Come pack the courtroom on February 8th to support the ACAC 19!

From ACAC!

Come pack the courtroom on February 8th to support the ACAC 19!
Solidarity is our weapon against the state! Our love for our comrades is stronger than their cages and their courts!

When: Friday February 8th, 12:30PM
Where: 850 Bryant St. San Francisco, Department 16
What: Pack the Court

On Friday February 8th, 2013 members of the Anti-Capitalist Anti-Colonial (ACAC) 19 will be appearing in San Francisco Superior Court at 850 Bryant Street for a pretrial motions hearing. We call on you, supporters, friends, and comrades to pack the courtroom. Support comes in many forms: banners and signs on the court steps, people in the courtroom and spreading the word about the trial. Let us show the District Attorney that our comrades are not alone in their relentless struggle against colonialism, capitalism and the state.

The ACAC 19 is a group of anti-colonial, anti-capitalists who were beaten, arrested and then subjected to a media smear campaign by the San Francisco Police Department on October 6, 2012. The arrests occurred during a series of demonstrations on Columbus Day weekend against colonization and empire, as well as the racist celebrations of genocide and conquest. The actions were organized in solidarity with indigenous struggles in the Bay Area and beyond.

After being released from jail, two defendants found threatening leaflets in their neighborhood with their home addresses and photos printed on them. At least one member of the ACAC 19 has also experienced continued police harassment at his workplace. In early December, two defendants received word that their Twitter accounts had been subpoenaed – evidence that the SFPD is using the case to map and surveill radical political networks in the Bay area. In the wake of a year of rebellious and militant political activity across the country, we see this as one of many attempts to harass, intimidate, and control radical movements.

On January 5th the San Francisco District Attorney withdrew the Twitter subpoenas due to a successful call-in campaign and mounting public pressure from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. While we recognize this as a limited victory, the withdrawal of the Twitter subpoenas shows the strength of community support and solidarity. It is imperative that we show the District Attorney and the SFPD that repression will not stop us!

The ACAC 19 are currently facing multiple misdemeanor charges ranging from unlawful assembly to battery on a uniformed officer. We stand in solidarity with all those working to resist state repression and those who have been directly targeted by it. Come support your comrades on Feb 8th!

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"The ACAC 19 is a group of anti-colonial, anti-capitalists who were beaten, arrested and then subjected to a media smear campaign by the San Francisco Police Department on October 6, 2012. "

why paint these people as weak and powerless and beaten? what a strange way to conceive of friends and co-conspirators

Were they not beaten, arrested, and then subjected to a media smear campaign? What would you write.

Sometimes we get our asses kicked...

are you misinterpreting "beaten" as "defeated"?

Because they are weak and pitiful, as are their stupid leftist politics and self-indulgent antics. I hope these silly people beat the rap.

We love you too Keating, ya big goofball.

Maybe unorganized but I wouldn't label them as stupid.

I didn't say that these people as individuals are stupid. The event for which these people are being arraigned was quite stupid, as are the larger self-indulgent leftiod/white guilt/subcultural echo chamber/short attention span idiocies around the scene that spawns dumb stunts like the "AFGHANISTAN WILL WIN!" demo.

at least 5 of the acac 19 are poc & the march was apparently organized in part by decolonize with an explicitly anti-racist, anti-imperialist aim -- stop with the dismissive "white guilt" shit already.

FIVE!!!? Out of 19? Sheesh.

I find white nationalists less obnoxious to me fine egoist-individualist sensibilities than guilty "white radicals". LOL Stand up fo yourself.

Anarchy ya know.

these aren't people with white guilt bro. they're pissed black and brown people. stop pretending they aren't there and aren't autonomous, militant individuals. anarchy ya know.

"at least 5 of the acac 19 are poc & the march was apparently organized in part by decolonize with an explicitly anti-racist, anti-imperialist aim -- stop with the dismissive "white guilt" shit already."

Yeah, and this alone unilaterely exempts leftist numbskulls from political critique. As the left wing of capital, Bay Area division, has tended to shrink and disappear in the post-1989 period more of their racial sentimentalism has seeped into the always pliant and weak anarcho-scene.

Peddal your white bourgeois guilt elsewhere, leftiod.

"Peddal your white bourgeois guilt elsewhere, leftiod."

That part of my comment should have been more deftly phrased. Sorry 'bout that.

Signed. person who wrote it.

Especially since there's no such word as "peddal." Pretty sure you meant peddle.

Indeed, you are right. The rise and domination of the internet degrades all things, from spelling skills to contemporary Nor-Cal's piss-poor excuse for "anti-capitalist" action, an inauthentic "anti-capitalism" that:

1. Doesn't communicate anything to anyone, other than a tiny number of fellow BFF's of Mark Zuckerburg,

2. Which is good, since the real substance of the opinions being asserted is that of the Mao-oid New Left of the 1970's,

3. They get their asses kicked by the cops, and holler that they are being martyred. But since their engagement with the complex and demanding larger world around them is next to non-existent, and their stunted communications skills match this, nobody other than their fellow feedback loop inhabitants are aware of what the San Francisco D.A.'s office is threatening them with.

One more step, adolescent narcissists, if you wish to be taken seriously...

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