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Fuck the Cops & the Feds! Olympia Solidarity With PDX

submitted anonymously –

A call was put out for a demo here in Olympia in solidarity with Portland against the deployment of the federal agents. I showed up to the Heritage Park Fountain a little late but when I got there I was greeted by a crowd size I haven’t seen since the beginning of the uprising. There was probably around 150 people, 75-100 of them in bloc and geared up with helmets, shields, umbrellas, and a few gas masks.

2020 Uprising Ongoing

cops don't cum

From AMW

On Saturday, July 25th, 2020, revolutionaries gathered in cities across the country in response to the deployment of unmarked vans filled with ICE and other fascist personnel to Portland, OR, snatching comrades off of the streets in recent weeks; as well as plans to send these thugs to other cities in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, the murder of black people by police and right-wing civilians continues unabated. Precincts were attacked, State vehicles burned throughout the night, and countless federal buildings were smashed.

Stonewall Means Riot Right Now

From Crimethinc

What the Queer Uprisings of 1969 Share with the George Floyd Protests of 2020

“Stonewall was a riot.” In the 51 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City catapulted the movement for LGBTQ+ liberation into public consciousness, this phrase has become a cliché. Yes, it was a riot—but what kind of riot was it?

Anti-Police Rioting in Mexico

From Anarquía.Info via AMW

Report and Brief Reflection on Anti-Police Rioting in Mexico on June 8

A few days after the acts of vandalism that occurred in Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, Mexico City and Xalapa on the occasion of police brutality and the murder of Giovanni López, the mobilizations are again replicating in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Xalapa.

Welcome to the Frontlines: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

Welcome to the Frontlines: Beyond Violence and Nonviolence

From Chuang

Over the past two weeks, the US has seen some of the largest, most militant protests and riots in decades. The now nationwide movement began in Minneapolis following the police murder of George Floyd. The anger that followed led to mass demonstrations, confrontations with the police, arson and looting, mourning and rebellion that spread across the country within a matter of hours. The Minneapolis Third Precinct station house, where the murderers had worked, was burned to the ground, and police cars were set aflame from New York to LA in the most widespread damage to the punitive edifices of the US state seen in this century, fueled by decades of anger at racist policing and the ceaseless stream of police murders of Black people. Now, even the reform-oriented electoral left is seriously discussing a softened version of police abolition on a national level, re-imagined as “defunding,” and the Minneapolis City Council has pledged to “disband” the city’s police department. Not long ago, such a demand would have been considered utopian.

Riotous Ecology

From anarchy secession subsistence by seaweed

Fires, either intentional or from lightning, have been a component of many ecosystems for millennia. We know that prior to colonization on Turtle Island, controlled fires were used by many indigenous peoples to alter their habitats in favourable ways. It helped facilitate travel by eliminating thick underbrush, increased the numbers of game animals and helped nut trees be more productive, among many benefits. It was a subsistence tactic that had been honed for generations.

You Ask Why Your Cities Are Burning?

....just a little song I wrote the other night after coming out of the woods for a second and going online...its more for the citizens, liberals, reformists, and defunders, hopefully nothing too new for anarchists who, I hope, wish to destroy society, not fix it....so we can all live free and autonomously.....piece out - Nazel Pickens (aka...etc)

Fires Set Outside White House as Uprising Against Racist Police Murders Continues

In Washington D.C. on Sunday night, revolutionaries set fires outside the White House, while Trump hid in a bunker. Meanwhile, stores were looted and fires were set throughout Soho in Manhattan, as the uprising against racist police murders continued in cities across the US.

TOTW: Life's a riot

This topic of the week is about riots. Riots have been a time-honored tradition for anarchists, and I’m curious what their significance is to you. This week we found ourselves in the heat of things, though with hints of being overtaken by the trauma of state violence, good samaritans cleaning up “their community” the morning after, and years of legal support spoil things.

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The Battle for the 3rd Precinct: a personal account.

When I arrived in the afternoon at 3rd precinct the vibe was jovial as thousands of people chilled around a burning car campfire in the bombed out Target mini-mall. With the backdrop of a waterfall pouring out of the charred skeleton of a massive torched two-story housing development, people celebrated their success and how surreal the entire situation was. Packed vehicles with folks hanging out the windows weaved through the Target parking-lot yelling, "Fuck 12!" blaring Lil Boosie's "Fuck the police" - a song that's become default to Midwest riot culture.

Government Buildings Stormed & Riots Spread In Solidarity With Uprising

From IGD

Over the last two days, continued rioting, looting, and clashes with police have intensified in so-called Minneapolis, following the police murder of George Lloyd on Monday. On Wednesday, one protester has been shot and killed. County prosecutors on Thursday afternoon stated that they would not proceed forward with charging the officers involved in his death at this time, only adding to the growing anger on the streets.

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