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(en) US, Kansas Anarchist Caucus gives birth to Great Plains Anarchist Network

From Chuck0 <chuck@mutualaid.org>
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2002 03:09:29 -0500 (EST)


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Anarchist Movement, Groups and Organizations On November 9th, anarchists from 
Pittsbourgh (KS), Topeka (KS), Independence (MO), Salina (KS), Kansas City 
(MO), Kansas City (KS), Wichita (KS), Lawrence (KS), Newton (KS), and Omaha 
(NE) converged on Lawrence, Kansas for the Kansas Anarchist Caucus. These 
Groups represented Kansas City Food Not Bombs, the React Infoshop, Mother 
Earth Library, Black Cat Collective, Lawrence ABC, Lawrence IWW, Yard Gnome 
Collective, and Pittsburgh Food Not Bombs. The meeting included three 
workshops and a strategy session, the goal of which was to form a network of 
anarchists in the Kansas region. The outcome of the meeting was as follows: 
1. Establishment of a network called the Great Plains Anarchist Network. 2. 
The body of the GPAN will be made up of a grouping of autonmous groups, 
collectives, and individuals who are commited to undertake concrete projects 
to bring anarchy into being. 3. The GPAN will hold no specific anarchist 
ideology, but will instead advocate the application of anti-authoritarianism 
to all aspects of life. The GPAN is non-sectarian. 4. The GPAN is 
revolutionary in that it desires a revolutionary new anarchist society, but 
does not dismiss reforms that better people's everyday lives. Affiliates of 
GPAN are encouraged to participate in political and social movements/groups 
which aren't necessarily anarchist, while maintaining our dedication to 
anti-authoritarianism and direct action. 5. GPAN will be self-critical and 
maintain an open dialogue. 6. General meetings will be held every six months 
and these caucuses will not have decision making authority over local groups 
and individuals. these meetings will rotate locations. 7. It is up to GPAN 
affiliates to evaluate modern day society and decide how 
anti-authoritarianism will be applied, and act upon their decisions.

The GPAN is a network tool for bringing together autonomous anarchist 
collectives, groups, and individuals to help facilitate dialogue and project 
building.

The next GPAN meeting is open to any anarchists in the Great Plains and will 
be held in Omaha on March 15, 2003.

Look for the new GPAN website to be hosted on www.kansasanarchist.net in the 
very near future. Solidarity.


Link: http://www.kansasanarchist.net
posted by Kansas Anarchist on Sunday November 10 2002 @ 05:19PM PST

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