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OMETHING happened OMETHING happened on on S Saturday aturday night night in in downtown downtown S Santa anta C ruz. T here w as a rruckus. uckus. There There w as a d ance p arty. There There w as Cruz. There was was dance party. was aalso lso aftermathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;broken aftermathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;broken glass, glass, graffiti graff iti on on w alls, police police in in riot rio i t walls, gear. There There were were circle-Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle-Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spray-painted spray-painted o nb usinesses. And And even even gear. on businesses. though rebellious rebellious teenagers teenagers for for the the past past 40 40 years years have have scribbled scribbled that that though symbol wherever wherever they they felt, felt, it it makes makes it it easy easy for for people people to to believe believe that that symbol all anarchists anarchists are are evil evil and and responsible responsible for for all fo all the the destruction destruction and and all all the the all fear. And And swept swept into into this this melee melee is is SubRosa, SubRosa, an an anarchist anarchist infoshop. infoshop. fear. It must must b heir ffault. ault. The Th he fact fact that that SubRosa SubRosa didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have have anything anything It bee ttheir to d ow ith tthe he eevent vent d oesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sseem eem tto om atter. That That the the only only link link is is aan n to do with doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. arrested person person who who saw saw a flier f lier at at SubRosa. SubRosa. Of Of course course there there was was a flier f lier arrested at S ubRosa. T here w ere ffliers liers aall ll o ver ttown. own. You You can can still still ssee ee tthem hem o n at SubRosa. There were over on the ttelephone elephone p oles llining ining S oquel Drive. Drive. the poles Soquel This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the the first f irst ttime ime aanarchists narchists h ave b een b lamed ffor or tthe he This have been blamed problems o ociety. In In ffact, act, tthe he h istory o ay Day Day is is tied tied up up in in tthe he problems off ssociety. history off M May demonization of of aanarchists. narchists. In In 1887, 1887, four four anarchists anarchists were were hung hung in in demonization Chicago after after b eing fframed ramed ffor or tthrowing hrowing b ombs aatt p olice d uring Chicago being bombs police during protest. Three Three more more were were to to spend spend six six years years in in prison prison u ntil a protest. until pardoned by by Gov. Gov. Altgeld, Altgeld, who who said said the the trial trial that that convicted convicted them them pardoned was ccharacterized haracterized b hysteria, p acked jjuries uries aand nd a b iased jjudge. udge.â&#x20AC;? The Th he was byy â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;hysteria, packed biased anarchists were were a part part of of a massive massive strike strike that that began began on on May May 1, 1, 1886, 1886, anarchists demanding an an eight-hour eight-hour workday. workday. demanding SubRosa is is pretty pretty iinnocuous, nnocuous, rreally. eally. Itt is is based based on on values values of of selfselfSubRosa responsibility, m utual ssupport upport aand nd ffree ree aassociation. ssociation. Like Like aanarchism narchism responsibility, mutual itself, iitt eencompasses ncompasses a w ide rrange ange o erspectives. The The shelves shelves are are ffilled illed itself, wide off p perspectives. with books books espousing espousing a variety variety of of ideas, ideas, some some in in contradiction contradiction to to each each with other. The Th he room room is is filled f illed with with a variety variety of of people, people, young young people, people, old old other. people. The The volunteers volunteers spend spend their their time time and and energy energy working working to to create create people. a positive positive and and family-friendly family-friendly space. space. Some o he p eople w ho ffrequent requent S ubRosa aare re h omeless. S ubRosa iiss Some off tthe people who SubRosa homeless. SubRosa the o ne p lace iin n ttown own w here yyou ou ccan an ssit it d own w ithout h aving tto op ay the one place where down without having pay for aanything. nything. Y ou ccanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ssit it o nP acif ic A venue, n ot w ith aall ll tthe he sstatues tatues for You on Pacific Avenue, not with and p arking m eters aand nd d owntown o rdinances. N ot w ith aall ll tthe he and parking meters downtown ordinances. Not with business o wners w ho d onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t w ant yyou ou aanywhere nywhere n ear ttheir heir sstores tores iiff yyou ou business owners who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want near arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ggoing oing tto ob uy aanything. nything. N ot w ith aall ll tthe he d owntown h osts w ho arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy Not with downtown hosts who walk u p tto o yyou, ou, sshake hake ttheir heir h ead aand nd m ove yyou ou aalong long d own P acif ic. walk up head move down Pacific. Th hey p oint yyou ou tto o tthe he b lock w here S ubRosa iis; s; tthe he d owntown h osts They point block where SubRosa downtown hosts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ggo o ssouth outh o aurel. donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t off L Laurel. In tthe he aatmosphere tmosphere o owntown S anta C ruz, w here tthere here iiss sso o In off d downtown Santa Cruz, where much cconflict onf lict b etween sso om any h aves aand nd sso om any h ave-nots, M ay much between many haves many have-nots, May Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eeruption ruption d oesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sseem eem sso oo ut o lace T he h omeless aand nd o ther Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t out off p place. The homeless other â&#x20AC;&#x153;undes rab esâ&#x20AC;? aare re cconstantly onstant y b e ng forced orced o ac c A venue aand nd itt â&#x20AC;&#x153;undesirablesâ&#x20AC;? being off P Pacific Avenue, comes aass n o ssurprise urpr se tthat hat ssome ome o hem sstood tood u p aand nd p ushed b ack comes no of tthem up pushed back aga nst tthe he ccity ty tthat hat rrejected e ected tthem. hem against But rreally, ea y w on t k now w hat aactually ctua y h appened o nM ay D ay But, wee d donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what happened on May Day. Th here w ere h undreds o eop e tthere, here b ut n oo ne ccan an sstand tand u p aand nd ssay, ay There were hundreds of p people but no one up â&#x20AC;&#x153;I w as tthere. here I w as a p art o h sâ&#x20AC;? B ecause tto od o tthat hat iss tto o tthrow hrow yyourself ourse â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was was part of tthis. Because do nto tthe he m ae strom o ccusat on iss tto o label abe yyourself ourse a ccriminal r m na eeven ven into maelstrom of aaccusation, ou n ever p cked u p a rrock ock o e d a ccan an o pray p a nt â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;Known Kn nown if yyou never picked up orr h held of sspray paint. anarch stsâ&#x20AC;? w ho w ere ssafe a e aatt h ome in nb ed aare re n ow h av ng ttheir he r n ames anarchistsâ&#x20AC;? who were home bed now having names posted o n tthe he IInternet, nternet b e ng aaccused ccused o ann ng tthe he w ho e tthing. h ng posted on being of p planning whole oesn t m atter tthat hat tthey hey w ere in nn ow ay involved, nvo ved b ecause aan n Itt d doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter were no way because accusat on iss a vvery ery p ower u vvery ery d angerous tthing. h ng accusation powerful, dangerous S mone C hand er iss a m ember oof the he SSubRosa ubRosa ccollective; o ec ve ubrosapro ec org Simone Chandler member



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