“This action has been committed in solidarity with CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color who rightfully defended herself from assault and has been sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison, despite her gender and valid safety concerns, as transgendered women face high instances of physical and sexual assault in men’s prisons.”
The email to KGW also said “Wells Fargo stands as an easy target, funding the prison industrial complex along with the policing and judicial system which uphold the banking system and its profits… With such institutionalized corruption forcing beautiful queers like CeCe through such immense hardship, attacking these institutions directly is a small but necessary gesture. Just as the police attack our comrades to reify (sic) their position of power, we queers and dissenters attack back to assert just the opposite — that police and state control is illusionary.”
Portland Transgender Activists dispute these reports and insist that the device was activated and that the bank was burned. From the Anarchist News Dot Org website:
“As a small gesture of solidarity with CeCe, and all others who suffer under the hand of the racist, trans-misogynist capitalist state, a Molotov cocktail has been tossed through a large window of a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon late last night. The flaming bottle flew easily through the window spewing fire and glass into the building, a delightful and brief escape from the monotony of the endless spectacle.”
Wells Fargo covers transgender surgeries- including breast implants for males who want larger breasts- for all their employees
And received a 100 percent rating on the HRC’s corporate equality index for the last seven years.
One transactivist recently threatened to bomb the London RadFem2012 Feminist Conference:
Updates on transgender bombings and bomb threats will be posted here as investigations continue.
Posted by Indi Kelly Edwards aka Indiana Kelly Edwards aka Indi X Edwards aka Indi X Roughsedge aka Cindi Edwards Roughsedge aka Cindi Edwards aka Indi Riotgrl Edwards aka Cinditude aka Nora Drenlin of Sydney Australia
His self description: “electronic music producer/sydney/loves2travel/transgendewarrior/traveller/socialworker/ prankster/novicefilmmaker/foody/beerlover/moviehound/earthling ==noradr3nlin AKA Cindi Edwards== Cindi, is a transsexual musician producer based in Sydney of [[noradr3nlin (solo electro artist)| &DreadCircus]], began her music career in the early eighties [[Metrix (band)|supported Pseudo Echo and Eurogliders]] and touring the [[Mid North east Coast of Australia]] Cindi with her band also supported Dymaic Hynotics, The Sweet, Midnight Oil, Matt Finish, The Radiators, Goanna, Uncanny X Men and more up until 85. After a 6 year gap Cindi went on to a solo career around 1996 in live electro however has as yet chosen not to release an album. 2001 appeared on channel V Room 208 to perform Divine Intervention and got on radio circulation on national and regional radio stations. 2002 released 2 tracks for S11 M1 Riots in Sydney 2006 noradr3nlin performed at laptop jam at Sydney University of technology. 2008 is currently playing bass and electronics for DreadCircus. Cindi is planning to release her first album in 2010.”
Much more on Mr. “Edwards” here:
and more threats against Lesbians here:
July 1, 2011
Looks like it’s Bev’s week for death threats. This past week I’ve received over 30 comments from trans who have been told they are no longer welcome to comment here. One of them stated that they tracked me down IRL and KNEW WHERE MY PARENTS LIVE. Threats much????
Now this comment on THIS POST at Bev Jo’s:
Comments to this post are open ONLY to trans who DISAGREE with such tactics against women who discuss gender. All other comments please post on Bev’s thread. Here I want ONLY COMMENTS FROM TRANS WHO DISAGREE 100% WITH SUCH THREATENING HATEFUL TACTICS. I look forward to your replies CONDEMNING the awful behavior.