On January 20, when downtown Washington, DC was crowded with massive protests against Trump’s inauguration, police cordoned off an entire city block and mass arrested over two hundred people, slapping the same charge of felony riot indiscriminately on every one of them.
From C4SS by William Gillis
The latest entry in panics over social justice comes from my hometown, where some folks have created a list shaming restaurants and foodcarts that were owned by white people but sold “non-European international cuisine.” One of the more annoying restaurants on that list has now closed as a result of hate mail. While the existence of this list (and derivative lists) has generated the sort of furious apoplexia you’d expect in the culture wars, it raises some complex subjects.
From and by IGD
It’s going to be a hot summer.
Not only in the sense that it will be one of the hottest on record, but it will also be the first summer under the new Trump regime. The first under Sheriff Clarke’s Department of Homeland Security, the first under Jeff Session’s calls for a revamped drug war, mass incarceration, mass roundups, and deportations, as well as the ongoing economic, health, environmental, and social crisis.
From Huffington Post
Left of the Left? Think cruising down an ideological highway, speed past an exit marked Bernie Sanders; press pedal to the metal and you’ll soon find yourself sitting by a billboard proclaiming “Anarchism.”
June 11th, International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners, is less than a month away. Montreal will be participating by having a board-game night featuring an Earth Liberation Front edition of Clue! (June 11, La Deferle, 7 pm – check here for more info soon)
Forest Friends: Get (A) Clue! is a game where players try to figure out the three main facts of an attack against Industrial Civilization: the attacker (animal), the location of the attack, and the weapon used in the attack. We do this so that the animal can be celebrated by all of their fellow forest friends (because there are no forest cops who want to imprison these comrades for their brave actions in this imaginary world).
We believe that the greatest barriers to participating in direct actions are social ones: finding comrades to build affinity groups takes time, patience, and trust (see How to Form an Affinity Group: The Essential Building Block of Anarchist Organization). This recipe assumes that you already have people who you can get mischievous with.
Before we had ever done a night-time direct action, we felt hesitant to begin. We had no one to teach us the basics, and feared making stupid, easily preventable mistakes. For that reason, we want to share several logistical tips that we feel may be helpful in carrying out these actions.
ITS, ISIS claim responsibility for Manchester Arena bombing. No more Ringling Bros.
Horkheimer on the circus and domestication. Ross Ice Shelf at risk, flooding threatens
Global Seed Vault in Arctic. Anti-fa at It's Going Down: pro-union, leftist, inflating the
'global rise of fascism.' Tokyo 2020 Olympics - 'greenest games of all' - stadium built
of wood from rainforest indigenous Penan, destroying their life-way. VICE UK sees pos-
sible anti-tech counterculture emerging as online losing its luster. Action news, one call.