Support Maddy! Rally @ the Seattle Federal Courthouse Nov. 7th

  • Posted on: 29 October 2012
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="">Puget Sound Anarchists</a>

Maddy Pfeiffer was served a subpoena in Olympia, WA last week. They will be resisting the grand jury and will not be testifying. Please come out and support them on Wednesday November 7th at 830AM! Their hearing is at 9AM. Please be there BEFORE 9AM so you can be there to support them BEFORE they go into the courthouse.

REMEMBER: It is likely they'll be taken into "custody" after their hearing.

Please bring anything you can to contribute: food, coffee, umbrellas, BANNERS, FLIERS, SIGNS, megaphones, etc.

SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THOSE WHO RESIST THE GRAND JURY.</td><td><img title="cold diss. Go Maddy!" src=""></td></tr>...
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Maddy's Statement regarding their subpeona and imminent imprisonment is as follows:

"On October 25th, the day before my 23rd birthday, two FBI agents wearing ill-fitting khakis and too much gel in their hair, served me a subpoena for 9am on November 7th. I knew my fate right away: 18 months in SeaTac Federal Detention Center. Matt, Kteeo and Leah have all been imprisoned for their refusal and I will be the next. Despite the urgings of lawyers, agents and judges, I only have one option: non-cooperation. Any other option is unthinkable.
I am being asked to testify before a Grand Jury on November 7th and will likely be detained on that date for refusing to cooperate. The vultures of the state will try to imprison my comrades and I until we give in. We will never give in.

From so many different perspectives, for so many reasons, snitching is never an option. I will never betray the people I care about, the ideas which I hold dear, or the commitments I have made. I will never give any information about crimes, should I have any knowledge of them nor will I give information about my personal relationships. I will never cooperate with this or any attempt to stop struggle. I will never cooperate with the systems of control which I loathe. If the federal government chooses to imprison me for my refusal then so be it. I expect no less from them.

The official reason the state gives for imprisoning those who refuse to cooperate is to coerce testimony. If they know anything about me or my friends they know that this will never work. Some have said that this Grand Jury is about trying to repress people’s political opinions and free speech and no doubt this is true. My subpoena states that I am being asked to testify about events that took place on May 1st. The state is trying to use broken windows as a reason to ruin peoples lives. This is absurd and I will oppose it to the fullest. This life ruining system which they call “justice” is organized to defend property and capitalism. This system is against everything I believe in.

My imminent imprisonment is an attempt to disrupt struggle against domination in all its forms. What the vultures cannot understand is that attempts to repress this struggle will only embolden it, whether we are inside the walls of the Federal Detention Center or in the streets. The growing list of solidarity actions, from St. Louis to France, demonstrates an inspiring continuity in this regard.

In silence, we roar!
Matthew “Maddy” Pfeiffer


<3 from the bay
keep the flames in your heart burning

thoughts to maddy.

a bit awkward but uh any word on leah? it's been quite a number of days now. statements keep referencing them as being in jail despite support site statement they were unexpectedly released.

CAPR is suspending their support for Leah because she won't talk about what happened in the grand jury room on October 17th, the day she was released.

Word has it (from internet postings) Leah answered at least SOME questions posed by the Grand Jury. In one, she referenced a 'neo-Nazi' she claimed was 'outed' while trying to 'infiltrate' (A)narchists. Who might that be?

As a citizen investigatory photojournalist met with considerable hostility (having the audio, it's not necessary to rely on memory!) who attended the 9-3-12 Olympia Traditions Cafe evening meeting that included presentations and a statement from Leah along with some of her supporters, the irony is fascinating. The Traditions meeting was well advertised in advance as a PUBLIC one which would be filmed. Apparently some radicals experienced seller's remorse and felt that wasn't sufficiently selective. There were thinly veiled threats posted prior to the meeting in an effort to intimidate the photojournalist (duly saved) along with ugly allegations/recriminations during the meeting despite caveats by Mike Coday against 'disrupting' this public venue.

Thus, I'm wondering if Leah's comments to the Grand Jury were referencing the journalist wearing a 'PRESS' badge (& also covered the 9-13-12 Seattle federal courthouse demonstration while encountering the same brand of intimidation including a confrontation from Mr. Pfeiffer himself!) during the meeting who had announced in advance he WOULD be documenting/recording and reporting on what transpired. Now Leah herself has been snitch-jacketed. It's beginning to sound like some (A)narchists have created their own version of Frankenstein's monster. That, or they've developed a taste for eating their own children, then picking their teeth while shedding crocadile tears and ruminating about the meal.
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No, a known neo nazi infiltrated leftist circles in Portland as well as was working at a Jewish daycare. Google asshole, its called Google.

That being said outsiders shouldn't get all pissed about what brainless 20 year olds say. Get another job if you can't deal...

Stay strong. Nobody talks! That goes for us not facing a grand jury or a cell wall also. No snitchjacketing, no loose talk about our comrades in trouble, no loose talk about our communities. Lets build barricades so fucking strong the bastards are left with nothing but a broken fasces in their blood soaked hands. Nobody talks

PS: Solidarity and love from the bay

The three metamorphoses of the spirit will I now describe: how the spirit becomes a camel, the camel then a lion, and the lion at last a child. There are many heavy burdens for the spirit, the strong burden-bearing spirit in whom there dwells respect and awe: its strength longs for the greatest burden, for the heaviest load. What is heavy? So asks the burden-bearing spirit; then it kneels down like the camel and wishes to be well laden. What is the heaviest burden, you heroes? So asks the burden-bearing spirit, so that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength. Is it not this: to humiliate oneself in order to wound your pride? To let your folly ring out, in order to mock your wisdom? Or is it this: to desert the cause as it celebrates its victory? To climb high mountains simply to tempt the tempter? Or is it this: To feed on the acorns and grass of knowledge and for the sake of truth to suffer hunger of soul? Or is it this: To be sick and to send away comforters and make friends with the deaf who will never hear your requests? Or is it this: To wade into foul water when it is the water of truth, and not to disdain cold frogs and hot toads? Or is it this: To love those who despise us and to offer our hand to the ghost that seeks to frighten us? The load-bearing spirit takes all these most weighty burdens upon itself: like the camel which hurries well-laden in the desert so hastens the spirit into its desert. But in the most lonely desert the second metamorphosis occurs: here the spirit becomes lion; it will seize freedom and be lord of its own desert. Here does it seek its ultimate Lord: hostile will it be to him and to its ultimate God; it will fight for victory over the great dragon. What is the great dragon which the spirit will no longer call lord and God? "Thou shalt" is the great dragon called. But the spirit of the lion says "I will!" "Thou shalt" lies across its path, gleaming with gold— a beast covered in scales; and on every scale there glitters a golden "Thou shalt!" The values of many thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus says the mightiest of all dragons: "The values of all things— they glitter on me. All values have already been created, and the values of all that is— that am I. Truly, there shall be no more 'I will! '”. Thus speaks the dragon. My brothers, why does the spirit have need of the lion? Why does the beast of burden, renouncing and reverential, not suffice? To create new values— not even the lion can accomplish that: but to create the freedom for itself for new creation— that is within the power of the lion. To create freedom for oneself and a sacred No even to duty: for that, my brothers, there is need of the lion. To assume the right for new values— that is the most formidable assumption for a load-bearing and reverential spirit. Indeed, it is preying and the work of a beast of prey. Once it loved "Thou shalt" as the thing most sacred: now it must find delusion and caprice even in the most sacred, so that it may seize its freedom from its love: for this predatory act the lion is needed. But tell me, my brothers, what can the child yet do which even the lion could not do? Why must the predatory lion yet become a child? A child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a wheel that propels itself, a first movement, a sacred Yes.

"Making friends with the deaf who will never hear your requests..." DOES, indeed, sound very much like trying to mentor/advise naive hotheaded impulsive (A)narchist youth! It's sad to watch our fledglings fall into a tar pit during the initial flights testing the strength of their wings.

Advice: It's a fool's errand to gouge the bears eye when your stick isn't longer than the bear's arm. i.e. Your puny sticks aren't long enough.

Advice2: (from THE PRINCE)--If you strike a king, you must kill him! i.e. Wait until your arm is strong enough, and your sword sharp enough to do so, else you will suffer the torture for which such kings are famous before your own literal/virtual death. e.g. Leah, today, is politically 'dead'. The best mousers are the silent ones...the ones who wait patiently for the right moment.

Someone talked!

Kudos to anyone who by any means or option refuses to snitch. May unending vengeance be visited upon anyone who puts anyone in jail for this or attempts to do so!

There is only one thing you don't have the right to do, that is to comply with the grand jury's demands. All other options, every tool in the toolbox, can be on the table in deciding how to fight back.


The Pittsburgh Organizing Group is back?

one point in favor of those old pburgh groups like pog and gpac. they always kicked out snitches.

Not only that, a Pittsubrgh based snitch (Chris Boitte) got his ass kicked twice, as reported here. First his appearance at a punk show ended in a riot, with him having to run for it while his buddies got their asses whipped to protect him, then he got jumped and pepper-maced in the street.

Hell, some snitches get the ultimate nightmare: going to jail as a known snitch. Jake Fergerson, King Snitch sent a dozen people to jail and killed one (Avalon) with his flapping gums. He snitched because the pigs threatened to get him for being a junkie instead. Now he's in jail anyway for dealing smack, either in PC isolation or surrounded by people who absolutely HATE snitches. There was yet another case where someone in ALF took a deal to snitch, only to have prosecutors go back on it and send him to prison for five years-as a known snitch.

A strong argument for not getting involved/chummy with violently radical (A)narchists in the 1st place, I would think. Frankly, most Americans don't want these kinds of 'friends'...friends who expect crucifixions. Doing your own time for a crime you 'signed on for' is a valid argument. Carte Blanche is not. True friends don't put their associates in the 'middle'. If you like somebody, you don't set them up as a target for torture so the 'man' can find out what they know/think.

We stand with you as at this time you are in the front line. We remember the third reich and this isthe fourth reich.

You are not alone. We will keep the flameburning.

Identifying Grand Jurors

Having met Mr. Pfeiffer (briefly, as a photojournalist during the 9-13-12 Seattle federal courthouse demonstration opposing Grand Jury abuse), it isn't his style/personality that invites support, but his resisting the abuse of those bodies for political fishing trips. That must change immediately. The public owes Mr. Pfeiffer and the other resisters a debt for bringing this abuse to its attention.

Perhaps identifying Grand Jurors is possible? It can't be a jury of our 'peers' if their identities/place in the community aren't known.

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"On October 25th, the day before my 23rd birthday, two FBI agents wearing ill-fitting khakis and too much gel in their hair, served me a subpoena for 9am on November 7th. I knew my fate right away"

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