Black Lives Matter

Fri
10
Mar

Necessary Trouble: A Field Guide for the Resistance

by Ben Dangl
March 10, 2017
CounterPunch

The resistance is everywhere. It’s in the streets and at the airports. It’s in public office and on Twitter. It’s with the Nazi-punchers and the general strikers. Resistance to Trump is everywhere, and it’s growing.

Much of the current organizing against Trump and Trumpism is building off of the last decade of social movement activity in America. From Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter, the US has given rise to countless activist movements and initiatives that provide useful strategies and political visions for the resistance today.

Mon
17
Oct

Don’t Call the Pigs: An Informal Guide to Creating an Anarchist Justice System

Logan Glitterbomb
Center for a Stateless Society
October 16, 2016

Sun
02
Oct

Charlotte, North Carolina: "Welcome to the End of the World"

Nothing can close the window of mass disaffection opened by the revolt in Ferguson. The unending tide of criticisms leveled against the insurrectional movement, the pacifiers in the left-wing and “community” organizations, the National Guard and the resurgent fascist grassroots have given a staccato structure to the rebellions, but have so far failed to stamp them out completely. No falsehood can reverse the intoxicating effects of the truth.

No one can doubt the absolute strategic clarity of the insurgents on September 20th, who broke with the insane delusions millions hold onto which deprive them of basic fighting skills in light of racist police executions. In a beautiful and creative development on a common tactic from the last two years of revolt, they rushed onto I-85, looted the contents of stalled semi-trucks and burned them in the middle of the interstate.

SEPTEMBER 21  – DAY 2

Tue
27
Sep

Burnt out anarchist report from Charlotte this weekend

I saw the state values property over the lives of its citizens.

I saw moms walking with childrens in strollers and carrying them. I saw nuns, students, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian-Americans—peaceful citizens walking and exercising their first amendment rights in the purest expression of dissent and struggle against injustice.

It was done in a way recognizable all the way back to Athens where this thing we call democracy sprang from class warfare.

I saw a mother with a double stroller—one side had snacks and the other had water. Everywhere I went during the marches and rallies people brought entire packs of water and came up to me offering me something to drink.

At the park rally site where African-American, Native Americans and Hispanics side by side spoke of justice, equality and maybe just kill us a little less, I saw a woman set up a little card table and offer biscuits and barbeque chicken to anyone who wanted.

Fri
02
Sep

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Nothing To Do with the Military

By Dave Zirin
The Nation
September 2, 2016

Last night, joined by his teammate Eric Reid, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in continuation of his protest against police violence.

His effort to shine a light on our broken system was met with boos from the San Diego crowd at a game that had been long advertised as “military appreciation night.” The fans registered their disapproval despite the fact that Kaepernick’s protest has nothing to do with the military.

Thu
25
Aug

Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds

by By Maya Dukmasova
Chicago Reader

Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn't considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11, she was on national television, surrounded by 29 other people convened by Megyn Kelly to discuss the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and several Dallas police officers.

"I was under the impression that it would be a robust and productive conversation, even though it was Fox News," says 27-year-old Disu, who identifies herself as a "humanitarian rap artist and peace activist" and is involved with various organizations serving youth on the south side. She prepared her message before going on the show: "It should be against the law for an officer to shoot a civilian," she says. "That was what my message was supposed to be."

Wed
24
Aug

Facebook Deletes Infoshop Page Over Black Lives Matter Image

by Infoshop News

August 24, 2016 -- Facebook has deleted Infoshop's Facebook page and suspended several of our admins over a Black Lives Matter image that we've been using as our profile pic for months. This come on the heels of months of censorship of images and content that we've been posting to Facebook. Our volunteers have been subject to arbitrary suspensions of our Facebook accounts. Today, Facebook suspended one of our main admins for a month, the second one month ban in as many months. Another, less active volunteer who hasn't posted anything in two months, was suspended for 24 hours. Another volunteer admin is near the end of a one month ban.

Tue
16
Aug

The Real Problem With Jill Stein

by Scott Jay
Libcom.org
August 16, 2016

As we approach November, the attacks on Jill Stein will only increase from Hillary Clinton’s most enthusiastic supporters. These people are horrified by the possibility–however unlikely–that Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States, but they do not seem to be so horrified at the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming President. They will largely be aware of Clinton’s support for the war in Iraq, her role as an architect of various brutal interventions as the Secretary of State in the Obama administration, her support for her husband’s policies of expanding mass incarceration, and her support for mass deportations. Yes, they will be aware of all of these. But they can put it all aside.

Sat
13
Aug

Facebook Removes Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily, Activists Say

by Alice Speri, Sam Biddle
The Intercept
Aug. 8 2016

As more details emerge about last week’s killing by Baltimore County police of 23-year-old Korryn Gaines, activists have directed growing anger not only at local law enforcement but also at Facebook, the social media platform where Gaines posted parts of her five-hour standoff with police.

At the request of law enforcement, Facebook deleted Gaines’ account, as well her account on Instagram, which it also owns, during her confrontation with authorities. While many of her videos remain inaccessible, in one, which was re-uploaded to YouTube, an officer can be seen pointing a gun as he peers into a living room from behind a door, while a child’s voice is heard in the background. In another video, which remains on Instagram, Gaines can be heard speaking to her five-year-old son, who’s sitting on the floor wearing red pajamas.

Fri
12
Aug

Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti

by Matthew Irwin
August 12, 2016

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