Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Central Valley Class Rage

So, the former Modesto police chief has left his cushy $150,000 plus job for a $200,000 plus job as Turlock's City Manager. Keep in mind, they are doing this as they are closing down homeless shelters and laying off city workers. Plus, Wasden will get a car and cell phone allowance. All this is not lost on people in the valley, check out some of the comments on their for proof that all hope is not lost.

View article and comments here.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Speaking Event at Bound Together Bookstore May 30th

Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore
1369 Haight Street (near Masonic)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(bus lines 71, 6, 43, 33, 37 nearby).

All donations go towards Modesto Anarcho projects. Copies of Modesto Anarcho, Antioch Arrow, and other publications will be on hand.

Speakers will discuss ongoing anarchist activity in Modesto and Antioch; two working class cities in the Central Valley and the Far East Bay. Presenters will discuss how the recession and the housing crisis effect their organizing. They contend that the subcultural activist anarchist subculture is getting us nowhere, and must be left behind for a revolutionary proletarian movement to be created.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Valley Proles Be Crazy

Merced is located about 30 minutes south of Modesto. Along with Modesto and Stockton, probably one of the most impoverished and fucked up places in the Central Valley.

Man arrested after throwing rocks at police station

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was seen throwing rocks at the Merced Police Department's north area substation at Loughborough Drive and R Street.

The man, whose name was not available at the Sun-Star's deadline, broke several windows at the substation before Sgt. Bob Chapman arrested him.

One employee's desk is located right behind a window smashed by one of the rocks.
rock thrower

"She didn't know if someone was shooting at the facility or throwing rocks," said Chapman, who rushed to the door when he heard her screams. Chapman said he drew his gun when he confronted the man.

"As soon as I exited the doors, I drew down because I didn't know if he had a gun. As soon as I came outside I saw that he had rocks in his right hand and a pole in his left hand, and he was winding up to throw another rock."

Chapman told the man to get on his knees and arrested him.

"He said he didn't really have a reason for doing it, he just did it," Chapman said.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vengeance Updates for May

This has been a busy fucking month for me. You better believe it. As the pressures of work, work, and one college class take their toll, as well as the constant hum of activity which is the 209 anarchist community, I am pretty fucking tired. I want to go into summer hibernation or something and just relax for a bit. But, in the past couple days I've felt a surge of energy for a couple new projects that I want to let people know about so they can hopefully get stuck into as well.

So firstly, Modesto Anarcho #11 is going to drop like any day now. The zine is actually finished, we just have to get that shit up online. Also, my speaking dates have gone pretty well so far. The Alexander Berrkman Social Club went off without a hitch, and despite the fact that they provided me beer while I was talking I still think I rocked that shit. My workshop with someone involved with Antioch Arrow Crew in Santa Cruz went well. Modesto Anarcho Crew provided a banner for the space which read "We've Come For Your Trust Funds," however, we have yet to receive payment. Show MAC not REI some love, kids. Fuck.

So what have I got cooking? Well, the first off is some new poetry stuff that I've been working on. I put out one called 'Heartless' a while ago, but it was never posted up online or anything, just given to a few friends. I have some new ideas in my head that I want to get down, and if I like them I'll try and get that thing out into the world. I want to go more towards flows and rhymes with some new stuff, almost more like songs. But anyway, we'll see.

Next thing is I'm actually going to make some t-shirts. If people are into them, they can get them, and I'll make more. I mostly just want one for myself. These aren't going to say vengeance on them or any of that dumb crap, but they will be true to my form and be tight.

Lastily, I'm going to start working on Vengeance #3 soon. If you haven't sent me anything and if you still want to, now is the time. Hit me the fuck up.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Blog from American Anarchist in Greece