-Mamos So today is Thanksgiving. In this piece, Ahiga Kotori, a Seneca revolutionary and a friend of ours here in Seattle reflects on the holiday. He asks: what do we really have to be thankful for? Are folks giving thanks for U.S. capitalism and white supremacy, for 518 years of colonial settlement of North
Building off of our last discussion on cop-watch and anti-police brutality work, here is a pamphlet created by All Communities Against Brutality (A.C.A.B.), a group in Houston, TX. This publication is helpful for thinking about, not just the role of police in capitalist society, but the social process of policing. And just as social forces
Within the last decade, small groups of individual activists, some part of radical or revolutionary Left organizations, have taken part in organizing “copwatches” in cities across the US and Canada. Presently, none of us around Gathering Forces are involved in such work (still if we’ve had our share of run-ins with the police in other
-Will Check out this documentary on the police brutality immigrants faced in 2007 in Macarthur Park in Los Angeles. There is also an important story about what the Non-Profit, CHIRLA, did in this march and after. It raises deep questions about the nature of the Non-Profit complex itself, but that can be explored in discussion.