Armed with anger..
Photography: Joe Cavallini, SGStudios
Armed with anger..
Photography: Joe Cavallini, SGStudios
On Monday morning, September 13, 1971, an uprising by prison inmates of the Attica Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison located in western New York, ended in the bloodiest prison confrontation in American history. Five days earlier, thirteen hundred prisoners had rebelled, taken over the prison, and held forty guards hostage. Issuing a list of demands—including calls for improvements in living conditions as well as educational and training opportunities—they entered into negotiations with state officials. The negotiations failed and state police and national guard troops seized the prison; in the course of taking it over they killed forty-three individuals, including ten hostages.
I. [Boiling Point]
“3 to 4x October”
is a film written directed, and co-starring filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. The plot follows ‘a shiftless, inattentive young man, a member of a losing local baseball team, whose coach is threatened and attacked by a local yakuza. He teams up with a friend to go to Okinawa to purchase guns so they can get revenge. Kitano plays psychotic yakuza named Uehara, who befriends them upon their arrival in Okinawa. Uehara has his own agenda of revenge, and as the story progresses the two boys drift further into his orbit, with unsettling results.’ Boiling point is also the first track on Society System Decontrol’s “The Kids Will Have Their Say” album. Rebirth & revenge.
II. [THE KIDS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY]
’SS Decontrol (aka Society System Decontrol) led the charge of Boston HC bands that blew up close on the heels of the DC scene. Their take on hardcore and the new straight edge ideology was extremely aggressive, and would change the way punk was played forever. Comprised of guitarist Al Barile, vocalist David Spring (”Springa”), bassist Jamie Sciarappa, and drummer Chris Foley, they were one of the first Boston hardcore bands and the core of the infamous “Boston Crew.” The X-Claim pressings both ‘The Kids Will Have Their Say’ & ‘Get it away’ are both highly collectable.’ -KFTH
Times have changed and so has the battle, this is our updated homage to the youth crew..
III. [ E¥E CONTACT]
pt. 1 0f 3
‘Holding back the night
with its growing brilliance
the summer moon’
‘AMERIKA’ symbolizes all that is wrong with the US as a nation state. Our enemies: the fringe elements and hate groups in power will soon find their way of thinking doomed and themselves up against a new form of hostile & enlightened citizenry.”
V. [LAST RITES]
The Office After the Departure of the Soul From the Body
6. [BACK STAB]
..”Ista quidem vis est!” At the same time, Casca produced his dagger and made a glancing thrust at the dictator’s neck. Caesar turned around quickly and caught Casca by the arm. According to Plutarch, he said in Latin, “Casca, you villain, what are you doing?” Casca, frightened, shouted “Help, brother!” Within moments, the entire group, including Brutus, was striking out at the dictator. Caesar attempted to get away, but, blinded by blood, he tripped and fell; the men continued stabbing him as he lay defenceless on the lower steps of the portico, around 60 or more men participated in the assassination. He was stabbed 23 times.
Here is a preview of our latest project with DTA entitled [SWINE TIME] When working with Easy Co. we always seem to find the most subtle way of expressing our views, politically. Greed has reached an almost unprecedented level in Amerika and it is just going to get worse, from Wall Street to the White House back to Main street it’s time to put a stop to our gluttony..
‘We breached the wall, and opened up the defences of the city. All prepare themselves for the work and they set up wheelsallowing movement under its feet, and stretch hemp ropes round its neck. That engine of fate mounts our walls pregnant with armed men. Around it boys, and virgin girls, sing sacred songs, and delight in touching their hands to the ropes: Up it glides and rolls threateningly into the midst of the city.’ -Virgil, The Aeneid Book II
….Revolution in France; Summer 1792,
Instead of a democracy the Convention established a war dictatorship operating through the Committee of Public Safety, the Committee of General Security, and numerous agencies such as the Revolutionary Tribunal. Known to history as the Reign of Terror, this period represented the efforts of a few men to govern the country and wage war in a time of crisis. Georges Danton and Maximilien Robespierre dominated the new government, with Robespierre gradually gaining over Danton and others. Price and wage maximums were unevenly enforced, and acceptance of the inflated paper currency, the assignats, was made mandatory. A huge number of suspects were arrested; thousands were executed, including Marie Antoinette. A revolutionary calendar, with 10-day weeks, was adopted.
The fanatic Jacques Hébert, who had introduced the worship of a goddess of Reason, was arrested and executed in Mar., 1794, along with other so-called ultra-revolutionaries. The next month Danton and his followers, the “Indulgents,” who advocated relaxation of emergency measures, were executed. To counter Hébertist influence, Robespierre proclaimed (June, 1794) the cult of the Supreme Being. France’s military successes lessened the need for strong domestic measures, but Robespierre called for new purges. Fearing that the Terror would be turned against them, members of the Convention arrested Robespierre on July 27, 1794 (Thermidor), and had him guillotined; a majority of Commune members were also executed.
[DETH TO LIBERTY]
WORLD TRADE CENTER: [REMEMBRANCE]
On September 20, 1962, the Port Authority announced the selection of Minoru Yamasaki as lead architect and Emery Roth & Sons as associate architects. Yamasaki devised the plan to incorporate twin towers; Yamasaki’s original plan called for the towers to be 80 stories tall. In order to meet the Port Authority’s requirement to build 10 million square feet (930,000 m²) of office space, the buildings would each need to be 110 stories tall.
GEORGE JACKSON: [FASCISM]
BLOOD IN MY EYE SERIES pt. 4
On August 3, 1970 the Marin County Civic Center, which houses the Marin County Superior Court, was the scene of an assault by a group of African-American political activists led by Jonathan Jackson, the 17-year old brother of George Jackson, demanding the release of the “Soledad Brothers”. The group released several prisoners in the courtroom and took a number of hostages including the presiding judge, Harold Haley. A shotgun was taped to the judge’s neck. While they were attempting to escape, Haley and prisoners William Christmas, James McClain, and Jonathan Jackson were killed as they attempted to drive away from the courthouse…..
On August 21, 1971, three days before he was to go on trial, 29 year old George Jackson was shot and killed at San Quentin prison. According to the warden of San Quentin, lawyer-activist Stephen Bingham had smuggled a pistol concealed in a tape recorder into the prison to Jackson, who was housed in San Quentin’s Adjustment Center time awaiting trial for the murder of a prison guard. On August 21, 1971, Jackson, according to the state, used the pistol, an Astra 9-mm semi-automatic, to take over his tier in the Adjustment Center. Six people were killed, including prison guards Jere Graham, Frank DeLeon and Paul Krasnes, two white prisoners, and Jackson himself. Following the incident, Bingham fled the country, living in Europe for 13 years before surrendering in 1984 and returning to the United States to stand trial, where he was acquitted of all charges.
5th Column X Colasa [Illusion]
我讀過很多關於耶穌基督的故事,我也知道很多人喜歡 將耶穌基督當作藝術創作的題材,對我來說,耶穌就好 像一種精神的象徵,這種精神的力量很強大的,他會 改變人的想法甚至心靈,有時候不一定要聲音大聲,但 人們真正懂你所要傳達的聲音或是感受到的力量是強 大的
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“There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.”
“I want to report a murder… no, a double murder. They are two miles north of Park Headquarters. They were in a white Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia. I’m the one that did it. The police shall never catch me, because I have been too clever for them.”
-The Zodiac, December 1968
[EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ]
“Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. You don’t need anything else.”
Photography: Sean Lyles
[PEOPLE’S ARMY] 5 Panel
“Every comrade must be helped to understand that as long as we rely on the people, believe firmly in the inexhaustible creative power of the masses and hence trust and identify ourselves with them, we can surmount any difficulty, and no enemy can crush us while we can crush any enemy.”
San Francisco based INVS and 5th Column come together and celebrate Saturnalia with the release of a this tee. Saturnalia is a holiday where Romans feasted together to celebrate one of their Gods, Saturn.
The design of the shirt is based off of Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son.”
The collab comes in two different colorways, black and burgundy, both are printed with 3M reflective ink. They release Thursday, December 17 (Saturnalia) at the INVS shop in San Francisco. It will release online the same day at 3pm on the INVS web store.
THE ANCIENT FESTIVAL OF SATURN
[Christmas was invented to replace Saturnalia.]
was an ancient Roman holiday marked by a week of wild partying, lawlessness and a holiday celebrating the return of the sun; ending in dedications to the temple of the god Saturn, which was on 17 December. People did any damage they pleased without fear of
consequence as the Roman courts were closed and law stated that no one
could be punished for anything. This tradition began by Roman
communities choosing someone as an enemy of Rome, representing the Lord of Misrule.
Each “enemy” was forced to over-indulge in food, sex, and mayhem for a week.
At the end of the week, the person was murdered in representation of
conquering the forces of darkness.
Photography by Will Robson-Scott
“To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.”
[EXALTATION DEGREES OF THE PLANETS]
The exaltations are one of the most ancient astrological factors still in use. They are found in Babylonian sky omens, before the appearance of Horoscopic astrology. Exaltation is one of the five essential dignities of a planet. Each of the seven traditional planets has its exaltation in one zodiac sign.
Only in Cali where we riot, not rally to live and die..
[VENGEANCE IS MINE]
Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari
Twenty years of the reign of the moon having passed, seven thousand years and another shall take up his throne: When the Sun shall complete it’s weary days then accomplished and proven will be my prophecies.
-Nostradamus Quatrain 1-48
“If it kills us, we will resurrect this city” - The 20%ers
“If you don’t like me don’t chat to me.” -Devlin
“It is in war that a man makes his reputation, and it is in moments of flux and change that a man can rise. “
This day forward and this way only..
[No Quarter No Trust No Wormwood No Gospel No Providence]
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The concept behind immortality through cryonics goes something like this: If you have yourself frozen immediately after you’ve died, doctors in the future might someday have enough knowledge to repair the cell damage that led to your death. If they fix what killed you, they might be able to reanimate you, because your cells have been preserved. In an extreme view, medical science might even someday be able reverse the symptoms of aging, meaning you could die an old woman and come back as a teenager. These claims are made by the Web site for one company that has put many hopeful people into cold storage.
It’s not that simple, though. No human being has yet been reanimated. One complicating factor is that when your body cells freeze, water leaks out of them and collects in the spaces between them. The ice crystals that form can puncture the cell membranes. So, in addition to having to cure whatever killed you, science of the future will also have to have miniature robots travel inside your body to repair the ice damage.
(A newer process called vitrification freezes without producing these damaging ice crystals, according to the Web page of Alcor, one of the leading cryogenic companies.)
Sounds like science fiction, and most scientists would agree that it is, but it’s probably worth remembering that scientists currently freeze human embryos and successfully implant them later. My dog, Lucia, plays with one of these thawed “totsicles” regularly.
Since 1967, when James Bedford became the first person to undergo cryogenic suspension, at least dozens of people have paid tens of thousands and up to have their bodies (or, if they’re on a budget, just their heads) frozen.
Shoshin / Grimmrobe Japan 2009
4/21 (Tue) Earthdom, Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
open 18:00 start 19:00
4/22 (Wed) Earthdom, Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
open 18:00 start 19:00
w/ JIM O’ROURKE
4/23 (Thu) Sunsui, Unagidani, Osaka
open 18:00 start 19:00
w/ BLACK GANION
4/24 (Fri) Sunsui, Unagidani, Osaka
open 18:00 start 19:00
w/ RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK
I’m honored to have worked with the Black Scale Family on this collaboration, The 5th Giza.
For thousands of years, the largest structures on Earth were pyramids. Built in 2056 b.c the Great Pyramid of Giza, was made to entomb the Egyptian king, Khufu. It’s took almost 25 years to construct. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
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That’s right Skullphone and his Spazmat clothing line have arrived
at Berdhouse Gallery. Included in the delivery of men’s and women’s
t-shirts, is a limited edition print and a special holiday surprise
only available at the Berdhouse Gallery. Also available at the gallery
a new print from Derek Albeck (derekalbeck.com). A 5 color hand
screened print poster in editions of 100 and the latest issue of “The
Party’s Over”, a zine published by Christian Banks out of New York.
This full color zine is filled with awesome photos, drawings and
includes a free T-shirt. Please stop by the gallery, hours are
Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm or call us at (213) 482.9976 hope to see
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