Monday, August 1, during the Republican National Convention, in the city
of Philadelphia, I was arrested
along with one other brother in a preemptive strike ostensibly aimed at those, like myself, who intended to protest
the U.S. social/political system through means of direct and uncompromising action later that day.
walking down the sidewalk in downtown, we were surrounded by 10-15 bike
cops and soon after put
into custody at the Roundhouse jail complex. This all occurred an hour and a half prior to any known acts of civil
disobedience, street fighting, corporate/private property destruction or legal demonstrations.
the Roundhouse, I was charged with (1) Possession of instruments of crime,
and (2) Possession of
instruments of crime, conspiracy. My bail was eventually set at $10,000, and on Wednesday, August 3, I was
turned out pending further court hearings, despite the fact that I refused to sign my release forms.
court date is set for September 16th. By the time this communiqué
is made public, I will already have refused
to appear and a bench warrant will have been issued for my arrest.
I AM A REVOLUTIONARY ANARCHIST
such, I do not recognize the authority of the State of Pennsylvania judicial
system. I refuse to appear before
them in order to plea my "innocence". In addition to being absurd, such an act would confer a recognition of
legitimacy upon them which I refuse to give. Besides, the court system is simply a tool of the State, and as such,
it too is my sworn enemy. Therefore, my necessary relations to it will never be and can never be that of
"innocence". To state it plainly, I am GUILTY. GUILTY of working towards the destruction of that very same
court system which seeks to place judgment on me and others. GUILTY of working towards the absolute
demise of the whole life denying State apparatus. GUILTY of dreaming of a liberated world where wo/mens
consciousness and material relations will at last be free to develop creatively in a society of love, equality,
abundance and direct participatory democracy. In a word, all I am willing to confer to Pennsylvania, the Federal
Government, as well as any and all authoritarian, bureaucratic and innately oppressive STATES is the absolute
hatred and rejection that all exploited people feel and know towards their natural enemies.
let it be known that my hatred runs only as deep as my love for humanity
and the dream of complete
I have come to the decision to continue my small role in the ongoing social
and political revolution by
From struggle comes victory and dignity. Strength and courage to the Black Bloc.
somewhere in the New American Dawn.