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(en) US, Chicago FTAA Consulta Report

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 11:35:16 +0200 (CEST)

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On October 11 and 12 over 75 people representing 18 geographic locations came together to help
form a strategy to shut down the FTAA Ministerial meetings taking place this November in Miami.
During two days of discussion, we reach consensus on the following issues:
1. We Call For A Morning Demonstration on November 20
If we want to disrupt the FTAA, we have to be in the streets early!
There will be a morning demonstration on October 20 that will create a space for
those who do not want to limit their protests to the AFL-CIO march. The demonstration
will involve groups focused on direct action, civil disobedience, radical street theater
and other creative protest tactics. At the same time and throughout the day groups
are encouraged to carry out autonomous direct actions in Miami.

The time and location for this demonstration will be decided at
other consultas.

2. Education and Propaganda

We will organize a propaganda campaign to try to recruit
participants in the AFL-CIO march to join us in working to shut
down the FTAA meetings. This campaign will not be limited to the
AFL-CIO march. It will be used in communities in Miami and
around the nation to educate people about the dangers of the FTAA
and to inspire people to go to Miami.

3. Work Stoppage and School Actions

There will be a call put out for a work stoppage and for school
actions on November 20 to protest the FTAA.

4. Jail Solidarity

Those who can will participate in jail solidarity in the event of mass
arrests in Miami.

5. We were not able to fully discuss the following issues and would
like to see them brought up at future consultas: - Jail solidarity -
Jail support - Legal Support - Demands

The consulta was organized by Midwest Unrest,

*** FTAA Resource List gathered at the Chicago Consulta ***

Please visit the midwest unrest web site,
www.angelfire.com/ill/stopftaa , for more information on local and
national anti-FTAA events, flyer downloads and logistical
information for Miami.

Upcoming Consultas: *October 18th: Great Plains Anarchist
Caucus Kirkesville, MO
www.kansasanarchist.net/gpan *October 18th: Bay Area
*October 25th - 26th: Lansing, MI *October 31st - November
2nd: New Haven, CT contact: nhautonomists@yahoo.com
*November 9th: Gainesville, FL

Organizing Groups: *Midwest Unrest:
www.angelfire.com/ill/stopftaa contact info:
midwest_unrest@yahoo.com *POG:
www.organizepittsburgh.org *NO FTAA Towson:
www.noftaatowson.cjb.net *New Haven Autonomists:
www.gpjo.org/yale.htm *FRAC (Federation of Revolutionary
Anarchist Collectives): www.frac.ws contact:

FTAA LIST SERVES: * ftaa@lists.riseup.net *
stopftaa@lists.riseup.net * nestopftaa@lists.riseup.net *
towsonftaa@lists.riseup.net (Baltimore/Towson)

FTAA Fliers: *for general or specific (biotech, labor,
environment, human rights) pamphlets email:

Miami: Transportation & Housing: *Transportation Info:
-www.soaw.org/new/ride.php *Housing:

Food Not Bombs Info: web: www.autonomen.net/fnbnoftaa
email: autonomen@riseup.net [toto/Madison FNB] listserv:
FNB_noFTAA@yahoogroups.com SEE WEBSITE FOR
*Food *Equipment (buckets, bags, utensils, etc.)

Medical Info: www.artlessentropy.org/ftaa Medic
Trainings: *October 17th-19th: Middletown, CT contact
info: mmontesano@wesleyan.edu *October 30th - November
2nd: Asheville, NC *October 31st - November 2nd:
Bloomington, IN contact info: buzzrocket@riseup.net or
soph@riseup.net Chicago Action Medical: Contact:

Indymedia Info: *http://tallahassee.indymedia.org
*http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ftaa COMING SOON:

"BECOME THE MEDIA" Conference & Media Reform
Conference MADISON, WI November 7th - 9th DIY
Workshops on: *starting your own IMC/History of IMC
*street theatre/guerilla theatre *street stenciling *silk
screening/graffiti *pirate radio & starting community radio
stations *DIY media interviewing Info will be posted very
soon on: *madison.indymedia.org (or) *call the madison
infoshop: 608-262-9036

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