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.
from Anarchist News
This May Day night, two groups of anarchists in Tucson attacked law enforcement targets in solidarity with the ongoing rebellions against police throughout the country. First, the office of the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Arizona, a statewide association of police unions, had a number of its windows smashed out. Later, the office of the Tucson Border Patrol Local Union also lost a number of windows and was redecorated with no borders slogans.
Border Patrol was targeted for their role in the ongoing occupation of indigenous lands, their contribution to countless deaths and untold suffering in the desert south of Tucson and elsewhere, and constantly increasing militarization of border communities across the borderlands. Borders cannot be reformed, they must be abolished.
The police union was targeted for being a police union. We aim for the abolition of the police and take particular umbrage with the notion that cops are workers. The central role of the police is control of working people and the maintenance of white supremacy. We also find value in targeting representatives of the Tucson Police Department since the chief is now part of a federal task force on improving relations between police and the populations they try to manage. Villasenor is adept at pushing a “community policing” agenda as part of a counterinsurgency strategy to better control potentially rebellious populations and incorporate the official Left into this system of domination. This insidious strategy is more difficult to counter than the overt brutality of say, Joe Arpaio, but no less violent – the role of all police remains the same.
In this moment, as fierce revolts against the police and white supremacy are spreading across the country, it is impossible to assert that “not all cops are bad” or that they’re “part of the 99%.” Those who suggest these things, or that the police can be reformed, are not naive or misguided – they have chosen a side. They’ve sided with white supremacy, with state violence, with capital, with order. Considering this, our actions are intended to push for more and broader struggle for the absolute abolition of the police and nothing less.
For the rebels in Baltimore, Iguala, Ferguson and everywhere.
For everyone they’ve taken from us, whether by murder, deportation, or incarceration.
For open revolt against the police and against borders.
from Anarchist News and Facebook
The Downtown Tempe revolutionary organizations are all reporting that a banner has been hung in support of the Pacific Northwest grand jury resisters. The timing and location of this act coincides with the Washington State VS ASU football military appreciation day match. A local member of the Maple Avenue Brigades said “we support propagandist efforts in an around Tempe that challenge the robber class and their parasitic legions.”
It is not clear whether this defiant action is connected with the previous banner launch which propelled all Downtown Tempe militant organizations to new levels of media virality on Christopher Columbus Day. The Farmer Avenue and Wilson street action groups are currently discussing any possible counter revolutionary response from the Downtown Tempe Soviet already on the verge of rebellion after the last successful propaganda situation.
Long Live Matt and Kteeo
Defeat the northwest grand jury
Free all prisoners
Down With the Tempe Soviet
ASU banner hang in support of Matt and Kteeo against the anarchist witch hunt in the northwest! “Mcarthyism is not dead, free Matt and Kteeo” Please share