amazing teacher and thinker who has been close to many incredible projects such as The Earth First Journal, The Underground, the Green Anarchist Radical Anthropology Efforts and Theresa was a regular face at Green Anarchist gatherings through the 90s and 2000s. Oak is very happy to speak with her and get her perspective on a variety of issues. The interview is quite long, so presented here is just a portion. Look for the complete interview in Oak 2, out Early Fall 2020.

Our line has a few disruptions during the conversation

Episodes should become regular again this month

Outro is from Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers

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U$A: Solidarity from Philly to Kenosha

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

After the savage shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Winsconsin, solidarity demos took place in United States, including the city of Philadelphia:

The Solidarity with Kenosha, WI demo was more impressive than usual. People met up, discussed the plan, and started promptly. Escalation started right away and continued as a group of over 45 people marched through the streets chanting and smashing windows of banks, business and developments. There was a surprising amount of destruction. One of the most impressive things though, was the strong collective intelligence. There was good communication, barricading, and improvisation. People were decisive about both sticking to the plan and being flexible. Folks caught and lost a police tail and dispersed smoothly due to barricades and quick decision making all the while staying level headed and tight in stressful moments.
We really appreciate everyone who showed up and their energy! The more we do this, the better we get!
Also here’s two things we think we could get better at: Staying in the streets, not on the sidewalks and covering up better (this includes eyebrows, bangs, tattoos etc.) 🙂

Solidarity with trash workers and the recent storm leaving us ample debris.
Solidarity with anarchist prisoners, Kenosha Wisconsin, and everyone consistently turning up and inspiring us.

Black Lives Matter
RIP George Floyd
Get better Jacob Blake.

The only way to end police brutality is to end police.

“We will destroy, laughing
We will commune, laughing
We will get free, laughing”

The 3rd Annual Summer of Rage

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U$A: New Issue of Anathema, Volume 6 Issue 6 – Philadelphia Anarchist Zine

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

https://anathema.noblogs.org/post/2020/08/25/volume-6-issue-6/

In this issue:

Black August
What Went Down
New Projects
What Next?
Repression Updates
Die-Off Debate
DIY Defunding
Back to School
PSL, Occupations, & Some Better Possibilities

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U$A: 14th NYC Virtual Anarchist Book Fair

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

September 25-26-27, 2020
14th NYC Virtual Anarchist Book Fair

The NYC Anarchist Book Fair will be held virtually this year, with a few limited outdoor events. Our website will host presses, live digital conversations and workshops, prerecorded talks and roundtables, a film festival, and archival materials from previous events. Deadline for Sept 25-27 NYC ABF submissions is August 31.

(You can still submit your ideas after the deadline but we may not be able to accommodate on Sept 2020 event. If that happens we may contact you about future opportunities in our year long programming.)

Parallel Worlds: Creating Autonomous Communities

When we construct parallel worlds (worlds guided by logics other than consumerism, accumulation, and hierarchy) we lay the groundwork for a viable anti-capitalist life, one free from police and prisons, hunger, propriety, money, and the systemic violence levelled against the physical, psychological, spiritual and communal health of all beings. (more…)

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Touch the Sky: Stories, Subversions & Complexities of Ferguson (U$A)

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

A video collage reflecting on the raw moments of the 2014 Ferguson riots.
A film for the wild ones, the anarchists, and the dreamers…

Trailer: https://archive.org/details/touch-the-sky-trailer
Full movie: https://archive.org/details/touch-the-sky

Come see it! It’s free!

August 13, 2020

Cincinnati, 7pm, Mt. Healthy City Park
Brussels (Belgium)*

August 29, 2020

Monterey (CA), Old Capitol Books (virtual)
Bakersfield (CA), TBA

Sometime (TBA) in August 2020

Knoxville, TBA
Santa Fe, TBA
Albuquerque, TBA
Quilcene (WA), TBA
Munich (Germany), TBA
The Hague (Netherlands), TBA
Amsterdam (Netherlands), TBA

Sometime (TBA) in September 2020

Montreal (Canada), TBA
Montpellier (France), TBA
Ljubljana (Slovenia), TBA

* = contact us for venue info

If you’re interested in setting up a screening in your area, contact: touchthesky [at} riseup {dot) net

112 minutes // 2019 // St. Louis, MO (USA) // English // English & French subtitles

Touch the Sky

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U$A: Goodbye Walter Bond…

Monday, July 27th, 2020

ES | Adiós Walter Bond…

For us, animal liberation and human liberation are two parts of the same struggle, the liberationist struggle is total, and anarchist, or it is nothing.

We want to get word out to animal rights, vegan, animal liberationist and anarchist comrades that recently we both saw on animal liberation sites and received an anonymous call asking for solidarity to Walter Bond, after he got out of prison. Whilst news of Walter Bond, the ‘Lone Wolf’ Animal Liberation Front prisoner getting out was welcome, -we’d followed his case from the very beginning, feeling affinity with the arson attacks he’d been sentenced for-, we received bad news after publishing that was confirmed shortly afterwards through the Anarchist Black Cross.

We were informed that when Walter was getting near to the end of his release date, he had completely reneged anarchy and now appears to have embraced eco-fascism. In September 2019, Walter published an open letter(1) on his support site rejecting the anarchist movement. The themes in this reactionary and despicable letter borrow from eco-fascist criticisms of anarchy, (that hierarchy is ‘natural’*, that anarchism is hypocritical when it comes to issues of power, that it is single-issue obsessed, only concerned with identity politics etc.). Around this same time, Walter wrote letters to various anarchist groups in the U.S. asking for support efforts from and contact with the anarchist movement to cease. Upon our request for any related information, Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross forwarded us a photo of Neo-Nazi propaganda on the back of a letter from Walter. The original photo had been shared by the recipient in an animal liberation group in early 2020.

Reading Walter’s open letter you can see that it’s an ignorant and cowardly distancing from the anarchist movement and at the expense of ten years of international solidarity, it is also an insult to all those who supported him throughout his prison sentence and organised solidarity actions, wrote graffiti, provided financial aid etc. Many direct action sabotages were dedicated to Walter during his time in prison and we also supported him through spreading calls for international solidarity and our own activism.

That this open letter of Walter’s came at the end of his sentence before he got out is the classic trick of the turncoat. Given that animal rights circles are increasingly being infiltrated and recuperated by nationalist, fascist and racist groups, not to mention just plainly stupid, liberal and narrow-minded ideas, it’s urgently needed to get the word out about this issue and restate the fight for an anarchist animal liberation position.
We wrote to Walter’s support group asking about their stance but never received a reply, make of that what you will. We strongly recommend stopping any solidarity with Walter Bond.

Fascist scum get out

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*Surprisingly, for an ex-anarchist, Walter must not have heard about or read one of the most important and famous anarchist classics, the superb book by P.Kropotkin, ‘Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution’.

Update 27.07.2020: Walter Bond and Camille Marino, a woman with considerable influence within Vegan and animal liberation circles due to having served a prison sentence for threatening a vivisector, have launched a new website to promote their so-called new ‘movement’ that they are calling ‘Vegan Final Solution’(2). The content of this website not only confirms that Walter Bond has fully embraced eco-fascism, it also shows that he is now attempting to indoctrinate and recruit people within the Vegan and animal liberation milieu to his poisonous, hate-filled, fascist ideology. From the information published on this website, we can see that ‘Vegan Final Solution’ are openly advocating third-positionist fascism as well as killing people that they have deemed as being either ‘useless’ humans or traitors to the animal liberation movement. The website also contains a link to a PDF document that they are describing as their manifesto that is titled ‘A Declaration of War – Killing People to Save the Animals and the Environment’. We predicted that Walter would use his position of influence in Vegan and animal liberation circles to attempt eco-fascist entryism, so this was no surprise to us, however it is alarming to see how quickly he has embarked upon this project, which makes it all the more urgent to alert comrades to this situation so that Walter Bond and his associates are unable to gain either a voice or a foothold within any of our movements.

1: http://supportwalter.org/SW/index.php/2019/09/11/the-end-of-anarchy/

2: https://veganfinalsolution.com/about/

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Posted in Eco Struggle

U$A: Correct postal address from imprisoned comrade Xinachtli’s current assigned unit in Texas

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Received from comrades in Amerikkka, the correspondence address for anarchist comrade Xinachtli’s current assigned unit in Texas, find previous posts concerning Xinachtli here.

To: Bro. “Xinachtli”,
(s/n Alvaro Luna Hernandez),

TDCJ-CID#00255735,
James V. Allred Unit,
2101 F.M. 369 North,
Iowa Park, Texas 76367

From Comite Pro Defensa Xinachtli
Central Texas ABC

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U$A: Anathema – A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

https://anathema.noblogs.org/post/2020/07/20/volume-6-issue-5/

In this issue:

Keeping The Embers Hot
What Went Down
Lore Blumenthal’s Case
Abolish The Police?
Mass Motives (Endnotes Review)
“Touch The Sky” Review
Greek Solidarity With USA
FAI-FRI Call To Action
Reparations As A Verb
Annual Week Of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners
Running Down The Walls

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‘Psilocybin Spores: An Organic Artificial Intelligence’ – Kilindi Iyi (USA)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Rest in power Baba Kilindi.

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty

Urgent Call for Solidarity: Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Eric King Assaulted by Guard at FCI Englewood (U$A)

Friday, June 26th, 2020

On June 18th Eric was taken into the showers while shackled and attacked. The guard took the metal detection wand and swung at each of his ankles and then when he would lift his leg this officer would swing at the other. The guard then picked Eric up and dropped him on his head onto the concrete in the shower. He woke up after loosing consciousness for 10 seconds thinking they were pouring water on his face. But it was his own blood.

Eric was transported to Swedish Medical Center and was given 6 stitches and was diagnosed with a moderate to severe concussion. They hospital would not give him the results of the scan or release it to his family or lawyer because they told him “he is government property”.

The reality is folks have been fighting for over a month to be able to get an expert in to assess Eric. We believe he is suffering from a traumatic brain injury after officers at FCI Florence kicked him in the head for 5 minutes in August of 2018. We were so hopeful that we were going to be able to get help for him and see where he is at with the mixture of trauma and brain injury he has been struggling with. His memory has been affected as well as many other aspects of his life. Officers at FCI Englewood know this. They knew that we were trying to get a medical expert in because of a head injury concern… and then they dropped him on a concrete fucking floor on his head in the bathroom while Shackled up. (more…)

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‘La capacidad heurística de la Anarquía’ – Gustavo Rodriguez

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Jack Halberstam, un conocido teórico queer, comprometido con el «proyecto antisocial» y, activo militante contrasexual, da inicio a su libro El arte queer del fracaso
i, con un exergo irreverente y divertido, tomado del capítulo 20 de la primera temporada de Bob Esponja, que invita a la reflexión:

Don Cangrejo: ¡Y justo cuando crees que has encontrado la tierra prometida, te cogen de los pantalones y te suben arriba, y más arriba, y más arriba, y MÁS ARRIBA, hasta que te suben a la superficie, dando coletazos y jadeando para respirar! Y entonces te cocinan, y te comen… ¡o algo peor!
Bob Esponja (aterrorizado): ¿Qué puede ser peor que eso?
Don Cangrejo (en voz baja): Una tienda de regalos.ii

Halberstam, conservando ciertos «aires de familia» con la perspectiva queer anarco/nihilista, establece una analogía entre los miedos que horrorizan a Bob Espoja y, nuestras amenazas cotidianas en esta muerte en vida que impone la dominación: «Bob Esponja quiere saber cuál es la alternativa a trabajar todo el día para Don Cangrejo, o a ser capturado en la red de los objetos del capitalismo cuando intenta escapar»iii. Su libro, como nos advierte desde el primer párrafo de su Introducción, «es una especie de “Guía Bob Esponja” de la vida» donde abandona el «idealismo de la esperanza». Apoyándose en la «baja teoría» que toma prestada y adapta de los estudios culturales de Stuart Hall, apuesta por la reivindicación del fracaso que «conserva algo de la maravillosa anarquía de la infancia y perturba el supuesto claro límite entre adultos/as y niños/as, entre vencedores/as y perdedores/as. Y aunque es cierto que el fracaso viene acompañado de un conjunto de afectos negativos, como la decepción, la desilusión y la desesperación, también nos da la oportunidad de utilizar esos afectos negativos para crear agujeros en la positividad tóxica de la vida contemporánea»iv (subrayado mío). (more…)

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BAD News #35: Angry Voices From Around The World

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Welcome to the 35th edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for June, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.

If you’d like to get involved in the network or want to hear more – send an email to a-radio-network@riseup.net.
Check out all the shows look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.

Contents:

1. The Final Straw Radio:
• Interview about the liberation of a former Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis.

2. A-Radio Berlin:

• Interview about a new feminist campaign in Germany to raise awareness to the abortion topic.

3. Radio Fragmata:

• Updates on the general situation, the movement and the struggles in Greek territory.

4. Invisible Radio:

• Voices of people from Moria camp

5. R.O.S.E. (Athens):

• News from Greece.

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