Something Else in Fort Collins on Election Day

Election day in Fort Collins, CO was marked by a number of anti-electoral politics actions, critical of both the Democratic and Republican campaigns and the system as a whole that they represent.

In the early morning, a banner was displayed from the rooftop of a downtown building, exclaiming “our dreams won’t fit in their ballot boxes.” The banner, “Obama blue” in color, stayed up throughout the day and was still present the day after the elections were over.

Later in the day, several people, apparently volunteers for an organization called Capitalism and War Forever, handed out literature outlining core American values. They suggested that a vote for either party supported these values of capitalism, imperialism, anti-immigrant sentiment, war and occupation, and other traditional American ideologies.

In the wee hours of the morning after the election, many newspapers in the city and on campus were altered, displaying a front page declaring “Capitalism Wins at the Polls.” The paper included anarchist perspectives on the 2.3 million people imprisoned in the U.S., the corporate bailout, and how people are organizing themselves and taking direct action to meet their needs.

It seems not everyone in Fort Collins believes in the continuation of state power and it’s illegitimate authority.

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Why didn't i see that? But props to the folx that dropped that shit!!! Good to see there's some ananrchist/anti-capitalist/anti-electoral politics shit going down in the Fort... Solidarity Forever!! -fag life.

Ughhh...

Sorry but this election most people's dreams DID fit in their ballot boxes.

Most notably, Black folks who lived through legal apartheid in this country! And Black folks who continue to live under daily racial oppression. Not to matter a majority of every other block - Obama carried them all...and a historic youth turn out.

i did not vote for Obama. But we need to realize that simply criticizing the people's choice certainly gets us NO closer to where we want to be...

White and/or middle-class activists , especially 'anarchists' need to realize how ridiculous we look when we are protesting a candidate as historic as Barak Obama. Matter of fact, these types of actions were RARELY taken by people of color or low-income people. The same goes for the 'capitalism wins at the polls' action. A GREAT action taken at a terrible time strategically. The perfect strategic time to turn people off. We need to strategize!!

yours,
roger

"Sorry but this election most

"Sorry but this election most people's dreams DID fit in their ballot boxes."
.....except for the majority of Americans who did not vote.