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Matt & Kteeo Free! An example of solidarity that has larger implications

Tonight a Seattle judge ruled in part that the state was being punitive, freeing the Grand Jury Resisters. Let’s not let cynicism win the day, we can celebrate these small victories. This is a loss for the governments side, in their attempt to break the back of the anarchist movement on the west coast. Let’s celebrate with caution, this could be the example of solidarity, of not compromising, ignoring the ignorant masses, defying the mass media and fighting the state that leads to a reinvigoration of the concept of victory.

For more information check out some of Brendan Kileys tireless reporting on the issue here.

Voting For Tent City And Hurricane Sandy, The Democrats Consist of Spineless Unprincipled Worms

Arizona Democrats voting for Tent City

Democrats nationally voting for climate silence

You are making everything worse

You should be ignored

Forever

*PUT HANDS UP TO EARS AND YELL LA-LA-LA*

Anarchist & Friends Downtown Tempe Election Night Bar Crawl

Looking for something fun to do on election night? wanna get rowdy with non voters?  This is bound to be an a+ event to blow off some steam after mass frustration during election season. Let’s get some beers and troll the voting public.

http://www.facebook.com/events/482484435108317/

Massive (this word does not do this graph justice) Increase In Digital Spying By Police State

Ignorance exists, turning a blind eye works sometimes but, to look at this graph and see nothing wrong is pure lunacy.  Happy Friday, I don’t really have words for this.

via ACLU

The ASU Students for Liberty and Other Reasons Anarchists Should Be at the University

Let me first state:

I am the last person who thinks that a legit revolutionary movement will come from or happen within the University system. In fact, I believe that the liberal vanguard that has for the most part taken over political theory at universities holds liberation movements back.  That said, right now at this moment in time tons of people are radicalizing.  This includes younger folks and students at even the most ridiculously non political universities such as Arizona State University.

The next few years will undoubtedly see more job losses, tuition increases and a general decay in academic development (if it can decay further.)  This will lead to younger folks wanting to push back against the state and capital.  This is happening throughout the world and there certainly is no reason why it won’t happen here.  One of two things will happen when we get to that specific moment:

  • There will be no organization other than libertarians on campuses
  • Liberal organizations will step in to channel the anger back towards the status quo

The past couple instances when I made forays into campus for outreach reasons were surprising.  The level of interest for radical ideas is there to a point that it is distinguishable.  People are looking for something and it certainly is not status quo politics.  What am i proposing?

At the very least we need to have consistent propaganda on all local campuses. 

As militants we should seek out folks in the university system who would be interested in starting campus organizations helping them push it along.  Folks who are not already involved or minimally involved.

Our own organizations should make the now and again appearances on campus for events. Such as debates and literature distribution.

These ideas are certainly not time consuming and as I said, from my experience completely worth it.  Lets not focus on the campuses but at the very least have a presence so when the time comes, we don’t kick ourselves for doing nothing.

 

The Campaign to Elect Penzone and Other Hopeful Indicators of the Coming Apocalypse

Hard At Work To Elect A New Sheriff

Hard At Work To Elect A New Sheriff

How much worse can Arizona get? Socially, politically and economically it feels much like we are living in a failed state. You hear people blame it on complacency, the heat, crazy people and other nonsense. Anyone who blames it on complacency is generally talking about themselves though, as the “crazy” people certainly are the least complacent ones. I guess it really doesn’t matter so much, if you are ignoring the problem, you are part of the problem. I mean come on, you are residing in an area that is currently producing the most thorough attack on the general freedom of a populace since who knows when. Not to mention in the context of a society that is already clamped down. If you don’t get that, then please, quickly exit stage right.

There is no real way to understate that the conditions in Phoenix and Arizona as a whole are horrendous for a massive segment of the population. People everywhere are ready to rise against and confront the horrid state of affairs that impact much of our city. The middle ground is even difficult to find, even the complacent and privelged have no interest in compromising with reactionary policies and people. People are ready to call it what it is, a situation worse than what anyone has witnessed for decades, backed by a massive police state.

This Thursday in Downtown Phoenix self described leaders of Arizona are distributing awards to each other for a job well done. Even the famed pro-immigrant crusader Steve Gallardo will be recieving an award from the famed anti-immigrant crusader Steve Pierce! What a way to celebrate the conditions imposed on the people of Arizona with a display of true bi-partisanship. And it is within these conditions that the consistently succesful, always well meaning and cunningly strategic Democratic Party with support of the withered Phoenix establishment left asks us to vote and at that vote for Paul Penzone.

Wow! They really came up with a good idea this time. Not only did they select a candidate that wants to keep the vast majority of the worst of Arpaios policies in place. But a candidate much younger which essentially ensures that his policies will live on for decades longer. You might ask why I am picking on the Democratic party and whats left of the “opposition” in Arizona.

As soon as people realize the Democrats and left have failed, the faster we can leave them behind and create something new.

People are still hanging on to a false hope that somehow the myriad of laws, restriction and regulations can be changed by voting and working  within the system.

And when I say leave them behind I really mean it! A politician has one main interest, keeping their job. Established movement leaders have one interest, keeping their legitimacy. While all of this is happening Arizona keeps getting worse and worse, less people come to rallies and marches, people move out of the state or cross the border back home. People who want to fight are leaving because WE ARE LOSING!

What does it look like when we start making this state unable to function? when we decide that the consistent attack is not acceptable and it is our time to fight back? When we start asking people to take sides? When we politicize everything and start acting outrageous. What happens if we disrupt the flow of business everywhere, constantly, like they did in Quebec during the spring? The people in Arizona are ready for it, we can show the rest of the United States that in the worst of the worst, we can fight for the freedom that is given to us by nobody other than ourselves.

Remember though, they won’t let us do it. The status quo does not want us to win. That includes those who search for legitimacy. It includes sheriffs and police who will arrest and attack us.

Our enemy is not just Arpaio. To focus on him is indicative of a disease of which has a pathology that strengthens the system.

The enemy is any person who seeks to impose their authority on free people. We fight authority, we declare that we are free and that is the point at which we begin fighting.

-js