From It's Going Down
A curated mixtape of antagonistic tracks produced in the tumultuous year since Michael Brown’s murder on August 9th, 2014. Dedicated in memoriam to Mike Mike, Sandra Bland, and all the others who have been taken from us by the State and White Supremacy, whether by the gun, noose, chokehold, or cage.
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Past truggles in April 2015: http://dialectical-delinquents.com/news-of-opposition-5/april-2015/
Ongoing struggles in May 2015: http://dialectical-delinquents.com/news-of-opposition-5/may-2015/
There is something very important happening not only in Baltimore, but across black America. As of now there have been no reported deaths at the hands of protesters in a city where 250 people are killed a year, nearly all of those homicide victims being black. In spite of the fires and the looting, the young people of Baltimore are still showing a greater restraint in their conflicts with police and store-owners than they have shown in their conflicts amongst each other. I say this because for years it has been my family too that has done some of the killing and much of the dying.
On Tuesday night survey stakes were pulled up at a proposed townhouse development off N. Williams Ave in North Portland. This is an small act of solidarity with the uprising in Baltimore carried out in an effort to highlight the relationship between gentrification and the perpetuation of white supremacy, police repression, and displacement. The dispossessed of Baltimore are not alone in their desire to strike out against a society that is intolerable.
From Anarcho-Geek Review - by MARGARET KILLJOY
Only two hours left before the purge. We’d better get inside. At the cafe, ominous music was playing, and as twilight set in outside, the crowd diminished and a nervous energy grew in those of us left. Or maybe that was just me.
0:00: Prime number eroticization and Rydra’s patriarchy 0:47: Rydra and the Free Walruses 02:58: Tales of FRR tabling at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair 10:22: Bellamy and Rydra report on BASTARD (note: Bellamy mistakenly calls Cincinnatus Greek, rather than Roman) 28:59: Music: Deltron 3030, “3030”, from the album Deltron 3030 36:29: FRR offers you commodities by donation or maybe even for free! 37:28: Riots in Baltimore – are you jaded or excited?
With schools closed in Baltimore on Tuesday, as a result of yesterday's riots, worker-owned Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse has stepped in to help. “We’re opening the space up as a safe place for students, and giving them a free lunch,” said book buyer Cullen Nawalkowsky. She added that she regards the city’s decision to close schools as “ill-advised” since, in part, many impoverished kids rely on free school lunches.