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D12 Report-Back: Pittsburgh Anti-Fascists on the D.C. Front

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.

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#Pittsburgh, #PA: An Anarchist Statement on Unmarked Vans

Pittsburgh. PA. A statement by some Pittsburgh Anarchists on disappearing protesters into unmarked vans in Pittsburgh.

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#Pittsburgh, #PA: This is What Happens When We Stop Rioting

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.

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Some Notes on the Demonstrations for Antwon Rose — TORCHLIGHT PGH

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.

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From #Pitt to #Georgia Tech: Cops Off Campus!

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.”

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#Pittsburgh: A Response to Filler Collective’s “Solidarity in the Streets”

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.

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¡No Pasaran! – All Out Against the Pro-Trump March in #Pittsburgh

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.

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