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POLICE RAID NY ANARCHIST FILM-FEST COLLECTIVE

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2010

For Immediate Release
for more info contact  announce@nyanarchistfilmfest.org


Yesterday, April 13 in Brooklyn NY, the NYPD entered without a warrant 13
Thames Art Space, a Bushwick based art and performance space where members
of the Independent Anarchist Media (I AM) Collective have been organizing
the Fourth Annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival in honor of Brad Will
( http://www.nyanarchistfilmfest.org)

Two plainclothes detectives entered first, followed quickly by a
Lieutenant and vans full of blue shirt officers. After corralling
everyone
present in the back room, they searched the space and detained and
arrested
two members of the collective.

The I AM collective was preparing for the NYC Anarchist Film Festival, a
showcase of resistance movements and insurrectionary events from around
the
world presented from an anarchist and anti-authoritarian perspective.

The I AM collective issued the following statement following the raid:

"regardless of these attacks, the film festival will happen as planned on
Friday April 16, 2010 at Judson Memorial Church. The voice of
decentralized creative communities will not be silenced by police
repression. They cannot stop us with illegal raids and targeted
harassment, because we are everywhere."

Video of the raid can be found here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeJAo4f803k