The Ungovernables Present: Pace University, NYC Campus Disorientation Guide 2018-2019: If You Want To Achieve Greatness Stop Asking For Permission - Your Guide to Anarchy

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The Ungovernables Present: Pace University, NYC Campus Disorientation Guide 2018-2019: If You Want To Achieve Greatness Stop Asking For Permission - Your Guide to Anarchy

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2018

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New York, NY

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DISORIENTATION GUIDE

04 STRUGGLINGON YOUROWN TERMS
07 BRIEFCOLONIAL HISTORYOF LOWERMANHATTAN
12 PACE UNIVERSITYSHUTS DOWN DISSENT& STUDENTSFIGHT BACK!
16 ON-CAMPUS GROUPS
17 OFF-CAMPUSGROUPS
19 THE UNGOVERNABLES'READINGSELECTION
22 SAVE THE DATES: DAYS OF ACTION AND REMEMBRANCE
24 ANARCHY ON THE WEB
25 "LEAK COLLEGETEXTBOOKPDF FILES NOT NUDES"

You are not a
stu ent an t is
is not a we come
pac et.
Dear ''Student'':
This is not a welcome packet. This is a prison break manual. The histories, how-tos,
and counter-information contained herein are intended to help you find others fed up
with the mediated, scheduled life. You've probably already met them.*

*Adapted from the 2014-2015 Disorientation guide by the UNControllables of the University of North Carolina

Anarchism is a political philosophy based on freedom
and the idea that groups of people should not hold
established power over others. This power over others is
authority, and it happens in a lot of ways: the rich over
the rest of us, white people over people of color, men
over women, etc. And those in power enforce it in many
ways: the police, the KKK, domestic abuse, etc. An
anarchist is someone who tries to live life fighting those
power structures so that we can all come up and achieve
freedom without becoming the oppressors.

- Anarchy In The Town: An
intro for people of color

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Struggling on Your Own Terms - some
suggestions for doing anarchy at Pace
There's no official organization you can join the become an anarchist in Pace, so it can
be hard to understand how to engage that tendency. There's also a high risk of what
we call "recuperation" - the university does offer plenty of opportunities to channel your
ideas and intent to struggle into less threatening forms of social action. Like many other
liberal cities, there's a ton of non-profits and organizations that form a visible social
scene with its own resources and infrastructure. This means that single-issue activism
and advocacy is usually the most obvious and easiest way to get politically involved.
Moreover, this "involvement" tends to be representational and indirect, afflicting
participants with a false sense of power while effectively defanging them.

If you're miserable, if you feel exploited, if you want revenge, you're not alone. Some of
us here are into exposing and attacking this dystopia, we feel good about it and it's fun.
Some of us are developing skills and resources outside of activism in order to build a
material force the could fight back and decolonize this institution. But it's not always
easy to figure out how to get started. This zine is about getting involved with some
ungovernable folks trying to get free who lurk beneath the surface of Pace's
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progressive scenes.

Forming a Crew
For small-scale illicit activities, all you really need is two things: (1) some close friends
who ideally share your distaste for cops, respectability politics, etc, and are good at
keeping secrets about unauthorized behavior (see "Security Culture"), and (2) the
absence of chumps, bootlickers, and adversaries around you who might say some
junk about it. The friends don't have to be "anarchists" or otherwise share the some
political ideology with you - in fact, sometimes it's better to hit up friends who just have
a slightly sketchy hobby, tagging along with them in order to get used to doing
something illicit and getting away with it. Experiential knowledge go a lot farther than
theoretical knowledge in this dimension.

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Writing and distributing propaganda and counter-information is another thing you can
do as an individual or with only a few friends - you can publish zines, newspapers, and
other publications. This collective-made guide is an example. Counter-information can
be combined with low-key getting/making posters and stickers and wheatpaste them
everywhere. What's counter-information though? Just anything rewrites the information
we usually hear about everyday events or local issues and makes it more accurate, or
generally takes a stab at the established values of civil society.

Picking a Target and taking Initiative
You may also need a sense of the social context and existent tensions (for example, in
Pace NYC: respectability politics, r*pe culture, inherent settler colonial logic, superficial
social justice, labor exploitation of students, right to assembly & expression), as well as
some specific things you don't like, order to pick targets to attack. Follow your heart, but
think strategically and don't discuss it afterwards.

Also, try not to let cynical people explain to you why you shouldn't do a thing. It's
probably effective if it feels like the right response to you. It may or may not serve some
broader plan or strategy, it may be repaired or buffed the same night and even be
covered by insurance money. But being out there and ready to strike is a real thing that
goes beyond material damage sometimes.

Not Getting Caught
Learn to dress for the occasions, look at the area ahead of time so you can plan a route
for approaching and leaving a target, and figure out where you won't be caught on
camera. Don't make plans or talk about the action with other people or phones around.
Practice running, lying, and hiding.

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The Scene
Keep attentive for public anti-authoritarian assemblies and conversations , autonomous
demos , and radical events at the various anarchist spaces in the city.
However being a part of a radical scene isn't the same thing as doing meaningful
political action. It is way more important to be taking initiative with your own friends than
trying to befriend cool kids and fit in with whatever they might be doing. For one thing ,
the kind of informal approach to struggle that we're describing depends on
decentralization and autonomy. It won't work if everyone trying to operate as one friend
group , and it won't go anywhere interesting if everyone if following the lead of one
person or small cadre of people. It's better to if people work relatively privately to
develop their own skills and initiatives. Another thing to consider is that any
aboveground scenes are bound by virtue of being aboveground , and can only go so far
in terms of what types of attacks they can do. Is what you're doing better suited to being
off the radar?
A list of physical spaces we tux with!
The Base
1302 Myrtle ave. Brooklyn, NY
Bluestockings Radical Books
172 Allen St , New York , NY
May Day Community Space
176 St Nicholas Avenue , Brooklyn NY
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, New York , NY
New Women Space
188 Woodpoint Road , Store lA , Brooklyn , NY
Starr Bar
214 Starr St, Brooklyn , NY

REST!!! - Seriously
Don't exhaust yourself. We are not machines. Sleep. Take breaks. Play. Daydream.
Skip class. Don't show up for work. Nap on the job. Practice being still. Reach out to
those you love. Stay home. Go outside. Rest all day or week , whatever you need.
*Adapted from Strugglin g on Your Own Terms - som e suggestions for doing anarchy in Philly

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Brief Colonial History of Lower
Ma

attan

Colonialism is fundamental to the contemporary geopolitical order. The borders
that separate the U.S. from Canada, Mexico from Guatemala, and the Dominican
Republic from Haiti represent the interests of the European settlers who stole the land
rather than those of the vibrant communities they pillaged it from. As a structure, rather
than distant historical event, colonialism has shaped our ecology since 1492, when
Columbus set off for India, and continues to today. The colonial history of Pace's land is
not isolated from the mass displacement and genocide of indigenous peoples, or the
kidnapping, chattel trade, and forced servitude of black Africans. (Adapted from Tufts'
Disorientation Guide 2017).
The area that eventually encompassed modern day New York City was inhabited by
the Lenape peoples. These groups of culturally and linguistically identical Native
Americans traditionally spoke an Algonquian language now referred to as Unami.
These peoples all made use of the abundant waterways in the New York City region for
fishing, hunting trips, trade, and occasionally war. Some of their place names were
adopted by Dutch and English colonists. The name Manhattan derives from the word
Manna-hata translated by some as "Island of many hills".
Many paths created by the indigenous peoples
are now main roads, such as Broadway
(originally the Wickquasgeck Trail)
in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester.
Historians estimate that at the time of European
settlement, approximately 15,000 Lenape lived in
80 settlements around much of the New York City
area alone.

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The Lenapehoking region

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Lenapehoking is a term for the lands historically inhabited by the Native American
people known as the Lenape (named the Delaware people or Delaware Nation by early
European settlers) in what is now the Northeastern United States. The term's meaning,
'in the land of the Lenape' , has gained widespread acceptance.
The Dutch came across Manhattan Island and the Lenape people living there in 1609
and claimed it. By 1624 , the permanent Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam was
constructed in what is now Lower Manhattan. Lenape primarily interacted with Dutch
traders through trading beaver pelts for European-made goods.
Unfortunately , the Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases
originating in Europe , mainly smallpox but also cholera , influenza and dysentery, and
recurrent violent racial conflict with Europeans , and neighboring native rivals, like the
Susquehannocks and the Iroquois, both of whom were armed by the Dutch fur traders ,
while the Lenape were at odds with the Dutch.
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An illustrated pan el showing the Nahuas of Mesoamerica infecte d with sm allpox disease .
Florentine Codex

By 1700, the Lenape population of New York had diminished to about 200.
During the decades of the 18th century, most Lenape were pushed out of their
homeland by expanding European colonies farther west. In the 21st century , most
Lenape now reside in Oklahoma , with some communities living also in Wisconsin and
Ontario.

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New Amsterdam grew and farms began to expand, so the demand for workers
increased. In 1626, the settlement introduced slavery, trading and importing African
peoples as property and slaves to the new colony.

In the 1640s, the city government constructed a fortification, a 12-foot (4 m) wall using
both African slaves and white colonists, which served as an early border and defend
against neighboring Indigenous peoples. The wall spanned along what is now known
as Wall Street.
Wall Street was also the unofficial marketplace where owners could hire out their
slaves by the day or week. The wall was removed years after Dutch rule. A new one
was built further north as the city grew. This new wall stretched behind present-day City
Hall.
In 1665, New Amsterdam was reincorporated under English law as New York City.

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The Slave Market
Illustration by Bob Powers

With the aggressive increase in the slave trade and the expansion of the city, in 1711
an official slave market for the sale and rent of enslaved Africans and Native Americans
opened in upon Wall Street. The enslaved population-literally built the city and was
the engine that made its economy run.

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By 1730, 42 percent of the population owned slaves making NYC one of the largest
slave populations of any of England's colonies, second to Charleston, South Carolina.
The enslaved population-ranged between 15 and 20 percent of the total 10,000
inhabitants.
Conditions under slavery were very different from life in the South and the Caribbean
because there were no large plantations , and thus it was more difficult for whites in
maintaining supervision. In an urban setting enslaved people and free blacks could
communicate and plan relatively easier than those on plantations.
To combat any possible insurrection , upon the capture of the New Amsterdam, the
English enacted new slave codes that restricted the lives of the enslaved population
even more so than before. On the contrary, the colonists' fear of retribution and
desperation for control presumably led to more resistance and unrest. Which would
then be meted out using brutal punishments to instill order and protect the heavily
invested institutions.

In 1696 , when the mayor of New York City (William Merritt?) ordered a group of slaves to dispe rse,
they refused. The mayor was then punched when he threatened to strike some of them and take
them into custody. The brave soul received lashes.
In 1708 , an enslaved black woman and an enslaved Native American sought revenge on their
owner, killing him and his family. The couple and two suspected co-conspirators were executed.
The woman was burned to death and the man was suspended in chains beside a blade that cut
his flesh as he moved. (Long Island)

The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 was a large well-planned and violent uprising that began on
Maiden Lane . The uprising involved around 23 armed Africans (some reports claimed Native
Americans were also involved) setting fire to a building and attacking the white colonists.
Twenty-one were executed, resulting in most being hanged or burned at the stake, except one
who's body was broken on a rack while alive, and another who was left suspended in public in
chains until he died.
The New York Conspiracy of 1741 - After a series of fires broke out, a rumor spread that blacks
and poor whites were conspiring to seize control of the city. Around 30 of the convicted blacks and
whites, were hanged or burnt , at the execution grounds behind what is now the City Hall Building .
The bodies of two supposed ringleaders, were posthumously suspended in chains as display , left
to rot in public . Around 70 blacks were expelled from New York.
And not forgetting , the numerous slaves who ran away leaving their owners successfully or not.

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Labelled on old maps as the "Negros Burial Ground," the 6.6-acre area was first
recorded as being used around 1712 for the burials of enslaved and freed people of
African descent. The first burials may date from the late 1690s after Trinity Church
barred African burials in the former city cemetery. The burial ground remained in use
until 1794.
After the city closed the cemetery in 1794, the area was platted for development. The
grade of the land was raised with up to 25 feet (7.6 metres) of landfill at the lowest
points covering the cemetery, thus preserving the burials and the original grade level.
As urban development took place over the fill, the burial ground was largely forgotten.
In 1991, the remains of 400 Africans from the colonial era were uncovered during an
excavation in Lower Manhattan. Scholars have estimated that 15,000 to 20,000
enslaved Africans and African Americans were buried during the 17th and 18th
centuries in the cemetery in lower Manhattan, making it
the largest colonial cemetery for
Africans in North America.

Aerial view of the African Burial Ground National Monument
290 Broadway , New York, NY 10007

This discovery demonstrated the large-scale importance of slavery and African
Americans to New York and national history and economy. The African Burial
Ground has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a National
Monument for its significance. A memorial and interpretive center for the African
Burial Ground have been created to honor those buried and to explore the many
contributions of Black residents and their descendants to New York and the nation .
These sites opened in 2007, followed by a Visitor Center in 2010 .

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Pace University Shuts Down Dissent and
Peaceful Protests
& The Students Fight Back!
On March 5, 2006 , Pace students , alumni , faculty, and staff from all campuses
convened on the Pleasantville Campus in a University-wide Centennial Kick-Off
Celebration. Former President Bill Clinton received an honorary doctorate of humane
letters from Pace during the ceremony.
Toward the end of the Q&A session ,
two Pace student, when they did not hear
their questions asked of Mr. Clinton got up
and shouted "You're a war criminal! What
about Iraq and Bosnia and so forth?"
This prompted the United States
Secret Service to apprehend the students.
After the university threatened expulsion of
the two protesters, Pace Students for a Democratic Society (SOS) began a
campaign that helped pressure the President of Pace at the time, David Caputo, to
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resign.
On March 7, Dean of Students Marijo Russell O'Grady interrupted a regular meeting
of the Campus Antiwar Network and Students for a Democratic Society, claiming that
"unrecognized" student groups had no right to meet on campus.
On March 13, Pace students from the Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) and the
Students for a Democratic Society - joined by other students , professors, original
SDSers , and CAN members from CCNY - launched a demonstration on the steps of
New York City Hall addressing the repression of both students and workers at Pace
and Pace's denial of free speech rights.

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While Pace University President David Caputo was giving his "State of the University"
address, the student activists revealed their account of the the state of the University,
including: infringement of civil liberties; union-busting of the adjunct professors',
cafeteria workers', and transportation workers' unions; and a university deficit
of $3.2 million.

On November 15, a student-organized protest calling for the resignation of former
President David Caputo, was broken up by police who were called to campus by Pace
administrators. Five students, three from Pace, were arrested and charged with
disorderly conduct after demonstrating on the Pace University campus
without permission. The demonstration followed a rally at
City Hall, where students had called
for David Caputo to resign. Students
were concerned about the president's
salary, free speech issues and general
management of the university.

One student said, "He is making
$700,000 at the same time that he
has raised tuition, decreased financial
aid, raised housing rates and increased
the price of the meal plan." At this time,
students came across a newspaper
article that reported that Caputo
received $672,239 in compensation in
2004-5. Although the trustees said that
their consultants had examined what
presidents earned at similar institutions
Pace student arrested (Photo: Thomas Good)
and believed the money was warranted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education said in November that its annual survey of
compensation found that among leaders of 853 universities, colleges and specialized
schools, 112 were paid at least $500,000.

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In December 2006, some faculty members responded to the arrests with their own
demonstration. More than 100 people turned out, with signs that read , "Defend
Freedom of Expression" and "We Protest Student Arrests."
After a hail of criticism, ranging from a tuition increase that precipitated a plunge in
freshman enrollment and led to a hiring freeze, a sizable deficit, and demonstrations,
as well as criticism over his compensation package of nearly $700,000 a year, and a
threat of a no-confidence vote by the faculty , David Caputo ultimately stepped down
and was replaced in 2007 by Stephen J. Friedman.

Christopher Malone , a faculty member , protesting the arrest of student
demonstrators at Pace University. Credit G. Paul Burnett/The New York
Time s

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www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/nyregion/thecity/23sds.html
"Pace University students threatened by administrators/Facing expulsion for
speaking out." Social istWorker. org http ://socialistworker.org/20061/580/580 02 Pace.shtml
Kelly, Brian. "Does Pace University Support Free Speech?" MR Online,
mronli ne. org/2006/03/15/does-pace-u niversity-su pport-free-speech/
"Pace University Withholding Two Student Degrees Over Free Speech Fight."
Industrial Workers of the World, iww.org/node/3465
Arenson, Karen W. "At Universities, Plum Post at Top Is Now Shaky." The New
York Times, www.nytimes.com/2007/0l/09/education/09pace.html
"History of Students for A Democratic Society." Tuscarora High School Students
For A Democratic Society, thssds.wordpress.com/about/
"20 Arrested At SDS New York Counter Recruitment Action." New Students for a
Democratic Society, www .newsds.org/2007 /03/20-arrested-at-sds-new-yorkcou nter. html
Chen, David W. "Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its Next President."
The New York Times, www .nytimes.com /2017 /02/14/nyregion/pace-universityset-to-name-head-of-oberli n-as-president. htm I
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ON SOLIDARITY
We recognize that liberation--or any kind of significant change--won't be led solely by
one group. The struggle encompasses many different issues, and some people feel
called to focus on a certain kind of injustice that is particularly important to them. In
the spirit of total liberation, we include this list of on-campus autonomous groups &
off-campus groups that fight against oppression. We also think that solidarity between
groups makes all of our struggles stronger.

On-CaIDpns AutonoIDons Groups
The Ungovernables
The Ungovernables is your local anarchistic group . As an autonomous group
we address the experiential struggles of students within Pace , and cultivate
spaces for students to scheme, act, organize , and scam on their own accord
with peers . We also coordinate activities and events for anarchists &
sympathizing students/staff/faculty.
In short , we practice reclaiming power in ourselves , and acting without
leaders.
lnstagram : @the.ungovernables
beUngoverna .ble@gmaiI.com
It's Called "The Ungovernables" on Facebook

#Pace UEnd.Rape
# PaceUEndRape is devoted to initiating and continuing dialogue on

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transforming rape culture into consent culture through events and campaigns
that spread awareness and calls-to-action on issues of sexual violence .
From it's roots as an online movement , #PaceUEndRape was created for
students , by students. We are an independent student organization
comprised of suNivors and allies who advocate for an end to all forms of
sexual violence on the Pace University NYC campus. We believe and
support our suNivors.
lnstagram/Facebook: @paceuendrape
PaceUEndRape@gmail.com

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Our Off-Campus Friends
Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council
MACC is an organization based on the guiding principles of horizontalism , antioppression, mutual aid , direct democ racy , and direct action . We seek to
strengthen and support New York City's anarchist movement through
coordination of existing and emerging projects. With the present atmosphere of
hatred, bigotry and greed , we seek to seed resistance to an emboldened rightwing through an alternative , radical form of participatory politics . MACC is open
to all anarchists . Attending a monthly General Assembly is a great way to get
connected to MACC working groups and projects
http ://mace.nyc/

QTPoCMental Health / Rest for Resistance
QTPoC Mental Health exists to provide greater access to community healing , to
discuss the impact of trauma & to amplify the voices of LGBTQ21A people of
color . Meditate with us once a month in the NYC area.
Rest for Resistance is an online mental health zine by queer & trans people of
color (QTPoC). We 're dedicated to creating and collecting resources that
support communities who are left out of mainstream health care systems across
the world.
@qtpocmentalhealth

https://restforresistance.com/

BUFU: BY US FOR US
BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and
(pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. We , the founders of this project ,
are a collective of queer , femme and non-binary , Black and East-Asian artists
and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global Conversation on the relationship
between Black and Asian diasporas , with an emphasis on building solidarity ,
de-centering whiteness , and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and
complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative
programming, our visual archives , and through building long-term partnerships
with collectives , organizations, and individuals .
@bufu_byusforus

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Forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinities
A safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a
patriarchal society , and how these have affected , and continue to affect , all of us.
The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the
subject matter. Each month, we will discuss a theme , which will be posted in the
facebook group . The forum was founded on bell hooks' The Will To Change .
https://www.facebook.com/groups/feministdiscussionofmasculinity/

No Flowers For Yt Powers
A (QT)PoC punk collective based in NYC.
@noflowersforytpowers

Black & Pink: NYC
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and "free world " allies who
support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial
complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarce rated
people . We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex
against LGBTQ people , and respond through advocacy , education , direct
service , and organizing.
nyc@blackandpink.org
http://www.blackandpink.org/

The Unapologetically Brown Series
The Unapologetically Brown Series is a creative house & street art series meant
to empower communities of color by any means necessary . For us by us.
Created by Johanna Toruno & based out of NYC.
@johannareign
@theu napologetical lybrownseries
https://theunapologetical lybrownseries. format.com/

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The Ungovernables' Reading Selection
The following is a select sample ofbooks/zines that we feel our readership
might be interested in. It is inherently incomplete and some may be found in
our student-run Infoshop. Most of these works and many more are available
for free online.
Anarchy Works
This book takes examples from around the world, picking through history and
anthropology , showing that people have , in different ways and at different
times , demonstrated mutual aid, self-organization , autonomy , horizontal
decision making , and so forth-the principles that anarchy is founded onregardless of whether they called themselves anarchists or not. Too well
documented to be strictly mythology , and too generalized to be strictly
anthropology , this is an inspiring answer to the people who say that
anarchists are utopian : a point-by-point introduction to how anarchy can and
has actually worked.

This is Not a Dialogue: Not Just Free Speech, but Freedom Itself
"Maybe you missed this , but you're not in a dialogue . Your views are beside
the point . Argue all you want-your adversaries are glad to see you waste

This Is Not a

your breath. Better yet if you protest: they'd rather you carry a sign than do
anything . They'll keep you talking as long as they can , just to tire you out-to

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Abolish Whiteness
"Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and
Ame rican culture-the latter , as Albert Murray pointed out , a mixture of the
Yankee , the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt); there is youth
culture and drug culture and queer culture; but the re is no such thing as white
culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with
social position . It is nothing but a reflection of privilege , and exists for no reason
other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would
not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big
feet. "

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Whatever You Do, Don't Talk to the Police
This short zine/pamphlet offers basic advice for people engaged in
political activity who will likely encounter police as a result of their

political work (everyone will, it's only a matter of time). The zine starts
with the premise that people should not talk to the police and offers
practical suggestions on how to minimize interactions and avoiding
incriminating one's self and other participants . From there it moves on to
discuss the importance of making opposition to police an essential part
of grassroots organizing. It also offers some basic tips on attending
street demonstrations as well as suggestions on how to minimize the
potential negative ramifications of social media usage.

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing The Ally lndustria .l Complex
The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose
careers depend on the "issues" they work to address. These nonprofit

capitalists advance their careers off the struggles they ostensibly support.
They often work in the guise of "grassroots " or "community-based" and are
not necessarily tied to any organization.
They build organizational or individual capacity and power , establishing
themselves comfortably among the top ranks in their hierarchy of
oppression as they strive to become the ally "champions" of the most
oppressed . While the exploitation of solidarity and support is nothing new ,
the commodification and exploitation of allyship is a growing trend in the
activism industry.

'We're Trying to Destroy the World': Anti-Blackness and Police
Violence After Ferguson
"They would say , 'the capitalist as a category has to be destroyed '. What
freaks them out about an analysis of anti-Blackness is that this applies to

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the category of the Human , which means that they have to be destroyed
regardless of their performance, or of their morality , and that they occupy
a place of power that is completely unethical, regardless of what they do .
And they 're not going to do that. Because what are they trying to do?
They 're trying to build a better world. What are we trying to do? We're
trying to destroy the world . Two irreconcilable projects."

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As Black as Resistance
As Black As Resistance makes the case for a new program of self-defense
and transformative politics for Black Americans , one rooted in an
anarchistic framework that the authors liken to the Black experience itself .
This book argues against compromise and negotiation with intolerance . It is
a manifesto for everyone who is ready to continue progressing towards
liberation .
Understanding Patriarchy
Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the
male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word
"patriarchy" in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy-what it
means , how it is created and sustained . Many men in our nation would not
be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly . The word "patriarchy"
just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech . Men who have
heard and know the word usually associate it with women's liberation , with
feminism , and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences .
First, They Shot the Anarchists: Trump and 'The New Normal'
"Across the political spectrum, at time when so many people are starting to
take seriously punching Nazis, blockading airports, and rioting as a vehicle
for both self-defense and as a means of collapsing the regime by creating a
state of crisis , there is predictably by the State , the media , and the Left,
condemnation of these tactics. Why? The answer is as easy as it is simple:
for these are the tools that are at the disposal of all poor and working people.
And to be able to demonize in the minds of millions not even ideas , groups ,
or organizations , but moreover tactics - this is the real goal of all
apparatuses of control ."

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Becoming Ungovernable
"There is a lot of possibility in the world right now and we shouldn 't give up,
even though it feels pretty bleak at times. When things are in flux as much
as they are right now, it creates opportunity . People are increasingly
looking to collective and autonomous action to exercise power ; more
people are sympathetic to militant tactics and radical visions of what is
possible and desirable. Trump's candidacy and presidency have created
some serious divisions in the ruling class , which destabilizes power and
creates vacuums . To the extent that those vacuums can be filled with antiauthoritarian and anti-capitalist principles and organizing , we could see
some significant victories for our movements."

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NOVEMBER2-ASSANTASHAKURISFREE
In 1979, Assata escaped from prison . Radicals from the Black Liberation and white anti-imperialist
movements were indicted for allegedly helping Assata escape . Sekou Odinga and Mutulu Shakur
remain in prison today. In 1984 , Assata surfaced in Cuba and received political asylum . She is a
beacon of hope and power for the international movements for Black liberation and to free all U.S.held political prisoners .
https ://justseeds .org/product/assata -shaku r-is-free/

NOVEMBER 24 - BUY NOTHING DAY
"Today , humanity faces a stark choice : save the planet and ditch capitalism , or save capitalism
and ditch the planet." - Fawzi Ibrahim

DECEMBER 31 - NYE PRISON NOISE DEMO
Join fellow demonstrators this New Year's Eve send loud messages of solidarity to those spending
the holidays behind bars, as we celebrate ongoing prisoner resistance , and renew our commitment
to fighting for a world without prisons!
Every year there is an international call for noise demonstrations outside of prisons. In NYC, the
demo happens at Metropolitan Correction Center , the federal prison nearby . 150 Park Row .
Bring: Noisemakers , air horns , drums , anything that is loud! And earplugs!

JANUARY 22 -TRANS PRISONER DAY OF ACTION AND SOIJDARITY
This grassroots project was initiated by Marius Mason, a trans prisoner in Texas, US. This annual
event is being led by trans prisoners and their supporte rs from around the world. It is a chance for
those on the outside to remember those behind bars , give real solidarity and support and raise
awareness about issues facing trans prisoners. It is a chance for those on the inside to have a voice
and organize together . https://supportmariusmason.org/

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FEBRUARY 14 - I,II,LY, YOU ARE NOT FORGO'I"I'EN! - A DAY OF
SOLIDARITY WfI'H SURVIVORS/VICTIMS WITHIN PACE
We'll keep cursing the r*pists and administration & writing the names of survivors/victims , because
getting revenge keeps their memories alive. We celebrate and remember their lives . We protect
their rage. Because , it isn't enough that they get away with it, but they want to make us forget too.

Inspired by former Pace student , now survivor activist , Lilly. http://survivorsupport.tumblr.com/
https:l/twitter.com/FemaleArtiste

APRIL 15 - STEAL SOMETHING FROM WORK DAY
Does your boss work less than you but take home a bigger paycheck? If the corporation is making
money at the end of the day , that means they're not paying you the full value of your labor - that's
where corporate profit comes from! So if you need something in your workplace , take it. You earned
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stealfromwork.crimethinc.com

MAY1-MAYDAY!
Celebrated around the world as a day of rest or struggle for the working class , historically May Day
began as a way to commemorate the Haymarket anarchists , some of whom were executed for their
labor agitation . Anarchists celebrate May Day not only for the liberation of the working class , but as
a day to struggle for total liberation of all of us who are on the losing side of power

JUNE 2 - INTERNATIONAL WHORES' DAY
International Who res Day (also known as Dfa Internacional de las Putas , PutaDei , International Sex
Workers Day, Dfa Internacional de la Trabajado ra Sexual) is a day to gather sex working people ,
their co-conspirators, accomplices, loved ones and communities together in protest to demand an
immediate cessation of police and state violence, the end of whorephobia, stigma and shaming , and
call for the decriminalization of all sex work now! This is a day to assert collective power and make
demands! https://www.blacksexworkercollective.org/
http://www.nswp.org/

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https://www.lysistratamccf.org/

DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH LONG TERM ANARCHIST PRISONERS

The crime they punish is freedom. Just wanting a world not based on greed or privilege threatens
those in power , and occasionally they lash out with repression and police and prisons. It doesn't
matter if you 've actually broken the law or not--if your activism threatens the legitimacy of the law
itself or the wealth it serves to protect, they will find a way to lock you up. That is why it's crucial to
support political prisoners: if we're serious about revolution, then any one of us could end up behind
bars .

https://junell.noblogs.org/

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[!]- • [!l The Anarchist Library
More anarchist texts than you could read if you dropped out of school
and became a monk--and they're all free!
theanarchistlibrary.org

Channel Zero Network
A newly formed podcast network of several anarchist and anti-authoritarian English
language podcasts. They are proud to unveil a 24-7 radical audio stream , and a
website that makes it easier for you to discover new radical podcasts or hear an

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NPR , and get yourself inspired!
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subMedia
subMedia is a video production ensemble , which aims to promote anarchist and anticapitalist ideas , and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films

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everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting .
sub.media

Resonance: An Anarchist Audio Distro
We are recording anarchist and related texts and distributing them in audio form as
audiobooks and audiozines. In this way we hope to make anarchist ideas more
accessible , and anarchist practice more informed .
resonanceaudiodistro.org

It's Going Down
A digital community center for anarchist , anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and
anti-colonial movements. Their mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize
and promote revolutionary theory and action .
itsgoi ngdown.org

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''leak college textbook pdf files not nudes''
- Sci-Hub is a website with over 64.5 million academic papers and
articles available for direct download. It bypasses publisher paywalls by
allowing access through educational institution proxies.

- Textbook Nova

"If the University is notified or independently learns that you have
infringed on a copyright while using the University's network, then you
may be subject to a range of penalties."

This subreddit is for requesting and sharing specific articles available in
various databases:
https://www. redd it.com/r/Scholar/
Share textbooks online and physically here:

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"We are here to demand tha t our unive rsity takes our issues seri ous ly." a student organ izer said.

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Credit: MarisolDiaz-Gordon

By Rajvi Desai
rajvi.desai@amny.com
Updated A pril 19, 2018 6:45 PM
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Pace University students walked out of class Thursday to demand that school administrators
strengthen policies relating to sexual abusers on campus.
Clad in raincoats, clutching umbrel las and holding signs that read "# Me Too," more than 100
students rallied outside One Pace Plaza in support of Pace senior Ariella Riapos, who recently
voiced her story of sexual abuse by a former boyfriend in a Facebook post, leaving many in the
crowd in tears.
"We are here to demand that our university takes our issues serious ly and does whatever they
can to protect us," Riapos, 22, told the crowd , while perched atop a ladder and holding a
megaphone. "We are here to demand that we have a safe college experience."

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the alleged rapist not respons ible Without saying why, and then attempted to require both students to
attend a program on alcohol and date rape, a complaint filed wtth the Education Department claims .
The student who filed the comp laint, and who asked to remain anonymous due to the prfvate nature of
her expe rience, received wo rd in July that the department's Office for Civil Rights would look Into her
grievance.
The Pace case underscores how complicated It is to investigate sex crimes on campuses and why
victims might choose the ir own privacy over pun ishment of their aggressor . Those who work wit!h the
victims argue they should have tha t choice - one apparently den ied the student at Pace.
A survey of 236 colleges and un iversities. released ,in July by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo .), found that
more than 40 percent of tho se schools 1had not conducted a single investigation of sexual assault in the
last five yea rs. At the time, the Amer ican Council on Education, the main lobbying group fo r highe r
education, noted that victims aren' t always cooperative or willing to seek punishment
Others suggest that forc ing an invest igatio n on a reluctant victim can even be harmful.
"Imagine someone overriding your wishes. ta lking to every sing le person in your social circle [about an
alleged sexua l assault ]," said Laura Dunn , founde r of the survJvor advocacy group SurvJustice. "How
co uld you stay on campus? You have no autonomy , no pr ivacy ."
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Pace student said she had no intention of reporting the Feb. 14, 20 14, incident, but did d isc-lose it to
a doctor at the New York university's health center on Feb . 27 when she went to get tested for sexually
transmitted infections . The doctor fetched another colleague, who agreed they needed to info rm
campus security , who would in turn have to start an Invest igation , th e student said.
" I said I don 't want an investigation, don 't want the police Involved at all, don't want an in-school
investigat ion, but they to ld me it had to happen," the student said to The Huffington Post " I did not w ant

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