Graffiti

For some, graffiti is an attempt to break the separation between an impersonal urban landscape and the vibrancy of life. It is a very literal assertion of the value of creativity over the sanctity of property, a visual declaration of the will to live. Politicians, from positions of unchecked power, simplistically assert that graffiti is “wrong”. They attempt to coerce their constituency into assimilating their morality, as if “right” and “wrong” really are objective terms. For writers, the world isn't so black and white. Why, asks the writer, can’t the dead walls of our city become the canvases of our aspirations?

Louisville’s Open Season on Symbols of White Supremacy

The following communique was anonymously sent to It's Going Down, which we reprint here. Screenshot from KY StandardIt reads:May 18th, 2019 - Louisville, KY For the past couple of weeks, states all along the south officially...

Monument Defaced with Graffiti Reading “Built By Enslaved Labor” in Vermont

The following report and photo was sent to It's Going Down anonymously which we reprint below. It reads:Last week, some friends redecorated a monument built by enslaved labor - the Retreat Tower in Brattleboro...

Happy Birthday, Minnesota?

The following anonymous report was originally sent to and published on Conflict Minnesota. On May 11th, 1858, Minnesota became an official member of the United States of colonization. On this weekend of “celebration” in...

Jewish Antifascists Deface Fascist Monuments in NYC, Worldwide, in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

The following action report was anonymously sent to It's Going Down. NEW YORK, NY – In the early hours of the morning on Monday, January 28, a group of Jewish antifascists from across the...

Jackson, MS: Statement on “Redecoration” Against Police Terrorism

The following report and photo was anonymously sent to It's Going Down. As the neoliberal establishment works diligently to fashion Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba as a radical criminal justice reformer, the police state in...

Toronto: No Pipelines, No Police; Unist’ot’en Solidarity Mural

The following photo and short report was anonymously sent to It's Going Down. Following the RCMP raid on the Unist'ot'en camp on January 8, a couple of us in Toronto painted a piece in...

Milwaukee, WI: #Vaughn17 Solidarity

The following short report and photo was submitted anonymously to It's Going Down. In solidarity with the Vaughn17, some anarchists painted stencils (reading "DROP THE CHARGES: VAUGHN17" and "FIRE TO THE PRISONS: VAUGHN17") as...

Portland, OR: PSU Campus Spray Painted in Memorial of Those Slain by Police

The following communique was anonymously submitted to It's Going Down, which we print below. It reads:On the weekend of 12/22, right before the imperialist christian holiday of Christmas, Portland anarchists descended on the well-maintained Portland...

Portland, OR: Bash Back Against PSU’s Violent Killing Spree

The following communique was anonymously sent to It's Going Down, which we print below. It reads:On 11/22, four PSU campus security officers approached Richard Barry as he was running through the street crying for help....

Grants Pass, OR: Graffiti in Solidarity with Migrants and Asylum Seekers

The following action report and photos was anonymously sent to It's Going Down. It reads:Several walls were graffitied in Grants Pass in solidarity with all the migrants and asylum seekers currently at the so-called...