Flagstaff: Support needed for anti-colonial anti-fascist arrestees!

URGENT FUNDS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!

A police substation was redecorated.
Two comrades were arrested and charged with two counts each of “misdemeanor criminal graffiti” for the alleged improvement.
Please donate to the legal defense fund.
Paypal: taalahooghan@protonmail.com

Paul Z. Simons RIP. 

Paul Z. Simons RIP. #ElErrante

The anarchist journalist and writer Paul Z. Simons (El Errante) passed away over Easter weekend in Paraguay. Paul’s recent travel writings were a consistently entertaining reading of anarchist activities around the globe, recently resulting in his analysis of a “pure black anarchy” driving anarchist action in three continents.

Below are some memorials celebrating the life of Paul Z. Simons from other anarchists who knew him, along with a link to some of his writing.

Paul Z Simons (May 3rd, 1960 – March 30, 2018) (Anarchist News)

Remembering Paul Z. Simons: An Unyielding Anarchist, Author, and Rebel
(Crimethinc)

A selection of his writing is also available at The Anarchist Library

Flagstaff: Anti-Colonial Anti-fascist Community Defense Gathering


Anti-Colonial Anti-fascist Community Defense Gathering
A 3-day gathering to provide anti-fascist & anti-colonial workshops, skill-shares, and discussions to further our communities capacities to fight back against all forms of oppression and for defense of Mother Earth.

Dates: April 6 -8, 2018

Location: Táala Hooghan Infoshop, Kinlani aka Flagstaff, AZ
No drugs, alcohol, or jerks (cops/transphobes/homophobes/white supremacists/misogynists…)

Fee: Sliding scale $10-50, donations accepted.

Food will be provided. Housing upon request.

Accepting proposals for workshops now: taalahooghan@protonmail.com

Registration required: http://www.taalahooghan.org/cdg/

Worshipping Power: Peter Gelderloos speaking in Tempe February 28

Anarchist and author Peter Gelderloos will be speaking on “Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation” on Wednesday February 28 at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe. The event is free and begins at 7 PM.

Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation

Where do states come from, what causes them to arise, and how do they develop? The old dogmas that the State protects and uplifts humanity, or even that it is a necessary evil, have been thoroughly discredited. But many newer theories, that explain state formation within a single optic, or that suggest a single cause, or a linear, progressive evolution, also fall short.

This new book traces multiple pathways of state formation, describing patterns that arise within many different societies with different models of the family, religion, warfare, commerce, and economic production. Rather than being ancient history, state formation is a continuous process, given that perhaps the only feature universal to state formation is the resistance it provokes. As a result, states are continually falling apart, being overthrown, or struggling to maintain their power.

People who fight today against the problems of capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, anyone who seeks to regain control over their lives, becomes wrapped up in this process as they run up against state authority.

Articulating the ongoing history of state formation—from divine states centered around new sites of spiritual production to democratic states arising from corrupted revolutions—allows us to better understand the ways states today attempt to govern, limit, or repress our movements today.

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist from Virginia who currently lives in Catalunya. He is the author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, Anarchy Works, The Failure of Nonviolence, “An Anarchist Solution to Climate Change,” “A World Without Police,” and other works.

Phoenix: MLK Day Noise demo at Maricopa County Jail Complex

from Antifascist Action Phoenix

Tempe Anarchists Remove Identity Evropa Banner, Put Flames to White Nationalism

from It’s Going Down

Yesterday the Alt-Right neo-Nazi group Identity Evropa placed up several banners on freeways across the US. The following anonymous submission details how long the one in Tempe, Arizona lasted. Identity Evropa was one of the key groups which organized and participated in the deady Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. In the wake of the blowback from the event, the group has replaced its leadership twice since August, and is currently led by Patrick “McLovin” Casey.

Tempe anarchists quickly removed a banner from the “alt right” white nationalist group Identity Evropa, after the group dropped the banner from the Mill Ave bridge during rush hour, presumably hoping lots of drivers would be moved by their message of “traditionalism.” Some Tempe anarchists were also in traffic that rush hour and witnessed these white nationalist bozos in Santa hats taking a photo of the banner. Minutes later the banner was town down, the Identity Evropa activists had fled.

We had a laugh as we destroyed it; it was a 30 foot banner that clearly took some time to make and was seen for just a few minutes. In addition, Identity Evropa propaganda appears periodically around the Tempe campus of ASU and is repeatedly pulled down and destroyed, sometimes by anarchists or anti-fascists, other times just normal people

We stay warm burning Identity Evropa’s bullshit, it’s a Tempe Tradition!

For more materials for countering Identity Evropa, go here