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Santa Cruz: ATMs Broken At Wells Fargo

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On July 21st all four ATMs were smashed at the River St Wells Fargo in Santa Cruz California.

This minor act of sabotage was committed in solidarity with all those kidnapped, detained, and deported in the United States.

Wells Fargo is one of the top five shareholders in the GEO Group, a private prison corporation that runs the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma Washington, where nearly 1000 people are imprisoned every day for the crime of being undocumented.

ICE is the foremost domestic terrorist organization in North America—this is not an exaggeration, the terror and panic sown by ICE raids in immigrant communities is unparalleled. ICE are the henchmen of Capital: a work force that can be constantly threatened with deportation and therefore brutally exploited is a major triumph for capitalism.

Wells Fargo is one of the major gears this relationship between Capital and the State. But even if Wells Fargo wasn't funding the GEO Group, some other bank would be. And even if banks weren't funding prisons, they would still be perpetuating the system that gives us no options other than to be exploited or go to jail. Like the government, the bank takes the "money" that represents your daily activity (work) and uses it to create conditions that further disempower and dispossess you, in a vicious cycle that grows worse and worse every day. Capital is the name for all the dead bodies and stolen lives of the past that are fuel for the machines that crush and grind the living. Refusal and non-participation is a good place to start, but it is necessary to actively destroy the system.

When la migra comes to our communities, we will fight back. When Capital offers wage slavery and imprisonment as the only two options, we will rebel.