What is a peacenik’s favorite color?

Anything non-violet.

What do hackivists have in common with the black bloc?

They both hate windows

IMF Resistance’s Poetic Response to the Haters


IMFresistance just released their newspaper (pdf) for the weekend of actions. In it you’ll find this sassy little poem:

We know we shouldn’t riot but it feels too good to stop

Even though Naomi tells us that it’s wrong to summit hop

From Bookchin down to Rebick, the same old glum refrain

Be sober and responsible, our struggle’s not a game

But in all our local projects we’ve yet to feel the joy

Of masking up and throwing down to make total destroy

A fl aming dumpster in the street’s a sight we thrill to see

Especially when hurtling toward five-O’s APC

Some might say we have a problem, but we can’t quite seem to care

When smoke from burning cop cars begins drifting through the air

A masked-up crowd, a teargas haze: to us a joyful frolic

But NEFAC keeps insisting that it’s all merely symbolic

There might be a 12 step program but we haven’t really looked

The sticky part for us would be admitting that we’re hooked

But if you’re a riot junkie too and need to get your kicks

Then come to DC in the spring – ‘cause we’ve got your next fix

Haters gonna hate.



DC Bank Smashed Up, Kick-ass Communique Follows

This past week in Washington DC, some anonymous group of radicals broke the windows of a PNC bank. Banks get attacked all the time, why is this one so interesting? Shortly after the action, a communique appeared on AnarchistNews.org.

Here is the communique as it appeared on Anarchist News Dot Org:

wearegoingtoberichDowntown DC, you aren’t safe

Late on the night of December 17th, gleeful, adventurous children fell upon a PNC Bank in downtown Washington, DC on 15th and L St NW, breaking the windows with a loud crack! pow! boom!
The message: Everybody knows, PNC bank, you fucked up.

Blah blah blah, gentrification, blah blah blah, imperialism, blah blah blah, bailout.