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(en) US, NY, PROPOSED AGENDA/DIRECTIONS for the ACTIVIST GATHERING/FTAA-Miami REPORTBACK & STRATEGY SESSION Dec 6th Miami

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Date Thu, 4 Dec 2003 10:12:34 +0100 (CET)


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IMPORTANT for ALL THOSE PLANNING TO COME to the NORTHEAST REGIONAL this Sat - Below you'll find:
1. Arrival info
2. Proposed Agenda (please make comments!)
3. Directions
4. ACTION PROPOSAL: Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, February of 2004
BUT FIRST, WE NEED FROM YOU:
--confermation how many are coming from your area (or best guess)
--number of people needing HOUSING!
--let us know if you need transportation from train/bus station and what time you're arriving.
--any special food needs (vegan food will be provided)
--still need volunteer facilitators, prepared report backs

More info will hopefully be up on our site today: www.wogan.org

Feel free to contact us with any other questions:
woganemail@yahoo.com
Cha-Cha 508-795-6271
www.wogan.org

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1. ARRIVAL INFO:
Saturday, Dec. 6th
Jefferson Building, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, Mass
**a sign-in table will be right at the door of the only entrance
9:00am: Snacks Sign-in begins (try to arrive at 9am!)
9:30am: Facilitators and Safety People Check-in
10:00am: Conference STARTS (hopefully puctually)!

(driving directions below) other transport at:
http://www.clarku.edu/prospective/undergrads/visit/directions/index.shtml

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2. PROPOSED AGENDA (PLEASE REPLY WITH SUGGESTIONS!)
(F = facilitator. Items with ** still need facilitators.)

9:00 AM Snacks and registration

9:30 AM Facilitators and safety people meeting.

10:00 AM Introduction (F:ChaCha) --
What groups are there and what are they working on.
Explain agenda.

10:30 AM Caucuses meeting --
Discuss tone of the meeting, what they want out of conference.
Review agenda.
Statement about movement and racism:
Alternative forum caucus (F: **)
Women caucus (F: Stephanie)
Queer caucus (F: ChaCha, also safety person)
Trans caucus (F: Jesse P, also safety person)
Anti racist caucus (F: **)

11:00 AM Big group together for agenda review (F:Sara)

11:15 AM Report Backs from local actions, Georgia and Miami (F: Doyle)

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Discussion about targeted repression and oppression (F: **, need
two)
Summary of specific incidents.
Discussion starting external leading to internal issues (by
2:15).
Come up with MOST IMPORTANT CHALLENGES

3:00 PM Break

3:15 PM Theater

3:30 PM Proposals for upcoming and ongoing actions, international
movements.

4:00 PM Break into groups
Each group will concentrate on a challenge that came up in earlier
discussion.
Concentrate on alternatives leading to overall strategy.
These can then be used for the specific actions coming up.

4:45 PM Report Backs (F: Jesse B and **)

5:00 PM Where do we go from here + NEGAN +proposals + next event (F:
Jesse B and **)

5:40 PM Evaluation/Closing

7:00 PM Carpool to Latin dance party and pot-luck ($5.00 sug. donation,
no one turned away) at the Worcester Artist Group (WAG) -- 38 Harlow St,
Worcester.

Afterwards SHOW AT THE COLLECTIVE A GO-GO.

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3. DRIVING DIRECTIONS from everywhere

to Jefferson Building, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610
(call 508-335-7783 if lost)

>From New York, New Jersey, Central & Western Connecticut and points South:

Take Route 84 East to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route I-90) East to Exit
10 (290 East, Auburn/Worcester). Take Exit 11 (College Square/Federal
Square) off 290. Go straight, following sign for Federal Square/Downtown.
At second traffic light take a left onto Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's
Church on left and Culpeppers Bakery on right). Go one mile to the end of
Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd
traffic light at Downing Street. Take a left onto Downing Street, park on
Downing or in the parking lot, which is the first driveway on your right.
Parking restrictions should not apply to saturdays. Enter Clark
University campus (left side of Downing street, one block from Main St)
and follow signs and RED BALLOONS to Jefferson Academic Building.


--From Boston area:

Massachusetts Turnpike: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) West to Exit
10 (290 East, Auburn/Worcester). Take Exit 11 (College Square/Federal
Square) off 290. Go straight, following sign for Federal Square/Downtown.
At second traffic light take a left onto Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's
Church on left and Culpeppers Bakery on right). Go one mile to the end of
Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd
traffic light at Downing Street. Take a left onto Downing Street, park on
Downing or in the parking lot, which is the first driveway on your right.
Parking restrictions should
not apply to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of
Downing street, one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS
to Jefferson Academic Building.


--Route 2: From Route 2 East or West take 190 South to 290 West. Take Exit

11 (College Square/Southbridge Street). Bear left off the ramp and stay to
the left following sign for College of the Holy Cross. Go straight,
following sign for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic light take a
left onto Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and Culpeppers
Bakery on right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp
right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at Downing Street.
Take a left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the parking lot,
which is the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should
not apply to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of
Downing street, one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS
to Jefferson Academic Building.


--From New Hampshire:

Take 93 South to 495 South to 290 West. Take Exit 11 (College
Square/Southbridge Street). Bear left off the ramp and stay to the left
following sign for College of the Holy Cross. Go straight, following signs
for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic light take a left onto
Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and Culpeppers Bakery on
right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right
onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at Downing Street. Take a
left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the parking lot, which is
the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should not apply
to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of Downing street,
one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS to Jefferson
Academic Building.


--From Maine:

Take 95 South to 495 South to 290 West. Take Exit 11 (College
Square/Southbridge Street). Bear left off the ramp and stay to the left
following sign for College of the Holy Cross. Go straight, following sign
for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic light take a left onto
Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and Culpeppers Bakery on
right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right
onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at Downing Street. Take a
left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the parking lot, which is
the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should not apply
to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of Downing street,
one block from Main St) and follow signs follow signs and RED BALLOONS to
Jefferson Academic Building.


--From Eastern Connecticut: take 395 North to 290 East.

Take Exit 11 (College Square/Federal Square) off 290. Go straight,
following sign for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic light take a
left onto Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and Culpeppers
Bakery on right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp
right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at Downing Street.
Take a left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the parking lot,
which is the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should
not apply to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of
Downing street, one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS
to Jefferson
Academic Building.


--From Cape Cod and points South:take 495 North to 290 West.

Take Exit 11 (College Square/Southbridge Street). Bear left off the ramp
and stay to the left following sign for College of the Holy Cross. Go
straight, following sign for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic
light take a left onto Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and
Culpeppers Bakery on right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street.
Take a sharp right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at
Downing Street. Take a left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the
parking lot, which is
the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should not apply
to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of Downing street,
one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS to Jefferson
Academic Building.


--From Vermont: take 91 South to Route 2 East.

>From Route 2 East take 190 South to 290 West. Take Exit 11 (College
Square/Southbridge Street). Bear left off the ramp and stay to the left
following sign for College of the Holy Cross. Go straight, following sign
for Federal Square/Downtown. At second traffic light take a left onto
Cambridge Street (St. Matthew's Church on left and Culpeppers Bakery on
right). Go one mile to the end of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right
onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd traffic light at Downing Street. Take a
left onto Downing Street, park on Downing or in the parking lot, which is
the first driveway on your right. Parking restrictions should not apply
to saturdays. Enter Clark University campus (left side of Downing street,
one block from Main St) and follow signs and RED BALLOONS to Jefferson
Academic Building.


--From Providence and parts of Rhode Island:

Take Route 146 North. Take the Ballard Street/Quinsigamond Village exit.
At the stop sign take a left onto Ballard Street. At the first traffic
light, take a left onto Millbury Street. Follow Millbury Street over the
railroad tracks and bear to the right. (This is still Millbury Street.) Go
through one set of traffic lights and take your next left onto McKeon
Road. (There will be a White Hen Pantry on your left.) Follow McKeon Road
to the end and take a left onto Cambridge Street. After the traffic light
at the corner of Cambridge and Southbridge Streets go one mile to the end
of Cambridge Street. Take a sharp right onto Main Street. Go to the 2nd
traffic light at Downing Street. Take a left onto Downing Street, park on
Downing or in the parking lot, which is the first driveway on your right.
Parking restrictions should not apply to saturdays. Enter Clark
University campus (left side of Downing street, one block from Main St)
and follow signs and RED BALLOONS to Jefferson Academic Building.


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4. ACTION PROPOSAL:
Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, February of 2004

Defend Boston!

In less than a years time, the Democratic National Convention will come
invade the city of Boston. With the DNC will come Police Chief John
Timoney, the architect of the 'Miami Model.' Our streets will be shut
down, our subway lines closed, our communities swarmed with militarized
police, and barricades erected in our city. All of this to keep the people
away from the 'political process.' All of this to ensure that the
domination of multinational corporations continues unchallenged.

In response, we are mobilizing to defend our town. Today we call for a
consulta to be held here, in Boston, in February of 2004. This is a chance
to learn about the city, build networks, share information, and plan for
decentralized resistance to the DNC. Come hear what is already been
discussed, and bring your own ideas. Another purpose of this meeting is to
ensure that whatever takes place here in July, our comrades, friends,
parents, children, and communities remain safe before, during, and after
the DNC.

So consider this a direct invitation if you have ever served a food not
bombs meal, if you have ever screamed your lungs out as a radical
cheerleader, if you have ever written a story for indymedia, if you have
ever hopped a train in the middle of the night, if you have ever washed
the pepper spray out of a stranger's eyes, if you have ever written a
letter to an unknown prisoner, if you have ever raised a fist in anger, if
you have ever planted a garden out of love, if you have taught a friend
how to sew, if you have ever walked a picket line in solidarity, if you
have ever dreamed of a better world.

And even you have never done anything at all, but feel that burning desire
that something must be done, then you are definitely welcome.

All anti-authoritarians are welcome and encouraged to attend... because if
we don't who will?

DNC Resistance Consulta
Friday February 13 - Monday February 16, 2004
Boston, Massachusetts

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to
nodnc04-A-hush.com with your name (or group name), contact info, how many
are coming, and any other relevant information.

To join the no-DNC-2004 announcement list send an email to:
dnc2004-subscribe-A-lists.riseup.net

Stay tuned for more detailed information...


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