US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
Commentary :: Organizing
Suggested First Steps In Developing A Bi-National Movement To Join New England And The Maritimes
15 Nov 2004
Building a movement requires building consciousness. I suggest the following steps. Any additional suggestions?
Suggested First Steps In Developing A Bi-National Movement To Join New England And The Maritimes

(1) New Englanders should visit the Maritimes and get to know the Maritimes.

(2) Create sister relationships between New England political organizations and Maritime political organizations with similar ideologies. If you're a member of a socialist organization in New England, contact a similar organization in the Maritimes and build a relationship. If you're a member of an Anarchist, Gay/Lesbian, Green, etc... You get the idea.

(3) If you are an educator, contact a school in the Maritimes and work on a sister-school relationship, encouraging your students to exchange pen-pal relationships with students in the Maritimes.

(4) Consider creating a New England/Maritimes online journal, with news and political events throughout the region listed.

(5) Attend political protests in the Maritimes and invite Maritimers to political protests in New England.

(6) Encourage more exchange between New England universities and Maritimes universities (student exchange programs, joint projects, etc.).

(7) Build bi-national movements to denounce the "international" border as a hindrance to New Englanders and Maritimers. Hold simultaneous demonstrations on opposite sides of the same border crossings.

(8) Build relationships with Quebec, Cascadian and Puerto Rico independence movements. Coordinate your actions to create more attention in the press.

(9) Dialog with Native American groups and ask them what they think. Do they wish to be part of the movement, remain part of the status quo or have their own secession movement? If they wish to secede and be independent, build cooperative secessionist movements, each helping the other to achieve its goals.

(10) Discuss what is wrong with the American and Canadian forms of government. Try to build a movement supporting better alternatives.

(11) Work towards greater cooperation between Maritime and New England trade unions.

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.

Comments

Old New England Flag (1775)
15 Nov 2004
us-neng3.gif
us-neng4.GIF
Of course, flags are meaningless in themselves, but they can be used to say, "we're not with you" (e.g. this isn't a U.S. flag).

The first flag is a New England flag from 1775. Note the tree.

The second flag is an alteration I made. Red, Black and Green.
See also:
http://atlasgeo.span.ch/fotw/flags/us-neng.html
Graphic for making your own U.S. OUT OF NEW ENGLAND bumper stickers.
15 Nov 2004
Click on image for a larger version

usoutofnewenglandthree.jpg
See graphic.
Re: Suggested First Steps In Developing A Bi-National Movement To Join New England And The Maritimes
15 Nov 2004
"9) Dialog with Native American groups and ask them what they think. Do they wish to be part of the movement, remain part of the status quo or have their own secession movement? If they wish to secede and be independent, build cooperative secessionist movements, each helping the other to achieve its goals."

The Mi'kmaq, the First Nation of Gaspesie, most of New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and southern Newfoundland, were the first peoples George Washington signed a friendship treaty with.
Consumate diplomats, originally aligned with Acadians, they wanted to remain neutral between Britain and America, I guess you could say they had a sophisticated foreign policy.