Anarchists from all over the United $tate$ attacked police with rocks, bottles, flag poles, banners and fists, broke windows of corporations and one window of a bus full of republicans, slashed the tires of delegate buses, police cars, capitalist media vans, attacked delegates with homemade pepper spray and built barricades in the streets of St. Paul during the Republican National Convention. We are strong together.
Many of us have imagined many horrible events in our circles. Glimpses of many possible futures have flashed through our imaginations. But usually these nightmares are just that: nightmares. They are things which MAY happen. What happens, though, when what some of have feared is made manifest before us?
Power refers to its enemies as terrorists. It always has and it will always do so. Power cannot allow the wild ones with a blueprint for a new world to walk freely. And so they are painted as dangerous criminals and cast into the realm of the shadows. All resistance finds itself in this dark place at some point.
We are all just emerging from the shadows, however. The events of September the First were just another of the glimpses of light that has recently been breaking the darkness all around us. It marks our return to the outside world.
All preparations for this battle were done openly and defiantly. Those readying the counter-curses were brave and bold and filled with love every step of the way.
Some people are being punished for this bravery. The enemy cannot stand the fact that people were not afraid. In the days leading up to September the First, the enemy attempted to decapitate what it viewed as an "organization". Houses were raided and people were thrown in cages. Perhaps the enemy thought this would stop what it knew was coming. As they undoubtedly know by now, they utterly failed in their objectives.
Many witches and wizards were on the street on the First. We came from all corners of the land. Our spells combined and interlocked. Our energy was focused and fierce. As always, we moved too quickly to be seen or stopped. Neither the pigs nor the media could understand how we vanished so quickly after casting our spells.
We cannot be stopped because we have no leaders and receive no orders. We carry all that we need inside of us. Each one of us are independent and together. No one can stop us by rounding up a few people. The enemy only knows how to fight an entity which resembles itself. We share none of the enemies repulsive characteristics and thus share none of their countless weaknesses.
The people who are being charged with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" are the unfortunate victims of the venom and stupidity of the enemy. They are not leaders. We have no leaders. These people were simply not afraid. No longer is the enemy focusing its eye on those in the shadows. Now it is targeting anyone who dares to organize in the open where the people we need most can see us.
Some of us have dreaded this day, but now it is here. Where do we go now? In the past, people have been afraid and gone exactly where the enemy wanted them to go: jail, isolation, obscurity. We should not repeat the same mistakes. The stakes are far too high now. To be afraid, to slow down, to stop, to run away; that is what they want us to do. We must all do everything in our power to take our battle to every corner of this country. We must also make this battle visible. To everyone.
Find your covens, sharpen your minds, ready your wands and take out your broomsticks. Look the enemy in the eye and boldly hurl your curses. Move quickly, move constantly, move smartly. Make the enemy regret every single one of its actions. Teach the spells you have learned to others. This is it, witches and wizards. Gather with the ones you love and trust. Hold them tightly and hold them closely, for they are whom you must never forget and never lose sight of. You have all that you need to continue the battle.
Everything that comes next is your responsibility.
And yours alone.
For Ever And Always,
The International Anarchist Conspiracy
A Manifestation Of The A.'.A.'.
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