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Phoenix Anarchist Actions in Response to SB1070

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by raindeer667, May 2, 2010.

  1. raindeer667

    raindeer667Experienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2010/04/76779.php

    On Friday morning, AZ governor Jan Brewer passed the newest and perhaps most violent in a succession of racist bills, 1070.

    From anarchistnews.org

    On Friday morning, AZ governor Jan Brewer passed the newest and perhaps most violent in a succession of racist bills, 1070.

    1070 means:
    It is now illegal for any person to be on public or private land (meaning in any location within the state) without carrying verification proving citizenship or legal residency.

    Every person must now carry proof of legal residency at all times in Arizona,and may legally be asked by any state employed to present documentation.

    It is now illegal for any person to house or transport any person who cannot provide legal documentation within the United States.

    [Statists < Awesome]

    It is now illegal for any person who cannot provide legal documentation to look for employment or to be employed in the state of Arizona.

    1070 makes no bones about it: the bill is one of the most honest in demonstrating the progression of Arizona into the furthest depths of a Police State, and of the racism that necessitates it.

    Phoenix area anarchists were quick to respond- in a matter of 2 days, a multitude of actions were organized around bringing the conflict more visibly to the streets of Phoenix (for the mainstream unaware of how issues of state racism and indigenous colonialism affect everyone).

    With black flags, signs, and banners, a march of approximately 40 anarchists proceeded South on Central Avenue towards Van Buren. Pedestrians cheered as the group approached. The street, artistically peppered with messages of resistance- stickers, paintings and the like- became a ground for insurrectionary conflict as the loud cadre erected a border wall across Central Avenue: “DO NOT CROSS: VIOLATORS MIGHT GET FREE".

    The business district was an obstacle course as drivers and passersby were forced to negotiate the obstruction of their space and the impediment of their movement- a burden placed daily on the shoulders of the indigenous whose land has been militarized and the undocumented- hunted daily.

    As the public on Van Buren at Central were left to respond to the ruptures that their political complicity facilitated, the group rambunctiously proceeded along Van Buren to third street. “No Borders; No Nations; No Police Stations!” Chants rung about the cold concrete high rises as police suddenly and forcefully halted the march. Throwing marchers to the ground and threatening them with tasers and mace, the pigs detained the majority of march participants. The police demanded the names and birth dates of all detained at the threat of mass arrest. After approximately forty minutes all were released without charges or citation, except for one comrade who was arrested for “obstructing justice by not giving his true name”; a fabricated accusation.

    Demonstrations this past week indicate an escalation in radical protest and dissent that will not be ameliorated by any form of legislation or representative polity. The popular resistance in Arizona thus identifies with anarchist principles, and Arizona anarchists locate themselves fittingly within a timely social war for total liberation.

    Arizona: attack! Let’s get free.
     

  2. rude-boy

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    ya i was watching a video of a small riot that broke out. cops were not ready and ad to run pretty much. while people through bottles and rocks. it started over some bikers t shirt i think. it had some slogon on it saying somthing i cant remember. but the cops were trying to get him out of the protst quick and people were pissed

    any pone see the video? i saw it on a link from the stimulator
     
  3. Protspecd

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    With the money they use to fund police to pull over minorities, check their paper work and/or send them back to Mexico, they could be using it to help make Mexico a better place. There would be no need for them to cross the border if their home country was in a better state. Guess I am drawing on the South Park future people episode message, in a society with borders, it is bad for both countries in this situation due to cultural clashes. Need to stop focusing on just throwing them back and hoping that will solve the issue, what they need to do is help make Mexico into a place where they wouldn't want to cross the border.
     
  4. JesusCrust

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    The video on the main page of submedia.tv right now is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
     
  5. rude-boy

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    no i think you are thinking of the video with the huge riot where when they chased their president outof the contrie. that is a great site. it gave me a biiiig smile! and i watched is so many times. does any one knwo the second riot song they played? when they showed it from a differnt angle? has a kinda techno beat?

    this is the video i was talkign about its part one of 2 you gotta find the seoncd one but its a good veiw of what went on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZDYNQEwlM
     
  6. JesusCrust

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    Yeah, that's the one I'm talking about, I thought it was on the main page right now? That riot and the Thailand Red shirt revolt are amazing.
     
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