Join @phillyabc tomorrow for a letter writing night to black liberation army prisoner Kamau Sadiki. 6:30pm on Jitsi
We also encourage sending birthday cards to political prisoners with February birthdays: Veronza Bowers (the 4th) and Oso Blanco (the 26th).
Join us for our February anarchist discussion! Following on the heels of our previous reading on communist egoism, we’ll be doing a long-ish reading from Stirner for his thoughts on the subject for a more individualist perspective.
We’ll be reading two sections from The Unique and Its Property: I Have Based My Affairs on Nothing and section 2.2.2, My Intercourse. Find the text here (https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/max-stirner-the-unique-and-its-property)
You can also listen to the first essay here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w90Jb1utOE8). This reading is rather long so we suggest starting early!
Discussion will be held on Sunday, February 21st from 1-3 pm EST.
As usual, this one’ll be online on jitsi (https://meet.mayfirst.org/viscerapvd) in the room viscerapvd. Email us for the password at viscerapvd[at]gmail.com!
Not wanting to lose sight of our Here and Now roots as book nerds who are obsessed with literature relevant to current struggles, here’s a reading suggestion that we’ve revisited that feels more relevant now than ever:
A 4 part series, After The Crest, offers dialogues between anarchists in other cities who draw on lessons learned from high points of intensity during political upheavals and analyses of how to make the most out of the waning periods that follow them. Curious, check them out here >
Enough is Enough: **Anathema A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2021**
"Anathema, a Philadelphia anarchist periodical: Volume 7 Issue 1,January 2021."
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According to @firstname.lastname@example.org another comrade was visited by the FBI. The best policy with dealing cops (including the FBI) is to get their info, not talk or answer questions, and talk to a lawyer. 📸: @The_cumming_memesurrection
This afternoon, January 15 2021, an anti-fascist comrade was visited by two FBI agents at their home in Philadelphia.
The agents said they had questions about the recent events at the Capitol. The comrade refused to answer questions & immediately got in touch with legal & anti-repression support. We don't rely on the state to address fascist threats. The FBI has roots in repressing anarchist and Black liberation movements. We do not trust that they are only investigating the events at the Capitol. We challenge their attempts at repression with our collective refusal to speak to law enforcement.
If you are contacted by the FBI or other law enforcement, contact Up Against The Law or Philly Anti-Repression.
Up Against The Law: 484-758-0388
Philly Anti-Repression: 267-460-1886
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If a cop visits you, don't keep it to yourself
If an agent visits you or you are questioned while being detained or arrested, don't keep it to yourself. Police want us to feel isolated and ashamed, by sharing information we can better prepare ourselves and our networks for repression and stop the spread of rumors.
If an agent is questioning you, at home, while under arrest, or while detaining you:
-Don't tell them anything beyond your name, date of birth, and address. If put under pressure you can say "I don't have anything to say, I want to speak to a lawyer" or "I will not be answering any questions without talking to a lawyer first."
-Ask to speak with a lawyer.
-Try to remember the questions they ask you.
-Ask for their card, so that you can share their name, position, and agency they work for.
After the encounter:
-Tell your friends and comrades.
-Contact an anti-repression organization or lawyer to better protect yourself.
-Make a public statement about what happened to inform others and squash any misinformation. Anti-repression organizations can help you write one. You don't need to sign your name, it's fine to be anonymous.
The police already know what moves they make, while trying to keep us in the dark. There's no point in keeping what they do a secret, when we spread information about their activities, it only makes us stronger and better equipped to make informed choices.
Up Against The Law Legal Collective UpAgainstTheLaw.org (484) 758 0388 firstname.lastname@example.org
Philly Anti-Repression Fund
PhillyAntiRepression.wordpress.com (267) 460 1886 email@example.com
LAVA is continuing its monthly Really Really Free Market tomorrow from 9am - Noon ... generally occurs every second Saturday, FYI. https://linktr.ee/lavaspacePHL
Bail is urgently needed for 7 activists who were arrested last night during a protest at the Center City Federal Detention Center. We’re collecting donations at @hexxxx (venmo) and $dexxy312 (cashapp).
A significant portion of ppl arrested are OPENLY TRANS.
Which means if they can’t make bail today (in about two hours) they go to the county where they risk being misgendered and discriminatory violence.
UPDATE: last we heard some were let out, others have had bail set, and one person is still awaiting bail.
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