The recent FBI raids in the Pacific Northwest are thinly veiled tactics to enact state repression on left and radical thinkers and do-ers. These clear violations of civil rights follow in a long tradition of the state using fear and brute threats to keep us too afraid to vision, to dream, and to resist.
My courage is soaring as I see projects like No Papers, No Fears and the PNW Grand Jury Resisters stare down the state and flex the much stronger muscles of community, bravery, and creative resistance.
Jenna Peters-Golden is an organizer, facilitator and artist residing in Philadelphia. Jenna is a core member of AORTA [the Anti Oppression Resource and Training Alliance] and Philly Stands Up!, a transformative justice collective.