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.Continue reading #Olympia, #Washington: Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en during RCMP Raid
On December 31st, 2019 colonial courts attempted to progress colonial processes, handing pipeline company Coastal GasLink (CGL) an injunction against the Wet’suwet’en people on their own land. Unfortunately for them, the Wet’suwet’en said no. Hereditary chiefs from all five clans Wet’suwet’en rejected the court’s jurisdiction on their unceded territory. With the world behind them and watching, the Wet’suwet’en remain steadfast that no pipeline will desecrate their lands and poison their waters. Exactly one year since RCMP invaded sovereign Gidimt’en Wet’suwet’en territory with snipers authorized to use lethal force, the Wet’suwet’en people prepare for another imminent raid. As anarchists and anti-capitalists, our hearts pound with the Wet’suwet’en as they struggle against the state for their autonomy, and for the earth. The time is now to light and act with that same fire.Continue reading #Olympia: All eyes on Wet’suwet’en
US territory. On December 7th, a group of at least 60 assorted antiracists and antifascists in Olympia, Washington held a rally against Nazis at the state capitol.Continue reading #Olympia Antifascists Send White Nationalists Running
US territory. Anarchists in Olympia call on all anti-racists and anti-fascists to stand together against white supremacy on Saturday, December 7th at noon at the state capitol.Continue reading #Antifa: Stand Against Nazis in #Olympia 12/7
Statement by some anarchists from Olympia about a solidarity action to commemorate Alexis.Continue reading From #Olympia to #Greece: Solidarity action for #AlexisGrigoropoulos
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.
Anarchists living on occupied Duwamish land (Seattle) have issued a call for a decentralized anti-capitalist Mayday throughout Seattle and the region. Some of us living on occupied Squaxin and Nisqually land (Olympia) were inspired by this call and have begun organizing decentralized events here. We want to take this opportunity to explain why this is important and invite you to take direct action where you see fit in Olympia and beyond.
A comrade and friend of the late YPJ fighter Anna Campbell organized a memorial in Olympia, as they were unable to attend Anna’s memorial in her hometown of Bristol, UK.
About a week ago we heard about a public forum put on by police to discuss “community safety” in regards to an increase in their budget, we decided to respond. We tabled under a sign saying, “coffee not cops” and passed out fliers, snacks and zines. We had some good conversations with people who expressed their distrust in community policing as well as some conversations with people who dismissed any critique of police as unrealistic.
Early this morning (February 7th), police, medics, and firefighters responding to a fire alarm in Olympia decided Vaneesa Hopson was having a “mental health crisis” and needed to be “chemically restrained” and brought into custody for evaluation. Soon after, Vaneesa stopped breathing and was pronounced dead.