New Years Eve Jail Solidarity Noise Demo - Vancouver

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/new-years-eve-jail-solidarity-noise-... On December 31, 2012, a group of about a dozen anarchists met near the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre for the annual jail solidarity noize demo. These noise demos happen around the world on December 31, and those in the streets yell to remind those locked inside the oppressive prison walls that they have not been forgotten and that the systems that oppress them are not unshakeable. It's a tradition that has largely been adopted by anarchists, who see the injustice of not just the prison system, but of all systems of oppression that are imposed upon us against our will. There is no hope in reform, and while it may seem like an impossible task, we fight to dismantle the prison industrial complex that bathes the rich in money and locks up the poor. The evening was freezing but when masked up we all felt a little bit warmer. The excitement of what was about to happen also warmed us, and after grabbing pots, pans and black flags from the trunk of one of the cars, we headed toward the jail. We marched quietly to a parking lot nearest the cells where the youth are held, and started making a ruckus. Many fireworks were shot in the direction of the jail, and pots and pans created a cacophony. Messages were yelled towards the prisoners, supportive messages to the prisoners and the opposite to the guards. After about twenty minutes, we packed up and headed back to the cars. This was the first year there was no obvious interaction with those on the inside. It was a bit disheartening to have to wonder if they heard us, but with the fireworks and the loud ass siren on the bullhorn, and with the fire in our voices, it seems impossible that we weren't heard. It was suggested that perhaps, because the cops and screws expected us, the prisoners were taken out of their cells for the night (and maybe given a movie night or something). This led us to wonder if the demo last year may have caused some shit in the jail, when so many prisoners were flicking their lights on and off, banging on their windows, and yelling from their cells to the anarchists. For an end to a racist, colonialist, genocidal culture of prisons everywhere! See you next year!

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Dear Rapists, do not discuss my body and my sexuality online anymore.

YOU ARE THE UGLIEST FORM OF LIFE ON THE PLANET, NEXT TO MURDERERS. KNOW THAT.

I completely endorse this statement

You don't even know what you're endorsing. Typical.

This goes out to JC, AR, LG and whoever else has been stalking me, and sexually harassing me on the internet.

Retaliation and backlash against a victim are very common, particularly a complainant. Victims who speak out against sexual harassment are often labeled troublemakers who are on their own power trips, or who are looking for attention. Similar to cases of rape or sexual assault, the victim often becomes the accused, with their appearance, private life, and character likely to fall under intrusive scrutiny and attack.[24] They risk hostility and isolation from colleagues, supervisors, teachers, fellow students, and even friends. They may become the targets of mobbing or relational aggression.[19]
Women are not necessarily sympathetic to female complainants who have been sexually harassed. If the harasser was male, internalized sexism, and/or jealousy over the sexual attention towards the victim, may encourage some women to react with as much hostility towards the complainant as some male colleagues.[25] Fear of being targeted for harassment or retaliation themselves may also cause some women to respond with hostility.[26] For example, when Lois Jenson filed her lawsuit against Eveleth Taconite Co., the women shunned her both at work and in the community—many of these women later joined her suit.[27] Women may even project hostility onto the victim in order to bond with their male coworkers and build trust.[26]
Retaliation has occurred when a sexual harassment victim suffers a negative action as a result of the harassment. For example, a complainant be given poor evaluations or low grades, have their projects sabotaged, be denied work or academic opportunities, have their work hours cut back, and other actions against them which undermine their productivity, or their ability to advance at work or school, being fired after reporting sexual harassmentor leading to unemployment as they may be suspended, asked to resign, or be fired from their jobs altogether. Retaliation can even involve further sexual harassment, and also stalking and cyberstalking of the victim.[25][26] Moreover, a school professor or employer accused of sexual harassment, or who is the colleague of a perpetrator, can use their power to see that a victim is never hired again, or never accepted to another school.
Of the women who have approached her to share their own experiences of being sexually harassed by their teachers, feminist and writer Naomi Wolf writes,
"I am ashamed of what I tell them: that they should indeed worry about making an accusation because what they fear is likely to come true. Not one of the women I have heard from had an outcome that was not worse for her than silence. One, I recall, was drummed out of the school by peer pressure. Many faced bureaucratic stonewalling. Some women said they lost their academic status as golden girls overnight; grants dried up, letters of recommendation were no longer forthcoming. No one was met with a coherent process that was not weighted against them. Usually, the key decision-makers in the college or university—especially if it was a private university—joined forces to, in effect, collude with the faculty member accused; to protect not him necessarily but the reputation of the university, and to keep information from surfacing in a way that could protect other women. The goal seemed to be not to provide a balanced forum, but damage control."[28]
Another woman who was interviewed by Helen Watson, a sociologist, reported that, "Facing up to the crime and having to deal with it in public is probably worse than suffering in silence. I found it to be a lot worse than the harassment itself."[29] which directs to the nature of reexperiencing of the situation and baring negativism of group opinion.
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AR, for almost three years now you have been intimidating and strong arming my friends and colleagues -- threatening them that they will be 'shunned' if they work with me, or are my friend

Why, what did I do to this person? I simply did not like them. And they seethe in jealousy...

Now, you were doing this long before I began agitating about it on the internet--and you would have done this with little to no provocation from me, other than some gossip from a bipolar ex. Oops, TWO, actually, two severely mentally ill misogynist exes.

Now, let it be known, I think you are completely insane and evil. Let's just get this out there. This is what you are doing. Black listing me. Im the red scare, in a red letter...got it.I can't control how weak and stupid other people are, but i'm not going to just let it pass either.

Do not fucking come anywhere near anybody or anything I love, or any person or entity I work with, you fucking psychopath.

That goes for all of you.

To literally every comment above: I don't give a fuck if everything you're saying is 100% true. Not only is the whole of the internet not the place for this but this particular article is definitely not the fucking place for this. Way to distract from something important, political, and relevant, you fucking piece of shit. Any validity you might have in any of your concerns about whoever the fuck go completely out the window by posting shit like this. This is a public forum. The public doesn't need to see you whining about people who no one knows.

you're an abusive creep.

I truly hate every single one of you.

Do NOT COME ANYWHERE NEAR ME and cease and desist your blackmail, A.

I'm not 'going back to where I came from'. I live here. This was my life, this was my writing.

JC decided to destroy that as much as he could, aided by AR, and now his current frothing at the mouth dog, LG. All of you, go to hell.

Everyone who watched in silence as I was stalked and abused by all three of these people, you as well, FUCK OFF. And YES this happened because I am a woman in a vulnerable situation. If you think otherwise, you're out of your fucking minds.

beautiful press release...crazzzzzzy commenter but awesome work nonetheless. Now if you would excuse me, if everyone is stalking someone I think I might jump on board to see what all the huff is about.

on a side note....if these are real peoples names and not just some random crazy troll....the comments should be removed cuz that shit ain't cool

I'm not sure about the other two, but AR is a a poet and as far as I know isn't involved in anything that requires anonymity, in fact she is a public figure.

who cares if she is a public figure this kind of destructive obsessive wierd trolling should not be welcome here. you know what kind of seems strange and stalker like? tons of out of context comments on a public forum---work out you're shit NOT ON A PUBLIC FORUM> thanks.

I'm not the person making the comments. Also it does matter when one of the issues you were making with the post was whether or nor the names used on the posts were real peoples names, which would only be a problem if those people wished to or need to remain anonymous. All I was really doing was telling you that one of names is of a real person, I would only assume the other two are real as well.

SEAN BONNEY threated to "bidet" me. It makes me feel very uncomfortable for him to be in here right now with me. I like to go ALONE, BNONNEY. PLEASE FUCK OFF.

SAVE ME ANNE BOYER

note to self: do not go to Vancouver

yeah, I'm from Vancouver and it blows but even worse is making the pilgrimage to somewhere that doesn't. For anarchist-shit I mean.

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