Tag Archives: Black Block

Kshama Sawant and Capitalism’s Shock Absorbers

“While you waitin’ for the mention in the pages of ‘The Stranger’ You can find me in the basement makin’ heaters for later… we’ve been living in conditions we’re tired of Come on and rise up” – Blue Scholars, “North … Continue reading

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Vanilla Twilight / White Noise

As Noel Ignatiev argued, there is a civil war going on in the mind of each working class white man.  That war is between his working class consciousness and his white consciousness.  Both are in a state of crisis right … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Raids and felony charges, but we’re still not afraid

A local communist collective, Red Spark, posted a good article overviewing the ongoing political repression in the Pacific Northwest and it’s context. Please check it out! http://www.redsprk.org/post/37888737927/raids-and-felony-charges-but-were-still-not-afraid Raids and felony charges, but we’re still not afraid Five people in Seattle, … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get better, we rebel to make it better!

The Seattle Police department tried to jump onto the whole corporate-liberal “gay rights” bandwagon with its recent release of the “It Gets Better” video interviewing gay police officers and exemplifying how tolerant the department is. Yet, we are reminded again, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, the people who probably make those Nike clothes….

Are burning down their factories. That’s how I started a recent letter to a comrade about the wave of strikes, riots, and factory sabotage in the Bangladeshi garment industry.   He published it on his new blog, Diligent Dispatches and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Fight for a Life Worth Living: A Statement on Seattle’s 2012 May Day Events

The statement below is being reposted from the Occupy Seattle website. Please check it out! —– We are organizers and participants involved in this year’s May Day events. Many of us also participate in Occupy/Decolonize Seattle. We conceived the events … Continue reading

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Zine version of “The zeal of the young…”

Thanks to our friend and comrade AH! *note: the pages are set up so that they can be printed, folded, and stapled in the middle. this form is not very readable unless printed!

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“Between the Zeal of the Young and the Patience of the Old”: Reflections on Seattle’s Recent Upheavals Against Police Brutality

See zine version here i) Introduction ii) No Police on Stolen Native Land iii) Feb 16: Moving past obstacles; Witnessing openings for militancy The Rainbow Coalition Feb 16: How it went down iv) A Ruling Class Ideology: “Why Seattle didn’t … Continue reading

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