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(en) US, Baltimore, Withdraw of J20 Black Bloc Call

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Date Tue, 28 Dec 2004 15:20:09 +0100 (CET)


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The Baltimore Anarchist Union withdraws their draft call for a Black Bloc for January
20, 2005 protest of the Presidential Inauguration because of lack of interest.
We instead encourage people to support the call for an Anarchist Resistance:
J20 Anarchist Resistance:
All out for an anarchist mobilization against centralized powerÖat
the 2005 Presidential Inauguration: Washington, DC - January 15-
20th. As George W. Bush is coronated on January 20th, the question
is not if there will be protests, but what shape these protests
will take. Thousands are organizing to oppose Bush's Inauguration.
As the liberal and authoritarian groups negotiate permits with the
powers that be, itís time to put forward an alternate vision of
protest; one of resistance to, not cooperation with the authorities.

Four years ago anarchists marched on the Inaugur ation, hundreds
strong. The police set up check points forcing thousands to adhere
to bag and body searches, in response - we smashed a secret service
check point, opening up the parade route for all. While some waved
the American flag, we burned it. While some booed, we pelted the
motorcade with trash. Bush was crowned, but the black flag was
hoisted high on that cold January day. In the four years that have
passed, the country has grown afraid and the Left docile. As we
have always known, itís not just Bush ?itís the system, and his
campaign of fear makes us more fearless everyday.

This January, let the world see not a display of American
Patriotism from the right and American ďfree speech?from the left
but a massive resistance to the latest representation of 200+ years
of murder, slavery, greed and genocide that has been the American
way from George Washington to George W. Bush. There's nothing left
to salvage in this empire that is the U.S. government. It's time to
bring it down.

We Are Resisting

For those of us who envision a world without rulers, a world
without borders and a world with freedom for all, not just those
within a particular nation, class, race, gender or religion ?the
time to act is now ?with all out resistance to capitalism and
centralized power. >From empires, occupation, and colonialism by
governments, to a culture based on patriarchy, domestic violence,
child abuse, and so many forms of oppression - the system is
broken. It cannot be fixed, or reformed as many will try and tell
us. It is from the ashes of the system, that the new world that we
envision can arise.

The U.S. Presidential Inauguration is one of the grandest
ceremonies of the ruling class in the land. As anarchists, itís a
prime opportunity to shatter these illusions of grandeur by
crashing this decadent display of arrogance and wealth. This, Jan.
20th, letís bring anarchy to the streets of DC - make resistance
visible, and ring in the next four years with a smash!

A Week of Anarchist Action: Jan. 15th-20th, 2005

>From direct action to childcare to popular education, anarchists
in DC are organizing for creative, vibrant protests to the
inauguration --- if you can, come early and get involved. Form
affinity groups and (seriously folks) plan and carry out autonomous
actions, help Food Not Bombs cook for protestors, get information
out on the protests to people in DC, assist groups working on local
issues, such as work against gentrification, poverty and public
financing for a Major League Baseball stadium in DC. The list goes
on.

It didnít start in Seattle and it didnít end on September 11th.
These protests are not the beginning and certainly not the end, but
one stop in an ongoing struggle. What we build as we organize is
just as important as what we produce in the protests its elf. Use
Jan. 20 as a focal point to build relationships and networks within
your community and the movement that last long after Jan. 20. Use
it as a basis for political discussions, tactical discussions,
something to raise energy and action around. Put in practice new
ways of organizing cooperatively, while breaking down social
oppression so common in our day to day lives.

To create the world we want, we all need to participate. The power
to change the world is not in the hands of Bush, the Democrats, or
anyone else, itís in our hands ?the hands of people everywhere,
including you. Come to DC, there are thousands of others out there
who canít wait to join us.

Yours, DC Anarchist Resistance (www.anarchistresistance.org) (A
collaboration of some DC area affinity groups and individuals
organizing around Jan. 20th)

If you're with this call, pass it on and send us your endorsement
to sign on: anarchistresistance (at) hushmail.com

This goes out in solidarity with the Organic Collective's call for
A Global Disruption of the Empire on Jan. 20th (
http://www.organiccollective.org )

Stay tuned for a series of updates regarding anarchist resistance
to the 2005 inauguration. Expect more updates in the following
weeks about more specific actions and events as they shape up at
http://www.anarchistresistance.org

See the original call at:
http://www.ainfos.ca/04/dec/ainfos00282.html
(en) US, Washington, DC. J20 Anarchists &amp; PGA people Calls to Action!
Johnny (A) utonomy - autonomia68@riseup.net


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