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Announcement :: Organizing
Call for Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Convergence 3/20
18 Mar 2005
On March 19th and 20th, popular movements across the world will march to commemorate
the invasion of Iraq two years ago and to oppose all ongoing occupations worldwide.
DISARM THE STATE, SHUT DOWN THE WAR MACHINE!
Call for a Boston Anti-Authoritarian & Anti-Capitalist Convergence
on the Third Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
Sunday, March 20, 12:30 pm --- Across from the Armed Forces Career
Center at 141 Tremont St. On the Boston Commons, Park Street T
On March 19th and 20th, popular movements across the world will
march to commemorate the invasion of Iraq two years ago and to
oppose all ongoing occupations worldwide.

As the state continues to send thousands of Iraqis and young
working class Americans to their graves for profit...As it looks to
expand its empire to Iran and Syria and Latin America...As it
tramples on immigrants and women and people of color in our land
and on the life and dignity of people everywhere...We must be ready
to resist harder than ever.

We are Boston anti-authoritarians, anti-capitalists and
anti-imperialists. We are sick of feeling powerless and demoralized
as we allow ourselves to be herded into permitted routes and lame
rallies by joint council of the police and the self-appointed leaders of
the anti-war movement. It's time to open up the space for people to
protest in their own ways and give voice to their own languages of
resistance.

On March 20th, we will take the streets on our own terms, and in
solidarity with the call from People's Global Action, we will seek to
take our actions straight to the Boston homes of the war profiteers,
state agencies and media outlets responsible for perpetuating this
war. We will invite everyone who wants to join us in a public act of
mutiny against the war machine.

Bring your drums and buckets, pots and pans, banners and black
flags!
Bring your plans to push through the boundaries of the typical
protest!
Bring your uncontrollable spirit of defiance!

On March 20th, the whole city of Boston will be our Free Speech
Zone, and the warmakers and ruling classes will tremble at the
sound.

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Re: Call for Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Convergence 3/20
18 Mar 2005
and what will your uncontrollable spirit of defiance be used for?

running around until the cops make you stop?

how is that pushing through the boundaries of typical protest?

and, why, precisely is it necessary to try to upstage the protest?

is there something inherantly wrong with a nice protest now and then?
Re: Call for Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Convergence 3/20
19 Mar 2005
Looky daddy! A liberal!
Re: Call for Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Convergence 3/20
19 Mar 2005
? has some good questions to think about; even if their implications can be argued. Calling the person a liberal as a derogatory insult doesn't get either of us anywhere. The San Francisco Bay Area anarchists seem to be thinking about these questions that ? brought up: http://indybay.org/news/2005/03/1727803.php

The other thread below this on the Boston Indymedia newswire called "anarchists that alienate" seem to show that Boston area anarchists are thinkingn about the same thing.

[Editor's note: The following part of the post is in response to a comment that is now hidden, precisely because of the sexist langauge anarchist mentions.]

Freindly Neighborhood Stalinist Authoritarian: Using the word "pussies" like that is sexist. And you're whole e-mail is macho and fucked-up. You need to check your shit. If you want to get in a producative discussion about tactics, that's one thing. But usually authoritarians like you like to tell people what to do and not actally do something about it or be held accountable for it. Why don't you walk your talk and fight the police and see where it gets you?
So what is the point?
19 Mar 2005
I'd like to hear @@'s reponses to the questions about his purposes.

Help convince me that I should show up and get arrested for beating on things from my kitchen.

I am a little anxious when someone makes such grandiose statements about what they will achieve at a protest.