riot. loot

Differentiating between protesters and rioters is “good-protester versus bad-protester” bullshit. It is an extension of the “peaceful protester” myth and is a mechanism of self-policing. The state and capitalist elite want you to feverishly believe in the idea of peaceful protests because it erases the unrelenting violence of capitalism and the state. Their idea of “peace” is more accurately defined as the unabated continuation and invisiblization of their own violence. By sanctioning only state endorsed methods of resistance you help do the work of policing militancy FOR THE POLICE. 

Ok so…I know many people won’t care, but I have to say this:

I’m getting scared.
I live in México, and the government has recently increased the prices of oil/gasoline by 20% (which is a big big problem), and because of that, there have been riots, people are looting stores (there are many people who believe, me included, that some of these people are send by the government..I mean, it’s not the first time they would do something like that).
There are gas stations that were taken and closed so they can’t sell (some in a non-violent way), there are highways that were closed by protesters (or whatever they’re called) and right now stores are being closed because people are afraid, the grenadiers are fighting people in the streets, there are people being robbed in the streets (more than other times), media is censoring a lot of things happening here….
Right now, where I live, nothing has happened (and I’m grateful for that) but the gas station that is like, 15 minutes away from my house. was closed yesterday by these people protesting.
There’s a lot of violence here in Mexico right now, more than before, and we can’t trust anyone (the government, the police) to solve what is happening.

As I write this, the police are telling people not to get out of their houses…this is messed up.

A friend of mine wrote this on Facebook today & I couldn't agree more

“The right to peaceably assemble is a cherished right in this nation. You don’t like the outcome of an election? Fine. Go protest legally and lawfully.
When you start burning businesses, blocking roads so people cannot go to work or school, and attacking police, you are now a criminal and quite frankly a moron. A nation of 300,000,000 does not change the outcome of an election because of violence performed by a few thousand people. It makes the point of those who voted against your candidate.
Looting, rioting and yelling “F Donald Trump” is not going to overturn an election nor should it. If people had acted like this when Obama was elected, it would have been horrifying, infantile and stupid.

Grow up people. DO something legally that may change the outcome of the next election if you don’t like this one. Remember if your candidate won, close to 50% of the country would feel the way you do today. What would you think of them if they did what you are doing now?

You don’t need a comfort dog to go to work or class. You’re a grown ass American and people your age or younger stormed the beaches of Normandy to free France from real Nazis.

Be the person who deserves the liberty you were born with.

Giddy up”

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Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game

A cooperative board game of revolutionary strategy, hidden agendas & 21st century urban rebellion

In Bloc by Bloc players join a movement that is struggling to liberate a randomly generated city that changes every game. Each player controls a faction of revolutionaries fighting back against the authorities. The factions must cooperate to defeat their common enemy while carefully balancing individual secret agendas. Build barricades, clash with riot cops, loot shopping centers, defend liberated zones, and occupy the city before time runs out and the military arrives!

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ALL POWER TO THE BLOCS

Espirito Santo has just experienced a real life Purge and it is getting little to no news coverage. The police went on strike in the state Saturday which has lead to rioting, looting, murder, and rape with no consequences over the past few days. At least 50 people have been murdered and they were just left in the streets. The army is finally arriving now to try to start restoring order but it will take awhile to get the state back on track. 

>Cop kills black man

>Riots and looting ensues, whether or not the kill was justified

>Cities are badly damaged and businesses are destroyed

>Some try to justify the riots as ***the cry of oppression***

>Poor discussion and a lack of understanding on both sides goes on

>String of the above events bring out the legit racism in some people

>Wash, Rinse, and Repeat

Phone Call | Jessica & Liss

@redheadliss

Jessica’s police scanner app woke her far earlier than she was used to. She glared at the clock, then down at her phone. There were hundreds of incidents pouring in, reports of looting, rioting, protests, Strike Force movements – in short, panic.

One word caught her attention through the chaos. Attilan. Why was it so goddamn familiar? She racked her brain and it landed on a certain redheaded painter. 

She punched in the number, then moved towards her window. “Liss,” she said casually when the other woman picked up. She pulled back her blinds, staring at the distant shape. “Why is your magical, floating, sometimes invisible city in the Hudson river?” 

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Baltimore is in a state of unrest tonight, with rioting and looting breaking out after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the man who suffered a severed spine in police custody and died this month. We’re covering the events live here.

1st photo: Baltimore police form a perimeter around a CVS store that was looted and burned. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
2nd photo: A youth who has washed pepper spray from his eyes walks near a building that caught fire. Credit: Michael Reynolds / European Pressphoto Agency
3rd photo: A man has his eyes cleaned after getting pepper spray in them. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
4th photo: A man shouts for calm as protesters face off with police as the CVS burns. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
5th photo: Police move a protester back. Credit: Matt Rourke / Associated Press
6th photo: Police fire tear gas canisters as protests move along Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
7th photo: A police vehicle burns. Credit: Jerry Jackson / Associated Press

I’m not sure where to even start with this one

1) BLM is a peaceful protest/activist group, almost the exact opposite of a terrorist organization.

2) Referring to people as animals (not just black people are involved in the movement mind you although I’m assuming he’s referring strictly to black people because you know, racist.)

3) Implying that the people involved in rioting and looting are members of the movement or associated with it, associating every black persons act with the movement is irrational and childish, at best.

4) Where are white people asking for military intervention when white people burn a city down because their favorite sports team lost? Who knows. 

Oh and before I forget,

5) Fuck you @blaborer