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California Democrats plot to tax people who fled to red states

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 04:19

California Democrats plot to tax people who fled to red states | 23 Jan 2023 | California lawmakers are pushing legislation that would impose a new tax on the state's wealthiest residents -- even if they've already moved to another part of the country. Assemblyman Alex Lee, a progressive Democrat, last week introduced a bill in the California State Legislature that would impose an extra annual 1.5% tax on those with a "worldwide net worth" above $1 billion, starting as early as January 2024. As early as 2026, the threshold for being taxed would drop: those with a worldwide net worth exceeding $50 million would be hit with a 1% annual tax on wealth, while billionaires would still be taxed 1.5%...California was one of several blue states last week to unveil bills to impose new wealth taxes. The other states were Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York and Washington.

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Ukrainian Strategic Defense Lines Bulging at Seams on Donbass Front

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 04:02

Ukrainian Strategic Defense Lines Bulging at Seams on Donbass Front | 23 Jan 2023 | Russian forces have gained the tactical initiative on almost all front lines in Ukraine. Amid the breaking victory of Wagner fighters in Soledar and their ongoing advance in Bakhmut, units of the Russian Army launched an offensive in the Zaporozhie region, taking new advantageous positions. On the northern Luhansk front lines, a fierce battle is ongoing for control of Novoselovskoye, most of which remains under Ukrainian control... South of Bakhmut, after the liberation of Kleshcheyevka, Wagner assault units have already taken a number of Ukrainian strongholds on the way to Ivanovskoe. On January 22, Wagner forces shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter over the village of Khromovo. As a result, the aircraft crashed at the Bakhmut railway station.

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Cashless Society: Big Banks Prepare to Launch Digital Wallet to Compete With Apple Pay, PayPal

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 00:04

Cashless Society: Big Banks Prepare to Launch Digital Wallet to Compete With Apple Pay, PayPal | 23 Jan 2023 | Major US banks, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan, and others, will push into the digital wallet space in the second half of this year to take on Apple Pay and PayPal. Early Warning Services LLC (EWS), the bank-owned company that operates the money-transfer service Zelle, will be managing the new digital wallet, according to WSJ. The wallet has yet to be named but will be separate from Zelle and allow shoppers to pay at merchants' online checkouts with linked debit and credit cards. EWS plans to offer the new digital wallet later this year and can handle up to 150 million debit and credit cards during the initial launch. Consumers in good standing with banks will be eligible for the new service.

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Tucson Group Mourns Protester Killed by Police in the Atlanta Forest

It's Goin Down - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 23:16

Action report from so-called Tucson, Arizona about banner drop in solidarity with fight against Cop City in Atlanta, GA.

On Saturday, a group of about 20 people gathered at the Bank of America building on East Broadway Boulevard in Tucson to express their grief and rage at the death of Manuel Teran, also known as Tortuguita, in the fight to defend the Atlanta Forest.

“This is the first action of the newly founded Tucson Chapter of the Weelaunee Defense Society,” said Ricky Flowers, a spokesperson for the group. “Across the country, those concerned about climate change, deforestation, and the expansion of police power in our communities are forming chapters of this organization to express their solidarity with the movement in Atlanta and around the world.”

The group convened around mid-day on Saturday at the northwest corner of Reid Park. From there, a short march brought them to the East Broadway Boulevard branch of Bank of America. Amidst chants of “Stop Cop City,” flyers were distributed contextualizing the recent murder of Tortuguita, the movement to defend the Atlanta Forest and its conflictual relationship against the police. Posters memorializing the murdered protester were additionally hung from the windows of the bank.

Meanwhile, a small group of protesters broke from the main group and, following a quick scramble up a ladder onto the branch’s roof, a banner was hung. It read: “B-of-A Funds ATL’s Murderous Cops / Stop Cop City.”

Bank of America is just one out of a number of major national funders donating to the Cop City project.

“Police in Atlanta think that they can stop the movement by charging protesters as domestic terrorists and now executing protesters in the woods,” said Flowers. “We’re here to tell them that the movement is spreading across the country. Wanting to stop the planet from burning is not terrorism.”

The Tucson chapter of the Weelaunee Defense Society expressed their intention to continue with similar actions in the coming weeks. “This is not a local struggle,” Flowers remarked. “If the Cop City project is built, it would be used to train police from across the country, expanding the overall infrastructure of repression nationally. This is a struggle that extends well beyond just one part of Atlanta–it affects us all.”

They noted that although Cop City is tied to a specific Atlanta neighborhood, it is tied to a nationwide infrastructure. “Cop City is everywhere; it can be attacked anywhere.” With this, the group stated that it will grow and expand its pressure campaign against local donors and supporters of Atlanta’s Cop City project. They say that they will keep fighting the project until it is completely stopped — in defense of the forest, in defense of the Earth, and in the memory and honor of Tortuguita.

Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran was born April 23, 1996. On Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, they were killed by police during a raid of the Weelaunee Forest. Those that knew and loved them describe them as a dear friend, a loving partner, and a proud, fierce anarchist. At the time of their death, Tortuguita spent their time between Atlanta and Florida. In the former, they were focused on defending the forest and coordinating mutual aid; in the latter, they focused on building low-income housing in communities hit hardest by the hurricane. In each account of their life, they are described as a kind, passionate, and deeply caring person who will be dearly missed.

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Role of printers, pressers in the anarchist movement spotlighted in new book

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 23:13

From University of Hawai'i News

Anarchist letterpress printers and presses from the late 1800s through the 1940s is the focus of a new book by a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Political Science and Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty member.

Professor Kathy Ferguson’s work Letterpress Revolution: The Politics of Anarchist Print Culture, details the importance of printed materials that galvanized anarchist movements across the U.S. and Great Britain. The book will be released on February 24, and is published by Duke University Press.

Anarchism is a political movement that is skeptical of all justifications for authority and holds all forms of governmental authority to be unnecessary. Ferguson shows how printers arranged text, ink, images, graphic markers and blank space within the design of a page. Their extensive correspondence with fellow anarchists and publishing their radical ideas brought the decentralized anarchist movements together. By diving deeper into the practices of anarchist print culture, Ferguson points to possible methods for cultivating contemporary political resistance.

person headshotProfessor Kathy Ferguson

“The anarchists organized a remarkable political movement largely through their print culture: writing, printing, distributing, reading, and archiving their publications brought them together. Their success suggests that the act of making things together generates political energy,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is the author of several books, including Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets, which is about a central figure in the anarchist movement. She is working on another book on women in the anarchist movement whose contributions have been underrated or lost. Ferguson’s goal when writing these two books is to bring women more fully into anarchism, and at the same time to bring anarchism more fully into feminism. She hopes to bring these radical histories to light to make our understanding of them more robust so that we can use them better today.

The Department of Political Science and Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are housed in the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences.

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Ego Death Podcast

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 23:04
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From Ego Death Podcast

Hey there internet folks. We're Zack and Josh and Ego Death is our first foray into podcasting.

This project is very much a work in progress, but the gist is that we're having conversations we'd have with each other, or friends anyway, and recording them for anyone that might have interest.

We settled on the name Ego Death because it sounds edgy but isn't, kinda like us. You can expect thoughtful (maybe humorous) treatment of provocative issues, something we both feel is a bit lacking in online and irl discourse.

If you're into nihilism, anarchism, philosophy, and similar you're probably someone we'd like to talk to. Please feel free to reach out with praise, outrage, topics you'd like to hear discussed, suggestions for improvements, or any other comments. You can contact us at @egodeathpodcast@ni.hil.ist or harass me personally (Josh) at @ruin@ni.hil.ist if you're really pissed at something I said. (Zack does all the actual work, so I won't have him take the heat for my mouthing off.)

Thanks for checking out the podcast. We look forward to talking with you.

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ANews Podcast 298 – 1.20.22

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 22:59
ANews Podcast 298 – 1.20.22

From ANews Podcast

http://podcast.anarchistnews.org/episodes/anewse298.mp3

Welcome to this week’s podcast. This podcast is on anarchist activity, ideas, and comments from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

Notes:

What’s New

Written by chisel, read by chisel & hydrophobia

A reading from theanarchistlibrary:
Nishitani Keiji – Ownness and Property – All and Nothing (excerpt) 

Read & sound edited by Max Res

Conviviality: True or/and Fake?

w/ special guest ruin, & Max Res 

sound editing by octox

Samples & Music:

Paramore – The News
Taking Back Sunday – Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz No. 2 (Eyes Wide Shut OST)
Mica Levi – Death (Under the Skin OST)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Blu-ray CM 
Taking Back Sunday – This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)
“There Are Four Lights” Picard in TNG Chain of Command Part II 
Birthday Horn Sound Effect
Children Yay! Sound Effect
Brand New – The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows

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Coordinated Banner Drops Across Portland in Solidarity with Tortuguita

It's Goin Down - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 22:26

Report on coordinated banner drops across Portland, OR in solidarity with the struggle to stop ‘Cop City’ in so-called Atlanta, GA.

Last night banners were hung over I-5 in Portland in solidarity with our comrade in Atlanta who was just murdered by the police. Tortuguita was occupying the Weelaunee forest, putting themself at great personal risk to prevent nearly 400 acres of forest from being clear cut and turned into a $90 million police playground.

If Cop City is built, it will be used as a way for not only Atlanta police, but police from all over the county to practice urban warfare against anyone who dares to stand up to them. It’s necessary to push back against increasing state violence, against rapid environmental destruction, against this racist capitalist system as a whole, for the future of life on this planet.

Rest in peace to our comrade Tort, your death will not be in vain. This is a call to everybody— the time is now to act, to fight back against this cruel and explorative system. We must take action if we want to ensure a habitable future. Cop City will never be built!

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Actions and Rallies in Solidarity with Fight Against ‘Cop City’ Grows Over Weekend

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 21:26

From It's Going Down

photo: Unicorn Riot

Last weekend, across more than 20 cities in the so-called United States, hundreds of people took to the streets, holding vigils, protests, and rallies in solidarity with the ongoing fight against ‘Cop City’ in Atlanta and to remember Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, also known as Tortuguita, a 26 year-old anarchist who was shot and killed by law enforcement during a raid on the Weelaunee forest on August 18th.

APD arrested 6 people at random Saturday night near protests against the murder of Manuel Teran. All are now accused of "domestic terrorism" & other blanket charges. ATL police continue reckless retaliation against #CopCity opponents.

Donate to @AtlSolFund. #JusticeForTort

— Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) January 23, 2023

Sunday marked the fourth straight day of vigils, protests, and rallies in solidarity with the struggle in Atlanta, following the police murder of Tortuguita, with more scheduled throughout the coming week.

The movement to oppose Cop City, a massive corporate backed counter-insurgency police training center, it notable in that it has built a bridge between the George Floyd rebellion of 2020 and the fight against climate change, while organizing itself largely outside of the established Left. The movement has been marked by a wide diversity of tactics; from mutual aid programs, nature walks, and large outdoor concerts – to tree-sits, mass marches, and the sabotaging of machinery.

If I was in Atlanta, I would be there.

— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) January 22, 2023

While attacked by the state’s governor as “criminal” and decried as terrorists by the police, the movement in recent days has gotten support from everything from 350.org to the leadership of the DSA (Democratic Socialist of America). On Twitter, former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson stated, “If I was in Atlanta, I would be there.” But what’s built this large coalition of support and solidarity has been a grassroots autonomous movement, not the top-down non-profits and political parties which suddenly, are rushing to catch-up.

The struggle against Cop City has also been building against the backdrop of growing anger at the Biden administration’s failure to deliver basic reforms and protect essential rights. In the past two years since Biden has taken office, police killings have increased along with funding for police departments; which has done nothing to impact crime. And while the Democrats have presented themselves as the only alternative to a rising fascist threat from within the Republican party, it has done little to reign in the GOP and curtail fascist sympathies within law enforcement and the security state. This is to say nothing about its handling of the ongoing pandemic, housing crisis, and attacks on reproductive autonomy.

As Hugh Farrell wrote on Ill Will Editions:

We are living through a moment of terrifying social reflux. The minimal state protections put in place at the beginning of COVID have given way to renewed evictions and a broad political consensus in favor of interest rate hikes intended to tame inflation and rebuild market stability. However, since, much of this inflationary instability is driven by new working class purchasing power, this means that renewed market stability is tied inexorably to restoring the precarity of the poor, to reducing their share of consumption and breaking the job-seeking confidence that fed the Great Resignation, itself produced by the exceptionally taut COVID labor market.

Just as the crisis-bred confidence of the poor must be tamed, so the recent memory of vast anti-police struggles led by Black youth must be painted over with delirious panics over Critical Race Theory and Defund the Police, both as phantasmic as a mythical crime wave. Defund the Police, which appeared irrelevantly moderate during the George Floyd Uprising, now appears intolerably extremist thanks to the collusion of 10,000 talking heads who chattered their way through the entirety of 2022, even as US police continued to kill people at an increased rate.1 Since one good panic begets another, these then fed a renewed hysteria about grooming, which offers the barest fig leaf for a renewed exterminationist drive directed against LGBT — especially trans — people. Propelled by figures like Elon Musk (himself working precisely to restore conditions of profitable speculation), this drive has been so shameless that it barely missed a beat when one of its foot soldiers murdered five people in Club Q, a Colorado gay bar.

Amid this period of fear and reflux, the movement to defend the Atlanta forest — alongside recent efforts to defend the village of Lützerath against its destruction by mining giant RWE (from which the accompanying images here are taken) — stand out as bright exceptions. While the ostensible aim of both struggles lies in protecting specific territories, they have also succeeded in challenging the more general terms of our current period of reaction. While my focus here will be on the struggle in Atlanta, the logic of composition outlined below may also help to illuminate other ecologically-minded insurgencies across the globe.

One of the things that has allowed the struggle against Cop City in Atlanta to grow, is that people recognize its importance as a local struggle, aimed at stopping the destruction of the Weelaunee forest, and as a global one, as Cop City pushes to become a one-stop shop for counter-insurgency training across the US and beyond. Atlanta police already train in counter-insurgency techniques alongside Israeli forces, as American police seek to implement strategies used by Israel in repressing the Palestinian population on people here in the US. Building ‘Cop City’ will only further accelerate a counter-insurgency ‘arms race’ within American law enforcement that so far, has received bipartisan support.

As one forest defender stated in a recent documentary:

This strategy [to defend the forest] emerges as a natural phenomenon, just directly from the intransigence and immovability of the electoral system; of the political system.

Either we will be goosestepped into the apocalypse, or we will fight outside of the institutions.

This is not a local struggle. This movement has stakes for the entire county and how it deals with safety. As long as we invest in more police infrastructure, the more violence will be the only tool that society has…They’re going to prop up their dying system…with tear gas.

Below is a roundup of solidarity marches, vigils, and actions that took place this weekend. For a more extensive roundup, see here.

In Portland, OR, anarchists vandalized a UPS store, breaking out windows of the corporate giant over its financial ties to the ‘Cop City’ project. Independent journalist Alissa Azar posted an anonymous communique they received from the action, seen below.

In Oakland, CA, a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest wrote:

Bank of America is an enemy of the people and life itself. They currently fund the construction of cop city in Atlanta, the same project that threatens the forest that Tortuguita died defending. They deserve no place in our landscape. We destroyed quickly but tirelessly. Like the peasants in the Jacquerie, the Luddite wreckers, or the Haitian revolutionaries, we seek liberation in the most obvious way: the destruction of what we know is the cause of our suffering. And if we destroy much, it is because we have suffered much. “Vengeance! Vengeance!” is our war-cry.

Bank of America in Oakland was attacked last night.

RIP Tortuguita#StopCopCity pic.twitter.com/mk9A8jexKO

— Berkeley Antifa (@berkeleyantifa) January 21, 2023

In Austin, Texas, over one hundred people come out to a vigil that remembered the life of Tortuiguita and pledged to carry on the fight against Cop City.

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to celebrate the life of Tortuguita and pledge vengeance to Cop City. pic.twitter.com/H7eNlkA3DH

— Stop The Sweeps ATX (@stop_sweeps_atx) January 22, 2023

In Richmond, VA, over 100 people held a vigil to remember Tortuguita and to denounce the Cop City project.


VIA: @GoadGatsby

In Chicago, IL, a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest read:

Friday night, January 20th, Chicago abolitionists in solidarity with the movement to Stop Cop City and Defend the Atlanta Forest glued shut the card reader and keyhole at a Bank of America ATM and “Virtual Banking” facility in Chicago’s affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood (2428 N Lincoln Ave). They also left messages, including STOP COP CITY, DEFEND THE ATLANTA FOREST, and ACAB on the ATM windows and door. The incident was in response to the murder of a forest defender by police in Atlanta on January 18th, 2023.

Bank of America is a top funder of police foundations across the US, in particular the Atlanta Police Foundation, which is funding the destruction of Weelaunee Forest in “Atlanta” to build “Cop City.” The intended facility would be a militarized police training compound, including a mock city for cops to practice urban warfare on Atlanta’s residents, particularly the Black and Brown and poor communities adjacent to the forest. In 2020, BOA gave at least $50,000 to the foundation; tax data from 2021-22 is not yet available.

Bank of America also bankrolls the Chicago Police Foundation, with BoA Senior Vice President Patricia Provenzano sitting on its board.


SOURCE: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest

In Minneapolis, MN, as Unicorn Riot reported:

On Saturday, Jan. 21, a couple hundred community members gathered in Uptown Minneapolis for a protest that started outside the library and ended at Bank of America. The bank was spray painted with messages to stop ‘Cop City’ and about the bank’s funding of the police training facility.

Two of the signs in the protest read, “Our revenge will be a world with no police and no prisons” and “Trees gives us life, police take it.”

Speakers again shared some memories they had of Tort and also made mention that they were seeking bail money for the forest defenders in jail in Atlanta and calling for more people to pick up the mutual aid efforts that Tort devoted their time to.


SOURCE: Unicorn Riot

A large banner led the march that said, “We fight like hell for the dead and living. Stop Cop City.” One of the many chants that rang through the streets was “TC, Memphis, ATL, all you cops can go to hell,” ringing in solidarity from Minneapolis to Memphis, where Tyre Nichols was recently beat to death by police.

The crowd stopped in front of ‘Wince Way’ where Winston Smith was killed to pay respects to him and Deona Marie. Marie was killed by Nicholas David Kraus when he drove his vehicle into her when she was protesting in response to Smith’s killing by police. Kraus was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

In Lansing, MI, a bank of America was vandalized following a vigil in solidarity with the fight against Cop City.

Over 50 people gathered in West Philadelphia to mourn the death of Tortuguita and to later march through the streets. Reports from Philly Anti-Capitalist stated:

…[A]dults and children placed candles and homemade signs by the turtle in Clark Park. People spontaneously made speeches about Tortuguita’s death. The speeches touched on people’s experience of them, grief, martyrdom, and continuing to struggle. People called on each other to target cop city’s sponsors and the contractors responsible for building.

After people had been speaking for a while a small group broke off from the vigil. They took the street with banners. Barricades from a nearby construction site were pulled into the street to block cops and traffic. As the march moved graffiti memorializing Tortuguita and against police was tagged. A realty office had its windows smashed.

The rowdy vigil is the first time things have popped off from Clark Park in a while. A few years ago Cark Park was a regular spot for mid-sized black bloc demos to start from. We think that this is worthwhile to revisit because it’s a traditionally anarchist neighborhood and there are lots of alleys nearby to easily change in. It’s exciting to see this kind of energy re-emerge in Philly.

In Atlanta, GA, around 500 people gathered for a rally, speak-out, and rebellious march, during which, individuals broke out windows of a Wells Fargo, which is directly funding the Cop City project, as well as the Police Association building. Upwards of 10 people were arrested and now face extreme “terrorism charges.” For a full report, see here.

In New York City, a large vigil was organized and an anonymous group claimed credit for busting out the widows to Atlas, one of the subcontractors involved in the Cop City project, according to a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest.


SOURCE: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest

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Highlights from the 2023 SHOT Show

Off Grid Survival - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 21:05

Highlights from the 2023 SHOT Show

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Voices In Struggle

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 20:51

From The Final Straw Radio

Remembering Tortuguita + Resistance in Lützerath and Against Tren Maya

This week on The Final Straw, we feature three segments: words from a friend of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, the forest defender killed by law enforcement on January 18th outside of Atlanta, Georgia; A-Radio Berlin’s conversation with an activist at Lutzerath encampment in western Germany attempting to block a lignite coal extraction operation by RWE; a discussion of the Tren Maya megaproject by the AMLO administration in Mexico.

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Remembering Tortuguita

First up, we caught up with Eric Champaign of Tallahassee, FL, about his friend Manny, aka Tortuguita or little turtle. Manuel Teran was shot and killed by law enforcement during an early morning raid of the forest encampment to defend the Welaunee aka Atlanta Forest and to stop CopCity on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. Law enforcement claimed in the media that they responded to shots fired and the wounding of an officer by killing the shooter, but at the time of this release the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not yet produced a weapon or bodycam footage of the clash. [Update, Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims they found Tort’s gun and ballistics match the bullet in the pelvis of the cop] The killing of Tortuguita has sparked outrage, calls for independent investigations, vigils and calls for renewed and dispersed activity. Word is that another 6 people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism during the raid. Check out our chat with a member of Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee for some context and links to group fighting back in the courts. There’s a fundraiser for Tortuguita’s family at GoFundMe

Eric also speaks about his friend, Dan Baker, who is nearing his release date. You can hear our past chat with Eric about Dan’s case at our website alongside links about the case and how to support him. There’s now a paypal for donations for Dan’s post-release, which can be found at DanielBakerDonations@gmail.com

Then, we feature two segments are selections from the January, 2023 episode of B(A)D News from the A-Radio Network. You can find this ep, #64, alongside many others at A-Radio-Network.Org

Updates from Lützerath

This second segment is a recording by A-Radio Berlin of a conversation with a radio activist from Aalpunk from Lützerath giving some context of the struggle there in the west of Germany. Since this recording, the encampments have been evicted but resistance continues against the ginormous lignite mine that the corporation RWE is attempting to expand there. You can also hear or read our September 25th, 2022 episode for some background. More info at https://luetzerathlebt.info/en

Opposing Project Tren Maya

Finally, we’re sharing a segment by Frequenz-A about Proyecto Tren Maya in the Yucatán peninsula of so-called Mexico. The conversation with a member of Recherche-Ag about a report they published in Solidarity with the Zapatista movement, on the German state and corporate participation in this mega-project and the dangers posed by the Maya Train, which includes huge expansion of electric, travel and other corporate and state infrastructure through sensitive ecosystems and sovereign indigenous lands, being overseen by the Mexican military. You can find this report and more at ya-basta-netz.org.

To hear a past interview of ours talking about Tren Maya & AMLO’s infrastructure projects, you can find our February 2nd, 2020 interview.

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Jason Walker, a writer and organizer held in the Texas prison system, is currently being held at a psychiatric unit after having to fake  suicide attempt in order to escape a plot to murder him. He’s asking for urgent support in ensuring that he’s not transferred back to Connally Unit, where the original incident took place, and for his entire classification file to be reviewed to help him get moved to a safer place. You can check our show notes for the relevant contacts and words from Jason and a script to call with at BRABC.BlackBlogs.Org

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Alfredo Cospito, Italian Anarchist on Hunger Strike for 99 Days

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 19:20

From Autonomies

We don’t want a martyr, but the end of 41bis

Since 2013, the anarchist Alfredo Cospito has been imprisoned for shooting Roberto Adinolfi in the leg, CEO of Ansaldo Nucleare, the main Italian nuclear company. The action had been claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, subject to detention conditions equivalent to those of high-security units, he was then sentenced again for his involvement in 2006 in the planting of two parcel bombs which caused no casualties. He was subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment for “aggravated massacre” and placed under the “41-bis” detention regime, considered by all observers to a regime of torture. Since October 20, 2022, Mr. Cospito has been on a hunger strike against this special regime considered a slow death sentence. Dozens of rallies and support actions are currently taking place around the world so that Italian justice does not let him die within its walls.

This is a fact massively ignored by lovers of the charming Peninsula: Italian justice has a habit of letting people who oppose it die by hunger strike. In recent years, this has been the case of three detainees in opposition to the judicial treatment of their case: a Sardinian separatist, Salvatore “Doddore” Meloni (2017), and two common law detainees, Gabriele Milito (2018) and Carmelo Caminiti (2020). Today, the case of Alfredo Cospito, who is beginning his 99th day of hunger strike, is all the more worrying as it attacks the very foundations of the crushing machine of Italian justice: the 41 bis, a particularly inhuman detention regime and real life imprisonment (egarstolo ostativo) without any possibility of parole.

Knowing that the Italian left and their fetishism of the law, as Wu Ming also explains on its group’s blog, is largely at the origin of this relentlessness, we will not be surprised to find in a newspaper of the conservative right, Il Foglio, one of the best texts published on his case. It must be said that it was written by someone, Adriano Sofri, of whom we cannot say that he is a comrade, but that he certainly knows what the judicial shredder is. This is what Sofri writes:

I will try to summarise. The anarchist Alfredo Cospito is in prison. He is 55 years old. He was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison in 2014, because he was found guilty of injuring the legs of the administrator of the Ansaldo Nucleare [a nuclear energy company], Roberto Adinolfi [named in a letter claiming responsibility as “one of the major players in the rehabilitation of nuclear energy in Italy”], in 2012. He was then accused of having placed two “low potential” explosive packets on the site of the School of Carabinieri in Fossano (Cuneo), in June 2006, without the intention, and without the effect, of harming the physical integrity of anyone. Cospito spent 6 years in prison under the so-called high security regime, which provides for strong restrictions both in the mode of detention and in the possibilities of mitigation through access to permits and alternative measures of detention. Last April, the high security regime was judged inadequate by the Justice system, which decided to subject Cospito to the 41bis regime, the measure introduced in the 1980s to prevent members of the Mafia from maintaining relations with the outside world; a measure presented as temporary but which become permanent and a measure that is still debated for its unconstitutionality and for the gratuitousness of the abuses associated with it, abuses which have nothing to do with security, but which brings it closer to a regime of torture than incarceration. Cospito is not a mafioso, of course, but an anarchist, according to his own claim: the extension of the 41bis implies the assimilation of the relations between anarchist militants to the relations between members of organised crime.

Since October, Cospito, in confinement in Sassari, has been on hunger strike against the 41bis, a regime that he suffers personally with and one that is de rigueur in the Italian penal system. As “head of a terrorist organization” – that of the attack in Fossano – Cospito was sentenced to twenty additional years at both levels of jurisdiction. Until, last July, the Court of Cassation raised the stakes to the maximum, by transforming the crime into a “massacre against the internal personality of the State”, with a corresponding penalty: a life sentence, which forever excludes the slightest attenuation. This condemnation to a slow death, elaborated and stipulated in the beginning as a provisional measure and linked to the state of emergency, has become habitual and unremarkably ordinary in the Italian legal system. At this point, Cospito ceased to be a person, an inmate, a convict, and turned into a monstrosity that was not only judicial but human and clinical. An aggravated massacre is declared for a public attack on a police institution, which did not aim to cause any victims and did not cause any. Cospito could only become a person again by deciding to give his own body over to a death that was not a death by stages, according to the rule of an “end to the sentence, never”. His hunger strike is a hard strike, which has already put him in an alarming state [He has lost 38 kilos and is starting to deplete his muscle mass]. In appearance, two extremisms clash: an expansive “justice”, an anonymous justice, a machine like justice, assured of personal irresponsibility and the prisoner’s desire to go right “to the end”. Everyone sees, cannot fail to see, that there is nothing symmetrical in these two extremisms. The day before yesterday [December 19], a sentence enforcement court rejected Cospito’s appeal against 41 bis, almost automatically, like the good old Pontius Pilate. However, as a shadow of repentance, the Court of Appeal of Turin which is judging Cospito and his co-accused [Anna Beniamino, sentenced to 16 years and 6 months] decided to refer to the Constitutional Court the decision on the compatibility between life imprisonment and the exclusion of mitigating circumstances, and a “low-impact act” such as that attributed to Cospito.

We learned a few days ago that Cospito cannot “keep the photos of his deceased parents in his cell because their identity had to be formally recognised by the mayor of his home town”. It is strange to imagine that to be scandalised by it, one would have to sympathize with anarcho-insurrectionalism. It is even stranger that solidarity with the Cospito rebellion lies with anarcho-insurrectionists, whatever that label means.

It is likely that Cospito’s end will come long before the Court’s sentence. I have tried to summarise. I will not even try to comment: one cannot comment on excess. Justice is excessive and delights in being so, its administrators have first and last names but they are unknown, the uniforms are enough. They are beings of grotesque irrationality and wickedness. May heaven protect them. They called their investigation “Scripta manent”. The Romans knew that “Deus dementat quos perdere vult”. Translation in my own way: God takes away the reason of those who are desirous to destroy their neighbours.

For weeks, solidarity actions have been multiplying throughout Italy. Intellectuals, jurists, including a former prosecutor, showed their support. As Wu Ming writes:

Facing the machine, Cospito has only his body.
But we would not want to see that body in a photo like Boby Sands.
We want Alfredo to live.
We do not want martyrdom, but the end of 41bis and a new awareness of the justice and prison system in Italy.

SQ

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FOR THE ABOLITION OF POLICE - SOLIDARITY WITH TORT

Anarchist News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 16:51
two banners from berlin's vigil for comrade tort, reading "trees saves life, police take it" and "mourn the dead, fight fo the living"

On Sunday January 22nd in Berlin, Germany a group of anarchists and comrades from different parts of the world came together to grieve the death of Tort, a comrade who was killed at the hands of the Atlanta police on Wednesday. A beautiful human who didn’t have to die, but did so fighting for us.

We came together to show comrades in Atlanta and beyond some love, solidarity and strength. We came together to mark this moment in time to honour and mourn Tort, and to connect the struggle in Atlanta to here. The forest occupation in Lützerath Germany, a site of resistance to an open pit coal mine, was evicted days before the heart breaking news of Tort’s murder. We came together to connect these struggles to ecological destruction and state violence world over.

In the same way environmental issues are never simply local, we know that Cop City could become a nationwide, even worldwide, model. Fighting against Cop City in Atlanta is fighting against a more and more militarized world.

Today we made an altar together, lit candles, shared flowers and words. We sang songs of revolution. We shared zines and accounts about what is happening in Atlanta and we shared the words and stories of people who knew Tort.

We know that we must allow ourselves to feel our grief about Tort’s murder, and our grief about the destruction of our forests and of our earth. Our natural role in the ecosystem as humans is to protect, cultivate and be in harmony with the natural world around us and this is being taken away from us.

The way states and police respond to resistance with repression and murder, and frame protection of our earth as domestic terrorism, is dangerous for us all and for our collective future.

Tort died a revolutionary death. We grieve the loss of Tort. We grieve what is happening to the earth around us. Since the beginning of the pandemic especially, we are experiencing an attack from states and media on our empathy and solidarity with one another. This attempt to harden hearts is an attack on our resilience and resistance to future climate chaos and destruction of our earth and our communities.

We will not let our hearts be hardened. Let us keep our hearts open, soft and strong. Let us keep our solidarity fierce. Let us keep our love and grief and pain and tears flowing, let it move us and keep us going.

From Berlin to Atlanta, we will never stop calling for the abolition of the police and the saving of our forests!

Tags: anarchist solidarityTortuguitaStop Cop Cityvigilberlin
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Actions and Rallies in Solidarity with Fight Against ‘Cop City’ Grows Over Weekend

It's Goin Down - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:44

photo: Unicorn Riot

Last weekend, across more than 20 cities in the so-called United States, hundreds of people took to the streets, holding vigils, protests, and rallies in solidarity with the ongoing fight against ‘Cop City’ in Atlanta and to remember Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, also known as Tortuguita, a 26 year-old anarchist who was shot and killed by law enforcement during a raid on the Weelaunee forest on August 18th.

APD arrested 6 people at random Saturday night near protests against the murder of Manuel Teran. All are now accused of "domestic terrorism" & other blanket charges. ATL police continue reckless retaliation against #CopCity opponents.

Donate to @AtlSolFund. #JusticeForTort

— Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) January 23, 2023

Sunday marked the fourth straight day of vigils, protests, and rallies in solidarity with the struggle in Atlanta, following the police murder of Tortuguita, with more scheduled throughout the coming week.

The movement to oppose Cop City, a massive corporate backed counter-insurgency police training center, it notable in that it has built a bridge between the George Floyd rebellion of 2020 and the fight against climate change, while organizing itself largely outside of the established Left. The movement has been marked by a wide diversity of tactics; from mutual aid programs, nature walks, and large outdoor concerts – to tree-sits, mass marches, and the sabotaging of machinery.

If I was in Atlanta, I would be there.

— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) January 22, 2023

While attacked by the state’s governor as “criminal” and decried as terrorists by the police, the movement in recent days has gotten support from everything from 350.org to the leadership of the DSA (Democratic Socialist of America). On Twitter, former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson stated, “If I was in Atlanta, I would be there.” But what’s built this large coalition of support and solidarity has been a grassroots autonomous movement, not the top-down non-profits and political parties which suddenly, are rushing to catch-up.

The struggle against Cop City has also been building against the backdrop of growing anger at the Biden administration’s failure to deliver basic reforms and protect essential rights. In the past two years since Biden has taken office, police killings have increased along with funding for police departments; which has done nothing to impact crime. And while the Democrats have presented themselves as the only alternative to a rising fascist threat from within the Republican party, it has done little to reign in the GOP and curtail fascist sympathies within law enforcement and the security state. This is to say nothing about its handling of the ongoing pandemic, housing crisis, and attacks on reproductive autonomy.

As Hugh Farrell wrote on Ill Will Editions:

We are living through a moment of terrifying social reflux. The minimal state protections put in place at the beginning of COVID have given way to renewed evictions and a broad political consensus in favor of interest rate hikes intended to tame inflation and rebuild market stability. However, since, much of this inflationary instability is driven by new working class purchasing power, this means that renewed market stability is tied inexorably to restoring the precarity of the poor, to reducing their share of consumption and breaking the job-seeking confidence that fed the Great Resignation, itself produced by the exceptionally taut COVID labor market.

Just as the crisis-bred confidence of the poor must be tamed, so the recent memory of vast anti-police struggles led by Black youth must be painted over with delirious panics over Critical Race Theory and Defund the Police, both as phantasmic as a mythical crime wave. Defund the Police, which appeared irrelevantly moderate during the George Floyd Uprising, now appears intolerably extremist thanks to the collusion of 10,000 talking heads who chattered their way through the entirety of 2022, even as US police continued to kill people at an increased rate.1 Since one good panic begets another, these then fed a renewed hysteria about grooming, which offers the barest fig leaf for a renewed exterminationist drive directed against LGBT — especially trans — people. Propelled by figures like Elon Musk (himself working precisely to restore conditions of profitable speculation), this drive has been so shameless that it barely missed a beat when one of its foot soldiers murdered five people in Club Q, a Colorado gay bar.

Amid this period of fear and reflux, the movement to defend the Atlanta forest — alongside recent efforts to defend the village of Lützerath against its destruction by mining giant RWE (from which the accompanying images here are taken) — stand out as bright exceptions. While the ostensible aim of both struggles lies in protecting specific territories, they have also succeeded in challenging the more general terms of our current period of reaction. While my focus here will be on the struggle in Atlanta, the logic of composition outlined below may also help to illuminate other ecologically-minded insurgencies across the globe.

One of the things that has allowed the struggle against Cop City in Atlanta to grow, is that people recognize its importance as a local struggle, aimed at stopping the destruction of the Weelaunee forest, and as a global one, as Cop City pushes to become a one-stop shop for counter-insurgency training across the US and beyond. Atlanta police already train in counter-insurgency techniques alongside Israeli forces, as American police seek to implement strategies used by Israel in repressing the Palestinian population on people here in the US. Building ‘Cop City’ will only further accelerate a counter-insurgency ‘arms race’ within American law enforcement that so far, has received bipartisan support.

As one forest defender stated in a recent documentary:

This strategy [to defend the forest] emerges as a natural phenomenon, just directly from the intransigence and immovability of the electoral system; of the political system.

Either we will be goosestepped into the apocalypse, or we will fight outside of the institutions.

This is not a local struggle. This movement has stakes for the entire county and how it deals with safety. As long as we invest in more police infrastructure, the more violence will be the only tool that society has…They’re going to prop up their dying system…with tear gas.

Below is a roundup of solidarity marches, vigils, and actions that took place this weekend. For a more extensive roundup, see here.

In Portland, OR, anarchists vandalized a UPS store, breaking out windows of the corporate giant over its financial ties to the ‘Cop City’ project. Independent journalist Alissa Azar posted an anonymous communique they received from the action, seen below.

In Oakland, CA, a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest wrote:

Bank of America is an enemy of the people and life itself. They currently fund the construction of cop city in Atlanta, the same project that threatens the forest that Tortuguita died defending. They deserve no place in our landscape. We destroyed quickly but tirelessly. Like the peasants in the Jacquerie, the Luddite wreckers, or the Haitian revolutionaries, we seek liberation in the most obvious way: the destruction of what we know is the cause of our suffering. And if we destroy much, it is because we have suffered much. “Vengeance! Vengeance!” is our war-cry.

Bank of America in Oakland was attacked last night.

RIP Tortuguita#StopCopCity pic.twitter.com/mk9A8jexKO

— Berkeley Antifa (@berkeleyantifa) January 21, 2023

In Austin, Texas, over one hundred people come out to a vigil that remembered the life of Tortuiguita and pledged to carry on the fight against Cop City.

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to celebrate the life of Tortuguita and pledge vengeance to Cop City. pic.twitter.com/H7eNlkA3DH

— Stop The Sweeps ATX (@stop_sweeps_atx) January 22, 2023

In Richmond, VA, over 100 people held a vigil to remember Tortuguita and to denounce the Cop City project.

VIA: @GoadGatsby

In Chicago, IL, a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest read:

Friday night, January 20th, Chicago abolitionists in solidarity with the movement to Stop Cop City and Defend the Atlanta Forest glued shut the card reader and keyhole at a Bank of America ATM and “Virtual Banking” facility in Chicago’s affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood (2428 N Lincoln Ave). They also left messages, including STOP COP CITY, DEFEND THE ATLANTA FOREST, and ACAB on the ATM windows and door. The incident was in response to the murder of a forest defender by police in Atlanta on January 18th, 2023.

Bank of America is a top funder of police foundations across the US, in particular the Atlanta Police Foundation, which is funding the destruction of Weelaunee Forest in “Atlanta” to build “Cop City.” The intended facility would be a militarized police training compound, including a mock city for cops to practice urban warfare on Atlanta’s residents, particularly the Black and Brown and poor communities adjacent to the forest. In 2020, BOA gave at least $50,000 to the foundation; tax data from 2021-22 is not yet available.

Bank of America also bankrolls the Chicago Police Foundation, with BoA Senior Vice President Patricia Provenzano sitting on its board.

SOURCE: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest

In Minneapolis, MN, as Unicorn Riot reported:

On Saturday, Jan. 21, a couple hundred community members gathered in Uptown Minneapolis for a protest that started outside the library and ended at Bank of America. The bank was spray painted with messages to stop ‘Cop City’ and about the bank’s funding of the police training facility.

Two of the signs in the protest read, “Our revenge will be a world with no police and no prisons” and “Trees gives us life, police take it.”

Speakers again shared some memories they had of Tort and also made mention that they were seeking bail money for the forest defenders in jail in Atlanta and calling for more people to pick up the mutual aid efforts that Tort devoted their time to.

SOURCE: Unicorn Riot

A large banner led the march that said, “We fight like hell for the dead and living. Stop Cop City.” One of the many chants that rang through the streets was “TC, Memphis, ATL, all you cops can go to hell,” ringing in solidarity from Minneapolis to Memphis, where Tyre Nichols was recently beat to death by police.

The crowd stopped in front of ‘Wince Way’ where Winston Smith was killed to pay respects to him and Deona Marie. Marie was killed by Nicholas David Kraus when he drove his vehicle into her when she was protesting in response to Smith’s killing by police. Kraus was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

In Lansing, MI, a bank of America was vandalized following a vigil in solidarity with the fight against Cop City.

Over 50 people gathered in West Philadelphia to mourn the death of Tortuguita and to later march through the streets. Reports from Philly Anti-Capitalist stated:

…[A]dults and children placed candles and homemade signs by the turtle in Clark Park. People spontaneously made speeches about Tortuguita’s death. The speeches touched on people’s experience of them, grief, martyrdom, and continuing to struggle. People called on each other to target cop city’s sponsors and the contractors responsible for building.

After people had been speaking for a while a small group broke off from the vigil. They took the street with banners. Barricades from a nearby construction site were pulled into the street to block cops and traffic. As the march moved graffiti memorializing Tortuguita and against police was tagged. A realty office had its windows smashed.

The rowdy vigil is the first time things have popped off from Clark Park in a while. A few years ago Cark Park was a regular spot for mid-sized black bloc demos to start from. We think that this is worthwhile to revisit because it’s a traditionally anarchist neighborhood and there are lots of alleys nearby to easily change in. It’s exciting to see this kind of energy re-emerge in Philly.

In Atlanta, GA, around 500 people gathered for a rally, speak-out, and rebellious march, during which, individuals broke out windows of a Wells Fargo, which is directly funding the Cop City project, as well as the Police Association building. Upwards of 10 people were arrested and now face extreme “terrorism charges.” For a full report, see here.

In New York City, a large vigil was organized and an anonymous group claimed credit for busting out the widows to Atlas, one of the subcontractors involved in the Cop City project, according to a communique posted to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest.

SOURCE: Scenes from the Atlanta Forest

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Final Straw: Remembering Tortuguita

It's Goin Down - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 06:37

Long-running anarchist podcast and radio show The Final Straw speaks with a friend of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran.

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This week on The Final Straw, we feature three segments: words from a friend of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, the forest defender killed by law enforcement on January 18th outside of Atlanta, Georgia; A-Radio Berlin’s conversation with an activist at Lutzerath encampment in western Germany attempting to block a lignite coal extraction operation by RWE; a discussion of the Tren Maya megaproject by the AMLO administration in Mexico.

Remembering Tortuguita

First up, we caught up with Eric Champaign of Tallahassee, FL, about his friend Manny, aka Tortuguita or little turtle. Manuel Teran was shot and killed by law enforcement during an early morning raid of the forest encampment to defend the Welaunee aka Atlanta Forest and to stop CopCity on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. Law enforcement claimed in the media that they responded to shots fired and the wounding of an officer by killing the shooter, but at the time of this release the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not yet produced a weapon or bodycam footage of the clash. [Update, Georgia Bureau of Investigation claims they found Tort’s gun and ballistics match the bullet in the pelvis of the cop] The killing of Tortuguita has sparked outrage, calls for independent investigations, vigils and calls for renewed and dispersed activity. Word is that another 6 people were arrested and charged with domestic terrorism during the raid. Check out our chat with a member of Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee for some context and links to group fighting back in the courts. There’s a fundraiser for Tortuguita’s family at GoFundMe

Eric also speaks about his friend, Dan Baker, who is nearing his release date. You can hear our past chat with Eric about Dan’s case at our website alongside links about the case and how to support him. There’s now a paypal for donations for Dan’s post-release, which can be found at DanielBakerDonations@gmail.com

Then, we feature two segments are selections from the January, 2023 episode of B(A)D News from the A-Radio Network. You can find this ep, #64, alongside many others at A-Radio-Network.Org

Updates from Lützerath

This second segment is a recording by A-Radio Berlin of a conversation with a radio activist from Aalpunk from Lützerath giving some context of the struggle there in the west of Germany. Since this recording, the encampments have been evicted but resistance continues against the ginormous lignite mine that the corporation RWE is attempting to expand there. You can also hear or read our September 25th, 2022 episode for some background. More info at https://luetzerathlebt.info/en

Opposing Project Tren Maya

Finally, we’re sharing a segment by Frequenz-A about Proyecto Tren Maya in the Yucatán peninsula of so-called Mexico. The conversation with a member of Recherche-Ag about a report they published in Solidarity with the Zapatista movement, on the German state and corporate participation in this mega-project and the dangers posed by the Maya Train, which includes huge expansion of electric, travel and other corporate and state infrastructure through sensitive ecosystems and sovereign indigenous lands, being overseen by the Mexican military. You can find this report and more at ya-basta-netz.org.

To hear a past interview of ours talking about Tren Maya & AMLO’s infrastructure projects, you can find our February 2nd, 2020 interview.

Announcements Phone Zap for Jason Renard Walker

Jason Walker, a writer and organizer held in the Texas prison system, is currently being held at a psychiatric unit after having to fake  suicide attempt in order to escape a plot to murder him. He’s asking for urgent support in ensuring that he’s not transferred back to Connally Unit, where the original incident took place, and for his entire classification file to be reviewed to help him get moved to a safer place. You can check our show notes for the relevant contacts and words from Jason and a script to call with at BRABC.BlackBlogs.Org

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Kite Line: A Police Murder in the Atlanta Forest

It's Goin Down - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 06:28

Long-running abolitionist radio show and podcast Kite Line covers the ongoing struggle to stop ‘Cop City’ in Atlanta and reports on the recent police murder of Tortuguita. 

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Today, we share the tragic news that police killed Tortuguita, a forest defender in the South River Forest in Atlanta on the morning of Wednesday, January 19th.

We have previously covered the movement to protect the Atlanta forest in light of its history as a plantation and prison farm and the future plans to build a vast police training center.  Our correspondent spoke with Sarah from the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee, who filled us in on the state of the movement, this week’s violent police raid on the forest camps, Tortuguita’s death, and next steps.

As she says, the movement’s slogan, that “cop city will never be built” seems more true today than ever before, as an outpouring of grief and anger sweeps the country in the wake of this murder.

We also include a roundup of monthly prison disturbances as compiled by Perilous Chronicle.

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Harris required people to sign 'attestation of vaccination' paper to attend her Florida 'speech' - reports

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 04:59

Harris required people to sign 'attestation of vaccination' paper to attend her Florida 'speech' - reports | 22 Jan 2023 | Kamala Harris required all attendees of her event on Sunday in Tallahassee, Florida, to sign a form confirming whether they have been vaccinated or not, according to reports. The requirement is a counter-approach to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's claims that the vaccine is being used as a weapon. The governor plans to propose protections for residents, such as a ban on vaccine and mask requirements, during the next legislative session. The form was titled "Attestation of Vaccination," and it required guest to indicate whether they are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or vaccinated. The Republican National Committee Research Twitter handle @RNCResearch tweeted about the form on Sunday. "Kamala Harris made people sign an 'attestation of vaccination' to attend her incoherent speech in Florida today," the tweet read. Followers of the page had mixed responses, with some agreeing for the necessity of the form, and many others mocking the requirement on the basis that vaccines do not stop transmission.

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New Handguns featured at the 2023 SHOT Show

Off Grid Survival - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 02:20

New Handguns featured at the 2023 SHOT Show

After a shutdown and then a year marked by COVID mandates, this year, SHOT Show finally fully returned to Las Vegas to showcase some of the newest firearms and gear that are about to hit the market. Here are some of the top handguns to come out of this year’s show. [...]

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Biden Regime Announces Former COVID-Czar Jeff Zients as New Chief of Staff - Grifter Who Pushed for Forced Vaccinations

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 01:07

Biden Regime Announces Former COVID-Czar Jeff Zients as New Chief of Staff - Grifter Who Pushed for Forced Vaccinations | 22 Jan 2023 | As reported on Saturday, the "brains behind Biden," Ron Klain, is expected to step down in the coming weeks. Klain is believed to be the force behind the Biden regime and their disastrous policies. Klain's departure comes as a blow to the Biden regime as the economy turns sour and the investigations into the Biden family are expected to heat up in the coming weeks. On Sunday afternoon the Biden White House announced that the former COVID czar Jeff Zients will replace Klain as Chief of Staff. Zients pushed for forced vaccinations, particularly on young people.

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Antifa protesters in Atlanta are calling for 'Night of Rage' against cops after shooting near training facility dubbed 'Cop City' left one man dead and a state trooper injured

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 23:46

Antifa protesters in Atlanta are calling for 'Night of Rage' against cops after shooting near training facility dubbed 'Cop City' left one man dead and a state trooper injured | 19 Jan 2023 | Violent Antifa protecters are calling for a "Night of Rage" against police officers after a raid of "Cop City" left an activist dead and a state trooper injured. Georgia State Patrol troopers swooped on the autonomous zone at the site of the future $90million Atlanta Public Safety Training Center in a "clearing operation" on Wednesday. In a press conference, Georgia Bureau of Investigations director Michael Register confirmed that the shooting was in self-defense, with the protester opening fire "without warning" at the trooper. But activists are now calling for a "Night of Rage' and bloodshed against the police following the shooting -- threatening to enact "reciprocal violence" against the authorities. In a statement posted on social media, the Scenes from the Atlanta Forest account said: "A call for retaliation. Consider this a call for reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies. On Friday, January 20th, wherever you are, you are invited to participate in a night of rage in order to honor the memory of our fallen comrade."

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