The following report comes from an anonymous Pittsburgh anti-fascist who participated in the D12 community defense against the Proud Boys in Washington DC.
This report includes the author’s experience of the day’s action, several accounts from others on the ground, and concludes with some critical reflections and lessons learned.
Continue reading D12 Report-Back: Pittsburgh Anti-Fascists on the D.C. Front
Pittsburgh. PA. A statement by some Pittsburgh Anarchists on disappearing protesters into unmarked vans in Pittsburgh.
Continue reading #Pittsburgh, #PA: An Anarchist Statement on Unmarked Vans
Pittsburgh. PA. A local anarchist who has recently been involved in legal support sent us (Torchlight) this compendium of repressive activities by law enforcement. It has been edited for spelling and grammar, and supporting links added, but is otherwise unchanged.
Continue reading #Pittsburgh, #PA: This is What Happens When We Stop Rioting
As everyone now knows, on June 19th East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld murdered Antwon Rose Jr. by shooting him in the back three times as he ran from a traffic stop. When a video of the shooting went viral on social media, Pittsburgh exploded in protest. Explosions are relative of course, and the riots, looting, and torched convenience stores that characterized analogous uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore have here translated to peaceful marches to block traffic. Nonetheless the current situation is a major departure from the usual activist routine that anarchists in Pittsburgh suffer through. We offer the following points for consideration.
Continue reading Some Notes on the Demonstrations for Antwon Rose — TORCHLIGHT PGH
On Wednesday morning, we dropped two banners at the University of Pittsburgh. They read, “From Pitt to Georgia Tech: Disarm the Police, Arm Your Desire” and “Solidarity with St. Louis and Atlanta: Fuck the Police.”
Continue reading From #Pitt to #Georgia Tech: Cops Off Campus!
Pittsburgh activism has long and sordid history of cooptation by the police. Liberal organizers invariably honor a tacit agreement in which they guarantee that their “actions” generate minimal material disruption of the prevailing order, in exchange for the cops’ allowing them to proceed unimpeded. The police, notoriously lazy in Pittsburgh, benefit from protest organizers doing most of their work for them, plus they don’t have to tarnish their image by pepper spraying and arresting protesters. Organizers in turn get to boost turnout by offering a risk-free, conscience salving experience, while claiming success based on nothing more than seamless logistics, regardless of the lack of movement toward their claimed goals.
Continue reading #Pittsburgh: A Response to Filler Collective’s “Solidarity in the Streets”
On Saturday, March 25th, the far-right will attempt to bring their “movement” out of the comments section of the internet and into the streets of Pittsburgh. Let’s show them who really owns the streets.
Continue reading ¡No Pasaran! – All Out Against the Pro-Trump March in #Pittsburgh