The Olympia Downtown Ambassadors are a group whose stated purpose is to promote a safe and welcoming atmosphere in downtown Olympia for everyone. While on the surface that might sound like a nice mission, if we dig a little deeper we find that the Downtown Ambassadors are fundamentally a class enemy and represent the police, the city, and the Olympia Downtown Association, who would like nothing more than to disappear every poor and houseless person.
After many a delay, the 4th issue of Storming Heaven has gone to print and can be found at Left Bank Books (92 Pike St.) and the Black Coffee Co-Op (501 E. Pine St.), along with other bookstores and cafes around Seattle and at The Cusp social center in downtown Olympia located between Dumpster Values and Oldschool Pizzeria on Franklin Street.
Text from a flier created about fracking in the Port of Olympia: Fracking is the process of shooting a toxic cocktail of hundreds of chemicals into the ground to break it up and more easily extract natural gas. Fracking contaminates drinking water, forces people out of their homes, destroys the environment, and is being touted as an environmentally-friendly solution to keep this death machine called civilization alive in the era of peak oil.
When I signed in to the livestream that was passed around as the place to be for November the fifth, (Guy Fawkes) there were already followers and the event was hours away. Throughout the day there was always at the very least, eight watching. It never fell below eight. I was one of them. I was waiting.
"During the early hours of Wednesday, October 2, the Animal Liberation Front raided a mink farm near Lefeuvre and Downes Road in Abbotsford, about an hour from Vancouver. The entire perimeter fence at the back of the farm was cut before over 800 cages were opened to allow the mink a chance to escape to freedom. The surrounding ecosystem was ideal mink habitat, marshlands and dense forest where the animals made a swift escape.
There have been several beatings in downtown Olympia recently. One of which was obviously done by a white supremacist and self-proclaimed Nazi. There have also been several beatings of street kids done by people outside of the houseless community. The "Nazi" in question is a macho biker and wears a leather vest that bears the phrase "Wild Card" on it(I have no idea if he's in an MC or not) as well as a Nazi SS patch.
The Cusp is a new anarchist social center set to open in November 2013 in downtown Olympia. We aim to support the development of anti-authoritarian critique and practice, generate discussion and social antagonism, and host projects, meetings, and events.
Vahid Brown was or is an FBI instructor at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, who has recently been attempting to integrate himself into radical and activist scenes in Portland. As an instructor for the CTC’s FBI counter-terrorism training program, he designed curricula on Islamist terrorism and taught regular courses both at the FBI Academy and for Joint Terrorism Task Force training events at FBI Field Offices throughout the United States.
The following is written in hopes to be an introduction to a struggle going on in Seattle. There is a lack of the story leading to this so some context will be missing... Further info will be released soon but this is urgent and we felt it necessary to get this out. Africatown Innovation Center at Horace Mann-
It saddens us to announce that the grand jury investigation has received a six month extension and will most likely conclude on March 4th, 2014. During the past six months there has been little news as to the current status or extent of the investigation and subsequent repression. The only news has been what has already been stated, the grand jury will continue.