The following is in regards to The Evergreen State College Student Services Support Staff Union's recent statement that 76% of their members are willing to strike if the administration refuses continues to stall in bargaining. For more background information about this current labor struggle at The Evergreen State College, go to the following URL and watch the video: http://vimeo.com/64994286
At noon, when the liberating of the commons was supposed to begin in Silvester Park, Olympia was swarming with police, media, and what appeared to be feds. The State Troopers, Olympia Police Department, and the Thurston County Sheriffs had all joined forces to make sure social control and property protection was in full swing. At first there were more cops than participants, but slowly things began to pick up and the cops left the park and decided to remain on the perimeter. The banks had extra security too.
A two-hour evening march through downtown Olympia capped a daylong May Day demonstration that remained largely peaceful, if sometimes tense.
The evening march consisting of about 100 shouting demonstrators began shortly after 6 p.m. at Percival Landing and looped twice down the middle of Fourth Avenue, with the crowd at one point walking into, and stopping, oncoming traffic down the one-way street. It meandering, somewhat disorganized march ended about 8 p.m. near the artesian well at Jefferson and Fourth.
We are very excited to announce the presentations and conversations for the rapidly-approaching Olympia Anarchist Convergence, happening April 20 and 21 in Olympia, WA. Saturday is intended to be a day for workshops and presentations, while Sunday will have space for more open-ended group discussions. We look forward to seeing you!
All events are on the 3rd floor of Sem II C building at The Evergreen State College, which is fully wheelchair accessible and equipped with gender-neutral bathrooms.
Everywhere we go we are reminded of the sickening and deadly growth of cancerous capitalism. We see its parasitic grasp in the form of environmental devastation, running the gamut from the Tar Sands project, the XL pipeline, coal trains, oil leaks and leaking nuclear waste containers. Efficiently gnawing on what little remains of the earth’s deathbed as it flat lines in despair. This cancer’s demands grow increasingly burdensome, sucking out what it can from those who need most.
In the city of Olympia on April 20th & 21st of 2013 we will be hosting a gathering of anarchy accompanied by presentations, books and conversations!
This event will present some of the projects and people that have comprised Olympia’s communities, and the greater Puget Sound Area, for decades. The website is https://olympiaanarchy.noblogs.org
Dates & Location
Maddy Pfeiffer was taken into custody today at FDC SeaTac. They self-reported at 9am with about a dozen friends to walk them in. Please write to Maddy. BUT KEEP IN MIND that Maddy can’t read cursive so please print or type your letter. Any support and encouragement is tremendously appreciated by Maddy and their loved ones.
Tonight we felt like having some fun so we slashed two of the tires on a Washington State Patrol car at Yew and Puget in Olympia. Then for shits and giggles we slashed the tires on an expensive Lexus.
Fuck the police, eat the rich, solidarity with the grand jury resisters. It's easy to attack!
The Olympia City Council voted Tuesday night to ban camping on public property and to place new restrictions on sitting and lying on downtown sidewalks.
The camping ban needs another vote before taking effect Feb. 8. The sidewalk restrictions take effect Jan. 18.
The Olympian reports ( http://bit.ly/VPBbBr) advocates for the homeless asked for more time to work on the problems. But City Manager Steve Hall said the city has made many efforts to address homelessness over the years and a little more time will not solve them.
from Seattle Times
A federal judge in Seattle this afternoon ordered an Olympia man held in contempt of court for refusing to testify on what he knows about those who participated in this year’s May Day protests.