Why Write? by Daniel on August 21st, 2007 It’s a question I have been pondering the last two months since I reported to prison and the clock started ticking. Why, indeed? What do I have to say that is new or fresh? Will I bore people with repetitive tomes about my case or the Green […]Read more "Support For Daniel McGowan // Blog"
I have been struggling with the idea of “partisans” ever since I first heard the term used to dismiss the Makhnovshchina. Calling the insurgents of Ukraine simply partisans is so imprecise. What kind of army tries to comfort and reconcile with enemy combatants as soon as the shooting stops? The Soviet authorities and their agents […]Read more "History of the Makhnovist Movement (1918-1921): Chapter 8"
Doesn’t everyone expect to see these ex-military LEO types freak out more often? Most of these deluded men who want to be police are already damaged. When they pass through recruitment, training, corruption, shame, and denial of every day practice within police, they are required to insist on a greater good. When the scales fall […]Read more "American Blowback » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names"
Full audio of Andrea Prichett, Sanyika Bryant, and Jim Chanin on OPD receivership This event was on Oct 20, the hearing is coming in December source: Jim Chanin Speaks on Federal Receivership for the Oakland Police Department: audio, PDF & photos : Indybay.Read more "Jim Chanin Speaks on Federal Receivership for the Oakland Police Department: audio, PDF & photos : Indybay"
This shit is a big controversial mess. I just don’t see why we cling to this stupid idea of armed police. Police should not be armed. Putting weapons in the hands of untrustworthy people just causes more gun violence, not less. And no, you can’t make them more trustworthy, especially in a big city. It […]Read more "Is it Time to Dissolve the Oakland Police Department?"
Here we have the same old arguments because nobody bothers to read the arguments from before. The whole point of the militant alternative is that you can’t control the militants at all, they are independent of your bullshit public relations non-violent strategy. Look, the threat of a militant response is a real concern for the […]Read more "Boots sez – Use of the blac bloc tactic in all situations is not useful"
Like human sacrifice, these individuals stand as crude warnings from the state. “Over 70 percent of the time, these LWOP juveniles have an adult co-defendant,” says Calvin. “56 percent of the time, these adults are getting lesser sentences than kids. In a lot of these cases, we’re talking about someone who is a lot […]Read more "Kids Locked Up for Life Without Parole See One Glimmer of Hope. For It or Against It?"