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"Pro-Palestinian protesters calling for a cease fire in Gaza briefly closed the Octavia entrance to U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco Monday afternoon, according to authorities."
Folks in #Pittsburgh are calling for a demonstration against gender fascist James Lindsay on February 20th.
People on the street shouted down and confronted a small group of neo-Nazis marching with swastika flags. They then packed themselves into a U-haul truck and drove out of state.
On the latest episode of #ThisIsAmerica, we spoke with @alissaazar about the recent far-Right convoy at the border, the presence of US military and police, and how working people fleeing poverty and violence are caught in the middle as US politicians attempt to score points in the upcoming election cycle.
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In April, the Supreme Court will rule on if cities can "fine or arrest people for sleeping outside if there's no shelter available."
"Food Not Bombs Houston, the organization that has been ticketed 90 times over the last year for providing free meals to homeless individuals near City Hall, has declared victory after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted two orders Wednesday essentially telling the City of Houston to stop citing volunteers with the organization, at least for now."
"This project comes out of our hopes and frustrations working with local mutual aid and anarchist projects for some years. The recent proliferation of groups taking the name “mutual aid” has led to an explosion of new and valuable organizing. It has also spurred confusion over what exactly mutual aid is, and how its radical potential profoundly differs from charity.
This zine is the second in a series that explores and critiques the budding movement of mutual aid groups around the Pacific Northwest. Our own experiences, observations, and research are synthesized with accounts gained from networking with other groups near and far. The first zine explored mutual aid’s history and theory, while this zine will dive deeper into the various enemies and allies mutual aid crews may encounter. A collection of helpful tips, tricks, and firsthand knowledge will follow third. The final entry will provide more detail on various mutual aid groups as well as thoughts and hopes for future organizing. We hope it will provide both practical information and food for thought."
Announcing a new zine for order and distro that provides tips on how to organize demonstrations for beginners.
"The booklet takes the reader through some of the basic ways to prepare for a protest or action, including putting together an affinity group, coordinating with other AGs, deciding what goals to set and how achieve them, how to pack and dress for the event, and how to debrief with others. It also introduces basic concepts like self-organization and autonomy in a easy, accessible way, and provides a reading list for further inquiry."
"Libs of TikTok and Elon Musk rushed to spread the misinformation as part of the far right’s desperate push to make “trans terrorism” a thing."
On our latest podcast, we spoke with Nor Cal Resist about how people are building solidarity with asylum seekers in #Sacramento amidst a backdrop of escalating repression and far-Right attacks.
Don't miss the latest edition of #ThisWeekInFascism, a roundup of news, action, and analysis on the far-Right and antifascist resistance to it.
"Bits and pieces of experience and memory can accumulate into a shift in what people believe is possible and our own perceptions of our power to impact the world. Exposing the public to sights and sounds and ideas that help them make connections and have realizations they may have not otherwise have had is important. Making instruments and avenues for direct action and liberatory practices accessible is important. All attempts, large and small, at nurturing liberation can transform and expand people’s capacities for creative resistance, dreaming, and action."
We spoke to someone on the ground in #Atlanta about how the community is coming together and pushing back against repression.
"It’s horrible and terrifying, but also the community is coming out so powerfully in solidarity and people are taking care of each other. We keep us safe.”
"When the managers of a small bookstore in this Appalachian mountain town received a call from a distributor wondering if they could take in 22,000 books rejected by a Florida school district, it felt like a colossal ask.
At the book-packing event, volunteers dropped surprise gifts in each box — a sticker that says, “Trash Fascism Not Books,” and a small paper pamphlet that looks like a coloring book titled “I Am a Unicorn and I like to Fight: A Kid’s Guide to Standing up to Fascism and Bullies.”
“It feels very obvious that they don’t have any actual strategy beyond just going as hard and as violent as they can. This is going to bite themselves in the ass in the long run, especially with all of the recording of the damage, the trauma, the horrendous dehumanizing situations they have been putting people in during these raids. They are just trying to look strong and heavy handed and I think they are very embarrassed. It feels like every time there is a serious action of sabotage they are just going to arbitrarily raid an activist house that is on their radar. It’s horrible and terrifying, but also the community is coming out so powerfully in solidarity and people are taking care of each other. We keep us safe.”
Indigenous land defender and political prisoner Victor is free! Please support and share.
From Defend the Atlanta Forest:
"John "Jack" Mazurek was arrested in Atlanta, GA on February 8 and is being held without bond at Fulton County Jail, which is notorious for its poor conditions, overcrowding, and gross mistreatment of its inmates. They will be there for at least two more weeks until their preliminary hearing. They are still in the holding cell sleeping on the floor. This is unacceptable.
Call in to the jail at (404) 613-2024 to demand they be:
-Moved to general population
-Fed nutritious vegan food
"Overnight on February 8 and 9, about 500 students and community supporters demonstrated in solidarity with the Pro-Palestine Sit-In to Stop Genocide at Stanford University.
Stanford's official position as issued in a letter of February 8, calls for demonstrators to cease overnight sessions “based on concerns for the physical safety of the community.” Authorities mandated that any tents, tables, chairs or other similar items be removed by 8pm February 8, saying they otherwise they would be removed by the University “for health and safety reasons.” The directive went on to say that students could be cited with trespassing for failing to comply and could face university disciplinary action.
The large sit-in consists of multiple tents and has stood continuously in Stanford's White Plaza for over 110 days even through winter break and recent storms. Community members have been bringing food and supplies to support students. Organizers said they hope the university will see that there is widespread support and will rescind their demands."
As both parties ramp up attacks on asylum seekers, on our latest podcast, we sat down with someone from Nor Cal Resist, who are building long-term relationships and mutual aid programs with refugees.
We talk about how communities can grow a politics of solidarity in the face of growing conspiracy theories and attempts by the ruling class to demonize the poor and immigrant workers.