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Portland Queers Take To The Streets Against Police

Dirty anarchists queers of Portland, OR, alongside other anarchists, have spent the last two nights in the streets exploring the rupture caused by the second murder by the Portland Police in as many months. We have been engaged in direct confrontation with the force of the police state while sharing our rage at our social conditions and the organized campaign of violence enacted upon our city by the armed enforcers of the Totality.
Dirty anarchists queers of Portland, OR, alongside other anarchists, have spent the last two nights in the streets exploring the rupture caused by the second murder by the Portland Police in as many months. We have been engaged in direct confrontation with the force of the police state while sharing our rage at our social conditions and the organized campaign of violence enacted upon our city by the armed enforcers of the Totality.
These murderous agents of the Totality have been impotent to silence or contain our rage. Through our rage, we strike out against Normalcy. Through shattering Normalcy, even if only in the moments of rupture, we become humyn. Through expressing our rage we learn to become social war.
We identify the police as a linchpin that maintains systems of domination. While we act from our own positionalities, and we recognize that those who are queer, those who are trans, those who are people of color, those who are poor, those who are houseless, and/or those who are labeled as mentally ill are the favorite targets of these state-sponsored murderers, all but a very privileged few are vulnerable to the not-so-tender attentions of the thugs with badges and guns.
In Portland, we express our rage at the murders of the houseless man gunned down on Monday, Aaron Campbell, and Kendra James. We express our rage at the daily targeting of queers by the Portland Police and the queerbashers they enable. We express our rage at the murder of Oscar Grant of Oakland, and the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos of Athens. We express our rage at all murders committed everywhere by police, we express our rage at the very existence of police.
We dirty queers of Portland express our solidarity with all those engaged in resistance against police everywhere, and request the solidarity of all dirty queers, everywhere. We request that all queers everywhere engage in resistance today and everyday against the police and the whole of the Totality. Every exploration of rupture, every act of solidarity inflames the rage in our hearts and gives us strength in struggle.
Solidarity means attack!

Other people who have been murdered by police locally 24.Mar.2010 12:29

Working Class Mama

Deonte Keller, James Jahar Perez, Jose Mejia Poot, Fouad Kaady, James Chasse, & I know there are many names that I was too young to memorize...

haha 24.Mar.2010 21:51

Johnny

The text on this page is great. It's like some kinda crazy video game story line. Creating original fiction from real life events.
Love it.

other anarchists 25.Mar.2010 02:12

not just

queer identified ones are dirty, we're all in this together, dirt-wads.

epidemic police violence and ongoing exonerations nurture the seeds of anarchy 25.Mar.2010 11:10

sleepers awake lonny_harner1@yahoo.com

This writer would argue that the cop on that street that by default becomes judge, jury and executioner is the result not only of a failure in training and leadership, but a deeper and more insidious dynamic. The apparent but unstated standard operating procedure of shoot first and ask questions later in Portland is the result a long history of insider traditions of the organizational "cults of power" dynamic. The failure of the legal system to hold the members of their cult responsible for crimes committed in the "line of duty" is a complex and fundamental test of democracy. To quote the social psychologist Stanley Migrim: "Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority." (1974) The point being that when within the institutions of the "cults of power" there are no sanctions for crimes against persons, but instead permission to act out of organizational power alone, the results are frequently disastrous. Chief Sizer expressed her disapointment when the citizens protested the latest act of murder by a cop. Is this ignorance alone or the arrogance of one born out of the "cults of power" herself? Lacking transparency, clearly self serving and protective, it is unlikely that Sizer has what it takes to alter the S.O.P i.e; standard operating procedure of shoot first and ask questions later dynamic endemic to the Portland Police. This arrogance will in fact nurture the seeds of anarchy which history has shown is emergent when those who are in power lack the capacity to protect justice and democracy.