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(en) RAAN-Network News #3 - Network Forms

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Date Sun, 8 Feb 2004 09:01:38 +0100 (CET)


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The Female Species collective of
Cincinnati Ohio have taken it upon
themselves to start a decentralized
publishing network based upon the
network ties already in place within
the Red & Anarchist Action Network's
framework. The purpose of the
Publishing Network is to better con-
nect individuals and collectives affili-
ated with RAAN by creating a means
of sharing pamphlets, zines, journals,
etc. The RAAN-PN will freely pro-
vide unstapled copies of RAAN and
network-supported publications to any
regional groups looking to make some
lit available.
If you are interested in becom-
ing a hub for the RAAN-PN or if you
would like to receive a catalog of
available publications currently being
distributed by the Publishing Network,
feel free to email the Female Species
collective at thefemalespecies@hot-
mail.com.
Montana RAAN
Militia Forms
A small group of anarchists and leftists
from western Montana have decided to
form an informal RAAN affiliated
militia: the Revolutionary Anti-
Authoritarian Defense (RAAD).
RAAD's purpose is to further its own
knowledge of armed and unarmed self
defense as well as to educate others
about practical self defense.


RAAN Infoshop Opens in Rochester

Members of a Red & Anarchist Action
Network (RAAN) collective in the
town of Rochester, NY have organized
a new radical library and community
space to be used as a resource for anti-
authoritarians in the area. The
Rochester branch of the Red &
Anarchist Institute for Applied
Sexiness, or RAIFAS, is being operat-
ed as a general "press office" for local
RAAN affiliates, and will soon be
made open to the general public as a
lending library and host space for anti-
capitalist meetings.
The RAIFAS library is com-
prised of over 100 books donated by
network affiliates, and includes exten-
sive sections on topics such as autono-
mist communism and anarcho-primi-
tivism. RAAN literature is also avail-
able, as are a variety of zines, pam-
phlets, videos, stickers, and publica-
tions ranging from Anarchy - A
Journal of Desire Armed to the
Southern Poverty Law Center's
Intelligence Report.
If you would like to get in
touch with RAIFAS Rochester or a
RAAN affiliate in the area, please con-
tact infoshop@rochesterhope.org
RAAN Hub Organizes
Central Treasury
Members of the RAAN Hub, located
at redanarchist.net, have put together a
formal treasury for the purpose of sup-
porting local RAAN related ventures.
If you would like to donate
money to the treasury, or if your
RAAN affiliated collective would like
to request funding from the Hub treas-
ury, please get in contact with us
through the Hub forum, located at the
address above or contact the treasurer
at hpwombat@yahoo.com.

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Western Montana RAAN Collective Forms
RAAN affiliates have held an organizational meeting in Montana for the
formation of a western Montana collective. The ground work has been set
for a working collective in Missoula Montana working in conjunction
with RAAN affiliates in other western Montana cities.
Currently, an agenda has been set of establishing a local anti-sta-
tist library in the Missoula area. Space has been donated at a local art stu-
dio, and RAAN affiliates are working on acquiring books to fill it.
RAAN-MT is also focusing on monitoring the Cave Gulch log-
ging operation currently being done in the Helena National Forest. Like
many other Forest Service projects, this sale is being billed as a `salvage
sale'. RAAN affiliates soon discovered that this boiled down to straight
up clear cutting of the National Forest. RAAN has been documenting ille-
gal activities and has opened the line of communication with other local
environmentalist groups.
Californian DAAA's Summer Rundown
The Direct Action Anti-Authoritarians (DAAA), a RAAN affiliated collective,
have been keeping themselves busy in California. This summer the collective
has tackled a variety of projects in their area.
The recently imprisoned anarchist Sherman Austin has received $100
collected by DAAA activists. Sherman was the webmaster of the LA based anar-
chist website raisethefist.com and sent to jail due to the content found on his site
by authorities. Hopefully this money will go to easing some of the economic
burdens forced upon him by this legal process.
The DAAA has been heavily involved with the local Food Not Bombs
chapter and have been hitting the Modesto area hard, providing free food for all
that need it and distributing literature for those who will take it. Recently, the
Modesto FNB has decided to increase their distribution days to twice a week, and
is working with another town close by. Banners, books, flyers, food, clothes, and
shoes continued to be handed out while networking with other homeless activists
continues.
The Modesto FNB also tabled and received many donations at the recent
School of the America's talk by Father Roy. Finally, DAAA and Modesto FNB
tabled a Green Party rally, and turned it into a radical event by showing the film,
"Breaking the Spell: Anarchists and the WTO, and gave out free books and
zines".


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