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Announcement :: Education
Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
27 Aug 2005
2:00 pm September 18th
The Harvard Social Forum
45. Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA (just outside Harvard Sq.)
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New to a school? New to Boston? Not sure where to plug-in? Feel isolated, or that no one in your town shares your political interests? Interested in learning about anarchism among a group of your peers? The purpose of this gathering is to get connected and get informed.

*Learn and discuss about anarchism, anarchist theory and practice - especially how it relates to student and youth movements, and what role these movements might have in larger struggles for social change
*Meet fellow students and youth interested in anarchism, maybe even some from your own schools!
*Share and discuss methods for organizing and education among student and youth groups
*Organize from the ground up a network of communication, education, and mutual aid for students and youth interested in anarchism

Attached is a flier you can print out to advertise at your school or neighborhood.

Have any questions? Need a ride/housing? Want to help organize? Contact us at afaq (@no@spam@) olmac.net.

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Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
28 Aug 2005
good work! how quick can you get from your seats to the streets?
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
28 Aug 2005
I'm ready to hit the streets right now. Am I the only one?
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
28 Aug 2005
hell no you aren't
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
29 Aug 2005
Shut up noah.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
29 Aug 2005
nope
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
29 Aug 2005
It's nice to see your enthusiasm. But I think that "hitting the streets" is just a self-glorifying way of thinking about anarchist action. I think that the lastest Northeastern Anarchist has a great article by Ian Martin from the Furious Five Revolutionary Collective in San Jose about how anarchists need to be organizers not creaters of spectacle. So how about some thought on strategy and tactics with regards to effecting real change towards more horizontal, popular, empowered and free society rather than the glorification of often pointless street protest. If we're in the streets we need to be talking with people not at them or working along side popular social movements that are addressing real needs not glorifying ourselves in alienating and islolated street self-glorification.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
29 Aug 2005
I was not referring to violence and rioting. I do not identify as an anarchist because "black blocs are cool." Sholom says (actually, he kinda sounds like a broken record on this) that direct action is not necessarily throwing a brick through the window of McDonalds; that direct action is also what happens when you dumpster a bag of bagels and give it out to people who are hungry. Revolution is a state of mind rather than some hoped for event in the far-off future.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
29 Aug 2005
Not that I'd be shedding any tears if their windows were smashed, but there are way more direct and effective ways of doing things.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
30 Aug 2005
What? community building? thats not radical! FUCK SHIT UP!
I'm not taking you too seriously
30 Aug 2005
Actually, radical is derived from the Latin word radix, which means "root". In the field of sociology, it refers to one who advocates thoroughgoing analysis or change "at the root"

A revolution is a relatively sudden and absolutely drastic change. This may be a change in the social or political institutions over a relatively short period of time, or a major change in its culture or economy.
(Taken from Wikipedia.)

So yes, community building is extremely radical.

If the king of Sweden calls, I'll be out back starting a radical revolution.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
02 Sep 2005
...to finally get involved
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
02 Sep 2005
Wasn't my comment... but it is a pretty good essay. I am sure it is up online on the Furious Five website if anyone wants to read it...
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
02 Sep 2005
why was this comment hidden? it was perfectly legit.

hey zorro, lets avoid attacking each other on stupid shit. dont waste everyones time. even if that is MaRK, who fucking cares? this networking thing is a great idea and will hopefully be one way that we can break out of the incestuous anarchist community that we've surrounded ourselves in. hopefully it will allow people (like friends of mine) who are anarchists but arent involved with what we do because they hate how elitist and scene it all is (how we can all call each other out based on our indymedia comments, and how we waste our time doing so) to finally get involved.
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
03 Sep 2005
It was hidden because it was responding to a post that was hidden. That's pretty standard here--we hide posts responding to other posts we've hidden, because they generally don't make much sense on their own. The original post was hidden because 1) it was a personal kattack (a violation of policy); and 2) it was posted by a troll using my name in order to cause trouble. (The troll is probably Flipside who seems enraged that we wouldn't let him join Indymedia because of his right-wing politics.)
Re: Greater-Boston Area Anarchist Student and Youth Gathering
03 Sep 2005
Zorro, you have a big clitoris to be talking about me on here when you fear to do so face to face. Anyway, since you are Sharpie, it is time to let you know that I will no longer be hidden or deleted on IMC. Anything of mine that is hidden will result in me restoring everything from the hidden list including crap I did not post. Now that I have seen in person what kind of crappy scum you people are and how you act, it is a whole new game.