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Rififi Bloomington

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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.

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 Party). The organizers of the vigil hoped to recuperate the tragedy of...

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 Corrections headquarters, 302 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis Phone Zap: Any time on Friday,...

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 into leaving the park, and preventing food sharing and basic habitation of the...

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 Murray, author of The Bell Curve, would arrive at Indiana University that...

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 Access Pipeline (DAPL). DAPL is being built to carry crude oil from North Dakota...

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 ongoing torture of inmates in disciplinary segregation at WVCF! More information below.* Richard Brown: (812)...

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 using a toy gun. He was set to be released from jail in late...

“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 referencing, but prisoners in Texas are currently on strike.