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#DisruptJ20 #J20 Olympia Washington #DC

Do you hate fascism?

WE DO TOO!
We want to invite one and all to come collectively express your grief, love,
and rage with lots of other beautiful people in the streets of Olympia to say
FCK TRUMP, FCK WHITE SUPREMACY, FUCK COLONIALISM, AND FUUUUUUUUCK FASCISM!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH

IT GOES DOWN AT THE CAPITOL BUILDING AT NOON
BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THOSE STRANGERS THAT CROSS YOUR PATH
BRING YOUR LOVE AND RAGE

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/189654408166018/

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are merely listing them for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on.

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#DisruptJ20 #Oakland: No More Presidents – January 7 & 8

Street Tactics, Political Education, Anti-Repression

Originally published by No More Presidents

A weekend convergence of skillshares and discussions for the inaguration and beyond.

Saturday 1/7, 10am-5pm
Sunday 1/8, 10am-4pm

Omni Commons,
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, California

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are merely listing them for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on.

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#Philly #Antifa Outed Neo Nazi Merchandise Seller

​Readers from.Philly are probably well aware of Steven Wiegand and his company Micetrap Distributions. However, many people living in Wiegand’s town of Cherry Hill are still totally unaware that he has been peddling Neo-Nazi merchandise there for over 20 years.

Originally published by Philly Antifa

So it is our intention to change that and create an environment in Cherry Hill so inhospitable to Micetrap that Mr. Wiegand will be forced to either close up shop or relocate somewhere far away. Like the fucking moon.

So spread this video far and wide, especially to anyone you know who lives in or near Cherry Hill – and that includes Philly.

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Video : A Is For Anarchy – What is Class? #anarchism

This Submedia TV video takes a closer look at capitalism, the system of economic and political control that dominates our world, and the relationship which gives it life – class.

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#NuitDebout #Repression Back in the Slammer: A letter from Damien from the Fleury-Mérogis jail

I am neither guilty nor innocent. I am an anarchist. I have nothing more to say to you.

Damien was arrested on Wednesday, December 7 in Bretagne, charged with attacks against the Chambre of Commerce, a Jaguar dealership, and other targets during a demo that took place on April 14 between Paris’ 10th and 19th districts. This is his first letter out since being denied bail.

Originally published by Bordered By Silence

I’m writing from Fleury, where I’m being held in preventative detention[1]. Since the charges against me are, as usual, totally boring and unimaginative, I wanted to offer a different telling of the lovely spring night of revolt, written by some true lovers of disorder, so that my comrades have an accurate and realistic depiction of what I’m alleged to have done: “Reportback on April 14: hold in the rage too long and it bursts out like it should”[2]

I don’t want to complain, so I won’t give a detailed account of my arrest, similar as it was to all those that happen each day, here and around the world. However, it does seem important to mention a few things.

During the search, the cops found some anarchist propaganda, namely some newspapers, brochures, posters, and tracts, as well as a few texts in the process of being translated. I refused to sign the papers dealing with the search as well as those for my being held taken into custody.

After being transferred to the police station in Paris’ 19th district, I couldn’t reach my lawyer. I refused to be represented by a different one and so my hearing was held without the presence of a lawyer. I made this choice because my statement to the pigs fits in one line: “I am neither guilty nor innocent. I am an anarchist. I have nothing more to say to you.

Because I refused to make a statement, I don’t know at present what evidence they have on file. These lackeys of the powerful only told me that they have 8 DNA samples that match my genetic profile, and I know from having seen it that their folder on me is a brick, six or seven centimetres thick.

To get more information, I’ll have to wait for my lawyer to have access to the folder and to come meet with me in prison. In any case, I’ve already made clear that I want the entire process and all my statements be made available to my comrades so that they can make whatever use of it they see fit. No copyright, no property, and without the censorship of the political bureau of any party, even imaginary ones [3].

After a night spent in the holding cells of the Paris courthouse, a sort of medieval dungeon where the cops satisfy their sadistic urges, I was taken to court for an immediate summary trial [4]. Since my lawyer wasn’t there, I asked for a public defender at the last minute in order to get the date pushed back.

The prosecutor, as usual, started bellowing a bunch of stupidness while making big gestures and sounding quite assured. She stated, for instance, that the residency declaration made by a comrade present in the room was inadmissible, because of grammatical mistakes in the text… And she continued, full of confidence, that of course, all opinions are respectable, even anarchy, but that is no excuse for the actions I’m accused of.

We have to admit, if these clowns in black robes didn’t have power over the lives of others, they’d really be good for a laugh!

But until such a time as the courts are destroyed and the judges are sent to their proper place, in the circus, we can’t let them say whatever idiotic thing that comes to mind. Regardless of the fantastic allegations of the prosecutor, anarchy is not an opinion, anarchy is a set of ideas that fit with a set of practices.

Since what I’m accused of took place during a social movement that wasn’t a single mass, I want to make clear that I refuse the humanitarian solidarity of the unions or of any pacifist or citizens’ group that plays the role of intermediary for the transmission of power. My only desire is for the complicity of individuals in revolt who conspire in the shadows, ai ferri corti [5] with the existant and with power.

My thanks to the comrade present at my arrest for the dignity she demonstrated in the face of the little soldiers of order, and thanks to all my comrades who reacted so quickly. Your support in the courtroom warmed my heart and gave me lots of strength.

Don’t be too worried about me. Having spent several years in prison, I know its social codes very well, and I will doubtless find among the undesireables, of which I am a part, a few complicities rich in possibility.

Because submission is never an option, because each individual act of revolt contains all the violence of social relations, because there remain countless stories to be written, across time and space, across the gray metropoles, inside and outside…

… the fight continues.

December 14 2016

Damien Camélio
n° d’écrou 432888
MAH de Fleury-Mérogis (Bâtiment D5)
7, avenue des Peupliers
91705 – Sainte-Génevieve-des-Bois
The French State, Earth

Endnotes

1] Pre-trial detention for people who don’t get bail
2] The link is in French, but the gist is that during a demo on April 14, as part of the movement against the new labour laws, a whole bunch of stuff got smashed, including hotels, art galeries, grocery stores, car shares, banks, and notably car dealerships. Folks went inside a Jaguar dealership and trashed as many cars as they could
3] A little jab at the appelists/tiqqunists
4] Often in France, the state will try to run your trial within a couple of days of your arrest
5] “at daggers drawn”



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#Brazil: On the protests against PEC 241/55 in Porto Alegre (25.11 & 13.12, 2016)

Originally published by Insurrection News

They want us awake at the first hour of the day to work every day and if possible for our who life until the last years of our strength…For what? We already understand and we will not accept it.

The destruction of the earth and all that is living and turning them into money is the law. The laws that together form the constitution, which is the bible of state, of democracy, are a set of treaties and impositions of politicians, propertarians, the rich, capitalists and false critics. Everything that comes from it is harmful to freedom. The parliament is a lair and from it will always emerge a will to be a canga (translation note: canga is a multi-use piece of fabric also known as a sarong that is often used in Brazil instead of a towel) under the human collectivity that lives in the territory controlled by the Brazilian state. In the permanent firefight that the government maintains against the population the new Constitutional Amendment Project PEC 241/55 is a mortar. It is the most raw expression of power: we command, you obey, work! And still more to come, the new government remains an enemy like all its predecessors, is updated in its predatory attack against populations and land, against everything.

When we arrived the war was already declared, we simply rejected obedience and placid citizen behavior. We are not guided by television propaganda, by churches, parties or companies…we are not interested in the good image of this sick and suicidal society.

Good image? The rivers contaminated with toxic mud and urban / industrial waste, their banks and ravines transformed into cement, mines excavated then transformed into landfills, the lands of the original peoples systematically plundered, dismantled, agribusiness, massive poisoning with pesticides, hydroelectric, industrial cemetries, lives transformed into mass graves for ‘sustainable development’.

There is no way to sustain this way of life, we will not sustain it. You say that we exaggerated with violence in the streets during the demonstrations, but we ask: us? Armed with desire, stones, fireworks, Molotovs and all that the streets give us and what we are capable of? Or the laws that guarantee all this disaster, their band of armed assassins, their excavators, their armored vehicles, their news media, their planes of pulverization and their judges?

We value the moment of rupture with the established order that is experienced during certain manifestations such as what happened during the manifestations against the PEC 241/55 on 25/11 and 13/12 in the city of Porto Alegre. These are moments in which authority is being questioned and we can take revenge against it a little more openly, destroying the materiality that represents and operates this system, vandalizing and attacking the police. Encouraging with this practicse an informal culture of fighting in the streets against the system of domination and its repressive forces. It is a moment different to the day to day in that, theoretically, the ammunition of the police is harmless.

The multiple desires of dispersed groups of vandals, joining in the streets, accomplices in the destruction of this plastic world during the demonstration since 2013, managing to break the monotony of the meek and civil demonstrations that are obedient and within the established order that cooperate with the discourse and the strengthening of democracy. The vandals managed to break from the passivity of the demonstrations in the center of Porto Alegre and have maintained this spirit.

At the same time that it breaks from the passivity, it shatters the normality and the flow of commerce, it shatters the continuity of this disaster. It is symbolic but has strength. In the news, they weep for the damage and broken sevices…Damn vandals!

Yes, there are also internal police in the demonstrations, led by the Los Contenedores de Basura. Many call themselves pacifists but they are capable of assaulting a masked vandal who refuses to be a sheep in the flock and even point them out to the police. We read carefully the accounts of the demonstration against the PEC 241/55 on December 13 in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará (1). There the red police of the Homeless Worker’s Movement (MTST) beat up encapuchadxs (hooded ones) of the ‘autonomous block’ for painting graffiti on the street, walking in the direction they wanted and disobeying the sound car and its loudspeakers. Whoever wants power and does not envisage destroying it will always find a pretext to defend it. It is worth remembering the emblematic scene of the protests in Greece against the government’s austerity packages (a PEC) in which the red demonstrators formed a bloc in defense of the Greek parliament against the hooded vandals. They were violently pushed back. Behind the red police came a second group violently defending power, this time it was the official government enforcement side. We will not forgive or forget. When they touch one of they touch all of us whether it is in Porto Alegre, Fortaleza or Santiago.

Guilherme Irish (2) is alive in the streets of Porto Alegre, continuing the struggle, he does not rest in peace. He was present at the protests of November 25 and December 13, hooded in the black bloc, paintng graffiti, handing out leaflets, stoning banks, setting fires at the barricades and our actions. Guilherme Irish lives! Together with Nicolás David Neira (3), Alexis Grigoropoulos (4), Punky Mauri (5) and Pelao Angry (6). They live in our anarchic dance of war against all authority.

We question the role played by the photographers in the demonstrations. We are there, motivated by our desires, they are there for work. And they work for whom? Who do they sell their images to? To feed the journalistic punitive spectacle? Oh, sure! Your images serve as a tool for repressive apparatuses! Think… (7)

During these clashes many people fell into the clutches of the police. The were attacked, humiliated and recorded. We maintain that solidarity with those who suffer repression is the only possible answer!

A wink to all the indomitable: See you on the streets!
With Love and Hate: Masked Vandals
Against all domination! For total liberation!
Long live anarchy!

(1): (https://redeinfoa.noblogs.org/2016/12/mtst-o-povo-sem-medo-de-bater-em-anarquistas-fortaleza-13-12-16/).

(2): Guilherme Irish, a young anarchist shot dead by his father in Goiania, on November 15, 2016, for being an ungovernable. https://cumplicidade.noblogs.org/?p=2899

(3): Nicolás David Neira, a young anarchist murdered by ESMAD police during the May 1, 2005 demonstrations in downtown Bogotá, Colombia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvZNGz4IdKwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wttZ3RqltfI

(4): Alexis Grigoropoulos, a young anarchist assassinated by the Greek police in the barrio of Exarcheia, on December 6, 2008. From this assassination triggered a wave of riots that marked Greece. Year after year, the rebel memorial returns to the streets in December. https://cumplicidade.noblogs.org/?p=2938

(5): Punky Mauri, nickname of Mauricio Morales, an anarchist who died on May 22, 2009, due to the premature explosion of a bomb he was carrying in the vicinity of the prison guard’s school in Santiago, Chile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiR7aUE81o

(6): Pelao Angry, nickname of Sebastian Oversluij Seguel, an anarchist assassinated by a security guard on the morning of December 11, 2013 during an attempt to expropriate a bank in Pudahuel, Santiago, Chile. https://cumplicidade.noblogs.org/?p=853

(7): Anonymous communiqué of 2014 with an opportune reflection on the reporters: https://pt-contrainfo.espiv.net/2014/03/20/brasil-guerra-e-guerra/

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#DisruptJ20 #J20 #Antifa Reading List

​Originally published by Anti-Fascist News

The term “fascism” has been thrown around left circles for decades as a proxy for authoritarianism, racism, or both. This inability to properly define and understand how fascist movements erupt and grow has created a deficit in organizing, and as we head into a Trump presidential administration and the massive growth of the Alt Right and white nationalism organizers across the left need the tools to break down these movements and how they work.

There have been a lot of “reading lists” put out recently, so we thought we would compile one of our own that combines a whole number of threads that are important for understanding how fascism works. This includes detailed looks at the Alt Right, the more mainstream “Alt Lite,” the role of Neofolk and goth music, white nationalist organizing, the history of white nationalist violence, how the revival of scientific racism works, how anti-Semitism plays out, and all the other tentacles that make the intersectional beast of the new fascist movement.

This list of readings is far from complete, and this page is going to continue to be updated as we add new sections and flesh out the ones that are here. If you think there are some great ones that are missing, let us know, and also know that it is the writings, videos, and audio recordings below that make up a lot of the thinking that goes into this website. We have also angled the list below more in favor of newer articles as well as ones that are generally accessible(though there are a few academic ones dotted in there).

 

Alt Right

 

Alt Lite

 

Neofolk

 

White Nationalist Organizing

 

Anti-Semitism

 

Scientific Racism

 

Defining Fascism

 

Queerness and Fascism

 

Esoteric Fascism

 

National Anarchism

 

Third Position

 

White Nationalist Violence

 

Conspiracy Theory

 

Militia Movement

 

Donald Trump and White Nationalism

 

Anti-Fascist Organizing

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Support the #EarthFirst! Winter Rendezvous! DONATE NOW SHARE

​Originally published by: Hudson Valley Earth First!

Our local Earth First! group will be hosting the 2017 Organizers Conference and Winter Rendezvous this February 7th -14th. Get ready for awesome workshops, winter hikes, music, campfires and lots of fun!🙂

Support the Earth First! Organizers Conference and Winter Rendezvous!

We are raising money to host 75+ people for a weeklong  gathering of Earth Firsters, eco-defenders, and earth loving rebels. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains within the Hudson River Watershed, we have reserved heated cabins to engage in important movement discussions and provide a space to plug into existing campaigns/projects in our bioregion.

We need to raise $5000 by January 1st to cover the 50% deposit for the cost of the cabins, indoor meeting space and on-site hotel rooms. Thanks for your help!

https://fundly.com/hudson-valley-earth-first-action-fund

RADICAL ECO DEFENSE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

We are a group of eco-warriors drawn together by common principles and a great love for the natural communities of the Hudson River Valley in New York.

Earth First! is not an organization, but a movement. The only offices we occupy are those we storm during actions. Our version of green technology is the equipment we devise to blockade roads and lock ourselves to machinery. We carry grassroots organizing, home demonstrations, climbing gear, and bike locks in our tool bag. Our actions attempt to deliver an appropriate response to the violence against the living world.

The principles that unite all Earth First! groups are direct action, biocentrism (respect for all life), and a “no compromise” stance.

Pipelines, power plants, bomb trains and a whole slew of other development projects are either currently under construction or in the proposal and permitting phases. Despite a de facto ban on fracking in NY, oil and gas infrastructure continue to invade our communities. Projects currently under construction include:

– CPV fracked gas power plant, being fought by several community groups and HVEF! Also tied up in a bribery scandal with the state; officials of CPV and the government recently indicted.

– Spectra’s “Algonquin” Pipeline, being fought by activists and Ramapough Lenape people, attempting to go under the Hudson River, through sacred sites and near Indian Point nuclear plant.

Projects still awaiting approval or permits:

– Pilgrim Pipeline: 2 oil/diesel pipes recently approved but no permits granted. Over 20 towns and cities along route have passed resolutions against this project.

– Oil barges on the river: coast guard considering 26 crude oil “parking spots” for tankers to supplement bomb train capacity. Many opposed, concerned with reversing clean-up of river.

HVEF! events are organized to raise money and awareness to aid in the resistance against these environmental abominations.

Always For The Wild,

Hudson Valley Earth First!

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#NATO3 Update On Anarchist Political Prisoner Jay Chase

​Originally published byIts Going Down

Sorry for not posting many updates about NATO3 Political Prisoner Jared (Jay) Chase. Jay does not written many people back so updates tend to be a bit sparse. There is also rather little support for him where he is imprisoned in Illinois.

In addition to the 8 year sentence Jay got as part of the NATO3 case, he also got a one year sentence for apparently throwing waste at a prison guard while he was held in solitary confinement at Cook County Jail. This case has been covered in The Guardianwhich you can read about here.

Since then, Jay continues to be held in the Secure Housing Unit (or SHU) of Pontiac Correctional. His release date has been extended to 6/6/2019 (Previously, it has been 11/6/2017). We can only assume this is due to Jay continuing to receive incident reports and losing good time. This is IL DOC punishes people they cannot control by putting in a cage within a cage.

Jay does not have a lot of support and has become one of the forgotten political prisoners whose case is becoming forgotten by much of the movement.  He does not want visits but does like receiving mail and books.

If you can, please send books to Jay. He has been in solitary almost exclusively since 2012 and it still a few years away from release. He also has a debilitating condition called Huntington’s Disease which is not being treated by the prison.

His wish list is updated when he requests new books. Check it out here.

Jay enjoys getting mail. You can write him at:

Jared Chase
M44710
P.O. Box 99
Pontiac, IL 61764

Check out the background to Jay’s current situation can be found heremore on his fight with huntington diseaseprevious denial of media care after being attacked by guards.

Source: Its Going Down

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#Anarchism: Issue #9 of Avalanche released 

Anarchists always appropriated means to spread anti-authoritarian ideas and struggles to feed the dialogue and subversive action. It is in this sense that this publication is also intended as a tool, more precisely that of providing a space to nourish the international debate between anarchists. That is why these particular pages create space for struggles that spring from anarchist activities; autonomous, direct and self-organized struggles; struggles that go towards the destruction of power in all its forms; struggles happening today, yesterday or that are announcing itself.

Editorial: December 2016

Internationalism is the perspective that tries to get rid of the imposed concepts of borders and states, since the struggle and the solidarity of the enemies of all domination has to be carried beyond all barriers and borders of power. Internationalism means considering the international dimension of local incidents and processes as well as it means the internationalist dimension of the anarchist idea – that of a liberating perspective for each human being no matter in what place, no matter where she comes from. Since in this world liberation has always something to do with destruction, the ground on which we can get to know each other and discuss and meet far away from identities and cliches, from masks and shame, is also the ground on which we tell about our struggles, about struggling for freedom and about the destruction of our oppression. Where we talk about how we try to express our hostility against all domination in practical terms and dynamics.

The idea of this publication is to gather different contributions in which the authors speak from their own perspective and viewpoint about struggles and developments taking place where they live, thus making it possible for an internationalist readership to comprehend them. Avalanche is at the same time an attempt to stimulate a reciprocally feeding discourse and to be a frame for eventually developing correspondences. Correspondence in the sense of the idea and possibility to take up questions and perspectives of other contributions and spin and carry them further in direction of the own reality or criticizing and questioning them. Like this can arise potentially a stimulus, an intensification of perspective and a clarifying of ideas. But this is although a big challenge, because it needs the active participation of different comrades. Maybe exactly this is fundamental for internationalism: Relationships don’t just come to life where one is pleasing and consuming each other, and one still stays separated through distances, no, but rather where one is challenging each other – and one is confronting oneself with the challenge of coming together to deal with each other, to honestly and directly express the proper ideas, proposals and critiques.

In this sense we want to confront ourselves with the reality of the internationalist relationships and see, from whom contributions – so new texts or already published texts with a short introduction – are getting sent, and with whom it is possible to discuss about possible contributions – also interviews – instead of artificially constructing a participation by publishing articles from other publications or the internet. And for sure it is more likely possible on the basis of real relationships to ask and dig deeper for contributions to this project. Maybe this digging deeper for something is an important aspect that gets lost in many ways in the world of the internet. A digging in direction of “what’s happening at the moment? Where do we want to go? And how and on what ways?” Fundamental questions that should be at the beginning of any project and affinitarian relationship, and with which one is confronted again and again. And exactly ’cause these question are something basically individual, the “answering” of this questions can be done by nobody but ourselves. Those that are really in place and involved in the struggles can probably say and reflect best what’s going on and where they want to go. The role of those who think they can explain everything to others or recuperate struggles for themselves, opens the door for ideologization and delegation. A relationship cannot be developed on the basis of prefabricated frames of explanation and a prejudged perception, on the abstraction of concrete realities and the objectification of individuals, but only where everybody speaks for oneself. This is the basis where we imagine this project and the basis on which we call all those, that feel affinity to this project, to contribute to it.

The translation, reading and spreading of different texts, the traveling and discussing, the coming together and partially the realization of different undertakings are all things that a lot of comrades share and practice in an international frame. But often the common level stays on exchanging information and stories, something that is inspiring and important, but cannot really break the feeling of living in two separated worlds. A separation that can’t be broken through feigning ourselves that we’re fighting one common struggle together, as long as for the common, what we really share of individual analysis and methods, of perspectives and imaginations, is neither asked for nor searched. Is it the proposal that we are making each other, to just simply do what we also do in our place? Or is it possible – on the basis of a correspondence and the knowledge of specific contexts that comes with it – to develop a common proposal? Not as a fixed construction but as a core of common analysis and affinities – how it would be now possible to develop a real connection between different projects of struggle? Not to fall in the illusion that we then would be all on the same page, that we would have to become more or stronger and more powerful – no, the asymmetrical conflict that is always refusing to imitate the model and method of domination is a basis of our anarchy. But rather because we all really have one bowl under our feet and the processes of power do not only cross the frame of single countries, but carry in themselves an integral, global projection.

Far reaching infrastructural changes of power are taking place. For example it was possible in some few months to close the few remaining gaps in the borders of Europe, controlling them with help of police and military and to install a cross-border system of repatriation, expulsion and camps which concentrates the undesirable migrants at the gates of Europe. Other processes too, which show themselves – depending on the place specifically, but are developing internationally and nearly without disturbance, are about to transform the reality of our contexts far beyond just a construction of a new, specific manifestation of domination (lets look for example at the plans in the field of the coming energy supply, the new technologies and the “smart” cities). But, as this projects are developing transboundary, they need for their realization beyond and above the frame of single borders the same undisturbed circumstances and infrastructures, the same unimaginative resignation and lack of initiative from the side of the oppressed… maybe this is the terrain, that tries to understand the realities and circumstances of the changes taking place, also a basis to – starting from the specific analysis – find common elements and try out how the bordercrossing loss of control of domination and the connection of struggles can be accomplished.

With the attempt to circulate the redaction of this publication we stand also in front of an attempt towards practical internationalism – a decentralization and an experiment. Maybe this also can help us to discover what it could mean nowadays to develop an insurrectional internationalist projectuality.

Some anarchists living somewhere in Germany

Issue #9 of Avalanche (PDF file)