400+ protesters hailing from a variety of groups took to the streets against the new standards for Black History in Florida as set by the Board of Education, which obliges the instruction of the “benefits of slavery” for enslaved people and erases wide swathes of Black history and resistance to oppression as part of a wider effort to erase equitable education in the state. Organizations participating in the demonstration featured the Teamsters National Black Caucus, Black Lives Matter Broward, and radical student groups such as the Student Resistance Committee, Plantation High YDSA, and FIU YDSA.
Dozens of anarchists, antifascists, and LGBT+ community members mobilized in Jacksonville to counter a Proud Boy incursion against a drag show, successfully stopping any approach to the event and dropping a banner in the area to make it clear to fascists how welcome they are in Jacksonville.
Anarchists in Orlando dropped a banner in support of a wildcat rail strike, following the Democratic government’s decision to outlaw a national strike and force through a deal that makes no provision for sick leave days and satisfies almost none of the demands made by rail workers.
Rail unions may yet go on strike, as it appears that they have maintained the authority to organize work stoppages in spite of the injunction passed by Biden and Congress.
Dozens of queer anarchists in Ft. Lauderdale counterprotested a fascist-adjacent rally against the existence of queer children, organized by fascist groups “Gays Aga1nst Gr00mers”, “M0ms For L1berty”, and “Flor1da Fathers For Freed0m”. Despite several provocations by fascist rallygoers, the counterprotest was not attacked and successfully held out for longer than its opposition, whose primary attendees were Proud Boys from outside the area.
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Miami Anarchists dropped a banner reading Land Back MMIW, calling for land back in the name of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Anarchists in Orlando dropped a banner reading “Arm Trans Kids”, in response to growing attacks on gender-affirming care and the right of transgender people to exist in peace across the United States and the rest of the world.
Anarchists encountered various instances of fascist propaganda in Orlando, including Nazi runes and Infowars stickers, which were promptly covered up and/or destroyed with countering stickers and graffiti.
Anarchists in Miami dropped a banner in solidarity with the Iranian uprising that has been ongoing since September 16th after the murder of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini by morality police. Over 350 revolutionaries have been killed thus far, including several anarchist fighters, one of whom was a 15-year-old Baloch child worker.
Anarchists in Miami and Gainesville dropped a banner in solidarity with the Alabama Prisoners’ Strike, condemning the ADOC’s starvation of inmates on strike and targeted persecution against incarcerated organizers fighting for the end of slavery and the release of elders in Alabama prisons. Since the strike began on September 26th, at least 5 strikers have been murdered and thousands of others have been systematically starved, placed in solitary confinement, and severely beaten by guards.
Anarchists in Orlando engaged in a banner drop expressing solidarity with the Alabama prison strike, which has held the participation of thousands of inmates and enslaved prisoners for weeks in spite of brutal violence by guards and deliberate starvation meals being served by the authorities.