Archive for ‘Resistance’

August 1, 2014

TWAC CASCADIA First Week of September!




TWAC CASCADIA is happening September 1-8 in the woods somewhere between Portland and Olympia (directions and more specifics will come as we get closer to the camp..stay tuned!)

In the spirit of TWAC and de-centralized organizing everywhere, the collective this year wants to acknowledge that it is not possible for us to cover everything and we ask that all participants take responsibility in making TWAC CASCADIA truly a safe( r) space.

We ask that all participants bring what they know and come with the openness and flexibility to learn new things. Bring your skills and leave your bad attitude, and bad dogs (dog agreements statement coming soon) at home.

We ask that all participants come with what they know and with open ears to learn new things. Bring your skills, camping gear, notebook and get ready cuz we’re bringing it and so should you!

New to the bioregion? Shy?….there will be a plethora of roles we’ll need filled during camp which not only lend themselves as direct contribution but also as a way to meet people. (LET US KNOW IF YR A MEDIC/CONFLICT MEDIATOR)

Roles to plug into will be:

  • shitter ( more fun then it sounds, you get to dig big narrow holes)
  • cooks (kitchen witchez)
  • after meal clean up (everyone will love you)
  • security (you get a walkie talkie)
  • conflict mediation/engagement
  • morning circle (the first lively face we see in the morning)
  • freddy/police liazzon (you skillfully ward off forest service, cops and other unwelcome forces)
  • camp set-up and clean up
  • more roles TBA…


As stated before, TWAC CASCADIA’s success depends entirely on who comes. It is everyone’s responsibility to call problematic behavior, offer what you have, take on a meal/security/whatever shift and ultimately have a good time! As much as this is an opportunity for us all to learn a lot it is also meant to serve as a place to build up skills and recharge to make the overall movement a less patriarchal place.

PLEASE CONTACT US IF: you have a workshop (we want to pre-schedule as much as possible), see something missing, want to host a fundraiser, want to help organize, have skills we should know about (medics!! Mediators!!!)

See you queers in the woods,



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Since 2008, TWAC has been an action camp for folks who identify as female, transgender, transsexual, gender queer and gender variant. This is an intentional space to share campaign information and direct action skills in a conscientious, supportive, empowering and encouraging environment for voices often marginalized. At then end of the camp, we take collective action on issues of importance.

From the Dine’ women defending their native lands against destructive mining, to the eco-feminists defending forests from logging and developing; from the immigrant and trans women defending their lives from the prison industrial complex, to the parents and midwifes defending their bodies and babies from the patriarchal medical establishment, women and trans folks have always been powerhouses of political action, and TWAC aims to support this in a safe(r) environment.


We need money for food, transportation, camping gear, climbing gear, art supplies, workshop supplies, medical/wellness supplies, and to pay workshop presenters!

May 1, 2014

A short history of May Day


This article was pieced together from an article on, 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?


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


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



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


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


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


From Tides of Flame

February 8, 2014

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against ‘Inhumanity’


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


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.


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