Mutual Aid Disaster Relief On The Road

From Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Wednesday, May 2nd

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

6:00 PM

Part One: Protectors v. Profiteers (South Side)

An illustrated presentation about disaster capitalism and the rising resistance to it.

Thursday, May 3rd

UROC, Room 105

2001 Plymouth Ave N

6:00 PM

Part One: Protectors v. Profiteers (North Side)

An illustrated presentation about disaster capitalism and the rising resistance to it.

Friday, May 4th

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

1:00 PM

Part Two: Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst

A participatory workshop about solidarity, building grassroots power, and community organizing as disaster preparedness.

Two Spirit, Trans, and Womxn’s Action Camp in So-Called Minnesota

From Earth First! Newswire

Anti Line 3 Action Camp (+ long term encampment with no cis doods*!)

A direct action camp with workshops, skill shares and comraderie for people who identify as two-spirit, womxn, trans &/or gender variant to come together, establish a resistance camp & fight the patriarchy!

Interested in attending, set up, training or facilitation? Email twats@riseup.net

The action camp is May 31st – June 5th but will continue on to be a long term encampment. Have you ever wanted to live in a pipeline resistance camp with no cis doods? Well this is your chance!

Come throw down in occupied Anishinaabe territory! So-called northern Minnesota.

Please bring your own shelter and a dog leash if you have a dog.

*Cis dood: someone who identifies with the gender of ‘male’ that they were assigned at birth

Who We Are

  • We are a collective of individuals, not a non-profit. We oppose the non-profit industrial complex, capitalism, white supremacy and heteropatriarchy.
  • We are a group of non-cis male people who have been fighting Line 3 and although we are not indigenous led, we focus on uplifting indigenous voices and being fiercely anti-colonial.
  • We operate through a consensus decision making process which will include daily check ins with the entire group at TTWAC.

Our Agreements

  • Cis men are core to the oppression of two-spirt, trans and gender variant folks and womxn. This is our space to be away from them, build skills and fight with a clear mind.
  • Our fight is not just against Line 3, it is to build a liberated future for TTW, black, indigenous and POC folks (The current Line 3 movement has emulated racism, patriarchy and transphobia in many ways and we intend to make a space hostile to these).
  • Thus, those who have or do make TTW and POC folks feel unsafe are not welcome.
  • We are hostile to cultural appropriation, sexism, racism, ableism and all oppressive isms.
  • Physical/sexual assault and abuse is not permitted at all. Perpetrators will be kicked out with no second chances. Other conflicts can be mediated through the conflict team.

Punishment Park – Film Screening

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Thursday, April 19th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

“…an indictment against the United States.”

With escalating political unrest, a state of emergency is declared giving law enforcement the power to arrest anyone judged to be a security risk. Captured dissidents are given the option of participating in Punishment Park, where they have to fight for their lives as they are hunted down by the forces of law and order.

Prisoner Letter Writing Nights 2018

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Third Thursdays

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

6:00 PM

Prisoner letter writing night is back! The third Thursday of every month at Walker Community Church from 6-8pm.

In hosting this event we will provide, monthly, a prisoner to write to who is generally referred to as a political prisoner, particularly/often around the time of their birthday in order to send them well wishes and cards—or if they’re undergoing tough times, etc.

Feel free to write in advance if you’d like, just know that sometimes the addresses are subject to change and it’s always good to check the address in advance.

However, we’re also hoping that this letter writing night will encourage folks to come prepared to engage in sustained relationships with folks locked up. We’re open to providing names of folks to write in the event that someone doesn’t have a pen pal but wants one.

Bring yr own envelopes and stamps if ya have em, if not, we’ll provide. Additionally, we have a p.o. box if you feel uncomfortable giving your home address as the return.


until all are free,
NMPSP

An Anti-Fascist’s Experiences From Eastern Europe

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Saturday, April 7th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

In the last few years we have seen the far right taking more public space, in the news and in the streets of the U.S. Obviously there is a need to organize against it and increasingly people are seeing anti-fascism as a way to do that. To make our organizing more effective we should take into account experiences from other contexts. This presentation will be a critical introduction to the history of anti-fascism mostly in Russia but also Belarus and Ukraine spanning the last few decades. The talk will ask some critical questions and reflect on comrades’ experiences in Eastern Europe. What tactics, strategies, and organizing have been most useful? How do anti-fascist actions influence the anarchist movement, and does this collision with fascists change our collectives? How can we avoid ‘antifa’ becoming just another youth subculture and not a broader political movement? In Russia, how was it possible that anti-fascism became an essential part of state ideology, with clear conservative connotations? What actually is anti-fascism, and how can anarchists relate to such an ambiguous concept? Questions will be raised and discussion moderated by a visiting anarchist comrade from Russia.

To Those Mad, Sick, Crip Selves

From Triple Canopy

                  

Thursday, March 8th

Third Rail Quarterly

1237 Fourth St NE

7:00 PM

Can we imagine a doctor-patient relationship based on collaboration and trust, on a more holistic view of the patient? How can we conceive of the care we give and receive from others as being enmeshed with our political futures? In their recently published epistolary essay, “Letter to a Young Doctor,” Johanna Hedva reminds us of the importance of “finding a way toward healing—which is to say finding the way that is healing—but also toward how political resistance might work, toward justice.”

For To Those Mad, Sick, Crip Selves, Hedva will read excerpts from “Letter to A Young Doctor,” which is part of This Earth Our Hospital, a book in progress that consists of a series of essays and performances meditating on the politics of sickness, disability, and healing. They will also read from their forthcoming novella, On Hell, which envisions the insurrectionary potential of the crip, queer, sick body. The reading will be followed by a discussion moderated by Triple Canopy senior editor Lara Mimosa Montes.

Worshipping Power: A Discussion with the Author

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Thursday, February 15th

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

6:30 PM

Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation
Released by AK Press
Written by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State and Anarchy Works

This book attempts to answer the question of where states came from and why, looking at the causes of state formation and tracing different pathways of state development. How did the State co-evolve with different models of the family, religion, warfare, commerce, and economic production?

The arguments presented counter the typical explanations that are dominant in society at large as well as in anticapitalist movements, revealing state formation as a constant process with certain patterns but without any single motor or dialectic. It is also a completely reversible process, as many societies have destroyed their states once it became clear how oppressive they were.

The talk would give a few examples to illustrate the breadth of possible pathways of state formation, as well as the importance of patriarchy to the process, and then focus on the emergence of democracy and the modern State, as the most relevant concern for people today who go up against state power in their struggle for a better world.

 

Radical Movie Series: 2018

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

 Alternating Thursdays

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

February 8th: Dead Man

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

February 22nd: The Battle of Algiers

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

March 8th: The Little Rascals

Members of a misogynist group of working class boys must toss away their toxic masculinity and defeat a rich adversary in order to build a new clubhouse.

March 22nd: A Taxi Driver

The experience of a taxi driver who accidentally got involved in the Gwangju Uprising of May 1980 while driving a foreign journalist around during the weeks-long insurrection in South Korea.

Radical Movie Series – January

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Alternating Thursdays

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

January 11th: La Haine

Twenty four hours in the lives of three young men in the French banlieues the day after a violent anti-police riot.

January 25th: Children Of Men

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

New Year’s Eve Noise Demo

From No More Jails

Prisons are fucking awful. Everything about them is designed to suffocate any semblance of life, of hope, of rebellion in order to shield and protect the catastrophe that is the world as we know it. Though the isolation they impose is not impenetrable.

Every New Year’s Eve around the world friends gather opposite the prison walls to send love to those inside, reminding them that they are not forgotten. Each year we designate this night to the living memory of those held captive.

Come to Elliot Park on December 31st, 2017 at 6pm!

Bring a friend, bring noisemaker, and bundle up!

One Last Discussion on Now

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Wednesday, January 3rd

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

One last discussion on the Invisible Committee’s Now.

“From our singular experience, our encounters, our successes, our failures, we draw a clearly partisan perception of the world, which conversation among friends refines.”

Free zine copies of the book will be available as well as paperback copies.

Radical Movie Series

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Alternating Thursdays

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

November 30th: THX-1138

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, two rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

December 14th: Born In Flames

Set in an alternative U.S. where a socialist government holds power, a group of women use direct action to fight against their oppressors.

December 28th: Network

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Third Thursdays

Walker Church

3104 16th Ave S

6:00 PM

Prisoner letter writing night is back! The third Thursday of every month at Walker Community Church from 6-8pm.

In hosting this event we will provide, monthly, a prisoner to write to who is generally referred to as a political prisoner, particularly/often around the time of their birthday in order to send them well wishes and cards—or if they’re undergoing tough times, etc.

This month we’ll be writing to those who were locked up as a result of the Ferguson protests in 2014.

Feel free to write in advance if you’d like, just know that sometimes the addresses are subject to change and it’s always good to check the address in advance.

However, we’re also hoping that this letter writing night will encourage folks to come prepared to engage in sustained relationships with folks locked up. We’re open to providing names of folks to write in the event that someone doesn’t have a pen pal but wants one.

Bring yr own envelopes and stamps if ya have em, if not, we’ll provide. Additionally, we have a p.o. box if you feel uncomfortable giving your home address as the return.


until all are free,
NMPSP

Reading Group: Now by the Invisible Committee

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

Wednesdays, December 6th, 13th & 20th

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

Now is the latest text from the Invisible Committee, known for their infamous book The Coming Insurrection and its follow-up To Our Friends. A new critique from the anonymous collective that establishes their opposition to the world of capital and its law of labor, addresses current anti-terrorist rhetoric and the ferocious repression that comes with it, and clarifies the end of social democracy and the growing rumors of the need for a coming “civil war.”

A Call For An Anti-fascist Response to Lauren Southern

Anonymous submission to Conflict MN

                  

This coming Wednesday, the alt-right is bringing Lauren Southern back from a failed hate flotilla in the Mediterranean to our backyard to spew her xenophobic garbage at the Willey auditorium. University of Minnesota president Eric Kahler has decided the best way to respond to stickers depicting ovens from The Right Stuff and flyers from violent white nationalists Identity Evropa, not to mention the incidents this past spring with swastikas appearing on campus by bringing a white nationalist pseudo-celebrity to campus.

We already knew the administration of this university didn’t give a shit about the safety of their non-white students and only sees its students as tuition payments, but this really takes the cake. It’s only fitting that a land grant university built on stolen Lakota land that supports prison labor would give a platform to overt white supremacy under the guise of “freedom of speech.” I’m sure that same freedom of speech applies to the students who have been met with a massive police presence every time a protest takes place on campus. I’m sure Danger Collective or Whose Diversity or Black Lives Matter would be given the same treatment by our oh so fair and balanced University of Minnesota Police Department. But I digress.

This is a call for an open ended anti-fascist bloc on Wednesday, October 25th [The speaking event is 7pm at West Bank Auditorium]. It’s encouraged that you do not arrive alone. Come with a close friend or better yet an affinity group. Take steps to protect your identity from the State and the expected presence of alt-right and alt-lite livestreamers who will surely be taking video footage to single people out for doxxing after the dust settles. This can mean any number of things from altering your appearance to covering your face. Use what makes you feel the most comfortable and more importantly, safe. Keep in mind that while on U of M campus you can assume that surveillance cameras will be everywhere. News media cameras aren’t your friends either. And as much as we all love Unicorn Riot, our enemies watch their stream too. They can (and will) find you there and if they care enough try to harass you. While online harassment might not intimidate you, keep in mind who else might be at risk if your security is compromised. Violent white supremacists and fascists typically go after the most marginalized for their acts of violence. Anti-fascism after Charlottesvile cannot afford to put any of our comrades in danger. (There are more detailed write ups available on counter-surveillance practices and security culture that can be found elsewhere.)

As anti-fascists in the Twin Cities we acknowledge that we fight on stolen land. We stand against white supremacy, patriarchy, homo- and transphobia, hatred of migrants, and the exploitation of the proletariat. We stand in uncompromising solidarity with all anti-fascist combatants worldwide in the struggle against capitalism and white supremacy. We intend to win.

– some friendly neighborhood anti-fascists