From rosecityantifa.org: "On November 18, a member of the Stormfront white supremacist web forum posted an invitation for sympathizers to join the annual Robert Jay Mathews memorial, also known as the Martyrs Day commemoration. The Stormfront post asked for white supremacists to “Join us Sunday, Dec. 6th in Ballard, WA” and promised “five white power bands [...,] a traditional cross burning [...and…] marching through Capitol Hill in Seattle.” The attached event flyer mentions two of the promised white power bands, both of which are affiliated with the neo-Nazi Hammerskin Nation."
The post goes on to say that they expect 300 supporters to show up to this event. Whatever there is to be said about how realistic it is for that many Nazis to show up, it is incredibly important that anti-fascists of all kinds show up and prevent these Nazis from having any kind of presence in Capitol Hill.
Information about the event that is being organized by Nazis is incredibly limited, so it is being asked that people who plan on attending this counter-demonstration be prepared to move on very little notice.
For more information on the Nazis organizing this event and active in the Puget Sound area:
from Rose City Antifa
On November 18, a member of the Stormfront white supremacist web forum posted an invitation for sympathizers to join the annual Robert Jay Mathews memorial, also known as the Martyrs Day commemoration. The Stormfront post asked for white supremacists to “Join us Sunday, Dec. 6th in Ballard, WA” and promised “five white power bands [...,] a traditional cross burning [...and…] marching through Capitol Hill in Seattle.” The attached event flyer mentions two of the promised white power bands, both of which are affiliated with the neo-Nazi Hammerskin Nation.
The Northwestern Hammerskins (NWHS) typically celebrate “Martyrs Day” on the first weekend of December. This event memorializes Robert Jay Mathews, a leader of the white supremacist terror group The Order/Brüder Schweigen who died in a siege and firefight with federal authorities at Whidbey Island, Washington on December 8, 1984. Neo-Nazis often travel to Whidbey Island to pay tribute to Mathews--a photo from last year shows over thirty Hammerskins and allies posing on the Island. This year, the Hammerskins want to show themselves in a less remote location, promising events near Ballard and Seattle instead of or as well as just going to Whidbey Island. This is a major escalation by the Hammerskins.
This is a regional call out to all anti-fascists to come to whidbey island, wa the weekend of dec. 5th-6th to oppose regional neo-nazis from rallying and commemorating their fallen shitbag hero robert jay mathews, leader of the white-supremacist revolutionary group 'The Order' killed by fbi in 1984. for a few years their meat head conventions had died down, but rose city antifa has published a picture of 33 neo-nazis taken last year. we need to rise to the challenge and let the fascists know we go where they go and we wont stop until the threat they pose is wiped from the earth. robert jay mathews' lived on smugglers cove road in so called greenbank wa and nazis are known to meet on the weekend before the anniversary, dec. 8th, at the public right-of-way on smugglers cove rd. near the house. we need to show these fascist bastards that we wont let them spread their hate without a fight!
never forgive never forget never again by any means necessary
We showed up to the O22 demo against police brutality in response to the call for an anarchist bloc. Here are some observations we took from it.
Westlake is a difficult location for many reasons. Changing clothes is only safe if you can do it away from prying eyes, and downtown is full of cameras, security guards and citizen cops. Maneuvering the wide streets of downtown or finding exits when you need them also proves to be very difficult. The police generally have greater control than in other places like the Hill or the northern part of the CD. And while we are surrounded by walls of glass, there are little other opportunities or objects to add to a chaotic street scenario. If the point of a march is to be uncontrollable, downtown is not very conducive to this end.
Despite all the obstacles, a solid amount of people showed up prepared to counter both the RCP and the police. A few different flyers were passed out, denouncing both the SPD and the RCP. Anarchist banners (one read 'ACAB', the other 'Blue Lives Murder') were used as effectively as possible to help keep the bloc grouped tightly. And someone/s brought a sound system blaring anti-cop songs which helped drown out the RCP's chants and statist rhetoric. As well as helping create a generally more energetic and conflictual atmosphere.
We're excited that people called for and responded to this event. But in the future, maybe a more strategic response to a mostly irrelevant group would be for us to have our own demo somewhere better. It's inspiring to see people in the streets, lets keep doing it!
Early morning on October 2, we attacked the westside olympia police substation. We smashed the windows and door security keypads, glued the locks, tagged the outside, and trashed the inside with paint mixed with brake fluid. One tag read “no cops no charges.” Our hearts swelled with joy. A few blunt objects, some super glue,and some paint can be found lying around in nearly any garage (make sure there is nothing incriminating left behind), or can be scored for a few bucks (use cash).
from The Olympian
The west Olympia police station sustained a large amount of damage early Friday morning when suspects broke nearly all of the station’s windows, painted graffiti on the outside walls and put super glue in the locks.
Lt. Paul Lower said the vandals struck the station, located at 221 Perry St., sometime between 3:15 and 3:30 a.m., just after one officer left the station, and right before another officer returned.
“We believe that they were either listening to our radio traffic or watching the station, waiting for the patrol cars to leave,” Lower said.
The windows appear to have been broken using rocks, baseball bats and jars of paint, he said. All of the outside locks were filled with glue, and the suspects also applied glue around the edges of one door in a possible attempt to seal it shut.
The graffiti spelled out anti-police messages such as ACAB, which stands for all cops are bastards. Other graffiti included anarchy symbols, and a message that reads, “no charges.”
Lower said several neighbors called 911 to report sounds of broken windows. One witness said they saw three suspects fleeing on foot, and another said they saw a vehicle driving erratically from the scene.
A police K9 was brought to the scene to search for suspects, but the track only ran about half a block. Lower said that is consistent with suspects fleeing on foot and climbing into a vehicle.
Meanwhile, the windows at Olympia City Hall, which houses the Olympia Police Department’s headquarters, are still broken following a Sept. 5 protest.
Demonstrators armed with baseball bats and rocks broke several large windows on the downtown building. Lower said repairs to city hall are scheduled for Oct. 5.
The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality has recently called for a march and rally at 5pm at Westlake on October 22nd. This has been a tradition around the country since 1996, and differs year very little from year to year. The Coalition itself is a splinter of the Revolutionary Communist Party(RCP) and maintains both authoritarian and statist ideas in terms of it's campaigns. In the past Anarchists in cities throughout the US have held their own separate marches or tried to have a presence inside these marches on October 22nd to counter the dominant RCP narrative.
This is a call for an anarchist bloc inside the larger 022 protest in Seattle this year. There is a great distance between the wants of those adhering themselves to a party and it's leaders and those fighting for a world free of domination. This is an opportunity to bring that conflict to the surface and make yet another stand against the police as an institution and not simply a broken object to be fixed through party leaders and slow reforms.
Come with your affinity group, banners, and any propaganda that you wish. Find the others in the crowd who share your wants and stay tight and watch each others backs!
Thursday October 22nd
5pm Westlake Park
-some pnw anarchists
The demand has been put forth for Governor Inslee to call in the
Department of Justice to investigate the shooting of Andre and Bryson by
OPD. While some may see this demonstration as an attempt to make this
demand and put some force behind it, we do not, and would like to
explain some of our criticisms. We do this with respect and out of a
desire for critical solidarity and honest debate among people struggling
in the streets against the violence of the state. While we all have our
differences, everyone here wants the police to stop shooting people.
Implicit in the call for a DoJ investigation is the assumption that this
integral part of the federal police apparatus, which includes such
stalwart opponents of racism as the FBI, can in some way “work for us.”
That OPD has erred, and the feds can put it back on the right path. To
be frank, this is dangerously naïve. The DoJ and OPD are two organs of
the same fundamentally racist, fundamentally authoritarian state. The
DoJ does the mop-up job when one of the minor agents of state repression
goes too far, just to keep up appearances. Every Mr. Hyde needs a Dr.
Jekyll; every mafia needs a front shop.
After the Seattle pigs murdered John T. Williams in 2010, what did the
DoJ do? Gave them body cameras, making every SPD officer a walking
surveillance camera, giving the D.A.s thousands of hours of evidence
with which to better prosecute and imprison people.
Also implicit in this demand, and perhaps more troubling, is the way it
supports the fundamentally pro-state framework of innocence and guilt.
The job of the DoJ is not to end racism and police violence; it is to
enforce the “justice” of the state. And “justice” will always be that
the state – the state is its definer, arbiter, and executioner. In this
case, the facts are clear – Andre and Bryson are the victims of an
unprovoked police attack. But when the very existence of an armed force
whose job it is to run the streets, caging anyone who dares defy the
sanctity of property, in itself constitutes a daily situation of extreme
and systematic violence, do the “guilty,” those who strike back,
“deserve” their punishment – sometimes including death by cop? In the
logic of innocence and guilt, of the state's justice, yes. This is the
logic that the DoJ and activists' recourse to it enforce.
To wrap this up, we'd like to mention that generally, we oppose making
demands, seeing them as a bolster to the power of representatives and
mediators. However, there are some demands that we see as potentially
worthwhile – they tend to be somewhat ludicrous. The idea of disarming
the police is one such demand. In contrast to a DoJ investigation, this
demand will not be met by the state because it would be politically
impossible to maintain the social order without bullets in Glocks on
cops' hips. Also in contrast, this demand might actually diminish the
power of the state: the disarming of the police would mean the vastly
increased ability of people to fight back.
But more than a demand or two, we have our own bodies and minds, our
agency, collectivity, and power in the streets. Let's not cede these to
those who wish to more tactfully manage our misery. In demanding, we
remain in the position of adolescents supplicating a malevolent, abusive
parent. In acting directly, we exercise our power as willful and
connected beings who can impede the functioning of the police state and
take back our lives. This can look like anything from blocking the
office of a prosecutor to talking to our neighbors about looking out for
each other without calling the cops.
The only world in which we are free of the fear of police violence is a
world free of police.
Sunday, August 30th:
In anticipation of the coming week, the city is covered in anti-police graffiti and posters, most prevalent is the statement: No Cops, No Charges.
Wednesday, September 2nd:
At a 2pm press conference, Thurston County Prosecutor/Pig Fucker Jon Tunheim announces that the state will stand behind their little piglet Officer Ryan Donald, who in the early morning of May 21st shot two unarmed black men. The men, Andre and Bryson Chaplin allegedly tried to defend themselves with skateboards after fleeing from an attempted shoplifting. The pigs, their masters and their cheerleaders decry these young men as "criminal thugs" in a thinly veiled racism. To add insult to injury (multiple gunshot wounds to be specific) not only is the state NOT charging the cop, but prosecutors announced they in fact will be charging Andre and Bryson for assaulting the Officer. At the end of the news conference protesters chant “Fire Officer Donald!”
The reason for this outrageous yet predictable decision is clear to us. The state is more interested in protecting property than it is in our very lives and in the lives of black people in particular.
In this light, we believe it becomes easier to understand why a lone pig would have plenty of incentive to attempt to murder two young black men to protect a case of beer. That case of beer can be interpreted as a representation of the property relations upon which this entire society is built. The shooting is just an extension of the racist violence which is integral to its maintenance. And in the words of scumbag Tunheim, "A police officer really can not afford to lose that fight, to just put it bluntly."
Whether these men are guilty or not is irrelevant to us because we don't accept the law. The law upholds structural white supremacy and capitalist exploitation. Therefore the police, who are so willing to murder us in the interest of defending this social order and enforcing this law, must be fought. The racist system which values a case of beer more than two young lives needs to be destroyed, by any means necessary. Fuck the law.