In the days following the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death at the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, there were multiple sightings of anti-police graffiti throughout the Central District.
Below are the workshops and presentations for this year's Anarchist Book Fair in Seattle on Saturday, August 22nd. The book fair is being held at the Vera Project, located on the corner of Warren Ave N. & Republican St. right next to the Seattle Center. Worth mentioning is the separately organized Rojava Solidarity March starting at 6:00PM at the Space Needle. Event details on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/865616033532062/?_fb_noscript=1
We are delighted to announce that planning for the 2015 Seattle
Anarchist Book Fair is well underway. The seventh annual book fair will
be held on Saturday, August 22nd, and will once again be hosted by the
Vera Project. We are currently accepting requests for table space as
well as proposals for talks.
To watch this video go to http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/05/09/may-day-gray-day/
In this sedition, a round up of global May Day riots, plus a re-cap of the Baltimore insurrection propelled by the police murder of Freddie Gray. To top it off, a double cheeseburger with bacon exclusive interview with HIlda Legadeño, mother of one of the missing Normalista students.
On the music break newcomer MC, Comrade kicks some timely rhymes in the wake of the Baltimore riots.
Early in the morning on April 28th flames engulfed a truck in a construction site across the street from the King County Juvenile Detention Center on 12th Ave. The constuction site is a new development being built by Spectrum Development Solutions, who are responsible for gentrifying 12th avenue and are involved in building the new youth jail. The trucks tire's were slashed, it's fuel lines were cut and then it was completely destroyed by fire. ;)
This text was written for an anti-police brutality, Ferguson solidarity Chanukah ritual/action that was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace and others in Seattle on 12/16, the first night of Chanukah.
“You will smash the roof of the villain’s house,
Raze it from foundation to top. Selah.
You will crack the villain’s skull with Your bludgeon:
Blown away shall be his warriors,
Whose delight is to crush me suddenly,
To devour a poor man in ambush.”
Spread the Miracle, Abolish the Police!
Rather than engage in a war of attrition with the RCP, some anarchists decided to call for a distinct demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson rebels for Saturday night November 29. The callout was titled "Ferguson's burning. What's Seattle gonna do?". The intention was to create a space where people could act their rage however they saw fit, instead of trying to manage and control popular anger for a narrow political platform.
In honor of Mike Brown, and in response to the grand jury decision not to
prosecute Darren Wilson, protests and disturbances occurred across the
country on Black Friday. Protesters invaded malls and shopping centers, shut
down public transit, halted commerce, and demanded vengeance for Mike Brown
and all victims of police shootings.
In Seattle, several events were called for, but all blended together in a 5
hour long roaming march and disruption of Capitol Hill and downtown. Energy
was high, as was antagonism against the police and business as usual. What
follows is a partial account—the authors were not present for the entire
event, and could not have seen everything in any case. This is from our
perspective, but more perspectives, and more reportbacks, are always