report back from a GJ resister solidarity action in Olympia

<table><tr><td>After a benefit show for the Grand Jury resistors a mob of about fifty people took to the streets.
Fire crackers were lit, a mobile sound system was used to play music and amplify voices, news paper boxes were strewn about the street, and a many described the event as weird.

The time is now,
the person is you,
and by any means necessary.

-a hateful and loving entity </td><td><img title="i've got to start the leveling out my anger side for side i've got to start with one reach at a time and i'll roll on through the remnants of what i've come to know" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/rainbowunicorncatgun.jpg"><...

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Fuck yeah with all these solidarity actions!!!!! You make me happy in my soul!!!!

Newspaper boxes thrown in the streets? Hmmm... check. This qualifies.

But seriously, bringing a sound system is always a good idea, as sound is a major part of social order's spectrum.

Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street. There will be barricades and those barricades will be made of many things, first and foremost all the things in the immediate area on the side of the street, which very often are newspaper boxes. I greatly resent this running joke online that dismisses the acts of comrades, especially in solidarity with those in prison, based on the supposed irony of newspaper boxes being involved in the story.

You know what other objects is involved in stories about anarchist actions? Rocks, bottles, broken glass, slashed tires, molotov, burning cars, burning buildings, injured police, paint bombs. Maybe you should tag one of these other object as ironic too a snicker like schoolgirls about it.

"Hehehe. Rocks? Check. Heheheehe"

Yeah, real funny, except comrades are in jail. Get off the fucking internet.

Yeah, real funny. Except, shut up.

yeah, no but seriously. some of us who have witnessed these 'insurrectionary barricade-buildings' may have found some of them rather comical. it's not like cops don't know they can easily go around it or push it out of the way with their car. also there has been a really consistent tendency of i@ type communiques like this to mention things like that in order to hype tmhemselves up "we are totally doing being the coming communism u guys!!" (i'm also reminded of prole stroll and prole stroll part deux...)

You sure do assume a lot of things. I can't tell if you're a troll or just completely missing the point. If you are a troll, nice job. If your not...lolololololololol

Pretty sure no one was insisting that this was a huge game changing thing...it was basically a small street party. Drunks from the bars joined. And people in cars got irritated. To me it seems like a normal march and if your against marches or simple kind of off kilter report-backs from marches I really don't know what to say. It is pretty comical though. Though I doubt they were trying to "Hype" themselves. If anything this would be an embarrassing to a i@ type who took themselves super seriously.

Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.
Any insurrection will involve a lot of newspaper boxes in the street.

"Rocks, bottles, broken glass, slashed tires, molotov, burning cars, burning buildings, injured police, paint bombs" - srsly? Rocks, bottles, broken glass and paint bombs are one thing, but molotovs and burning buildings are another level. Are things like that actually going off anywhere, or are you just a bit overexcited? (Not being sarcastic, I don't live on the West Coast or any other insurrecto hotspot so IDK about how intense things are.)

the west coast is sort of like a tame version of western europe where now it's normalized for a couple windows to get busted in a protest. the only thing intense is how overly seriously people seem to take it.

neeeeeeeeeewwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwsssssssss
pappppppppppperrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr boxxxxxessss

innnnn thhheeeee STREEEEEEEEEEEEEEETS

(A)

Sounds like the only thing this needed was some spiked mother fucking bats!

How much of your life are you going to spend stalking me, exactly? Get help.

daniel?

mr. fields?

OUR TIME... OUR TIME IS NOW!!

Ohhhhhhhh yeah Olympia. Pit rolling its way to the rev.

I'm not here to hate, any solidarity action is good, BUT how do you not understand that Anews meme of newspaper boxes? Do you really think a newspaper box is an efficient barricade lol? If really needed, a newspaper box could be ran the fuck over man. That's why it's funny.

juggalos running around in circles with their hands on fire. here comes the monty python foot on the newspaper boxes...SPLAT. yeah, funny. it's all very funny.

the author of this "noble and necessary action" will be remembered as a Pet Rock. THAT's why it's funny.

newssssssssssssssssssss mother fucking paper boxesssssssss
word up

A newspaper box in the street is better than nothing being in the street, if nothing else to temporarily block traffic. No one is claiming that one or two boxes in the street is an efficient barricade or that it would stand up to a tank or something. What's being said is that an efficient barricade would be a bunch of shit, preferably on fire, and among those things would be newspaper boxes because they're everywhere.

The common practice of a few boxes here and there being dragged into the street, I don't think anyone is claiming this is super effective and stopping much, but if you're not going to do more, you might as well do that. Sometimes people that need to be shot just get punched, but at least they get punched and in a real shooting you might have to punch them a few times and subdue them before you shoot them. It's better for someone who deserve to die to get punched than for their day to go on as usual. And it's better for a newspaper box to be in the street then for nothing to happen at all. And yes, America is certainly a place where we should constantly be grateful that literally anything is happening at all and not just shit on everything without advancing the struggle ourselves.

pretty sure the newspaper boxes were put into the street for the lulz

hey. everybody. hey.

don't look now but pretty sure this communique DELIGHTS in bit about newspaper boxes

jkjk things can't be funny and serious at the same time i kid

*the bit

There is news paper boxes in Canada.

Correct. There is no room for jokes in our glorious revolution.

Humor is the doorway to authoritarianism. We true anarchists have constructed barricades before that doorway from whatever materials were at hand.

Irony is the window to authoritarianism. There is no irony in this post.

Parody is the trapdoor in the floor to authoritarianism. This post is not a parody.

Sarcasm is the chimney that leads into the fireplace of authoritarianism. There is no sarcasm in this post.

If all we do is dance, it's not my revolution.

Yes.

jkjk things can't be funny and serious at the same time i kid

Did anyone consider what's contained in these boxes? Mainstream Media. How is trashing MSM NOT on equal symbolic footage with banks and police cars, also commonly lining the streets?

Just wonder how much more damage will be done to those locked up by antics that really are NOT revolutionary. Doesn't take a brain or any discipline at all to throw newpaper boxes around. Bet that will really get people free.

So taking back the streets is not revolutionary. Go figure.

lol at an ANews comment talking about actions not being revolutionary.
I bet posting critiques based on a not super serious informal and most for the lulz communique is way more revolutionary then taking to the streets.

STOP THE REPRESSION AGAINST PEACE ACTIVISTS AND SOCIALISTS!

lolwat

and by any means necessary.

very malcolm x (shabazz)

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