Noise Demo at the NW Detention Center

Saturday, June 26th at 3:00pm

Bring shit to make noise; buckets, air horns, bull horns, drums, other instruments, etc.

Northwest Detention Center
1623 East J St.

Saturday, June 26th at 3:00pm

Background:

The Northwest Detention Center is a private immigration prison facility located on the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington. The detention center opened in 2004 under a contract with The US Department of Homeland Security, Though owners have changed over time, the facility is now owned by the GEO Group Which operates prison facilities in Australia, The UK, South Africa, the US and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

A contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, the largest and primary investigative branch of Homeland Security, expanded the facility’s housing capacity 1,000 detainees, making it the largest detention center owned by GEO Group on the West Coast of the United States.

In 2003 the ICE launched Operation End Game, the largest police operation in US history, to remove all undocumented migrants from the US by the year 2012. The project’s predecessor, Operation Wetback in 1954, removed 1.2 million Mexicans from the American Southwest.
ICE does not need warrants to make arrests or to conduct raids. Since July 2007, raids have increased the number of detained migrants from 18,000 to 26,000 nationwide. Homeland Security relocates 700 detainees a week in the United States.

Migrants in the facility are mostly from the Northwest regions of Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Washington. Due to the increase in raids they’ve recently come from places like New York, Puerto Rico and Guam. ICE agents move the detainees to the facility under the cover of night.

Nationwide tens of thousands of children every year lose a parent to deportation. 85% percent of those detained don’t have legal counsel, since they do not have a right to due process or protections against unlawful searches or seizures.

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Free Movie at the M11

Saturday, June 19th at 7:00pm

M11 is located at: 1212 So. 11th St. Suite 24 Tacoma, WA

On Saturday, June 19th, we will be showing Der Baader Meinhoff Komplex, a film that chronicles the rise and fall of the Red Army Faction’s founders.  The Red Army Faction was an urban-guerrilla group in West Germany that was founded in 1970.  The three founders were either murdered or committed suicide while in prison in 1977.

Before the film, there will be a critical discussion on the pitfalls of urban-guerrilla warfare and clandestine struggle.

Mexican cuisine will be served before the discussion.

Via Tacoma Anarchist Network

1st of May – Un Dia En MAYO – Tacoma

May 1st is an anarchist holiday. It began with anarchists in Chicago who were organizing/agitating for the 8-hour work day. (Anarchists died so people could work less, be exploited less, alienated less… though their goal at the time was to completely destroy the managerial class.) Eventually the Chicago anarchists were tried in a kangaroo court, and the state executed a handful of comrades in an attempt to stop social war.

A couple years later, anarchists decided that the day of the original strike which caused the conflict should be commemorated. Each year there should be a march, there should be inspiration, momentum, around May 1st. And since 1886, May 1st is honored around the world in some way or another by anarchists, but also socialists, union and non-union workers, immigrants and reformers — usually with more contemporary spin. May 1st is not a Haymarket fan club, but a day to highlight local, contemporary struggles. It is not a day to hold “martyrs” on a pedestal, but a day to reignite this passion.

AUTONOMY//253 will be distributing the Sping issue for May Day in the Tollefson Plaza area.

Some things you might want to bring:

  • – musical instruments
  • – face paint
  • – banners that make the cops, media, and the doucheoisie shit their pants
  • – sound systems to blast the alienated weekend employees out of their buildings
  • – drums & buckets
  • – some clothes to dance in, or hoops to dance with
  • – hardcore, rhythmic chants: “el pueblo unido jamas sera vencido,” “a- anti- anti- capitalista,” etc.
  • – black flags, black/red flags, REPRESENT
  • – pamphlets about how May 1st was started by Chicago anarchists, and why it is the shit
  • – lungs, to breathe life into the alienated downtown world of commodities
  • – your friends and co-workers, children and parents
  • – a big parachute for when capitalism falls

English May Day poster, from Demonstrate253.org

Spanish May Day poster, from Demonstrate253.org

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