Here’s a bit of a guide of info concerning protests whether peaceful or more intense. It’s important to know about COINTELPRO. Back in the 60’s and 70’s the FBI in conjunction with police departments invented and implemented this primarily to disrupt black freedom movements such as the Black Panther Party. A primary means was to use plants which were white officers and agents to agitate the angrier members of the group to loot and vandalize. Also they would commit acts on their own to be blamed on the black protestors. These acts would be spun up by the media to make black people look violent and unreasonable as well as building the super predator myth of black males. Oakland (the birthplace of the BPP) was a primary testing ground for counter revolutionary tactics. The reason this is important to know is that COINTELPRO never ended. Counter tactics were used during Occupy Wall Street have been used this past week.
What to look for:
White males who look a little too straight laced for leftism. Most of them will be wearing 511 tactical pants and cop boots. If you see this question them. Also anyone who doesn’t seem to be that into the protest. They could be a plant or a comrade having a bad time and need help. Know the fashions of alt-righters to help spot them. Usually milbrand, pro law enforcement or pro American shirts. If they are cops odds are their pants will be more crisp than anyone else’s as they can’t help but keep that tought process. Never trust anyone you don’t know without ideological questioning first. Watch their reactions to the protest. If they are found to be cops or cop callers yell it out loud and clear. Putting them on blast is for everyone’s good. Check for a vest be it outline or a friendly clap on the back. If they try to get you to say something incriminating, check for a wire or recording device. In Oakland a black security guard was shot after the protest disbursed. This was a couter intel tactic to generate bad PR. The police will sacrifice their own and civilians to discredit resistance. It’s happened before. Also be wary of conservative hair cuts. These people have day lives and can’t help but look like intese normies. Any thin blue line gear must be called without question. Someone that commited to oppressors is a danger.
Note: If I missed anything or you have further information please advise so this can be further updated.
– C Fish
For those complaining about riots.
We tried to work peacefully. The black community pleaded “stop killing us”. You ignored our voices so a scream has become necessary. The powerful only have themselves to blame by declaring human lives capital stock and conditioning society to value things over people. You held up armed white men crying about haircuts as heroes while demonizing an entire race for simply say BLACK LIVES MATTER and not participating in a song for a nation who trafficked their ancestors to be brutalized for every generation of their existence. You were warned to expect resistance. This is what x equals in the equation of your disregard and disrespect. We spent our educational lives being forcefed about how great our founding fathers are only the learn that only wealthy white men were created equal and that hasn’t fucking changed. From America’s rotted cesspool of a womb this anger has been born. If you cannot value lives, your cities should burn.
– C Fish
Please spread the wordTRUMP HAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE WILL BE LIVE ROUNDS FIRED AT CIVILIANS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.1.) TAMPONS WERE INVENTED IN WWI TO PACK BULLET WOUNDS. Do not be afraid to use them. If you are shot, or you see someone shot, pack the wound with a tampon and get help as soon as possible.2.) Carry a spray bottle with 1:1 milk of magnesia and water, to spray into your eyes and mouth or into the eyes and mouth of anyone you see maced or tear-gassed.3.) If you are brave, carry a bucket full of water and baking soda, 1:1, with a lid, and wear protective gloves, and pick up tear gas canisters that have been shot into crowds and drop them into the bucket to neutralize them. This will stop the gas from harming people around you4.) If you are REALLY brave, THROW GAS CANISTERS AND FLASH GRENADES BACK AT THE POLICE.5.) If you see someone being arrested, grab them as firmly as you can and run. De-arresting your comrades is important.Edit: added info for further safety!#3 also works on concussion grenades.Also line goggles with petroleum jelly to stop drip from tear gas and bear mace especially when water cannon are also in effect.Also tennis rackets work great to rebound 40mm canistersAlso please for the love of god cover your face and blur the faces of protesters when posting pictures if possible. That’s how I got prosecuted in [redacted], they will use anything In they’re power to put us away. A dead or imprisoned protester is no longer a problem.Stay safe.Do not share… Copy and paste so if this is removed it won’t be lost
Again a black man in America has been murdered by a white cop. The cop knelt on George Floyd’s neck as he stated “I can’t breathe” and strutted a total Chad look on his face. This amidst countless other cases of the police attacking the black community. I honestly think the cops have a kink for abusing the black community. And to top all this off, some white NBA player went and quoted Dr. King while telling the victimized community they should pray for those who take this perverse pleasure from oppressing them. Nah dude, the time for Dr. King passed in the 60’s with the string off assassinations. I think maybe those who stay black should stay strapped and stop taking it when the pigs get at you. Nothing has changed since they werefurat kidnapped from their ancestral land and trafficked to this stolen land. And dear white people, stop fucking being afraid of black people! It’s racist whether you’re the overtness of the alt-right right or the white liberalism view of telling them not to be uppity and angry. That second option of smiling racism iswhy things are still so bad for the black community. Must be a nice privalage to tell the oppressed how to act in the face of abuse you don’t suffer.
– C Fish
In 2001 melodic political hard core powerhouse Pipedown droppwd their dwbut ablum on A-F Records, Enemies Of Progress. This ripper hits just as hard today. They blasted out of the Pittsburgh scene and sound like a more melodically inclined Behind Enemy Lines. This whole record is solid from front to back like all of these post hard core template albums that were coming out in this era of hard core and punk that really got us thimking. And damn the guitars were amazing. It’s like this band started at the top of their game. The vocals that go from almost sorrowful cleans to this war cry of a scream echo through every track on this. Download or buy a copy of you can find it and get to know this release along with anything else from this time period of music that was our soundtrack for fighting the system.
– C Fish
In 2002 my unquestionably favorite album of youth crew hard core dropped. Thought Riot was a fuckin bomb blast out of Modesto, CA. The beat way I can describe their sound is a perfect blend of the best elements of AFI, Straght Edge Hard Core and Anti-Flag. The album Shattered Mirror Syndrome was another amazing gem from A-F Records. My 2 top tracks are Save The Humans (a call out of the manifest destiny our species has propagated over every aspect of the planet) and Sign Of The Times (a questioning of those who get into sXe hXc because it’s the trendy thing to do as it was in that era). The dual vocals of Mark’s near horror clean parts and Kelly’s brutal scream are still amazing. Every time I blast this I’m brought back to the time I was able to catch em live and how they were every bit as awesome as I thought they were from the countless times I’ve listened to their songs. Sadly Thought Riot isn’t around anymore, but the music still matters 18 years later. Check the link below and play this loud!
– C Fish
This isn’t a new but a fucking classic! In 2003 Whatever It Takes released their full length album on A-F Records which also included their Stars and Skulls ep. They were an amazing blend of east coast emo and hard core. The vocalist is Anti-Flag’s own Chris#2. I remember first hearing a couple of their songs on a comp and following the lead up to the release. I was fucking stoked on it! Right from the first track City Streets, Summer Heat i was hooked in (still one of my favorite tracks off of this). My other favorite is Post Marked Yesterday which is just a perfect early 2000’s emo track. The whole release is just amazing front to back. It perfectly captured an era of the scene I really miss. I bugged so many people in my local scene to listen to this. The playing and songwriting are fucking solid. This album still means a lot to me 17 years later and Chris’ voice is perfect for this! Click the links below which include a recent acoustic set by Chris #2 of 11 of these songs and play it fucking loud!
On February 23rd just outside of Brunswick, Georgia a black jogger was shot and killed by 2 white men on the side of the road. They told the police they thought he was a burglar. No charges have been filed. The NAACP and SPLC through a lot of hard work have gotten the district attorney to convene a grand jury to decide if criminal charges will be filed. So, wait a fucking minute! Georgia, a state with a history of the strange fruit of black me hangin from trees can’t simply say it’s illegal for white men to hunt black men for sport!?! Also an extra legal execution is legit for regular citizens because they “thought he was a robber”. Wven the cops typically have to go to the trouble of falsifying charges better than that with planting evidence. This is the epitome of white privilege! This is the klan lynchings all over again but even worse sonce they don’t have to wear masks or operate under the cover of darkness. In fact, this is a braod daylight lynching. How else do we describe the degree of difficulty to prosecute first degree racial murder in 2020? According to reports the two white males were parked and waiting outside of their truck ahead of where Ahmaud Arbery was jogging. This is setting up a kill zone, this is pre-meditation. We need to let it be known that this is not okay! It’s not acceptable that it happened in the past and it’s not acceptable now! #blacklivesmatter
– C Fish
He isn’t that new, Bob Vylan has been around for a few years. I found out about him from the track We Live Here which sounds like Dead Prez meets Crass. The evolution of anarcho punk has fucking occurred and you need to check it out! He’s a black guy from Britain with an amazing rap flow and a clear love of old hard core punk, gansta rap, trap and conscious hip hop. Another solid track is merch stand which slams hard as fuck. Solid blend of hard core and 808’s. My other top track from Bob Vylan is Fighting At The Church which is just an amazing straight ahead punk rap track. This one might be my favorite right now. Click the links below and blast this shit. If the neighbors hate it, play it louder!
– C Fish
Check out Bob Vylan (@BobbyVylan): https://twitter.com/BobbyVylan?s=09
The new album from one of the most interesting post hard core bands I’ve ever heard came out April 24th. Honestly I knew nothing about this band before today. I was in a different place musically when they came out and wrote em of as some Warped Tour scene band. I gave em a chance today with this album and I was hooked from the first song. I love progressive hard core to begin with. This album sounds like they took the best parts of post 2002 Propagandhi, Thursday, Circa Survive Fall Out Boy, Dillenger Escape Plan and put all of it into a singular band. I’ve always been a fan of the clean and screamed vocals in post hard core but I’m blown away by the juxtaposition of the pop sensibility of their clean vocals versus the heavy scream. All of this gives them their own unique sound. I really can’t compare them wholly to anything, but it’s just fuckin good. So crank this and give it a listen. Maybe you’ll dig it as much as I do, maybe you won’t. But at least you’ll have taken a chance on expanding your musical palate.
– C Fish