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Occasionally, a story on this website attracts attention from groups other than our intended readership. More than a few times, mainstream media have referred to the "Puget Sound Anarchist Group," or implied that this website is the mouthpiece for an anarchist group.

We thought it would be obvious, but apparently we need to say it explicitly: There is no "Puget Sound Anarchists Group" and this website and its editors speak for no one. Pugetsoundanarchists.org is a news website that runs stories by or of interest to anarchists in the Puget Sound region. We accept signed or anonymous submissions.

"Just Want Privacy" My Ass

As far as we can tell, those hateful asshats (“Just Want Privacy”) behind the Washington state anti-trans Initiative No. 1515 have started gathering signatures. While it seems unlikely that they will collect enough to get that steaming pile of shit on the ballot in November, let’s not waste an opportunity to fuck with them.

We are encouraging a state-wide competition – a contest of daring and foot speed. The victor? Whoever “collects” the most initiative pages for the bathroom bill and posts pictures or video online (anonymously, of course, duh) with the hashtags #justwantprivacy, #fuck1515, or whatever other message you have for the world. Bonus points if the initiative sheets are on fire. Or maybe a nice big Cleveland Steamer on top!

It’s pretty simple, really. Just pretend to be registered to vote when approached by a signature gatherer. If they are gathering signatures for Initiative 1515, which “concerns gender-segregated facilities and civil liability,” grab the clipboard and book it!

Act swiftly, commit to your actions, and have an escape plan.

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Seattle May Day is Going to be Stellar

For one reason or another folks have decided to start this years Seattle May Day Anticapitalist March in Westlake Park. Tactical concerns aside this May Day could make for a pretty wonderful time. The last several May Days have crafted a tradition of "riotous play" that continues to bring lived revolt against capitalism and the state to the streets of Seattle. If your reading this an wondering why capitalism and the state are undesirable suffice to say that all forms or rulership are undesirable. Capitalism is the rule of capital and the state is a entity who rules. Capitalism—along with its predecessors like mercantilism, different organized religions, feudalism, and so on—has worked in tandem with nation-states and empires to create this hellworld we now occupy. Poverty, in its totality, is not an accident. State violence, in its totality, is not an accident. These are the results of the current ruling order whose main pillars are white supremacy, heteronormativity, cisnormativity, capitalism, and statecraft.

All Out on Friday 2/19 to Defend Camp Dearborn!

3 weeks ago, the residents of the Dearborn Nicklesville encampment passed a vote of “no confidence” in Scott Morrow who is a founding board member of both the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and SHARE which are the two primary non-profits in Seattle “servicing” the houseless. Since the inception of city-sanctioned encampments, Scott has used his connections to essentially act as the primary conduit between the encampments and these organizations and as a result, he is the de facto authoritative figure at each encampment.

A Call Into the Night - Fuck Security Cameras Yo

We fucking hate security cameras, they're ugly as fuck and as beautiful as we all are, we never consented to having constant video taken of us wherever we are. Inspired CAMOVER , we decided to begin mapping out all of the security cameras in Olympia and putting the information out there for brave rebel souls to do with what they will. What started out as a caffeine hyped 6AM round of screaming at security cameras turned into the Olympia Counter-Surveillance Network, an currently WIP interactive map of security cameras in Olympia.

Reflections on the Seattle "Smash The Hammerskins" March of December 6th

We showed up to Cal Anderson Park in Seattle just after the 5pm anti-fascist rally was set to begin. There were already hundreds of comrades gathered in the rainy evening, many in full black bloc and ready to fight. A number of people out that night were recently involved in the battles against Nazis in Olympia and although this experience gives us confidence, it also produces a feeling of dread that we are encountering an increase in fascist organizing.

Call to Action: Smash the Hammerskins in Seattle December 6th #DefendSeattle

From Rose City Antifa

Rose City Antifa and allies are calling for antifascists in the Pacific Northwest to turn out this coming Sunday December 6th to Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, WA to show the Northwestern Hammerskins that we stand united against fascism and racism.

​The Northwestern Hammerskins have threatened to march on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and antifascist must turn out to defend the streets. The fascist march is planned as part of the annual Martyrs Day celebrations that the Northwestern Hammerskins are hosting in remembrance of Robert Jay Mathews of the white supremacist terror cell, the Order, who died during a shootout with law enforcement at Whidbey Island on December 8th 1984. In the past this event has been a smaller affair held on private property. This year the NWHS have boasted a larger planned attendance and have announced a more public appearance, which represents a dangerous escalation of tactics. We must not allow them to be further emboldened. Particularly in light of the recent upswell of fascist violence regionally and across the nation, we must vigorously oppose any effort by fascists to claim space and spread fear.

We will gather in the north end of Cal Anderson Park, Seattle at 5pm on Sunday December 6th. Please bring flags and banners so that it is clear that we are antifascists opposing the neo-Nazis. While covering your face is not mandatory it is a good precaution to take to prevent the police or neo-Nazis from taking your picture.

People are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #defendseattle to post updates and make it easier for everyone to keep track of what is happening at and around the rally. Rose City Antifa will be posting updates throughout the weekend of the 5th & 6th on any information related to NWHS Martyrs Day activities.

If your organization would like to sign on to this effort, if you have questions, or if you have information related to white supremacist organizing in our region, please e-mail us at fight_them_back@riseup.net or leave us a voicemail on 971-533-7832.

Organizations that have signed on:

Rose City Antifa
Spokane Anti-Racist Action
Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective ​
Seattle Solidarity Network
Oly Antifa ​
Emerald City Antifa

Fascist Alert! Posters Available

A series of posters have been crafted from information that was shared via rosecityantifa.org: the information can be found here and here

The posters (8 in total) can be downloaded as a zipped file here

Seattle, Wa: Counter-Nazi Demonstration December 6th, Capitol Hill

From rosecityantifa.org: "On November 18, a member of the Stormfront white supremacist web forum posted an invitation for sympathizers to join the annual Robert Jay Mathews memorial, also known as the Martyrs Day commemoration. The Stormfront post asked for white supremacists to “Join us Sunday, Dec. 6th in Ballard, WA” and promised “five white power bands [...,] a traditional cross burning [...and…] marching through Capitol Hill in Seattle.” The attached event flyer mentions two of the promised white power bands, both of which are affiliated with the neo-Nazi Hammerskin Nation."

The post goes on to say that they expect 300 supporters to show up to this event. Whatever there is to be said about how realistic it is for that many Nazis to show up, it is incredibly important that anti-fascists of all kinds show up and prevent these Nazis from having any kind of presence in Capitol Hill.

Information about the event that is being organized by Nazis is incredibly limited, so it is being asked that people who plan on attending this counter-demonstration be prepared to move on very little notice.

For more information on the Nazis organizing this event and active in the Puget Sound area:

http://rosecityantifas.weebly.com/articles/alert-northwestern-hammerskin...

http://rosecityantifas.weebly.com/articles/meet-washingtons-neo-nazis-ol...

ALERT: Northwestern Hammerskins Annual Martyr's Day Celebration 2015, Washington State Weekend of December 5th and 6th

from Rose City Antifa

On November 18, a member of the Stormfront white supremacist web forum posted an invitation for sympathizers to join the annual Robert Jay Mathews memorial, also known as the Martyrs Day commemoration. The Stormfront post asked for white supremacists to “Join us Sunday, Dec. 6th in Ballard, WA” and promised “five white power bands [...,] a traditional cross burning [...and…] marching through Capitol Hill in Seattle.” The attached event flyer mentions two of the promised white power bands, both of which are affiliated with the neo-Nazi Hammerskin Nation.

The Northwestern Hammerskins (NWHS) typically celebrate “Martyrs Day” on the first weekend of December. This event memorializes Robert Jay Mathews, a leader of the white supremacist terror group The Order/Brüder Schweigen who died in a siege and firefight with federal authorities at Whidbey Island, Washington on December 8, 1984. Neo-Nazis often travel to Whidbey Island to pay tribute to Mathews--a photo from last year shows over thirty Hammerskins and allies posing on the Island. This year, the Hammerskins want to show themselves in a less remote location, promising events near Ballard and Seattle instead of or as well as just going to Whidbey Island. This is a major escalation by the Hammerskins.

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