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#JusticeForZoe Sacramento: Independent Autopsy in Stephon Clark Killing Contradicts Police Accounts

Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to an independent autopsy conducted by pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was hired by Clark’s family. The autopsy contradicts the Sacramento police department’s claim that Clark was advancing towards officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet when they killed him. Dr. Omalu found that Clark took three to 10 minutes to die. Police waited at least five minutes before applying medical aid.

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#Philly: Rally to Suport #Rojava, Stop Turkey’s Attacks!

Call for a rally in solidarity with Rojava in Philadelphia, city hall, on April 2, 5:00pm (local time).

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Cutting Class: Excerpt from “Prisons Are Plantations”

This is an excerpt from a larger piece, a compilation of interviews with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated folks in Texas, Illinois, and Florida. The full document demonstrates how prisons are extensions of the plantation and recreate the pre-1865 slave codes through unpaid labor, policing, isolation, abuse, and more. This particular excerpt highlights the way schooling operates in the context of the penal system as a tool of control, and how access to education is limited in order to control prisoners. In publishing this, we hope to draw connections between how the University and the Prison operate as two sides of the same coin determining who may access knowledge. We further hope this piece will draw students to adopt a broader perspective in their struggles, to draw connections with prisoner & abolitionist struggles. We won’t add much more analysis, since we think the writing speaks for itself.

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#Antifa: Antifascist Solidarity from #Sacramento to #Austin

This morning (March 23) antifascists in Sacramento dropped a banner in solidarity with victims of the recent bombings in Austin, Texas and in solidarity with those victimized by racist terror everywhere. 

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#Sacramento: Demonstrators shut down I-5 for #StephonClark – Cops who shot at Stephon identified

Community members in Sacramento took to the streets and blocked Interstate 5 on March 22 to demand justice for Stephon Clark, the 23 year old black man who was killed by police. Clark was unarmed when Sacramento police officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet shot him 20 times.

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Rebranding Fascism and Refinancing Mortgages: Andrew Murphy Harkins, Portland’s Nazi Banker

Since the announcement of Trump’s candidacy and his eventual ascension to the presidency we have seen a rise in white supremacist/fascist organizing and a level of hate crimes across the nation reminiscent of the 80s and 90s. Still, like a virus, fascism adapts to different conditions and takes on a different face in each new iteration: During the wave of white supremacy in the 80s and 90s, Nazis were much more easily identifiable. Born out of the punk rock scene, they primarily hijacked the style of traditional non-racist (and in many cases, anti-racist) skinhead culture, adopted a militant look, and took to the streets to commit acts of violence against those who they deemed as lesser-than. This then-new breed of violent white-supremacists were simply called “skinheads” in mainstream media, but to traditional anti-racist skinheads and to anti-racist activists they were and continue to be called “boneheads”.

Image above: Portland Area white supremacist and Mortgage Banker, Andrew “Murphy” Harkins at the “Unite The Right” evening rally in which white supremacists tried to surround a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville, VA, August, 11th, 2017.

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Disarm the Cops First. Reflections on narratives of exceptional and systematic violence after the Parkland shootings

This is a discussion paper written by a member of the Twin Cities General Defense Committee, Local 14. It therefore does not represent the official positions of the Twin Cities GDC, the General Defense Committee in general, or the Industrial Workers of the World.

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The Teacher Strike in West #Virginia: Interview with IWW Teacher Michael Mochaidean – JPS

West Virginia has been rocked by a statewide strike by teachers, bus drivers, and other school employees.  Today, March 2nd, the strike enters its seventh day.

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Video: Shut Down #ICE! Action In San Francisco Closes ICE As CA Unionists Join The Blockade

Hundreds of activists, students and immigrants along with trade unionists closed down San Francisco ICE on February 28, 2018.

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Rose City #Antifa: Wade Mendisabal – #Seattle Based Member of Atomwaffen Division

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.

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#Knoxville Report Back: Counter Protests Against Fascist Traditionalist Workers Party

Despite the rain, hundreds of Tennessee residents and antifascist groups including Knoxville Radical Alliance, Mercy Junction, Middle Tennessee based antifascists, and multiple DSA chapters (Charlottesville, Northern Alabama, and Knoxville), gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 17th to protest neo-Nazi leader Matthew Heimbach & his Traditionalist Workers Party coming to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville campus.

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