Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Class Warfare

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for Palestine

March 30th is Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Day of Action to resist Israeli apartheid in Palestine.

I endorse the Palestinian call for BDS—Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for Palestine because…

-Israel is a settler colonial state founded on the ethnic cleansing of 80% of the indigenous Palestinian people…
-Israel considers Palestinian women a “demographic threat,”…
-one in four women in Gaza, and 4 in 5 children there, are undernourished…
-the siege on Gaza was described as “catastrophic” and a “prelude to genocide” even before the latest murderous assault…
-restrictions imposed by Israel have resulted in a 58% increase in miscarriages among Palestinian women in the West Bank in a single year…
-Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli soldiers with no right to due process, and are imprisoned without any charges against them…
-our tax dollars are used, against our will, to create a living hell for Palestinian women and their families…
-since 2000, nearly 6500 Palestinians have been killed, including over 1400 children, and 40,000 have been injured…
-since 2000, 20,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished to allow for Israeli “natural growth,”…
- Israeli control and domination of the geographic terrain and resources of Palestine deny Palestinian families the right to free mobility, clean water, food, and other basic living necessities…
-Israel’s entrenched system of discrimination and segregation constitutes an apartheid system as harsh as South Africa’s old system…
-the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement played a role in ending apartheid in South Africa


I generally do not subscribe to boycotts as they exist solely as a consumer action and we are all much more than consumers. However, I support the BDS movement for Palestine as it works in concert with every other action to weaken Israel's genocidal grip on Palestine.
I also realize too many bourgeois anarchists who like to either play lifestylism or cynic write the anti-Zionist struggle off as nationalistic or pointless role play. I am glad they have the comfort to masturbate to such ideas while Zionism attempts to brutally erase people from history.

(Thank you INCITE!)

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Tactic For Failure Strategy?

Two bombers attacked the Moscow subway in the name of regional secession. They killed at least 38 people. Naturally, the US military/police stepped up security on US subways.


As I mentioned HERE and HERE, "failure strategy" is a new tactic by which smaller forces can drain wealthy states like the US dry and create chaos among the citizenry.

Applying the lessons now learned from today's step-up in costly visible security, small forces can apparently attack less fortified institutions anywhere in the world (and apparently for any reason- especially if they claim to be Muslim) and still inflict psychological and economical damage on the USA.

Hutaree: FAIL

You gotta be pretty dimwitted to believe in fairy tales such as some biblical anti-christ is soon coming... or that you can have a heavily armed militia with the stated intent to overthrow the US government and kill cops, put up YouTube videos, and NOT get arrested/killed.

Were they after Muslims in addition to cops or not?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Joel Dow demonstrates how to treat police

Unfortunately, Joel didn't escape the clutches of the pigs.

He was arrested and charged with:
ASSAULT II (B Felony) $250,000 Unsentenced
ASSAULT POLICE OFF (C Felony) $5,000 Unsentenced
RECK ENDANGER (A Misdemeanor) $2,500 Unsentenced
DISORDERLY COND 2 (B Misdemeanor) $1,500 Unsentenced

They need bail money fast, which you can donate via paypal:

If you want to write Joel, his jail address is:
Multnomah County Inverness Jail
C/O Dow, Joel D.
SWIS ID: 745437
11540 NE Inverness Drive
Portland OR

Joel is a vegan and IS NOT receiving vegan meals. CALL THE JAIL and let them know we're watching 503 988 5060!

Onward Christian Militia

Members of the Christian Fascist Hutaree militia have been arrested by the FBI in Michigan.

Hutaree were on point. They had a logo (including embroidered patches of said logo), a MySpace page, a fascinating website, and YouTube videos of them with their weapons set to the music of The Sisters of Mercy.

We need to catch up!

Special Teams deployed to counter Participatory Democracy

"... threats from the growing presence of alternate concepts such as the "participatory democracy"..."

Another Front

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dems Are "Pussies"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fascist Victimhood

Anti-abortion Democrats have begun to receive death threats from their fellow anti-abortion forces for not being crazy enough.

I wonder what stance the government would take with pro-choice / pro-abortion forces hat intimidate lawmakers? Hell, they spied on Planned Parenthood for no reason at all.

Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said Thursday that a bullet had been fired through a window at his campaign office in Richmond, Virginia. Despite his party and its allies creating this hysteria, Cantor was clever enough to blame Democrats like a good fascist.

Windows have been smashed at Democratic offices across the country.
I am totally sure the government will treat those window breakers like they treated anarchist, Ariel Attack.

And why all the hysteria??
Because apparently there is something evil about ensuring people can PAY FOR medical insurance from PRIVATE companies.
Well, I agree that is evil! So long as we have a government, our taxes should go to socialized universal healthcare!

I am still waiting for death panels.


With all the hoopla going on over "Health Care Reform", it can't hurt to know what it is.

What fraud.

Catholic Pedophilia

The Vatican continues to act as a cabal of pedophiles. Finally, Pope Benedict XVI is being directly implicated. I wonder how he likes his children?
The Catholic church is worried that the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files. They probably aren't as worried about the damage done to children all over the world.

Good thing George W. Bush granted the Pope immunity from prosecution!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

“We don’t give a fuck, the time is now.”

More on Brandon Darby: FBI snitch / agent provocateur

THIS is a must read!

Not only does Lisa Fithian give more insight into what we already know of Darby but she also gives guidelines how fuckers like Darby (whether agents of the state or not) can be sidelined.

The article also clearly shows, to me, that Darby was an agent of the state and provocateur well before the admitted date of 2007. As far back as 2002, Darby was clearly documenting comrades and shady shit was happening to anyone who came into contact with him.

"Brandon’s behavior was problematic long before 2008. Whether or not he was actually working for the state, he was doing their job for them by breeding discord within our politically active communities."

"Brandon would show up, all masked up, with a video camera and take a lot of footage. He has continued to do this over the years, including in Minneapolis. I don’t believe he has ever posted or published any of it."

Behaviors of Brandon’s or others that enabled this kind of damage to be done.
-Deferring or listening to men, as opposed to women and/or attacking women in leadership positions. Our patriarchal society has taught us this and we need to deconstruct it.
-Charisma and confidence enabled him to assume leadership and control -- people deferred even though he had little experience. He cultivated a handful of women and men to become personal assistants who did a lot of his work for him.
-Assuming credibility by his associations -- Brandon tried to associate himself with other high profile organizers in the activist community.
-Preying on and exploiting people’s vulnerabilities and insecurities, particularly using alcohol or other addictions. He liked to “play with people's minds."
-Bullying. All bullies abuse their power and people let them do what they want because they are afraid of what will happen if they do not go along. They use their physical prowess to intimidate both women and men.
-Disrupting group process in meetings, derailing agendas, questioning process, challenging others, or not coming to meetings at all to avoid accountability. Or using secrecy and sub-groups to divide the whole.
-Pointing fingers at and ‘snitch-jacketing’ other people, accusing them of being cops, FBI agents, etc. This kept everyone on guard, and created an environment of suspicion and distrust.
-Seducing people using power or sex, leaving a lot of pain and destabilized situations in his wake or provoking people to do acts they would not do on their own.
-Being persistent and pursuing people, by calling them repeatedly or showing up at their homes, inviting them for coffee, he would wear you down, or find other ways back into important relationships.
-Being an emotional/physical wreck, becoming very needy and seducing people into taking care of him. Then people would defend him because of his emotional vulnerabilities or physical needs.
-Time and energy suck. Talk endlessly, consuming hours of time and energy -- confusing, exhausting, and indoctrinating.
-Being helpful or useful -- showing up when you most needed support. Brandon would arrive with tools, money, or whatever was needed at just the right time.
-Documenting through videotaping or photographing actions but never using it or working on communications systems which he attempted at the RNC.

The article also provides examples of what can be done in the wake of social collapse.

Link Roundup

Sick From "Health Care Reform" Yet?

Only in this capitalist wasteland would insuring that people can PAY for PRIVATIZED insurance be seen as
1)A major win
2)Socialist totalitarianism

Is the rightwing anger a result of righteous distrust of a system stealing from the people?

After looking at what the bill actually does, I realized that the ENTIRE public discourse had NOTHING to do with the bill. It was all just lies and hype. Well, it got the rightwing literally up in arms.

What would happen if the left or anarchists took to the streets and outright threatened lawmakers anytime we disliked their actions?

Oh, and we also get abortion restrictions with the bill.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Survivors is a BBC television series currently airing on BBC America. It is about groups of survivors in England after a flu pandemic has wiped out 90%-99% of the Earth's human population. It is also completely amazing. It intelligently deals with survival in a post-civ world and people unprepared for the situation.

I think it brilliantly shows the myriad of ways in which people might react and/or try to build/rebuild in the world post-collapse. Critics of the show have said it is slow moving. Being aware of that beforehand, I haven't felt it too slow. I also really enjoy the flawed characters. The show being based in England allows more development than if it were based in the USA where I suspect most survivors would just start shooting each other. I highly recommend the show especially to anyone interested in post-collapse survivalism.

A Small Demand

All we ever wanted was just everything
All we ever needed was just everyone
this is a small demand, it's a small demand

You Better Watch Your Back

Consolatory hands can extend
A seat at the table where you stand
but placating plates can also break
the cracked smiles you wear.
They'll expropriate your table
and incinerate the chairs.

-Torches To Rome

Anarchy In OK

Hirst's Head In A Bag

Jihad Jane The Boogeyman

In 2008, Colleen LaRose was targeted by the US government for her online solidarity with Palestine.
LaRose was reportedly arrested in October 2009 and held incommunicado for 5 months. Then the government publicly claimed she was part of an international plot to assassinate Lars Vilks, the Dutch cartoonist responsible for a comic attacking Muslims.
Was there any real threat?

LaRose stated on YouTube that she was "desperate to do something to help." Her case is the latest in a string of domestic terrorism probes in which defendants have turned to the Internet for financial, moral and operational support to plan attacks against the U.S. and its allies. It raises the question of how legal it is to vocally oppose the policies of the US government.

Census Paranoia

Time for the Census.

It reminds me of 10 years ago (I can't believe it has been that long) when I actually worked as a census worker. Senior citizens and veterans are given preference in hiring for census jobs, so it was filled with oddballs. My favorite was some old dude who, during the silent multiple choice question test to become hired, could not understand the 'silent' part. He kept loudly wanting others to help him answer the simple questions. Before he could be asked to leave, he got frustrated and left.

The job I was hired for was to be to seek out homeless people at under passes and fields from around 4am to 7am and politely ask them to fill out census forms. I got paid to go to orientation meetings and luckily never got asked to actually go find the underpass dwellers.

I was already radicalized and was skeptical of the Census. Afterall, the US government has used census findings to intern Japanese Americans and to spy on Arab Americans. I even accidentally referred to police as "pigs" at an orientation meeting. (Luckily the census leader was not upset and laughed it off. No drones came to my apartment.)

However, in 2000, Clinton was president and other than the dying militia movement, not too many people were freaked out about the US government's Census. Of course, those same rightwing fringe tendencies are now mainstreamed on Fox News. I think the rightwing Census paranoia shows a fear of the changing social landscape and the grip by which the old White guard hold onto it. They fear the inevitable.

United States Census 2010
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Greek Solidarity

From anarchist news dot org

Our Greek friends from The Void Network have had a horrible incident happen in Berkeley California. Their vehicle has been broken into and their livelihood has been taken. This threatens the rest of their tour and the great success of their tour up till now. The tour has been possible up till now by people passing the hat. This has been (barely) enough to cover gas but this situation requires explicit help.

What was taken:
One window of their vehicle (which must be replaced for their tour to continue)
One high end (2200+ lumens) projector: THIS IS THE LARGEST LOSS
One pair of professional DJ headphones
3 External Hard Drives
3 boxes of books !!!!
1 box of the new book We are an Image from the Future
1 box of Peter's book Anarchy Works
1 box of Anarchy Works, How Non-violence protects the state, and others
Pamphlets (for distribution)
Paperwork, and ephemera



Having been at the panel these folks participated in at the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, I appreciated their visit and the perspective/experience they shared.


For the first time in more than two decades, more fashion designers are using fur than not.
I'd love to see an in depth investigation into how PETA's 'shock' campaigns have done little to nothing in the way of actually changing public perceptions of fur. It would seem that PETA is caught in some self perpetuating cycle of generating media coverage of themselves rather than changing public perceptions on animal suffering.

An Apology Of Sorts

This blog has been lagging on updates (especially well thought out and written updates). I wish I could dedicate more time to it. Hell, I wish more people followed/read it.

Life often gets in the way of things. Plus, with the proliferation of things such as facebook, Google Reader/Buzz, and tumblr, it has become wildly easier to share/reblog info to my friends/comrades/associates. Is this blog outdated? I think not... I hope it reaches people I don't know and doesn't just virally regurgitate others' content. I try to provide info with an analysis/point of view that is fresh and radical.

Anyone out there?

St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blind Side White Knight

I can't believe acting hack Sandra Bullock and her plastic face won the Oscar for Best Actress. The film for which Bullock won, Blindside, is about a White Southern Republican family that get to play saviour for a poor Black man. It is based on a true story and only made it into a book and movie because of White America's god complex.

Vanessa Williams tries to impart some excellent anti-racist criticism of the bullshit film.
She is interrupted by know-it-all White Barbara Walters with some naive 'can't we all just get along' nonsense.
Joy Behar goes on to give a great systemic analysis building on what Vanessa Williams started to say. (Behar is allowed to continue speaking... because Whites apparently know how to speak on Black issues better than Blacks?)
Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck then go on a reactionary rant about how Black people and public education destroy Black lives.

Monday, March 08, 2010

International Women's Day

Keep Holdin' Up Half The Sky!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Jobs For Everyone!

Recently, Sen. Jim Bunning (R., Ky.) created a stir in government by objecting to extend jobless benefits. He eventually relented but became a hero to rightwingers who somehow equate jobless benefits with big government bank bailouts and who hate the idea of society supporting those in need.

All of this silly hoopla, made a solution come to mind. If these Bunning-loving rightwingers think no one should get a "free ride", then why not allow EVERYONE to work? Full employment with benefits for EVERYONE! How can they reject that?

Of course, the secret of capitalism that Americans bury and never face is that chronic unemployment is a necessary function for capitalism to work.

USA and Health

Link Roundup

- Alicia Keys makes one fine anarchist.

- To continue to collusion between state powers and private mercenary forces, The GOP is holding a fundraiser on the Blackwater compound.

- Everyone knows porn is better than The Bible!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

In Memory...

40 years ago today, 3 Homegrown Mother Country White Urban Guerrillas died as the anti-personnel bomb they were building exploded.

The event also served as the catalyst for Weather to go underground.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

whose freeway?