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These Colors DO Run: #Seattle Reportback from July 4th “Patriot” Rally

Seattle. WA. Today on July 4th, after spending a full month planning to “liberate Seattle”, fascists and the far-right managed to only get 30 people to bother to show up to shut down CHOP or whatever they thought they were going to do. The group, upon arrival at Cal Anderson were met with immediate resistance from the community and numbers were pretty much even, not counting police, throughout.

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In Defense of Autonomy: #Seattle’s #CHOP Advanced the Movement for Black Lives

CHOP is dead, long live CHOP! As the police moved to dismantle the Seattle Capitol Hill Organized Protest (formerly “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”) earlier this morning, this piece by Seattle based historian Micheal Reagan eloquently reflects on the power, significance and important weaknesses inherent in the movement.

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Seattle: We Demand Amnesty For All

Seattle. WA. From surveillance to prosecution and incarceration, the state disproportionately targets BIPOC youth. From racist predictive policing to red-lining and a police department nationally recognized for its excessive use of force, there is a long history of state-sanctioned violence against communities of color by the Seattle police department.

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The Final Straw Radio: A View on the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

In the past few weeks since the uprising in response to police killings of Black and Brown folks around Turtle Island, amazing chances have presented themselves and folks have seized opportunities. One great and unfolding circumstance is known as the CHAZ or CHOP, an autonomous zone and occupational protest surrounding a police precinct in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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Interview: “#CHAZ is here to stay until demands are met by the Mayor of #Seattle”

Author: Katarina Pavičić-Ivelja

Throughout the past weeks, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, Seattle has seen violent clashes as the police, and the National Guard attacked protesters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. However, the clashes seem to have inspired self-organization in the area which finally lead to the formation of a police-free, community lead territory known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. As the protesters constructed barricades around the perimeter of the newly proclaimed autonomous zone and erected signs containing messages such as „You are now entering free Capitol Hill“ (which seems to be visibly inspired by the mural thats stands at the entrance of a self-declared autonomous nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, that existed between 1969 and 1972) , „People’s republic of Capitol Hill“, „No-cop co-op“ and alike, the Zone caught the public eye and caused an avalanche of various responses on social media.

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Class War Daily 10 June 2020: Direct action get the goods! – Destroy 500 years of colonialism! And viva #CHAZ

“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of
dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”

Those are the worlds of Columbus wrote in 1500 to Doña Juana de la Torre. To secure his second expedition with the
promises “slaves as many as they shall order to be shipped,”.

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#Seattle: The Birth of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Seattle. WA. Solidarity in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ): Building community power.

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#Seattle, #WA: Notes from a Martyrs’ Vigil on the 2nd Sunday

June 7th, around 8pm, people gather for another consecutive day of rallying around Cal Andersen park in a soft siege of siege of the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. Umbrellas have moved to the front of the crowd to face the police line. The fence that had been erected by the city has been removed. The police passive aggressively threaten violence every 15 minutes or so. A vigil is being assembled a little ways away from the line of SPD riot cops and Washington National Guard soldiers at 11th and pine.

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#Seattle Joins Nationwide Struggle for Black Lives, Two Nights of Riots

Friday and Saturday night (5/29 & 5/30) respectively saw demonstrations throughout Seattle against police terror and to add to the burning fight for Black Lives.

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Announcing: #Seattle Rent Strike

Seattle. WA. Around the country, as people lose their jobs and wonder how they will pay their rent or mortgage, the words rent strike are being heard more and more. This website will serve as a resource for how to make a rent and mortgage strike a reality in Seattle. Check back for more resources for how we can refuse to pay together.

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