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Call to Action, Revolution Winter MA (english)
23 Sep 2003
Modified: 24 Sep 2003
We are calling on all radicals to help fuel the Revolution Winter in MA.
Every Summer tends to be a revoltuion summer. Protests, Rallies,
Forest Defence and more.
This Winter, we have a change of tactics. We are making a Call to
action to all Massachussetts Radicals to join us in our Revolution
Winter.

This Winter Anarcho Youth are planning on taking back our
communities in central MA. We will be opening up a squat in Central
MA, as well as organizing the Revolutionary Anarchist Snow Shoveling
Brigade (RASSB)To help clear away snow for those unable in our
Community. We also plan hot chocholate liberation, Community get
togethers, movie Showings, and other fine events that we humans enjoy
during the bit chilly months.

We Always need help. Know anyone in the Central MA area, or are you?
Come on out and help!

Contact us:
grimeandcrime (at) yahoo.com
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This is a great idea. (english)
23 Sep 2003
By this winter the occupation of Harvard Square should be sufficiently large to consider "disOrganizing" a few of us into spreading the concept beyond the Boston area. I would be happy to come to a few of your events.
... (english)
23 Sep 2003
Around what area are you planning on organizing this? What towns?
Harvard Square? (english)
23 Sep 2003
When do folks do their thing in harvard Square? I came by Saturday between 1:00 and 2:00, and I saw one person selling stickers and two people holding signs. It's great that y'all do it, but let's not give false ideas about what's really happening there. Unless you're there at another time of day?
RE: Wondering (english)
23 Sep 2003
Last Saturday was one of our worst days in the occupation in terms of the number of attendees. It just so happens that a very large event attracting many activists was underway in the Boston Common at the same time: "The Hemp Fest." About 2/3 of our regular attendees were at the "Hemp Fest" rather than Harvard Square.

This is not a bad thing. We must expect that other events will be planned on Saturdays and that when they are, most of us will go to them. There are a few of us that are committed to being there every Saturday, no matter what happens. I count myself as one of those, with the qualification that if the weekly event becomes large enough, I may occasionally go to other similar events, such as the "Revolution Winter" concept in Central Mass.

The Saturday event is also unique in that it endures about eight hours. Many people come for an hour or two and leave. At any point in time there may only be a few of us, but the number of individuals that show up, across space-time, for a given Saturday is often several times the number seen at any one time.

The goal is not to "sell stickers." The stickers are available in exchange for a donation that helps fund my website, the fliers we pass out, and the free poster board we make available. The purpose of the stickers is to distribute anti-state propaganda that will be displayed beyond the square. The reason for distributing it in Harvard Square is that many people visiting Harvard Square are visitors and take the material to all regions of the US (and the world for that matter), thus spreading the message out. Some stickers are for free and if someone cannot afford a donation and if I think they are for real, I often just give them the sticker they want for free.

Small stickers are always free and the purpose of these stickers is exactly the same as that used by psyops operations funded by governments where leaflets are dropped from aircraft. We can't afford aircraft so we hand out stickers to individuals who then distribute them across the country. Stickers, unlike leaflets, "stick around" longer, thus proving to be more efficient. The purpose of this psyops operation is to let as many people as possible know that there is dissent and discontent within the US.

Another aspect of the event is that many people that were not planning on a protest feel inspired, make a sign, and hang out for a while displaying it. This is good training for dissidents. It gives these people a taste of what it is like to dissent. We hope that they will carry the concept back to where they live and create their own, similar, operation.

Finally, person for person, we communicate with far more people than each specific protester in a typical demonstration. In the course of the day, I have conversations with hundreds of people. Our other participants do as well. This is our way of reaching out to people one-on-one.

I do not believe that our method of protest is the only valid method of protest. There is much to be gained from large protests where people learn to feel the power of unity. However, as a psyops mechanism, our method works very well.
Central MA is important to the movement (english)
23 Sep 2003
Right now there is a huge grassroots movement sweeping the nation (as you all know), and here in MA it has been growing tremendously. But Central and northern MA (Worcester and Lowell) need more action.
Western Mass has NOHO and Amherst, and the greater Boston area has so many groups and positive effective actions.

So, let's wake up worcester and Lowell with some direct action, marches, postering the campuses, and whatever else you feel would be effective.

I know that Clark U. has a bunch of activists, so let's make this winter famous for it's radical activities of all kinds.
Suggestion for Maya (english)
23 Sep 2003
I think your idea is great and whatever I can do to help I will do.

Due to the nature of the harassment operation exploiting this newswire, it might be a good idea to talk with some of us in person. If you can show up for the occupation of Harvard Square this Saturday, perhaps bringing a flier for your call to activism for Central Mass, it would be a great opportunity to speak with some of us in person.

I'm a great believer in doing organizing offline.
See also:
http://www.breakyourchains.org/disorganization.htm
Community is good (english)
23 Sep 2003
Shoveling snow for those who cannot is a good thing. I really don't understand why you have to be "a radical" to be involved. This is NOT "a revolution". I find "radical" and "revolution" very unappealing and very destructive. Why not call it a community effort or community gathering?
P.S. (english)
23 Sep 2003
P.S.

No Irish or Jews allowed!
RE: Community is good (english)
24 Sep 2003
Why is it important what anyone calls it? I see no reason why revolutionists and just-plain-old-liberals can't work together, provided the liberals don't try telling the anti-authoritarians what do do.

As for "revolution," I don't know about you but I think there is already a war going on. Some people call it "the class war."

As for the "Jews and Irish" comment, I'm Irish and have reason to believe that my Grandmother was a Jew. I'm coming to the event whether I'm welcome or not.
Reply to Questions. (english)
24 Sep 2003
Ok I will try to Answer all of these questions

#1: Our plans are to function in and around the city of Worcester MA

#2: We are as of right now unfortunatly outside of the state. We all met up travelling the USA and learning tactics from various regions and collectivly decided to start a central MA affinity group. So at this point in time we are unable to meet anyone in person, but open the invitation to contact us to touch base at grimeandcrime (at) yahoo.com

#3: we have decided to call our snow shoveling group REVOLUTIONARY, and RADICAL for one major reason. To make RADICALS more human to members of the community. If we provide a service we are hoping as anarchists to throw off the bomb weilding crazed mad man image, and present ourselves the way we truley are....caring, freedom seeking individuals!

#4: I have heard many things about the harvard square "scene" and though I have much respect for Student activism, I personally wish to see more OFF CAMPUS activism in the United States.. Also myself and many others involved in this Central MA affinity not being students share some of the same fundamental values.

Thank you all very much for your intrest. Please feel free to contact us. i cannot stress this enough. We are always looking for ideas, suggestions, comments, questions, hate mail ect ect

grimeandcrime (at) yahoo.com