(2) Reposted from @allegedlymiguel on instagram:

On March 31st 2021, Thurston County announced an end to the investigation into the murder of Michael Reinoehl on September 3rd 2020. No cops will be held accountable. They’re obviously covering up and lying about the extra-judicial killing of an anti-fascist. An anti-fascist that acted in self-defense on the night of August 29th in Portland, OR, and Jay deserved what he got.

Learn about a comrade murdered in cold blood.

(1) Reposted from @allegedlymiguel on instagram:

On March 31st 2021, Thurston County announced an end to the investigation into the murder of Michael Reinoehl on September 3rd 2020. No cops will be held accountable. They’re obviously covering up and lying about the extra-judicial killing of an anti-fascist. An anti-fascist that acted in self-defense on the night of August 29th in Portland, OR, and Jay deserved what he got.

Learn about a comrade murdered in cold blood.

Last night, prisoners in the jail in St. Louis once again revolted and smashed through the windows in multiple cell blocks to make contact with supporters.

Livestream:

facebook.com/realstlnews/video

Background about the previous uprising and the larger context of the struggles of the incarcerated in St. Louis:

cwc.im/StLouisJail

For those who wish to stand with the prisoners—let's not aim to represent their agenda, but rather to support and expand their agency.

Abolish prisons.

if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. please read this.

when I moved to Germany I was depressed, dysphoric, didn't speak the language, didn't leave my room, didn't make friends for >2 years. Trump had just been elected on racism against Latinx immigrants, and I had trauma from gender-based street violence in my country. Europe was having an immigration crisis, and parties like the AfD seemed on the rise. I felt as afraid in the streets as I learned to be in Brazil, scurrying through the evenings, heart thumping. Are neonazi emboldened by all this? Am I going to get beaten?

I was vaguely socialist but not politically aware. I was barely aware of what was "antifa" until Spencer got punched. It was a surprise for me to see antifa graffiti and "immigrants welcome" stickers almost every block, everywhere I went. It made me feel like there were people here who would stand by me (correctly :anarchismred:⁠).

if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. it makes a lot of difference. you make people feel seen and cared about. with all my heart, thank you <3

March 26th; 6:00pm
Live performance in our backyard, and via instagram live (@bhamaltlib )
RSVP via e-mail to attend in person:
booking@AltLib.org

Kentucky passed bill making it a crime to insult police, comes just short of the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death...Defines a riot as a public disturbance involving a group of five or more people that threats to disrupt police or damage property. wfpl.org/kentucky-senate-passe

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(2) Sweeps of homeless encampments disrupt people’s abilities to establish stability or develop systems that could be mutually supportive for their neighborhoods, keeping homeless people always in need.

The institutions of the state and other capitalists benefit from the existence of obedient workers, and the brutality inflicted on people who live homeless is enough to keep most people returning to work.

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(1) Homelessness is criminalized within the hierarchy of capitalism because of the direct threat that it poses to its validity. If allowed to continue unchecked, homelessness could serve as a concrete demonstration of the diverse ways to live fulfilling lives removed from the continual pressures to obsessively work amassing wealth for the capitalist ruling class.

Excerpt from a comment by a supporter of our ongoing fundraiser... 😂

New Home Fundraiser is ongoing:
altlib.org

After 14 years, we are tired of moving around town, playing the role of the artist in the rapid gentrification of Bellingham, moving in and revitalizing spaces and being subsequently priced out of our own neighborhood. We are ready to find a permanent home base for our operations, which will be necessary for the continuation of this project!

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It’s been a busy couple of days, as we just got word that we will have to be out of our current space by the end of April! We knew the building was slated for demolition and development when we moved in, and we’ve been making subtle preparations for the last year, but it doesn’t make finding a new site to base our operations any easier. We’re asking our whole community to rally in support of our work, to rally to help us find a new space ~

Alt Lib Radio Hour is a new livestream performance initiative broadcast every Friday out of the Alternative Library. We understand live-streaming as not merely a response to COVID-19 but a site of indeterminate possibility: where the internet is available, so too is an entire world of art and culture.

We’ll be hosting new music and art each week, livestreamed via Instagram Live and later edited for release on YouTube and through limited-edition cassettes.

We talked with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center about the changing face of State repression and the push by the Center for a new 'War on Terror' in the wake of the far-Right attempted coup in DC. itsgoingdown.org/state-repress

The It's Going Down podcast just posted an episode they did on QAnon and conspiracy theories with Travis View from the QAnon Anonymous podcast.

It's pretty awesome!

itsgoingdown.org/viral-fascism

Want to get some rad indie media in the mail while you’re quarantined?! Just send us $30 and we’ll send you a package valued at least that amount and including free shipping anywhere in the US!

Money can be sent via Venmo (@altlib ) or PayPal (Bellingham.alternative.Library@gmail.com ) along with your mailing address, and if you wish, three words to guide our picks 😎

Examples: (comix, anarchy, music) (queer, magick, gardening)

(5) The community here is still reeling, as many people try to rebuild amidst threats of further sweeps, and other members of City Council have been largely without a response.

Photos in this series were largely taken by Sattva Photo and Kai Rapa who each have documented this incident extensively.

(4) The Mayor and Police Chief were quick to hold a press briefing on Friday, justifying the violence of this action by citing fears of “violent agitators” coming from outside the city and “health risks” of possible Covid-19 outbreaks, however it is known that there is an ongoing outbreak within the Whatcom Sheriffs Department itself, and the myth of “outside agitators” is a known media fear tactic.

(3) The operations expense of this sweep was certainly immense, and offered nothing but militarized force. It’s impossible not to consider how this money could have been better spent to aid our homeless neighbors, rather than meet them and their supporters with brutality. For this we refer to the Defund BPD Campaign, which names an 11-point strategy to reallocate money from the police department to reduce violence and better aid our community health.

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