Austin Autonomedia: Keeping Austin Criminal
Revolt, of the sort that exceeds the form of permitted street marches and sign-waving rallies, has rarely manifested in Austin’s streets. As such, its occurrences–such as the wave of activity that came with the George Floyd rebellion–deserves attention and uplifting in our historical memory. Four years ago, at the beginning of the Trump’s term, one such revolt manifested in the Rundberg area in North Austin.
Continue reading “The Rundberg Rebellion: A Retrospective”
Austin Autonomedia: Keep Austin Criminal
2020 was a year of insurgent milestones in Austin–an explosion of autonomous initiatives, a proliferation of insurrectionary tactics and revolt, and the weaving together of new connections between fragmented worlds inhabiting this territory.
We’ve decided to forefront some of the highlights of this year, to celebrate the high points of this year and look forward to the next one. This is not a claim to a comprehensive review of the activity of this past year, an attempt at in-depth analysis and critique, nor a claim to what projects/initiatives/actions “mattered” or not–it’s merely a reflection of things that we have found on our radar, find inspiring, and wish to highlight and remember. We encourage any fellow insurgents reading this to put out their own analysis and perspectives about the event of this year, whether through our page, your own platforms, or wheatpasted on the walls of the city.
Continue reading “Keeping Austin Criminal: An Insurgent Review of 2020”
In late July, flyers were spotted around so-called Austin. These flyers described and celebrated the various acts of expropriation (aka looting) that took place at the beginning of the uprisings in June. We’ve transcribed the text along with an image of the flyer for preservation and to help spread the message.
Continue reading “Free Shit For Everyone, Fuck The Police”
Curated by Bidrohi
It’s Pride month, AKA Be Gay & Do Crime month, and summer is just kicking off for those of us who get vacation time! To celebrate, here are two mixes from JEVX, an Austin-based Puerto Rican artist, DJ, and radical. Their Anarko Mix, described as “music for when you have finally fucking had it,” is an intense and energizing Gabber mix that’ll have you primed to throw a brick at the nearest cop. Their Pride Mix, on the other hand, summons the subversive forces of queerness with its injunction to “go drink piss in front of children.” Paired together, these mixes are bound to get you in the headspace to celebrate an insurrectionary, riotous Pride month.
Go listen to other mixes from JEVX on their Soundcloud
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