igd_news

@igd_news@kolektiva.social

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igd_news, to random

In this column, we present our monthly roundup of political prisoner, prison rebel, and repression news, happenings, announcements, action and analysis. Packed in as always are updates, fundraisers, and birthdays.

Read and share: https://itsgoingdown.org/in-contempt-39/

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News outlets reporting that over 700 students and community members mobilized today in , again shutting down Kyle Rittenhouse after hundreds of students in did the same last week in , . Rittenhouse speaking at Kent State next.

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Don't miss our latest podcast on the history of the Red Scare and how the State moved to attack the IWW.

Listen here: https://itsgoingdown.org/the-iww-the-red-scare-and-lessons-on-resisting-repression-today/

igd_news, to portland

CW: Discussion of r*pe and murder.

Man that was arrested and sentenced to 17 years in prison for the murder of based anarchist and antifascist activist Sean Kealiher "was also linked to a 2003 rpe allegation" via "sperm cells recovered in a 2003 rpe kit."

Kealiher was murdered in 2019, but his killer was not arrested until 2022, after he was outed by Kealiher's mother, local antifascist groups, and journalists through a popular podcast series.

Many contend that local police "slow-walked" the investigation into Kealiher's death due to his anarchist politics - only acting after continued public outcry and the outing of his killer by local activists and journalists.

Read more here: https://www.opb.org/article/2024/03/28/portland-oregon-sean-kealiher-protest-vehicular-murder-sexual-assault-christopher-knipe/

igd_news, to random

New project on here worth a follow. Check out @abolitionstudy.

"This page is an inside-outside abolitionist project. It amplifies analysis and information from self-organized study groups inside PA-DOC prisons, and analysis by non-imprisoned members as well."

They've been reporting on an ongoing campaign in Pennsylvania prisons you can read about here: https://itsgoingdown.org/impunity-and-cover-up-nooses-in-sci-rockview/

igd_news, to random

Couple in Appalachia that has been fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline for 10 years - including setting up a tree-sit on their property - speaks on resisting the project.

https://wvpublic.org/six-years-living-next-to-the-mountain-valley-pipeline/

igd_news, to random

Mass surveillance and "broken windows" policing are merging to attack a specific enemy across the world: mass protest.

https://restofworld.org/2024/facial-recognition-government-protest-surveillance/

igd_news, to random

On our latest podcast, we again sit down with labor historian Peter Cole, to speak about the first Red Scare and how the State, police, and far-Right vigilante groups like the KKK worked to attack and smash the growing radical labor union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), in the midst of the first World War - and how this history is again playing out today as the State attempts to bury resistance to Cop City.

We talk about how the State utilized lawfare and the courts - passing new laws that made membership within the IWW illegal, while far-Right vigilantes and local police attacked and murdered union organizers.

We also discuss the role in early disinformation campaigns, as the media attempted to paint the IWW, which at the time was organizing in many key industries essential to the war effort, as being puppets of foreign governments.

Listen here: https://itsgoingdown.org/the-iww-the-red-scare-and-lessons-on-resisting-repression-today/

igd_news, to Atlanta

#StopCopCity banner drop at Emory University in #Atlanta. From Instagram:

"Emory Stop Cop City dropped banners holding the university and administration accountable for their involvement in the cop city project.

We demand that Greg Fenves, president of Emory, step down from the Atlanta committee for progress and that Emory publicly boycott Brasfield and Gorrie, the main contractor for the cop city project."

igd_news, to Palestine

Activists in solidarity with have published new website calling for actions on April 15th.

"The global economy is complicit in genocide. Join participating cities in blocking the arteries of capitalism and jamming the wheels of production."

They state demonstrations are already planned in many major US cities.

Website found at: https://www.a15action.com/

igd_news, to Palestine

"U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s downtown Bozeman office was vandalized during the weekend with expletives and red and black spray paint reading, “Tester funds genocide.”

https://dailymontanan.com/2024/03/25/testers-bozeman-office-vandalized-in-pro-palestine-protest/

igd_news, to random

Check out this new zine creator which everyday produces an updated (short) version of the IGD site - complete with all of the newest articles and content - in PDF zine form.

Perfect for tabling events, your distro project, and for sending to prisoners behind bars.

Check it out here: https://itsgoingdown.org/announcing-new-its-going-down-zine-creator/

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Sickening brutality and systemic State violence on display by law enforcement across the US this week.

CW: Racist abuse and sexual assault.

In Mississippi, officers who belonged to a self-described "Goon Squad" were sentenced for torturing two Black men in what is described as a "nightmare of racially motivated beatings, torture, sexual assaults and even a mock execution," after officers broke into a home without a warrant following complaints by neighbors that "several Black men were staying at a White woman’s home." One man was even shot by officers, after they placed a gun inside of his mouth.

Officers attempted a cover up by planting drugs, stealing surveillance footage, and agreeing on a cover story. They made it clear to their victims that they were inflicting this violence because the two Black men were in what was considered a white area of town. This was not an isolated incident, community members report that these officers terrified people for years.

Meanwhile in the bay area, "FBI agents raided a federal women’s prison in California this week so plagued by sexual abuse that it was known among inmates and workers as the “rape club.” Officials are also facing charges for retaliating against prisoners who filed a class-action lawsuit against the abuse. As one attorney on the case stated, "There is no accountability...and the sexual abuse keeps festering and festering until it blows up. They tend to shuffle the offenders. Officials in prisons can be the worst because they are so jaded that all the complaints fall on deaf ears about the guards.”

This brutality is endemic to a system based on violent settler-colonial subjugation, class rule, patriarchy, and white supremacy. It cannot be reformed - only abolished and thrown to the dust-bin of history.

Headline: "Warden is ousted as FBI raids California women's prison known as the 'rape club'

igd_news, to random

Stop Cop City protesters rally outside of Mayor Andre Dickens' "State of the City" speech against the corporate backed counter-insurgency facility.

#StopCopCity

igd_news, to california

Blockades of military bases in continues in solidarity with . This recent action was met with police brutality.

"During these arrests they violently attacked several femmes, and threw several to the ground. Of those attacked, one was knocked unconscious from the force of the police assault. Another who had arrived with a walker due to hip injuries, was thrown to the ground and hospitalized. Immediately after the arrests were made police moved to try and arrest protesters who had never entered the street, but they were stopped by other police. "

Report via @indybay: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2024/03/23/18864476.php

igd_news, to random

On our latest podcast, we sat down with three friends of Aaron Bushnell, who spoke about their friend and the media storm that followed in the aftermath of his final act of protest.

Listen here: https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-195/

igd_news, to random

Michigan General Defense Committee is calling for a phone-zap campaign in support of a prisoner. From Instagram:

"On March 20th we received a letter from Hunter Poppenger, an imprisoned comrade who has been in contact with GDC over the last year. He told us that he had been set up by a corrections officer (C.O.) and assaulted by an inmate on March 6. During the assault Hunter’s jaw was broken which required it being wired shut. On his return to Gus Harrison in Adrian, MI he was threatened by the C.O. and told “he was going to make sure that jaw never heals”. The same C.O. threatened that Hunter “would be lucky if he makes it home fucking with me.” As of March 16th Hunter has not been allowed to shower, has been forced to wear the same bloody clothes from March 6th, and has been denied a straw to consume the liquid food he requires to survive. He reports he has lost 15 lbs in 8 days. We are asking folks to call in support of transferring Hunter to another facility."

More Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/C40OjBjLJl0/?igsh=MWVuNGV2ZGxvMmJ0cg%3D%3D&img_index=1

igd_news, to random

Today people in El Paso at the border who were scheduled to be sent to a detention center tore through a razor wire fence and pushed past the National Guard.

For more background on how capitalist globalization, war, and US intervention is pushing many to flee their homes, go here: https://itsgoingdown.org/the-enemy-arrives-by-limo/

More info here: https://www.khou.com/article/news/special-reports/at-the-border/migrants-arrested-in-el-paso/285-3e80289e-2f41-4a8d-94a8-edb6e8427d63

igd_news, to sanantonio

On the latest episode of #ThisIsAmerica, we speak with friends of #AaronBushnell in #SanAntonio, #Texas about their friend and what media narratives got wrong. We also speak with an anarchist from #Montreal about the ongoing history of resistance in #Haiti, colonialism, and much more.

Listen here:
https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-195/

igd_news, to Canada

Don't miss the latest edition of @cdntirefire, featuring news, action, and analysis of autonomous social movements and struggles across so-called .

This installment includes a huge roundup of actions and blockades in solidarity with , a look at direct actions against a Northvolt battery plant in , and anti-logging blockades on Atikamekw territory.

Read and share here: https://itsgoingdown.org/canadian-tire-fire-69/

igd_news, to Palestine

"On March 11th in Heath, Ohio, local residents blockaded a Boeing facility with clear connections to the Israeli states genocide against Palestinians since October 7th and decades before. This direct action was done to target the facility for its development of technologies, that aid in the aircraft used by the Israeli government."

https://itsgoingdown.org/ohioans-blockade-local-boeing-facility-tied-to-israeli-war/

igd_news, to random

"These realities are not lost on billionaires such as Trump and the fascists they amplify, yet these forces do not which to challenge or oppose the capitalist class attacking workers; instead – they want to re-direct our rage, largely of US born white workers, not against those at the top, but instead, against those at the bottom."

https://itsgoingdown.org/the-enemy-arrives-by-limo/

igd_news, to random

Billboard for put up in the bay area.

igd_news, to Montreal
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Don't miss our interview on with @franklinlopez about his new children's book, anarchist parenting, and making more space for young people and families in our movement.

Listen Here: https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-america-194/

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