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The NATO 3: Anarchist “Domestic Terrorists” in Chicago May 19, 2012

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Technology.

As always seems to happen at such events, some of the folks protesting NATO up in Chicago have been hit with serious charges. The authority allege that the NATO 3 planned to firebomb Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, Rahm Emanuel’s home, and the cops. The Chicago Sun-Times story investigates the background of the accused in great detail, going so far as to quote a super nasty internet post one supposedly made.

Needless to say, I don’t have a clue about the veracity of the media report or any knowledge of the accused.  I’m most interested in how the article intimates that they’re vicious criminals intent only on destruction. This is a classic anti-anarchist narrative; I recently presented a paper on the subject at the Queer (In)Security conference at UC Davis.

The threat of horrific sexual violence dredged up or invented by reporters bothers me more than the plot as described by the state. I don’t necessarily support such attacks and wouldn’t participate in them myself, but they’re a perfectly rational responses to the violence of the state – just look at what happens in Greece.

So solidarity to the NATO 3. Let’s get them out of the claws of the enemy.

Mad love to everyone protesting in Chicago today and tomorrow. ♥



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