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Date:2010-02-21 03:07
Subject:my 2 cents, ramblin'
Mood: peaceful

who watches this page anymore? no i'm not a spook, and not really an anarchist in the political realm-- i voted for Obama. i just sort of went nuts when Bush sent my brother to Iraq in 2001, and rambled/ got in a spot of trouble for political actions. that was a while ago, in retrospect. i'm sort of going with the political flow, keeping an eye on things in my area (west-of-philadephia) and doing what i can to help my community. last year, i saw myself turning into a paranoid anarchist with no outlet or "crew" to fall back on every time a car made a weird noise. now i'm a sort-of laid back observer, while my brain seems anarchical in nature. perhaps that's the reason i found the idea of anarchy comforting during my travels across the US a few years back-- it sort of fit the way my brain worked, creative and grouping while lacking structure or a strong authority.

anywho, i'm not sure who's even WATCHING this group anymore, but i hope all is well. it's my contention that anarchy can't be "forced" upon society (as i witnessed, with dismal results, in portland and seattle), but it's likely inevitable. the way everyone (roundabouts 60% of the country) is blissfully ignorant to climate change-- aka "global warming"-- and how corporations, government, and society (individuals are important too) are all totally throwing their hands in the air, and still tossing their empty beers and deer park waters out their hummer windows, et cetera-- the way this is all continuing, mother nature will take over. perhaps there is some sound science behind nature's forces, but the clock is ticking. i wonder, what earthquake, blizzard, or ultimate catastrophic natural disaster will neutralize society, and cause accidental anarchy? it's a theory, of course, but seems the logical path-- the one chosen for us, because of our greed; our destructive nature will, almost with karma, destroy ourselves... probably MORE than inconvenient and i'm hoping, ultimately untrue.

i sincerely hope President Obama, or somebody important (Media) ups the ante on global warming talks & education. no pressure, though, hmm? there are a million wars to fight.

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Date:2009-06-25 15:00
Subject:Red and Black is the New Black and Gold

Vegans and Dumpster Divers will be Crushed by the Might of the Yunz Liberation Army!

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Date:2007-06-29 16:54


Despite the apparant demise of this community, i should like to start a food not bombs or some other such org. in the Reading area. do reply if you're interested and we'll set something up.

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Date:2006-09-12 12:14

this community seems pretty dead . . . is anyone actually here? i'm a penn anarchist and i'd like talking with others who share my views, but from the looks of it this is pretty empty . . .

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Date:2006-01-19 22:16
Subject:activity in this community

ive started this community like eons ago. its pretty dead and i thought that i would be doing a favor to the anarchist movement. i want some feedback to know what i can do to improve it or if someone else wants to maintain this site. im sorry but i know that activity truly takes place in the street, but i really must question what this site has accomplished.
feedback please.

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Date:2005-11-22 09:42
Subject:Letter from Aram

Dear Friends,

The following letter comes from Aram Publishing House in Turkey. We call
all people to participate in their petition campaign at http://www.aramyayincilik.org/


Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, and John Pilger

Letter From Aram
Letter From Aram
Fatih Tas, the owner of Kurdish Aram Publishing House in Turkey faces
6.5 years of punishment in prison if he is not acquitted at his next
trial 2nd December 2005 in Istanbul court. He's being prosecuted for
having published a book by John Tirman, director of international
studies in MIT.

The Turkish translation of the book "Spoils of War: Human Cost of
America's Arms Trade" by John Tirman, published in Turkey by Aram
Puplishing House, is being prosecuted by the Attorney-General on an
indictment presented by him to the Court of Istanbul.

"Spoils of War" is about the foreign policy of United States regarding
the Persian Gulf. John Tirman criticizes US policy for having
militarized countries in the region by selling them weapons and thus
preventing them from carrying on domestic democratic reforms. Turkey,
one of these countries, has been hampered by this American policy for
several decades and when confronted with a Kurdish rebellion in 1984,
tried to solve the problem by military means, relying on arms imported
from the US. The result was one the worst atrocities of the 1990's.

The indictment selects those phrases in Tirman's book describing the
heavy human rights violations committed by the Turkish military in the
1990's and charges the book for "having publicly humiliated Turkishness,
the Turkish army, securities forces" and so on. The human rights
violations documented in the book are mostly taken from interviews by
the author with the victims themselves or from reports of human right

The indictment charges also that the book insulted the memory of Mustafa
Kemal Ataturk (the founder of the Turkish Republic and whose surname
means "Father of Turks") by describing his nationalism, that is, the
official ideology of Turkey, as a version of fascism. His ideology and
moral personality is protected by a special law in Turkey.

The ministry of justice requested the punishment of the owner of Aram
publishing house because of the content of the book. The indictment says

- In the beginning of the book there is a map showing a large part of
eastern Turkey as the "traditional Kurdish region."

- In the chapter entitled "Trajectory of Tragedy", it's written that
soldiers beat people living in the southeastern region of Turkey (the
indictment means "the Kurds"), took their goods, burned their houses;
people have been intimidated by military helicopters, large numbers of
people have been forcefully evacuated from their homes by the Turkish

- The 7th chapter of the book, "Turkish Option", insulted the memory of
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk with his nationalism described as "fascism."

- In the chapter entitled "Turkey's war with itself", it's written that
Armenians and Kurds have been killed in Turkey, during the 1930's in
Dersim (an eastern city of Turkey), and that during 1961 in Mardin,
Diyarbakir, Van, and other southeastern cities of Turkey large numbers
of people (again meaning Kurds) have been killed by Turkish army and
securities forces.

- In the chapter entitled "The Terrible Reckoning: Turkey 'White
Genocide'", it's written that beginning by 1993, a war has been carried
on by technological means against the PKK (Kurdish Workers' Party)
rebellion and Kurdish independence and a genocide has been applied to
the Kurds; this chapter also gives place to the peace proposals offered
by the leader of the divisive organization; it's also written that the
Turkish parliament and prime minister have been forced to embrace some
policies by the chief of the general staff; 33 soldiers have not been
killed indeed by PKK, but they have been killed by some other people and
PKK has been wrongly accused; it's also written that by the aid of 57
Black Hawk helicopters bought from United States during 90's the Turkish
army could obtain military superiority, and by means of these
possibilities the army could determine the places of PKK groups and
fight a war against them, (the pro-Kurdish) daily newspaper called
"Ozgur Gundem" (Free Agenda) and other similar media have been censored
by the government, villages have been forcefully evacuated by the army,
people have been thrown from flying helicopters, villagers and their
houses have been burnt, the offices of the daily newspaper "Ozgur
Gundem" have been bombed (by covert security forces), and Kurdish
children are being assimilated to the Turkish identity and to Kemalizm
(the official ideology of Turkey) as it's called in the book by means of
"white genocide", they have not been permitted to live their own
cultural identity.

And by saying the above, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Article 301 of the
Turkish Penal Code have been violated, that is, Turkishness, Turkish
Republic, Turkish soldiers, and Government have been publicly (by means
of publication) humiliated; those institutions are shown as if they
adopted a common policy against people living in the southeastern part
of Turkey and as if they maltreated them; and while these points have
been claimed in the book, the actions by the members of the illegal
organization (of PKK) against soldiers and civilians have not been
considered and dismissed.

And also the articles 1/1 and 2 of the law numbered 5816 have been
violated by insulting the memory of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and showing
him as a "heavy drinker" and "sexually promiscuous" and his nationalism
has been described as a version of fascism.

As a result, by reason of the fact that the author of the book lives in
United States, it's decided to bring a lawsuit against the owner of the
publishing house and although the suspect said that the content of the
book remains within the limits of legitimate criticism, the
attorney-general of press found out that by assessing the book as a
whole, it's understood that its content is far from criticism and the
suspect should be punished by having violated the related articles of
Law and the books should be seized.

([article 301 of the Turkish penal code]: the first paragraph prohibits
the public humiliation of Turkishness, Turkish Republic or Turkish Grand
National Assembly and which prescribes imprisonment from 6 months to 3
years. The second paragraph prohibits the public humiliation of the
government of Turkish Republic, the judiciary of Turkish state and
military and security organization of the Turkish state and prescribes
imprisonment from 6 months to 2 years.

[Articles 1/1 and 2 of the law numbered 5816]: prohibit publicly
insulting to the memory of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and prescribe
imprisonment from 1 year to 3 years and if the crime is committed by
means of press, then the punishment is increased by a ratio of a half
(that is, the owner of Aram publishing house could be punished to 4.5
years imprisonment.)

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Date:2005-11-16 08:09
Subject:I felt this was relevant to this community

slacknoffatwork (slacknoffatwork) wrote in anarchists,
@ 2005-11-16 02:34:00

STAR PIG CAMPAIGN.... now in it's 5th year

In the summer of 2001 I created the star pig from an old drawing I did in ‘97 for a poster titled “Need a Job?” This was one the first pieces of propaganda I made. As with a lot of my early work, it was about how cops are dirty pigs and cannot be trusted. The reasons why I started making propaganda are various. I was being confronted in art school regarding the reasons why I was there. I have always identified myself as a graffiti artist and my art as graffiti. The teachers correctly challenged me on the reasons why I was in art school. Simply put, you don't learn graffiti in a class room or in art school (thank god). I started to look at what the school could do that the streets couldn't. After a few years of dicking around (drunk off my ass), I started working on the computer and then did screen printing. I still felt very strongly that if I couldn't put a piece of art out on street, it was not worth making the piece of art.

Another reason for making propaganda is that my family has been involved in social movements off and on my entire life. At the time I started to draw the pig, my mother was working quite closely with the October 22nd Coalition To Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. After reading a quote by Emory Douglas (Minister of Culture of the Black Panthers), "We have to begin to draw pictures that will make people go out and kill pigs" I started to make art (propaganda) that could be used in that way and the last pig I designed was the star pig series.

From 1998 on, I made stickers and other art to hand out at October 22 rallies and Mumia rallies as well. I personally had more of a connection with O22. Every year up till 2001, the National Day of Protest was held in San Francisco. I always noticed the side door of the SFPD cars which displayed a seven-point star badge. It finally dawned on me if I imposed a pig face within the borders of a seven-point star badge it would look super cool. On July 5th, 2001 I did just that and it does look super cool.

The original star pig design had SFPD on top of the pig face like the design which was on the police car door. Soon after I made some and cut them, I learned we were going to move the National Day of Protest to Oakland. (Fuck, I had just cut like 600 stickers!) I thought the whole idea was dead in the water until one day, while driving to work in Santa Rosa, a cop car drove up next to me. I saw a seven-point star badge on its door. After that, I looked into and found out that most all the pigs in the Greater Bay Area and a lot of other parts of California and the West use the seven-point star badge. So I removed the SFPD part of the design and started to make thousands of them.

In November of 2001 I sat in a bar and told my best friend Mark that I was going on a three-year campaign of promoting the star pig by putting them up anywhere and everywhere I could and that the campaign would be open to the public. I thought I would make the star pig as easy to get as I could by making 10,000 stickers a year, putting a downloadable file on the web, mailing hundreds and thousands of stickers out to other parts of the state, and handing out thousands of stickers and posters. The campaign is now in its 4th year. I have no plans to stop it until police are not a problem anymore, which I hope is in my lifetime because my hand is getting tried (I still hand cut them all).

I’ve made other changes to the original design. I made it more symmetrical and made various alternative designs (black star pig, 3 different ‘Oink, stay in line,’ the computer clean and the stencil). I have started to make special regional designs as well for NYC and LA because the pigs out there don't wear seven-point star badges. But the content remains the same.

The message of the star pig is supposed to be how cops are dirty and shouldn't be trusted. Not because you were drinking down by the river one day and the cops showed up and took your beer. But because cops will pull people over cause they live in or are visiting a certain neighborhood or they stop a person because they have a darker skin color or the person is outspoken about how the system of capitalism is fucked up and no reform is possible. These are better reasons why one should fight to stop police and their brutal tactics. Police murder and rape while they say they are protecting. And it is not a case of a few bad apples; the whole system is rotten to the core. The most brutal cops are the ones who stay on the job the longest and are the ones promoted to highest ranks of authority and training. The star pig is supposed to be a way of saying FUCK THE POLICE without saying it.

I feel sometimes that star pig loses its meaning on the streets because most graffiti is apolitical. So I would like to set something straight: it's not a band logo; it’s not a logo for anything; Shepard Fairey (obey/giant) didn't make it. The star pig is here for the public to use to create a popular distrust (resistance) to the police and the system (capitalism) that holds police up as heroes. That said, it’s still a lot of fun putting them up, especially on cop cars.

check out these websites for more pictures of the star pig

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Date:2005-11-15 15:48

Everyday millions of gallons of water polluted with potentially dangerous chemicals that are meant to cleanse our bodies are heinously washed down the drain. These chemicals are more-often-than-not tested purposelessly on animals--a sample of your shampoo was probably injected into the belly of a greyhound or similar beast--and the long term effects of these products on human use has yet to be seen. What has been seen is that many so-called moisturizers actually dry skin out so that consumers become dependent on them. The point is clear: these products are not meant to make us more hygenic rather, but to fill the already bloated wallets of capitalists. STRIKE AT THE CAPITALISTS don't buy or use their hygeine products for a day.

Furthermore, those sisters and brothers who choose to not hold up the hygenic values imposed by greedy capitalists have become ostracized. This day will also SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE BROTHERS AND SISTERS who have chosen to not bathe to create new patterns of existence or simply because they cannot afford the capitalists' products.

Please distribute this as widely as possible.

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Date:2005-11-15 09:33
Subject:December First Action

Dec. 1 - Rosa Parks Anniversary National Day of Absence Against Poverty, Racism, and War

How do we remember Rosa Parks?

By making The 50th Anniversary Of Rosa Parks' Arrest, December 1, a Nationwide Day of Absence and Protest Against Poverty, Racism & War.

No School, Work or Shopping - Protest Across the Country

March on Wall Street in NYC to demand:
*Bring the Troops Home Now
*Cut the War Budger, Not Healthcare, Housing and Education
*Justice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors
*Military recruiters out of our schools.
*Jobs - A Living Wage - the Right to Organize

For more info www.troopsoutnow.org

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Date:1970-01-01 19:15
Subject:philly event 11/14/05

ISM Event in Philly tonight:

First-hand reports from the Palestinian Territories

Come hear members of the International Solidarity Movement speak about their time living and working in the West Bank and on their campaign of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation.

Monday night, 7pm at the American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St.

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Date:2005-11-09 08:55
Subject:food not bombs

just wanted to know if anyone here is involved with FOOD NOT BOMBS or CRITICAL MASS??

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Date:2005-11-08 14:21
Subject:you say you want a revolution....

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their constitutional right to dismember it or overthrow it”-
Abraham Lincoln

Abbie Hoffman quoted this in the Conspiracy Trial

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Date:2005-06-23 19:31
Subject:first post

Checking out what this community is all about . . .
that's that.

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Date:2005-05-14 19:04
Subject:X posted a lot


(if someone wants to make a flyer, do it, I am not.)


Baltimore MD - Wyman Park


First show at 2pm

Counterfeit Matt
Savory James
Tom, The cops
Chuck Obstruct

6pm Show
6 Bucks-- don't got it, don't come.
Barclay house

The Knox (Boston Street Punk)
Martial Law (Boston Street Punk)
Plan R (VA Punk)
Group 36 (VA Street Punk)
Disease Called Man (DC Punk/Thrash)
Call the Cops (Baltimore Punk Rock)

WE NEED: Grills, Picnic Stuff, Tables, FOOOOOOD!! lots of FOOD!!! BRING SOMETHING! game stuff, fun, Beer etc.

DON'T BRING: Your bad attitudes.

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Date:2005-01-11 20:19

Dear all,

I think this is an important idea that could have an impact if we all promote it, and forward it widely. It is easy enough to implement with a little advance planning. And it's an action that's an inaction -- instead of taking your time it will give you time. And a breather from spending. Just leave your money at home that day. And ask everyone you know to do the same.

Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Dime Day" please don't spend money. Not one dime for gasoline. Not one dime for necessities or for impulse purchases.? Not one dime for anything for 24 hours.

On "Not One Dime Day," please boycott Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.

Please don't go to the mall or the local convenience store. Please don't buy any fast food (or any groceries at all for that matter).

For 24 hours, please do what you can to shut the retail economy down.

The object is simple. Remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to stop it.

"Not One Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that they work for the people of the United States of America, not for the international corporations and K Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and funnel cash into American politics.

"Not One Dime Day" is about supporting the troops. The politicians put the troops in harm's way.

Now 1,200 brave young Americans and (some estimate) 100,000 Iraqis have died. The politicians owe our troops a plan -- a way to come home.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On "Not One Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing.

You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.

For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.

Please share this message with as many people as possible...email, LJ, AIM lists, family, word of mouth...Whatever way possible.

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Date:2004-12-14 13:30
Subject:For Pittsburghers!

SKY BANK Protest/Boycott

Friday, Dec. 17th Noon!
Protest at the Sky Bank Branch downtown, located in Centre City Towers (7th and Smithfield Street, Downtown Pittsburgh)

here's whyCollapse )

more information...

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Date:2004-07-27 17:35

I'm actually a Jersey kid but live very close to the Delaware, but does anyone living near the New Hope area want to network, organize, disseminate, do something?!

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Date:2004-06-09 01:58

1st post.
I ussualy stay covert about my ideas.
Anarchy is published and sold to people my ages.
With that pop-punk movement and all that shit.

I live 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh.
Not much else to say.
Live near?


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Date:2004-05-26 00:00

Hi, first time post :)

this was brought to my attention...

I have a belief that this might not go through, but I'm not going to stand by and watch it go.

Any thoughts?

-ziggy (pittsburgh)

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Date:2004-05-03 20:54

hey, i dont know if this community is still active or anything...but i just wanted to work on some of that cross-PA love...folks can drop me a line or IM me, if ya want.

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