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Thursday: Demonstration in Solidarity with Georgia Prison Rebels

16 Dec

Thursday, December 16th
6:00 PM

Emergency Solidarity Demonstration with Georgia Prison Strike Rebels
Downtown Denver “Justice” Center
Colfax and Elati


From Denver ABC:

Hundreds of prisoners in Georgia have been on “strike” for nearly a week, refusing to work, leave their cells, and in many instances, eat.

They are demanding payment for their labor (Georgia currently pays prisoners nothing for prison labor), better living conditions, decreased costs for phone calls and stamps (Georgia’s costs for these “privileges” are among the highest in the nation) access to education, access to programs that curb substance abuse, and other improvements to the physical conditions of prisoners’ lives in Georgia’s penitentiaries.

Folks on the outside need to step up and show some solidarity with the prisoners of Georgia! Demonstrations have happened in Atlanta and other large cities in the south, with a large demonstration in Richmond slated for the weekend.

Denver Anarchist Black Cross, a social movement defense organization active in the Denver Metro area, is calling for people of conscience in Denver to show solidarity with the courageous rebels in Georgia, who at this very moment are facing extremely violent reprisals for their actions. In several facilities, heat and hot water have been turned off to the cells of striking prisoners, and violent beatings and cell entries have become the norm.

Bring signs, your feelings of love, solidarity, and rage at the prison industrial complex and the ongoing repression and criminalization of poor and working people across the country as we connect the struggle in Georgia’s prisons to the conditions here in the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, where Marvin Booker was murdered by guards in July.

Denver demo in solidarity with Oakland uprising

9 Jul

Anonymous reportback follows:

Denver, January 8, 2010: At the same time that crowds started to gather in Oakland to respond to the verdict in the trial of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, residents of Denver rallied in opposition to the murder of Oscar Grant and to the occupation of our neighborhoods by the police.

Denver Anarchist Black Cross put out a call for a solidarity demonstration to start at 7pm local time at the Sheriff’s Department headquarters at 13th and Cherokee in downtown. About 35 folks showed up with 2 hours notice with banners and signs that read “All cops are murderers” and “From Oakland to Denver, we will always remember”.

After spending half an hour at the Sheriff’s Department, the crowd moved to a busier intersection outside the U.S. Mint at Colfax and Cherokee. After another half hour, and many honks, raised fists, and cheers of support, the group marched to the corner of Broadway and Colfax, one of the busiest intersections in downtown Denver.

Honks, raised fists, cheers, and cries of support were constant. Folks that were waiting for the bus at the nearby RTD bus shelter motioned for the demonstration to come to the bus shelter. Cries of “fuck the police” echoed from the folks gathered at the bus shelter, as they swelled the ranks of the protest. For the next hour, the spirited crowd grew to over 50.

A couple of motorcycle cops made a small effort to intimidate independent journalists and photographers, but left shortly after being “schooled” by members of the crowd.

The action laid the foundation for more solidarity actions to come, and for a renewed energy in the local anti-authoritarian movement.

A Call to Attack SB1070 and Prisons everywhere, on and beyond May Day 2010

29 Apr

By Marek A. Edelman

Let us not be melodramatic or ironic, SB1070 is some fascist shit. For years now ICE has been rounding up our fellow workers, stealing them from their families, children, and communities, often regardless of their immigration status. In 2009, 380,000 people were detained in 350 facilities, and the roundups continue. Detainees are held for months, even years, in conditions often worse than prisons built for “citizens” (although many who are “legally” in the US end up there anyway). Along the US-Mexico border, defense contractors have built massive walls at the safest crossing points, forcing migrant workers to make perilous desert crossings. Many will not make it alive.

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Denver Anarchist Black Cross Running Down the Walls reportback

15 Sep

On Saturday September 12th, comrades, friends, and allies ran with the Denver Anarchist Black Cross in the first Denver Running Down the Walls 5k. RDTW is an annual event held around the country to raise funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation Warchest, a fund used to provide support to political prisoners and prisoners of war in the United States.

Denver ABC raised $500 for the Warchest, and has a great time running in downtown Denver, including disruptively running right through the right wing Tea Party protest at the state capitol.

Thanks to everyone that participated in or supported the run!

from Denver Anachist Black Cross

Solidarity with anarchist Ariel Attack!

10 Sep

You’ve heard it by now.  A Denver anarchist named Ariel Attack and a second vandal who got away allegedly trashed the Democratic Party Headquarters a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the update and plea for cash via Friends of Ariel:

On 9/9/09 at 9am, Denver anarchist Ariel Attack made her first court appearance in fine form and fashion.  Ariel was charged with Felony 4 Criminal Mischief and faces 2-6 years in prison plus $$$ if convicted.  Legal defense could help reduce these costs as well as prison time.  Legal costs are estimated at $1,500-2,500 and restitution could be as much as $11,000.  Fundraising is going swimmingly, but more is needed.

Please steal some money from your boss this week and help keep our comrade out of prison.  You’ll be glad you did!  (T-shirts and other commodities are on their way.)
donate ariel attack

Actions of solidarity are also welcome!*   We at ’til it breaks feel the real struggle is against the courts, not in them. And while solidarity with our anarchist comrades is important, we need to work for solidarity with all prisoners and everyone oppressed by the legal system to bring it crashing down.

Finally, you can follow the Denver Anarchist Black Cross blog for more legal updates, and The Boulevardier to keep track of Ariel’s smashing fashion choices throughout the legal process. Oh, and friendsofariel@riseup.net to make contact.

Up the hammers, down the slammers!

– ’til it breaks

*neither ‘Til It Breaks nor Friends of Ariel supports or condones any illegal action nor are we responsible for the actions of our readers.

New Jersey: Democratic HQ stink bombed

6 Sep

Stench lasts 5 hours in office

We are posting this because, although the action was unclaimed, it demonstrates an active solidarity with the action against the Democratic Party in Denver and the alleged vandal.  We may never know the intentions of the New Jersey hooligans, but then, the media gets it wrong all the time.

August 31, 2009 |  SOMERVILLE, New Jersey — A stink bomb was thrown against the door at the Somerset County Democratic Committee headquarters at 14 Division St. shortly after noon Monday.

Lash Green II, an intern was working in the office on invitations to a fundraiser Sept. 13 with Newark Mayor Cory Booker in Branchburg when the incident occurred, said Alex Radus, executive director of the party.

Green was not injured.

The office filled with the odor of sulfur or rotten eggs. The odor had dissipated by 5 p.m., Radus said.

Green said he believed the stink bomb was thrown from the passenger window of a white Chrysler 300 that pulled away from the curb in front of the entrance.

Somerville police responded but refused to file a report, citing a lack of damage. [emphasis added]

“This kind of childish behavior takes on grave significance when a political organization is targeted,” said party Chairwoman Peg Schaffer. “It is a mark of intolerance, and amounts to nothing less than assault, voter intimidation and harassment.”

from mycentraljersey.com

August 31, 2009

SOMERVILLE, New Jersey — A stink bomb was thrown against the door at the
Somerset County Democratic Committee headquarters at 14 Division St.
shortly after noon Monday.

Lash Green II, an intern was working in the office on invitations to a
fundraiser Sept. 13 with Newark Mayor Cory Booker in Branchburg when the
incident occurred, said Alex Radus, executive director of the party.

Green was not injured.

The office filled with the odor of sulfur or rotten eggs. The odor had
dissipated by 5 p.m., Radus said.

Green said he believed the stink bomb was thrown from the passenger window
of a white Chrysler 300 that pulled away from the curb in front of the
entrance.

Somerville police responded but refused to file a report, citing a lack of
damage.

"This kind of childish behavior takes on grave significance when a
political organization is targeted,'' said party Chairwoman Peg Schaffer.
"It is a mark of intolerance, and amounts to nothing less than assault,
voter intimidation and harassment.''

Peruvian consulate in Denver painted in solidarity with land struggle

15 Jun

Communique:

In the early hours of Monday, June 15, masked marauders redecorated the doors and facade of the Peruvian Consulate in Denver, labeling them as the murderers they are. The spray painted messages called for the liberation of the Amazon, and the end to the destruction of the rainforests and the murder of indigenous peoples fighting for their land.

This act was done in solidarity with the 85 indigenous people in Peru murdered by their government while trying to protect their land. This was a very small act in comparison to the blockades in Peru, but it will not be the last action in solidarity with people struggling for their land and freedom. Free Amazonia! These murders will not go unavenged!