Starting in May 2020 the U.S. was shaken by protests, uprisings, and riots following the police murder of George Floyd. Almost immediately the government moved in to repress those taking the streets against the police and racial violence. More than 350 people were arrested on federal charges while city and state level arrests topped 14,000 between May 28th and Nov 3rd. Some cities/regions already had established organizations and crews to help with both jail support and long-term prisoner support during and after the Uprising; in other places new groups formed as the need arose; yet other places still have little or no infrastructure to support the massive number of arrestees.
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Continue reading Announcing UprisingSupport.Org: A New Hub For Supporting Prisoners of the George Floyd Uprising
Portland. Oregon. Reportback and analysis from the militant black bloc in Portland on August 22, 2021.
Continue reading Portland: We Went Where They Went — 8/22/21 antifascist mobilization
Olympia. WA. June 3. 2021. Frog House on 10th and Boundary Street, Eastside Stechass on Nisqually and Squaxin territory (so-called Olympia), is set to be evicted by 8am. We are refusing to leave and any attempt at eviction will be met with resistance.
Continue reading Olympia, WA: Frog House defying eviction order
Seattle. WA. Stolen Duwamish Land, aka Seattle, witnessed six public marches on “Decentralized #MayDay” as well as smaller unpublicized actions.
Continue reading A May Day Seattle Roundup
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.
Continue reading Tacoma against the police: Reportback from January 24
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.
Continue reading So-called British Columbia: Five months of direct action disrupt old growth logging on so-called Vancouver Island
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.
Continue reading Seattle: Without Shelter, People Die: Militantly Defending Cal Anderson Park from Imminent Police Sweep