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I Was A Teenage Anarchist And Now I’m A Mid-Thirties Anarchist

Fifteen years ago today, on February 2nd, 2002, I became an anarchist. I was nineteen, living in NYC, and I attended the World Economic Forum protests. I knew the anarchists by reputation only — they wore all black and they smashed things. They were going to wear masks in defiance of NYC’s anti-mask laws. I wanted to know why, so I approached a man with his face obscured by a black bandanna.

“What’s anarchism?” I asked.300px-black_bloc_at_rnc_running

“Well, we hate capitalism and the state.” He was very forthcoming, which I appreciated.

“What do you all do about it?”

“We build up alternative institutions without hierarchy while attacking and interfering with the existing, oppressive ones we despise.”

“Oh,” I said. I pondered this for a moment, but honestly only a moment. “Do you have an extra mask?”

He did, and he gave it to me. Simple as that, I became an anarchist. Continue reading I Was A Teenage Anarchist And Now I’m A Mid-Thirties Anarchist

MEXICO: #GASOLINAZO MASSIVE UPRISING SPREADS THROUGH BLOCKADES, LOOTING, AND CLASHES WITH POLICE

Massive mob of peeps in kick out the cops out of their hood during gas hike blockades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOkOq_Z63rU 

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from  It’s Going Down  by Scott Campbell

Since January 1st, protests and actions have been happening daily across Mexico to protest the government-ordered 20% price hike on gas, called the #gasolinazo.

protests spread to every region of as military to set up control points and barricades

Every state and Mexico City have seen actions from marches and blockades of toll booths, border crossing and highway, to the expropriation of corporate mega stores. Four have been killed by police and 800 arrested.

Protestors gather at Rosarito shopping center , read why @KPBSnews

Mexicanos al grito de guerra… Así en Rosarito Baja California.

500 people take over El Chaparral intl border crossing in , allow cars to pass without inspection by Mexican customs. https://twitter.com/RadioZapote/status/817850573714292736 

Dozens of residets blocked the railroad tracks leading to to protest a hike in gas prices e

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Several cities in Mexico taking to the streets to protest gas price hikes.

: Video shows police violence against a female protester in , , today.

Straight-up mob attack on government palace in yesterday over spike in gas prices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiEsujIs810 


Refueling tanks seized by protestors block Pemex access in and out of Rosarito, northern Baja, halting distribution to Tijuana

: spectacular footage of ongoing protests – 1000’s of protestors chase off and attack 100’s of police / security forces

Can Sanpere: Biggest ever 9,000 m3 Squat by 21 Collectives faces eviction/demolition Jan 13th

It’s gigantic, 9,500 m3 of factory and yard were occupied in 2013 in Premià de Mar, to be run collectively by open assembly without personal profit.15492297_1176531152442158_7666747520295066652_n

Crowds of young people from the tightly packed dormitory town joined in and soon there were 21 collectives with everything from counseling, circus, dance, role play, a radio, a soccer pitch, a huge workshop of plastic arts, music bands and concert halls, several migrant groups and a library where teachers from schools in the municipality have  offer free classes, etc

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The derelict textile factory is owned by Nuñez and Navarro, shady speculator builders whose directors have just finished a  prison term for open bribery. Finally they have obtained an eviction date of January 13th 2017 with permission for immediate demolition. Continue reading Can Sanpere: Biggest ever 9,000 m3 Squat by 21 Collectives faces eviction/demolition Jan 13th

US police kill over 1000 people in 2016 .. 2,300,000 in jail

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The State as a monopoly on violence

Marchers numbering nearly 1,000 take to the streets to protest against the recent fatal shootings of black men by police Friday, July 8, 2016, in Phoenix. Freeway ramps were closed and pepper spray and tear gas were used Friday night during a protest in downtown Phoenix following the killings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, at the hands of police and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Marchers numbering nearly 1,000 take to the streets to protest against the recent fatal shootings of black men by police Friday, July 8, 2016, in Phoenix. Freeway ramps were closed and pepper spray and tear gas were used during a protest in downtown Phoenix following the killings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, at the hands of police and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Continue reading US police kill over 1000 people in 2016 .. 2,300,000 in jail

Women expose Violent Macho Culture with Camera Trap

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video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIk5fWw0Xps
video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIk5fWw0Xps

Exhibition of 81 Anti-Police T-Shirts..’Lotta Coppers..Little Fun’..

A Madrid  exhibition showed 81 photos of T-shirts with slogans and drawings against the police.

--Danger.. Police At Work--
–Danger.. Police At Work–
–Photos from the exhibition ‘La guerra de las camisetas’. .. (T-Shirt Wars)  by SANTI OCHOA

by Jose Durán Rodríguez        via Diagonal          translation The Free      original en castellano abajo           You have seen him many times with his camera on his shoulder in demos of recent years on the streets of Madrid. What’s more, if you wore a striking T-shirt with a  witty phrase or suggestive drawing, it’s likely you’ve been photographed yourself. His name is Santi Ochoa and he’s been doing it since 2003. In his file there are now more than 20,000 images of T-shirts.

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From all of them, he selected 81 for this exhibition ‘La guerra de las camiseta’, (T-Shirt Wars),now finished, in the ABM Confecciones space, on Calle Encarnación González in Madrid. The idea occurred to him last year – “to make the exhibition just before the approval of the Gag Law,” explains Ochoa to Diagonal – but it is only now it has been carried out, motivated by ‘The Last Straw’..

''We Are Not Afrad'
‘We Are Not Afraid’

“After recent events, with the police storming a clothing store with slogans that incited, according to them, hatred or contempt for the Agents, I felt it in my own flesh and I decided to give a minimal response to that,” he recalls. He refers to the police Raid and seizure of abundant material (shirts, sweatshirts, caps) from the Bestiario Shop in Vallecas by the police in early October. Continue reading Exhibition of 81 Anti-Police T-Shirts..’Lotta Coppers..Little Fun’..

Trump’s 3rd Night: RIOTS, DEMOS, AND BLOCKADES ESCALATE

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 Riots, Demonstrations, and Freeway Shutdowns Continue Into Third Night

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November 10, 2016

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Highway 87 in San Jose Shut Down by Anti-Trump Protesters

Highway 87 in San Jose, near Mineta San Jose International Airport, was shut down Thursday night when anti-Trump protesters chanting “Yes we can!” took over the freeway.

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Global resistance against fascism, racism, homophobia, sexism & nationalism January 20, 2017. In DC & around the globe!

Video: thousands on Interstate 94, blocking traffic in protest of President-Elect Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/41hNoKLkpS

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