With giant banners, booming bass drums and machine gun fire of a snare drum we gathered in front of the downtown Jackson jail/sheriff's office, where prisoners are held for up to a year, to condemn prison society and celebrate the new year with the prisoners. We started on the street pounding out rhythms from behind our 2 giant banners. The prisoners were flashing their cell lights on and off and whooping at us. We Climbed the stairs to the court yard where we were not 20 feet from the nearest cells, some of which had things like "Help me please, god help yourself" scrawled on the windows.
On December, 22nd, 2014, a group of anarchists stormed the Spanish consulate in San Francisco. After throwing leaflets into the consulate, tipping over the Spanish flag, and yelling curses, the group left without incident.
At a prior mass protest, police Chief Ed Flynn accused one half of the protesters as being "out of town hipsters." Earlier tonight Sheriff David Clark said that protesters are going to be lead by "outside anarchists". Here's the corporate media take.
From Journal Sentinel
The Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalonia’s regional police force, today arrested several people belonging to “a terrorist organisation of an anarchist nature” whom are believed to have been responsible for “several bomb attacks”.
During Operation Pandora, Police raided 14 locations during the course of the day: eight homes and three business premises in the Catalan capital Barcelona and locations in the towns of Sabadell and Manresa (Catalonia) and the Spanish capital Madrid.
Tear gas and smoke bombs scattered protesters during a march that started peacefully in Berkeley, Saturday night.
The skirmish with police began near Addison near Shattuck at about 6:30 p.m. as police and masked protesters faced off. the protesters broke windows along University Ave. near Martin Luther King Blvd., smashed bottles and spray painted graffiti. Others took hammers and smashed ATM machines, and overturned garbage dumpsters.
It seems almost surreal, yet it is all so depressingly familiar. Another black man is assassinated by the police state. Months pass, more bodies pile up, and prisons continue to fill. This happens as political figureheads, and police feed us their carefully worded press-releases. They are trying to lull us back to sleep. Trying to put us back under their spell of passivity. It was a "great tragedy" and "We are investigating it to the fullest extent" are sentences we are hearing often. Yet their words are not relevant to us.
“On the night of 1th of December, we broke down windows of a road roller and cut its cables in the Kocasinan district of Istanbul, with the intention of show our solidarity to anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who is in hunger strike since 24 days and then to Yannis Michailidis, Andreas-Dimitris Brourzoukos and Dimitris Politis who are started hunger strike in support to Nikos Romanos in Greek prisons. Then we spray-painted some slogans on a wall close to target: “Nikos Romanos” and “Fire to the prison cells“.
On the night of November 29, we snuck into the engineering department of McGill University and jammed the locks of the Aerospace Mechatronics Lab using superglue as a minimum gesture of solidarity with the survivors of the Israeli state's summer attack on Gaza, in which 800 drone strikes took place over the course of a 50 day period.
On Saturday, about 50 assorted anarchists and others took their anti-cop message right to the heart of conspicuous consumption in the Valley: Old Town Scottsdale.
Organized online by the group Wave of Action PHX, the purpose of the demonstration was to express anger and outrage over the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict white Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.