Received on 20.03.2020:
On the night of March 15th, a visit was paid to the Los Angeles offices of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, a garden hose was turned on and pushed through a mail slot. The water may have flooded your office building for several hours before being discovered, but it still wasn’t enough to wash away the blood that is on your hands.
In February of 2018, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $95 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist in the development of a biometric database to be utilized by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs Border & Protection (CBP) to more effectively spy on immigrant communities. Northrop Grumman plays a direct and integral role in ICE and CBP’s policy of family separation, mass detention, and deportation. Over the decades Northrop Grumman have been developing biometric technology to be utilized by the US Military and NATO as a weapon of war. DHS is now utilizing that same technology as a tool of repression and surveillance against migrants and other marginalized groups here in the so-called United States.
“Social distancing” doesn’t have to be about isolation and fear. It can be an opportunity to act (alone or with trusted accomplices). Wear a mask and gloves for protection. Wipe down your tools with bleach (to get rid of fingerprints and germs). Take advantage of the relatively empty streets and strike a blow against the institutions that make our lives unlivable.
In the face of global pandemic, economic collapse, and a rising totalitarianism; it’s becoming increasingly clear that the current order of things can not go on. It’s not a matter of “if” there will be revolt, but a matter of “when.” Let’s be prepared.
Destroy all borders,
Smash all states,
Anarchist Water Polo Club
Note from Anarchists Worldwide: Photo accompanying this text is for illustration purposes only and is not related to the action described in it.