Riot 2010 Begins

February 15, 2010

400 protesters raged through the streets of Vancouver on the “2010 Heart Attack” march on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Thirteen people were arrested, and dozens more were detained. More videos, pictures, and detailed analysis of the action from Beneath the Snow:



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This isn’t a Newspaper, This is Dynamite

We are excited to announce the publication of After the Fall: Communiques from Occupied California. Collecting the major statements from the recent wave of Occupations, it is being provided as a free gift to the movement.

A love letter to the insurgent students and workers on California campuses, After the Fall will be released on Valentine’s Day and is intended to spark excitement and discussion. We encourage students and others to use After the Fall to mobilize forces ahead of the March 4th offensive .

- 44 tabloid pages of communiques, texts and photos from across the state
- includes a map, timeline and pullout poster

We will provide a bundle to any interested groups for the price of postage. Contact us at paper(at)afterthefallcommuniques(dot)info

& if you are interested in buying into the initial print run in order to receive many bundles please contact us.

stay tuned for additional details

March 4th Day of Action

January 20, 2010

take the city

In solidarity with the call for actions on March 4th across California for occupations and escalation in response to fee hikes and California’s war on youth (from police attacks on students in November to the police murder of Oscar Grant), there is a nationwide call for actions in Solidarity:

“As people throughout the country struggle under the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, public education from pre-K to higher and adult education is threatened by budget cuts, layoffs, privatization, tuition and fee increases, and other attacks. Budget cuts degrade the quality of public education by decreasing student services and increasing class size, while tuition hikes and layoffs force the cost of the recession onto students and teachers and off of the financial institutions that caused the recession in the first place. Non-unionized charter schools threaten to divide, weaken and privatize the public school system and damage teachers’ unions, which are needed now more than ever. More and more students are going deep into debt to finance their education, while high unemployment forces many students and youth to join the military to receive a higher education. And all of the attacks described above have hit working people and people of color the hardest.

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From Youtube User occupyeverything:

After a long day of demonstrations against the Canadian Tar Sands, and the issues of climate change and migration activists have been tear-gassed and arrested by police while attending an evening party. The police appear to be trying to wear down street-level opposition through constant offensive action against activists. This Video Shows fire barricades set up by people in the neighborhood to stop advancing Riot Police.

Photos here

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Hundreds Held In Fresh Climate Protests ...

Around 1000 arrests in Copenhagen. Police said they rounded up 968 in a preventive action against a group of youth activists at the tail end of the demonstration. “We saved the demonstration from being disturbed totally,” Per Larsen, chief coordinator for the Danish police, told the New York Times. “There were some hard-core protesters that we have neutralized.”

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The political: war. Two Parties: that of Order and that of Insurrection.

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The prophets say we will soon be fighting for clean water. There are already food riots. What better way to set this stage of history than to paint the picture of 1000 potential rioters, neutralized? Anti-globalization activists are not the only ones to fully comprehend the symbolic value of global trade summits. At the first global summit to deal specifically with responses to climate change, the Party of Order demonstrated exactly what the epoch of uncertainty and crisis will mean: counter-insurgency to a T. The police openly stated their objective: “the biggest security operation since World War II,” and accomplished it—militarily—with speed, efficiency, and finesse.

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If the State taketh away, taketh it back!

The Polytechnic is Open!

December 7, 2009

The facade of Athens Polytechnic, occupied once again. The banner (possibly the most impressive yet) reads:

“State and Capital assassinate every day and not with bullets alone. We live the causes, we don’t wait for any occasions. Everyone to the streets: For dignity, for freedom, for Anarchy.”

From  Occupied London

The Polytechnic is Open!

Faced with political statements and intense rumors about the closing down of universities ahead of the 6th of December, we decided on the 3rd of December, ahead of the mobilizations one year after the state assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, to come and remain in the Polytechnic – and so, with our physical and political presence, to keep this space open.

The Polytechnic and all other schools are not the property of whatever government or university administration, for them to close them down whenever they decide according to their interests. They belong, first and foremost, to the struggling people. For this reason the state decided, after all, to close down the schools in order for them not to be used by those in struggle as spaces of meeting up, discussion, counter-information and collective making of decisions and actions.

We keep the Polytechnic open and we have called for an open assembly for Thursday, December 3rd at 9pm, an assembly for the mutual shaping and coordination of collective actions of struggle ahead of the next days.

Academic asylum belongs to the society, not to university directors and the police!

We don’t forget, we don’t forgive – December 6th, 2008

The revolt cannot be repressed, its specter is haunting the city

Comrades”

More updates on the Greek December in the coming days…

Greece on Fire Again!

December 6, 2009

Continuous Updates at Occupied London

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UPDATE:
15 were arrested last night, all but three have been released with non-criminal disorderly conduct charges

From Exquisite Corps – So there was a gigantic benefit show for the New School arrestees last night in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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As usual the philosophical-politico Manhattanite university crowd turned out, as well as a handful of strictly Brooklyn party types. The half-anarchist half-hipster crowd couldn’t help but appear reminiscent of a certain catastrophic scenario in recent memory. Around 1:30 AM police showed up outside the 210 Cook street building and unplugged the sound system.

More Photos Here

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