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RIP Anti-Fascist Revolutionary Michael Reinoehl

Anti-fascist revolutionary Michael Reinoehl was assassinated by pigs in Olympia, Washington on September 4 in retaliation for the shooting of a member of the fascist group Patriot Prayer.

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#Seattle, #WA: #CHAZ / #CHOP Analysis – Glimmers of Hope, Failures of the Left

Seattle. WA. Out of the national uprising in protest of the racist police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis emerged a movement occupied space of 8-10 blocks in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill. The space began “as an accident” when on the evening of June 7 a man drove drove into the protests and shot a demonstrator. Quickly the crowds set up barricades at several intersections and an occupy style encampment emerged as the the mayor ordered the evacuation of the East Precinct police statement encompassed within the zone. Originally deemed the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) the space was soon renamed Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) and remained in place until July 1 when Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan ordered police to clear out the space after a series of late night shootings. Written in late July 2020, this critical analysis piece was based on discussions and experiences of our Seattle Black Rose/Rosa Negra comrades.

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#Seattle: Police Sweep Mutual Aid Soup Kitchen, Black Bloc Returns Fire

Seattle. WA. In the morning hours of Tuesday September 1st, Seattle Parks Department and Seattle Police initiated a sweep of unhoused people staying at Cal Anderson Park and the soup kitchen and community center set up in and around the previously abandoned (and now repurposed) shelter-house at the center of the park. Police pushed people out of the area surrounding the shelter house, making several arrests and claiming the park was closed while people could be seen working out and walking their dogs on the other side of the field. Seattle Police also confiscated a cache of shields, as well as spike strips. Seattle Parks employees confiscated tents, clothes and camping gear, only to throw them in a garbage truck, while snacking on food donated for the Shelter House and unhoused people with Seattle Police. Several arrests were made.

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#Seattle, #WA: Black Bloc Attacks Two Police Precincts in One Night

Seattle. WA. On Monday night, August 24th, a crowd of roughly 200 in black bloc gathered at Cal Anderson Park ready to march. The park has been the site of multiple stand-offs with the police recently, as a previously unoccupied shelter-house in the park has been cracked open and taken over to provide hot meals and shelter for unhoused people. Police have multiple times swept the park and arrested anyone literally caught in their way, yet the occupation of the building continues, providing much needed support services for the most vulnerable in our community at the height of a pandemic.

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#Olympia, #WA, August 2: March against chemical warfare & police violence

Olympia. Washington. Call for a march against chemical warfare & police violence on Sunday, August 2nd, 2pm at Woodruff Park.

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#Olympia, #WA #25j: Demo in solidarity with #Portland – A Reportback

A call was put out for a demo here in Olympia in solidarity with Portland against the deployment of the federal agents. I showed up to the Heritage Park Fountain a little late but when I got there I was greeted by a crowd size I haven’t seen since the beginning of the uprising. There was probably around 150 people, 75-100 of them in bloc and geared up with helmets, shields, umbrellas, and a few gas masks.

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#Seattle, #WA: July 19th Anti-Ice Action Youth Reportback

Seattle. WA. July 19th’s Anti-ICE protest began with a call to gather at Westlake at 11am, with speeches at 1pm. Speeches were given on the importance of solidarity in the face of police violence, highlighting the ways in which policing hurts not only the Black community, but Indigenous people, queer people, and the working class. This was followed by a warning that the day’s actions would be more intense than other marches in Seattle over the past couple weeks. The crowd was informed not to film protesters partaking in illegal action, not to peace-police each other, and not to panic in the face of police response. A diverse crowd of 200-300 people, including 40-50 in bloc, was ready to move out by this time.

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Fighting Smarter: Strategy & Analysis in #Olympia, #WA

Olympia. Washington. So much has been happening in so-called Olympia and so fast that it feels impossible to catch a breather. The consistent level of energy and action has out paced any other struggle here from what I can remember. It’s been a real moment of ‘anything is possible’, … Conditions are changing rapidly so it makes less sense to sit down and do a thorough analysis of what currently is because by tomorrow it may be completely useless. What I hope to do instead is give a general over view of the broad terrain we’re fighting in, give some suggestions, and pass on some tools that everyone can use for moment to moment analysis as we delve further into the chaotic stream of struggle.

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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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