Posts Tagged ‘Anarchism’
 
 
 
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By  Sylvie Chace & Felix Chrome Wednesday 5/17 Blessed is the flame: Concentration Camp Resistance & (A)Nihilism Sem II D1105. 6 p.m. Free. Author of the recent book “Blessed Is The Flame” is coming to Evergreen to facilitate a workshop and discussion about the relation between nihilism and resistance. The event will look at examples of the often forgotten, and largely unsuccessful, instances of resistance and struggle within Nazi concentration camps to ask the question, “What does it take to resist in absolutely futile and overwhelming situations?” Blessed is the Flame author argues that, “Within each of these mostly overlooked stories we can find a simmering spirit of anarcho-nihilism, a tendency that challenges us to translate our feelings of hopelessness into wild and joyous forms of attack.” This not to find an optimistic spin for terrible situations but to ground our continued struggles in something stronger than o...

 
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By Sylvie Chace The evening of May 1 brought with it broken glass and clashes with the police, a time-honored tradition in the Northwest. Nine were arrested after the march, which police dubbed ‘a riot’, snaked through downtown, blocking traffic and damaging some property. A little after 6 p.m. demonstrators, mostly wearing black and covering their faces, began to gather on Fourth and Capitol. They had a sound system playing pop music and passed out snacks, standing around and chatting, til the crowd began to get restless and around 7 p.m. with a gush of black smoke they took to the streets. The group marched down Fourth Avenue, carrying signs reading “Become Ungovernable,” “Fuck Nationalism,” and “Against the Port and its World” referring to the Port of Olympia which has recently come under fire for its shipment of fracking proppants to North Dakota. The crowd came to a stop at Fourth and Jefferson where the train tracks from...

 
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By Jasmine Kozak-Gilroy On January 11, 2016, the new Evergreen chief of police, Stacy Brown, was set to be sworn in. Brown, who graduated from the college in 2006, was hired out of the Lewis County Deputy’s office where she had been working for 20 years, the last seven of which she spent as the chief deputy of Special Services. On the afternoon the administration planned to hold a welcome reception for Chief Brown, minutes before the program was set to begin, students took the microphone and created a loud disruption so the event could not go forward. Along with air horn like noise makers, students yelled “Fuck the Police!” and “Death to Pigs”. When it seemed clear that the students were not going to quiet down or surrender the microphone and podium, Evergreen president George Bridges, chief of police Stacy Brown, and the other members of the administration putting on the event left and the reception was effectively cancelled. In a...

 
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By Felix Chrome Nationally and locally January 20 seems to have the potential to be a wild, action filled day, with a wide variety of events planned. There have been calls for protests and demonstrations of various forms to take place across the country on inauguration day, many using the moniker #DisruptJ20. Olympia has a somewhat confusing tangle of events planned, however in our small town it’s likely these will merge into a general atmosphere of protest, with loosely affiliated groups participating in differing actions simultaneously. There is a general strike called for the day, with many posters emblazoned with slogans such as “Nobody Works. Nothing Moves.” “Everything stops. No work. No School. No Cops. No Trump.” and “Sabotage the machinery of the state before fascists seize it” spotted on campus and around town. At 9 a.m. on Jan. 20 there is a youth-led rally against Trump at the state capitol, near 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW....

 
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By Sara Fabian Running parallel with activities at Evergreen’s Orientation Week, Disorientation Week is an extravaganza filled with a series of events that stand in opposition to common administration narratives. Organized by The Black Cottonwood Collective, an anti-authoritarian student group at Evergreen, their goal is to provide desired resources and events for the Evergreen community. Organizers in years past have made great strides in providing incoming students with more radical perspectives on what is happening in Olympia. As Evergreen puts together a comprehensive schedule of lectures and activities to “orient” students to campus. DisOrientation Week is a series of workshops, games, discussions and activities to give alternatives to the school orientation. This is an effort to provide a space for everyone (not just students) to meet one another, share politics and events, and build strong, healthy bonds. Many of t...