The zine opens at a “low” period in the Seattle anarchist scene, and traces it’s rise over several months (winter 2010-2011) as they gain confidence in their ability to act together through a series of assemblies and combative demonstrations against the police. The role of anarchists during these demonstrations against a series of murders by the police is contextualized in the broader political context of Seattle. Contains an afterward of solidarity clandestine attacks after the ebb of the movement in the streets. Layout by Rolling Thunder.
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Excerpt from Burning the Bridges They Are Building: Anarchist Strategies against Police in the Puget Sound, Winter 2011
I never intended to write a guide to a “Seattle model” of anarchist activity. Burning the Bridges is the story of how Seattle anarchists got going. I wrote it with the hope that it would help others to get started. But where those trajectories lead is up to the rebels who know their cities, their friends and comrades, and their social contexts. This is why there is no “Seattle model” and why there will be no sequel to this essay, which still serves its intended purpose.