Portland: slashed tires on yuppie cars for Kerry and Kiki

Tonight the tires were slashed on 6 yuppie cars in northeast Portland. All that was needed for this small expression of complicity was a sharp knife, a bike for a quick getaway, and plenty of rage (which seems to be in abundant supply lately).

Solidarity with Kiki (Sergey) Turzhanskiy, who supposedly threw a molotov cocktail at a cop car and was just released from jail on terms of not talking to other anarchists; and Kerry Cunneen and all others throwing a wrench into the gears of the Seattle grand jury.

Eat shit, yuppie scum!

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Not trying to be a dick, just asking an honest question. What does slashing expensive cars accomplish? I mean, I get cop/ security cars, or even heavy machinery. I've always been a little confused about pissing off random middle/upper class people (with random being the important word there).

If the "yuppie" (luxury) cars were burned instead of just having their tires slashed, as happens as a frequent anarchist action in many other places in the world, particularly Germany, I doubt you would be questioning it in the same way. So in that sense, you should be looking at burning the car or slashing the tires as two similar actions of different intensity.

Setting fires in residential areas is evil. What if the fire spreads to a house and kills someone? Why would you risk that?

"evil"??
who are you?

hey, ya'll ever been ta portland?

I know you're not an NC anarchist, or else you'd know how to spell y'all.

Possibly someone with a conscience, or a brain. Do you have a response to the question, or are you just blowing hot air out your butt?

Nah, burning cars is just as weird to me. Of course, only vehicles belonging to random middle/upper class people. Like...if it was a limo belonging to the Waltons, I would get it. If its random, I'm confused.

What's random about it? It's upper or middle class people. Not the exploited class.

you literally have no idea what people's situations are, I hate little snot nosed anarchists like you holier than thou because you eat out of a smelly dumpster

Were all the tires slashed on cars that were in front of the Red and Black cafe ?

"I hate little snot nosed anarchists like you holier than thou because you eat out of a smelly dumpster"

- Derrick Jensen

"I drive a Lexus but I got it bad! Don't judge me!"

Your pathetic lack of ability to think critically is matched only by your lack of emotional development. Help us all out and go get some counseling before you end up hurting or killing someone. Damaging and destroying property accomplishes absolutely nothing. Let me know if some of these words are too big for your tiny brain and I will draw you a picture to help you understand how fucked up you are.

the real weirdness to this is that I guarantee you some of these kids are trust fund insurrectos who have their own 2012-13 cars from mommy and daddy

Troll trash. This should not be on this site.

u so mad today, damn

While I'm on-board with (some) anarchist principles (although not the whole political movement), what does slashing tires or burning cars signify?

Sitting in at lunch counters as a black man when the sign outside says "Whites Only" is a symbol.

Burning random cars is not. It's wanton destruction. Misguided, at least, and irrelevant at most.

No doubt, I can understand vandalism if it's, you know, actually targeted and clearly justifiable in some political context. This, however, is just some random person having their day ruined because some asshole slashed their tires for no apparent reason.

your class allegiance is showing...

Shut the fuck up. This isn't the 19th century where there are two distinct classes. Shit is complicated now.

this is just another action that points the finger at random passersby instead of at the owners of capital. you don't know anything about these people's lives and to every other person in the world this seems just like randomly lashing out at innocents. Are you aware that people lower class people sometimes own luxury cars? it's called a loan dickhead. These people could be your parents. The only result of your actions will be that the local guy that sells car tires will by his daughter a new bike for christmas. oh except you got to feel like some weenie rebel, HA. In ten years you'll be shopping at whole foods like everyone else. Maybe you could bother to take the time to EXPLAIN to your ideas to the people whose shit you vandalize, instead of just assuming that they'll understand the action in terms of class warfare. they have no fucking clue. Also, this has nothing to do with Kiki or anyone else. don't pretend you were helping anyone. This is the kind of ineffectual action that's gotten us where we are today, which is nowhere.

Damaging cars owned by random families is horrible. Do you get pleasure from making people feel hurt and unsafe? How does attacking families help your life or the lives of your friends?

The flagrant display of wealth is an offensive sight, especially in this current context. Such offensive sights must be attacked.

How you going to be driving around a Lexus past people who can barely afford to keep their houses and act like there's nothing offensive going on?

Not only that, these yuppies live their lives with an inflated unrealistic expectation of safety. This is why the US was able to commit genocidal campaigns of terror for so long against so many communities in the middle east, asia, latin america, eastern europe, and africa. No, this is good and it is necessary. This is how you do it at the minimum threshold.

The term 'yuppie' is as about as much as an accurate class description as calling someone 99%. It's an arbitrary slur that is not an actual class position within capitalism. Furthermore, to base someones class position on the 'niceness' of ones car is also problematic. I love my fellow A's in pdx and I'm happy to see solidarity actions, but this shit is kinda infantile.

ya'll been to portland?

Yeah I live here and I've seen other examples of anarchists targeting random cars and how unstrategic and even counter productive it is. I've also lived here long enough to see examples of how anarchists and punks use the term 'yuppie' to mean pretty much anyone who doesn't fit their sub-cultural standards of fashionable.

Uhhh... if they are actual punks (as in the subculture), they don't care about fashion.

Before mislabeling subcultures that people hang out in, learn them first.

Punk is about DIY and not being a fool to the prevailing systems. It's anti-authoritarian (not necessarily anti-government, if the government is democratic) and is about being yourself and not bowing to the masses simply because there is a mainstream of culture telling them to do so. That's why punks have "fashion" (originally it was anti-fashion, trying to be so trashy and ridiculous that no clothing company would ever want to copy them, although they eventually did) and is also why punks sometimes make their own clothes. And they support music publishers and modes of business that function outside the mainstream industries.

Don't be ignorant. I only take offense because I do hang around in punk circles (and have been for almost 20 years) and I ain't no fucking tire-slashing assclown who can't define 'anarchist' if he was given a dictionary.

And I don't subscribe to anarchist principles. Although I do sympathize with anarchists. Real anarchists who are trying to do some good in this world.

Hey holmes, thanks for fixating on semantics, I though we were talking about tactics. But whatever, right, so long as you can challenge someone's credibility somehow, what they're actually saying amounts to shit, right?

How about this, how about instead of yuppie you say something like tired ass ex-hippie old douchebag with to much money and a sense of entitlement he doesn't have to criticize to much because he buys local organic food (also, a good reason to look down on them poor folks and their shitty irresponsible fast food addiction to boot).

It's painfully obvious what's happening here. Anyone can claim to be an anarchist, communist, socialist, leftist, in solidarity with this or that person or oppressed, so why not get a bunch of statist apologists, self rightous leninists and throw in some sincere liberal jelly fish to criticize any and all attempts to resits outside of the terms defined for us by the state.

And by the way, should you happen to accidentally fuck up some bullshit YUPPIE wannabe anarchists prius, they call that collateral damage, so then, we do too.

you think collateral damage is a term we should be using? maybe you should sit back down in that armchair, bud.

AMEN. I am sick and tired of people playing the rich off as victims. For fuck sakes they can afford to buy new tires a dozen times over and a car again as well when most people don't have enough money to fucking put shoes on their feet - the only NATURAL method of transportation hehe. Fuck the bourgeoisie

Your seriously trying to argue that most people in this country don't have enough money to put shoes on their feet? GTFO! No ones calling rich people victims, we're calling the person(s) who did this fucking goofs. Stick to dropping banners...

Please, clue me in here: in what way is a used Civic sitting outside of a house converted into multiple apartments a "flagrant display of wealth"? In what way does quietly causing a slow flat without ever communicating that it was done deliberately in the first place, let alone for a political reason, advance any cause whatsoever?

This reminds me of the L.A. Rodney King riots back in the day. The rioters' grievance was with the cops, the court system and, more generally, wealthy white people. So did they roll up to Beverley Hills and torch some Porsche SUVs? A Ferrari or two? Did they hit up police stations with spray paint? Did they go to the judge's pad and smash his windows? Nope, they torched their own neighborhoods, smashed up some Korean convenience stores and beat the crap out of a couple of random working white stiffs who just happened to be driving by. They achieved - wait for it - fuck all. Just as you will achieve - wait for it - fuck all through these pointless acts of pointless vandalism.

There are real causes in play here, real things worth fighting for. But you're not part of that. You're too busy getting your jollies quietly fucking up a few cars owned by a few regular working families. You're a brainless embarrassment to your cause.

Aye!

You're correct. People with heart, but misguided anger being directed to fruitless endeavors. I like your wit.

If someone is angry at the hungry vs. rich, then they should donate to Oregon Food Bank. Or organize their neighborhood, church, family, work, or whatever to do so.

If someone is angry at the system, then get involved in political groups and causes that ACTUALLY petition government to address those systems. Agreed. Needling some cars is about as useful as punching someone in the face for sitting on a (public) park bench. Because he wasn't sitting cool enough. Just proves you are an asshole.

Or, hey! If you are angry about international capital, join the socialist party (the actual political group that has been battling capitalists since the 19th century)! Anarchists (or in this guy's ignorant depiction) are for state-less societies (i.e. no government, not even local government). So, he's already mislabeling people like me (an actual socialist) who banks and shops at co-ops (yes, a socialist invention!) and makes his own clothes. And I work in the music industry at an (independent) music publisher. And I support open source software (since I'm a programmer) since much open source software is not owned by an international corporation (and if it is, everyone is typically free to use the source code, depending on the particular license involved).

This guy has no clue.

To the little weenie brained "anarchists" that are needling tires in PDX. I have lived here longer than you fuckwads have been alive, I am a retired blue color worker, on a fixed income, and you have no idea why I have a van or who I help with it, but I guess that's ok with your tea party brains. Come out where we can see you mothafucka!

The offense has to do with a system that supplies luxury goods over feeding people. In other words, it's the economic system and social system that is offensive. Not the individual.

Targeting individuals that have nothing to do with the social and/or economic system is misguided. Especially, if they are not in a position of power. Peons in our society earn $100,000 and are NOT in a position of power.

If you want to target a person, regarding the wealth structures, then target people like Bill Gates. They run more shit in our society then some office manager earning $100,000 who is working for some local independent company.

Think before you ego-cum all over the rest of us with your bullshit.

"The flagrant display of wealth is an offensive sight, especially in this current context."
So I supposed then all of you anarchists will be turning in your iphones, the computers you wrote this on (unless you are at the library on a public PC), your fancy backpacks/messenger bags etc.? You have no idea how privileged all of you idiots sound/are. Slashing random people's tires is not a "revolutionary act" or inherently anarchist, it's a mischievous prank of vandalism that conflates the issue of grand jury resistance when it is claimed by someone as an act in solidarity with/resistance to. Burning cars in the actions/riots in Europe has specific context of social upheaval and cathartic release where folks are engaging in upending authoritarianism in the streets... this act does not have that same context even if that was "the spirit" you were going for. Sorry, but in my opinion, such actions don't help the cause of the GJ resistors, nor do they further the anarchist anti-capitalist movement. They make us seem like peevish morons who wanna break stuff. Go after the real enemy and smash some cop cars, banks, Federal buildings etc if you really want to prove your point.

Who said anything about "inherently" anarchist. Did you know that capitalist pigs slash tires too. Worse, they'll repo your car if you can't make payments. Try going to work to catch up on those payments afterwards. You're such a fucking moron you can't tell when the appropriate use of "inherent" is. Just. Shut. the. Fuck. Up. And. Go. Away. Lame. Ass.

Lol you're basing the act's "inherent" aspects on the amount of people engaging in such actions. B/c Europe is in a worse state than USA and more people are burning cars, therefore it MUST be revolutionary, but b/c a few anarchists in isolated Portland slash a few tires this makes it vandalism? Analyse your logic before you condemn someone's actions you fool.... (also, you don't seem very anarchistic telling people HOW THEY should engage in revolution... IDIOT)

No, he's right. You're not thinking this through. What is actually going to happen 99% of the time when you stick a needle/pick into tire of a random, used car in a random, non-shitty Portland neighborhood such that it slowly deflates? The owner is going to think, "Ah crap, I must've hit a nail or something", and get it replaced. And statistically, they're going to get it replaced at a major national tire company and pay for it with a major credit card. (So, well done for sending more money in the direction of people you hate, btw!)

Here, let me give you a quick run down of my experience with this:

- Got a slow flat a month ago. Oh well, better replace it and money's tight right now so I'm gonna have to go to a big chain that sells the cheapest tires and put it on the card, thereby increasing the monthly charge to Mastercard because I don't have the money to pay it all off right now.
- Got a slow flat a few weeks later, same tire. Oh FFS, is my wife hitting something on her daily drive? (I ride my bike to work; we're a one car family.) Coincidence, I guess. Better get it replaced. Still have no spare cash, so back to the big tire company I go to put another tire on the credit card.
- Oh, some guy at work said he saw something on the news about vandals slashing tires. Let's hit up Google...
- Oh hey, so apparently this is some kind of "strategy" by anarchists, or something. :sigh:

So I only found out that this is a thing a) by pure chance, and b) because after I heard about "vandalism" I decided to look further into it. THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE EVEN DOING THIS, WILL NEVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE DOING IT FOR A REASON, AND WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT THAT REASON IS. And then when they do find out, absolutely none of them are going to come to your side of the table as a result and neither is anyone else, because the only other people who know about this are people who are already into anarchist shit enough to have discovered this kind of sites already.

It's a just giant failboat from start to finish. Totally useless.

Without getting into a contemplation of the effectivness or appropriateness of the actual actions this document talks about, the document itself is, in my humble opinion, severely inadequate at explaining the actions and their logic.

This is not an isolated incident: in the fifteen years I have been studying anarchism and involved with anarchists, I've seen a slow but steady downward spiral of anarchists' written communication becoming increasingly incomprehensible -- not just to the general public but to other anarchists or people with close philosophies and sympathies.

The oppression Northwest anarchists are experiencing through the recent Grand Jury abomination and other legal attacks is horrible -- not as horrific as thousands of other events happening around the world at the same time, but horrible nonetheless. It is also very interesting because it sets a new precedent of heightened police oppression, at the same time as it gives many young anarchists of privileged backgrounds more direct, personal experience with the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex -- among other things.

So there is reason to pay careful attention to these events and there is reason to be quite upset and to act from that emotion as you see fit. I would have to have a personal relationship with the people writing this document to feel I could question whether their attacking 6 cars really came from how upset they were about particular legal situations. But I am not interested in moral or strategic questioning of their actions.

However I will point out that attacking the property of individuals who are not connected directly with the criminal justice system that you are mainly upset with is an action that does not clearly communicate anything to the general public. To the general public these actions appear as random vandalism without a written communique explaining them. This communique provided, however, fails to actually explain anything any better. Why attack luxury automobiles because the police have upset you? I myself can think of fairly succinct explanations, but this document does not provide them.

So my advice to the people who wrote this, and to young anarchists everywhere, is to EXPLAIN YOUR LOGIC RATHER THAN ASSUMING EVERYONE ALREADY UNDERSTANDS IT. Even if people don't agree with you, you'll still be taken more seriously if you act in this manner -- as I learned by spending my twenties and thirties trying to communicate sentiments similar to what you believe.

I have to imagine you're going to run into folks saying that ineligibility in the sens you mean it is part of the "technology of empire" or something along those lines. I'm still trying to figure all that out myself, personally.

Perhaps the VERY general understanding that "bad stuff happens when anarchists get fucked with" may be good enough.

sorry I meant "intelligibility"

fuck, that was good.

well, that's the thing. the communication IS NOT AIMED AT THE GENERAL PUBLIC. it's a message sent to other anarchists, anarchist news readers in particular. it's like sending an email saying you're really pissed off, except writing the email comes with the chance of a felony charge.

people are going to do what they're going to do. but it needs to be said that the idea of "yuppie" cars rests on some pretty stupid logic. lots of people who are really quite poor drive bmws and audis and other fancy cars. so, if it's a ferrari you can be sure the person is a millionaire. but if it's a bmw then you really have no fucking idea. you're basically just attacking a brand choice, not wealthy people.

Do you remember that communique from portland that said a car was attacked because cars run on fossil fuel and are built by oppressed workers? Are those better reasons than the yuppy thing?

I don't remember that communique, but it still sounds kinda stupid.

Of course it does! It's incredibly stupid!

Slashing someone's tires because they were pissed at the supposed "rich" folks, is like.. what.. tagging a building?

The fuck did you just say? Because I think you just made the synapses in my brain do a multi-dimensional backflip that somehow turned into a joy ride with the Silver Surfer due to quantum fluctuation. Cuz that shit did not compute or make sense in any possible way.

Okay wait, the document only went out here? That means that a bunch of tires got slashed randomly, as far as the world outside this place is concerned (and the cops that troll it). That does accomplish something: it accomplishes unease. But it sends no clear message in anyway related to these court cases. So is that the deal, is this a stategy to generally increase social tension? Or if it's just a way to let out steam, which increasingly seems the case, why the hell risk discovery and arrest by posting about it? Obviously they wanted to encourage other people to do similar things, right? But those similar things would just add to the unintelligibility...anyway, my complain is not so much about this situation as about the general trend I've seen, which includes people who go around in small midwestern cities wheatpasting oversize pieces of paper filled with tiny text talking about current local events that seem to assume that people have read Tiqqun and are all just waiting for the moment when they can actualize communization...maybe it's that they all were raised communicating with fucking text messaging with their incrowd friends, but the ability of anarchists to present their ideas in an articulate, simple and accessible way -- even if they are highly controversial or offensive to the general public or anyone who doesn't want to wade through specialied jargon that imitates academic-speak -- seems to have vanished almost entirely.

Yeah anyone who questions the strategic value of slashing random tires in the middle of the night must be a 'cop'. Cool analysis bro.

Tiqqun and indiscriminate tire slashing are both stupid, but I am pretty sure that tire slashing or any kind of action that happens in real life is more "legible" to the world than that wheatpasted Tiqqun shit. in other words I would rather have my tires slashed than have to read to more of this coming insurrection-style shit that no one gets except for maybe the few hundred people who hang out on this site.

Fuck the property of our enemies. Let them cry over the milk they spilled. More slashed tires! more yuppies crying themselves to sleep!

Yeah fuck the property of our enemies, but did the property of our enemies actually get fucked? This the problem with this actions as that the targets were random (or based off some subjective standard) so I have no idea whether or not my enemies property was targeted. Another question we should be asking ourselves is if this tactic of targeting random cars is actually advancing our struggle in any tangible way. I really fail to see how this is in anyway moving things forward and if anything it has actually been counter productive in the past, but if anyone has an argument or example of how this will further the struggle here in the PNW in anyway then I'm open to it.

unimpressed, but please indicate how to avoid having ones car tires slashed- always owning shitty cars that always need to be serviced? or are you only slashing luxury car tires? as far as how the anarchists are trending these days i thought we were over "consumer" politics- if its ok to eat mcdonalds while in insurrecto meetings- its ok to drive non-lemon cars no?

Only if you are driving them to insurrecto meetings.

tyres slashed? how many tyres? was it 3 or 4...this actually matters in the sense of insurance - 3 they will not cough up for, 4 they will. 3 makes it quite clear, 4 is pretty ambiguous. so which is it - the yuppies who are minor functionaries and will definitely not understand being targetted as a matter of anything but 'wealth-envy', or the insurance companies who aren't going to bat an eyelid?

No, cars run on fossil fuels and the blood of the workers and therefore fuck you if you drive one. Also veganism is still cool in Portland and WTF is an insurrecto meeting?

Dude fuck the workers. They're just part of techno-industrial spectacle and willing servants of civilizations. If driving cars kills workers then sign me up!

^go back to eugene

Last night in Eugene the throats of three workers were slashed in solidarity with wild nature everywhere. Also a workerist was punched in the stomach.

this wins todays satire award, i nearly choked laughing.

just.. just boring

Tonight I jerked off in solidarity with Kerry and Kiki. I refuse to explain how me masturbating is a meaningful contribution to revolutionary struggle, but it definitely is, OK?

the subtext to all solidarity action (and reporting of said action.)

Oh ok thanks for laying out the joke now i get that it is a joke hahahahhaha and not just a statement hahaha about masturbating hahahahahaha like it had a satirical point about other people's claims ohh haha thanks for explaining, yr smart

I like jokes!

A lot of working class people drive nice cars.

A lot of working class people aren't vegan and so their ovens should be vandalized in solidarity with anarchist prisoners.

No, throw the working class into the ovens.

-Eugene anarchist

A lot of the working class people are also mass-murderers of other animals, prison guards and COPS.

Society, maaan!

Why would you, 'in solidarity', needlessly complicate the court case of someone you may not (and, I'm assuming, do not) even know? Fuck you for dragging Sergey into this and for attacking the vehicles of strangers, you self-righteous, politically infantile, unaccountable lot of shits.

...solidarity means...don't attack!

Solidarity means attacking workers.

-Eugene anarchist

St John's Wort is very good natural medicine to treat psychosis. Try it!

Certainly this is the lamest most ridicolous thing that the insurrectionists and "nihilists" have done that i have read on this site. Not that i think that what the ones who are accused of throwing the molotov cocktails did was wise either. i hope this doesn´t bring more trouble to their case. I am not proposing joining platformist marxist-leninist parties instead of doing this. Those things are just as bad or even worse.

Certainly anarchism can do better .

I wouldn't worry too much; at least half of the actions "reported" on this site didn't actually happen in real life

Last night, in the dead of night, we took to the night and set fire to three servers in the CIA headquarters in Langley to draw attention to fake action reports once and for all! Solidarity with all model train engeniers! We will not go silently into the night!

Unless we do...

EXPECT US!

oh so NOT sorry for attacking the lives of those vehicles, collaborator!

No it was the egoists! No the anti-civs! No the lifestylists! no it was a little bit of every tendency that causes me anxiety and lurks in the dark shadows! :(

There are a thousand hacking at the branches, to the one, hacking at the roots. (I forgot who said that).

Thoreau.

1. Slash ties
2. Write communique
3. ???
4. TOTAL FREEDOM AND WORLD PEACE!

You sir, just wrote the Anarchist News Manifesto for Direct Action.

Where is the rollover text for the image?

Just wanted to weigh in-fully agree that this is a tactically foolish and pointless act of vandalism. You slashed 6 tires of people who aren't targeted in some grander scheme? Way to put yourself and whomever you may have been with at needless risk for an "action" that will wind up annoying people who, more likely than not, have no idea why some asshole slashed their tires. And here's what will happen-they will simply buy new tires, dispose of the old ones, and further pollute the earth with several sets of old tires that were otherwise fine while new ones are manufactured creating a further demand for the whole fucking toxic process. Miniscule when compared to the grand scheme of things? Yes. But not as miniscule as the level of effectiveness here. Fucking stupid. And bravo on the person that said this puts Kiki (Sergey) Turzhanskiy at needless risk too. I'd be embarrassed if I was in their position. Anyone defending this outside of the typical AN trolls needs to seriously rethink their approach to realizing a healthy and just world.

I have a friend/co-worker who had this happen to them. They are not yuppies but live in decent neighborhood. but they rent one of the floors in a house that was made into a three unit rental. They drive a new small SUV (Like Rav-4 or Honda CRV) that is on lease because they have a 3 year old daughter they want to be safe. They share one car between the two and by friend works swing shift and his wife works days. They can't afford daycare so they work that way so one stays at home with kid and no car. She almost lost her job when they saw one tire cut and showed up late for work. Sounds like she cried for hours that night because they had been saving money the past year to afford a long weekend away this summer and now had to buy two tires for about $350 (Because you can't just buy one or screws up car). They are so upset and have no idea who or why someone would do this. They said that a few people in their block has had this happen and none of them really can afford this. I feel bad for them as they are not who the folks doing this are actually trying to target but are the ones getting screwed. They live around 46th and somewhere around Lincoln.

see, so actions like this do have effect, great effect!

let's ruin some more car owners vacations!

it's all about pushing them to sucicide/murder/infanticide!

every little bit counts

Oh, I wondered what the slow leak was in our family car. I'm glad that it did not break down on the freeway in the heat today. I had a sick second grader and it was over 90 degrees on the road. You got us! I've never been called yuppie scum before until today. Before I had enough money to pay my bills, I was a foster child growing up in a string of crappy homes. After that, I was busting my ass with my husband to pay for an education and to grow a business in a lackluster economy.

We will not be able to afford 4 new tires right away so I guess you really stuck it to the man! Quite a statement! We don't even live in a good neighborhood, so I'm not sure what the point is here.. Generally I try to buy organic and local. However, this time we can only afford to buy our tires from a big multinational corporation. They told us that you send a lot of business their way!

Exactly, TK! I'm in the same boat - I'm living month to month right now, with almost no money to spare. So every time this happens I have to look for the cheapest tires, which means going to some major tire co. like Firestone and putting the charge on my credit card. When I actually have money I go to local car repair places and pay cash. So, great job anarchists: by doing this you're actually funneling money to exactly the kinds of organizations you hate. How fucking retarded is that?

Portlandia? That you?

So, "yuppie" means "young urban professional", just so you know. It doesn't just mean "person with expensive car". I, for example, have a used Mazda5, which is the only car I could afford that's big enough to carry my several kids. It's no more expensive than your average Honda Civic and I bought it because I can't get by without a car and I have very little cash. Seriously, I'm one relatively minor medical incident away from losing everything I have. And yet selfish, ignorant, fuck-up shitwads like you have slashed my tires twice in the last month. Why the fuck do you pick on average Joe people just trying to get by instead of, you know, bankers or other people that actually cause the shit we're all having to deal with? If you think this kind of shit is going to get anyone to rally to your cause then you're a fucking idiot. A fucking idiot who could easily be getting regular working people killed when their tires burst on the freeway after you've taken your little ice picks to them.

Die in a fire, shitstain.

>not thinking attacking civilians is awesome
>2013
>pick one

Its sort of predictable and humorous how an-cap identity crisis tantrums overflow onto an anarchist site when property is destroyed.

B-but personal property is different from -corporate property.

Personal property... it's just sacred you know. There's a sacred bond. It's - i don't know - fascist to attack it.

fuck the banks! fuck the police! support your local businesses!

Jeffersonian agrarian libertarian democracy for the win! voluntarism! distributism! long live the commune!

We are here because we googled "tire vandalism portland oregon" and want so desperately to communicate with the people doing this. Whether they are anarchists or not doesn't matter. I am just hoping that the egotistical bastards puncturing tires will make their way over here to read these human stories by way of search engines too. Because you know that they are doing the same thing to see what has been written up so far.

Last night at least 3 cars on my street, including my wheelchair van, had the tires slashed. I don't know if this was some anarchist expression, rather, i suspect it was some punk-ass kids getting their jollies. That said, my neighborhood consists of working class families, not the wealthy. Further, I'm a wheelchair-bound father who relies on my ramp-van to do just about everything outside of the home. Consider the people whose property you're damaging before going off on some quasi-political bullshit vandalism spree. We're a lot more alike than you'd think.

Man, that sucks! So sorry that happened. Similar situations on our street.

To the Tire Slashers:
You have now added thousands of tires to the f-in landfills. Anarchy? I disagree. This is total a-holeness. Can you choose something biodegradable to destroy instead? Like tomatoes from my yuppie garden that I planted on my knees? Or how about the tulips from my yuppie yard that I nurtured with love and water. Oh, wait, how about my money that I earn from hard work and helping others. Yeah, burn my f-in money. You suck. (And are probably happy that you got this reaction from me because you are an egotistical a-hole).
Liz

While I agree this low kind of tactics leads to nowhere while just pissing off random working class people, all it does is really to just... piss them off. So there's no reason to call for crimes against humanity. It's just plain, immature idiocy, due probably to a deep lack of perspective. No more, no less.

So to all the whiny fluffies, stfu and get some reality. There's paramilitary cops out there who'll gladly beat you down to jail. or shoot your kids to death after raiding your house.

...at least if they'd set SUVs on fire. But slashing the cars of proles? So easy and cowardly. I wonder if it isn't cops who did this so to foment hate on anarchists.

" So easy and cowardly"

More crap for landfills and more oil demand to produce more tires. Anarchists are in the business of supporting big oil and waste management.

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Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In West Philadelphia, born and raised
On the playground is where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool
And all shootin' some B-ball outside of the school

When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said, "You're movin' with your aunty and uncle in Bel Air"

I begged and pleaded with her the other day
But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket
I put my Walkman on and said, "I might as well kick it"

First class, yo this is bad
Drinkin' orange juice out of a champagne glass
Is this what the people of Bel Air are livin' like
Hmm, this might be alright

But wait, I hear they're prissy, bourgeois and all that
Is this the type of place that they should send this cool cat?
I don't think so, I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel Air

Well I, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude look like a cop standin' wavin' my name out
I ain't tryin' to get arrested yet, I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and had a dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought now forget it, yo home to Bel Air

I pulled up to a house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabby, "Yo holmes, smell you later"
Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there
To settle my throne as the prince of Bel Air

I think it's so funny how these pathetic portalnd assholes behave. They have no clue, really no clue. I would bet most of them were white too, but I guess that's just race prejudice. Let me ask a simple question. In the 13 year lifespan of a Mazda 626, about how many coolant leaks is it likely to develop, on average? In other words, what I'm saying is, if it's an Anarchist that slashed your tires, go to an Anarchist meeting, shut the fuck up and try to learn something. If it's a goddamn gremlin, well, there just ain't shit you can do about that.

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You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy

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Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching, but
You're too shy to say it
Inside, we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give, never gonna give
Never gonna give, never gonna give

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching, but
You're too shy to say it
Inside, we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

As someone from the working class, if this is the act of anarchists or bicyclists or anarchists (which I doubt), shame on you. I've met some of the wanna be anarchists around here, and a lot of them have mommy and daddy's money to burn through while they go play at being homeless, while the rest of us work our way through college, protest responsibly and know how to check our privilege. People like you who just randomly piss on someone who drives a newer model car or SUV delegitimize the movement and draw undue attention to well-meaning activists. If an anarchist group is responsible, although, again I'm sure you're not because you aren't even organized enough to plan lunch without publishing some pretentious manifesto, thanks a lot for bringing even more Feds into sit ins with grannies that are actually from here and care about the community. Go back your mother's basement in the Midwest stop ripping apart our very fragile labor movement. Thanks for all the verbal abuse and accusations I received for working for a place that stands to profit from this, and thank you ever so much for not really reading about the labor movement and being nihilistic little pukes that tear our community down. But, we all know that it wasn't the black bloc, because something childish like this would have been thrown up and called a "manifesto". Maybe you can fight back by removing the smear on YOUR community by finding out who is REALLY responsible and catching them, since most of you have no jobs.

So, bicyclists, anarchists....the onus is on you. Most of the vandalism is occurring in the inner NE/SE quadrant, on bike paths, and YOU are being blamed by my former bosses. We all know it's not you, so patrol your neighborhood and your bike paths and survey what's going on, because your names are being dragged through the mud. Follow these people, profile them ,and bust whoever is PAYING them to do the damage, because as an insider *hint*, I know it's not an eco-terrorist/anarchist or bicyclist group, and this is being used as pretext to launch an investigation and merit more funding for Feds.

The kind people of NE will file a police report. The hard working blue collar people of SE will find them.
Don't mess with the money people sweat for...

This recent spree targeting motorcycles will not end well.

I'll stomp on any o' da nihilist brown-shoits who spike da tyres, I frigginwell mean it, I'll hunt ya down along side wit EMILE9000!

I could say "nigga" right here to your face, irrespective of who you are (is), right to your face, I believe you are a perpetrating hatin' ass nigga, no lie, but if you trppin' over a word, I guarantee you one nigga bat for me. At least one. I live for the culture, bro, the shit underneath is called business. Regardless of who you are (is) I doubt you livin' for any culture except some bullshit on my shit. I know it aint no gun, straight money, dont lie, beep boop asshole.

What a bunch of losers. You are gonna be SO grounded when your mommy finds out how you've been spending your time.

You realize that not just yuppies live in ne portland? And that some tires slashed belonged to the working class like me and my neighbors who live paycheck to paycheck. Get over your stupid anger and known punk and the anarchy movement is dead. I grew up with that attitude and it did no good for me or my friends. You know what has done me good, realizing that if I am not helping I am part of the problem and destruction is never a solution. Do your research!

You don't care because they don't care. They flash their wealth so u slash their tires. You make them 0 steps closer to understanding the problem and u come 0 steps closer to solving a problem. And it goes and so it shall. But let's just keep calling each other idiots.

My work van's tires were slashed. It's just a white cargo van-- so bourgeois, right? $400 straight out of my measly savings to Les Schwab and I missed a few calls to get them replaced, so it cost me even more. Yeah, I'm very enlightened now.

Between the bratty anarchists and the Tea Party, I'm pretty convinced that everyone with a "cause" these days is just trying to cover up their incredible lack of intelligence.

Hello, normally I try to see all sides on issues or talk about things in a diplomatic way so that at least a conversation or debate can be civil. But you know what? FUCK you for slashing cars--it's people like you that give anarchy a bad name. You suck, you're a fucking idiot, and I seriously hope you get the tires on your bicycle slashed. You ruin it for everyone. I hope some day that you are able to see that you are the reason capitalism persists.

You PERSONALLY are a part of why this country sucks to be in, and why anarchy will never actually flourish. Sucks to be you.

Why do all the clerks and navvies in the railway trains look so sad and tired, so very sad and tired? I will tell you. It is because they know that the train is going right. It is because they know that whatever place they have taken a ticket for that place they will reach. It is because after they have passed Sloan Square they know that the next station must be Victoria, and nothing but Victoria. Oh, their wild rapture! oh, their eyes like stars and their souls again in Eden, if the next station were unaccountably Baker Street!

Tonight I watch lesbian porn in support of Kiki (Sergey) Turzhanskiy. I also texted on my Android phone, tipped a stripper, ate a cheeseburger, clipped coupons, and watched more porn.

All in support of Kiki (Sergey) Turzhanskiy.

None of those had nothing to do with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a cop car. Get the point of why slashing tires is asinine?

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