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(en) US, Announcement of a planned FRAC mini-speaking tour: Organizing a 21st Century Revolutionary Anarchism.

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(http://www.frac.ws/tour1.html)
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2004 21:03:29 +0200 (CEST)

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WHAT'S GOING ON? The anarchist movement is at a crossroads. Three years ago,
Seattle's N30 set the stage for the emergence of a new anarchist
movement in the north of the Americas. Breaking with tired
formulas of protest, the "Black Bloc" movement helped breathe
fresh air into the lungs of anti-capitalist resistance by taking the
streets and battling the forces of the State and organized capital.
Radically militant and infused with a determination to win, anarchists
participated in and played key roles in the development of new directly
democratic organizing models, fostering face to face dialogue and spreading
bottom up anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist ideas and action.

Through spokes-councils and consultas, mass and
confrontational direct action was given voice and put into
practice. This has made anarchy undeniably among the most
important phenomena in many of our lifetimes and given us a
glimpse of a different reality submerged, but embryonic, under
the present authoritarian one. However, successful growth in our
movement and assistance in the revolutionary transformation of
society, as real participants, not self appointed leaders, means
building a base and communicating to ourselves and the rest of
the world.

Anarchism has revitalized the spirit of revolt and inspired new
generations to dream of what may be possible. For anarchists the
crossroads either means advancement or steps back. Our ideas
and actions either continue with their development, analysis, and
experimentation, or we suffer the consequence of lost chances
and irrelevancy. A new world is possible. Anarchism is a vast and
varied set of ideas that need to be debated and tested and in the
wake of intensified resistance to capitalist globalization, there are
tough questions we have to ask ourselves Where do we go from
here and how do we get there?


FRAC - GL (Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives -
Great Lakes) is an organization of anarchist revolutionaries in the
Great Lakes region. With members spreading from Minnesota to
Pennsylvania and established collectives in Chicago, Cleveland
and Lansing- we have organized together to discuss our various
projects and initiate new ones as a federation, with the aim of
building a viable anarchist alternative. FRAC grows out of the
class struggle tendency of anarchism, combined with a critical
appreciation of the anti-imperialist and anti-patriarchal struggles
of the past century.

FRAC brings together new militants and older revolutionaries,
working people and activists. Collectives that make up FRAC are
involved in organizing against the police, fighting capitalist war
and occupation, and participating in both antiracist and
antifascist struggles. FRAC members organize in and around the
workplace and community, and on the campuses of high schools
and colleges.
Collectives and individuals in FRAC also organize the promotion
and expansion of the culture of resistance necessary to the life of
a militant revolutionary movement. Composed of all these
elements, FRAC as an organization is still forming and believes it
is necessary to keep the dialogue open with others in order to
learn from each other. We are putting together a mini-speaking
tour of the Midwest and Great Lakes areas and would like to hear
from any groups interested in hosting a discussion with FRAC

We are also interested in compiling a FRAC FAQ (frequently
asked questions). Please consider sending us some questions, or
topics you would like to focus on.

For information on setting up an event with FRAC contact:

PO Box 4502
East Lansing MI 48826


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