Anarchists attacked a Wal-Mart with paint and smashed up a bank and ATM May 16th in a northwest suburb of Denver. This action was carried out in full solidarity with all anarchist prisoners held by the state and all combatants waging war against capital.
Fuck the police, fuck the bankers.
Ignite! #5 is out after a bit of a delay. In this issue: - #Occupy Denver fucking torches their camp and spends the evening engaging law enforcement. 9 arrests. - Communiqes from attacks on cop shops, wheatpastes - Shit getting tore up, politicians getting robbed in Greece. -DABC's mammoth reportback -An editorial for those who make New Years Resolutions. -You'll just have to read page 5 to find out what's going on in town and it ain't no bowling team. Read here Get the print version around town, at places like the 27 Social Centre, local collective houses, on the bus and lightrail. Sorry it took so long and doesn't look that good. Feb. 17th there will be an Ignite! meeting at 27 SC. Come so this shit doesn't come out so late and someone with a brain and skills can help put things together. love love love ignite!
It smells of insurrection on this christmas evening. It kinda smells like corn starch, water, and elmers glue. Denver felt the wrath of these black clad and very cold Coloradans. The message: “From the nile to the platte, hit a cop with a baseball bat” Some of the targets included 5 points and east colfax ave. They say misery loves company and these miserable cold poor souls would love some company on the streets of denver. I hear wheat paste sticks especially well to cop cars.
A recipe of love to spread the rest of denver the joy we feel in our hearts on this cold christmas evening.
HOW TO WHEAT PASTE
Use some cornstarch instead of flour. It makes it clear instead of that nasty brown-ish color.
Add 1 cup cornstarch for every 2 cups of water...it tends to get maddd thick so add more water as you go. If it starts to clump then use a masher to break up all the clumps and your good...nd when ur done cookin it add a little bit of sugar and it makes it mad sticky...
Cause its clear you can use it to put over top the work when you done...cheaper then any of that spray stuff.
Pour wheat flower till it fills up 1/3 of the way. Pour some water in while you stir it so that it mixes good. You got to use that spray sealant this way cause it comes out that brown-ish / tan-ish color...
Spread the cheer in your neck of the woods.
Hello all our dear elf friends! Tired of Santa getting all the profit from our handiwork?
The holiday season is rapidly approaching and some of us elves couldn't help but think that with all this Occupy business happening across the U.S., maybe it was high time we occupy something ourselves! Santa has commodified and profited from our jolly nature and nimble hands long enough. So, we invite all of you to join your elven friends and comrades on December 17th, 2011 at 3PM in Hungarian Freedom Park (Speer & Downing) where will we gather and then proceed to march directly to where Santa resides next to the beating heart of capitalism and consumerism.
We're elves right? So bring your holiday spirit, magic, and mischievous nature!
Our demands are simple: Elves desire everything for everyone. We desire liberation. We will stop at nothing to gain it.
Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination of the humans for the last two months. There have been moments of inspiring victory, like the General Strike in Oakland, and then moments of gut wrenching repression, like the lethally armed eviction of the Occupy squat in Chapel Hill. Victories and losses. Steps forwards and steps back. This is the nature of the social war for humans and elves alike. Our collective capacity to dream outside of our own alienation and commodification is awakening from a long slumber!
Capitalism is taking its dying breaths. These are the death rattles our fallen comrades dreamt of years ago.
Last week amidst the speeches and mic checks there erupted from the crowd of 2,000 folks the sounds of pure awesome. The march kicked off with "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," playing in front of the jail while a black flag was placed at the top of the metal sculpture in the courtyard. The dance party made flashy appearances throughout the march as it snaked through downtown. Beastie Boys "Fight For Your Right to Party," echoed between the 16th St. Mall buildings while boring and pointless speeches occured. Apparently those people didn't get the memo that capitalism is dying and it is time to dance on its goddamn ashes!
That being said, Denver, it is time to shake your anti-capitalist asses once again! The playlists are set, the banners are at the ready, and this Saturday at noon the Occupy Denver march will once again become a space to sassily dance out your rage against systems of violence and oppression. How about we take the old "who's streets?" chant to the next level?
There are some real debbie downers out there at Occupy Denver who seem to think it is a great idea to start doxing or snitching on anyone who doesn't fit the feel-good liberal, upper-class, boring-ass agenda of non-resistence. There is a campaign to start doing this at Occupy Denver to anyone who is confrontational with the state. Apparently dance parties are confrontational. Well, Occupy Denver, dance parties should be confrontational! Expect to see ass shakin' and booty bumpin' all up and down that riot line!
A few anarchists dropped a banner over I-25 downtown last night. The banner read "Anarchy Lives."
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.
There was a banner drop on July 9th over a bridge on the highway near 20th Street in Denver --
No More Cops
No More Hate
No More Prisons
Smash the State!
It only stayed up for a short time, but in that short time enough people saw it to make a definite impression.
Solidarity to the comrades arrested in recent anti-police demonstrations!
Even With Our Backs Against a Wall: A reportback from the Denver May 6th March Against Police TerrorSubmitted by spamsucks on May 9, 2011 - 12:29pm
(Disclaimer: This reportback is authored by several participants and members of Queen City Antifa. However, it should not be assumed or insinuated that the comments, conclusions, or descriptions of events in anyway represent the feelings or experiences of anyone else, including other organizers, collectives, or participants. So, let's just be clear: This reportback does not represent the opinions of West Denver Copwatch, Denver Anarchist Black Cross, or any other supporting groups or individuals other than the authors. Clear? Cool.)
Since the nearly year old murder of Marvin Booker at the hands of Denver Sheriff's Deputies in the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, a movement against police and policing has grown in the Denver metro area. Between July 2010 and May 2011, at least 3 militant and unpermitted street marches have been organized. Press conferences, vigils, rallies, panel discussions, and other protests and events have also been held to protest not only the murder of Marvin at the hands of his jailers, but also others who have been murdered, beaten, attacked, raped, and assaulted by police in the greater metro area.
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.