All Out Tucson

from Tucson Anarchists

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Where: Reid Park

The proto-fascist clowns of Patriot Movement AZ are coming back to Tucson. This is the same group that on August 4th of this year flew Nazi-inspired flags in Reid Park. Now, in the wake of anti-semitic and white supremacist shootings in Louisville and Pittsburgh, the far-right is seeking to show their strength and recruit new members here in our town. Make no mistake, the natural result of successful organizing by groups like Patriot Movement AZ is further attacks against vulnerable communities. If we hope to defend ourselves against racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-semitic, islamaphobic, and other targeted violence, we must prevent PMAZ from continued organizing in our community.

Last time they came to town we prevented them from marching, and the only reason the fascists were able to rally at all is because Tucson Police surrounded and protected them. They even had to be escorted back to their cars. Let’s give PMAZ another taste of what Tucson thinks of them and their poisonous ideology.

Our response will take many forms and all are welcome. If you want to bring your kids and stay safely around the back with signs, you are welcomed. If you want to dress up like clowns or bring various forms of noise makers to humiliate or drown them out, you are welcomed. If you want to bring snacks, water, or medic skills, you are welcomed. If you want to cover your face to protect your identity while you protect the larger crowd from fascist or police violence, you are welcomed. There are many different approaches to dealing with hate and we need all of them. There are many forms of “yes” but one “no”. We say “no” to hate.

Standing together means that even if you do not agree exactly with the values of everyone in attendance, you will not put them at risk either from police or fascist violence. We will all keep each other safe and if anyone feels uncomfortable at any time they are free to leave or ask for support from others.

We need as many people as possible to come so that we can show that we support love and empathy, not hate and bigotry. So bring your friends and family and let us find joy in solidarity.

#AllOutTucson #StopTheHate

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.

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/

SMASH THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN FREEWAY: THIS MAY DAY STRIKE AGAINST THE GLOBAL WORK MACHINE

from Phoenix May Day

This May Day we call for antagonists of the global work machine to gather in Phoenix to march on the headquarters of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).  ADOT is the transportation bureaucracy behind the 30 year push for an extension to the Loop 202, which would destroy the western ridges of South Mountain and extend the south end of the Loop 202 from the I-10.

This freeway would not just expand the patchwork of suburbs and strip malls into the desert, it would expand the design of bureaucrats and capitalists to build CANAMEX international trade corridor from Mexico to Canada.   The struggle against the NAFTA and TPP trade agreements has been fought here at home in the form of resistance to transportation infrastructure.  The South Mountain Loop 202 extension and its role as a truck bypass, as well as ADOT’s projects the Interstate 11/CANAMEX trade corridor, are key pieces of this transportation infrastructure.  International trade agreements, their roads, and development are said to boost the economy, which doesn’t benefit us, and at what cost, anyway?

This extension has been long opposed by the indigenous Akimel O’odham residents of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), who have opposed any freeway alignment that ADOT proposed.  For Akimel O’odham people, South Mountain is a sacred site, and any demolition of the mountain would be a desecration of a holy place. The Akimel O’odham Youth Collective is one group of GRIC residents who have organized against the freeway, in their blog they describe some of the harm that the South Mountain Loop 202 extension would have:

This project has been opposed by members of the Gila River Indian Community since the 1980s. There are numerous harmful impacts of freeway construction which include destroying the prehistoric villages of Villa Buena and Pueblo del Alamo, the destruction of threatened/endangered animal habitats, and the destruction of plants that are central to traditional O’otham culture. Environmental impact studies of the 202 freeway also state that the habitat for wild horses in Gila River would be irreversibly lost if the freeway is built, and that no alternative habitats for the wild horses exist. 

Residents to the north of GRIC oppose the freeway as well, as Ahwatukee residents have protested and organized to halt the possibility of a freeway as well.  The most prominent project organized against the freeway is Protecting Arizona Resources and Children (PARC).  PARC  is planning a lawsuit aimed at stopping the freeway extension by taking ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration to court over health and environmental concerns.

Speaking for ourselves, we have chosen May Day to march on ADOT and to denounce the Loop 202 extension, as we oppose the trade routes of global capitalism which move goods and people, hastening the misery of daily life in this work obsessed society.  We also march on ADOT because the freeway will destroy the habitats, dirty the air, and lower the quality of life for humans and animal alike.

While May Day has come to be viewed as a workers day against capitalism, but in the roots of May Day is a celebration of humans’ connection to the earth.  As Peter Linebaugh recalled in his history of May Day:

In Europe, as in Africa, people honored the woods in many ways…They did this in May, a month named after Maia, the mother of all the gods according to the ancient Greeks, giving birth even to Zeus.

In Greece, Rome, Scotland, Scandinavia, and elsewhere, the people celebrated with music, communal activities, dancing, fires, planting of trees, and erecting of maypoles.

In the spirit of pre-capitalist May Day celebrations of Spring, and the current manifestation of resistance to capitalism, we call on all those who oppose another freeway bringing destruction to the earth, air, and water.  As we oppose work, we call on all those opposed to the global work machine, and the freeway’s role in accelerating the delivery of goods and movement of workers along its path.

We also call upon those who believe that inward “decolonization” and “rewilding” is no substitution for anti-colonial action from settlers on stolen land.  As stated in Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex: “No matter how liberated you are, if you are still occupying Indigenous lands you are still a colonizer.”

We believe that anti-authoritarians and anarchists engaged in projects around the ecological, anti-infrastructure, or anti-militarization struggles must also articulate their relationship to the indigenous people of this occupied land.   To echo the call put forth in Accomplices Not Allies, a struggle against colonialism must attack the colonial structures and ideas. Whether you can join us in Phoenix, or are in other areas of Arizona, we encourage anti-colonial organizing this May Day.

Join us on Friday, May 1st at 10 AM to march on ADOT.  We will be gathering at Cesar Chavez park, located between Washington St. and Jefferson St., west of 1st Ave in downtown Phoenix.

-a group of Phoenix Anarchists
phoenixmayday15@gmail.com