Tag: CHAZ

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.

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

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.

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.

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 the invasion by over 100 cops. The mayor declared the area off-limits. In a related matter a day earlier, Mayor Jenny Durkan called for a city council investigation of Kshama Sawant, a socialist councilwoman and Black Lives Matter movement supporter. Durkan made clear that the

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.