The House Always Wins: The State and Autonomism
Autonomism, as a strategy, is growing in popularity during this current moment of uprising. While an autonomist strategy can provide some important victories, it can never bring about true liberation because it misunderstands the nature of the state. We can neither reform the state nor work around it, so we must overthrow it.
Ezra BrainJuly 21, 2020
Seattle Police Shut Down CHOP
The movement for justice for George Floyd has suffered a setback. On Wednesday morning, July 1, Seattle Police, Bellevue Police, and the FBI moved in to clear out the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), the five to six-block area around the former East Precinct of the Seattle Police. At least 31 people were arrested during […]
Steve LeighJuly 2, 2020
The “Seattle Soviet”
With the revival of class struggle in the United States, where protesters in Seattle have taken over the streets and established a multi-block neighborhood Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) free of police, it is quite useful and important to remember the “Seattle Soviet” of 1919, when the Seattle working class rocked the world.
Ramón MoralesJune 28, 2020
“Welcome to the Free Capitol Hill”: Seattle Protesters Establish Autonomous Zone
After days of harsh police repression, Black Lives Matter protesters have taken control of the area immediately surrounding Seattle’s Eastern Precinct and declared it an ‘autonomous zone’.
Olivia WoodJune 10, 2020