Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:23
On January 1, an anti-gentrification rally took to the streets of the Mission District to protest gentrification. The rally chanted anti-capitalist slogans and carried banners praising the Zapatistas. Much of the demonstration was aimed against increased police presence, as well as rising evictions, which many see as resulting from tech industry employees who are increasingly taking over traditionally poorer neighborhoods populated by people of color.
One of the most interesting strategy of the anti-gentrification movement in San Francisco has been the blockading of Google’s private busses from taking employees out to their jobs in suburban campuses.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 01:00
Just so it doesn't pass unmarked and unnoticed, the evening of January 1st, 2014 was an incredible, concentrated burst of rebellion. Let's not forget that January 1st, 2009 is the day of Oscar Grant's death. This Wednesday, people honored his memory at the site of his murder at the Fruitevale BART station in Oakland.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:23
From New York Year Zero
To be present together, in this miserable city, to gather, out in the cold, to demonstrate, outside of this horrific building, against this attempt, to correct all those who reject the laws of the metropole; to be a nuisance, to cause a scene, to disrupt, or prevent, or block this non-life which flows all around us.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:20
While Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio wooed Manhattan liberals with his Duarte Square “Transition Tent”, the city’s dispossessed know that progress will never appear as an option on a public ballot. As fantastic as the end of Stop-and-Frisk, universal Pre-K, the decriminalization of marijuana, or whatever else the former pro-Sandinista had in mind, these are likely to become ephemeral talking points from yet another forgotten election cycle–promises he likely couldn’t keep even if he wanted to. And no amount of open source discursive new media, the latest technological advance in democratic illusion, will make us forget that tax-free Duarte Square owner Trinity Church approved the arrest and prosecution of over 50 occupiers in December 2011, and sent comrade Mark Adams to Rikers Island for more than a month. Before its flashy Transition Tent, Duarte Square was just another vacant, unused property in this city, fiercely protected from receiving new life by the New York Police Department.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 08:30
Coca-Cola is removing 500 ml bottles of its soft drinks from stores in Athens and Thessaloniki after the FAI/IRF urban guerrilla group threatened to tamper with some of its beverages by injecting hydrochloric acid into them.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:26
The NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Brian Jacob Church, Jared Chase—are scheduled to go to trial on all 11 of their conspiracy, terrorism, and arson charges on January 6th. Jury selection will begin on the 6th, with the opening statements in the trial expected to begin on the 13th and the trial itself expected to last up to 3 weeks. There are 3 things you can do right now for the NATO 3 to support them during trial:
1. Donate to their legal fund.
2. Organize a solidarity event in your city.
3. Send them cards and letters.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 15:18
From Prison Books
Hello Friends and Comrades,
1) Here is the political prisoner birthday poster for January. This one marks the beginning of our fifth year publishing this poster every month! As always, please post this poster publicly and/or use it to start a card writing night of your own.
Some News And Updates:
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:52
A few hours ago, comrade Gustavo, missing since December 29th, communicated with his close ones. He briefly explained that he was detained by federal agents and submitted to harsh interrogations. Gustavo commented that he was beaten up, and after some hours he was deported to the United States, because they were unable to charge him with anything.
Submitted by worker on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:42
From Truth Out - By Paul Buhle
This reviewer found Mark Bray's "Translating Anarchy: the Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street" the most compelling of OWS "insider" stories and an illustration of anarchism as yeast to progressive movements.
Translating Anarchy: the Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. By Mark Bray. Winchester, UK/Washington DC: Zero Press, 271pp, $26.95.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:54
It would be a major digression to explain how the "International" mislabeling came about. We're not really certain even we know, and that is not actually the heart of the matter I wish to address. Thanks to recent scholarship and a spate of really good books about the One Big Union, perhaps resulting from the IWW's centenary in 2005, people are finally getting the actual "I-dentity" of our first initial right (finally). Of course, this carries with it a new set of I-dentity problems.