Beat The Raid will be a place to hear up to date info on the repression of
anti-pipelines activists and anarchists in so called Vancouver, BC. We are
still fundraising and now selling no pipelines patches and t-shirts to help
with legal funds. You can contact us at email@example.com for questions
and interview requests.
Together we will beat the isolation the state imposes on us.
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From No New Animal Lab
On Friday night, a group of activists made a surprise visit to the home of James and Lindsey McReynolds, at 3033 22nd Ave. W in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. James is the Senior Project Manager at Skanska USA’s Seattle office, and his job includes acquiring and cultivating contracts–meaning that Skanska’s contract with the University of Washington to build a new lab has developed in his hands.
The Olympia Police Department is investigating a string of anti-police graffiti painted onto downtown businesses Thursday night.
Lt. Paul Lower said that graffiti isn’t uncommon in the city, and for the past several years anti-police messages have been prevalent. But this graffiti is different: The lettering is large, and more than 10 businesses were hit in one night.
On Sunday night a pen was cut open at the Oregon Fish and Wildlife game bird
exhibit located in the EE Wilson Wildlife Area giving 3 ringneck pheasants a
chance to escape into the wild. This action was done to both spare these wild
animals from a life of captivity and to challenge the societal norm that
regards non-human (as well as human) animals as commodities.
A poster for the New Years Eve Noise Demo is available here
The flyer reads:
Every year on December 31st people all over the world gather outside of jails and prisons to demonstrate solidarity with those who have been kidnapped by the state and to demonstrate hatred for the pigs that keep them locked up.
Prisons are part of the same racist police state that murdered Mike Brown, Eric Garner, John T. Williams, and so many others. Where the police evolved from slave patrols and white vigilante violence, prisons carry within them the legacy of plantations and slavery. As we are in the streets fighting back against police killings, let us remember those who the state has tried to bury alive behind bars. The police and prison are two pillars of white supremacy and all other forms of domination
Let's tear them apart.
Freedom will blossom in the ruins of the prisons.
Proposal for Prison Noise Demos Across North America on New Year’s Eve
December 15, 2014
Over the past twelve months, new waves of revolt have swept over this
continent and the entire world. Against the terror of the Mexican state and
its bloody cronies, demonstrations, riots, and attacks have radiated outwards
from Ayotzinapa. Triggered by the racist violence of U.S. cops, rebels across
the middle of the continent have achieved a new level of intensity and
coordination. Blockades and occupations continue to simmer and spread in the
Canadian state, with burning barricades built by Mi’kmaq warriors in 2013
finally finding echoes in the Bay Area. It’s vital that we link our
practice of New Year’s Eve noise demos to this eruption of social conflict.
This is a call to action!
We all know Chick-fil-A is an intolerant company that donates to religious
and authoritarian hate groups. Chick-fil-A is building three new restaurant
restaurants in Tacoma, Bellevue, and Lynnwood, they are under construction. A
new group in Washington was created to boycott them called Boycott Chick fil
A in Washington. According to this group: "Chick-fil-A donated money to the
Family Research Council (FRC) which has been listed as a hate group by the
Southern Poverty Law Center. The FRC lobbied the U.S. congress on a bill that
would condemn the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which would make being gay
punishable by death. The FRC lobbied congress to convince them not to
consider gay rights universal. Supporting policies that allow for gay people
to be put to death is extreme whether you support marriage equality or not."
We need to fight this company and stop them from spreading to Washington like
a virus. We need to make sure these construction sites are sabotaged. Stay
safe and work at night or when construction is not on site. Here are the
addresses for each location:
From The Mainstream Media
Saturday, protesters of the recent Ferguson decision marched throughout downtown Seattle.
Seattle DOT tweeted updates, disruptions, and traffic delays in the morning and into the late afternoon.
At around 4:00 p.m., Seattle Police advised that protesters had become violent.
The demonstrators, who had initially gathered at Garfield High School, split into groups.
One group split off and tried marching onto State Route 99 along the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
When police blocked the crowd from entering the viaduct, police say some protestors ‘pushed against officers and began throwing rocks.’
Shortly after the rock throwing, another protester was arrested near 1st Avenue and Bell Street, after pushing an officer and then jumping on his back.
At around 4:30 p.m., officers said 150 protesters had arrived at Westlake and Denny, and were still occupying the road.
A third protester was arrested for assault at around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Officers said the third arrest occurred near Denny Way and Fairview.
By 6:00 p.m., many of the protesters had dispersed, and Seattle DOT advised at that time there were no longer any confirmed road closures.
In all, seven protesters were arrested at the end of the march, according to police.
Five people were arrested for assault, and two were arrested for pedestrian interference.
All seven will be booked into the King County Jail.
New Years Noise Demo at the Juvie
Wednesday December 31st, 2014 9:30 PM
Every year on December 31st people all over the world gather outside of jails and prisons to demonstrate solidarity with those that have been kidnapped by the state and to demonstrate hatred for the pigs that keep them locked up.
Noise demonstrations are meant to break the isolation of prison by breaking through the walls with the sounds of solidarity. In a very real way, this small gesture can remind those on the inside that they are not alone and that there are many of us out here who are fighting alongside them. Like other solidarity actions, this noise demo is meant to strengthen the resolve of the defiant, courageous rebels the state is trying to coerce into participating in their strategy of repression.