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Fuck The Police Friday
Date Friday December 19
Time 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
14th & Broadway, Oakland
Event Type Protest
After weeks of revolt and repression, come together again this Friday to say "Fuck The Police!"

Friday 7pm
14th & Broadway
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 17th, 2014 2:15 PM

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by Cindy
Wednesday Dec 17th, 2014 11:59 PM
I've no idea who or what group(s) are organizing this, but three suggestions:
1. Make it explicit that FTP relates to killer cops and white supremacy #Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter
2. Make a Facebook events page, so this can be shared and promoted more widely
3. Make sure that NLG folks and others know it's happening

by uh, not so fast
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 12:19 AM
Not bad suggestions overall, but "make a facebook" page is dead wrong. Facebook is the biggest cop honeypot of all time. They have an entire department dedicated to obliging law enforcement requests for information on users, their friends, their friend's friends, what they are all doing online at any given time, and so forth. People should basically assume that everything they do on Facebook is being watched by cops and, much worse, that Facebook is readily handing over the identity of its users not only to any corporation willing to pay the price but to police of all stripes for no cost whatsoever. Seems kind of risky to announce to pigs everywhere, "hey, here I am, the person who called an FTP action."

Only on a handful of sites like Indybay is true anonymous publishing possible. Even then certain precautions should be taken depending on subject matter.

More anti-facebook:

The Riot is 1 Night but Metadata Lasts Forever (poster on security)

Pamphlet Guide to Revolution in Egypt: How to Protest Intelligently

Why you should use Riseup
by miles
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 9:07 AM
Sorry, Cindy, but FTP predates Ferguson. It's not about killer cops or white supremacy, but abolition of police. That is, regardless of whether cops kill or whether white supremacy is among the primary reasons for the police to exist, the fact that there are police is enough of a reason to abolish them. Calling for an end to the police is a much more radical stance than merely pointing out that cops kill people of color far more often than they kill white people. People who say FTP are saying that we don't want cops to kill anybody because we don't want to be policed. We want to abolish white supremacy through wanting to abolish the main public face of it.
by hute
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 3:21 PM
not only is fb being monitored but also every website on the net. courtesy of your friends...the honorable NSA and boys in blue.
by hute
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 3:24 PM
by Thumbs down
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 4:00 PM
Cindy is way-big into Facebook because this is the venue in which most of her fiery oppositional activity takes place. Virtual reality isn't reality-reality. And reality-reality is not her thang.
by -A-
Thursday Dec 18th, 2014 9:52 PM
maybe people would be less interested in facebook events if it wasn't rather important to getting people to show up to anything these days. moral of the story: you have to make facebook irrelevant by building better networks, not attacking the people who still use shitty networks because we have to to get things done.
by hute
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 12:15 AM
Sure. There are secret coded internets out there but they get discovered eventually and get taken down and another one pops up in its place. Good way to do illegal business and not be recorded and good way to carry out anything illegal for that matter if you really want to go all high tech n shit.

And there is always the text alert system for emergency direct action where, when how what to do etc etc. For those who want to be alerted to come support an emergency action or just be alerted for an up coming action in order to set a date aside on your calendar. Being organized gets the goods whether the iron is hot or not. That iron can glow as hot as the sun if not more depending on the organizers and the go lucky go getter.
by @
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 4:12 AM
When the police declare an unlawful assembly, don't stand within arms reach and turn your back on them. Try not to fall behind the group. Stick tight with the group and you won't get arrested. Don't let cop tactics scare you and always be ready for anything. FTP!
by yet another anon. person
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 9:46 AM
The preoccupations on display here are those of people in a tiny sector of activity that goes unnoticed and ignored by a high ninety percent of the populace -- unnoticed and ignored by nearly one hundred percent of those who have nothing to lose but their pains -- and that's everyone who is exploited and dispossessed in the contemporary US.

Having more well-planned or dramatic events isn't the question. The question is how a completely different kind of activity, rooted among the vast majority of people who never attend small marginal actions can take off. It's possible that small groups of dedicated and daring individuals may be able to help jump start this. But one more or ten more or fifty more little Bay Area smashy-smashy demos aren't doing it. This stuff is not going anywhere. It's time to retool.
by WeCopwatch
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 11:14 AM
Streamers and Tweeters. You kill actions by giving information to the police.
Be mindful of more than your intentions.
Consider the real consequences you bring on people when you place your loyalty to your viewership, and not the people you claim to be standing with.
by Expand our outreach
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 11:33 AM
In 12 days it will be the 3 rd anniversity of the Police shooting of Anthony Banta Jr . He was a 21 yrs old hairdresser shot multiple time by 5 Walnut creek cops on Jan. 1 2013 . The cop story was that this very small (125 lbs ) charged five much larger heavily armed police with a butcher knife . Witnesses say otherwise . The family has filed a 16 million dollar Federal Law suit .
One difference between this and other shootings is that Banta w Italian -American not Black or Latino.
I think that's a reason that some narrow minded Radicals haven't taken up his case . maybe it conflicts with their line that Police are only dangerous to non whites. Not so. these thugs are dangerous in many circumstances.
I'm all for it!
by Expand our outreach
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 5:06 PM
There's no doubt that MOST of those targeted by Cops are Black and Latino. Most . But there's also no doubt that cops will also harass, frameup, beat and sometimes murder those of European descent . Remember the near murder of Scott Olsen ?
Those who see everything from the prism of race are making a mistake .The Cops main job is keeping ''Law and Order'' so that Capitalism has a safe secure environment to make it's super profits .
Anyone who thinks that the police would hesitate to repress someone out of sense of '' White Solidarity '' are ignorant of the class reality of our society .
by 'Internationale Situationiste,' March 1966
Friday Dec 19th, 2014 7:15 PM
"The Los Angeles rebellion was a rebellion against the commodity, against the world of the commodity in which worker-consumers are hierarchically subordinated to commodity standards. Like the young delinquents of all the advanced countries, but more radically because they are part of a class without a future, a sector of the proletariat unable to believe in any significant chance of integration or promotion, the Los Angeles blacks take modern capitalist propaganda, its publicity of abundance, literally. They want to possess now all the objects shown and abstractly accessible, because they want to use them. In this way they are challenging their exchange-value, the commodity reality which molds them and marshals them to its own ends, and which has preselected everything. Through theft and gift they rediscover a use that immediately refutes the oppressive rationality of the commodity, revealing its relations and even its production to be arbitrary and unnecessary. The looting of the Watts district was the most direct realization of the distorted principle: “To each according to their false needs” — needs determined and produced by the economic system which the very act of looting rejects. But once the vaunted abundance is taken at face value and directly seized, instead of being eternally pursued in the rat-race of alienated labor and increasing unmet social needs, real desires begin to be expressed in festive celebration, in playful self-assertion, in the potlatch of destruction. People who destroy commodities show their human superiority over commodities. They stop submitting to the arbitrary forms that distortedly reflect their real needs. The flames of Watts consummated the system of consumption. The theft of large refrigerators by people with no electricity, or with their electricity cut off, is the best image of the lie of affluence transformed into a truth in play. Once it is no longer bought, the commodity lies open to criticism and alteration, whatever particular form it may take. Only when it is paid for with money is it respected as an admirable fetish, as a symbol of status within the world of survival.

Looting is a natural response to the unnatural and inhuman society of commodity abundance. It instantly undermines the commodity as such, and it also exposes what the commodity ultimately implies: the army, the police and the other specialized detachments of the state’s monopoly of armed violence. What is a policeman? He is the active servant of the commodity, the man in complete submission to the commodity, whose job it is to ensure that a given product of human labor remains a commodity, with the magical property of having to be paid for, instead of becoming a mere refrigerator or rifle — a passive, inanimate object, subject to anyone who comes along to make use of it. In rejecting the humiliation of being subject to police, the blacks are at the same time rejecting the humiliation of being subject to commodities. The Watts youth, having no future in market terms, grasped another quality of the present, and that quality was so incontestable and irresistible that it drew in the whole population — women, children, and even sociologists who happened to be on the scene. Bobbi Hollon, a young black sociologist of the neighborhood, had this to say to the Herald Tribune in October: “Before, people were ashamed to say they came from Watts. They’d mumble it. Now they say it with pride. Boys who used to go around with their shirts open to the waist, and who’d have cut you to pieces in half a second, showed up here every morning at seven o’clock to organize the distribution of food. Of course, it’s no use pretending that food wasn’t looted.... All that Christian blah has been used too long against blacks. These people could loot for ten years and they wouldn’t get back half the money those stores have stolen from them over all these years..."
by MO
Saturday Dec 27th, 2014 12:33 PM
If your gonna write about him... please get your days right.
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