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(en) US, Revolutionary Active Communities Uprising in Numbers (RACUN)

From Ronarchy68@aol.com
Date Mon, 4 Nov 2002 04:33:23 -0500 (EST)


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Revolutionary Active Communities Uprising in Numbers (RACUN) 
by RACUN L.A/LB 
racun_la@yahoo.com  
http://www.racun.tk 
 

RACUN is an anarchist community
organization dedicated to radical
community 
empowerment and self defense. 

1. We want freedom. We want
self-organized communities in which the
land, 
produce, and machinery of production will
be owned by the community, and the 
power of the political and class state
abolished. 

2. We want the immediate removal of
occupying police forces from our 
communities. The racist brutality, murder,
and repression of our communities 
must stop now. 

3. We want cooperatively organized, non
hierarchal forms of education for our 
communities. Taught by the people, for
the people. 

4. We want an immediate end to the
robbery of our communities by the 
capitalist system. 

5. We want an immediate end to worker
exploitation. We want revolutionary 
unionizing. Workers should control the
means of production to insure equal 
distribution within the community. 

6. We want housing, fit for shelter of all
human beings. Not a single human 
being should go homeless. 

7. Not a single human being should go
hungry. Food is a right, not a 
privilege. 

8. We demand an end to corporate
exploitation and degradation of our planet. 
We want a safe and clean ecological
environment for our communities to grow 
in. 

9. We want direct democracy, the right of
every individual to participate in 
the organization of their own community
and their own lives. Representation 
is nothing but the denial of representation. 

10. We want self-defense. We cannot rely
on the system to protect us from 
it's own brutality, racism, murder and
repression of our communities. We must 
rely on our communities to defend
ourselves by any means necessary at any 
given time. 


SURVIVAL PROGRAMS 

By building a Community Survival
Program, we seek to establish various 
operations active throughout the
community such as: 

Free Breakfast Programs 
Free breakfast for school children, workers
and anyone else in need of a 
healthy meal. These Breakfasts include
nutrients needed for the day that all 
people are entitled to. For too long have
people gone hungry without proper 
health aids they need. This type of
damaging diet must be halted, because we 
must survive this system to better our
communities and create a better 
society to live in. 

Community Food Gardens 
Food is a right, not a privilege: Community
gardening is one of the many 
alternatives we can utilize to provide food
to our communities. Instead of 
relying on the political and class system for
food, we can establish food 
gardens throughout our communities to
feed the hungry. 

Educational forums 
Education for people that exposes the true
nature of this decadent American 
society. Educational forums and
workshops that educate people on their
true 
history and cultural background, and
exposes the false-hood of white 
supremecy and colonial slave history that
is taught by today's school system. 
If an individual does not have knowledge
of him or herself and their position 
in society and the world, then they have
little chance to relate to anything 
else. 

Free clothing distribution 
Free public distribution of clothing;
including shirts, jackets, shoes, 
pants, and all else needed for the
community to survive the difficult weather 
conditions. One should not have to pay for
shoes, or a sweater to keep warm. 
These are necessities, and to deprive an
individual of such is to deprive 
them their basic human rights. 


COMMUNITY DEFENSE PROGRAM 

The only way our communities can stop
the continuous brutality, racism, 
murder and repression by this system is to
establish a revolutionary form of 
self defense within the community. We
must organize self-defense units to 
protect our community and its
revolutionary organizations from the state's
police forces who are occupying our
communities. 

We must train, and become active with our
communities in self defense as we 
cannot rely on the system to protect us
from it's own brutality, murder and 
corruption. We pursue militancy as an
appropriate strategy for self defense. 
We do not rely on the state, nor it's
factions within the system to deliver 
an acceptable form of justice. The only
way to get justice is to make 
justice. We must rely on eachother as the
power of our communities to defend 
ourselves by any means necessary at any
given time. We will not force the way 
we wish to live on others, but we will
defend our way of life with ferocity. 

Community Defense Program 
The purpose for the Community Defense
Program is to establish a revolutionary 
form of self-defense within the
community. The Community Defense
Program 
consists of several operations initiated
throughout the community. 

Zone Defense Units 
Zone Defense Units are an advancement
of Cop Watch. Instead of waiting after 
police violate an individuals rights to take
action, zone defense sees to 
intervene before-hand preventing this from
happening. Defense Units are often 
deployed in neighborhoods that experience
heavy police repression. These 
units often remain idle within specific
areas on "tactical alert" to safe 
guard the community. Every time police
breech designated defense zones, they 
are immediately documented and followed.
Any type of police repression is 
immediately confronted as well as
documented by defense units. 

Cop Watch 
Cop Watch is a program where people
patrol the streets with video cameras 
ready to document police activity whenever
it occurs. The purpose for this is 
to document police every time they make a
stop. If police begin to harass or 
brutalize civilians, it is caught on film. Cop
Watch also sees to notify 
civilians of their rights to educate them on
the brutality and injustice of 
this system, and how to deal with such
situations. 

Tactical Defense Training 
We hope to provide information about self
defense to the community which is 
not otherwise readily available. Our effort
is focused towards a diverse 
array of self defense tactics, primarily on
armed self defense. By no means 
do we feel armed self defense is the only
answer. Our efforts also focus on 
becoming familiar with, learning and
studying self defense on all other 
levels. 


OUR GOAL 

We seek to create a society in which
individuals can freely co-operate 
together as equals without political,
economic or social top-down governing 
structures. To create a society free from
sexism, homophobia, racism, class 
and state so the fullest measure of
individual liberty and equality may 
prevail. We seek to establish
self-organized, decentralized committees within 
the community as a political base for direct
action, education, and self 
defense. Our goal is not reform the system.
Our goal is revolution, to get 
rid of the system. Not only do we want to
put an end to police brutality, but 
we want to remove the occupying police
forces from our communities at once. 
Not only do we want an end to worker
exploitation, but we want to completely 
remove corporations, and the entire class
state from our communities at once. 
Through education, and direct action, our
communities can become 
self-sufficient where we no longer have to
rely on the current economic or 
political system as a way of life. 

SELF DEFENSE 

The only way our communities can stop
the continuous brutality, racism, 
murder and repression by this system is to
establish a revolutionary form of 
self defense within the community. We
must organize self-defense units to 
protect our community and its
revolutionary organizations from the state's
police forces who are occupying our
communities. We must train, and become 
active with our communities in self
defense as we cannot rely on the system 
to protect us from it's own brutality,
murder and corruption. We pursue 
militancy as an appropriate strategy for self
defense. We do not rely on the 
state, nor it's factions within the system to
deliver an acceptable form of 
justice. The only way to get justice is to
make justice. We must rely on 
eachother as the power of our
communities to defend ourselves by any means 
necessary at any given time. We will not
force the way we wish to live on 
others, but we will defend our way of life
with ferocity. 

OUR POLITICS 

We are dedicated to revolutionary working
class struggle against the system 
of white supremacy, capitalism, sexism,
state, and any other forms of social 
or political oppression. We seek to
eliminate all top-down governing 
structures of the political and class state.
We believe the foundation of 
change must be established within the
community, with the anarchist goal of a 
decentralized, non-hierarchical society. We
seek the formation of community 
network co-ops that provide food, clothing,
education, shelter, and self 
defense to the community as a form of
direct action and community 
empowerment. We do not peruse reformist
strategies as they have proven 
counterproductive and defeatist in
accomplishing change. We peruse 
revolution. 

We are Anti-capitalist. We are against the
class system because it is based 
on inequality, exploitation and theft.
Capitalism is a system built to 
benefit the few, while the majority are left
robbed for their basic 
necessities of life. We intend to replace it
with self-organized communities 
in which the land, produce, and machinery
of production will be owned by the 
community, and the power of the political
and class state abolished. 

We want Direct Action. We believe direct
action is an essential strategy in 
our struggle as it sets an array of diverse
tactics. Community Gardening, 
free clothing drives, community forums,
community events, militancy and self 
defense are all forms of direct action. 

We are revolutionaries. We believe that
there is a better way for all of us 
to live than to suffer under this unfair
system based on exploitation and 
alienation. We want to create a new and
better world over the ashes of the 
current one. 

We are anti-authoritarians. We think that
all forms of hierarchies, such as 
governments, capital, and patriarchy, are a
bad idea in general and extremely 
hazardous to our mental and physical
health. We want the way we live our 
lives to reflect our vision of a society where
we can fulfill our desires and 
creative passions while respecting each
other's freedom and autonomy. No one 
should decide how to live our lives but
ourselves. 

ORGANIZATION 

RACUN is a program formed by chapters
dedicated to revolutionary community 
empowerment and self defense. Chapters
are formed within different 
communities and are self-organized to
operate independently from central 
leadership with consensus decision
making. RACUN is organized on the basis
of an anti-authoritarian network of chapters
working internationally from a 
grass-roots community level. 
http://www.racun.tk


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