The pain of marginalization has always sought an escape, and living in the cracks, drugs and alcohol have often been the self-soothing many needed in order to survive the pain of life. Even if not as a means of coping, many used drugs for self-exploration or just delight for the sake of delight. However, for so many of us that escape turned into our worst enemy, and worse, an enemy that we depended on. Our old lover, drugs, turned on us. For radicals who have used drugs addictively and are seeking to stop there are options available to escape from the vicious cycles and further enable us to better engage in our activism. These people will need community support.
Jarrett Maupin has sold out and betrayed every social movement he has been part of, in search of media attention and his own celebrity. He has engaged in this type of behavior for over a decade, so we do not expect that this list will cover all of his shady behavior over the years. We expect that more stories will come to the surface as a result of sharing this information, and in fact, most of this information comes from the last several years of Jarrett Maupin's engagement with anti-police brutality actions because those are the context that we have been most closely involved with. We will update this article with sources as we are able to validate information that is sent to us.
We are happy to announce that the third annual Phoenix Anti-Capitalist Conference is in the planning stages, and already a lot of exciting things are coming together around it! The Phoenix Anti-Capitalist Conference is a yearly gathering of anarchists and radicals to network, discuss ideas, and learn about local projects. The conference features a variety of presentations and discussions, with a strong emphasis on anarchist praxis. The third annual conference is scheduled for February 13, 2016, and will take place at The Night Gallery in Phoenix, AZ.
On May 1st, 2015, Carpe Locus Collective hosted a celebration of the grand opening of the Sp(a)ce, a new anarchist community center in so-called Phoenix. For over a year, Carpe Locus Collective has worked on building and fostering anarchist projects around the Valley that build power from below and demonstrate horizontal leadership and empowerment beyond capitalism.
The 2nd Annual Phoenix Anti-Capitalist Conference has been called for February 8th, 2015. We need help with the cost of the venue, travel and accommodations for out-of-town guests, food, printing, etc. Please donate if you are able, and thank you for supporting anarchist organizing.