An online fundraising page has been set up to preemptively prepare for any possible arrests during the mobilization against the IACP.
From the No IACP Bail Fund:
Organizations and individuals will be mobilizing in mass demonstrations and have called for decentralized, autonomous actions throughout the weekend to oppose this gathering, and we need your help! Any funds you can give will go towards bail in the event of arrests that weekend, and it’s crucial that we fundraise in advance in order to show people coming out for this mobilization that we support them.
Please donate what you can – anything you can give helps!
** All funds not used for bail during the IACP conference will be donated to the Philly Anti-Repression Fund to support future arrestees. **
Check out phillyantirepression.wordpress.com for more information on the Philly Anti-Repression Fund!
Jewish Voice for Peace – Philadelphia has called for an action on October 22nd outside the convention center targeting the participation of the Anti-Defamation League in the IACP conference. Their call, titled Tell the ADL: End Deadly Police Exchanges, reads:
TELL THE ADL: END DEADLY POLICE EXCHANGES. Militaristic policing doesn’t make us safe!
Why will the Anti-Defamation League, a self-professed civil rights leader, have a table at a conference of police chiefs?
Join JVP Philly for this action outside the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. We’ll be out there to call on the Anti-Defamation League to stop running exchange programs between U.S. police departments and Israeli military. These exchanges exacerbate racist police violence, militarization, and surveillance both here and in Israel/Palestine.
Policing doesn’t make us feel safe, and we reject safety built on militarized, racist, Islamophobic policing.
We’re working towards a world in which safety for all people is created through community and justice, and not for some people only through violence against others.
This action is part of the #DeadlyExchange campaign to end police exchanges between the US and Israel. To learn more and get involved with this local campaign email email@example.com.
A facebook event for the JVP event can be found here.
Notably, the ADL recently released a “primer for law enforcement” on antifa activity which included recommendations that police “plant undercover agents among antifa activists, and … film protests.” This sort of collaboration on the part of ostensibly progressive “civil liberties” organizations is a key component of the counterinsurgency strategies that the IACP promotes.
Let’s shut them all down.