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Insurrection Starts at Home: Kevin Van Meter on Everyday Resistance

All revolutions start as the basic refusal of an oppressed person to follow along with the rules of their own subservience. The autonomous Marxist tradition breaks from many understanding of economics and history to...

Commune Against Civilization #4: Nothing is Over

Dispatches from an uninvited guest on COAST SALISH TERRITORY, SQUAXIN AND NISQUALLY LAND What follows is not an official position of the many-headed hydra of the Olympia Blockade. All the reasons for making a revolution are there....

Medford, OR: Train Stopped In Solidarity with the Olympia Train Blockade

The following anonymous communique was submitted to Puget Sound Anarchists, and claims that individuals in solidarity with the #OlympiaBlockade took the following actions. For more solidarity actions, go here. From Puget Sound Anarchists:  A few days ago, inspired by...

A Requiem for the Olympia Blockade

I didn’t see it until 8:30 in the morning, while shirking my duties and privileges as a college student to pay attention in class. Dark, blurry videos and photos populated Oly Stand’s Twitter, posted...

Olympia Stand Blockade Raided on the Twelfth Day

"the police raid was accompanied by officers in full riot gear and an MRAP, an armored vehicle used by the U.S. military..." On the morning of Wednesday November 29th, 2017, at approximately 5:30 AM, a...

Autonomous, not Atomized: Reflections on the Port of Olympia Blockade

disclaimer: this statement, as with every other statement released by accomplices within the olympia stand, does not represent the views of the blockade as a whole. the ideologies, intentions and identities that constitute our...

The Olympia Communard, Issue #1

Eleven days on, the blockade of fracking proppants at the Olympia Port holds strong. The blockade has grown from a makeshift barricade of pallets and tarps to a large encampment, complete with barrel fires, tents,...

Olympia Commune Raided by Police

This is a breaking story. Check @Olystand and Puget Sound Anarchists for updates.  Starting at five this morning, the Olympia commune that has been blockading the railroad tracks leading into the port for the past twelve days...

Commune Against Civilization #3: The Encampment Grows

Dispatches from an uninvited guest on COAST SALISH TERRITORY, SQUAXIN AND NISQUALLY LAND “In the winter of 1846, Levi Smith and Edmund Sylvester arrived at the Bus-chut-hwud village (centered at today’s 4th Avenue and Columbia...

To the J20 Defendants, With Love from Southern Oregon

In so-called Southern Oregon, graffiti was done by anarchists in support of our friends and comrades facing charges from Disrupt J20 in DC. It reads "Not One Black Stick, Not one Comrade in Jail...