Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anarchist Film Collective Raided In Brooklyn

Wed 14 Apr 2010

Yesterday, April 13th, cops raided an anarchist collective space in
Brooklyn without a warrant and have detained two folks. It’s hard to tell
right now, but it seems to be related to the upcoming Anarchist Film
Festival, which is held in honor of Brad Will, who was murdered by the
government of Mexico during the Oaxaca teacher’s rebellion in 2006. Fuck,
has it already been almost four years? I remember where I was when I found
out he’d been killed. He was an almost painfully earnest fellow, one of
those activists who I ran across everywhere.

The press release, from infoshop:

From the anarchist 1am collective

Today in Brooklyn NY, the NYPD entered without a warrant 13 Thames Art
Space, a Bushwick based art and performance space where members of the
Independent Anarchist Media (I AM) Collective have been organizing the
Fourth Annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival in honor of Brad Will.

Two plainclothes detectives entered first, followed quickly by a
Lieutenant and vans full of blue shirt officers. After corralling
everyone present in the back room, they searched the space and
detained two members of the collective.

The I AM collective was preparing for the NYC Anarchist Film Festival,
a showcase of resistance movements and insurrectionary events from
around the world presented from an anarchist and anti-authoritarian

Our response to the raid: regardless of these attacks, the film
festival will happen as planned on Friday April 16, 2010 at Judson
Memorial Church. The voice of decentralized creative communities will
not be silenced by police repression. They cannot raid us, because we
are everywhere.

and a one-minute video of the event:

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