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Resistance to kerry
by wacko makhno Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 at 3:17 PM

Decentralized direct action at Kerry-Edwards CMU visit

From liberal-infested Carnegie Mellon University,

At approximately 6:45 pm, as Kerry was taking the stage at Carnegie Mellon, we, a small anarchist affinity group, unveiled a banner from Carnegie Mellon's baker hall.

We were able to secure a location within the office of faculty psychology professors, and the banner was deployed. The banner read:


The banner was deployed but unfortunately the owners of the office returned and only a couple minutes after the deployment- enough time for the affinity group to exit the building and see their work- the banner was removed, presumably by the "owner" of the office.

Pigs were seen shortly after. Our comrades have made it out safely. May this serve as inspiration for other groups looking to throw a wrench in the war machine that is the capitalist imperialist Republicrat ruling regime.


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How unique of you
by Chris Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at 8:03 PM

Maturity, intellect, and good old fashion invasion. The modern values of Anarchists. By Anarchists I mean lonely kids who wear a lot of black, and vow to disassemble evil regimes like Starbucks, while they wear their Dickies-brand clothing. I am not referring to the philosophical anarchists, which is to say the peaceful class of individuals who believe that ideally people shouldn't need a government.

Now, anarchy. Would it really work with Americans like Bush even existing? Are you trusting of the average American? Do you believe the average American is thoughtful enough to not require babysitting?

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how unique of you chris
by Alex Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at 10:05 AM


Your generalizations and denigration of people is not productive and is quite simply repeating a bunch of common and incorrect stereotypes. Saying things like people who wear black are lonely is simply pathetic. Seriously, you need to step back and take a look at your assumptions about fellow human beings. Maybe if you got to know some of the people who wear black at protests you wouldn't have the uninformed opinions you do. If you provide an email I would be more then happy to contact you and have a personal discussion about these kinds of issues.

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some context for Chris
by Danny P Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at 12:09 PM

Chris, it should be noted that there was a no signs policy at the Kerry rally, so the only way for the affinity group to get a message out there was to do an action like a banner drop.

Sure, the rhetoric in this post is thick, but the content is rather on-point. A banner drop letting folks at the Kerry rally know that Kerry won't stop the war, and urging people to take action in their own lives to stop the war. What's the problem?

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