From Anti State St. Louis
As rebellion erupts once again in Ferguson as well as in St. Louis City, anarchists in St. Louis are urgently requesting funds to support the rebels arrested. Initial reports suggest at least 61 people were arrested last night, and we expect the actual number is higher and will to continue to grow as the week unfolds. Please spread the word widely and help us get some money together to get these people out.
All funds collected will be used to support those arrested during the demonstrations–their bail money, fines, legal funds, or other related expenses. In the unlikely event that there are additional funds, they will be used to support people resisting police repression and police violence in the future.
Please donate what you can to the bail fund established by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment.
From The New Inquiry
For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting.
As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the ones doing all of the looting and property destruction, while others worried about the stereotypical and damaging media representation that would emerge. It also seems that there were as many protesters (if not more) in the streets of Ferguson working to prevent looting as there were people going about it. While I disagree with this tactic, I understand that they acted out of care for the struggle, and I want to honor all the brave and inspiring actions they’ve taken over the last weeks.
Some politicians on the ground in Ferguson, like alderman Antonio French and members of the New Black Panther Party, block looting specifically in order to maintain leadership for themselves and dampen resistance, but there are many more who do so out of a commitment to advancing the ethical and politically advantageous position. It is in solidarity with these latter protesters–along with those who loot–and against politicians and de-escalators everywhere that I offer this critique, as a way of invigorating discussion amongst those engaged in anti-oppression struggle, in Ferguson and anywhere else the police violently perpetuate white supremacy and settler colonialism. In other words, anywhere in America. Read more…
As is always the case with new initiatives, somebody (in this case, GTL) is gettin’ paid.
From Amplify Voices
What people are saying so far about this ‘great’ new service:
- It’s bullshit.
- It’s another way for the to get all kinds of personal information about people who are visiting at the jail. (Including checking warrants and people’s records.)
- You have a window of five days: You must schedule at least two days in advance and no more than seven. So, are you expecting people to plan, or not?
- They only have so many slots, so you get shut out if they all fill up. It’s made so everyone on a pod CAN’T have a visit.
- It’s confusing, and it doesn”t work. And the staff doesn’t know how to use it.
- When you use the lobby computer to schedule a future visit, everyone in the lobby can see all of your personal info.
- And, the best part: People are waiting as long as ever to get in for a visit.
Check back for more reviews of this great new service, brought to you by Durham County Detention Facility. Read more…
From Corporate Media
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her.
According to the terms of the plea, Alexander was ordered to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to all three counts against her. The Florida Times-Union reports the Alexander will get credit for the 1,030 days she’s already spent in jail.
That means she’ll have to spend 65 days in jail. Alexander will return to Duval County Jail following Monday’s hearing. She’ll be released on Jan. 27.
Because the second count against Alexander is considered an ‘open plea,’ she could still be sentenced to five years in prison at the hearing on Jan. 27. Read more…
From Sub Media TV
This week we bring you an exclusive report on the pandemic that’s infecting the globe. Insurrecto-Riotosis. The first wave of the pandemic was reported in the city of Nantes in France following the police murder of 21 year old eco-defender Rémi Fraisse.
This contagion quickly spread to Belgium where 100,000 peeps hit the streets in Brussels to show their anger to a proposed package of austerity cuts.
In Mexico, insurrecto-riotisis is quickly turning into a full-fledged pandemic, as protests demanding the safe return of 43 students kidnapped on September 26th continue to escalate dramatically.
Also, Wal-Mart employees in Los Angeles staged their first-ever sit-down strike against the mammoth retail giant.
And all over Turtles Island, a massive fight-back against sexual violence and rape culture has blown up over social media.
On the music break, a killer mash up of Keny Arkana’s “La Rage” by DAM.
And this week we feature an interview with Andalusia Knoll, a journalist with the autonomous media collective “Subversiones” who breaks down the who, when, what, why, how of the insurrection in Mexico.