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Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Eric King – ‘Flipping the Script’ (U$A)

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Eric King describes himself as a 33-year-old vegan anarchist political prisoner and poet who was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a Congressperson’s office in Kansas City, Missouri, in September 2014. King was charged with throwing a hammer through a window of the building, followed by two lit Molotov cocktails. The criminal complaint states that both incendiary devices failed to ignite. King was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffiti. After accepting a non-cooperating plea agreement, King was sentenced to ten years in June 2016. His release date is October 2023. He has served his time in various facilities of the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP.

King is currently facing one count of assaulting a government official for an incident that occurred in August 2018 at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Florence. According to King’s account, he was taken into a mop closet, out of sight of prison cameras, and beaten up by a corrections officer. The officer then said that King had assaulted him. King has been housed in a segregation cell at FCI Englewood since August 2019, fighting this charge. Overall, King has spent about three years in solitary confinement. He now faces a maximum of 20 additional years in prison. Read more about Eric King here: supportericking.org.

My toilet is right next to my cellmate’s face, not hyperbolically, it is literally three inches from where he lays his head. I am in the FCI Englewood Secure Housing Unit (SHU)—the oddest SHU in the Bureau surely. In this segregation unit, you will get inmates from the Low [security prison], pre-trial people and folks like myself and my cellie who are on writ [having a court case] from other penitentiaries. This oddball combo makes no sense and causes a localized class system, all a part of the psych-ops of this odd rust bucket of a prison.

On August 17, 2017, I was taken into a mop closet by Super Patriot Lieutenant. I have been in solitary ever since, 19 months and counting. I learned how bad it can get, discovering new ways they can torture you; mentally and physically. Whether being choked while being held in four-point restraints for seven hours, being held in a cell for four days without a functional toilet filled with someone else’s feces, I have seen their brutality and am stronger for it. I hope. (more…)

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Weapons and Ethics

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

The ethical question is not about weapons, but about which ones.

by Adrian Wohlleben

There is no such thing as a peaceful insurrection. This is America; there is no imaginable scenario in which social conflicts will continue and people will not be armed, on all sides. Whether weapons are necessary is an open question, but in any case, they are inevitable. However, as friends noted some time ago, there is an important distinction to be made between “being armed and the use of arms”. If guns are an inevitable feature of any American insurrection, it is a question of doing every­thing possible to make their use unnecessary.

For participants and observers of this summer’s uprisings, the clashes in Kenosha following Jacob Blake’s shooting have dragged the question of armed violence to the forefront of debates. Does the presence of guns on ‘our side’ offer any sense of relief from danger? Do they make anything possible that isn’t otherwise? Can we imagine them being used in a way that would open the situation up, and made people feel more powerful?

In his “Critique of Violence” (1921), penned in the immediate aftermath of a defeated communist insurrection in Germany, Walter Benjamin attempts to bypass sterile oppositions between violence and ‘nonviolence’, legitimate and illegitimate force, instead directing our attention to the more decisive difference between modes and manners of violence. By suspending the question of the ‘aims’ or goals of violence—which, on Benjamin’s view, quickly devolves into myth and metaphysics—and instead differentiating between its means and uses, we shift the problem from an instrumental or technical register to an ethical one. Instead of asking, “for the sake of what end does this act occur?”, we should ask, What is this act like from the inside? What does it do to us, and those around us? How does it activate, or deactivate, our capacity to fully participate in existence? In this way, Benjamin is able to reframe the problem of revolutionary violence: its difference from state violence resides not in the ‘tasks’ or agenda it claims to serve, but first and foremost in the relation to the world, to oneself, and to others that it engenders. (more…)

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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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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

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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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

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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‘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

‘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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Philadelphia: 9 Security Cams Sabotaged for June 11th Day of Solidarity to Anarchist Prisoners (U$A)

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

On June 11, international day of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, as a small act against policing and imprisonment we cut wires of nine security cameras in a concentrated area. We want to remind prisoners that they are with us in the struggle against white supremacy and police.

Let’s keep things conflictual, forever fuck cops, towards a world with no prisons!

(A)

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‘¿Qué sigue después de la pandemia?’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

Friday, June 12th, 2020

—Al querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva y a todas las compañeras y compañeros secuestrados por el Estado en estos días de la plaga.

El carácter multidimensional de la «crisis» actual nos recalca que la «emergencia sanitaria» originada por la Covid-19 es solo una de sus diversas facetas. Vivimos una «crisis sitémica» –como rezan los «expertos»– donde la pandemia es el rostro visible del experimento en curso en el que se enfrentan con ahinco dos modelos de capitalismo con sus rivalidades geopolíticas. A todas luces, lo que está en crisis en este mundo tripolar (Rusia/China/Estados Unidos) es la totalidad del paradigma de dominación existente, engendrado en las entrañas del progreso con el estallido de la Segunda Revolución Industrial. O, lo que es lo mismo, la hegemonía del consenso de Washington (hoy mal llamado neoliberalismo), entendido como la voz de mando del proceso de globalización económica, cultural y política, que ha impuesto como patrón universal de gestión política a la democracia representativa (partidocracia) y, al actual modelo de expansión y acumulación de capital, como ejemplo de gestión económica.

La dominación moderna ha alcanzado su límite objetivo, generando gran escepticismo en torno al sistema y sus instituciones. Esta evidencia ha provocado una metamorfosis que está dando paso al nuevo sistema de dominación. Maquillada con la soflama del «capitalismo consciente» la nueva dominación se impone, instaurando una administración política aún más autoritaria y un capitalismo con «impacto social» mucho más regulado y centralizado, infundido en los preceptos de la Cuarta Revolución Industrial (4IR, por sus siglas en inglés);1 o sea, en la reconfiguración de la gestión capitalista en el Siglo XXI a través de la implantación de nuevas tecnologías, consolidando su infraestructura en el Internet de las cosas. (more…)

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‘Censorship & Blocking Access to Courts by Federal Bureau of Prisons’ By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington (USA)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

‘Censorship & Blocking Access to Courts by Federal Bureau of Prisons’ By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC)

Revolutionary greetings fellow workers! Today is June 2nd, 2020. The US Department of Justice has ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to place their facilities on a nationwide lockdown.
The Inmate Bulletin issued to the prison population said that the nationwide lockdown was a precautionary measure in light of the recent rioting and civil unrest throughout AmeriKa.
My experience as a federal prisoner has taught me that the oppressors who run these prisons subscribe to and embrace a Reactionary Ideology. This Reactionary behavior has been on full display here at USP Pollock.
One reactionary policy which has gone unreported is the recent censorship of prisoner communications as well as the blocking of our access to courts.
Since March 13th, 2020, prisoners here at USP Pollock in Pollock, Louisiana have had no access to Law Library Materials which includes the Education Legal Law Library Computer.
It is virtually impossible for prisoners to litigate pending civil or criminal actions without access to the Law Library Computer. What is remarkable is that mostly all federal facilities within the BOP allow prisoners access to the Law Library database on our housing unit. (more…)

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MPLS police union head Bob Kroll home address (U$A)

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

White supremacist apologist and president of Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (police union) Bob Kroll is attempting to get charges dropped and reinstate the four murderers of George Floyd to their former positions on MPD.

He could use a house visit!

His home residence is :
6589 145th Circle N
Hugo, MN 55038

Verified with tax parcel id records:
https://maps.co.washington.mn.us/WCGIS/

WashPost already tried visiting, but ‘no-one home,’ pulled over by cop and intimidated after leaving residence:

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Solidarity statement with the uprising from Ferguson prisoner Josh Williams (U$A)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

#justice4georgefloyd Let’s get this trending once again. Another black man has been taken from us by white racist cops and once again they will see our power. I send my shout out to everybody out there fighting. I say to you: keep it going, the fight is going to get hard but stay in the fight. We are Michael Brown, we are Eric Garner, let’s fight. # I can’t breathe # HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT.

I want to address the nation again and those who are in power as I sit and watch the protest. I call out President Trump on his bullshit ass comment. I say to you: those people who you call thugs, those people who you call criminals, are my people. Those people who are out there and doing what they doing, they doing it out of anger, they acting out of emotion, so calling them thugs is out of the question.

You the thug, Mr. Trump, and if you got a problem with that, I’m at Pacific Missouri Eastern Correctional Center and you can come personally and talk to to me. But calling my people thugs and criminals, watch your fucking mouth when you speak on my people.

If you would do your fucking job and send these bitch ass cops to jail they wouldn’t be out there in the first place.

Second I want to call out the bitch ass cops in the streets of America. I see you and I see what the fuck y’all doing to my people and that shit not gonna fly. I’m telling you this now: KEEP YOUR FUCKING HANDS TO YOUR SELF. DON’T ABUSE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE PROTESTERS, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE I AM WATCHING.

To the people out there I say to you: keep up the good fight, y’all are standing y’all ground to the max and I love every bit of what y’all doing. I love everybody out there let me tell y’all: if the police try to hurt you, y’all have a right to defend yourself.

Third. I want to call out that bitch ass cop who push that young lady to the ground. Why don’t you come push me like that… Don’t touch another woman out there, and if you got a problem you can come talk to me. Just set up an interview I’ll be more than willing to accept it.

Send our brother some love and light: Joshua Williams, 1292002, Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 18701 Old Highway 66, Pacific, MO 63069. Learn more about Josh at: https://www.freejoshwilliams.com/

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