Rally in Response to the Ferguson Verdict

Any day now the grand jury in Ferguson will decide whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Mike Brown. More than 70 meet up places around the country have been announced for people to gather and demonstrate their disgust with a system that continues to kill black and brown people with impunity. In Seattle two different times and places have been announced:

6 PM @ Westlake Center
7 PM @ Seattle Central Community College.

Meet up regardless of the verdict. The prosecution of one cop is no consolation for the millions of people who have been killed or kidnapped at the hands of the police.

More information about what is happening in other cities can be found here

What's going on with PSA?

The past few months have been pretty slow for the website as a result of a few persistent technical problems that interfered with our ability to post submissions. We have now fixed the problems that were interfering with posting and have fixed the spam that was overflowing the comments.

The past few months have also seen a pretty steady decline in the amount of submissions we are receiving. This seems to reflect a general moment of 'not-much-happening' that is being experienced by anarchists in the pacific northwest and elsewhere. We would like to see this website continue to be an outlet for anarchists news and analysis in the area, but at this point, that might look like an update happening once a month, rather than once every few days. We would like to encourage people to continue to send in information, analysis, report backs and whatever else is relevant to anarchists in the northwest. We have received a lot of submissions recently that about things happening in other places. Because the purpose of this website is to be a hub for anarchists in a specific geographic area, we have not been posting these submissions and would encourage people to send things that are not directly relevant to this area to anarchist news or any of the other national and international anarchist news websites.

One way in which we would like to see this website be useful is to serve as an alternative to facebook for listing events. It can be really hard for people without facebook to know what's going on and we hope that this website can help to bridge that gap. However we often don't know what's going on, so if you are organizing an event, submit it to us and we will post it.

See you in the streets!

Stop Legal Lynching!

In Seattle, on June 10th, Matthew Erickson aka MC Bypolar was cop-watching in
the downtown Westlake Park. Officers Chase and Clay instigated at-risk street
youth to attack Matt.
Follow the link here to watch the video of Matt's arrest as the SPD allow the
youth to kick at Matt while they make the arrest. The following trial came
out with a verdict of guilty on two charges. The activist community in
Seattle has raised tens of thousands of dollars for court support, two
individuals have been charged with contempt of court.

Tacoma Police have Dragnet Cell Phone Surveillance Equipment

From The Mainstream Media

The Tacoma Police Department apparently has bought — and quietly used for
six years — controversial surveillance equipment that can sweep up records
of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer up to a half a mile

You don’t have to be a criminal to be caught in this law enforcement snare.
You just have to be near one and use a cellphone.

Known as Stingray, the device — small enough to be carried in a car —
tricks cellphones into thinking it’s a cell tower and draws in their

Trees Spiked In Solidarity With Bainbridge Island Tree Sit

For a couple days now a woman has been sitting in a tree on Bainbridge Island
to block the construction of a mini-mall and to protect the trees the would
be clear cut and the ecosystem that would be devastated. We noticed that
despite the media spectacle and the police presence there was really no one
watching the woods. Dawning black from head to toe in the bright light of day
we spiked about 1/8th of the trees with ceramic rods.

Now some of you may say that tree spiking is dangerous, but only one worker
has ever been hurt by a tree spike and he admitted that it was due to the
poor safety conditions at the mill he worked at. Metal, rocks, and the like
get caught on trees all the time. The most common of these is barbed wire
which has mutilated many-a-worker, but something no one seems to complain
about. This is probably because people care more about property than another
lifeforms well-being.

Anyway, solidarity with all those wonderful rebels out there.

-some anarchists

MSM coverage of the woman in the tree:

Banner Drop in Solidarity With Ferguson

On Friday August 22nd we dropped a banner reading 'RIP Mike Brown, Fuck the Police'
over Fauntleroy Way leading to the West Seattle Bridge. We were inspired by the rebels
in Ferguson who have spent the last few weeks in open conflict with the police and the
white-supremacist state. Ferguson is beginning to fade from the headlines and the riots
in the streets are beginning to die down, but the state murders black and brown people
with impunity all the time and we hope that people in Ferguson and elsewhere will
continue to fight back even when the streets seem empty. A banner hanging over
a freeway is a small act of solidarity but one which we hope warms the hearts of
friends and rebels fighting in the streets.

-some anarchists

The Cascadia Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp is coming!

The Cascadia Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp is coming! To find out how
watch our awkward video!

What is TWAC?
Since 2008, the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC) has been a fierce
action camp for folks who identify as trans women, female, trans men,
two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender-variant. TWAC
is an intentional space to learn about social and environmental justice,
share campaign information, and gain direct action skills in a conscientious,
supportive, empowering and encouraging environment for voices often
marginalized. At the end of the camp, we take collective action on issues of
importance. TWAC Cascadia will be in the forest in Washington Sept 1-8th.

Anarchists Sabotage Equipment at a Mcdonalds Construction Site in Portland

Earlier this week, several pieces of heavy equipment, including a dump truck
and water pump, located at the construction site of a Mcdonalds restaurant
off 29th and Powell in S.E. Portland, were sabotaged by having bleached
poured into their fuel tanks.

A Call to Blockade the Zim Chicago

To whom it may concern,
This is a call to action.

The Zim Chicago is a ship largely owned by the Israeli state. This ship will
be docking in the ports of Tacoma and Seattle around August 20th and 22nd
carrying commodities from China. Comrades will be blocking the ship's cargo
from being off loaded at both locations. This is an attempt to break
complicity with the occupation of Palestine, the "prisonification" of Gaza,
and the Israeli state itself. This is also an attempt to become complicit
with the revolt against the Israeli state. It is encouraged for people from
Olympia and other areas closer to Tacoma to go to the Washington United
Terminal at the port and join in the action.

The 6th Annual Seattle Anarchist Book Fair is One Week Away!

One of the most important parts of the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair is creating a forum where newcomers can engage with the beautiful idea, and where more seasoned anarchists can further explore our (anti-)politics, as well as providing a space for sharing information of use to anarchists and friends.

Below is a partial list of the workshops and discussions being offered this year at the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair.