Statement by Seattle IWW about their support for a decentralized anti-cpaitalist May Day.
Seattle – Hot on the heels of infamous neo-Nazi Greg Johnson’s expulsionfrom his gym following the efforts of Seattle-area antifascists to expose him, controversy surrounding the platform provided by gyms to white nationalists has touched another Seattle-area gym.
Public interest in violent neo-nazi group Atomwaffen Division (AWD) is at an all-time high, after recent news reports have detailed the string of murders associated with members and former members of the group.
On Saturday, February 10th, multiple groups of fascists and far-right conservatives converged in Seattle, WA (occupied Duwamish territory) at Red Square in the center of UW’s campus. A call for anarchists and anti-fascists to oppose this gathering was posted nearly a week prior. The occasion for such a gathering was a “Freedom Rally” that the UW College Republicans had invited Joey Gibson and his group Patriot Prayer from Vancouver, WA to attend. The fascist creep that has been edging its way into the patriot movement for the last several years in the pacific northwest has been well documented by Rose City Antifa, among others. With this in mind, anarchists and anti-fascists took it upon themselves to organize last-minute efforts to sabotage this gathering of fascists and their more center-leaning accomplices. Sure enough, a handful of different fascist and fascist-leaning right-wing groups converged together on campus; The Cascade Legion, Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer, UW College Republicans and various groups of militia-wannabes who patrolled the perimeter of Red Square in their olive-green army fatigues.
Construction noises ring out all through the night around Amazon HQ1 in Seattle. Lonely janitors scrub and mop the surfaces of the Amazon Spheres, locally known as the Bezos Ballz. While they are paid 15-20 dollars an hours, well-paid Amazon executives cruise out of their parking garages in Teslas, Porches, and Lamborghinis. Their 100K a year underlings file through the glass doors and wait for the shuttle back to their luxury apartment. In an unseen jungle camp far away from HQ1, a homeless person dies every two days. In January 2018 alone, 16 people have lost their lives on the streets of Seattle. Jeff Bezos is still the richest man on earth.
This Saturday, February 10th, Patriot Prayer and the UW College Republicans are holding a “Freedom Rally” and march on Red Square (officially Central Plaza) at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1pm-4pm.
A Call for a Decentralized, Anti-Capitalist May Day from Seattle, USA. For the past few years, May Day in Seattle has slowly been shifting away from the centralized, “Anti-Capitalist March” model and this is a public call to further commit to a coordinated yet decentralized and direct action-based mode of operation.
The following is a segment from a presentation given at the Seattle Anarchist Bookfair this past summer, entitled Freedom Itself: An anti-state presentation and discussion on free speech and fascism.
Seattle: Call to action by the Insurrectionary Youth Action.
In this video, an alt-right “journalist” is seen being removed from the Solidarity Against Hate march that happened last week in downtown Seattle to counter Joey Gibson’s rally at Westlake Plaza.
This article discusses the demonstrations that took place in Seattle the day after the Charlottesville murder and details the actions of anarchists and antifascists to confront the Alt-Right group the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, led by Joey Gibson.
The KEXP 90.3 radio program Mind over Matters has recorded a roughly 30-minute interview with Fellow Worker Hex, the IWW and GDC member who was shot on January 20th outside of the Milo Yiannopoulos event on the campus of University of Washington, Seattle.