[imc-rochester] Unconventiional Action: SHUT DOWN the RNC & DNC

knight0440 at yahoo.com knight0440 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 23 09:24:38 PST 2007


> Is anyone interested in participating in
> Unconventional Action against the RNC and the DNC
> next
> year? If so, we should meet!
> 
> Find out more below. If you'd like to meet in
> Rochester to start organizing a Rochester contingent
> for the conventions, please respond. (There are
> currently contingents being organized in Syracuse
> and
> Binghamton.) Also, below, you will see info for the
> first upstate region organizing weekend around
> Unconventional Action being put on by Binghamton
> activists and the North East Anarchist Network.
> 
> What Is Unconventional Action? 
> 
> Source:
> http://unconventionalaction.org/what_is_ua.html
> 
> Unconventional Action is an emerging network aiming
> to
> complement the work of local organizers in Denver
> and
> the Twin Cities with regional organizing throughout
> the rest of the country. Our goal is to build a
> horizontal, inclusive framework for protests that
> will
> disrupt the upcoming Democratic and Republican
> National Conventions. We are currently organizing
> meetings, propaganda, and consultas in our
> communities
> and encourage those in other regions to do the
> same...
> 
> We invite others who share our goals to organize
> under
> the name Unconventional Action. Unconventional
> Action
> is an umbrella name available to all who agree with
> our points of unity.
> 
> The name Unconventional Action is available to all
> who:
> 
> * Reject all forms of hierarchy including
> capitalism,
> party communism, patriarchy, white supremacy,
> colonialism, and so-called representational politics
> * Organize on a non-hierarchical, consensus-based
> basis that promotes autonomy, solidarity,
> grass-roots
> involvement, and the agency of those most affected
> by
> each decision
> * Embrace a diversity of tactics
> * Do not condemn any action on the grounds that it
> is
> illegal alone
> 
> ###
> 
> Upstate New York Anarchist & Anti-Authoritarian
> Meeting & Networking Session, Jan 20, Binghamton,
> New
> York - Sub-regional gathering of the North East
> Anarchist Network during the Northeast
> Unconventional
> Action Convergence
> 
> 
> Hey Upstate!
> The Syracuse Solidarity Network invites anarchists
> and
> anti-authoritarians across the Upstate New York area
> to a sub-regional gathering of the North East
> Anarchist Network during the northeast
> Unconventional
> Action convergence in Binghamton, NY on January 19th
> to 21st 2008.
> 
> Join us for an open, short, and informal networking
> session January 20th, Saturday evening to compliment
> the organizing against the 2008 Democratic and
> Republican National Conventions. We'll discuss the
> emerging North East Anarchist Network, share our
> local
> projects, and brainstorm ways we can strengthen our
> movements across Upstate NY. While we're focusing on
> where we live, we invite others to use the space for
> networking with people from their area.
> 
> We encourage people to share :
> 
> -Reports, fliers, newsletters, resources, etc on
> what
> local groups, projects and campaigns you're involved
> with, what groups are active and where struggles are
> at in your town or city
> -Histories of resistance from your area of Upstate
> NY
> -Creative ideas about what has worked and what
> hasn't
> -Brainstorming for next steps we can take towards
> more
> mutual aid and solidarity between Upstate movements
> in
> general and holding another Upstate New York
> convergence of anarchists and anti-authoritarians in
> particular
> 
> *Please bring some money if you can as we pass a hat
> to benefit legal defense for the Morristown 3,
> members
> of Anti Racist Action who were attacked by a white
> supremacist and arrested after allegedly defending
> themselves in New Jersey. For more info:
> http://www.myspace.com/Morristown3
> 
> *Info about the Northeast Unconventional Action
> convergence, Jan 19-21st, Binghamton, New York
>
http://www.unconventionalaction.org/news/2007/12/05/jan-19-21-binghamton-ny-tentative-dates-for-northeast-unconventional-action-convergence/
> Unconventional Action networking hub
> http://UnconventionalAction.org
> The Upstate Uprise Unconventional Action Faction
> UpstateUnconventionalAction at gmail.com
> http://myspace.com/upstateunconventional
> 
> *Info about the North East Anarchist Network:
> 
> "The Northeast Anarchist Network (NEaN) is a
> recently
> formed network of anarchists and anti-authoritarian
> organizations and individuals that has been meeting
> and collaborating since February of 2007. Comprising
> groups and individuals from 7 sub-regions in the
> northeast our aim is to create a regional,
> horizontal
> organizing network in the Northeast, linking those
> committed to struggles anti-authoritarian,
> anti-capitalist and anti-oppressive." - NEaN October
> Rebellion call to action
> 
> NEaN Points of Unity:
> I. A very clear rejection of capitalism,
> imperialism,
> and authoritarianism.
> II. A rejection of all forms and systems of
> domination. Embracing the full dignity of all.
> III. An attitude of active resistance to all state,
> corporate and other oppressive institutions.
> IV. A call to direct action, support for
> emancipatory
> social movements, advocating for the liberation of
> all, as well as the construction of local
> alternatives. V. An organizational philosophy based
> on
> decentralization and autonomy.
> In order to embody these values, we see the need for
> anarchist social revolution.
> 
> http://neanarchist.net/
> 
> Raise the Resistance!
> 
> P.S. ROCHESTER IS TRYING TO ORGANIZE CARPOOLING.
> Contact me [Jake] if you're interested.
> myspace.com/busheatstush
> 
> ###
> 
> 
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