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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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Jail Windows Smashed After Police Drive Through Crowd in #Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma. WA. After a pig drove through a crowd of people with a police vehicle, militants set flaming barricades and smashed windows of Pierce County Corrections jail in Tacoma, Washington on Sunday night.

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Washington Prosecutors Refuse to Charge Far-Right Shooter – Prosecutors Send a Clear Message Inviting More Fascist Murders

Washington. In Washington state, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Elizabeth McMullen has declined to press charges against Forest Michael Machala, the far-right gunman who shot and nearly killed a counter-demonstrator during a fascist rally in Olympia on December 12. Machala’s attack was the second far-right shooting in Olympia in seven days. Thurston County Superior Court found probable cause for McMullen to file first-degree assault charges against Machala on December 14—yet she chose not to file them, letting the deadline elapse without doing anything. Machala posted bail shortly after his arrest, while his victim was still in the hospital. The court went on to drop the no-contact order stipulating that he should not approach the victim; in addition to removing protection from the victim, this lays the groundwork for Machala to regain possession of his confiscated AR-15. In refusing to press charges against a known extremist who carried out a widely documented shooting in front of a large number of witnesses, Elizabeth McMullen is inviting fascists to come to Olympia and turn it into a killing field.

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Seattle’s War on the Poor: SPD Clear Cal Anderson with Pepperballs & Arrests

Seattle. WA. Report on police attack and eviction of Cal Anderson Park in the early morning hours on December 18th.

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Seattle, WA: Cal Anderson Community Activists Occupy Vacant Building

Seattle. WA. Activists from Cal Anderson Community occupy vacant building while facing sweep; demand a stop to sweeps and housing for all.

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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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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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#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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