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Announcement :: Organizing
oct 22nd, Collective building/community organizing workshop
15 Oct 2006
BAAM will be hosting workshops and discussions on building anarchist collectives and community organizing, Sunday, October 22nd, 6pm, at the Lucy Parsons Center
*Please Forward Widely*

BAAM will be hosting workshops and discussions on building anarchist collectives and community organizing, Sunday, October 22nd, 6pm, at the Lucy Parsons Center

At the beginning of September, BAAM Boston put out a call for the formation of neighborhood anarchist collectives in the Boston area. (http://www.thestudentunderground.org/article.php?id=187&issue=57) The response we have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have been deeply inspired by the formation of collectives from Cape Cod to Somerville, and individuals and small groups scattered all across Massachusetts asking for help in starting collectives.

Due to this outburst of anti-authoritarian organizing and activity, as well as appeals for help from interested, but isolated, comrades, BAAM decided to organize a series of workshops on building collectives. These workshops will be a place for long-standing collectives, new ones and collectives in formation to share their experiences and suggestions, network, and discuss. They are also a place for individuals and small groups looking to start organizing collectives, or to get involved with existing ones, to come get ideas and suggestions.

There will also be discussions on how anarchist and anti-authoritarian collectives can connect to the struggles currently being fought in their neighborhoods and workplaces. We will have activists experienced in community organizing leading these workshops. We will send out a schedule with a list of speakers and workshop leaders this week.

We hope that our collectives can continue to grow and to connect with each other, while we find our roots in our neighborhoods. In doing so, we aim to spread the seeds of revolutionary change and nourish the growth of autonomous, community-based resistance to the brutal offenses of the authoritarian and capitalist machines.
in love and solidarity, and towards our impending liberation
BAAM Boston
(p.s.) (If you would like to speak or lead a discussion, send us an email. If you are interested in this event, but cannot make sunday night, please suggest another date, as we will be holding a second of these events in November)

Here is a short list of anarchist and anti-authoritarian collectives in formation or existence:

(To have your collective listed here, email BAAM - BAAM (at) hushmail.com. This would not imply membership in BAAM, but rather membership in a growing list of anarchists and anti-authoritarian collectives networking together)

Inman Square:
Collective in Formation. Contact
James - JamesRicciato (at) yahoo.com
Bill - Legind@riseup,net
Mothra - zenga9032 (at) hotmail.com

Davis Square/Tufts University
Individuals working to start a collective. Contact:
Bobby - xampersandx (at) gmail.com
Ted - cykros (at) gmail.com,
Jamal - jah (at) bronze.lcs.mit.edu

North Shore (Newport)
Individual looking to start a collective. Contact:
Nathaniel - flagblackened (at) gmail.com

Harvard Square
Collective in formation:
Mike - Shadowboxer (at) riseup.net

Allston/Brighton
Collective formed, working on a name. Contact:
Jake - trenchesfullofpoets (at) riseup.net
Patrick - patrickmichaelomeara (at) yahoo.com

NorthEastern University
Collective formed. Contact:
Ted - cykros (at) gmail.com,

Brookline
Individuals looking to form a collective. Contact:
Tom - tom_mcmanus (at) yahoo.com

Bridgewater University, South shore
Collective formed. contact:
Tom - t1mcguire (at) bridgew.edu

Cape Cod/South East Ma
Collective in formation. Contact:
Justin - thematch (at) riseup.net
Cody - Nahele (at) riseup.net
snail mail to P.O. Box 315 W. Barnstable MA 02668. Addressed to Justin ,
or to Cape Cod Anti-Racist action

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Anarchists, please answer me this question:
15 Oct 2006
What is "community building?" You are always using this phrase and never seem to explain it. I mean, I know its the hip new thing to be doing, so let this poor old Marxist in on your secret, please. Are you building houses? Paving streets? Laying sewer pipe? Or are you just sitting around and bullshitting like anarchists always do?

Hugs and kisses,
Leon Trotsky
Wow
16 Oct 2006
Further proof that anarchists are good little stalinists: you changed the title rather than answer my question. Uncle Joe would be proud.
who changed the title
16 Oct 2006
who changed the title? not I (the author of this article). We didnt respnd to you because your an authoritarian troll. Why dont you try organizing something instead of harasing anarchists?
Remember Kronstadt?
21 Oct 2006
While Trotsky, A.K.A is some psuedo-marxist from "working class emancipation", a virulent racist sect, at least the man he's impersonating helped us bury you dumb shit anarchists at Kronstdadt. Remember Kronstdadt? we'll massacre you and all your rich friends (again).