[mgj-discuss] FW: [DC-@] Continental gathering of anarchists at the 2007 US SocialForum!
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>From: Keith Johnson <kjohnson at riseup.net>
>To: dc at lists.mutualaid.org,
>dc-cluster at lists.riseup.net,dciww at lists.mutualaid.org
>Subject: [DC-@] Continental gathering of anarchists at the 2007 US
>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:28:12 -0400
>Continental gathering of anarchists at the 2007 US Social Forum!
>[See below for RSVP / contact information. Prepare now!]
>Attention all anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and horizontalist groups,
>collectives, and organizations currently active in North America. We
>invite you to gather with us during the HISTORIC event that will be the
>2007 US Social Forum, to mingle and "cross-fertilize" with our sisters and
>brothers within the broader left, and join with other anarchists in a
>project of dialogue and discussion. We are calling all anarchists who
>value the efficacy of the organization of our own forces to join us, and
>others, at the US Social Forum this summer.
>As anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and horizontalists, we offer a unique
>and libertarian voice within the processes of radicalization and nascent
>revolutionary movements-a distinct voice that cries out against corporate
>globalization, neoliberalism, imperialism, and the state form; a distinct
>voice that combats the intersections of oppression and white supremacy; a
>distinct voice that rallies for a real internationalism.
>Our objective is to bring together anarchist groups across the continent
>who are actively exercising this distinct voice, to meet and share the
>histories of both struggle and triumph, in an attempt to learn and apply
>what lessons we have experienced.
>We feel that the possibility of gaining a continental scope, a continental
>perspective, concerning the struggles that we as anarchists face-through
>the shared viewpoints of actively operating anarchist groups-is not only
>possible, it is critical.
>In the hopes of building solidarity and closer integration of anarchist
>activities within the US Social Forum process, we ask for your input and
>deliberation in organizing this gathering and bringing your respective
>anarchist communities together.
>Concretely, we ask that if you do choose to attend this historic event
>that you delegate a spokesperson for the gathering, IN ADDITION to sending
>other attendees. We will have a series of questions that all delegates
>will be kindly asked to answer, within a proposed format, in the spirit of
>their respective group.
>We (the convening groups) are not at this time proposing any structural
>initiatives of a continental scope (whether of network, alliance, or
>federative kind) however this does not circumscribe proposals of this
>nature from developing from the gathering or being brought and discussed.
>If you are interested in attending this event PLEASE RSVP with the
>following information using this form: http://nymaa.org/USSFcontact
>- Name of group
>- Location of activity
>- Network or federation affiliation
>- Name or pseudonym of delegate attending
>- Housing and other needs
>Capital Terminous Collective, Atlanta, GA
>Atlanta Anarchists, Atlanta, GA
>New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists, NYC, NY
>B(A)SE Collective Orange County, California
>organic collective, San Diego, California
>BAAM, Boston, MASS
>Listserv: socialforumanarchists-subscribe at lists.riseup.net
>We are still working on a proposal for a structure and agenda of the
>gathering. If you are interested in participating in this effort please
>subscribe to the listserv listed above.
>We are also proposing that each anarchist group represented-brought
>together at the US Social Forum - comes ready with a short presentation of
>answers to the following questions, from their own distinct point of view:
>1. WHO are you (your group), and what is the history of your formation?
>Please include your location, numbers and any other details of an
>organizational nature (network, collective, organization, etc).
>2. What are your groups specific GOALS and VISIONS-locally, nationally,
>and potentially internationally?
>3. What METHODS and STRATEGIES has your group used? What has worked? What
>has been lacking?
>4. What CONCRETE _____would you like to see come out of this meeting?
>5. Questions for other groups?
>This message comes to you from the Promotions email of the New York Metro
>Alliance of Anarchists. Please do not reply to this address, please direct
>your concerns or questions to the appropriate working group or individual
>contact cited in the announcement above.
>We appologize in advance for any trouble our crossposting may have caused.
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