anarchists http://kplu.org en Anarchists launch fundraising campaign to help Bill's, Sun Liquor http://kplu.org/post/anarchists-launch-fundraising-campaign-help-bills-sun-liquor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anarchists have launched a fundraising campaign in an effort to help pay for the damages two Capitol Hill businesses incurred during this year’s May Day riot.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The campaign, called <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smash-the-state-just-not-bill-s" target="_blank">“Smash the State: Just Not Bill’s,”</a> says its aim is to be “mending fences (or more accurately, windows), within the community,” specifically Bills Off Broadway and Sun Liquor, both of which were vandalized during the anti-capitalism march.</span></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 23:16:52 +0000 Martha Kang 8664 at http://kplu.org Anarchists launch fundraising campaign to help Bill's, Sun Liquor Seattle police working to identify law-breakers in May Day riot http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-working-identify-law-breakers-may-day-riot <p></p><p>Seattle police said they’re continuing to investigate crimes committed in the course of an unruly May Day demonstration, but that they’re proud of how officers handled themselves.</p><p>Capt. Chris Fowler said Seattle police incorporated some important lessons from last year’s May Day protests. They had much longer to plan this year, even treating a small March 15 protest as a “rehearsal.”&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 00:15:16 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8654 at http://kplu.org Seattle police working to identify law-breakers in May Day riot What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day http://kplu.org/post/what-phoenix-jones-and-his-sidekicks-encountered-may-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When mayhem broke out late May Day, Phoenix Jones and his wife were having dinner at a restaurant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jones, having attended earlier events with his sidekicks, had thought the day would end peacefully.</span></p><p>“All of a sudden, the phone trips and there’s a riot going on,” he said.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:05:09 +0000 Martha Kang 8652 at http://kplu.org What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day Anarchist website to May Day vandals: Ditch evidence, don't brag http://kplu.org/post/anarchist-website-may-day-vandals-ditch-evidence-dont-brag <p>In the wake of another violent May Day riot in Seattle, an anarchist website has posted some “cautionary tips” for protesters: get rid of evidence, and don’t brag.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Do not keep the clothes you wore at the demonstration tonight!” said a post on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pugetsoundanarchists.org/content/cautionary-note-may-day-protesters-rioters-and-combatants-stay-free" target="_blank">pugetsoundanarchists.org</a>.&nbsp;“Similarly, do not keep any other instrument you used to commit a crime.”</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:58:28 +0000 Martha Kang 8650 at http://kplu.org Anarchist website to May Day vandals: Ditch evidence, don't brag At least 17 arrested as 'anti-capitalism' rally turns violent http://kplu.org/post/least-17-arrested-anti-capitalism-rally-turns-violent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least 17 protesters were arrested and eight officers injured Wednesday as an "anti-capitalism" May Day march took a violent turn, first on Capitol Hill then in downtown Seattle.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vandals shattered the glass door of Sun Liquor, at 512 East Pike, around 7 p.m. before heading downtown, hurling&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">metal pipes and rocks at cars and police, shoving</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;camera crews and setting off flares along the way.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 07:30:18 +0000 Martha Kang, Paula Wissel & The Associated Press 8640 at http://kplu.org At least 17 arrested as 'anti-capitalism' rally turns violent Seattle police say this time they're ready for May Day http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-say-time-theyre-ready-may-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle police insist they’re ready for whatever happens on May Day, that they are better staffed, better organized and better trained than last year.</span></p><p>“We’re as prepared as we can be, given our resources,” said Captain Chris Fowler, the designated commander for police May Day response.</p><p>Last year on May Day, there was widespread confusion among officers on duty about how to respond to black-clad vandals smashing windows downtown.</p><p>What’s different this time? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:04:55 +0000 Paula Wissel 8619 at http://kplu.org Seattle police say this time they're ready for May Day Judge frees two activists who refused to testify about anarchism http://kplu.org/post/judge-frees-two-activists-who-refused-testify-about-anarchism <p></p><p>Two young people who refused to testify to a grand jury about their ties to anarchists are getting out of prison today. They spent more than five months confined to a federal detention center in SeaTac until a judge ordered them released. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:16:38 +0000 Ashley Gross 7882 at http://kplu.org Judge frees two activists who refused to testify about anarchism May Day vandalism: Whose anarchy is this? http://kplu.org/post/may-day-vandalism-whose-anarchy <p>Weeks have passed since the May Day protests, but Seattle police are still asking for help identifying the individuals who damaged property. The violence was largely attributed to people who&#39;ve been called anarchists. So what is anarchy anyway?</p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Hennessey 5007 at http://kplu.org May Day vandalism: Whose anarchy is this?