Anonymous submission received on 07.14.20 || “Fred Hampton said that we fight racism with solidarity, and it is in the spirit of solidarity that I write this message.”
Tag: black liberation movement
PITTSBURGH: Justice for Elijah Brewer?
On the night of March 5th, the Pittsburgh police murdered Elijah Brewer, a 25 year-old black man from Mt. Oliver. There were no protests, no hashtags… most of Pittsburgh didn’t even seem to notice. But why?
PITTSBURGH: Black Mamas Bailout Car Caravan Targets Courthouse and Jail
On May 12th, a caravan of almost 30 vehicles circulated downtown, demanding that Allegheny County Jail release prisoners, especially Black mothers, in light of the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. The action was organized by Dignity Act of PA.
I AM NOT WHAT YOU THINK; fighting for the memory and life of Antwon Rose Jr.
Anonymous submission received 6.12.18 // As we move forward as a city, balancing anger with grief, we search for new ways to support each other, new ways to know each other, and new ways to tear this modern day the fuck down.
Filler #3: Resisting Co-optation
Perspectives on respectability, power disparities within movements, and the whitewashing of struggle.
Prisoner Support – Ferguson Uprising
Originally posted to Anti-State St. Louis: What follows is a list of people who were arrested and imprisoned during the Ferguson rebellions. Their charges, sentences, the particulars of their cases vary widely, as do their interpretations of the events in Ferguson and their participation or alleged participation in those events. We present the information below…
Prisoner Solidarity – Josh Williams
Originally posted to It’s Going Down So let’s get to the bad news. Josh was sentenced to 8 years for allegedly lighting a QuikTrip on fire in Berkeley, MO last year after a police shooting there. There was an intense sentencing hearing which you can read about here. Anti-State STL provided the following update, encouraging comrades…
The Black Lives Matter Schism: Towards a Vision for Black Autonomy
Written by J. Northam [Black Autonomy Federation // twitter @BlackAutonomist] This article, originally published on counterpunch, was reprinted with permission from the Black Autonomy Federation and comrade Northam in the third issue of Filler, “Resisting Co-Optation: Perspectives on respectability, power disparities within movements, and the whitewashing of struggle.” The Black Lives Matter movement exhibited a schism…