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Join The Monkey Wrench Gang

In the spirit of mischief, in the name of civil disobedience, Akomplice and X-Large come together to form the Monkey Wrench Gang.


Black Voters Matter x Akomplice x Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition

June 20th, 2020

100% of Profits Donated
Black Voters Matter x Akomplice x Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition

Let us all come together to stand with and support the Black community who have suffered through slavery, violence, and immense systemic oppression. We must take responsibility and continue the current momentum of organizing, strategizing, mobilizing, and letter writing so that we can see radical systemic change in policy and practice. You are witnessing a revolution! Find a way that best fits your character to advocate for change then follow through. Learning and unlearning is a crucial step for all of us. We must put our efforts into encouraging voter participation, protecting voting rights, and reimagining how we rebuild Black communities and invest in Black businesses. In a continued effort towards these goals, Akomplice has come together with Black Voters Matter Fund & Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition to help raise money for their work. 

Presale for the Everyone collaboration shirt ends Monday, June 22nd, at 11:59 pm pst. 100% of profits from purchases will be split evenly between Black Voters Matter Fund and Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition.


Black Voters Matter FundMission Statement: Our goal is to increase power in our communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. We advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act. We also advocate for policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity.

If you would like to donate to BVM directly, please use this link.


Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition This coalition, consisting of: Aurora St Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation, Bourne Strategies, Kindly, The Sanneh Foundation, Ujamaa Place and the surrounding community, is committed to rapidly responding to community crisis in the state of Minnesota. Many local, small businesses were adversely impacted due to the riots related to the murder of George Floyd and many others. This coalition has joined together to help clean-up and rebuild businesses along the Lake Street, Midway and East Saint Paul business corridors and will soon begin allocating resources throughout the Twin Cities. Their efforts lower the businesses’ unforeseen expenses so that they can get back to work and thrive.

If you would like to donate to MRRC directly, please use this link.

Over the past weeks, it has been truly inspiring to see the change that is possible when we all come together. Here is an inspiring list of the progress we have created together.

George Floyd Protests Lead To Arrests Of Other 3 Officers And The First Officer’s Murder Charge Upgraded


LA Mayor Defunds $100 Million From LAPD


Virginia Governor Announces Removal of Confederate Statue of Robert E. Lee


National Football League (NFL) Condemns Racism and Police Brutality, And Admits They Were Wrong About #TakeAKnee


Minneapolis School Department Terminates Contract With MPD


Portland, OR, School Department Ends Cops In Schools Program


US Marine Corps Bans Public Displays Of Confederate Flag By Members


Facebook Works Rebel Against Zuckerberg’s Trump-Friendly Approach


International Cities Join George Floyd Protests


Minneapolis City Council Announces Intent to Disband Police Department


Louisville City Council Passes “Breonna’s Law” And Bans No-Knock Warrants


Protests Win City Council Votes to Defund More Police Units


Camden, NJ, Overhauled The Police According To “The Consent of the People”


Netherlands Prime Minister Says Stereotyped “Black Pete” Will Disappear From Christmas Traditions


In New Zealand, A Racist Statue Was Removed Amid Maori Protests


Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Pause Facial Recognition Software Projects For Police


NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags


Judges Strike Down Ag-Gag Laws As Violating First Amendment


Colorado Judge Temporarily Bans Tear Gas Against Protestors


Protests Spread To 3,000 Towns, A Historic High


Teen Girls Organize 10,000 Person Protests For Black Lives Matter In Nashville


New York City Theaters Open Doors As Safe Space For Protestors


Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis


Black Lives Matter Transforms Trump’s White House Fence Into a Protest Memorial


Oakland Farmers Band Together To Feed Protestors


Black Lives Matter Street Murals Are Popping Up All Over


Community Leads The Way In Rebuilding Efforts

In memory of: George FloydBreonna TaylorAhmaud ArberyRem’mie FellsRiah MiltonTony McDadeRayshard BrooksOluwatoyin SalauJamar ClarkJaffort SmithBrian J. QuinonesMarcus GoldenCordale HandyIsak AdenPhilando CastileFong LeeJustin Teigan

…And the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality and racist violence.


Equality

June 19th, 2020
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Art by Mike Essa & Mike Akomplice

If you’re looking to get involved we’ve rounded up a list of ways you can take action from home.

Contact officials

Contact state and local leaders

Send a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz demanding justice, accountability and/or policing changes.

Make a call

Call County Attorney Mike Freeman at 612-348-5550 to demand justice, accountability and/or policing changes. Call Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison at 651-296-3353. Call Gov. Walz at 651-201-3400.

Sign a petition

Justice for George Floyd on change.org

This petition aims to “reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately.” As of May 29, 5,140,869 have signed. The goal is 6,000,000 signatures.

#JusticeforFloyd on act.colorofchange.org

This petition is to “demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.” So far, the petitions has garnered more than 1 million signatures. You can also sign by texting “Floyd” to 55156.

Donate

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund on gofundme.com

Organized by Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, the fund was created to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings and to assist the family in the days to come as they “continue to seek justice for George,” according to the description. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd, which benefits his children and their educational fund. As of May 29, the fund has received over 80,000 donors and raised $1,895,460.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Donations to this legal organization go toward helping “win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.”

Black Lives Matter

An organization with the mission statement of bringing justice, freedom and healing to black people across the globe. You can become a “Global Member” by donating $5 to support their campaigns. 

Communities United Against Police Brutality

This Twin Cities-based organization accepts donations via mail or PayPal for “office costs, copwatch equipment, court filing fees and other expenses.”

The Minnesota Freedom Fund

An organization that helps pay jail bonds for those who cannot afford to fight discriminatory and coercive jailing. “Every dollar of financial donations to Minnesota Freedom Fund helps us help free people,” the website states.



The Wrong Amazon Capsule

April 27th, 2020

The Wrong Amazon mini-capsule is available now on our webstore. This capsule is about battling climate change from a place of love and comes in response to the Amazon fires and the UN’s most recent climate report that gives humans a 10-year ultimatum to address the earth’s climate crisis.