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Anarchists stage RIP graffiti march for Reefa

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https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/08/25/18742049.php

 

RIP Reefa, report back from the graffiti march.

by some Oakland rebels

Sunday Aug 25th, 2013 1:40 AM

 

Despite massive displays of force by OPD, they failed to contain the graffiti protest planned for the evening.

 

Anyone in downtown Oakland Saturday afternoon knew something was supposed to be happening, with police parked on what seemed like every corner. Oscar Grant Plaza was covered in cops hours before any protest was planned to take place. Earlier in the evening there was a solidarity march for the California prison hunger strike, which brought around 100 people out in support.

 

Throughout the day, the police had been making large displays of force to intimidate the protesters into leaving before night fell. It quickly became clear they were not going to let the graffiti march happen. Because of this, plans were made to meet at a separate location nearby later in the evening, hoping to avoid a police presence. We were initially successful, but before we could start the police discovered our new location and vans began circling the area. At this point, many small groups began to break off, most with their own personal police escort, though some were able to shake their tail.

 

These autonomous groups began to then paint graffiti throughout the city, and the police were could not contain it. Despite the surely large sum of money spent on policing today's protests, they have no arrests to show for it, and were hardly successful in shutting down our protest. Sure, there was no spectacle of a downtown coated with paint (for another day) but we are as angry as ever over Reefa's death. We will continue our calls for vengeance- and call for worldwide solidarity over this injustice.

 

SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ILLEGAL ARTISTS, ALL OF THOSE BRUTALIZED BY POLICE, AND ALL INSIDE PRISON WALLS

 

NEVER LET THEM SLEEP

 

-some Oakland rebels

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I find protests and Oakland are usually filled with destructive nonsense.

 

Are you saying this is a bad thing? How tight would it be to have mobs of folks smashing the city in broad daylight, with the cops unable to stop shit? Being against destructive nonsense is hella toy.

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It would actually be counter productive to whatever their agenda is. Destruction for the sake of destruction does not accomplish anything.

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look how much we care about our community!

*smashes window of building leased to local company*

see how much of a positive difference we are making?

*breaks windows out of working class guy's car*

see us be the change we want to see in the world!

*sets local park on fire*

 

Fucking retards.

Violent actions, short of murder/assassination of politicians will not change a damn thing, ever.

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You have no clue on how gentrification works. Fuck a local business. In fact fuck all business.

 

"Violent actions, short of murder/assassination of politicians will not change a damn thing, ever."

 

Tell that to the police officer who was finally charged with the death of Oscar Grant, only after people (only a minority which were anarchists) rioted for days. Do you have any clue on how we got the 8 hour work day? Violent Strikes. The bodies piled up. I can't believe in light of the Arab Spring, Turkey, the occupation of LaZAD in France (http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2012/12/27/la-zad-an-autonomous-resistance-zone-in-fortress-europe/) anyone would really argue for a pacifist motor of social change.

 

Also, if you are so concerned for private property maybe you should find a new hobby, graff forum moderator. You are a fucking joke.

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It would actually be counter productive to whatever their agenda is. Destruction for the sake of destruction does not accomplish anything.

 

Their agenda was pretty much, "lets have a memorial for Reefa by taking the streets together so we are safer from Pigs while bombing Oakland."

 

It shares the knowledge with people that it IS possible to "revolt" and it is possible to be strong together. Plus, seeing as they want to destroy the capitalistic system so they can make a life of their own instead of being treated as a labor commodity I have no clue how you think this action interferes or contradicts that.

 

Fuck private property. Fuck Wage Labor. Fuck "Graffiti writers" who are apologists for the forces of gentrification that jack our rent up.

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What makes you think yuppie business owners are a part of my community? They move into poor black and artist communities, set up shop, attract a bunch of dumbass yuppie liberals with money, then everyone's rent goes up. Fuck them.

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Lets destroy our community as a group. That will definitely make our community better.

 

Sarcasm

 

Why are you interested in Graffiti? Do you have cognitive dissonance every time you pick up a marker or can?

 

"OMG THIS IS SO FUN, BUT IM LOWERIN THE PROPERTY VALUES OF TEH YUPPIE STOREFRONT OWNERS AND LANDLORDS, OMG, IM SO CONTRADICTORY, ME FEEL SO GUILTY OMGERRSH"

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They are just as much of the community as everyone else.

 

Maybe if you are an adherent to state ideology??? I don't find them to be a part of MY community because my interests (cheap rent, less cops, less rich snooty progressives, etc) are directly opposed to theirs (profit).

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I am going to go with the assumption that you represent every Oakland retard that protests and destroys what they are trying to make better.

 

Go loot something, maybe you will feel better.

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I want less cops, so I will break shit.

 

I want cheaper rent, so let me burn the available housing.

 

I want less progressives, let me act in a way that brings conservatives into my community, so they can cut the limited entitlements that I am already getting.

 

Retarded.

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Your interests are directly related to things that are counter to destroying your community.

 

What are you not understanding? I want to squat. I want to guerrila garden. I want to work as little as possible. I want my friends and I to have cheap rent (or none at all). Why would I identify businesses (that jack rent up, bring more cops into the hood, and make the city look like shit) as part of my community. You are pretty dense! I rack shit all the time, does that bother you too?

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I want less cops, so I will break shit.

 

I want cheaper rent, so let me burn the available housing.

 

I want less progressives, let me act in a way that brings conservatives into my community, so they can cut the limited entitlements that I am already getting.

 

Retarded.

 

When did anyone mention burning available housing?

 

Why do you think fucking shit up and making shit uncomfortable for anyone who doesn't share my condition (being poor) would draw conservatives of all people? That's pretty illogical, homes.

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You are the reason that your community is shit. What are you not understanding?

 

Your definition of shit is different than mine I guess. You want more condos for young, urban professionals, and more cafes where you can get mochaccinos.

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What I find funny is that there is never a rich community having protests and getting looted or destroyed. It is always the poor destroying their own communities.

 

What better way to show the world that they are sick of the rich man keeping them down, then to fuck up the very few small businesses that they have.

 

That will show them.

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You have some built up bitterness. Good luck in trying to keep your poor mans utopia.

 

Having no money isn't all that bad if you have shelter and food. Those things that you value don't really bring the prosperity to the "alternative economy" that me and my comrades enjoy. In fact, they destroy it.

 

As far as bitterness is concerned.. well. Duh, I'm bitter. Have you seen the world around you? Racist violence everywhere, killer cops, pipeline spills, nuclear radiation destroying the ocean, 10K kids die every day from preventable illnesses and hunger... We are living within a mass extinction. The apocalypse isn't coming, we are situated within it. If you think there's something to be happy about in the way our society runs you are being extremely unrealistic.

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