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News ::
Protest the WEF in NYC! Jan 31-Feb 4
05 Dec 2001
The World Economic Forum is meeting in New York City, Jan 31-Feb 4.
(CIRCULATE WIDELY)

CALL FOR AN ANTI-CAPITALIST
CONVERGENCE AGAINST THE WORLD
ECONOMIC FORUM IN NEW YORK CITY
(JANUARY 31- FEBRUARY 4)

JOIN US AS NEW YORKERS STRIKE BACK AGAINST CORPORATE
TERROR

For years now, the CEOs of major corporations, hundreds of top
international government officials and just plain rich people - from Bill
Gates to Bill Clinton - have been meeting every year in Davos,
Switzerland. This is where the real rulers of the world give the
politicians their marching orders. This is where the schemes that
lead to atrocities like GATT and the WTO are actually hatched. And
this year, the dining club for the world ruling class will be held at the
Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

The WEF is moving here because they were effectively chased out
of Switzerland by a concerted campaign of direct action. They think
that here in New York we're shell-shocked, punch-drunk, and maybe
we are but - whaddya fuckin' kiddin' me?

This is a provocation. While thousands of New Yorkers are still
burying their dead, trying to patch together shattered lives, and
desperately trying to see how they can continue to pay insanely
high New York City rents after being laid off from their jobs, the
richest and most powerful men on earth have decided to come and
party on the wreckage - to celebrate, no doubt, the billions of
dollars of taxpayer money they've just been handed by their
respective governments and explore new opportunities to profiteer
from permanent global warfare. Do they think we have no pride? No
self-respect? That we're just going to sit back and let this happen?

As our heroic firefighters have shown us, the moratorium on direct
action in New York is over.

We are calling for for a joyous, creative resistance to the WEF's
stifling grey culture of corporate conformity; actions whose diversity
of tactics will reflect the rich diversity of our city's communities. We
are calling for actions based on principles of non-hierarchy,
passionate opposition to patriarchy, white supremacy, and
rule-by-elite, and the vision of a world in which no one has to live in
fear or daily terror. We are calling for a world in which states and
their wars, the economic violence and insecurity promulgated by
their corporate overlords, the hideous legacy of 500 years of
colonialism and racism, and the violence and intolerance of every
kind of crusader and religious fanatic will finally be banished from this
earth.

It's not a pipe dream. Nothing is impossible if we refuse to live in
fear.

WOULD YOU CARE TO JOIN US IN A SOCIAL REVOLUTION?

RSVP
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
New York City
January 31-February 4

ENDORSERS

Society for Creative Anarchism (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Zek Liberation Collective (Washington, District of Columbia)
Infoshop.org (Cyberspace)
flag.blackened.net (Cyberspace)
Arthur J. Miller, Bayou La Rose
Tension Collective (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Words Are Not Enough (Washington, District of Columbia)
R Stockwell, IWW, IU 610
White Pines Affinity Group (Albany, New York)
Instant Antiwar Action Group (Vermont / iaag (at) mail2usa.com)
Aron Pieman Kay - Global Pastry Uprising (Rainbow Affinity Group)
CrimethInc. Special Forces
NOLA Anarchy (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Kevin Keating, Mission Yuppie Eradication Project (San Francisco,
California)
Tute Nere Collective (Washington, District of Columbia)
we do not exist (n'existons pas)
Starhawk
Northwest Anarchist Prisoner Support Network
Free and Critter Legal Defense Committee
Cascadia Media Collective
le Sous-sol Collective (Eugene, Oregon)
Student Peace Action Network (SPAN)
Red And Black Flag Collective (Montreal)
Black Touta (Toronto, Ontario)


Upcoming Planning
Meetings

NEW YORK CITY

WEF all anarchist
meeting
NYC
Saturday Dec 8th
5pm Charas 9th Street
and Avenue B in the
Lower East Side. Room
114.

WASHINGTON, DC










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