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(en) US, California, Occupied Territory - Anarchist Gathering 2004: Tarps, Forks, and Community

From DAAA <modanarcho@yahoo.com>
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 08:51:23 +0200 (CEST)

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In a matter of two short days, we will be peacefully gathering together
against a backdrop of government harassment, lies, propaganda, and abuse.
But whatever the homogenizations of power and capital throw at us, we will
see you in Fresno this Friday. Below is a quick wrap up on supplies that
you will need to bring, and some ideas on how you can help with the gathering.
Camp Life/Supplies: We need people who have active ideas on how to construct
the Occupied Territory camp to bring supplies! Some things you can bring:
1.) Tarps
2.) Large blankets
3.) Tents

4.) Banners

5.) Flashlights, lanterns

6.) Tools for digging, etc.

7.) Sleeping bags

8.) Pillows

Kitchen/Food/Water: Bathrooms will be provided, but we need you to bring
several things in the personal hygiene department. Below is also a list
of ideas for food, water.

1.) Large containers of water. Water will be easily refilled around the
camp area, so if you wish you can leave your water containers unfilled,
and fill up at camp.

2.) Bulk amounts of food. Please go on a dumpster run before you come up
to Occupied Territory, or perhaps pick up some very cheap bulk foods.
Please keep all food that is going to be prepared in the community
kitchen vegan so we can feed all. If you would like to bring anything
else, please cook or prepare that in your own camp.

3.) Pots, pans, cooking supplies. Please bring pots and pans to cook on.
If you have access to a propane cooking stove or something of that
nature, please bring that as well.

4.) Biodegradable soap.

5.) Condoms, if you feel the urge to do so.

6.) Forks, cups, eating wear. Please bring at least one set of eating
utilities for yourself, if you have more, please bring those. You will
need a reusable plate, fork etc, and cup. You be responsible for
cleaning your dishes, and thus keeping bears away from trash.

7.) Garbage bags. Hopefully we will have little or no garbage, and the
garbage that you do make, please pack that in and out with you. Please
bring garbage bags however, to use just in case. Also, to all smokers:
Please put your butts in the proper place!!!

Workshop Supplies: To help with workshops, you can bring several things:

1.) Large paper and markers to write with.

2.) Ideas!

3.) Urge to build on other ideas to construct bigger and better
workshops and discussions.

Jobs that Need to Be Done Around Camp: There are various subgroups that
we need everyone to be involved in. If we want this community to be
successful, please partake in doing some tasks:

1.) Security: We need please to do security, and to take shifts.

2.) Kitchen Collective: We need please to work in the kitchen, preparing
meals for everyone.

3.) Bathrooms: We may need people to help us work on bathrooms, and
constructing various structures.

4.) De-central Command Table. Will have info on when, where, and times
of workshops, and will also work with the security collective.

Bear Issues: There are possibilities that bears will show their furry
faces around us, so please, if you are coming in a group please only
bring one thing of toothpaste etc. If you can bring or have access to a
large metal container or a bear box, please bring it. We are also
looking for someone who might have a trailer of some sort where food
could be stored away from bears.

Legal and Medical People Needed!: If you are a legal observer, please
consider coming to the gathering. If you are also a medic, and have done
medical work before, you are also needed.

Odds and Ends Things to Bring: Various Things to Bring:

1.) Musical inst. Please no amplified music, but acoustic music, song,
or bands is encouraged.

2.) Bug spray, sun block. Protect your self!

3.) Cameras, video cameras. We need people to document police activity
against us if we should run into problems.

4.) Indymedia: If you work with an indymedia, please consider coming and
doing a story.

5.) Propaganda to distribute. Fault Lines, Earth First!, Slingshot?
Bring it down!

What Not To Bring:

1.) An attitude that this gathering will (only) be a party.

2.) Hard drugs, and drink.

3.) Dogs. Please no dogs.

4.) Bands, or electric music.

5.) Bad things that will get you arrest for having in your car.

6.) No security culture. Please be smart, this is a gathering to build
the movement on the west coast and the world, not an opportunity to say
dumb things. You will be asked to leave if you prove to be a security risk.

Situation on Phone/Internet Service: You will be unable to call on a
cell phone from where the camp will be. If you wish to call someone,
there will probably be groups going down the mountain periodically to
make calls and get supplies. Make sure that you make your situation
known to others.

Quick Rundown on the First Day: You first stop will be Fresno, at the
park located on Belmont and San Pablo. The park is located right under
the freeway. You will have to arrive at the park between 3-5pm. We are
also asking people to please donate $1-3 to help buy food or cover
various costs of the gathering. If you are unable to get to the meeting
point at this time, please contact a friend going, so they can call you
and give you directions. If you need a ride to the gathering, but can't
find one, please visit a local indymedia or go to:
http://www.occupiedterritory.net. For directions on how to get there,
please go here:


Upon arrival to the camp site, you will be instructed on where to park
and where to put your gear. Please get you things ready, and you will be
instructed further on finding your camp area, etc.

The general assembly of all participants will start around the time all
people are in attendance. We will then go into introductions for the
organizing collective, introduce ourselves, and then receive updates and
info from various people on the situation of the local environment and
the bears. Once that is done, we will then dissolve the organizing
collective, and the then the whole group will be running the gathering.
From there on, we will then start to discuss the workshops that people
have brought, and plan the times for the next day. We will also start to
subdivide ourselves into working groups to take on various tasks around
the camp. As the new sun rises, hopefully so will our spirits, and we
will begin our first day in Occupied Territory!

Email the Occupied Territory Organizing Collective:


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