Urooj Rahman was a legal aid lawyer from New York who was arrested on the first night of the uprising in Brooklyn and accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD van. She has just started her jail term.
On October 12, 1996, in the Zocalo of the Capital in front of thousands of people, a tiny woman with a giant heart, bright eyes and a sincere gaze, dressed in a white Tsotsil huipil with red embroidery and with her face covered by a balaclava, took the microphone and pronounced an important message: “I am Comandante Ramona, of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. I am the first of many steps of the Zapatistas to Mexico City and to everywhere in in Mexico. We hope that you will all walk with us.”
Communique sent to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest:
In the early hours of January 25th, the New York City office of Alta Vista, a subsidiary of Cop City collaborator Atlas Technical Consultants, was attacked in revenge for the killing of a beautiful queer Afro-Indigenous revolutionary some of us knew by the name Tortuguita. Alta Vista’s glass lobby doors got smashed—we hear for the second time—and messages were left in spray paint: Avenge Tort, Stop Cop City
In response to the murders of Tyre Nichols and Tortuguita by fascist pigs, militants from occupied Dakota / Lakota / Anishinaabe land—called minneapolis—attacked two banks on the south side. US bank and Wells Fargo were chosen due to their funding of “cop city” in the weelaunee forest.
On Sunday January 22nd in Berlin, Germany a group of anarchists and comrades from different parts of the world came together to grieve the death of Tort, an indigenous comrade who was killed at the hands of the Atlanta police on Wednesday. A beautiful human who didn’t have to die, but did so fighting for us. Continue reading “Rest in Power, Tort. Love from Berlin”