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Vancouver: In Defence of the Diversity of Tactics

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Housing Rights, Indigenous, Police State, Revolution with tags , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by Ⓐb Irato

By Alex Hundert, Infoshop News

Judy Rebick, from her office in downtown Toronto, complained that “when a spontaneous anger against the Black Bloc emerged on social media, people berated us for ‘dividing the movement.'” She says that, in fact, “it is the Black Bloc that is dividing the movement.” She is wrong.

I have been involved in a wide array of coalitions on various issues over the past half decade, and never have I witnessed cross-movement solidarity like I have in the anti-Olympics campaign. In southern Ontario, as in Vancouver, radical groups from a variety of locations in the broader movement have come together to start to develop a shared anti-colonial analysis. This solidarity and unity, on the anti-colonial front, is deeper and stronger now than it has been at any point in the last 10 years.

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Reflections on the 2010 Olympic Resistance

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Police State, Revolution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by jrpigg

The purpose of demonstrations & transcending the police

From Liberty Unchained, Friday, February 26, 2010

So, this weekend the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will come to an end. This is, no doubt, the only certain ending for a variety matters that have coalesced around this year’s games. Future iterations of the olympic games will continue to serve as a spectacle to celebrate the state and an occasion to expand global capital. And, perhaps equally depressing, is the prospect that the next sizable mass protest will inevitably touch off another round of the circular firing squad that seems to accompany any radical demonstration nowadays.

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It Takes Conviction

Posted in Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, General News, Police State, War & Peace with tags , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Ⓐb Irato

(This article is another in our series of articles written for by users of the now closed online community, originally published Wed, 28 Nov 2007)

In an exclusive GNN collaborative interview, “saboteur” nuns speak about their lives of nonviolent civil resistance

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.“ —Dr. MLK, Jr.

On October 6th, 2002, as the U.S. prepared to launch its “shock and awe” bombing campaign against Iraq, three brave Dominican nuns, and members of Earth & Space Plowshares, a national nuclear disarmament organization, broke into Minuteman III missile site near Greeley, Colorado, armed only with hammers, prayers, and their own blood, in a symbolic act to “inspect, expose and disarm” the weapons of mass destruction that exist right here on American soil. Entering the silo, they poured their own blood in the shape of a cross, and pounded on the half-ton concrete silo lid with a household hammer. They were arrested, convicted of sabotage and labeled as fanatics and terrorists by the religious right.

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