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Eric King due for release this year, please support him!

Anarchist News - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 23:05

From Unoffensive Animal

Eric is due to be released this year and we cannot wait to hear he is out and surounded by his friends and family!

We hate prisons, they are designed to destroy people and communities and no one comes out of these twisted and malicious places unscathed. Eric King has had it rough in prison since he was sentenced in 2016. He has been systematically attacked by prison guards, who on one occassion took him to a closet with no CCTV to beat him up due to his anarchist and anti fascist beliefs. They also retrained him for 6 hours afterwards. He has spent much of his long prison sentence kept in solitary confinement, isolating him as a means of torture.

In 2019, he was falsely accused of attacking a guard and faced an additional 20 years in prison, he was found innocent but the prison system is still set on making his life as hard as possible and transferred him to MAX.

In much lighter news, Eric is due to be released from prison this year and is desperate to be free and reunited with his family. There is currently a GoFundMe set up. Donations will help him do things like see a doctor, have some family days out and just take a bit of the burden off.

We have just sent 150USD to Eric for his release, why not join us?

If you can support our comrade Eric then do it, solidarity is everything.
www.gofundme.com/f/release-funds-for-political-prisoner-eric-king

Do send him a letter and help him get through the last months of imprisonment, his address is this:

Eric King 27090045
USP FLORENCE ADMAX
PO BOX 8500
FLORENCE, CO 81226
USA

For further updates and more info about Eric and his experiences as well as a number of poems he has written while inside, check out: https://linktr.ee/supportericking

Tags: eric kinganarchist prisonersupdate
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Utah doctor allegedly destroyed vaccines, gave fake shots to children

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 22:56

Utah doctor allegedly destroyed vaccines, gave fake shots to children | 18 Jan 2023 | A Utah plastic surgeon, his neighbor, and two others are facing charges after allegedly giving people fake vaccination cards and destroying government-provided COVID-19 vaccinations. Dr. Michael Kirk Moore Jr., 58, and his neighbor, Kristin Jackson Andersen, 59, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to convert, sell, convey, and dispose of government property, conversion sale, conveyance, and disposal of government property and aiding and abetting. The Plastic Institute of Utah Inc., along with office manager Kari Dee Burgoyne, 52, and receptionist Sandra Flores, 31, face the same charges. According to court documents, Moore and his co-defendants allegedly ran a scheme out of Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah Inc. to defraud the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The documents say Moore and Andersen [two heroes] were members of a private organization seeking to "liberate the medical profession from government and industry conflicts of interest." [Speaking of missing government property, when are charges getting filed for this? Pentagon can't account for $220 billion in gov't property, fails fifth audit.]

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Customs officials are seizing eggs [instead of fentanyl] at the U.S.-Mexico border

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 22:09

Insane in the membrane: Customs officials are seizing eggs [instead of fentanyl] at the U.S.-Mexico border | 20 Jan 2023 | U.S. customs officials are cracking down on egg smugglers. With egg prices soaring in the U.S. over the last year, more Americans are crossing into Mexico to buy the food item and trying to sneak cartons of raw eggs along some areas of the southern border, including California and Texas. "We are seeing an increase in people attempting to cross eggs from Juarez to El Paso because they are significantly less expensive in Mexico than the U.S.," U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Roger Maier told CBS MoneyWatch. "This is also occurring with added frequency at other Southwest border locations." [This is all part of the Great Reset. They want us dead. Hence, the Biden regime wants open borders for the drugs and human smuggling - but we can't have eggs.]

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FDA assigned Pfizer's COVID vaccine a license number months prior to actually licensing it

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 21:32

FDA assigned Pfizer's COVID vaccine a license number months prior to actually licensing it | 6 Jan 2023 | Back in July 2020, when the U.S. Government committed to purchasing millions of doses of Pfizer's Covid vaccines prior to the vaccines actually being authorized for use in the American public, some wondered whether the FDA's "review" process for granting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) was just a mere formality... Based on an FDA document that ICAN's (Informed Consent Action Network) attorneys recently obtained, it appears we can now say that the FDA's post-EUA procedure for determining whether to formally license Pfizer's Covid vaccine was indeed just that - a mere formality. On June 17, 2021, the FDA drafted a memo announcing that it was issuing a license number for Pfizer's Covid vaccine. But the FDA didn't actually license the Pfizer's Covid vaccine until several months later on August 23, 2021. In the document, the FDA makes the stunning admission that, while granting a BLA license number prior to actual licensing was a "deviation from [the FDA's] normal practice," it was doing so to "facilitate product labeling and distribution" because it had reviewed "much" of the information in Pfizer's licensing application.

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COVID Vaccines 'Opened the Floodgates' for New Wave of mRNA Vaccines for Livestock

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 20:59

COVID Vaccines 'Opened the Floodgates' for New Wave of mRNA Vaccines for Livestock | 19 Jan 2023 | Several new government- and industry-funded studies are underway to develop mRNA vaccines for livestock, part of the massive expansion of the animal vaccine industry projected to be worth $26.12 billion by 2030. Researchers at Iowa State University are undertaking a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop mRNA vaccine technology to prevent bovine respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). ...Researchers in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service experimented with vaccinating captive-bred black-footed ferrets against COVID-19. They also experimented with social distancing and quarantining of ferrets. "Third generation vaccines," including DNA, RNA and recombinant viral vector vaccines, are not only administered to livestock -- but they also are being developed for companion animals and wild animals.

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CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys, Documents Show

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:12

CDC Knowingly Left Serious Adverse Events Off Post-Vaccination Surveys, Documents Show | 19 Jan 2023 | The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn't include serious adverse events like heart inflammation on post-vaccination surveys even though the agency knew the issues could be linked to COVID-19 vaccines, documents show. Even before the surveys were rolled out in December 2020 after the first vaccines were authorized, the CDC knew that myocarditis--a form of heart inflammation since confirmed as being caused by the Pfizer and Moderna shots--and other serious adverse events were of "special interest" when it came to the vaccines, according to a newly disclosed version of the protocol for the survey system. The Nov. 19, 2020, protocol for V-safe, the survey system, lists myocarditis, stroke, death, and a dozen "prespecified medical conditions." The protocol was obtained by the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), a nonprofit that seeks transparency around health information. All of the conditions can cause severe symptoms.

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Russia moves to leave European treaties

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:04

Russia moves to leave European treaties | 17 Jan 2023 | President Vladimir Putin instructed Russian lawmakers on Tuesday to adopt a law that would formally end the country's participation in 21 treaties and charters related to the Council of Europe. Moscow withdrew from the human rights body last March, claiming it had been captured by the US and its allies and only serves Western political objectives. Putin has formally submitted the bill on terminating the treaties to State Duma chair Vyacheslav Volodin, following the provisions of a 1995 federal law. Among the 21 treaties that will cease to apply to Russia is the charter of the Council of Europe (CoE), the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism, the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and the European Social Charter. The CoE will also lose the immunities and privileges granted by the charter.

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U.S. may assist Ukrainian strikes on Crimea - NYT

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 06:01

U.S. may assist Ukrainian strikes on Crimea - NYT | 19 Jan 2023 | The U.S. government is weighing whether to supply Ukraine with the capability to attack the strategically important Crimean Peninsula, according to the New York Times. The discussions highlight a gradual shift among U.S. officials toward more brazen support for Kiev, even as Washington insists it does not seek confrontation with Moscow. Following months of hesitation, the White House is now warming to the idea that Ukraine may "need the power" for strikes deep inside Russian territory, namely military targets in Crimea, the Times reported on Wednesday, citing several unnamed U.S. officials.

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Biden Regime Announces Massive $2.5 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 04:50

Biden Regime Announces Massive $2.5 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine | 19 Jan 2023 | America last. The Biden Regime on Thursday announced another massive weapons package for Ukraine. The U.S. pledged a $2.5 billion package of military aid for Ukraine which includes 59 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, missiles, Avenger air defense systems, and more. Joe Biden has already sent tens of billions of dollars to Ukraine in the last year... CBS released a documentary titled Arming Ukraine. The documentary looked into what has happened to the military weapons that have been given to Ukraine. It exposed that only "like 30%" of weapons given to Ukraine reached their final destination.

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Justice for Tort

Anarchist News - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:06

From It's Going Down

A dedication for Tortuguita, an anarchist who was shot and killed by police while defending the Weelaunee forest in Atlanta, Georgia on August 18th. Originally published by the Atlanta Community Press Collective.

We are devastated by the loss of our friend who was killed by the police. Tortuguita was a kind, passionate, and loving person, cherished by their community.

They spent their time between Atlanta, defending the forest from destruction and coordinating mutual aid for the movement and Florida, where they helped build housing in low-income communities hit hardest by the hurricane. They were a trained medic, a loving partner, a dear friend, a brave soul, and so much more. In Tort’s name, we continue to fight to protect the forest and stop Cop City with love, rage, and a commitment to each other’s safety and well-being.

Many people have reached out with memories and accounts of Tortuguita. They are remembered and cherished by many friends, loved ones, and people who they supported with mutual aid.

“They loved all life and people – especially their qtpoc community — deeply.“

“Tortuguita was a very kind person. They were always willing to help and take care people in need around them, especially the qtbipoc community. They were always attentive to others needs and offer always the best of them. Truly a warrior for the forest and the people! I miss them so much.”

We don’t know what happened yesterday, but we know that the police killed them while they were defending the forest.

Please reach out with accounts of Tortuguita to honor their memory to RememberTort@protonmail.com

Tags: obituaryDefend Atlanta ForestACABftp
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Rallies in Solidarity with Fight to Stop ‘Cop City’ Spread After Police Murder Forest Defender

It's Goin Down - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:55

Across the US, people held vigils to mourn the police murder of forest defender, Manuel Teran, 26, also known as Tortuguita, on Wednesday, January 18th and to rally in solidarity with the struggle against the destruction of the Weelaunee forest and the construction of the counter-insurgency training facility known as “Cop City.” As Unicorn Riot wrote:

A protester was shot and killed by police Wednesday morning, January 18, in the midst of a multi-jurisdictional raid on the Atlanta Forest, also known as the Weelaunee Forest, in DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta.

The identity of the protester is currently unknown. A Georgia State Trooper was reportedly also shot during the raid and is currently undergoing surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, according to police. At least three other protesters were reportedly arrested during the raid and were charged with “aggravated assault on a public safety officer” and “domestic terrorism.”

A forest defender, who was present during the raid and spoke with Unicorn Riot under conditions of anonymity, reported hearing 10-12 gunshots all at once followed by a loud boom.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the investigation into the incident, said that the killing occurred after police were fired on by the protester. Protesters, however, have questioned this narrative, “calling on legal observers and journalists” to launch an independent investigation of the incident.

“Since June 6, 2022, activists and community members fighting to Defend the Atlanta Forest and Stop Cop City have been demanding that officers stop bringing weapons into the forest after APD pointed their weapons at peaceful protestors,” said the Atlanta Community Press Collective in a press release.

Recap of the day: Multi-agency raid of Weelaunee Forest. Police murdered a forest defender, continued raid as though nothing happened. Police story changes throughout the day, contradicts accounts from neighbors of the forest and forest defenders. Huge vigil takes to the streets.

— Atlanta Community Press Collective (@atlanta_press) January 19, 2023

As the New York Times reported:

Activists with the Defend the Atlanta Forest effort have challenged the official account and argued that no activists fired upon officers. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund, an organization providing legal support to activists, said it was planning to pursue “a vigorous legal strategy” to examine the circumstances surrounding the protester’s death. “We are committed to finding out what actually happened,” said Marlon Kautz, an organizer with the Solidarity Fund.

Critics said the [Cop City] project would disturb an expanse of green space and disrupt the community around it. “People don’t want gunfire and bomb detonations to be the soundtrack of their neighborhood,” Bentley Hudgins, a local organizer who lives nearby, said while attending a vigil for the protester on Wednesday.

At the time of this writing, despite predictable claims by law enforcement that they were fired upon and responded in kind out of self-defense, police have yet to produce a handgun or video evidence. As one local news report wrote:

Activists have questioned the police version of events and called for the release of law enforcement body camera footage. However, GBI public affairs director Nelly Miles informed WABE Thursday evening that there is no body camera footage of the incident.

Another report from Rolling Stone stated:

DAF activists were instantly critical of the GBI’s account, claiming there was “reason to believe” the officer was hit by friendly fire, not shot by the protester, pointing to reports by other forest defenders who heard one burst of gunshots not consistent with an exchange of fire. The Atlanta Solidarity Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides arrested activists with bail money, jail support, and access to legal representation, wrote in a statement that it was “preparing a legal team to investigate and pursue a wrongful death suit.”

“Georgia State Police has not released body camera footage or meaningful details, and we are concerned a police cover-up could be underway,” the Atlanta Solidarity Fund wrote.

“We know that Georgia Police regularly and consistently lie about the conditions under which they shoot and kill people, and that the ‘facts’ will frequently change to justify police action, no matter how murderous or egregious,” DAF said in a Twitter DM. “No matter what they do, police will always claim to be the actual victims.”

Since the police murder of Tortuguita, there have been vigils, marches, banner drops and rallies in solidarity, with more events planned over the coming days. Below you will find a roundup of expressions of solidarity with the ongoing struggle in Atlanta and a list of upcoming events. This post will be updated, so check back and email us at info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org if we missed anything.

Roundup of Solidarity

Olympia, WA:

Los Angeles, CA:

Greetings! An impromptu vigil has been constructed in West LA for a protester who was fatally shot by LEOs.

One “Cop City” protester was fatally shot and a Georgia state trooper was wounded near the site of “Cop City,” a proposed law enforcement training center near Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/o6Tp5PhEsX

— Sean Beckner-Carmitchel (@ACatWithNews) January 19, 2023

Portland, OR:

Minneapolis, MN:

Savannah, GA:

Atlanta, GA:

South Carolina

NYC, NY:

NYC to ATL#StopCopCity #FTP pic.twitter.com/KEkh6K4A1r

— Eric Adams is a Fascist (@peoplesmedianyc) January 19, 2023

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 20th:

Charlotte, NC

Seattle, WA

Chicago, IL

Lincoln, NE

Minneapolis, MN

Pontiac, MI

Providence, RI

Saturday, January 21st:

Atlanta, GA

Bridgeport, CT

Austin, TX

Miami, FL

Minneapolis, MN

Santa Cruz, CA

Madison, WI

Nashville, TN

Richmond, VA

Sunday, January 22nd:

Worcester, MA

Ridgewood, NYC

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Pentagon Still Can't Account for Roughly $220 Billion in Equipment, Gov't Watchdog Says

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:40

Pentagon Still Can't Account for Roughly $220 Billion in Equipment, Gov't Watchdog Says | 17 Jan 2023 | The Department of Defense (DOD) has neglected to address its inability to keep track of at least $220 billion in equipment provided to government contractors, according to a Tuesday report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Auditors first reported the Pentagon's failure to account for government-owned equipment or material offered up for use to contracting agencies, also called government furnished property, in 2001, according to the report. DOD has made little improvement since then, increasing the risk that the Pentagon could accidentally overlook errors in the books. "This long-standing issue affects the accounting and reporting of GFP and is one of the reasons DOD is unable to produce auditable financial statements," GAO said. Of all the major federal agencies GAO is obligated to review, DOD is the only one unable to receive an opinion on its financial statements.

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Mobilization Against ‘Cop City’ Hits Offices of Atlas Technical Consultants in Minnesota

It's Goin Down - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:34

Report back on recent mobilization and protest in so-called Minnesota at an office owned by Atlas Technical Consultants, which has been contracted to destroy the Atlanta forest and build Cop City.

Anonymous report back reads:

The forest in Atlanta is under attack.

The Atlanta Police Foundation has contracted Atlas Technical Consultants to destroy a forest in Atlanta in order to build the largest police training facility in the country.

Watch as forest creatures of Minnesota descend on Atlas Technical Consultants office, and demand the company drops the contract with the Atlanta Police Foundation.

This struggle effects everyone, no matter where you live.

Police from all over the country will come and train at this facility.

Stand up with the people of Atlanta.

Companies all over the country are supporting this project.

From Minneapolis to Atlanta, we won’t fall for the copaganda!

Get loud! Organize in your own communities!

Join the social movement. Defend the forest. Stop Cop City.

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Organizing under a military dictatorship

Anarchist News - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:25

Via Libcom

An interview with Sudanese Anarchist Gathering

Author: Perspektive Selbstverwaltung
Submitted by WithDefiance on January 17, 2023

As the internationalist section of the anarchist organization Perspektive Selbstverwaltung (Perspective Selfmanagement/Selfgovernance), this summer we spoke with various revolutionary groups in Sudan about their work and the political processes on the ground. The following interview with the group „Sudanese Anarchist Gathering“ was done by e-mail. Due to the language barrier(s), a difference in political socialization and terminology, some difficulties arose in our communication. This has greatly delayed the publication of the interview which was held August 2022. Questions as well as answers have been translated and edited for better readability. However, we are now happy to share the interview and understand the previously mentioned hurdles as a logical part of internationalist work.

Tell us about Sudanese Anarchist Gathering (inso far this is possible without risking repression for you and others). What are your goals and what strategies do you use to achieve them? How are you organized? Do you have local groups in different cities or are you working together with other anarchist groups?

We are a group of a Sudanese youth which believes in the libertarian socialist anarchist idea. We formed our revolutionary group in the wave of the December revolution (2018), where we met during demonstrations and in universities. We came together in order to spread anarchist ideas and achieve anarchist progress on the ground throughout Sudan. This is done despite the danger the government authorities pose, as they will operate against any instigators or propagators of the anarchist idea. But despite this risk, we were determined to establish a group that would struggle against the government and its corrupt institutions, even if we face the​​​​​​ risk of imprisonment for life or being killed by the fascist state. After the foundation of our group, we contacted individual anarchists in all states of Sudan and also communicated with a group of anarchists in northern Sudan. They are doing a great job spreading the idea of ​​anarchism and organized the first anarchist student movement in Sudan at the University of Dongola which we, the Khartoum anarchists‘ group, support. Now we are working on the formation of a general and inclusive organizational body. Its‘ main purpose is to connect all groups and individuals who believe in anarchist ideas and who want to be a part of this movement.

What are your goals and what strategies do you follow to achieve these goals?

Our first and main goal is to bring down the fascist military regime, which poses a great danger to anyone who expresses their opinions freely, arrests anyone who appears to be affiliated with an anarchist group and which therefore is limiting our capacities to spread our ideas openly. Only the downfall of this fascist regime will open the door for us to pursue our other goals, because currently under this system we are classified as saboteurs, terrorists and as a danger to the entire country. Accordingly, our current main goal is the downfall of the fascist military regime. We employ many strategies in this struggle that are based on existing tools of peaceful protest but we have also invented additional peaceful forms of action that have proven themselves to be effective.

How do you organize yourselves and your work? Do you have local groups in different cities and the countryside?

We organize ourselves and our decision-making mechanisms through forms of non-hierarchical direct democracy. For now, only two organized anarchist groups exist in Sudan: one group in the north of the country and our group, which is located in the capital city Khartoum.

It seems that you are focusing on universities. What is your future vision for working within the broader working classes in Sudan?

Yes, the universities are our hubs. But even in the capital city Khartoum it is tremendously difficult to organize anarchist student groups within the universities. This is because the state is using all its power to protect capital and to prevent the work of political student groups. Whenever such groups are discovered, all their activities are stopped and the university administration is asked to dismiss every student who is associated with the organization from the university. This is why we still operate underground as a hidden organization inside universities. Until we topple the regime, this will be necessary as we only can become a publicly known group, when the people themself hold power.

Is there a strong division between the countryside and the big cities?

Yes, there is a great division between cities and the countryside, especially socio-economically. It is very clear that the accumulation of capital and labor in big cities like Khartoum happens at the expense of the countryside and rural areas. ​​​​​Communicating and interacting with the countryside is a challenge for us, but we are using the networks and connections of our comrades to reach a large scale of rural and non-urban areas.

We know women play an important role in the revolutionary movement in Sudan. How is this in your organization?

Yes, women are an integral and active part of our group. We pay attention to distribute roles and rights within the group as equally as possible, a practice that is part of our group its charter. We support the anarcho-feminist movement.

We have published the translation of a program for an anarchist student union. What was your response to the program?

We welcomed this step taken by the anarchists of north of Sudan, and we are working hard to reach all the universities of Sudan.

How do people react in conversations with you who do not share your anarchist ideas?

Discussing such issues with people of all walks, they are often in a state of great astonishment for our strength and determination to organize within universities. They consider it a brave position and many support the ideas as well as the efforts to spread them. Generally, it has been our experience that once you begin talking to people on the street, they are quite interested in anarchist ideas.

Are you as a group or as individuals working with the resistance committees? And what role do you play there and in the Sudanese revolution in general?

We are active within the resistance committees as individuals. We support strikes, rebellions and protests in the public discourse and on the ground as well.

What do you think are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of the resistance committees?

So far, we see no major defects, the resistance committees are very effective in organizing the collective struggle and resistance on a national scale. Additionally, they partially follow anarchist ideals by practicing non-hierarchical, direct-democracy and by organizing horizontally. In sum, this enables decision making on a grassroot level.

What is your opinion about the different charters of the Resistance Committees? Right now, there is a process of merging the charters to a common one. Do you participate in this process and what potential do you see in it?

We have reservations about some points in the charters, but they are being amended and the agreements are merged into a one final charter. We participate as individuals within the resistance committees and this merger process, which could have the potential to unite the different opinions within the committees.

We are following the Sudanese Revolution with great hope. Nonetheless, history shows a frightening number of possible counter-revolutionary dangers. Are you afraid that, if the stakes get higher and the Sudanese uprising grows in international relevance, you will be subjects to counterrevolutionary interventions? Which forces form the greatest threat for the revolution at the moment?

Revolutions throughout human history have been crushed by those who are invested in totalitarian and military regimes. The Egyptian revolution (2011) is still fresh in our memory. Its trajectory had many mistakes and it bears important lessons we can learn from, just as from many other experiences globally. In our opinion, the Egyptian revolution failed because certain countries did not support the uprising. We seek to counteract such developments by organizing youth groups who, in various forms, are at the center of the revolution itself and will also be crucial in the continuation of its struggle, passing it on to more people and future generations. Ultimately, it’s is our mission to spread libertarian socialist ideas that pave the way for the desired radical change that uproots the current military regime.

Looking at Sudan, besides the Sudanese regime the governments of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Emirates, Turkey and Qatar all support the counter-revolution as they have vested interests in the previous and current regimes and support totalitarian military regimes generally.

And, for you’re international allies, what is the best way to support you?

In regards to actions international comrades can take, we always welcome media pressure, protest rallies, and support for the revolutionary Sudanese communities that organize solidarity protests and criticize foreign interventions in Sudan’s internal affairs by countries supporting the oppressive military rule.

We need international solidarity, pressure your governments! But also material support as well as knowledge transfer and media skills are much needed. ​​​​​​​

Anarchist Foreign Relations Office in Sudan, 26th of August 2022

Tags: sudanSudanese Anarchist Gatheringdictatorshiporganizinginterviewtranslation
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CNN reports on Biden family's shady business dealings over two years after NY Post, gets panned by critics

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 00:10

CNN reports on Biden family's shady business dealings over two years after NY Post, gets panned by critics --CNN was previously caught spiking coverage of the brewing Biden scandal during the 2020 election | 18 Jan 2023 | Over two years after the New York Post first shed light on the Biden family's shady business dealings, CNN finally ran its own report about the questionable ethics surrounding the president. As Joe Biden is engulfed in scandal with the ongoing special counsel investigation into his mishandling of classified documents, CNN ran the headline, "A famous last name, business deals and a looming probe: Republicans ramp up investigation of Biden family." The report published Tuesday laid out potential conflicts of interest regarding the president's son Hunter Biden and his brothers James and Frank Biden, who leveraged their close association with the powerful Democrat both during and after the Obama-Biden presidency.

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Stop Cop City: in Solidarity and Mourning

It's Goin Down - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 23:33

Statement from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation on the police murder of a forest defender in so-called Atlanta, Georgia.

On January 18, 2023 a multi-agency task force moved to clear out an ongoing tree-sit protest in Atlanta, Georgia. In the opening minutes of this operation, Georgia State Troopers shot and killed a tree sitter.

The tree sitter, Manuel Paez Teran, also known as Tortuguita or Tort, was a participant in an ongoing occupation of the Atlanta (Weelanuee) Forest. The objective of the forest occupation is to prevent the construction of ‘Cop City’, a state-of-the-art, 381-acre police urban warfare training facility. The as yet unbuilt facility has so far drawn $90 million dollars in funding from a combination of tax dollars and corporate sponsorship.

Since the project was announced, residents of Atlanta have demonstrated and registered their anger over its secretive development, its likely impacts on local wildlands, its misuse of public resources, and the certainty that it will increase the presence of heavily armed police in the area.

Already, a number of tree sitters have been arrested and charged with felony crimes accompanied by domestic terrorism enhancements. This represents a grave escalation in the use of legal force and demonstrates just how far the state is willing to go to criminalize even non-violent dissent.

In the wake of the massive George Floyd Uprising, along with the many anti-police uprisings that preceded it, the state has a determined interest in militarizing its security apparatus. There’s no doubt that increasing the use of militaristic training and equipment will result in intensified violence aimed at everyday people, particularly those who are Black and Brown. And such facilities and new funding will only further strengthen and shield a profession filled with perpetrators of misogynist and white supremacist violence.

Additionally, as we barrel headlong into climate catastrophe, we can not overlook the destruction of nearly 400 acres of forested land belonging to the Muscogee people. This is but one example of the rapacious drive for development that is hastening climate breakdown, rooted in the very foundations of the settler-colonial United States.

As members of Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra, our hearts break over the police killing of Tort and the toll that the defense of the forest has so far taken. We extend our solidarity to the Stop Cop City and Defend Atlanta Forest movements. Finally, we wish strength for Tort’s friends and family and a renewed vigor for the broader movement.

An attack on one movement is an attack on all. Time after time, popular resistance has shown the police’s plans can be defeated. We can do it again.

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Stop Cop City: in Solidarity and Mourning

Anarchist News - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 23:05
 in Solidarity and Mourning

From Black Rose Anarchist Federation

July 19, 2023 – Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra

On January 18, 2023 a multi-agency task force moved to clear out an ongoing tree-sit protest in Atlanta, Georgia. In the opening minutes of this operation, Georgia State Troopers shot and killed a tree sitter

Manuel ‘Tortuguita’ Paez Teran

The tree sitter, Manuel Paez Teran, also known as Tortuguita or Tort, was a participant in an ongoing occupation of the Atlanta (Weelanuee) Forest. The objective of the forest occupation is to prevent the construction of ‘Cop City’, a state-of-the-art, 381-acre police urban warfare training facility. The as yet unbuilt facility has so far drawn $90 million dollars in funding from a combination of tax dollars and corporate sponsorship.

Since the project was announced, residents of Atlanta have demonstrated and registered their anger over its secretive development, its likely impacts on local wildlands, its misuse of public resources, and the certainty that it will increase the presence of heavily armed police in the area.

Already, a number of tree sitters have been arrested and charged with felony crimes accompanied by domestic terrorism enhancements. This represents a grave escalation in the use of legal force and demonstrates just how far the state is willing to go to criminalize even non-violent dissent.

In the wake of the massive George Floyd Uprising, along with the many anti-police uprisings that preceded it, the state has a determined interest in militarizing its security apparatus. There’s no doubt that increasing the use of militaristic training and equipment will result in intensified violence aimed at everyday people, particularly those who are Black and Brown. And such facilities and new funding will only further strengthen and shield a profession filled with perpetrators of misogynist and white supremacist violence.

Additionally, as we barrel headlong into climate catastrophe, we can not overlook the destruction of nearly 400 acres of forested land belonging to the Muscogee people. This is but one example of the rapacious drive for development that is hastening climate breakdown, rooted in the very foundations of the settler-colonial United States.

As members of Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra, our hearts break over the police killing of Tort and the toll that the defense of the forest has so far taken. We extend our solidarity to the Stop Cop City and Defend Atlanta Forest movements. Finally, we wish strength for Tort’s friends and family and a renewed vigor for the broader movement.

An attack on one movement is an attack on all. Time after time, popular resistance has shown the police’s plans can be defeated. We can do it again.

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Solidarity with the Movement to Stop Cop City and Defend Weelaunee Forest

It's Goin Down - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 22:32

Statement in solidarity with the movement to stop Cop City and defend the Weelaunee forest. To add your name or organization, please contact defendweelaunee@riseup.net

We call on all people of good conscience to stand in solidarity with the movement to stop Cop City and defend the Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta.

On January 18, in the course of their latest militarized raid on the forest, police in Atlanta shot and killed a person. This is only the most recent of a series of violent police retaliations against the movement. The official narrative is that Cop City is necessary to make Atlanta “safe,” but this brutal killing reveals what they mean when they use that word.

Forests are the lungs of planet Earth. The destruction of forests affects all of us. So do the gentrification and police violence that the bulldozing of Weelaunee Forest would facilitate. What is happening in Atlanta is not a local issue.

Politicians who support Cop City have attempted to discredit forest defenders as “outside agitators.” This smear has a disgraceful history in the South, where authorities have used it against abolitionists, labor organizers, and the Civil Rights Movement, among others. The goal of those who spread this narrative is to discourage solidarity and isolate communities from each other while offering a pretext to bring in state and federal forces, who are the actual “outside agitators.” The consequence of that strategy is on full display in the tragedy of January 18.

Replacing a forest with a police training center will only create a more violently policed society, in which taxpayer resources enrich police and weapons companies rather than addressing social needs. Mass incarceration and police militarization have failed to bring down crime or improve conditions for poor and working-class communities.

In Atlanta and across the US, investment in police budgets comes at the expense of access to food, education, childcare, and healthcare, of affordable and stable housing, of parks and public spaces, of transit and the free movement of people, of economic stability for the many. Concentrating resources in the hands of police serves to defend the extreme accumulation of wealth and power by corporations and the very rich.

What do cops do with their increased budgets and their carte blanche from politicians? They kill people, every single day. They incarcerate and traumatize schoolchildren, parents, loved ones who are simply struggling to survive. We must not settle for a society organized recklessly upon the values of violence, racism, greed, and careless indifference to life.

The struggle that is playing out in Atlanta is a contest for the future. As the catastrophic effects of climate change hammer our communities with hurricanes, heat waves, and forest fires, the stakes of this contest are clearer than ever. It will determine whether those who come after us inherit an inhabitable Earth or a police state nightmare. It is up to us to create a peaceful society that does not treat human life as expendable.

The forest defenders are trying to create a better world for all of us. We owe it to the people of Atlanta and to future generations everywhere to support them.

Here are some ways to support the defense of the forest in Atlanta:

  • Donate to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund to support legal costs for arrested protestors and ongoing legal action.
  • Call on investors in the project to divest from Cop City (list of APF investors). Call on builders of the project to drop their construction contracts.
  • Organize political solidarity bail funds, forest defense funds, and forest defense committees where you live.
  • Organize or participate in local solidarity actions.
  • Endorse and circulate this statement of solidarity.
Endorsements

To endorse this statement, please contact defendweelaunee@riseup.net. This list will be updated regularly.

– Adrienne Carey Hurley
– Andrew Hinz (Baltimore, MD)
– Andrew Zonneveld (Atlanta, GA)
– Anonymous comrades from Pellice, Infernotto, Susa valleys (Piedmont, Italy)
– [Antimidia](https://antimidia.noblogs.org/)
– Asheville Anti-Racism (Asheville, NC)
– Atlanta Antifascists (Atlanta, GA)
– Atlanta Community Press Collective
– Atlanta Justice Alliance (Atlanta, GA)
– Autonomous Research Institute for Direct Democracy and Social Ecology
– Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee (Bay Area, CA)
– Beth Foss
– Black Powder Press
– Brown Recluse Zine Distro (Oakland, CA)
– Chicago Against Cop City (Chicago, IL)
– Christopher Brannen (Atlanta, GA)
– Cindy Barukh Milstein
– Clouded Mind
– Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists (Colorado Springs, CO)
– Community Books (Stone Mountain, GA)
– [CrimethInc.](http://crimethinc.com/)
– Daniel Fischer
– Detritus Books
– Diablo Rising Tide
– Dirty South Right Watch
– East Tennessee Harm Reduction
– The Fellowship of the Hellbound
– [Firestorm Books](https://firestorm.coop/)
– Florida Prisoner Solidarity
– Friend of a Friend NYC (Manhattan, NY)
– Friends Print Collective (Minneapolis, MN)
– Hellbender (Asheville, NC)
– [Ill Will magazine](https://illwill.com/)
– Industrial Workers of the World Tallahassee
– [It’s Going Down](https://itsgoingdown.org/)
– Jarrod Shanahan
– Jax Veg Fest (Jacksonville, FL)
– Jersey Counter-Info Collective (NJ)
– Joshua Potash
– Jules Bentley (Athens, Greece)
– La Mer Monte, cycle d’écologie anticapitaliste, Marseille (France)
– Lauren Sobchak (Kansas City, MO)
– Leah Ayer, *Elements of Mutual Aid*
– [Les Peuples Veulent/The Peoples Want](https://linktr.ee/lespeuplesveulent)
– Lisa Jouet (Atlanta, GA)
– Lundi Matin (France)
– Merrie M Kelly, Oregon Insurance Lady (OR)
– Michigan Solidarity Bail Fund
– Minneapolis Against Cop City (Minneapolis, MN)
– Nix Makoff (Chicago, IL)
– No Bonzo
– North California Environment Protection Group (CA)
– North East Anarchist Group (UK)
– Olympia Jail Support (Olympia, WA)
– On Our Own Authority! Publishing (Atlanta, GA)
– Payton McDonald, *Elements of Mutual Aid*
– People 4 The People (Atlanta, GA)
– [PM Press](https://pmpress.org/)
– Ralph Macdonald (Decatur, GA)
– Ray Gorlin
– Rising Tide North America
– Robert Lee (Tallahassee, FL)
– Ryan Deitsch (Parkland, Florida)
– Savannah Against Cop City! (GA)
– Savannah Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (GA)
– Save the Meadows (Philadelphia, PA)
– Seitanic Jax (Jacksonville, FL)
– Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
– ShutDownDC (Washington, D.C.)
– Soup For My Family (Atlanta, GA)
– Spirit of May 28
– Timothy Cominghay
– Timothy Jouet (Atlanta, GA)
– Vallejo for Racial Justice
– Williams College Young Democratic Socialists of America (Williamstown, MA)
– Yanawana Herbolarios (San Antonio, TX)
– Yes We Cannibal art collective (Baton Rouge, LA)

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Pentagon can't account for $220 billion in gov't property, fails fifth audit

Citizens for Legitimate Government - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 22:31

Pentagon can't account for $220 billion in gov't property, fails fifth audit | 18 Jan 2023 | A Tuesday report by the Government Accountability Office revealed that the Department of Defense failed its fifth audit in a row after it could not account for at least $220 billion in government-furnished property, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported. The DOD has been mandated by federal law to complete audits since 1994; however, the mandate was ignored for decades due to the agency's massive size, according to Military.com. Since launching its first independent audit in 2017, the Pentagon has never passed. The Pentagon failed its fifth audit in November after the agency could not prove expenditures for 61% of its $3.5 trillion in assets. To perform this year's overall audit of the DOD, which was expected to cost $218 million, the agency aggregated 27 separate audits conducted by approximately 1,600 auditors. According to Military.com, the auditors performed 220 in-person site visits and 750 virtual site visits.

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Justice for Tort

It's Goin Down - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 21:24

A dedication for Tortuguita, an anarchist who was shot and killed by police while defending the Weelaunee forest in Atlanta, Georgia on August 18th. Originally published by the Atlanta Community Press Collective.

We are devastated by the loss of our friend who was killed by the police. Tortuguita was a kind, passionate, and loving person, cherished by their community.

They spent their time between Atlanta, defending the forest from destruction and coordinating mutual aid for the movement and Florida, where they helped build housing in low-income communities hit hardest by the hurricane. They were a trained medic, a loving partner, a dear friend, a brave soul, and so much more. In Tort’s name, we continue to fight to protect the forest and stop Cop City with love, rage, and a commitment to each other’s safety and well-being.

Many people have reached out with memories and accounts of Tortuguita. They are remembered and cherished by many friends, loved ones, and people who they supported with mutual aid.

“They loved all life and people – especially their qtpoc community — deeply.“

“Tortuguita was a very kind person. They were always willing to help and take care people in need around them, especially the qtbipoc community. They were always attentive to others needs and offer always the best of them. Truly a warrior for the forest and the people! I miss them so much.”

We don’t know what happened yesterday, but we know that the police killed them while they were defending the forest.

Please reach out with accounts of Tortuguita to honor their memory to RememberTort@protonmail.com

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