Call to Action for tomorrow morning: A PHA (Philadelphia Housing Authority) property that people have been squatting is going to be evicted tomorrow morning, likely around 9am. The people living in there are homeless activists from the former Occupy ICE encampment. All the neighbors are in full support of their residency at this building and … Continue reading IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION: Support #OccupyICEPHL Activists on 8/30
from It’s Going Down A call for an anti-authoritarian bloc at an upcoming mass mobilization against a ‘Blue Live Matter’ march in Philadelphia, PA. This Saturday, August 25th, fascists and authoritarians are hosting a Blue Lives Matter March in Philadelphia featuring local and state Republican candidates, including Scott Wagner, and various former law enforcement agents. … Continue reading Call for an Anti-Authoritarian Bloc in Mobilization Against ‘Blue Lives Matter’ March
When the Unite The Right rally gathered Last August in Charlottesville, they brought a reign of violence and terror with them. Hundreds of fascists openly declared their nazi convictions, mobs brutally beat people of color in the streets, and one nazi even murdered anti-racist organizer Heather Heyer. In a Democracy Now! interview following last year's … Continue reading Stop Hate Crimes at Unite the Right
"As the oppressed, fighting to be human, take away the oppressors power to dominate and suppress, they restore to the oppressors the humanity they had lost in the exercise of oppression." —Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed A noise demo from #OccupyICEPHL heard that Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Points USA, was in town getting … Continue reading Philly makes racists afraid again!
A crew from Friendly Fire, as well as other comrades, are making a trip down to D.C. for August 12th, where there will be Unite the Right 2. We are connecting to local faith organizers, hoping to provide a Christian anti-fascist witness. We need some help funding our trip, with the cost of travel, lodging, … Continue reading A12 Friendly Fire Travel Fund: Help us get to DC!
"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
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