It started out simply enough. Someone ran in front of the tracks and stopped a train. The grain cars attached to the engine were going to be filled with proppants for oil fracking and shipped off to North Dakota. It wasn’t difficult to stop the engine, but there was no one else around, just two […]Read more "The Olympia Commune and the Blockade of the Port"
The invention of property The classic definition of a state is a group of institutions that successfully organizes “a monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.” The state is an abstract, a principle, a social construct, a network of relationships. Government is the organization, usually a hierarchy and a bureaucracy, […]Read more "Capitalism is a War Machine"
Anarchists are people who, in a century where freedom of opinion is preached everywhere, have believed it to be their right and duty to appeal for unlimited liberty. Throughout the world there are a few thousand of us, maybe a few million, for we have no merit other than saying out loud what the crowd […]Read more "What is Anarchism? (Part 5)"
On May 16th, 2016 (shortly after the printing of our last issue), a federal judge temporarily dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the Snoqualmie Tribe against the City of Snoqualmie. The tribe alleged that the City had threatened to shut off water and sewage service to the Snoqualmie Casino, thus depriving the tribe of […]Read more "Fear & Loathing in the Valley of the Moon: an update on the struggle to save Snoqualmie Falls"
In 2008, a small rebellion began in Olympia, the capitol of the state of Washington. While the global economy collapsed into a recession, numerous people began to smash banks, fight the police, and spread new ideas in their little corner of the world. Like the current moment, 2008 was an election year in the United States, a time when the Democrats and the Republicans were planning their conventions and trying to take the White House. The entire country was in shock, unable to comprehend the magnitude of the financial crisis and those responsible for it. And soon enough they would all have a new iPhone to take away their pain.Read more "2008: The Year of the Insurrection"
The following video explains one of the most serious cases of infiltration and entrapment in the Pacific Northwest. Not only did every local law enforcement agency conspire against the anarchist movement, but also the Pentagon and the FBI (to name only a few). While this local history surfaces from time to time, it is always […]Read more "The Federal Government vs. the Tacoma Anarchists (2008)"
This announces the end of a time period, the beginning of a new era in which the revolutionary confrontation will take place on an increasingly hostile and controlled ground. The profound penetration into all social relations which capital and state are trying to realize, particularly through the massive spreading of technologies, clearly isn’t announcing easy […]Read more "The Repressive Restructuring of the West Coast"