Author: Rififi Bloomington
About Rififi Bloomington
It turns out South-Central Indiana isn’t such a placid spot after all. Cop racism provokes clashes in Evansville. Repression on the Secure Housing Unit leads to prisoner protests in Wabash Valley. When farmers and eco-anarchists organize against I-69, they are hounded and crushed. Close to home, the belt is being tightened with more and more restrictions on public benefits and the always-rising tuitions at IU and Ivy Tech, alongside enhanced police budgets to keep in line those who object.
These tensions are our starting point: not for an abstract politics, but a will to expose these violent contradictions, and to struggle within them. Rififi Bloomington will aggregate news and events from a variety of sources and tendencies, with the understanding that locally, we have a choice: to watch passively as the world’s rulers impose austerity and repression globally and at home, or to coordinate our struggles and take control of our lives.
Bloomington, IN: Solidarity with West Virginia Teachers on Strike
The following photo and short report was originally posted on Riffi, and we repost it below. This past week, we’ve felt stronger,... Read Full Article
Against the Democratic Co-optation of #Charlottesville
This is the body of a flyer (PDF: Charlottesville text) distributed at yesterday’s vigil, called by Indivisible Bloomington (a front for the Democratic... Read Full Article
August 11th: Actions in Solidarity with Indiana Prisoners
Demonstration in Indianapolis accompanied by solidarity phone zap, from SF Bay View and IDOC Watch. Demo: Friday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., outside the Indiana Department of... Read Full Article
Bloomington, IN: Community Picnic to Take Back People’s Park!
When: Sunday, June 18th at 4pm This week, Bloomington Police began to occupy People’s Park, heightening policing and surveillance, harassing community members... Read Full Article
Bloomington, IN: Banner for May Day
Banner dropped at Indiana University in Bloomington in support of May Day actions.
Bloomington, IN: Taking on Murray
In the early afternoon on April 11th, 2017, students chalked outside of Franklin Hall: “Pseudo-science advances one racist at a time.” Charles... Read Full Article
Bloomington: Solidarity Assembly and Action with Standing Rock
From Riffi Bloomington On Sunday, 30 October 2016, nearly 40 Bloomington community members gathered publicly to build solidarity in resistance to the Dakota... Read Full Article
Call-In to Stop Torture at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
From Riffi Bloomington Please call Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Superintendent Richard Brown and Indiana Department of Corrections Commissioner Bruce Lemmon to protest the... Read Full Article
Bloomington: Banners for Alton and Philando, Executed by Police
In Memory of Clinton “Boo” Gilkie, A Premature Death
From Riffi Download Flyer Here Clinton “Boo” Gilkie was held in the Monroe County Jail since he was 16 after a failed robbery... Read Full Article
“End Prison Slavery” Banner
From Rififi Banner hanging over the 45/46 Bypass north of Bloomington. Not having received a statement, we can’t be sure what it’s... Read Full Article
Bloomington: Demo for Tamir Rice 12/29
From Rififi Within 24-hours of the announcement that the cops who murdered Tamir Rice would not be indicted, more than 50 people... Read Full Article
Banner drop in solidarity with anarchist prisoners
From Rififi Bloomington Received and posted: A banner was hung in Bloomington in response to the call for an international week of... Read Full Article
June 11th Round-up
This year, Bloomington held a week of activities leading up to June 11th: June 2: A benefit raised $350 for Eric King,... Read Full Article