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All You Need to Know About the Festival del Pueblo
24 Apr 2002
Modified: 02:49:45 PM
With only a week remaining until the Festival del Pueblo, we are sending this mailing as a last call to all of you from other cities who are coming, or thinking of coming. The following is the finalized schedule of events, addresses and numbers of importance, and other such relevant information.
All You Need to Know About the Festival del Pueblo

With only a week remaining until the Festival del Pueblo, we are sending this mailing as a last call to all of you from other cities who are coming, or thinking of coming. The following is the finalized schedule of events, addresses and numbers of importance, and other such relevant information.

We would also like to take this opportunity to urge as many of you as possible to come to Boston for this event. It is truly a large undertaking that we have embarked upon and it can only succeed with your help. Our numbers will be critical to the success of the Festival.

We again would like to remind everyone that if you need housing, you need to register NOW as the deadline is April 20th. Afterwards, we are no longer responsible for your housing situation. You can register by filling out the registration form at or by emailing fdphousing (at) Do not forget to include name, number of people, and dates you need housing.

For more information about events, please see

For Resistance, Community, and Freedom, Festival del Pueblo Outreach Working Group

*WHEN YOU ARRIVE If you need housing, would like a welcoming packet, or simply want to touch base with somebody when you arrive, please head to the welcoming center at Lucy Parsons bookstore. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in Boston’s South End. If you are coming by T, exit at Mass Ave stop on the Orange line or Hynes on the Green Line. The welcoming center will be open from 9 am to 12 midnight on April 30th, and 9 am to 9 pm all subsequent days. We highly suggest picking up a welcoming packet, as they will provide you with a detailed schedule of events, directions to all the venues, and lots of other useful information. Tickets for the concerts can also be obtained at the Festival del Pueblo table at LPC. They are $8 for individual concerts or $25 for an all show pass. The ticket prices are directly in relation with the expenses of the Festival (bands, venues, food, you name it). In the unlikely case that there is a profit, it will most likely go to a future festival (if there is one), or to local radical and anti-authoritarian initiatives in the city of Boston.

*CONVERGENCE CENTER The Community Church of Boston will be acting as convergence center during the duration of the Festival del Pueblo. The church is conveniently located near Northeastern University, the Lucy Parsons Center, and the Arlington street church. Food will be available here during the day.


Wednesday, May 1st ---------------------------

*REVOLUTIONARY MAYDAY MARCH Assemble 10:30 am, Park Street T-Station (Green Line), Boston Commons -For a Classless, Stateless Society! -For a Revolutionary Alternative! We ask that all those who attend this march respect the spirit of the day and abstain from engaging in actions which might endanger the march and the other festivities.

*ANARCHIST AND RADICAL BOOKFAIR AND FREE SCHOOL 12:30 pm, Curry Student Center, Northeastern University (Northeastern University T-stop on E-Green line)

-Tablers: Ever Reviled Records (NJ), Clamor Magazine, In Hope (MA), One Peoples Project, Autonomedia, North American Anarchist Gathering, Anarchist Postal Militia, AWOL Magazine, Insurgence Records (Toronto), Barricada Collective (Boston), Lucy Parsons Center (Boston), Tute Nere (DC/Baltimore), NEFAC - NorthEastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists, Anarchist Communitarian Network, Institute for Social Ecology (Vermont), Institute for Anarchist Studies, ARA Columbus, Industrial Workers of the World, Anarchist Black Cross Federation, Rich Mackin, AK Press, Brian McKenzie Center (DC), Arm The Spirit (Toronto), CrimethInc., Love and Resistance (Providence), Harvard Living Wage Campaign (Boston), Whats Up Magazine, IMC Boston, Scarlet Letter Project (Boston), Boston Radical Cheerleaders

-Workshops: *Stephen Shukaitis and David Graeber (New Jersey): Non-Hierarchical Social Structures and Their Application In Political Struggle *Jacksonville ABCF-TDC: Tactical Defense Caucus: Self-Defense for Anarchists and Activists. *Duke - Roundhouse Collective (NEFAC Baltimore), UAW Organizer: Anarchist Union Organizing and Autonomous Workplace Resistance *Columbus ARA:D.I.Y. Women's Health *Active Solidarity (Oakland, CA): Challenging White Supremacy *Boston Area Liberation Medics: Health and Safety at Militant Actions *CRAYON (Chicago): Youth Liberation *Barricada Collective (NEFAC, Boston): The Necessity of Revolutionary Anti-Fascism *Stacey Cordeiro (Boston): Organizing Cooperatives *Camille Viveiros: Anarchist Tenant Organizing *Michael Greger (Boston): Animal Liberation and Corporate Globalization *Dave: Black and Green And many more...

-Speakers: Professor Bill Ayers - Ex-Weather Underground, Director of Center for Youth & Society University of Illinois *Jamie Suarez - AFSC Criminal Justice Program *Chekov Feeney- Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland) *Dharini Nichols - Institute for Social Ecology *Professor Noel Ignatiev - Editor "Race Traitor" *Jaggi Singh - CLAC (Montreal) *Christopher Plummer- ABC Network

*CONCERT Location: Buzz Club Time:Doors 7:00pm

Line-up (in alphabetical order): Algebra (Boston) Bill Bompass (Boston) Robert Blake Czolgosz (Boston) Dance Emma Dance (Boston) Kontrast (NY) The Profits (Boston) Return of the Essence (Boston) Tame One (NJ) Toxic Narcotic (Boston)

Thursday, May 2nd -------------------------

*CULTURAL GATHERING AND FREE SCHOOL The Cultural Gathering will take place at the Arlington St. Church (Arlington St. stop on the Green Line) and begins at 10:30am.

-Featured Artwork: Drawing Resistance: Drawing Resistance is a group art show of two dimensional artwork of 31 artist/activists from North America. The content based show speaks to various subject matters that are vital to understanding the world today. Some of the subjects include the anti-globalization movement, working class rights, the destruction of the environment, corporate control, police brutality, homelessness, gentrification and the Zapatista liberation movement in Mexico. More information at:

-Spoken Word Performances: Rich Mackin (Boston) David (Chicago/CRAYON) Kim (CT) Blackout Boston Collective Gillian (Boston) Lori Camero (San Antonio, TX): God as an Oppressor

-Film Screenings: Society of the Spectacle Transgender/Transexual Hate Crimes Genova Libera

-Workshops: *Columbus ARA: Anti-authoritarian Parenting *Angels of the Public Interest: World Press Freedom *Arash: Political Non-American Hip-Hop *Rich Mackin (Boston): DIY Zine Making *Anarchist Black Cross Federation Members: Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. *Tute Nere (NEFAC, Baltimore/DC): Radical Defense Training (Women Only) And Many more...

*CONCERT Also at the Arlington St. Church Time: 4:00 pm

Line-up (in alphabetical order): Los Aeropajitas (Lima, Peru) Fallen Short (Boston) Guardia Negra (Boston) Insight (Boston) Emcee Lynx (Oakland) Makhnovshchina (Boston) Melee (Boston) Reggae Soldiers (Boston - TBC) Tame One (NJ) The Wobblies (Boston) Los Violadores (Buenos Aires, Argentina - TBC)

Friday, May 3rd ----------------------


Watch 16 teams from Seattle, Connecticut, Boston, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, and Amherst battle it out and “fight to win” as you lounge on the grass and feast at the people’s picnic.

*CULTURAL EVENT AND CONCERT Berwick Institute, 14 Palmer St., Roxbury

Independent movie screenings, art exhibitions, and 5 improvised Jazz acts from New York city performing.

*CONCERT Berwick Downstairs, 14 Palmer St., Roxbury 5 pm

Line-up (in alphabetical order): ...And I Cant Wait (Boston) Los Aeropajitas (Lima, Peru) Esclaves Salaries (Montreal) Hopeless Dregs of Humanity (NJ) Human Racist (West Virginia) Molotov Cocktail (NYC) RAMBO (Philadelphia) Suiciety (CT) Witch Hunt (PA)

Saturday, May 4th -------------------------

*WAKE UP THE EARTH PARADE Assemble: 10:30, Egleston Square (by the YMCA, more precise location to come)

This march is a festive event which includes thousands of families from the communities of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, and Festival del Pueblo will simply be a contingent at this Wake Up The Earth event. Therefore, we ask that all participants help create a colorful and festive environment. This is the time for our clown suits and other creative and colorful disguises to come out of disuse! Also, the Wake Up the Earth organizers ask that all banners or slogans at the parade be of a positive nature (ie- exemplify what we are for, rather than vilify what we are against.)

*WAKE UP THE EARTH FESTIVAL Stony Brook T stop on Orange Line, 11 am

Join the Festival del Pueblo and the Wake Up The Earth Festival, for Boston's Community Carnival of Resistance. Nowhere else in the world can you... Dunk the Landlord! Pie the CEO! Smash the Capitalist Pinata! Disassemble the Prison! play the Anarchist Basket Toss! Watch Magic Tricks! Learn the Samoan Slap Dance and War Chants! ...All this, and much, much more!

*REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC FESTIVAL, PUNK ROCK MATINEE Fresh Pond Mall, on Concord St. (Alewife T-stop Red line) Doors open at Noon

Cranked Up! (Philly Oi!) Disaster Strikes (Boston) Diallo (CT hardcore) Turn Around Norman (West Virginia) No Good Heroes (Kentucky) Virulent Strain (NYC) Violent Society (Philly)

*REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC FESTIVAL, FINAL CONCERT Tufts University Cafeteria (TBC) or alternate venue (yes, we have one)

Anomie Mind (Rock, NYC) Homage to Catalunya (Folk, Washington DC) Hiretsukan (Hardcore, NYC) Wood (Hip-hop, Boston) MDC (punk, NYC) Jeunesse Apatride (female fronted Redskin Oi!, Montreal) C Rayz Walz (Hip-hop, NYC) Ricanstruction (Liberation Puerto Rican rock, NYC)

Sunday, May 5th ----------------------------

* CONVERGE AGAINST CAPITALISM Assemble: 12noon, Roxbury Crossing. (Roxbury Crossing stop on Orange line)

Take to the Streets! ... Because the cost of living in our neighborhoods continues to rise while our wages shrink. ... Because we are tired of greedy landlords raising our rents and driving us out of our homes ... Because we must stop police brutality and racial profiling ... Because we can no longer watch as our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, are sent off to prison for the crime of being born poor or the "wrong" color ... Because the fact that we are immigrants does not make us terrorists or mean that we do not have rights ... Because we want freedom for Colombia, Puerto Rico, and all of Latin America ... Because we refuse to waste our youth and old age in the indignity of dead-end jobs ... We Unite Our Voices To Better Our Lives! On May 5th those of us who are sick and tired of being cold all winter, of living on too little food, too much work and too little pay; of being harassed for being of color; those of us who are tired of struggling just to survive will come together in Boston in a struggle to truly live! In this spirit, we come together for: * Affordable Housing For All * Universal Health Care For All * Amnesty For All Immigrants * the US Out of Latin America; Puerto Rican Independence; and an End to Plan Colombia * An End to Police Brutality * The Dismantlement of the Prison-Industrial Complex * Women’s Reproductive Rights and An End to Sexism * Sexual Liberation and An End to Homophobia and Transphobia * A Sustainable Ecology; An End to the Poisoning Of Our Communities and the Earth * Community Empowerment, Resistance, and Freedom

This demonstration and day of action will be an opportunity for all to express their anger at the conditions we are all forced to endure, using a diversity of tactics. However, in the interest of ensuring the widest possible participation and respecting the safety and wishes of others, the day will be organized in a manner that allows for each individual or group to choose their level of risk and specific tactics. We also encourage everyone to organize their own autonomous actions while in Boston. Contact festivaldelpueblo (at) for more information.

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what about Critical Mass this Friday?
24 Apr 2002
Let's use this Friday's Critical Mass bike-ride to kick this week off.