Memorial Fund Launched: Help Us Honor Michael Israel, Fallen YPG Volunteer

15267785_975216882578022_1047916275088704879_nOn November 24th, 2016, beloved community organizer and committed antifascist Michael Israel was killed serving the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. Michael was from Motherlode California, and was on his second tour in Syria as part of an effort to fight fascist powers there, including ISIS- he planned on staying for several months as an international volunteer before returning home. He died alongside fellow international brigade member Anton Leschek and several Kurdish YPG defenders after being targeted by Turkish airstrikes in western Manbij. He was just 27 years old. Continue reading “Memorial Fund Launched: Help Us Honor Michael Israel, Fallen YPG Volunteer”

Supporting Each Other And Resisting State Repression

CAIR’s notorious anti-FBI poster. We love it.

It has now been five months since the events that unfolded on June 26th. Given the gravity of the situation, we must assume that the investigation is fully underway and prepare for repression accordingly. It is abundantly clear that during this aftermath period, we can expect to see law enforcement take its usual route of targeting and isolating individuals in an attempt to gain information to be used both to prosecute and for ongoing surveillance purposes. Continue reading “Supporting Each Other And Resisting State Repression”

Update: Supporting The Injured

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After the Neo-Nazi attacks at the Sacramento rally on June 26th, a support team was organized to raise money for the nine individuals who were hospitalized. The community came together to donate and spread the word, and we are happy to announce that we were able to raise over 20,000 dollars to help with the costs of surgery, hospital bills, physical therapy, and other necessary medical expenses. All nine individuals were supported through the recovery process and offered monetary assistance. They are currently all in stable condition, and are expected to make a full mental and physical recovery. Continue reading “Update: Supporting The Injured”