Diaspora: One shot publication about the contractors of the Northwest Detention Center


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From Puget Sound Anarchists. January 8th, 2012.

Diaspora: One shot publication about the contractors of the Northwest Detention Center

Full Introduction from the publication:

This is a one-shot publication about the restructuring of the Northwest Detention Center and its contractors, financial advisers, and investors on a city, state and national level. It is a manual to track the relationships of power these companies share. Diaspora has a twofold meaning, as stated on the cover,“a dispersion or spreading, as of people originally belonging to one nation or having a common culture.” Another meaning is in relation to what can come from the dispersion of actions, such as: hunger strikes in detention centers, noise demos, acts of solidarity against institutions that support detention center construction, and an array of individual and collective acts. These actions, not defined by a particular group, are part of a wide struggle for the destruction of detention centers and against those considered illegal by the state.

Deportation has become a sort of global factory, as some may say, a deportation machine. It functions to move people en masse out of one country into another in unison with the construction of tighter surveillance measures on the border. The new technologies of capture: biometric identification, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) and towers mounted with cameras, are present and constantly monitoring the Southern border of Arizona. These measures are expanding and inverting the walls of the prison to the outside, from a physical institution to the open air. The discourse of those in power say these measures and developments are twofold: one, that this stops people without papers and the correct form of citizenship from coming in illegally; and two, to keep us safe from terrorism, which is a way to use this monitoring on its own citizens, i.e. in a domestic way.

Let this be a spark for one to act as an individual or collectively against the present world, realizing the points, nodes and relations of power that these seemingly endless institutions interconnect to and share. When seen as a whole, these institutions are a multilayered apparatus of: capture, control, deportation, detention, imprisonment, and surveillance. These institutions are constructed through different types of discourses, power-relations, and actions the state and capital use. How can one understand the points at which this widening prison world is growing? Where to begin a method of attack, sabotage and subversion within its places of development?
Some addresses of certain banks and companies have been left out, so one may have to do research in a secure and safe way to find out more information.


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From Puget Sound Anarchists.


Another Seattle squat raided at 18th & Olive

Two people were arrested and a house was cleared of alleged squatters after police were called to deal with trespassers reported by a Capitol Hill property owner Wednesday afternoon at 18th and E Olive St.

According to police, people were spotted breaking into a fenced and boarded up house just off E Madison late Wednesday afternoon. When police arrived, they found three people outside the house who admitted there were more people inside.

Seattle Police tells us that the man and woman arrested were hauled in for investigation of trespassing and an additional warrant. The week before Christmas, SPD cleared a Central District home of alleged squatters. Meanwhile, a judge has ordered squatters to clear a takeover of an empty duplex at 23rd and Alder or face arrest. Squatting in empty and abandoned properties around Capitol Hill, of course, pre-dates the Occupy movement. A recent extreme example was the situation that surrounded the “Belmont Biohazard” house that has since been demolished to make way for a new development.

Whether Occupy or the shift to wetter weather, there were several incidents of trespass and “suspicious circumstances” reported around the Hill on Wednesday including possible trespassers entering yet another empty Belmont Ave home.

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UPDATE: The location of the house has been updated per comment below. Sorry for the error.


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