Austin Autonomedia: Keeping Austin Criminal
Earlier today, City staff and the APD goon squad (a group of notoriously awful cops who patrol downtown) showed up at the City Hall Occupation. According to an Instagram stream by the Little Petal Alliance, they issued a Criminal Trespass Warning to the entire camp and gave them until 10 PM tonight (June 13th) to move. Little Petal has asked people to come down and support them against this eviction threat.
Continue reading “Who Controls City Hall? Cops Move To Evict Occupation, Camp Calls For Support”
A listing of major individuals & organizations involved in attempts to terrorize & displace the city’s unhoused population. While Prop B has passed, one could still take action against those who pushed for it, as they are agents in the broader trend of displacement and class war in the city.
Continue reading “Sweeps Contractors & Camping Ban Proponents”
An Anonymous Transmission
More than a year and a half into a set of escalating crises–a global pandemic that has bled the poor and working classes dry while enriching the ruling classes, a globalizing insurrection against anti-Black police violence, a State whose violence has not ceased with a simple change in the figurehead–we remain at a crossroads. The way things are is not sustainable. We feel this deeply in every aspect of our lives: physical, spiritual, social, emotional. We reject the tyranny of working long hours to barely meet our basic needs. We denounce the extraction, exploitation, and hoarding of the land’s precious gifts. We deny the manufactured necessity of police, prisons, and surveillance.
The experiences and struggles of the past year–from mutual aid networks & rent strikes to riots & autonomous zones–have fundamentally transformed us and our local conditions. One the one hand, the growth of local organizing networks and the explosion of insurgent strategies has expanded the window of possibility for autonomous activity in the city. On the other hand, the weight of over a year of furious organizing, the heigtening of internal contradictions and conflict amongst organizations, and the slowing down of the waves of local insurgency have sapped much of the energy that propelled us last year. Finally, we look ahead to an oncoming struggle around multiple proposals to criminalize homelessness, heigtening antagonism to the police and the regime of property they serve, and a summer which many predict will be hot and riotous. It is amidst these conditions that we offer this proposal for May 1st.
Continue reading “Call for Decentralized, Autonomous May Day Actions!”
Originally published by Stop the Sweeps Austin
For public access and distribution, we are republishing a zine produced by Stop the Sweeps Austin–a local network combating the sweeps and displacement of homeless people in Austin. This zine was produced for distribution at the 2020 Austin Anarchist Bookfair, and features a timeline of events presented through facebook highlights, as well as a statement of principles and vision for the organization. We hope it inspires those locally seeking to join or conspire with these folks, or those near and far looking for inspiring examples of ways to organize themselves. Click the hyperlinks below to access digital and print-imposed PDFs of the zine.
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