Like the rest of us, (A)narchists come in such a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and persuasions as to defy description. Still, there are those who seek refuge within the label as a shield for their hatred of society, the state, and those responsible for law enforcement. Paraphrasing their own ideology, if these violently radical street elements ever wielded any real power, we’d have to kill them! The following article, excerpted from the (A)narchist News blog which lifted it from the Australian ‘Indymedi(a)’ blog (Sydney) in turn, reveals why:
Reposted from the (A)narchist News and an article by Black Rose Books on Australia’s Indymedia.com
“The Australian people made heroes of none, and raised no idols, except perhaps Ned Kelly, an outlaw.. ” –Brian Fitzpatrick-
On December 6 police were called to a property in Oakville Sydney over a neighbourhood dispute about a bird aviary.
The police and media claim 19 year old Mitch and 45 year old Fiona Barbiari barricaded themselves inside their home when officers arrived and Mitch kept police at bay with a volley of arrows throughout a two hour siege. Shortly after detective inspector Bryson Anderson breached the Barbieri’s back patio, he was stabbed and would later die of his wounds. Mitch and Fiona have both been charged with his murder.
What followed was a week of commercial media hagiographies attempting to paint Bryson as a fallen hero and the NSW [New South Wales] Police Force as brave protectors and saviors of the ‘community’, while the accused have been savagely vilified. No cop is innocent of the brutality inherent in routine police work, nor of the dehumanizing barbaric torture of incarceration. As a high ranking officer with 26 years in the force, Bryson has plenty of blood on his hands.
In the early morning of the 12th of December, we dropped three banners from the Hathem St. bridge over Parramatta Rd. in Petersham. We chose this day to coincide with Bryson’s open funeral, which police and media had encouraged the general public to attend. This small action was made to expose the corporate media whitewashing of police violence and murders, with its claims ‘the whole state is in mourning’. We wished to make clear our rejection of police protection and our solidarity with the accused.
The banners read:
FREE MITCH AND FIONA BARBIERI
FROM JOSEPH LUKER TO BRYSON ANDERSON NO TEARS FOR DEAD COPS!
FUCK THE POLICE
Joseph Luker, a member of the Sydney foot police was the very first cop to be recorded as killed on duty, in 1803.
From the first police units to be established following the British invasion, to the militarized NSW police force, cops have played a central role in displacement and imprisonment of our aboriginal population, the regulation/control of convicts, the poor, the working settlers and immigrants in the interest of ruling elites.
The social ‘peace’ police uphold allows hunger while surplus food is discarded from supermarkets and homelessness while buildings sit empty for decades. This social ‘peace’ is a lie, maintained only by a constant war against the marginalized, dispossessed, and under privileged. The daily violence cops meet out to us using batons, fists, boots, OC spray, tazers, handcuffs and Glocks is no accident. They’ve chosen their side in this war, so have we. We are against any ‘peace’ under capitalism. We encourage looting, squatting and confrontations with police to reclaim communal territory from capitalists.
UNTIL THERE ARE NO POLICE PATROLLING OUR STREETS, ARRESTING OUR LOVED ONES AND HASSLING US AT EVERY TURN, THE POLICE WILL BE ATTACKED
ALL OUR HEROES KILLED COPS