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?
Rust Punx Radio is a show that highlights the latest in DIY punk & hardcore from across the so-called Rust Belt. Hosted by some kids from the Filler Distro, an anarchist zine distro, record label, and news website based in Pittsburgh, PA.
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.
Rust Punx Radio is a show that highlights the latest in DIY punk & hardcore from across the so-called Rust Belt.
Torchlight has spoken with multiple sources with inside knowledge who describe increasingly horrific conditions inside Allegheny County Jail. Many prisoners have symptoms of Covid-19, but the jail’s web page indicates only 12 have been tested as of this writing.
A coalition of organizations and individuals has released an open letter demanding that Allegheny County Jail release most prisoners, among other measures designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the facility.
An anonymous communiqué claiming responsibility for sabotaging 7 ATMs in Pittsburgh.
The zine “Why I’m Queer” was submitted to Filler on 02.21.20 by Thomas, a student at the University of Pittsburgh.
There’s a lot of music coming out of Pittsburgh lately, and it’s easy to forget to check out a new release. Rust Punx Radio will be dropping a mix of new local punk and hardcore every few months, because up the punx.
A reportback from an anarchist who went to the noise demo at Allegheny County Jail on New Years Eve.
We talk about the DIY ethic and community(ies), their recording process, the band’s radical shift in sound and style, their upcoming tour, and a whole bunch of other shit.
Noise demonstrations took place outside the home of a former CEO connected to the building of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and at a shareholder meeting in downtown Pittsburgh.