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Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, May 20, 2010.

  1. punkmar77

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    Uhm yeah I think you got it backwards, we're ahead of the ball when it comes to information trust and believe that, however some of our forum members are a little behind and post stuff a few weeks and even a few months behind the actuality but that is not the general consensus of APN..I take a little offense at the generalization. :ecouteurs:
     
  2. anarchoskin69

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    We'll agree to disagree on that. Everything I see posted here is a week, two weeks or a month old in the time relevancy department. Everything. I still love this community, I'm just saying it'd be nice to have the RSS feed from the anarchistnews.org and some other site syndicated to a separate section of the forum for us to comment and discuss on. There is just a vast wealth of important information that either never gets posted or even discussed here, or it's a month late. It's a fact, not a generalization.
     
  3. punkmar77

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    Bullshit, I post important news facts that are minutes and hours old all the time, if you don't see them or don't comment because they don't interest you that's entirely your problem, again I call bullshit on your 'opinion'. "It's a fact" give me a fuckin break...
     
  4. punkmar77

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    Re: Anaheim Police Murder Then Shoot At Women And Children

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FULxRvGBgmc[/video]


    Do we need to start a riot? Ordinarily we focus on the police after they kill someone, but I’m not going to do that. Fuck them. The central figures in this story are the friends, neighbors, and community members that came together and stood up against the latest act of murderous police aggression. This story is about community, specifically a neighborhood filled with people of color (Shout out to the Latino homies). They watched the police kill a man, a member of the community, and their anger swelled as he lay motionless in a grass-covered yard.

    Crystal Ventura, a 17-year-old who lives in the neighborhood, said she saw the shooting from about 20 feet away. She said the man had his back to the officer. She said the man was shot in the buttocks area. The man then went down on his knees, and she said he was struck by another bullet in the head. Another officer handcuffed the man who by then was on the ground and not moving, Ventura added. ”They searched his pockets, and there was a hole in his head, and I saw blood on his face,” she said.

    Soon anger turned to action. EVERYONE came outside, disturbing the illusion of peace for a little afternoon insurrection.
    [Followed by an evening of debauchery and a morning of disapprobation]


    Everyone in the community lived that day, if only for a few moments, as if they themselves had the power to stop the police from terrorizing their neighborhood. The key for liberation isn’t protest, but it’s acting as if we already live in the world we want to see. Kids were with their parents, neighbors joined neighbors, and the whole community found themselves in the street together. “If you want real insight into love, participate in a riot”, and love took the streets Saturday afternoon in Anaheim. Love pushed a dumpster and trash can into the street and set them on fire. Love threw rocks and bottles at the police to force them from the neighborhood they had just recklessly shot up. Love is a riot.

    For those who believe this moment wasn’t for kids, the children were there when the police burst into the neighborhood while firing the shots that killed a man. I applaud their parents for bringing them out so that their voices could join their community in the struggle to stop the reckless and needless police violence. Children know pain, they know anger, and they know injustice; the insurrection is theirs as well.

    Daisy Gonzalez, 16, identified her uncle as the man shot by police .She and others said his name was Manuel Diaz. She said he likely ran away from officers when they approached him because of his past experience with law enforcement. “He (doesn’t) like cops. He never liked them because all they do is harass and arrest anyone,” Gonzalez said after lighting a candle for her uncle. She cursed at the police who were nearby and a police helicopter that hovered above, flashing a spotlight on the neighborhood.

    I began with an homage to the community instead of explaining the police misconduct that followed the uprising because the police don’t deserve to be the central figures in this story. This is a love story, and love stories are often tragedies. Upon taking the streets, the police would respond with attack dogs and “less than lethal” bullets. They maimed and wounded anyone in the vicinity, including using an attack dog against a mother holding her baby while standing next to her stroller.

    Though their stand lasted less than an afternoon, and it ended with the sting of bites and bullets, their insurrection is not the end of the resistance. It is just the latest moment in a tidal wave of consciousness that threatens to expose the fraudulent underpinnings of this nation’s legal system. The police killing a person of color almost everyday while waging an expensive and pointless “War on Drugs” didn’t save those people in that Colorado theater, yet they spend so much time doing just that. It should be abundantly clear that these reckless cowboys don’t keep us safe. In fact, it turns out that not all police departments “protect” citizens by filling them with bullets. Police in Germany, as in the nation with over 81 million people, only fired 85 bullets directed at people in all of 2011.

    According to Germany’s Der Spiegel , German police shot only 85 bullets in all of 2011, a stark reminder that not every country is as gun-crazy as the U.S. of A. As Boing Boing translates , most of those shots weren’t even aimed anyone: “49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed.”

    However, this insurrection was not without warning; there have been weekly demonstrations at the police-station in honor of those killed by Anaheim police.

    Theresa Smith has organized weekly protests outside the police department on Harbor Boulevard with friends and family members, all of whom are demanding answers about what really happened that day. She has encouraged other families affected by officer-involved shootings in Anaheim to join her protest, but, she says, they’ve mostly refused because they fear police retaliation. But after the brutal July 5, 2011, beating death of Kelly Thomasat the hands of Fullerton police officers gave energy to critics of police brutality in Orange County, word has spread about Smith’s crusade.

    For the past several weeks, from a dozen to 20 people can be found every Monday evening on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Broadway Avenue, waving signs and chanting, “Shame on APD!” Corie Cline has been going to the protests for about three months; her brother Joe Whitehouse was killed by Anaheim police in 2007. She brings along her 5-year-old son, who cheerfully joins in the chants, shouting, “Shame on the Anaheim police!” and, echoing the popular Occupy chant, “Whose streets? Our streets!”

    The Anaheim police are responsible for six shootings already this year. Justin Hertl, killed by Anaheim police in 2003, is one of the many deaths to catalyze the burgeoning anti-police violence movement.

    Justin Hertl was walking his grandmother Barbara Kordiak to her car when he was shot by undercover Anaheim detectives on Nov. 14, 2003, after the police received information about a stolen car, possibly from Hertl’s girlfriend, with whom he had just been fighting. Kordiak alleges that police came up behind her and that one of them yelled, “Gun!” The next thing she knew, three shots had rung out and her grandson was lying on the ground bleeding. A fourth shot, she claims, killed him.

    Justin Hertl’s mother and many other community members spoke out at a recent City Council meeting. Jaclyn Conroy, aunt of Justin Hertl shot by Anaheim Police in 2003, listed off over a half dozen individuals shot by Anaheim Police, including the recent fatal shootings of Marcel Cejas, Roscoe Cambridge, David Rayas and Martin Hernandez. There have been six officer-involved shootings by Anaheim Police this year so far. “I have come to you people before begging you, please look into the corruption of the Anaheim Police Department and nothing was done,” she said. “How many bodies have to pile up before someone speaks up? If it were your child, I guarantee you’d be looking into this.”

    So the neighborhood at the corner of East La Palma Avenue and Anna Drive did not spontaneously erupt into violence. The people were living on top of a police-fueled powder keg. They had been demonstrating, they went to council meetings, and yet the killing continued. This wanton killing is not necessary and it’s not protecting us. So, they rose up in the name of not just the man shot on Saturday, but the numerous other victims of police brutality. When the young girl cursed at the police as she was retelling the story of her Uncle’s murder, it was love and not hate that fueled her indignation. Love is a force. Last week, a song called “Do We Need to Start A Riot” was released, and the answer for this Anaheim community was yes.

    http://anarchistnews.org/content/anahei ... love-story
     
  5. JesusCrust

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    2 cities over from me. SoCal police have been extra fuckin brutal lately. This article reminds me of a poem I wrote like 2 years ago:

    Can you see
    the beauty in violence?
    not against people, but power
    a reason to live for
    a reason to fight
    something to die for
    for the right
    of life, for another
    can you see
    the romance in resistance?
    a message in a bottle, to shatter
    buildings engulf
    in a flame of compassion
    as we work, together
    hand in hand, with each other
    cupid shoots arrows of brick and rock
    only to be blocked
    by the shields of those blind to love
    their gas makes us cry
    as does the pepper in our eyes
    like feelings of heartbreak and lust
    but we've come to far
    to let it all slip away
    to continue fighting for what we love is a must
    Can you see the beauty in violence?
     
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  7. THEBLACKNOVA

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    COPS! PIGS! MURDERERS!
     
  8. JesusCrust

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcSm6EX1coo[/video]
     
  9. JesusCrust

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    Night 3 of protests in Anaheim. The past two nights were illuminated by dumpsters set on fire in the streets, reports right now are that youth are setting up barricades, blocking traffic completely, unlike the previous two nights. Livestream available in roughly 10min.
     
  10. THEBLACKNOVA

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    Do you know who is live streaming it? And if a twitter account is up for what"s happening in Anaheim?
     
  11. THEBLACKNOVA

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  12. JesusCrust

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    ustream.com/channel/orangecrew is usually there, for the most part. The first night of dumpster fires was a venting of frustration, the second, a memorial to Manuel, the 3rd there was a protest, and the street was blocked at the end of it, and afterward there was a candle light vigil. Tomorrow there will be protests all day leading up to a city council meeting at 4pm. Sunday from roughly 12-4 there will be a FTP march, as there is every Sunday in Klanaheim, but this time around obviously much larger. As far as twitter goes, I've just been searching #anaheim for updates.
     
  13. THEBLACKNOVA

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    Anaheim Cops - 2 Latinos Shot Dead and Demonstrators Attacked

    Jul 24, 2012 from Democracy Now

    Cops shot and killed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz after he reportedly ran away from a group of officers who confronted him in the street. Diaz was unarmed. Hours after his death, a chaotic scene broke out when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a crowd of local residents protesting the shooting.

    Another Latino resident, Joel Acevedo, was shot dead by police the following day. Police say Acevedo was suspected in a car robbery, but the circumstances around his death remain unconfirmed.

    We discuss the situation in Anaheim with Gustavo Arellano, editor of the alternative newspaper, OC Weekly; and Teresa Smith, who has worked with families to call for police accountability in Anaheim since 2009, when officers shot and killed her son Cesar Cruz, a 35-year-old father of five. "Given the fact that this is the eighth officer-involved shooting within one year in the city of Anaheim ... the community's going to be very upset," Arellano says. "There's a lot of angry residents, and rightfully so."

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zKytiNhjL0&list=PL50BDB9BCCFAF09CA&index=3&feature=plcp[/video]
     
  14. THEBLACKNOVA

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    #Anaheim

    If you are up and you r are reading this go to twitter - #Anaheim

    shit is going down right now...

    If you are out there JesusCrust be safe
     
  15. JesusCrust

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    Safe and sound.
     
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ULy8zxj_Y[/video]
     
  17. anarchoskin69

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    Whatever. I saw the story on Anaheim posted on anarchistnews.org a day before I ever saw it here.
     
  18. slother

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    Uh oh a whole day? It must not be relevant anymore :lmao:
     
  19. THEBLACKNOVA

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    I HOPE YOU BURN TONIGHT ANAHEIM

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    Whats being shot at #anaheim protestors

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    A man suffers a serious gash to the head from police non-lethal ammunition

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    cops shooting people

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    FUCK! WHY IS THERE A STAR BUCKS EVERYWHERE? HAHA

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  20. punkmar77

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    You weren't even logged in when I posted it, and it was literally less than an hour between the time they posted and when I did but who gives a fuck we're not a news agency, I also posted the story on Tortuga's first day in court literally minutes after the story hit the underground web at the end of the court hearings oh but you don't speak Spanish do you? Again who gives a fuck we're not a news agency...so if we're so behind the ball and not up to your standards you're more than welcome to move on to somewhere you can be the most informed anarchist on the planet.. :lmao: