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At Anarchist Book Fair, history, literature and low-key activism

  • Posted on: 28 August 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Seattle Times

The typical media stereotype of a Seattle anarchist is a young person wearing black, smashing windows at a May Day march and screaming at nearby journalists and police officers.

But the Anarchist Book Fair at Washington Hall last Saturday felt more like being among hundreds of Quakers, most of whom just happened to be wearing black.

But What The Fuck Is May Day?

  • Posted on: 17 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

https://thetransmetropolitanreview.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/but-what-the...

In the 1880s, U.S. anarchists, socialists, and unions sidestepped the stale reform-versus-revolution debate by fighting for the eight-hour workday. Their agitation and actions targeted both employers and the state. They declared on May 1st, 1886, the eight-hour day would be enacted, or they would shut down the country with a general strike. And on the day of, half a million people went out on strike.

Seattle May Day is Going to be Stellar

  • Posted on: 13 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From: Puget Sound Anarchists

For one reason or another folks have decided to start this years Seattle May Day Anticapitalist March in Westlake Park. Tactical concerns aside this May Day could make for a pretty wonderful time. The last several May Days have crafted a tradition of "riotous play" that continues to bring lived revolt against capitalism and the state to the streets of Seattle. If your reading this an wondering why capitalism and the state are undesirable suffice to say that all forms or rulership are undesirable. Capitalism is the rule of capital and the state is a entity who rules. Capitalism—along with its predecessors like mercantilism, different organized religions, feudalism, and so on—has worked in tandem with nation-states and empires to create this hellworld we now occupy. Poverty, in its totality, is not an accident. State violence, in its totality, is not an accident. These are the results of the current ruling order whose main pillars are white supremacy, heteronormativity, cisnormativity, capitalism, and statecraft.

Seattle Anarchist Periodical Storming Heaven Issue #6, Available Now

  • Posted on: 30 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Included in this issue are the numerous report-backs from anti-police demonstrations and actions in the Pacific Northwest from over the last year, ending with a report-back from the anti-fascist demonstration in Olympia on May 30th of this year.

From the editorial:

Anti-Fascist Roundup for the Puget Sound

  • Posted on: 25 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Earlier this spring on May 21st, two young black men were inside the Safeway on Cooper Point Road in West Olympia. One of them decided there was no point in paying for a twenty-four pack of beer, so they attempted to just walk out the front door with it. But as is so often the case, a Safeway employee who makes less than 15 dollars an hour felt it necessary to prevent this horrible crime. When she attempted to stop the young man, he threw the beer at her and ran away with his friend. As it turned out, these two men were brothers, Andre and Bryson Chaplin.

Capitalism: The Odds Are Never In Our Favor

  • Posted on: 22 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From https://thetransmetropolitanreview.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/capitalism-t...

On November 2nd, 2015, the mayor of Seattle declared a state of emergency. What this means is unclear. Ed Murray publicly announced that the current level of homelessness constituted a citywide emergency. In their official proclamation, the City of Seattle stated quite simply that “individuals living within the City of Seattle should have access to basic shelter.” The bureaucrats at City Hall then went on to state that “members of our community should not be forced, by a myriad of circumstances…to live and sleep outdoors or on the street.” These simple statements are in fact just a means for the City of Seattle to absolve itself for creating this homeless emergency in the first place.
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Anti-Police Graffiti Seen Week After Anniversary of Mike Brown's Murder

  • Posted on: 6 September 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Puget Sound Anarchists

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.

Seattle Anarchist Book Fair Workshop Schedule

  • Posted on: 17 August 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

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

Announcing the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair, August 22nd

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Dear friends,

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.

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