Just about one year ago, after Tucson’s march in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, we put together a list of resources for people taking action against the police. Well, it looks like Tucson will be taking the street again in solidarity with folks resisting police violence all over the country. On Saturday, December 12th, at 6:30PM, people will be meeting at the Ronstandt Transit Center downtown for an action in solidarity with the unfolding struggles in Minneapolis, Chicago, and everywhere else that people are fighting back against the police and white supremacy. There’s a facebook event here, if that’s your thing.
So, here’s a revised version of the resource list we put out last year, with great tactical guides, thoughts on staying safe, and some more up-to-date writings on movements against police violence across the country. Versions for both reading and printing are provided when available. So, check them out, spread them around, and if you really want to get the word out, we can get free hard copies of zines and posters (including in larger quantities) to people in the Tucson area. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in that.
For a world without police, prisons, or borders,
Tucson Anarchist Black Cross
10 Points on the Black Bloc
This zine is a rough transcript of Harsha Walia’s defense of black bloc tactics during a debate following actions against the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Video of her half of the debate can be seen here.
Writings from Recent Anti-Police Struggles
Another Word for White Ally Is Coward (Print Version)
Reading version here.
What They Mean When They Say Peace & The Making of Outside Agitators (Print Version)
Reading version of What They Mean When They Say Peace here.
Reading Version of The Making of Outside Agitators here.
Historical Moments in Policing, Violence, and Resistance Series
The zines below are borrowed from http://project-nia.org/resources.php. There, you can also find tons more resources on policing, incarceration, and alternatives.
The Police Execution of Oscar Grant
by Olivia Perlow and Lakeesha J. Harris
Chicago’s Red Summer of 1919
by Elizabeth Dadabo
An (Abridged) History of Resisting Police Violence in Harlem
by Mariame Kaba
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