Anarchists, Communists, Socialists: Bridging the Divides. Discussion and info event on Wednesday July 11, 19:00 – 21:00 EDT, Wooden Shoe Books and Records at 704 South St, Philadelphia 19147.
These texts were written in response to our various experience during the first day and night of OccupyICE. While the encampment has changed a lot since, we feel that the power dynamics and social situation still warrant these critiques.
On July 2nd, a coalition of groups in Philadelphia occupied the local ICE office. In what follows I offer a few quick sketches of the occupation. I was there at the opening of the march at City Hall at 5PM until I had to leave at 9, and then again the next day (July 3rd) at 9:30, leaving just after noon. Today, July 4th, the occupation enters its third day. The account and ideas below are therefore cobbled together from my own experiences, from Unicorn Riot’s live feed, and from reports from comrades who were there when I couldn’t be.
“The Summer of Rage has begun! Get your sun screen on because it’s gonna be a hot one!”
Anathema, A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical, Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2018.
Anathema: A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical Volume 4 Issue 5 (Free download).
Philly Antifa presents a discussion with author Matthew Lyons A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. May 16 at 7PM at Wooden Shoe Books & Records 704 South Street, Philadelphia.
Anathema: A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical. Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2018.
Call for a May Day strike by Philadelphia Industrial Workers of the World.
Call for a rally in solidarity with Rojava in Philadelphia, city hall, on April 2, 5:00pm (local time).