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For years, anarchists, abolitionists, and autonomous anti-capitalists have marked New Year’s Eve with noise demonstrations in an attempt to let those locked inside know that they are not alone and that there is a growing movement on the outside against prisons and the world that produces them. In recent years, the tactic of noise demonstrations has spread; from supporting the prison strikes, to fighting Biden’s Crime Bill, to being used in larger struggles in support of ongoing prisoner revolt.
This year, its exciting to see the tactic of the noise demonstration spreading to outside of many ICE detention facilities, especially at a time when resistance to mass detention is needed now more than ever. We see these actions being organized by coalitions of autonomous, socialist, and Black Lives Matter organizations. Also, in Alexandria, Virginia, a noise demonstration is being organized outside of the prison caging political prisoners Jeremy Hammond and Chelsea Manning.
Get in the sleigh, y’all
— DjinnGathersTheRainbow (@getsthegoods) December 28, 2019
2019 has a landmark year in terms of supporting our comrades facing repression. From the end of the J20 trial, attacks on No More Deaths volunteers, antifascists across the country facing harsh prison sentences, the Vaughn 17 case, the Tucson 12 (who faced trumped up felony charges stemming from a noise demonstration), dealing with the intersections of far-Right conspiracy theories and “homeland security,” organizing call-in campaigns to support prisoner struggles and demands – we’ve learned a lot this year. Let’s work to turn these lessons into material solidarity and the strength to continue into the future.
As abolitionist ideas become more accepted and in some instances, even enter the mainstream and political dialog, let’s continue to experiment and act; encouraging people to join us both in the joy of revolt and in the day to day organizing of autonomous projects.
The wrong ICE is melting, the wrong Amazon is burning!
Fire to the prisons! Free them all!
Happy New Year!
Noise Demos Happening Across North America:
North West Detention Center New Year's Eve Noise Demo!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 PM – 12 AM
In solidarity with @nycabc https://t.co/fFaDBwVmNC
Bring pots and pans, drums, car alarms . . . .
1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421 pic.twitter.com/SY5BC7Mmky
— Occupy_ICE_NWDC (@occupyICENW) December 12, 2019
Want to ring in the new year the right way? Come join us for a noise demo at the Alexandria Detention Center to support both Jeremy and @xychelsea!
— Jeremy Hammond Support Committee (@FreeJeremyNet) December 11, 2019
Come stand with us New Year's Day against deportation, mass incarceration, and the inhumane conditions at the OK county jail. Wear orange and bring noisemakers! #cacerolazo #noisedemo #okc pic.twitter.com/ioZx45GwP5
— Jacob Bone (@BoneJacob) December 30, 2019
Annual NYE noise demo tomorrow at the Durham jail! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/uGp4OiFlak
— NC Resists (@NCResists) December 30, 2019
- Durham, NC. More info.
- Fort Lauderdale, FL. More info.
- Gainesville, FL: More info.
- Chicago, IL: More info.
— Michiana Autonomous Defense Collective (@MADc574) December 31, 2019
— NYC ABC (@nycabc) December 30, 2019