Feed The People! Free Mutual Aid Meal & Winter Gear Drive/Distro for Homeless Community Members

Durango Food Not Bombs

Starting 10/23/22!

Join us to share free food and collect and distribute cold weather gear for our homeless community members, many of whom were recently displaced from the former Purple Cliffs encampment.

We are currently gathering every Sunday from 2-4PM in Buckley Park. This is subject to change, pending various scenarios, so stay tuned!

Bring food to share (prepared dishes, groceries and non-perishables for distribution, etc.), warm gear for the cold season (wool socks, gloves, mittens, jackets, coats, sleeping bags, tents, etc.), personal hygiene supplies, etc. Please bring items that are in good condition and do not use this as an opportunity to discard tattered items upon the less privileged. This is #SolidarityNotCharity

If you have a food or gear donation to offer, contact durangofoodnotbombs@riseup.net to arrange a drop-off or pick-up (we may not be able to accept all offers, depending on our capacity. Thank you for your undestanding).


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Rapid Response Migrant Defense Anti-ICE Mobilization

Call to Action! We have reports (and now, our own confirmation) of ICE agents staking out various locations around town, and abducting community members.

We are calling on community members to converge at targeted locations every morning at 7AM to document and peacefully demonstrate against ICE activity. We will return daily until ICE’s presence ends, and are establishing a rapid response network that will be able to respond in the future.

See the event listing for more info, or contact abolish-ice-durango [at] riseup [dot] net

#AbolishICE #ChingaLaMigra #CommunityDefense

Durango Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Training

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September 1st, 2018 – 1PM-3PM
September 2nd, 2018 – 1PM-5PM

Windom Room, Durango Rec Center, 2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO

Free admission – all are welcome!

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting our community. Currently MADRelief is on a national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of “disaster capitalism” and “extreme resource extraction,” and train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, covering a wide range of topics such as “Principles of ‘Solidarity, Not Charity,’” “Scouting, Mapping, and Understanding Your Community’s Resources,” “Building Power in Collaboration,” “Overcoming Trauma Together,” and “The Logic of Logistics.”

The reality of the climate chaos which is already redefining our future, coupled with rapidly escalating inequality and the civil political unrest that follows, is only worsened by a failing model of crisis management and aid programs centered around political opportunism and disaster capitalism. The time is right for developing a trained and empowered standing network of organizers and volunteers who can help communities rebuild with a vision centered on local community control, collaboration and innovation, and political, economic and social sustainability. MADRelief is developing a community of grassroots crisis responders, continually growing in size and efficacy, which will be at-the-ready to assist and empower communities to overcome natural and unnatural disasters – from hurricanes to hate rallies, from mudslides to mine waste spills – and to transform these tragedies into opportunities for collective liberation.

MADRelief envisions a new form of humanitarian aid, one that is participatory and empowering. One that exemplifies the principle of “Solidarity, Not Charity.” Founded by an already very active network of radical humanitarian aid workers experienced via Common Ground Relief, Occupy Sandy, the Standing Rock Water Protectors, and the long history of diverse movements seeking to make a better world possible, MADRelief is organizing a new network to facilitate inter-community disaster preparation and grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response . This tour is the first step in a “training campaign” that will strategically and progressively build necessary skills and shared knowledge in local groups that are a part of the rapidly-growing MADRelief network.


Further reading:

The Need for Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief as Antidote to Corporate Colonialism

Resistance is Disaster Relief

Dreaming With Our Hands: On Autonomy, In(ter)dependence, and the Regaining of the Commons

The Disaster is the Colony

Support Black Mesa Resistance

Donation Supply Drive for Black Mesa Resistance Camp:

From our co-conspirators at K’É Infoshop:

Black Mesa Resistance Camp is requesting assistance. They are requesting witnesses to record and report human rights abuses, cattle theft, and sheep slaughter. If you are able, please bring recording equipment.

DURANGO, CO – Supplies from the below donation request list can be brought to the Durango Natural Foods Co-op deli, any time during regular business hours. Ask for Kelli or Kamaljit, or leave donations with deli workers. Thanks!

We are also setting up donation drop offs at the following locations:

SLC, UT at Black Thumb 131 W 2100 S,

PROVO, UT at 2626 N 850 W (leave by mail box)

FT DEFIANCE, AZ at 2169 Red Rock Circle.

WINDOW ROCK, AZ at K’e Infoshop (non perishable items only) (map)

Items requested:

FOOD: Potatoes, oats, beans, brown rice, peanut butter, white flour (bluebird), blue cornmeal, baking powder, grains, oil, canned foods, fruit and vegetables, meats that can be transported frozen or cold, dried milk, coffee, herbal teas, dry food, nuts.

ANIMAL NEEDS: harness for small horse or mule, hay for the livestock and food for do: gs and cats.

MEDICINE: Cedar, white sage, natural arthritis rubs, arnica/muscle easing salves, herbal teas and first aid

HARDWARE/TOOLS: Shears, axes, mauls, sledgehammers, shovels, pick axes, hammers, hand saws, chainsaws, hoes, pliers, wire cutters, nails, rope, sledgehammers, construction tools, drills, generators, and any tools for vehicle repair.


SUPPLIES TO TAKE DOWN IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON STAYING; trucks, chainsaws, axes, mauls, ax handles, shovel, tools of all kind, organic food, warm blankets, rain catchment equipment, solar panels, metal water containers, people skilled at maintaining rain catchments and solar panels, roofing repair, rolls of roofing paper, large rolls of plastic for insulation. BRING ENOUGH WATER FOR YOURSELF AND WHOEVER IS COMING WITH YOU for the duration of your stay.

We will be making several runs throughout the next few months, if you’d like to set up a location or are willing to haul supplies, please email bleu@indigehub.org or keinfoshop@protonmail.com

More info:

Defend Black Mesa Sovereignty. Protect Dine Ways of Life

Extreme Drought Conditions on Black Mesa: Support Urgently Requested

May Day / International Workers’ Day 2018

Noon-2PM, Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Rotary Park, 1565 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO

Join us from Noon-2PM at Rotary Park in Durango, Colorado for a community celebration of May Day/International Workers’ Day. Bring a wide diversity of protest/social movement signs and banners! More event details TBA.

Seeking speakers, presenters, workshop facilitators, tabling, etc., on a variety of topics including (but not limited to) indigenous struggles & solidarity, labor rights, migrant justice, social justice, environmental/climate justice, anti-racism, community organizing, etc.

For more info contact durangomayday [at] riseup [dot] net

Some background:

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as “American” as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

Read more: The Brief Origins of May Day

General Interest Meeting, April 20th!

Image credit: The Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages. Zine format available from Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness.

Join your friendly neighborhood anarchists for an informal general interest meeting with the Dirty Hands Collective!

Friday, April 20th, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Meeting room at Durango Joe’s
732 E. College Dr., Durango, CO

Contact dirtyhandscollective [at] riseup [dot] net for more info.

Earth First! Roadshow coming to Durango, June 7th!

Coming to Durango, CO on Wednesday, June 7th. Exact time/location TBA. Stay tuned for more info!

From the Earth First! Newswire:

Greetings all rabble rousers, water protectors, land defenders, anti-fascists, and resistance fighters.

In light of all the insanity that is our present political climate, a group of Earth First!ers are excited to announce the 2017 Earth First! Roadshow.

We’ll be hitting the road and planning a two month long cross-country roadshow that will end at the Round River Rendezvous in Northern California! We want to nurture the inspiring seeds of dissidence, learn about and support various cross-country struggles, and connect people and places to a political platform of “Fuck Trump and all the white supremacy, eco-terror, and rage he instills.”

Beginning in late April, we’ll be kicking off our tour in South Florida, and we aim to plan a route that coincides with several action camps and conferences throughout the country. Dates and places to be announced. Will you have us?

Small and rural towns will be given priority as we hash out dates and times. Get in touch with our collective to receive a list of skillshares/workshops we can offer in addition to a short presentation promoting biocentrism within a cross-struggle framework.

For all that is wild and toward a more free world,

Your friendly 2017 Earth First! Roadshow crew

For booking, questions, and comments, email us: earthfirstroadshow2017@riseup.net
earthfirstroadshow17.wordpress.com for tour updates

The Frontlines Are Everywhere: Grand Jury Resistance Tour

5:30-7:30PM, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. Room 130, Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO

From pipelines to courtrooms to prisons

Building strong movement defense

This Spring #NoDAPL water protectors and the Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew will be facilitating trainings across Turtle Island sharing knowledge about resistance to the grand jury convened against water protectors at Standing Rock. We want to build our capacities for strong movement defense against state repression.

Strong movements and interdependent relationships make attempts to shut down our struggle obsolete. Let’s build our capacity for defending our movements together!

This two-hour workshop is open to all who have participated in the movement at Standing Rock, those who have supported the efforts on the ground from their homes and territories elsewhere, as well as all those who wish to continue fighting on the many frontlines that continuing emerging across Turtle Island.

The fight isn’t over at Standing Rock, as nearly 800 Water Protectors continue their battles in the courtrooms with some facing federal felony indictments that carry a potential of 15 years in federal prison. The grand jury convened against water protectors continues as does the resistance to it. As extraction becomes the norm and the government ramps up its repression against those who stand in resistance, this workshop holds valuable information for those who struggle for Indigenous sovereignty, earth liberation and a future without oppression.


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May Day / International Workers’ Day 2017

Join us in Durango, Colorado to celebrate May Day / International Workers’ Day!

Noon-2PM at Santa Rita Park, 149 S. Camino del Rio, Durango, CO

Seeking speakers, presenters, workshop facilitators, tabling, etc.

Contact us for more info! dirtyhands (at) riseup (dot) net

Updates: There will also be a Really Really Free Market, as well as a May Day Critical Mass Bike Parade, details forthcoming!

Some background:

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as “American” as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

International Trans Prisoner Day of Action & Solidarity

69-20-comments-transprisonJoin us in Durango (location TBA!) for the 2nd Annual International Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity. We will be writing letters to trans prisoners and more! Stay tuned for updates!

Jan 22, 2017 marks the second annual international Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity. If you are on the front lines, doing this work every day, then Jan 22 is a day to celebrate and honor your actions. For everyone else, this is a day to collaborate, be an accomplice not an ally, to prioritize, act, protest, resist, raise awareness, and reach out to trans prisoners, forging new relationships and dismantling the isolation of prison. We encourage you to host a letter writing night reaching out to trans prisoners, hold vigils for those in our communities who have been taken by State violence, to plan an event, organize speakers, screen films, invite presentations, and give workshops to spread the word on the experience of trans prisoners, share knowledge, and build strategies of resistance. Have dance parties and raise funds for people and groups already doing amazing work. Take action. Let’s join together and show our conviction in supporting each other and ending prisons once and for all.

Continue reading “International Trans Prisoner Day of Action & Solidarity”