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#Seattle: PSPS Statement on Recent FBI Activity

Puget Sound Prisoner Support (PSPS) is an anti-repression collective based in Seattle. For 5+ years we have provided jail and legal support for people who have been arrested at protests and demonstrations. We walk people through the legal procedure of arrest, court proceedings, bail if necessary, getting in touch with a lawyer also if necessary, and in general help people understand a confusing legal system. We do not provide legal support for people who get arrested for civil disobedience; rather, we provide an “emergency service” for when participants of a protest or demonstration get arrested. We offer a safety net for people to land in when the unexpected happens and things go wrong. We’ve supported friends and strangers alike, bailed people out, showed up at court proceedings throughout trials, and helped with fundraising to cover legal costs. Our major caveat is that we do not offer support to anyone who would endanger our communities by way of cooperating with the police, the courts or any other governing agency. No snitching, plain and simple.

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#Olympia, #Washington: New Poster in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Olympia. WA. We hope that the bravery and decisive action against the colonial state and it’s extractive industrial projects shown via the Unist’ot’en camp continue to spread and inspire blockades, sabotage, and conflict elsewhere.

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#Portland: ‘No KKK In #PDX’ Anti-Fascists Rally Against the Klan [Video]

Portland. Oregon. Last month Steven Shane Howard, a former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard, announced that he was holding a white-nationalist rally for the KKK in Portland on February 8th. This was quickly followed by a call from Rose City Antifa, PopMob, and other local organizations to gather as anti-fascists and oppose the KKK with a counter-protest.

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#Seattle: BNSF Rails Blockaded in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Seattle. Washington. On a sunny Sunday afternoon about 50 of us gathered in occupied Duwamish territory to blockade BNSF railroad tracks along Seattle’s waterfront at the railroad crossing of Broad St. & Alaskan Way in a show of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and countless others who have been fighting Canada’s drive to force Coastal Gas Link’s gas-pipeline by way of police (RCMP) force. Our intentions differed from that of opportunistic NGOs; our aim was to cause as much economic disruption as possible without a single arrest.

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The Final Straw: Solidarity Means Stepping Up; Ben Turk on Updates and Future For Prison Abolition

This week we got the chance to sit down and catch up with Ben Turk, who is an anarchist and prison abolitionist living in Milwaukee WI, about some recent efforts that he has been involved in and some ways that listeners can plug in and do solidarity work from afar. We speak about the lockdowns that have been occuring in Columbia CI, continued efforts to raise awareness about solitary confinement and bringing mental healthcare services to people undergoing incarceration, efforts to change legislation regarding old law prisoners, efforts to free Chrystul Kizer, and how the face of anarchist abolitionist organizing is shifting.

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So-Called #Minnesota Stands With Wet’suwet’en

This week, the Giniw collective demonstrated outside the Canadian consulate in solidarity with the indigenous land defenders being invaded by the RCMP.

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#Seattle, #Washington: Banner Drop in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation

Seatlle. WA. In the early hours of Tuesday February 11th, we dropped two banners for the morning commuters heading into Seattle on I-90 in solidarity with those fighting against the RCMP and Coastal Gaslink on Wet’suwet’en lands in so-called British Columbia.

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#Olympia, #Washington: Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en during RCMP Raid

Olympia. WA. On Wednesday February 6th 2020, RCMP forces again began to invade sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory, in the name of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The Unist’ot’en and Gidumt’en clans have been calling for action: to keep attention on this enforcement of colonization, to act in solidarity, and shut down the systems which enable the pipeline, the RCMP, and business as usual.

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Santa Cruz #California: Grad Students Prepare to Launch Full Strike Next Week

California. Following up on our previous coverage of the wildcat strike and work stoppage launched by UC Santa Cruz grad student workers, participant Cameron A. writes on the workers next move: launching a full strike this coming Monday, February 10. See below for how you can follow and support.

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