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Solidarity Not Charity – Poster #03



Here is the third poster in this series.

“Solidarity Not Charity.”

High resolution PDF here.
Designed by Klee

I’ve read the term “Solidarity Not Charity” on walls and in ‘zines since I was young. I don’t know where the assertion originates from other than it has been an organizing point of anti-authoritarians who have long challenged exploitation and dehumanization perpetuated by the charity industrial complex. When I was in high school the most accessible stepping stone into radical organizing was either Food Not Bombs (FNB) – which didn’t take a lot of serious coordination as you just need a few friends, a kitchen, and a few sources for free/cheap/liberated food – or the much more challenging task of starting an infoshop if there wasn’t one already in your town. FNB is not only a great demonstration of mutual aid and solidarity in action, but since it’s such an incredibly scalable expression of decentralized dual power, it is also a threat to the capitalist monopolism of charity. Even the small incarnation of FNB here in Kinlani/Flagstaff faced state repression for the simple act of offering free healthy food.

Solidarity can be material, including organizing temporary support to address a crisis or building long-term infrastructure for necessities like food, clothing, shelter, & medicine. It can also be, usually as part of it’s depth in building human and non-human connections, emotional and cultural. When addressing social and ecological struggles, solidarity always means action.

When I think of the concept of mutual aid I reflect on the understandings of K’é, or clanship/relationship for Diné. Our guiding philosophy in life is to seek and maintain harmony as we grow. I was also taught that the relationships we must consider in seeking and maintaining harmony are not only within our mind, body, and spirit, but with human and non-human beings, Mother Earth and all of the elements. This is what I consider when I reflect on the word “sacred” as well, so in many ways this idea of mutual aid (sharing, supporting, giving, reciprocity, and so forth) is an idea that has already been part of our ways and teachings. It informs how we are to maintain harmony with creation. We’ve been practicing mutual aid long before anarchists decided it was a necessary principle for just social relations.

When I helped found Táala Hooghan Infoshop in 2007 with a crew of rabid young Indigenous folx, we wanted to ensure that we challenged the clichéd white-punk dominated infoshop scene with a primary focus on Indigenous youth education, activation, and anti-colonial radicalization. We flipped the script a bit on FNB too when we used to host weekly meals and talking circles for Indigenous unsheltered relatives. We would always plan meals with them. When we didnt have funds and couldn’t get the donations, they’d pool EBT cards. We’d cook and organize everything together. Nearly the first thing that would be mentioned in our talking circles would be how restoring and healing that process is. We had to put that work on hold temporarily due to issues with volunteer capacity and our need to re-organize, though we still distribute warm clothes in the winter and a bit more.
The space has transformed over the years, and weathered many internal and external struggles (most recently one by the FBI), yet we’ve always maintained a strong orientation of what we now are comfortable calling “conflict infrastructure.” I think this is a critical precipice of action and “solidarity” that not only antagonizes, or disrupts, but uses rupture as a tactic and a strategy.

Please support efforts to ensure our relatives on the streets don’t freeze this winter here in Kinlani:

#artofresistance #solidaritynotcharity

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UPDATED: How to Burn American & Canadian Flags




How to Burn an American Flag COLOR PDF

How to Burn a Canadian Flag COLOR PDF

We’ve updated this poster and included a version for our relatives in so-called Canada!

The so-called “United States” and KKKanadian flags represent Indigenous genocide, African slavery, ecocide, & ongoing imperialist aggression throughout the world. When symbols are burned & monuments destroyed, the ideas & institutions that they represent become diminished. Agitative propaganda (agitprop) can inspire & build morale, it can also provoke strong emotional responses from those who maintain allegiance to such symbols.
As fascists use their colonial law of “free speech” to rally & dehumanize, we burn
their symbols & reveal their hypocrisies. By attacking symbols of colonialism, white supremacy, cis-heteropatriarchy, fascism, & capitalism, we break down the legitimacy of their power & loosen their death grip on our humanity.


Liberate a flag from a local fascist or corporate store. 100% cotton flags are easiest to light & don’t emit toxic fumes like nylon ones. Burning nylon flags also can stick to clothes, skin, and any surface so they are best left to burn on the ground or affixed to a pole.

Lighters and matches are easy to carry. Any source of ignition will do. Road flares or a spray paint with a lighter held up to the nozzle are excellent ways to ensure good & quick ignition.

A flammable accelerant such as lighter fluid is highly recommended. We do not recommend using gasoline as it is extremely volatile. Do not douse the entire flag, just a small section & light away from your body. Most flags will not ignite immediately & can take time to start burning well. If no accelerants are available fold a couple of ends of the flag onto itself & hold your matches or lighter to the material until a good flame starts.


As flag burning is highly symbolic, keep in mind the visual narrative that your location may provide i.e. a monument, a political office, etc. The idea is to maximize the effect of your action, so even significant dates can enhance the overall impact. Be aware of your surroundings to make sure unintended fires are not started ;).


While burning the so-called US flag is considered “protected speech” you may want to consider researching local settler colonial laws.

There are no laws against burning the KKKanadian flag. It is NOT a criminal action, under the Canadian Criminal Code. It is considered a protected form of expression under the “Charter of Rights And Freedoms.”

In some instances folx in the “US” have faced charges of “reckless burning.” If the burning is held in a “private” area certain security concerns may not be warranted. Perhaps the biggest threats are from fascists & reactionary liberals aka movement police (usually the same thing). Be situationally aware of these possible threats on the ground & online. Serious doxxing of flag burners has occurred in some areas with some of those identified facing death threats & even losing their jobs. Mask up & cover anything that can identify you (tattoos, piercings, hair, etc). Make sure any documentation especially social media can’t be used to identify you (don’t tag yourself in the pics).


American and KKKanadian flags can be ripped into pieces to make Molotov cocktails. Mix one part gasoline to one part motor oil in a glass bottle. Plug with cloth or cap & secure cloth to top by tying, duct tape, etc. Extremely dangerous *for educational purposes only*.

“Decolonize” your flag burning by using a traditional hand drill. Spin a wooden drill against a wood board with your bare hands. Use the ember to start a fire & then hold flag over flames until you achieve ignition.

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Indigenous Action Posters – Spring 2023




Fixed File link Zip file: 200MB:

Here are 51 high resolution PDF posters (some duplicates as color and B&W versions) for you to print and destroy! We will be uploading another set of some of our older posters here too. You can always do a search for posters or PDFs on our site as well.

Feel free to use for any and all anti-capitalist anti-colonial agitational propaganda (patches, prints, shirts, buttons, etc. for radical benefits or personal use). Credit is nice but not always necessary. Support Indigenous resistance art & artists.

Link to our tried and true wheatpaste recipe:

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Stop Cop City! Solidarity Poster




PRINTABLE PDFs: Black and White (831 KB)

Avenge Tortuguita!
No Justice on Stolen Lands!
Abolish the settler colonial police state.
Avenge Tort!
Attack. Cop city is everywhere!

When we resist the commodification and destruction of Mother Earth, we continue Indigenous resistance to over 500 years of colonial violence. Colonial enforcers continue to murder land, water, and forest defenders. Respect existence or expect resistance.
Printable posters up on our site:

“The City of Atlanta has leased 381-acres of Weelaunee Forest, stolen Muscogee land, to the Atlanta Police Foundation for a police military facility funded by corporations.
Cop City will never be built.” #StopCopCity #DefendWeelaunee


Smash the settler and resource colonial police state.

#acab #ftp

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