How to Kill A Movement

Liz S:


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There are many facets to the destruction of movements. Although playing a key role in the failure of movements the state requires other components to make their plan of action successful. Organizations with their own vested interests, the media, and stagnation are all factors that contribute to the death of movements.

The State

The state however is the ultimate arbitrator in this, whether through use of repression with physical violence and imprisonment, or through infiltration and psychological tactics. The state will use and has used everything in its arsenal to eliminate what they see as a threat to its system of control. This is achievable through the granted legitimacy of violence that the state is given under the guise of security. We have seen countless examples of this from the formation of unions, red scare, panthers, animal liberation groups, the anti-globalization movement, Muslim Americans after 911, the Occupy movement, and…

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Fusion Center National Day of Action Norwalk, CA

lapd-spyingToday over a hundred activists, many youth, gathered outside the Los Angeles Fusion Center to protest, as a day of national action against spying done on the people by the police. This is not just an “activist problem”. Students, artists, tourists, and every day people are having “Suspicious Activities Reports (SARs) filed against them for taking pictures, drawing local landmarks, taking videos, walking, doing pretty much anything, or acting in any way an officer may “using his or her judgement” deem “Suspicious”. An alarming number of these SARs are being filed against people of color, specifically targeting the black community.

The follow is video I shot today, from the protest, including speakers and skits. Please share these videos, inform yourself, and every one you come into contact with, about how your rights are violated by those whose jobs are supposedly “To Serve and Protect”. We all know that means capitalism, not the people.

Hours after this protest I learned LASD shot an innocent unarmed man who was trying to help a wounded neighbor out,  and wonder to myself how much more has to happen before more wake up to what the real dangers in the street are. THE POLICE!

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END State Sanctioned Sexual Assault, Rape Culture and Law Enforcement Impunity

END State Sanctioned Sexual Assault, Rape Culture and Law Enforcement Impunity

Please read and share this link widely! Stop allowing these criminals to perpetrate violence against the people!

No H.O.M.E. For Nazis in Beverly Hills

Liz S:

No one should talk to Nazis!

Originally posted on Anti Social Media:

"No Platform" Means No! “No Platform” Means No!

There has been a long-running, “low-grade street war” against the neo-fascist Golden Dawn in Greece. In the Ukraine’s ongoing Euromaidan demos, it is said that neo-fascists “make up about 30% of protesters.” President Nicholas Madura recently invoked the specter of fascism to describe the opposition in Venezuela. And in October, Raw Story reported that Golden Dawn had even opened a chapter here in Los Angeles. Antifascist forces take all of these developments very seriously.

From as far afield as Greece and Venezuela to even our own backyard here in Los Angeles, what these neofascist groups share – and as a coalition in 2010 initiated by ARA-LA and the Black Riders Liberation Party succinctly pointed out – are their varying stages on a shared quest for their own, political legitimacy:

“open fascist forces seek political legitimacy. They want greater influence within white nationalist, reactionary social…

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No Justice No Peace: Kelly Thomas’s Murders Let Free

How the fuck were these violent criminals found not guilty? #JusticeForKellyThomas

How the fuck were these violent criminals found not guilty? #JusticeForKellyThomas

Another case of police brutality goes unpunished as the violent murders of Kelly Thomas were found not guilty in an Orange County court yesterday.

I am completely disgusted with this farce of a “legal system” we have in this country, as I cannot believe that anyone could view this footage and find them not guilty! Trigger warning: This is an extremely violent and brutal beating by the Fullerton Police, be aware before clicking this link!

Tonight over 100 people gathered tonight in solidarity with the Thomas family against the ruling, The LAist Magazine put together a piece on it with photos from live tweeters, and video.

The LA Times reports the FBI is now looking further into the case, as they had already begun to investigate in 2011 as to whether his rights were violated.

There are protests already being planned. Anonymous plans a protest Tues the 14th at 11am at the Fullerton Police Department

We have also heard a community call out for Saturday the 18th at 10AM also at the Fullerton Police Department.

We must demand accountability, because obviously these kangaroo courts are not serving justice.

These monsters need to be held accountable for murders, brutal beatings, and psychological terror they have continued to perpetrate unabated against the people for far too long. Why are they not held accountable to the laws they are supposedly meant to uphold?

We live in a country that fears imaginary “terrorists” yet believe in police who are 100 times more likely to maim or kill you or someone you love. Anyone who supports these people also has blood on their hands.

I urge you to join these protests, as well as every protest for every victim. This is not ok, and our silence is consent! No more killer cops on our streets, or any streets!

RIP Kelly Thomas, we are going to keep fighting for justice.

Beat Down By Non Violent Opposition


An old way I used to get over writers block was just by writing. By either hand-written or typed flow of whatever comes to mind. Unfortunately so much comes to mind I often do not know where to focus my energies. Tonight its on “non violence” and recent musings.

All around the world revolutions are happening, yet here in the US, we get very little news of this, relying on broken info from MSM and foreign government-run media sources. Occasionally we luck out with citizen journalists who are live streaming, tweeting, or just simply uploading to youtube. This has been vital to show how slanted media coverage is, and how vague the coverage and knowledge of these uprisings are. The main reason for this; they don’t want you to know, because they don’t want to you get any ideas.

There has been a long-standing fight to keep rebellion down, to keep society from revolting against those who want to be its masters. These “peace leaders” like Ghandi and Gene Sharp spread teachings, which are being used to kill uprisings by peace policing its participants. Though, those who scream the loudest about non violence, tend to never be the people on the front lines in the streets. They often attack other activists tactics, often peace policing them, often involving actual police as well, imposing violent state tactics.

Those who speak of Ghandi and his peaceful ways, often forget the beatings he and his followers received while fighting for freedom of India from England. They forget that 2500 people were beaten down, and never even defended themselves, in a protest over taxes on SALT. His followers these days have the idea of non violent protest as following orders. Organized civil disobedience working with the oppressors themselves. And why is that you ask? Because it’s merely street theatre, often not seen my many, if it gets coverage at all.

So what is the point of these non disobedient farces they call protests? Its to quell the anger of the masses. It’s another form of distraction. Its to suppress the people, and temporarily impede the desire for further action. We see this with the increasingly oppressive show of force by police on planned civil disobedience actions like this one at Walmart in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles. The police response was downright threatening. And this is not the only place this is happening, it is happening all across the country, and world for that matter.

If you haven’t noticed, in major cities, (and even a few smaller ones) police are becoming extremely militarized often wearing “tactical gear” such as helmets, and extra long batons. They hold less lethal weapons such as foam grenades, bean bags, rubber bullets, horses, mace, pepper spray, tear gas, and even flash grenades. They have tanks, and other intimidating assault vehicles. They show up in large gangs, riding in on the sides of panel trucks, often reminding us of storm troopers in their movements.

What do you think will happen when they beat the next round of peaceful protesters? It probably won’t be on the news, as they are protesting a major network sponsor. What do you prove to gain by telling people to not yell, to stay on the side  walks, to follow orders? I mean really, where the fuck has following orders gotten us anyway? Oh yeah, its gotten us separated from our communities, locked in our houses, scared to walk down the block, and when we do get fed up, we have people threatening us that we must conform to their way and idea of protest, otherwise they will impose state violence against us.

The next time someone mentions Gene Sharp or Ghandi, please, beat the shit out of them, and remind them they can’t fight back.

Inspiration and Reflections


Cats get clicks.

Been trying to write for months now, and I have a lot of inspiration, but a wall seems to have been formed when it comes to the words flowing through into a semi-coherent pattern.

A lot has happened over the past year, you may have seen a bit of the uglyness on this blog, if you missed out, the password for the locked posts is OLASM. Enjoy.

The past 2+ years have been a life changing experience to say the least, and it is so hard to put into words, put into a context where people will actually understand what has happened, what we we have been fighting for, what little changes we made, if any, ect. There is a lot that happened, and without context, a lot of it makes no sense, or comes off as uninteresting?

All around the world revolution is happening while Amerikkka sits on its ass getting fatter, watching their “programming”. I tell my friends I am out on the front lines, filming it LIVE, streaming breaking news as it happens, as it won’t be shown on TV.  They watch football, DWTS, or whatever distraction of the season is popular.

I went to see “The Square” tonight, which is the documentary about the Egyptian Revolution. I liked the film, and thought it was actually done quite well to give laymen an intro into what has been happening in Egypt over the past 3 years in Tahrir Square. I started following it before Occupy started, watching the reports on Al-Jazeera, and RT, wondering if the people here would ever wake up and take to the streets in a similar fashion. I was excited to see this film.

Watching the movie hit really lose to home in a lot of ways, yet we here in the US are lucky enough as protestors not to have live rounds fired on us for simply rallying, though we have been shot with less lethal rounds, tear gassed, had flash grenades launched at us, been beat by wooden and metal batons, and run over by horses, vehicles, and assault squads, so the feeling of solidarity was quite strong.

I don’t want to give anything away of the movie… I think you should watch it and make your own determinations.

I will say it was bizarre sitting in a super ritzy theater at the “Museum of Tolerance” surrounded by the rich white people we are fighting against in our own country, as well as in Israel. Most were stiff, motionless, emotionless. The couple next to me fell asleep, as gunfire rang out, and people on the screen screamed, and cried, sometimes their last cries, as the reality of death in the streets was well represented. I felt so detached from the other people in that room, knowing only a handful of people there had ever experienced the realities of revolution, and revolutionary times, and if they had, they gave them up when Vietnam ended. Myself and two comrades were some of the youngest people in the room, if not the youngest which in our late 20’s/ early 30s is astounding.

Do I hope this film opened some eyes. Sure. Did I think that the majority of the audience truly gets or appreciated the film? No.

Do I think it made some of them rethink their lives and check their privilege? We can only hope.

Has it inspired me to keep fighting? Hell yeah… I will never stop.

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