Archive for ‘Resistance’

May 1, 2014

A short history of May Day

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This article was pieced together from an article on anarkismo.net, edited and added to by libcom:

Originally a pagan holiday, the roots of May Day are in the fight for the eight-hour working day in Chicago in 1886, and the subsequent execution of innocent anarchist workers.

April 30, 2014

Why Riot?

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By Phillip Neel – Originally posted at ULTRA:

Two years ago in Seattle, on May 1st, 2012, roughly four to five hundred people engaged in the largest riot the city had seen in more than a decade. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of property were destroyed[i], a minor state of emergency was declared, and the next day’s headlines were filled with horror stories of crazy, “out-of-town” anarchists run amok.

April 27, 2014

The Strong Are Only Strong Because We Live on Our Knees

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From Destroy Uber

On Saturday night, a mob of people ran through the streets of Seattle, chasing down Uber cabs and detaining them amidst traffic.  Ten cars were detained and fliers were distributed to the drivers and passengers.  Hundreds of people witnessed this act of defiance against one of the most disgusting tech companies in existence.  To learn more about our motivations, read below the pictures

April 24, 2014

Counterforce Blocks Microsoft Shuttle in Central District

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From PugetSoundAnarchists.org

This morning around 8AM, near the intersection of Madison and 23rd Ave, a small Counterforce assembled to block another Microsoft shuttle bus in another heavily gentrified Seattle neighborhood. For roughly 30 minutes, people holding banners reading “GENTRIFICATION STOPS HERE” blocked the front and back ends of the bus. Others attempted to distribute flyers to the Microsoft employees boarding the bus, but they were grumpy and only two took them. During the delay in what is probably a boring and uneventful commute every other day, they sat in quiet misery, playing with their smart phones, not even really talking to each other.

March 8, 2014

750 immigration detainees on hunger strike at NW Detention Center

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From KOMO News:

TACOMA, Wash. – Immigrant-rights activists rallied outside the Northwest Detention Center on Saturday, while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations with a hunger strike.

February 13, 2014

Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack

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From 325:

This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state.

February 10, 2014

Microsoft’s Private Busses Blocked on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

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From Tides of Flame

February 8, 2014

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against ‘Inhumanity’

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By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams:

In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities.

December 17, 2013

Winter’s Barricades: The Fight Against Fracking and Tar Sands

blockade-camp-siteBy Jim Fromm

SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY – December 17, 2013

This week, people have been blockading oil industry equipment from Oregon to Alberta. Near Haig Lake in northern Alberta, the Lubicon Lake Nation is evicting oil and gas companies and using roadblocks to prevent extraction. Meanwhile, Warm Springs and Umatilla tribal members and environmental groups are slowing down a forty-story-tall megaload from the Port of Umatilla, Oregon, with lock-downs and human blockades. Last night, four people locked-down to two barricades near John Day, Oregon. They and 13 supporters and bystanders were arrested, 16 of whom remain incarcerated. Rising Tide is asking for donations to a legal fund for bail here. The megaload is an evaporator for an Alberta oil refinery, designed by General Electric subsidiary RCCI and shipped by Omega Morgan. Since the megaload’s arrival, Rising Tide groups have also protested RCCI and Omega Morgan offices in Hillsboro, Oregon, Bellevue and Fife, Washington.

November 2, 2013

Take Your Pipeline and Shove It: Rising Tide Protesters Build Pipeline Through Offices of TD Ameritrade

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By Jim Fromm

SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY — October 30, 2013

Rising Tide Seattle, South Sound Rising Tide, and No Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance members assembled a 35-foot-long pipeline in the local office of TD Ameritrade, while holding a “Funeral for Our Future.” Rising Tide demanded the Canadian-owned corporation stop bankrolling Tar Sands extraction and pipeline construction, including Keystone XL.

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