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This zine has compiled all the posts (with some exceptions) from Conflict MN during the year of 2016. In lieu of any overarching narrative, everything here is presented as it is on the site without commentary. Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions, if any, from the contents of this zine.
The year 2016 was a tumultuous year for everyone. For anarchists living in the Twin Cities, it was a year marked with a number of successes as well as bitter defeats.
The year 2015 closed after several weeks of protests over the police murder of Jamar Clark, a black man from north Minneapolis. While the initial days were marked with sharp antagonism culminating in a riot in response to the attempted eviction of a encampment that had been set up the night after the shooting. Afterwards, counter-insurgent forces doubled their efforts, only strengthened when a handful of white supremacists shot at the camp and injured five. Anarchists and other potential rebels were confronted by protest security and often bad-jacketed (as cops, white supremacists, or more simply agitators). The camp was finally evicted by police with little resistance. With this, Minneapolis joined a growing list of cities that have been hit with unrest in response to police shootings since the Ferguson riots of 2014.
It is hopefully non-controversial to state that an anarchist or autonomous street presence has been practically nonexistent in recent years. The end of 2015 saw a few modest attempts; a small rally for imprisoned anarchists in Spain early November, a fifty-strong march in solidarity with the northside protests later that month, and finally a New Year’s Eve noise demo that fetched nearly a dozen people.
Many obstacles appeared early on that continue to appear today. Notably, many people expressed hesitation to go to a demonstration that was not organized or endorsed by any identifiable organization. It remains difficult to reach out to various anarchist circles across the metropolitan area, even more so to convince them an action was worth going to over a party or dinner plans. Our understanding of the police’s response to different actions was only just beginning to come together.
In lieu of any overarching narrative, everything here is presented as it is on the Conflict MN site without commentary. Readers are invited to draw their own conclusions, if any, from the contents of this zine.
As I write this, the solstice is almost upon us. I always think that this time of year takes on an almost dreamlike quality, and time seems to warp into something else so that the New Year and Imbolc seem like distant memories and like yesterday all at the same time.
received 6/22/18 Amidst the early morning fog on the 22nd of June we immobilized and sprayed up multiple pieces of heavy construction equipment along US 220 in North Carolina. An excavator, a bulldozer, and a number of front loaders all tasted exquisite venom, by way of maple syrup and bleach. Fire extinguishers on-site were also […]
received: 6/19/18 Here is the 4th Anarchist wallpaper published in June 2018. This time the wallpaper covers the subjects of gentrification and the possibility of attack. Download the wallpaper, print it and spread it. Download the wallpaper (pdf): here
received 6/15/18 In the early hours of the 8th of June we immobilized an earth mover in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at a new development project. This small gesture was taken in solidarity with la ZAD of Notre-Dam-des-Landes, France, where rebels have fought to maintain an autonomous zone, free from the state and it’s plans […]
received 6/11/18 Today, June 11, is the international solidarity day with anarchist prisoners. That’s why, last week, we put posters up in The Hague, the Netherlands and hung a banner today with the text: ‘Freedom for all anarchist prisoners’. The solidarity day with anarchist prisoners arose to draw attention to comrades […]
poster for the opening received 6/6/18 We are happy to tell you that the anarchist library “Fermento” in Zurich has found a new location and will be regularly open again starting from 16th of June. Anarchistische Bibliothek “Fermento” Zweierstr 42, 8004 Zürich bibliothek-fermento.ch email@example.com […]
anonymous report: “On October 28, we made a double hit in the area of Zografou, burning a truck / refrigerator for meat transportation, with an incendiary mechanism. We also attacked a hunter’s car by breaking and burning gasoline in its … Continue reading →
Greetings! We are excited to announce that we finally published the 9th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!! It was actually completed in May 2017 and we’ve been sending … Continue reading →
Volume 4 Issue 6 (PDF for printing 11 x 17) Volume 4 Issue 6 (PDF for reading 8.5 x 11) In this issue: Summer Against Prisons Stop The Raids State Aids Federal ICE Abductions Collateral Violence of Society The Legacy … Continue reading →
MACHI CELESTINO CORDOVA TO HIS REWE*, PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR TO THE STREET, PUNKY MAURY PRESENT We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the route 426 Transantiago bus that took place this Friday, June 1st around 21:00 at … Continue reading →
At 6am on 29th May a repressive operation was launched by the German investigative police ‘Schwarzer Block’ (Black Block) on an international level. The operation has already obtained results in France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Given that the German police … Continue reading →
From Sans Attendre Demain The last G7 was held in La Malbaie, in Quebec, the 8th and 9th of June 2018 in the Charlevoix castle. While the entire area was heavily secured, which we don’t doubt, power also took care to reinforce its critical infrastructures, including cell phone network coverage (with a $15M contract with […]
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info On July 1, hate groups like La Meute and Storm Alliance have announced a demonstration in Montreal against illegal immigration. Not a good move, because we do not like racists and we do not like July 1st, the colonial Canada Day. The racists forget where they are about to step […]
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info A recent night in June, a McInnis Cement building burns next to the horrible Port-Daniel cement plant. It left behind a blackened carcass. This fire burns for our humiliated hearts. May the ashes return to this land they devastated and the trees take over what’s left…
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info In the night of June 14th, some artists who wish to remain anonymous made a contribution to MURAL Festival 2018. The piece is a postmodern, extinguisher acrylic on bank window, measuring (approximately) 15ft x 8ft. More specifically, we sprayed the facade of the National Bank on Saint-Laurent Boulevard with a […]
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info 8 June 2018, so-called Quebec Faced with the hideous deployment of the security apparatus put in place during the G7, we decided to organize among friends and block the Dufferin-Montmorency expressway ourselves. We clearly saw that the gatherings and other actions called by the RRAG7, the CLAC and others had […]