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Vikki Law – Mask Magazine

Victoria Law, who goes by Vikki, is an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, a freelance writer, author, editor, and a mother. Vikki grew up in Flushing, Queens in the 80s and 90s, and at the age of 16, she was arrested for participating in an armed …

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Why Katie Yow Is Refusing A Grand Jury Order – Mask Magazine

(5 days ago) This new law was quickly put to work targeting anti-Vietnam War activists, black liberationists, and Puerto Rican Independentistas (as well as pretty much every other radical left wing movement in the 70s). It has been used most recently to target radical environmental and animal rights activists, and anarchists. Because of the secrecy

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Resistance that Grows – Mask Magazine

(3 days ago) This complicity often legitimizes itself by siding with the law, taking the law as something neutral when it’s not – it’s always a tool wielded by dominant forces of power. As Bree Newsom also astutely explained in a series of tweets , “White moderates are the folks who thought harboring a fugitive slave was wrong because it was

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Live Updates from the National Prisoner Strike

(4 days ago) Let's look at where the injustice is: the policy makers, law enforcement leadership who target people." September 25. 2:45PM EST: Alabama A message was released by Kinetik Justice from Free Alabama Movement: In March of this year, the Sun of Kinetik was accused of stabbing Warden Davenport at Holman prison in Alabama. He was then shipped to

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Police Officer Shoots His Own Car and Lies About It – Mask

(5 days ago) The town was then shut down for six hours as multiple law enforcement agencies searched for the mythological shooter. They later found out that the whole story was made-up and that Johnson had, in fact, shot his own car. He’s been fired and is now facing multiple charges. As to the motivation, cops claim they don’t know why Johnson did what

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Employees of the Month – Mask Magazine

(8 days ago) According to the chief of police, the worker said, “I am not serving law enforcement” and walked away. This McDonald’s employee, whose own son was in police custody at the time, taught the police brats a lesson or two about having it your way. Via KHOU – Anonymous Articles authored anonymously to protect the privacy of the authors.

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De-Arrests are Beautiful – Mask Magazine

(3 days ago) These simple actions show us that the law and the state are not supernatural forces, but relationships enforced at the hands of the police. That’s why we appreciate all the different ways people have figured out how to de-arrest each other. Check out these ten examples: 1. Play Tug-of-War with the Cops at a Demo

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Do Not Listen to Them – Mask Magazine

(3 days ago) On July 24, police announced that they would evict activists camping in Sol Square, Madrid against Spain’s anti-protest “gag law.” Meanwhile, pigs in Australia are seeking new, strict anti-protest laws after they found a gun on a bus full of right wingers heading to an anti-immigrant #ReclaimAustralia rally last week.

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SEO-in-Chief – Mask Magazine

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“It’s a Police State Mentality” — J20 and the Racist

(6 days ago) Conspiracy is the law’s perverse revenge against the group – against those who choose the rule of social ties over the rule of law. In September, Judge Leibovitz denied the defense’s motion to dismiss the conspiracy and riot charges.

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The Road, Again, Looking For Meaning and Finding Just a

(7 days ago) Justin Glawe is a journalist who covers crime and law enforcement for several publications. He lives in Chicago. JustinGlawe Back Issues. The Omega Issue Mar 2020 The Dream Issue Jul 2019 The Resolution Issue Apr 2019 The Greatest …

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The Madness Issue – Mask Magazine

(5 days ago) Constant harassment from law enforcement is always infuriating, but it can also have profound physical and psychological effects. This is what Jasmine Gibson experienced while doing legal support during the NYPD’s witch-hunt of militants and radicals last winter.

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This Chris Rock Parody Account Is Killing It Right Now

(3 days ago) Vikki Law is an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, a freelance writer, author, editor, and a mother. Read our extensive interview with her. Is This Enough Proof? Inside a Canadian immigration waiting room, queer applicants have to prove they’re gay enough to …

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Hey, Step Back with the Riot Shaming – Mask Magazine

(1 days ago) The law protects this kind of targeting, so yeah, we’re criminals. We are criminals because we are seen as criminals. We were criminals long before we climbed through broken windows. We were criminals long before we ‘refused to disperse’. 4. “Black community leaders oppose violence.”

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Riot Police in Italy Evict 300 People from Occupied ex

(9 days ago) His parents, along with 11 other protesters, are currently being investigated for participating in a protest against a new security law on February 21 at Taksim Square. On October 21, in the Kayseri province, Turkish police arrested a teenage boy , known by the initials Ü. E., outside an internet cafe for allegedly insulting the president.

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Organizational Doxing and The Future of Massive Leaks

(7 days ago) The latter is a tactic that emerged in 2010 during Operation Payback, when members of Anonymous published 350MB of data from a law firm that represented copyright holders, leading to an investigation by British regulators and the shuttering of the firm. In the years since, it has been used against a variety of targets to devastating effect.

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Back to Basements – Mask Magazine

(5 days ago) The law came to fruition after months of activism by groups such as Dance Liberation Network, and the owners of Bushwick venues such as Bossa Nova Civic Club and Secret Project Robot. The signing of the bill occurred at Bushwick’s House of Yes, which while now a fully legal venue, had originally been launched in a self-described “hippie

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Labor Strike Against Israel-American Prison Society Inc

(7 days ago) This expenditure was followed by the US regime rewriting tax law to create what Cooperation Jackson co-founder Kali Akuno described as “one of the greatest transfers of wealth from working class to the rich in history.” Economic deregulation alongside ethno-nationalism, bolstered by advanced military policing in Israel provides a blueprint

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What Happened in Iguala

(7 days ago) What Happened in Iguala? A year after the 43 students from Ayotzinapa disappeared, the Mexican government’s account of the attack is crumbling. Now, an independent report suggests all levels of law enforcement and the administration itself …

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My Fox News Addiction – Mask Magazine

(4 days ago) I am the liberal husband and Fox is the conservative father-in-law, and every day is an explosive argument over Thanksgiving dinner waiting to happen. (Jon Stewart also falls victim to this dynamic, repeatedly sparring with Bill O’Reilly, one of the most dense and infuriating television personalities to have ever existed.)

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October 2017 – Mask Magazine

(6 days ago) As new mothers, they left their infants with their mothers-in-law. In the water they were often surprised by floating, abandoned clothes, by sharks and dolphins, and sometimes by a thunderstorm. The water can be cold enough to freeze their lungs, and they always surface with aching backs from the weights they carry to stay under. One says

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Daniel McGowan – Mask Magazine

(6 days ago) Marion opened as a supermax (maximum security) prison in 1963, conceived as the second coming of Alcatraz, which closed that same year. “Nah man,” said the cop when he saw McGowan’s face, “it’s like that unit in Terre Haute, they opened a new one, and you’re one of the first people in it.”.

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Psychosis and State Repression – Mask Magazine

(6 days ago) Constant harassment from law enforcement is always infuriating, but it can have profound physical and psychological effects on individual and collective bodies. This is what Jasmine Gibson experienced while doing legal support during the NYPD’s witch-hunt of militants and radicals last winter.

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As Bad As They – Mask Magazine

(Just Now) At the time, I was in law school, which was a stressful program designed to disorient its participants and congeal us into a like-minded professional class. I remember I spent a lot of emotional energy keeping my two lives separate.

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High Risk – Mask Magazine

(1 days ago) The law in 1966 instructed judges to assess whether or not a defendant was a “flight risk” – that is, whether or not the defendant would try to flee the jurisdiction before their trial in order to avoid prosecution. The 1984 act supplemented more than overturned the 1966 act by additionally requiring judges to determine if the release of

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Sick Woman Theory – Mask Magazine

(3 days ago) Of course, I can see that it was, in its own way, in its time (the late 1950s): in one fell swoop she got rid of the need for infrastructures of law, the democratic process of voting, the reliance on individuals who’ve accumulated the power to affect policy – she got rid of the need for policy at all.

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Death Work – Mask Magazine

(9 days ago) RB: Fuck the law or whatever, but it’s comforting to know that this is a legally binding document that specifies how people can and cannot treat your body. And there are so few avenues that allow us to specify how people can or cannot treat our bodies.

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Shut It Down! – Mask Magazine

(9 days ago) All of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales went to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, but clearly, these retailers are taking note, attempting to turn social struggle into a trend on which they can easily capitalize. Just last week at H&M, I spotted a blouse featuring the more well-trodden slogan, “Feminism: The Radical Notion That Women Are

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The Rise of the Prison State – Mask Magazine

(7 days ago) The Rise of the Prison State. The state is balancing its budget on the backs of the poor, the unemployed, and black and brown people. Welcome to the predatory state, a neoliberal nightmare. Aviva Stahl Tue, Feb 27 2018. In Carceral Capitalism, out this month from Semiotext (e), Jackie Wang writes lucidly and persuasively about America’s

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Family on Our Own Terms – Mask Magazine

(2 days ago) It took the world centuries to get to this place, where couples invest eighteen years, lots of money, and immeasurable psychic energy and pain to turn babies into law-abiding citizens, workers, tax payers, and future parents.

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January 2015 – Mask Magazine

(4 days ago) Vikki Law is an anarchist, a prison abolitionist, a freelance writer, author, editor, and a mother. Read our extensive interview with her. Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.

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Please Don’t Stop Me – Mask Magazine

(6 days ago) Please Don’t Stop Me. Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, and Race in Americana. Rachel Rostad Mon, May 02 2016. I’m on the light rail to the Mall of America listening to “Ride.”. Lana Del Rey’s throaty croon in my ear, the flat winter-gray grids of suburban Minnesota sliding past, birds flying high, riding a chill breeze I can’t feel.

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It’s Peeple. – Mask Magazine

(Just Now) In their ongoing obsession with moving us from point A to point B while we stare at advertisements and categorize data for no pay, they’re taking a cue from human drivers who make rolling stops, cut corners, and break the occassional law to stay safe. Of course, I’m for this: teaching computers when and why to break their own rules and how

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Man of Our Time – Mask Magazine

(8 days ago) Which is to say that celebrities constitute their own social class, with its own rules and interests, and every social class has averages against which it sets limits. There are many ways to be famous and socially ostracized, but the only absolute law of celebrity is the law

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In Search of Orphans – Mask Magazine

(5 days ago) De-Arrests are Beautiful These simple actions show us that the law and the state are not supernatural forces. “We’re not done here” Roxanne Baker and Saralee Gallien work with life and death and everything in between.

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White Absolution in the Bakken Oil Fields – Mask Magazine

(2 days ago) Grace Phillips traces her roots back to a pioneer homestead in Williston, North Dakota – point of origin for the Dakota Access pipeline, and just a few …

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Urban Outfitters Releases Tees Featuring Stonewall Rioters

(5 days ago) The t-shirts are around $40 with 100% of the profits going towards queer and trans legal advocacy group, Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Not unlike rapper and performer Le1f starring in an Air BnB advertisement , these UO tees remind us that PR is the only thing paying independent artists for their work these days.

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The Rise of Oakland’s Riot Culture – Mask Magazine

(Just Now) The fires lit by Ferguson in the Bay Area further cemented the region’s claim to “riot capital” of the US. But how did the Bay Area become the arena of one of the most intense millennial revolts of the decade? Doug Gilbert traces the emergence of the Bay Area’s “riot culture” through the last six years of street clashes and blockading, as well as the region’s …

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October 2016 – Mask Magazine

(3 days ago) Don’t let the paper beasts of time have their way with you: remember that according to the law of general relativity, your speed of acceleration affects your position in time. Solve this problem by outpacing the gnat-like anxieties of deadlines, schedules, and the bureucracies of …

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How to Thrive in Solitude – Mask Magazine

(8 days ago) That, too, feels like the key to how The Woman has made peace with the disappointing world and its imperfect people, by choosing stillness and opening up to the possibility of life around her. She becomes something else, as entitled as a law of nature: “She is not a woman, though neither of course is she a man, she is more like an element.

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Mayhem in the Mission District – Mask Magazine

(2 days ago) By the time I got into the Mission district, things had already been going for some time. On Mission Street, people were throwing bottles at a vacant cell phone store, busting out the windows. The crowd was massive and, for the most part, very intoxicated. Most were decked in Giants gear, and many appeared to be in their early to mid-20s.

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Parisian Taxi Drivers Flip Uber Cars – Mask Magazine

(2 days ago) De-Arrests are Beautiful These simple actions show us that the law and the state are not supernatural forces. Parisian Taxi Drivers Flip Uber Cars. Wrecking Courtney Love’s Uber ride is one way to get our attention. Rapidly becoming one of the most hated companies amongst union cab drivers, and the most adored by those looking for a lift from

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Around the World in 33 Days – Mask Magazine

(1 days ago) She also lived in Mumbai. She lived in Aligarh. She used to work for the American Embassy. I knew all of this but it is different to hear it from the person herself. In her life, she has witnessed a lot of death. Her husband, her parents, her sister, her son-in-law, her oldest daughter. “At least I got to see you,” she said.

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No News is Good News, the Superpost – Mask Magazine

(4 days ago) Google invests in infinite lives. Moon minerals: first come, first serve. Kim Jong-un goes to Russia. #RaceTogether probably not the best idea. Adult pre-school is a little pricey. Italian fascist semen stain ready to be cloned!

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Insufficient Memory – Mask Magazine

(6 days ago) In 2013, my final year of college, I started a Tumblr about 160 bpm dance music. Specifically, I was inspired by footwork music, a fast and sampladelic style of house music originating from Chicago, because I’d come to perceive it as a kind of future vanguard.I had ceased to experience music relating specifically to the experience of myself and those I held close, I became …

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