A fifth person has been arrested and charged with four counts of felony assault in relation to the 2017 May Day demonstration in Olympia at which people defended themselves from cops, attacked banks and businesses, resulting in police arresting 9 people on felony riot charges which were dropped before the arraignment.
The May 1st protests that took place at the UIN Yogyakarta area, against the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and the monarchy-feudalism related to Sultan Ground/Pakualaman Ground. Resulted in 11 comrades being detained at the Yogyakarta Regional Police Station (Polda Yogyakarta) suspected of destruction and arson of State facilities (a Police Station).
As of May 1st, 2018 to today (July 4th, 2018), the anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta have still not faced court proceedings.
Open letter from Anarchist Prisoner Ucil / Brian Valentino, arrested in Yogyakarta, Indonesia at May Day 2018.
Less than three weeks after our first issue was published, we pushed our noses back to the grindstone to bring you a special edition about May Day actions here in Florida!
Call by Anarchist Black Cross Yogyakarta for solidarity with anarchist prisoner Brain Valentino.
Minneapolis: This year, a few of us decided that even if we didn’t have much of a plan for May Day, that we were none-the-less determined to have a presence at the May Day march on May 1st, which for as long as people can remember of the recent years has been dominated by leftist organizations like the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FRSO (a soft Maoist sect), their front groups and others who willingly play along with this sad circus.
In Paris, on May Day 2018, nearly 15,000 people joined a confrontational march rejecting capitalism and the state, including a black bloc of 1200 people. Intense clashes immediately broke out with the police. This is the story of the events leading up to May Day, what we experienced that afternoon in Paris, and what comes next.
Short statement, fundraiser adress and banner action in solidarity with anarchists in Yogyakarta in Narrm / Melbourne.
The Guillotine (podcast). In this episode: May Day, “Left Unity”, Police Repression, and Political Violence.