From the Denver Anarchist Black Cross:
Thursday, September 15 · 1:00pm - 4:00p
Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse, Room 5G
Colfax and Elati, downtown
Anti-Police Terror arrestee Amelia Nicol will have her discovery hearing
(postponed from August 22nd) on Thursday September 15th at 1:30pm in
courtroom 5G at the Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse (the new courthouse at
Colfax and Elati, across from the new jail)
This discovery hearing will be an important hearing, where we expect that
all evidence that the prosecution has against Amelia will be presented
(any physical evidence, photos, video, pre-march surveillance, etc..) and
a judge will determine if the evidence is admissible at trial.
This hearing will be a good way to gauge the current case against Amelia.
Although the most serious of her charges were thrown out in June during a
pre-trial hearing, Amelia still faces a felony count of possession of
explosives, and three misdemeanor counts, including assault on a police
officer and resisting arrest.
Amelia faces several years in prison if convicted.
Please show your solidarity and support by attending this hearing if you
can. If you cannot attend, but still stand in solidarity with Amelia and
want to show some support, please mark your calendars and make plans now
to attend her trial, expected to convene October 4th at 8am.
Rocky Mountain Antifa is a crew of dedicated antifascists operating in Colorado. We are dedicated to confronting and fighting fascism, racism, and oppression in the Rocky Mountain region. We have no formal membership or organizational structure, nor any ties with any established networks. We do support the ARA points of unity. Active antifascists in Colorado, provided they follow the points of unity, will be supported and embraced by Rocky Mountain Antifa.
After a confrontation last September (more about that later), we have been keeping tabs on several Nazis, particularly Blood & Honour Colorado members... Oh wait, ex-Blood & Honour Colorado members. We heard the group disbanded months ago, among a slew of other problems, because they just couldn't come to consensus about whether or not women should be allowed to become full-fledged members or remain in "supporter" roles. The evils of patriarchy do some good for once, apparently.
A pair that really grossed us out are Rob and Janette Clement, or as we've fondly nicknamed them "Robnette, the Arvada Neo-Nazi Power Couple." According to some of Rob's posts on Stormfront, a popular web forum for white supremacists and other pieces of shit, the couple have "two beautiful white daughters" and live in Arvada, a suburb outside Denver. Area antifascists report encountering the two at a White Nationalist Coalition recruitment BBQ-turned-antifa-disruption last September at Chatfield Lake, before the official inception of RMAF.
Rest of story, including home addresses of the fascist scum, available here: http://rockymountainantifa.blogs...
So some of us put together an anarchist-minded newspaper for Denver and Colorado. We plan to publish in the first week of every month, and you can find a .PDF of the paper on our website, ignitedenver.wordpress.com or get it in print at the 27 Social Centre. If you'd like to contribute, comment, or whatever email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our first issue has some communiques we found on the web, a piece on Sacco and Vanzetti we stole from the Worker's Solidarity Movement, some reporting from The Red Pill up in Grand Junction, and some other stuff. Check it out here: http://ignitedenver.wordpress.co...
Thanks! Love and Solidarity!
-Ignite! editorial monkey
Amelia Nicol had another court date on the 22nd of August that turned out to be quite non-eventful. Her lawers had failed to file the motions on time, and so had to ask the court for a continuance, which was granted. The lawer representing Amelia has filed a constitutionary motion against the state regarding the statute concearning possession of an expendiary device, which in the Colorado law states that anything from a nuclear weapon to something as small as, say, a firework, are charged under the exact same precedence.
The next court date is set for September 15th at 1:30pm at the Denver court house, which will consist of the discovery hearing, as well as the motions filed hearing. Thank you all for the tremendous support throughout this, and we hope to see you at the next court date.
Fists and hearts burn in the streets as Denver marks the one year anniversary of the murder of Marvin Booker.
Saturday, July 9th marked the year anniversary of the murder of Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher booked on minor charges and killed by Denver Sheriff’s Deputies for attempting to retrieve his shoes. A fifth round of demonstrations was called for by West Denver CopWatch to mark the anniversary amidst a backdrop of local repression against the burgeoning anti-police movement.
In May, a demonstration ended with the flashing and banging of a firework during the rowdy crowd’s dispersal. Police arrested a twenty year old woman and charged her with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer and a slew of other charges. The Denver Anarchist Black Cross, a revolutionary legal support organization operating in the area for a few years now, mobilized court support and other actions demanding her release without charges. The attempted murder charges and most others were dropped, but she is still fighting felony possession of an explosive and misdemeanor resisting arrest charges.
From Rights Over Knights
The Knights of Columbus is having their 129th Supreme Convention in Denver, Colorado, July 30th -August 4th, 2011.
Rights Over Knights, a coalition opposed to this convention, is calling for a protest of the Convention.
Join us Sunday, July 31st, on the global day of action against fascism and racism, at 12:30pm outside of the Denver Sheraton Hotel to picket the registration for the conference and get plugged in to protests scheduled for later.
We are also calling on autonomous affinity groups to target convention activities throughout the week. Visit our website for the schedule of events, and a list of organizing, scouting, and self-defense trainings taking place in the next few weeks.
WHAT: March for Marvin Booker!
WHEN: July 9th 2011 11:30 AM
WHERE: Denver Skate Park – 20th and Little Raven
Please bring extra shoes that you’re willing to lose!
The March will snake through downtown and end at the jail, joining a rally put on by the ACLU.
It’s been 1 year since Marvin Booker was brutally murdered in the Van-Cise Simonet Detention Center. The murderers are still in the oppressive positions they so egregiously abused, still floating on our dime. We demanded the videos and they have been released. We continue to demand the immediate prosecution of the Sheriff’s Deputies. The community continues to demand justice!
In the last year pigs have terrorized, brutalized, and murdered:
And countless other unnamed and unreported victims…
Recently the po-lice have attempted to intimidate and silence the anti-police brutality movement by arresting one of our comrades on ridiculous charges. Now more than ever we need to show that we will not be deterred, that we will stand strong!
Rights are never given; they are always taken and defended viciously. We’ve taken the streets, what comes next is in our hands…
Please bring extra shoes that you’re willing to lose!
Spread on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.p...
from Queen City Antifa:
The Denver Police Department doesn’t want the anti-police demonstration this Friday, May 6th to happen. In fact, they went so far as to call the Justice Department’s Civil Affairs liaison in an attempt to “broker a deal” between police and march organizers. Only problem is that they failed to reach anyone taking responsibility for the organizing, and instead they plan to plant someone in the crowd Friday night to relay instructions to officers looking to repress the demonstration.
We aren’t interested in sitting down to talk with police, much less attempt to hammer out any kind of deal with them. This burgeoning movement won’t hold itself back because the police are “nervous” about the situation. That’s precisely what we set out to do in the first place. It goes without saying that we are well aware that negotiating with the police would only lead to a loss in momentum, in messaging, and in the power that is coming from the streets.
It isn’t like they would ever cave to the theoretical demands we would give them in order to call off the march anyway. Here is a brief sampling:
1.The abolition of the police department and the capitalist State in order to make way for a horizontally organized society based on the concepts of solidarity and mutual aid.
2.The immediate release of all material relating to the Marvin Booker case, specifically the video of his death, which we request be looped and broadcast on the side of one of Denver’s high rises.
3.The home addresses of all officers involved in excessive force and police brutality cases.
4.All police resources relinquished for recycling and re-purposing.
On April 4. 2011, commemorations of the life, work, and martyrdom of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took place all over the country. Denver activists, workers, and students organized a march, various rallies, and a teach-in and student walk-out. The Denver actions emphasized the themes of Dr. King's solidarity with working class struggle, and the unfinished work left to current and future generations.
The march, organized by SEIU and , began at 17th & California Streets and continued through the downtown area, ending at the . In addition to the usual signs, some marchers carried brooms and mops, while others carried garbage can lids, crashing them together like cymbals. About 200 persons participated, including members of several other unions, the most radical presence being the IWW, who carried a banner that read “Forget Workers' Rights; It's Time for Workers' Control.”
Denver, Colorado. January 29, 2011. We ain't takin this no mo'!