Occupied Lands Flagstaff: Our Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers

from Táala Hooghan Infoshop

Event Schedule! (subject to change)

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
6:30pm – $4 or a warm clothing donation
All Ages!
Táala Hooghan Infoshop
1704 N 2nd St, Occupied Lands/Flagstaff, AZ

6:30pm Dinner (donation’s welcome, vegan options available)
7:00pm Panel Discussion “Smashing Colonialism, Smashing Fascism: Beyond Liberal Politics & Empty Declarations”
Workshops
8:00pm Critical Lessons from Standing Rock
8:30pm Cyber Security
8:30pm Smashing the patriarchy & building the militia
9:00pm Defending the Sacred: Freeways, Nuclear Colonialism, & Poison Snow
Music
9:30pm Klee Benally
10:00pm Mary & Scottie
10:30pm Shining Soul


No drugs, no alcohol, no jerks.

Proceeds will go to provide warm clothes, tents, sleeping bags, and critical support to ensure our Native relatives on the streets.

Check out these other action/events going on around kkkolumbus day in the area:
Oct. 8 – Mountain Portector Prayer Walk: https://www.facebook.com/events/118676358806587
Oct. 10 – Haul No! Rally to Stop Uranium Transport:https://www.facebook.com/events/734532353418750/

’We Will Defend Our Community’ Anti-Colonial Antifa Response to White Supremacist Attack in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ/Occupied Lands — On Tuesday, September 5th, an act of islamaphobic white supremacist terrorism was carried out against Maktoob Hookah Lounge, which is located on Heritage Square just steps away from a federal building. “I got a death threat a few days ago from a white supremacist individual,” the owner, who is Iraqi, stated to the Lumberjack. “I took it seriously and I reported it to the police but then nothing happened for a good four or five days.”

The arson attack, accompanied with several swastikas, occurred at approximately 7:20am on the same day that Trump furthered his assaults on undocumented people by ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Early this evening, a few stealthy members of a new anti-colonial anti-fascist formation in Flagstaff deployed a large banner over Heritage Square reading, “We Will Defend Our Community” with a large crossed out swastika and the words, “ICE, Trump, Fascists, Nazis, Racism, & Snowbowl” all slashed with red paint.

Fascism is nothing new in Arizona, but the escalation we face in our community demands a response beyond holding signs on the lawn of city hall. While liberals wave flags, white supremacists attack. We’re coalescing into a force to ensure that racism, sexism, trans/homophobia, and colonialism are uprooted from these lands.

We will not rely on the cops. Their institution is rooted in white supremacy and ultimately serves the rich and powerful. The same police that are investigating the hate crime committed against Maktoob, target our Indigenous relatives at a staggering rate (Indigenous Peoples comprise 50% of arrests in Flag yet only 12% of the population). They represent the same forces that terrorize migrant communities and endanger DACA  recipients.

While dropping banners, taking the streets, and posting flyers alone will not end fascism, we want to make it clear we are watching, we are organizing, and we will defend our communities.

Flagstaff: Anti-fascist and anti-colonial contingent at Charlottesville solidarity rally

This lively crew, comprised mainly of Indigenous folks, first gathered at Charlottesville solidarity vigil outside Flagstaff City Hall (the uzhe) but were immediately confronted by white liberals whose feelings were hurt by messages on the banners. One simply stated the famous Durruti quote, “fascism is not to be debated, it is to be smashed” and the other read “Death to fascists, anti-colonial & anti-fascist solidarity. One particularly excited person said, “don’t stand on the sidewalk, someone got arrested last time!” to which someone responded, “we will not be policed.”

Standing on a lawn holding signs amidst a hundred white argumentative liberals who were ready to throw us under the first bus to pass by was of of no particular interest so the crew departed into the streets proclaiming, “set aside your privilege and join us,” perhaps two did, but that was a clear enough message of how limited their “solidarity” extended. Though Flagstaff street medics became welcome company.

As far as marches in Flagstaff this certainly wasn’t the largest, but the streets (and sidewalks for a bit) were most definitely “our streets” for nearly an hour. Chants of “Charlottesville to Flagstaff, always anti-fascist,” and “organize, fight back,” and the standard, “no cops no kkk no fascist USA,” echoed off the buildings. Speaking of those fascists in blue, they did catch up with the crew after about 30 minutes and stalked them for the rest of the time. The impromptu march then wound its way to “Heritage” square where the recent Crime Think pamphlet (which copies of were also disseminated) was delivered to curious tourists via megaphone.

Then the skies opened up and everything was muted by thunder and heavy rain it, was the perfect punctuation (and cover). As it is in the high desert, beneath the sacred mountain, Mother Earth always gets the last word.