vehicles belonging to the police. One was a sheriff van parked in
front of the courthouse on Main st, located south of Powell st.
The other was a police cruiser parked on the south-east corner of Main
and Hastings st, it was empty because the pigs were in the middle of
conducting an arrest.
That afternoon's gossip in the downtown east side was one of sheer
happiness found in the shared appreciation of seeing a sheriff van
burn in front of the courthouse doors.
What bliss must have been felt by the people locked inside awaiting
their trials in that despicable house of injustice.
Those who live in the downtown east side struggle together daily to
survive beneath the booming development which continues to exclude
them to an existence of poverty and prison.
Along with the police and private security; the courts, sheriffs, and
judges continue to enforce the orderly and lawful circulation of
commodities and money with limitless social control.
Their complicity is present in the example of development, police
repression and prison. They should expect no less than burning
vehicles and creative expressions of our contempt.
We hope this act will spark communication and create new relationships
of collaboration in struggle.
Our choices move beyond run, hide and prison. There are endless
possibilities to be found in the conspiracy of attack.
We chose to act between the days of August 1st-7th because of the call
for solidarity by 500+ prisoners in German prisons and around Europe
who are on hunger strike. Our love is sent to the comrades who
continue to refuse the life of passivity and silence, inside and
outside the walls of prison. For the freedom of Amadeu Casellas Ramon,
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, Marcos Comenish, Jose Fernandez Delgado!
Freedom for all Prisoners!
May our willingness to revolt spread our crimes of passion through
their quiet cities and into the solitude of prison! We are bound to
annihilate their prison-world!"