The following report-backs were sent in to Filler throughout September, 2021.
“Leftist organizations were the center of my life for six years, and I regret the time that I wasted on them.”
The Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance (OVER), a land defense group based in southwestern Pennsylvania, returned to the house of Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Executive, to confront him about his response to a letter that OVER recently sent to him, demanding that he rescind his support of fracking and the petrochemical industry.
One year after the uprising reached Pittsburgh, over 60 protestors still face felony charges. Here’s how you can support them.
Report-back from an autonomous action that took place on 04.17.21 in Pittsburgh, PA.
A report-back from 04.13 || “We did something uncommon in Pittsburgh when the march moved on towards Peduto’s house. We didn’t follow.”
Cracks in the Steel City is a filler column that recaps local news that anarchists in Pittsburgh may find interesting, with a particular focus on autonomous, illegalist, and insurrectionist activity. We also include information about fascist activity, state repression, and capitalist maneuvering.
Pgh city gov, universities, developers are trying to bulldoze through two neighborhoods & Schenley Park to build a road used exclusively by “autonomous” vehicle shuttles for students & techies.
This is a critique of how privilege theory and cultural essentialism has been a boom in our city and how it has incapacitated antiracist, feminist, and queer organizing in this country by taking identity categories and equating them with culture, and culture with solidarity.
A local anarchist who has recently been involved in legal support sent us this compendium of repressive activities by law enforcement. It has been edited for spelling and grammar, and supporting links added, but is otherwise unchanged.
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?
This zine was created by members of the Housing Committee of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), with contributions from housing experts and organizations from around the Greater City of Pittsburgh.