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Announcement :: Globalization
Take the offensive, kick the capitalists out of DC in October!
07 Oct 2007
On Oct. 19-21 The North East Anarchist Network is calling for two
anarchist contingents during the upcoming IMF-World Bank meeting
protests in Washington DC.
Oct. 19-21 in DC: NEAN Call for an Anarchist Contingent at IMF-WB Protests

Take the offensive, kick the capitalists out of town

On Oct. 19-21 The North East Anarchist Network is calling for two
anarchist contingents during the upcoming IMF-World Bank meeting
protests in Washington DC.

In February of this year, scores of anti-authoritarians representing
diverse tendencies and collectives within the Northeast, met in Boston to
form the now active North East Anarchist Network (NEAN).

At the fourth network gathering, recently held in NYC, NEAN agreed to
endorse the Oct. 19-21 protests against the IMF and World Bank and to call
for an anarchist contingent within the framework being planned by DC
activists.

This call to action represents the fulfillment of those two decisions
1) to endorse the IMF-WB protests, and
2) to have anarchist contingents within the framework being planned by DC
activists.

This is the first street mobilization of this network. Look for our
banners and flags, check out the literature. SEE YOU IN THE STREETS!!!

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Anarchist Contingent Assembly Details:

Friday, Oct. 19: Disrupt Georgetown!
Un-permitted Nighttime March
Anarchist Contingent will assemble 8:45pm at Washington Circle , March
leaves at 9pm SHARP

Saturday Oct 20: Permitted March and Rally against the IMF and World Bank
Anarchist Contingent will assemble 12:45pm at Franklin Square , March
leaves at 1pm

----

For the past several months, a coalition of organizations, under the
banner of "October Rebellion," have been meeting in Washington, DC to plan
for the upcoming October 2007 demonstrations and actions against
neoliberalism, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.

Two main actions are beginning to take shape. On Friday night, an
unpermitted march and autonomous actions will disrupt Georgetown; an
enclave of privilege amidst a city of poverty and injustice, a playground
for the rich and the elites, and the location where many IMF-World Bank
officials and delegates will wine and dine the night away. On Saturday
afternoon, a mass march and rally will go to the gates of the meetings and
provide an inclusive vehicle for resistance movements to unite.
Discussions on incorporating more disruptive actions into Saturday's
events are currently underway.

We concur with October Rebellion, the coordinating body of the protests,
that "the misery forced on millions by the International Monetary Fund and
World Bank is unacceptable and renders them illegitimate. The IMF and
World Bank, controlled by the G8 countries in corrupt complacency with
national elites all over the world, claim to lead the fight against
poverty but their role as global loan sharks; their cruel imposition of
privatization, cuts to social services, and free trade policies; their
funding for environmentally disastrous projects; their secrecy and
undemocratic decision making processes, make them an enemy of the people
worldwide."

These meetings represent an intersection of the various destructive forces
of global capitalism. The only logical response for anti-authoritarians is
complete refusal and determined resistance. Global capitalism, and the
multinational institutions it works through, wage and reinforce the war on
the workers of the world, on the environment, on the global commons.
Participants in these institutions derive power and privilege and are
culpable for the injustices occurring. For power, profit and the
proliferation of capitalism, they continue to exploit, coerce, violate,
oppress, commodify, extract and eventually decimate every violable
resource, leaving in their wake poisoned landscapes littered with the
bodies of those who are no longer profitable.

The anarchist movement is broad and our causes are many. We all have
individual and group priorities; the abolition of militarism, the
prison-industrial complex, racism, misogyny, wage slavery, environmental
disregard, capitalism, the state, corporate greed, heteronormativity, the
exploitation of non-human animals, and so forth.

Yet, regardless of our particular focuses commonality exists between us in
our underlying values: justice and dignity, respect and inclusion, the
demand for direct participation in the decisions which impact our lives,
consideration of how our decisions affect others, refusal to obey that
which is unjust or to gain personally at the expense of others, and
recognition that our possibility for freedom is inextricably tied to the
freedom of others.

A personal resistance leads us to band together with others to form the
collective resistance that is at the root of all struggles for liberation.
These values form the basis of the solidarity that we intend to manifest
on the streets of DC. In order to effect change, it is essential that we
recognize the interconnectedness of oppressions and band together to
realize the awesome power that exists in joint action. Now is our chance!

From the D.C. meetings, through the RNC next year and on through the 2008
Inauguration, our movements are entering a period rife with possibilities
for building momentum, striking blows against capital, and learning to act
collectively. A successful mobilization in DC would set the stage for
future actions.

D.C. organizers are taking the initiative in openly calling for disruptive
protests and they've laid the groundwork with solid logistical work. This
offers a unique chance to go on the offensive. We encourage other
anarchist groups to endorse this call and the October Rebellion call. See
you in the streets!

In solidarity,
North East Anarchist Network

For information on the larger mobilization, as well as housing and ride
information check out

www.octoberrebellion.org
Info about the originators of this call:

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.
See also:
http://www.octoberrebellion.org

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it's time to get active
09 Oct 2007
people should really get involved with these events; October Rebellion has done a wonderful job of putting together the critical infrastructure these events need to be effective.

they've set up a convergence space, medic coordination, and spokescouncils. all we need is for a ton of folks to come out of the woodwork and take these days of action in whatever direction(s) they choose.

get off your couches and into the streets!