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Tacoma against the police: Reportback from January 24

Tacoma. WA. The night of 1/23 a video went viral of Tacoma pigs breaking up a side show and ramming thru a crowd, directly running over one person. Two people ended up hospitalized from this event. I’m not interested in discourse on whether people were blocking the car, attacking it, or the police were ‘afraid for their lives’ or whatever. The pigs should always be afraid for their lives and if people chose to attack the pigs when they tried to break up their fun, all the more power to them.

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So-called British Columbia: Five months of direct action disrupt old growth logging on so-called Vancouver Island

So-called BC (so-called Canada). January 10, 2021, Unceded Pacheedaht Territory:

The San Juan River, flowing into the Pacific Ocean on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, feels different than most island rivers. This majestic coastal river ecosystem is of a scale one is more accustomed to seeing on the mainland. The meandering braids of the broad estuarine area it shares with the smaller Gordon River, sometimes cloaked in mist that hides the mountains of the surrounding valleys, are home to everything from salmon and steelhead to giant green sturgeon. The area around the watershed is also home to the biggest trees still standing in so-called Canada, such as the Cheewhat Cedar, San Juan Spruce and Red Creek Fir.

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Seattle: Without Shelter, People Die: Militantly Defending Cal Anderson Park from Imminent Police Sweep

Seattle. WA. On Monday December 14th, Seattle Police and Seattle Parks employees attempted to enter Cal Anderson park just as dawn was rising to enforce a sweep of the houseless community that has been living there since the end of the CHAZ/CHOP earlier this summer. Seattle Police and Seattle Parks and Recreation employees alike were repelled from entering into the more populated areas of the park by community members, leaving notices stapled to a tree that informed of their intention to sweep the park and for residents to vacate before Wednesday, December 16th, 7:30am. The need for action became clear.

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Olympia, Washington, December 12: All Out Against Fascist Violence

Olympia. WA. On December 5th in Olympia, an anti-antifa “patriot” and confederate flag enthusiast Chris Guenzler shot into a crowd of leftists, anarchists, and antifascists, wounding one person.

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Decentralized Action: A Brief History and Tactical Proposal

The rebellion kicked off by the murder of George Floyd has rocked the so-called United States for over 160 days. On stolen Duwamish territory (“Seattle”), we have witnessed daily actions tying up and attacking the infrastructure which maintains the white-supremacist American police state. Regular actions like the Every Night Direct Demonstration (ENDD) and Every Day March (EDM), as well as periodic larger pushes against targets like the police union clubhouse, are met with repression by the Seattle Police Department. During these SPD frequently abandons their supposed duty to enforce “Law and Order” in the rest of the city by shifting to “Priority Only” calls. The majority of on-duty officers are placed on protest response duties. The high visibility of these ongoing actions opens up considerable space for decentralized militant actions to occur away from the public callouts.

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The World Opens Up: Recalling the First Week of the Uprising in #Seattle

Seattle. WA. In September 2020 a quiet call-out for submissions was put out to friends, comrades and accomplices to share personal experiences of the uprising that did in fact occur in Seattle as an organ of the George Floyd Rebellion. While we do not view our own contribution to the struggle against police and white supremacy as overtly exceptional in the broad landscape of insurrection that overtook our senses this summer, we find importance in reading and learning from our experiences for reflection and growth. We offer this collection as an attempt to glimpse the chaotic uprising that encompassed our lives and hope to provide an opportunity for those near and far to gain from it. The insurrection is very much over in Seattle. What lives and breathes now in its skeleton is much more like a giant octopus or squid, each tentacle representing a different arm attacking the city and the police in a variety of ways: through militant direct action in the streets, symbolic protest committed to raising awareness, mutual aid networks providing tools of survival for houseless folks as well as various legal and jail support teams.

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#Portland: Colonizer Statues Toppled for Indigenous Day of Rage [Reportback]

Portland. Oregon. About a week prior to the action, a radical indigenous affinity group in Chinook land known as Portland called Generational Resistance put out a poster giving the location for the Indigenous People’s Day of Rage. Then, a few days later, they put out a poster calling for a black bloc, no peace policing, and most notably: no cameras. This was a shock to the fledgling Portland protest twitter community, since the 100+ days of protest has drawn in legions of clout chaser “press” trying to get their very own juicy clip featured on CNN, disregarding any safety for the protesters, only to claim that they were helping by occasionally filming a cop.

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Autonomous action against logging on so-called #Vancouver Island

September 14, 2020, unceded Pacheedaht Territory:

On a coast choked in smoke from fires burning a vast swath of this dying planet, up road TR11A on the north side of Edinburgh Mountain on so-called Vancouver Island, we felled seven trees across the road, erected tripods, hung banners, and locked a gate to block access to old growth cutblocks higher up the mountain.Blockades were started in August in the neighbouring Fairy Creek watershed, yet industrial logging in the area continues. Some old growth areas are currently inaccessible to industry thanks to these ongoing blockades, but many others nearby are still being destroyed, and our action prevented the Monday morning destruction of at least some old growth forest. We are happy to obstruct old growth logging, but we’d just as soon have done the same thing to prevent 2nd or 3rd growth forests from being clearcut, as there is nothing remotely sustainable about the way forests in so-called British Columbia are being industrially destroyed.

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#Seattle, #WA: The Night of the Breonna Taylor Verdict

Seattle. Washington. The rain is light. The wind intermittent. We wait till it’s darker to move out. There’s about two hundred of us garbed in black. Masks on. Tools out. Anger in our hearts.

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#Seattle: Police Sweep Mutual Aid Soup Kitchen, Black Bloc Returns Fire

Seattle. WA. In the morning hours of Tuesday September 1st, Seattle Parks Department and Seattle Police initiated a sweep of unhoused people staying at Cal Anderson Park and the soup kitchen and community center set up in and around the previously abandoned (and now repurposed) shelter-house at the center of the park. Police pushed people out of the area surrounding the shelter house, making several arrests and claiming the park was closed while people could be seen working out and walking their dogs on the other side of the field. Seattle Police also confiscated a cache of shields, as well as spike strips. Seattle Parks employees confiscated tents, clothes and camping gear, only to throw them in a garbage truck, while snacking on food donated for the Shelter House and unhoused people with Seattle Police. Several arrests were made.

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