As the local Friendly Fire group, we decided that we would cancel our prayer meeting in order to attend an action instead. As endorsers of the National Prison Strike, and as followers of Jesus, a revolutionary abolitionist, we felt that participating in this noise demo in solidarity with striking prisoners was important. The action as … Continue reading Noise Demo Reportback
I want to be forthright from the start. Old John Brown was a murderous thug. The fact is, he went looking for trouble when he moved to Kansas. Old John Brown was itching for a fight and the crackers in Missouri were tripping over one another in order to bring it to him. It is … Continue reading Privilege, Righteousness, and John Brown
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." The current #OccupyICEPHL encampment was founded after the City Hall occupation was evicted by Mayor Kenney. This eviction notice came immediately following Kenney's announcement that the city would not renew the PARS … Continue reading Philadelphia People of Faith, You Can Be a Witness Now
Found on #OccupyICEPHL's facebook. For more information on the newest camp, check out this other update from #OccupyICEPHL. Hey the city of philadelphia is targeting camp as a homeless encampment instead of what it actually is: a political movement and gathering space! Come help support us tonight and tomorrow morning against this infringement on our … Continue reading Newest #OccupyICEPHL Camp Facing Eviction
Found on facebook While we celebrate the announcement that the City of Philadelphia will not renew its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which allows the federal agency to access the city's PARS real-time arrest database, we must point out that the contract is still in effect until August 31st. After complying with the … Continue reading Statement from #OccupyICEPHL
This text belongs to a new zine that speaks to the current#OccupyICEPHL movement. This was not written by a Friendly Fire member. Something incredible is happening at OccupyICE Philadelphia right now. The encampment, which is in its third week at city hall, is developing in a truly revolutionary direction. Yesterday a crew of unhoused folks … Continue reading This Movement is Not Ours, it’s Everybody’s! A message to “the activists” about Occupy ICE Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 24th Open Mic Night 6PM - 8PM Hey y'all, we're having a lil OPEN MIC AGAINST CLOSED BORDERS, so bring out your guitar or uke or flute and play some diddies for the frontline! Poetry, comedy, music, etc, are all welcome. Sign up for open mic performers by 6PM! Facebook event page Thursday, … Continue reading Events at #OccupyICEPHL this week!