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Plain Words is a website that seeks to spread news and analyses of interest to anarchists, radicals, and others in struggle in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

Bloomington, IN: Plain Words #3

Plain Words is back with issue three, featuring news of resistance in Bloomington; report backs from efforts of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners, imprisoned anarchist comrade Eric King, and those arrested on the January 20th demonstrations against the...

Bloomington, IN: Noise Demo Against Social Cleansing

In the last week of June, dozens of houseless people were removed from Peoples Park and numerous other public spaces by the Bloomington Police Department. After evicting people who stayed at the park, the...

Solidarity from Bloomington with #DefendJ20 Defendants Facing Felony Charges

This past week, there have been initiatives taken in Bloomington and around the world for the Week of Solidarity with J20 Defendants. The J20 Defendants are 211 people arrested in DC during Trump’s Inauguration on January 20th, who...

Bloomington, IN: June 11th Report Back

In the month leading up to the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners, we set up two tables at Boxcar Books with an array of free...

An Introduction to the Affinity Group

From 1890’s Spain to present day Bloomington, anarchists of varying stripes organize ourselves and take action together in what’s called an “affinity group.” Central to anarchy is not only respect for autonomy, but the...

Plain Words #2

The second issue of Plain Words is here, featuring continued analysis of the poverty of social media and the internet, instructions on keeping yourself safe from enemy eyes, a look at the Aachen bank...

So What If They Did Rob the Banks?

In March of this year, an international call for solidarity during the week of April 17-23 was made for anarchists arrested for allegedly robbing banks in Aachen, Germany back in 2013 and 2014. The...

New Publication: Animal & Earth Liberation in Indiana, 2000-2003

The following is a collection of communiqués from the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in Indiana. We publish this simply to show that, even in pacified places like Bloomington, it...

Floodgates: The Urge to Obey, A Flight from Initiative, and Identity Politics

Traditional systems of authority are dead or dying. It matters increasingly less whether one identifies with their job, loves their country, kneels before God, or worries about tarnishing the family name. In the past,...

Plain Words #1 Drops in Bloomington, IN

The first issue of Plain Words is here! Plain Words is a website and publication that focuses on spreading news and developing analyses of struggles in and around Bloomington, Indiana. As anarchists, we approach these...