Drop the Charges Against Bay Area Anarchist, Dee Allen


Here's what you can do to help poet, anarchist and civic activist Dee Allen fight the bogus charges against him.


Dee Allen is facing bogus charges including battery of a police officer (for allegedly spitting at an officer) as a consequence of his participation in a counter-protest against the minute"men" on July 30. On August 7th, 2008, Dee appeared in court. After a lengthy pretrial conference between the judge and attorneys, Dee entered his plea of not guilty.

It's outrageous and maddening that Dee should even be put in such a position. This matter need not -- and should not -- go to trial.

The misdemeanors in this case are punishable by $2000 and/or 6 mos. in jail. Not to mention the fact that they create a police record.


Here's what to do to support Dee Allen during this time of litigation:

Dee's next court date will be on November 7th, at 9:00 AM, at 850 Bryant, Department 13.
His case number is 2378915, and the person handling his case is Megan T. Burns, Deputy Public Defender, (415) 575-8861, megan.burns@sfgov.org.

Call in to voice your support for Dee Allen (full name: Donnell Lamont Allen), and offer to help Dee's case by serving as a character witness for him.

Also, contact Greg Barge, director of the misdemeanor division, (415) 553-1266, and state that the charges should be dropped against him. The number to the D.A.'s office for general inquiries is (415) 553-1751.

Voice your outrage over the fact that two cops can allege whatever they want in a criminal complaint and can impose such troubles on a upright citizen who has been unjustly singled out as a target for ongoing harassment.

Jeff Adachi is the San Francisco Public Defender; ask him to intervene directly on Dee's behalf. His email is jeff.adachi@sfgov.org, or call (415) 553-1671 for general inquiries at the SF Public Defender's office.


Here's contact info for sympathetic police commissioners submitted by an anti-police brutality organizer. Like with the Public Defender's and District Attorney's offices, demand that the two Minuteman Project counter protest-related [false] misdemeanor charges be dropped. Also, if possible, be a character witness for Dee Allen.

Contacts to Jeff and police commissioners on our side: jeff.adachi@sfgov.org, davidfcampos@yahoo.com, theresasparks@aol.com, pdejesus@kazanlaw.com.


Write a letter addressed to the D.A.'s office attesting to Dee's character. State how you know Dee, and why you love/ value/ respect him. Again, demand that the charges against him be dropped. Hilary Ronen of La Raza Centro Legal is currently collecting the letters:

Hillary Ronen
La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia Street, Suite 295
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thank you for your support and helping to further our freedom of speech and dissent in our own community!

Another Question

Okay, thanks for the feedback.

Here's another question. Does anyone on here not have a job where they get health benefits and somehow "make ends meet" health wise?

What do you do if you can't afford medical treatment or doctors visits?

Quick Linkies to Good Reads (Many of these are free books, enjoy!)

Anarchist Introductions, General Theory
Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Anarchism: From Theory to Practice

Days of War, Nights of Love

What is Anarcho-Communism?

Fighting for our Lives

One Hundred Thousand Volunteers Needed

Anarchism as an International Relations Theory

Anarchism, Indigenism, and the State

Anarchism in Action

Noam Chomsky: Notes on Anarchism

An Anarchist FAQ

Anarchist Praxis and Critique
In the Spirit of Total Resistance: A Spark of Anarchist Resistance

Demonstrating Resistance:
Mass Action and Autonomous Action in the Election Year

The Inefficient Utopia

Direct Action: What it is, what it‘s good for, how it works

Autonomous Self-Organization and Anarchist Intervention

Notes on Insurectionary Anarchism

Upping the Anti

Do or Die: Voices from the Ecological Resistance

Blocs, Black and Otherwise

Let me light my cigarette on your burning blockade: Crimethinc Look at G8 Protests

Peace is Patriotic, and that‘s the Problem: An Anarchist Critique

Work, Community, Politics, War

Don‘t (Just) Vote: Get Active

Anarchist Organization not Leninist Vanguards

NEFAC Workplace Position Paper

Don‘t Just Protest, Organize!

Anarchist Economics
Anarchist Economics

Common Sense Reasons for Workers Self-Management

The Conquest of Bread

Fields, Factories, and Workshops

Is a Monelyless Economy Possible?

Anarchist, Anti-Authoritarian, and Radical History
Homage to Catalonia

The Spanish Revolution: Anarchism in Action

Que se vayan todos: Argentina‘s Popular Rebellion

The Rebellion in LA: The context of a Proletarian Uprising

Living my Life: Emma Goldman

Seattle General Strike 1919

Italian Factory Occupations

Self-Management as Resistance in Ireland 1920

The Zapatistas, anarchism, and direct democracy

Anarchism in the Russian Revolution

Hungry 56‘

Paris 68‘

Free Software Movement: Anarchism in Action

Industrial Unionism and Anarcho-Syndicalists in Africa

Kwanju Uprising 1980

SF Shuts Down as War Starts 2003

Warner Creek Tree Sit

German Autonomist Movement

Italy‘s Autonomia

Past and Present Anarchist Communities

Collected Essays of George Katsiaficas

Society of the Spectalce

The Revolution of Everyday Life

Intro to the Situationists

The Revolution of Everyday Life

Why Freegan?

Dropping Out: For Students

Why I Love Shoplifting from Big Corporations

Squatters Handbook

Green Anarchy and Anarcho-Primitivism
Against Civilization

Green Anarchist Infoshop

Species Traitor

Green Anarchy Direct Action News Center

Industrial Workers of the World
IWW Preamble

Here Come the Wobblies!

Anarchism and Race
Anarchist People of Color: Our Culture Our Resistance

Anarchism and the Black Revolution

Anti-Racist Action and Militant Black Youth Riot Against Cops and Nazis

Race Traitor

Critical Resistance and Prison Abolition

Earth and Animal Liberation
Memories of Freedom

What is the Animal Liberation Front?

What is the Earth Liberation Front?

Earth Civics

Reclaim the Streets: Away with all cars!

Fuck Marxist-Leninism
A Critical Look at the RCP

Infoshop Expose‘ on Marxist-Leninist Parties

Fuck Lenin

Anarcha-Feminism: Quiet Rumors

Irish Liberation Struggle
The War in Ireland

Ireland‘s Own Revolutionary History

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"Gift of the seasoned"

It's the busiest time of the year for retail. But one local organization is promoting a marketplace where money isn't needed. The Really Free Market, organized by the activist group Direct Action Anti-Authoritarians Collective, is a place where people can drop off donated goods or shop for free. PAGE B-2

Everything is free, $0.00, at marketplace Saturday

By Christina Salerno

During the busiest spending season of the year, an organization is promoting a marketplace where money isn't needed.
The Really Free Market, organized by the activist group Direct Action Anti-Authoritarians Collective, is a place where people can drop off donated goods for free.
"Everything is free, and everyone is welcome," said ______, a member of the group.
The outdoor market is scheduled from 1 to 3pm Saturday at Sutter Avenue and Paradise Road in West Modesto.
"It is a setting where people can bring things they no longer want and people can get things for free," _____ says. "There is no money or barter involved, but it is a gift economy where you contribute so others can have and take."
The most needed items are children's clothing and coats, food , toys, books, and household necessities, _____ said. Donations can be dropped off anytime during the market.
At last years market, _____ said, needy families and the homeless were the biggest benefactors.

Free Tookie Event in Modesto CA


Stanlie "Tookie" Williams, was convicted in the early 80's in four murders. Tookie was the founder of a gang of Crips, and was convicted of the killings during four robberies. Tookie regrets his gang involvement, but maintains his innocence. According to the www.savetookie.org website, "He maintains innocence of the crimes he was accused of, and faced racist discrimination throughout his trial. One issue highlighted the fact that the prosecutor in Tookie's original case removed three African-American jurors from the jury. During Stan's trial, this prosecutor made racially-coded remarks during his closing argument, comparing Stan during the trial to a Bengal tiger in the zoo and stating that a black community - South Central Los Angeles - was equivalent to the natural "habitat" of a Bengal Tiger." (Learn more at the Tookie fact sheet here: http://www.savetookie.org/documents/tookie_fact_sheet_10.18.05.pdf).

Tookie has not spent this time in jail without doing anything. He has been nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help young people get and stay our of gangs, and has written numerous books on the subject.

Please attend the Teach In and Film Showing event in Modesto on Saturday, (10am-3pm, King Kennedy Center, on 601 North MLK road, Modesto).
, also, show this flyer to people online, and also call, (916-445-2841), and email the governer, (governor@governor.ca.gov).

Sample Letter:

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:

Please do not allow the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams. There are facts about his case that show that racial injustices have taken place. He is one ex-gang member that can reach the gang kids - or potential future gang kids - and help them turn their lives around. Don't lose him! The teens of today desperately need his kind of approach and knowledge in the reality of street gang life so they can make life-saving, better choices. Stanley Tookie Williams represents hope to these kids. Don't kill their hope.

I know you care about youth, Governor. Please support our youth by granting clemency to Mr. Williams.

{Your name and address}

3rd US Starbucks Goes IWW

UNION SQUARE STARBUCKS PICKET 4pm-7pm this coming Black Friday, November 25th.
"Don't Cross Our Picket Lines!" means we're discouraging people from going
inside. Picketers are asked to put 5 bucks in the tip jar if they can spare it.
Tell friends and allies. Spread the word.
By Tommy NYC http://starbucksunion@yahoo.com
> Workers at Third U.S. Starbucks Go Union -- Baristas Demand Guaranteed Work Hours
New York, NY- 25 Starbucks baristas and supporters wearing union pins and
hats surrounded the store manager at the Union Square location in Manhattan
tonight to announce their membership in the IWW Starbucks Workers Union
(www.starbucksunion.org). The workers, joined by union baristas from two
other New York Starbucks stores, demanded a guaranteed minimum of 30 hours
of work per week and an end to Starbucks' unlawful anti-union campaign.
The Union will assail Starbucks with a wide array of actions until the
demands are met.

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So here are some updates on the weekend past and present with the D to the triple muthafuckin a.

Last weekend we started off with going out to support the Foster Farms strikers in Livingston. Then we tabled in the downtown area, hit the dumpsters, gathered clothes. Did really free market. Then we practiced, then we tabled again, and made about 10$ in donations to the collective. Then we did food not bombs on sunday, squatted over the weekend. Went and saw thought riot on Sunday.

This weekend, we tabled at the benifit show for Rob Los Ricos, met with people from CAPS, (California Anarchist Prisoner Support), Vox Populi, (anarcho-punk collective), and some other distros. Then Saturday we did a Really Free Market, which went really really well. Alot of people took stuff, our flyers, and some people brought stuff to share. We practiced, (my band, reappropriation), and then we went down town.

There was some yuppie party going on, and we danced inside their party with the yuppies, stole some cups for food not bombs, and then left. It was great. The others are at the squat, and I'm here cause I needed to get the stuff for food not bombs tomorrow.

The end.