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(en) US, NYC, The RAT* #3 - (pages 9-10) ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEW YORK CITY BLACK PAGES

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Date Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:31:38 +0200 (CEST)


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Under the Pavement: First Ever Green-and-Black Urban Gathering
Call to Converge and Resist All Domination of Life: Philadelphia, June 17-21
This June in Philadelphia, thousands of wealthy capitalists and biological
profiteers representing the Biotechnology Industry Organization will convene
in Philly to celebrate and promote their dangerous manipulation of life's very
building blocks for private gain. Missing from their PR agenda will be the
destructive, racist, and ecologically catastrophic consequences of playing
God with the global gene pool. In response, thousands of concerned activists
and citizens will gather to decry this ruthless commodification of Earth's
biodiversity and the proliferation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

Working as part of this mobilization, we the Under the Pavement
Collective intend to facilitate the presence of a strong radical
caucus with the perspective to critique biotechnology in the context
of our resistance to all forms of domination. As such, our enemies are
not just GMOs but global capitalism, neo-colonialism, patriarchy, the
industrial ethos, & anthropocentric western science itself, which aim
to reduce all people and nature to orders of coercion and control.
We mean to not only point and shout in academic terms, but to
demonstrate workable alternatives to the systems we oppose.
To this end, we are calling for anti-authoritarian, eco-positive radicals and
allies to gather during the anti-biotech mobilization and share our vision of
struggle for liberation and harmony among all living communities. While
we recognize wilderness defense, sustainable communities and other "off
the grid" approaches as valid and worthy of support, we wish to focus this
gathering on enacting a radical
ecological praxis in the belly of the beast, the industrial, urban areas
where over half the world's people live.
We will be organizing several days of skillshares, actions and cultural
events on themes likely to include gardening, squatting/sustainable urban
living, resistance to car culture, physical and mental health, anti-oppression
community dynamics, postconsumer resource reclamation & more. We are
also actively so-li-ci-ting ideas for workshops & events.
Come to Philly this June to oppose biotech and sow the seeds of
widespread resistance to industrial capitalism. We can and will destroy this
machine from within. Let's get busy!
Under the Pavement Organizing Collective, Philadelphia
underthepavement@gmail.com - www.gbug.org coming soon
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Anti-Authoritarian
Anti-Capitalist Gathering in NJ
March 26, 2005
North jersey is coming alive with ideas, en-
ergy, and action aimed at creating spaces
where freedom, equality, truth, dignity, and a
sense of community reign. The past 2 months
have spawned at least 5 emerging anti-capi-
talist anti-authoritarian groups. Right now,
if we come together to share ideas, resources
and organizing techniques; we could walk
away with more fortified groups, projects, and
collectives, and possibly get some new ones
off the ground.
The North Jersey Anti-Authoritarian Anti-
Capitalist Gathering has come together to
achieve these multiple goals. The individuals
involved in organizing the gathering repre-
sent a variety of activist organizations. They
include members of the following organiza-
tions: Anti-Racist Action of North Jersey, Ber-
gen Action Network, Anarchist Black Cross of
New Jersey, Bergen County Bike Collective,
Critical Resistance, Ever Reviled Records, and
One Peoples Project.
The Gathering will be held on Saturday
March 26th 2005 from 9AM - 7PM. There will
be a pre-gathering/meet and greet at Grounds
in Jersey City on Friday night (March 25th).
The Gathering will be held at the First Uni-
tarian Universalist Church of Essex County,
which is located at 35/47 Cleveland Street in
Orange, NJ.
The day will more or less be broken up into
several blocks of time. One block will be set
aside for North Jersey groups and projects to
report back on their progress thus far, a block
for lunch, and a block for speakers from vari-
ous groups outside of North Jersey to present.
A final block of time would be used to break
out into groups so that unaffiliated activists
can plug into existing groups, or start forming
new groups. Space will be reserved for tables
for local groups to display their literature.
There will be a sliding scale fee ($3-10) how-
ever, no one will be turned away. Food and
Child Care will be provided (please call ahead
if child care is needed)
For more information contact:
sean@riseup.net
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The Autonomous Space Collective is throwing two benefit shows!
We are currently running the Free Store at 131 Grand Ave, Brooklyn.
For more information email:
Extravaganza of
Ridiculous Proportions VI
Thursday, March 24th, 9pm
The Glass House, 38 South 1st & Wythe
(L train to Bedford)
Starts with three hours of amazing acoustic old
country, ragtime, blues and intense
hinterland folk music
With Micah "Blue" Smaldone, Death Vessel,
Andy Bosie, and Our Poor Neighbors.
Bring your dance party outfit, because,
around 11:30 pm the madness with the puppets
and the robot battles and
the cupcakes, etc. begins!
Extravaganza of
Ridiculous Proportion VII
Saturday, April 9th
Asterisk, 258 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn
(L train to Montrose Ave)
DJ's, battles, costumes, feathers, etc..
This will be an all night dance party with
incredible visual art, delicious food and contests
and games involving your favorite
Sci-Fi heroes! Two and a half indoor
rooms and outside fun as well!
This is a costume dance party,
costume highly recommended!
With "I Love You"leading the way with their
insistence on dance mayhem!
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NEW YORK CITY BLACK PAGES

Alternative Media
NY Independent Media Center
www.nyc.indymedia.org
Paper Tiger TV
www.papertiger.org
Bombs and Shields
Stories of resistance and struggle, from
around the world, meant to inspire
strong hearts.
www.bombsandshields.blogspot.com
The Shadow
publisher of underground newspapers
books, comics and pamphlets
www.shadowpress.org

Art & Music

ABC No Rio
A community space with a computer
lab, darkroom, silkscreening lab, art
gallery & punk/hardcore matinees
156 Rivington abc@abcnorio.org
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
A radical brass band & entourage
maria@riseup.net
Toyshop Collective
artists transforming the physical and
social structure of their environment
www.toyshopcollective.com
Visual Resistance
creating political art and innovative
projects aimed at raising awareness of
urgent social issues
www.visualresistance.org
World War 3 Arts in Action
artists using their work to protest
corporate globalization, economic
colonialism & the prison industry
www.ww3artsinaction.org

Bikes

Black Label Bike Club
tall bikes!
www.blacklabelnyc.com
Brooklyn Critical Mass
2nd Friday of every month
Grand Army Plaza 7pm
Manhattan Critical Mass
last Friday of every month
Union Square North, 7pm
Time's Up!
direct-action environmental group
using events & education to promote a
more sustainable, less toxic city, hosts
a free movie night and bike repair
workshops
www.times-up.org

Books / Zines

ABC No Rio Zine Library
lots of independent, underground and
marginal publications
156 Rivington abc@abcnorio.org
Bluestockings
feminist & radical bookstore, cafe,
activist resource center.
172 Allen & Houston
www.bluestockings.com
Clov is Press Books
Good selection of anarchist books and
zines, although they refuse to carry
the RAT...
229 Bedford Ave. & N. 5th St
Housing Works Books
New/used books and volunteer cafe.
Proceeds go to housing, medical serv-
ices for those living with HIV
126 Crosby Street
Jane Doe Books
feminist library and community
resource center
93 Montrose, Brooklyn 917-664-5141

Community Gardens
Edith Garden
free computer classes, work-
shops, and food to share with
the community, needs volunteers
836 Elton Ave, Bronx
LES Park
compost, greenhouse, grey water sys-
tem, sports area & solar energy area
1st Street & Avenue A
Nuevo Cabo Rojo
the 4th Cabo Rojo that has been cre-
ated since the 1st one was destroyed
162nd & Cortland, Bronx
Other cool gardens
E 6th St & Ave B
E 9th St & Ave C
Education
Brooklyn Free School
radical free school with curriculum
based on students' desires; no tests or
grades www.brooklynfreeschool.org
Guerilla Education Collective
working to bring about education and
political awareness in various forms
GEducationcollective@yahoo.com
Libertad Skool Collective
an autonomously-run group of
unschoolers learning through radical
experimentation and intellectual
exploration

Health Care
& Services
Dispossessed Network
An anarchist collective helping "urban
nomads" (train-hoppers, crusty kids,
teenage runaways, travelers...) get ac-
cess to social services in NY
www.dispossessednet.mahost.org
The Door
offers young people (12-21) compre-
hensive educational, health, nutritional
and counseling programs, as well as
legal services for young people in need
of civil legal representation
555 Broome St (btwn Varick & 6th)
www.door.org 212 941 9090 x 3247
The Icarus Project
a place for people struggling with
`bipolar disorder' to connect and build
an alternative support network
www.theicarusproject.net
Medical Activists of New York
referrals to activist-friendly
healthcare 1-888-744-7856
nycmedics@lists.riseup.net
NYC AIDS Housing Network
collective of people living withHIV/
AIDS, working on social justice issues,
free space for meetings, showers
80A 4th Ave, Brooklyn, 718 802 9540
flynn@nycahn.org
Streetwork L.E.S.
Offers food, showers, counseling, nee-
dle exchange, medical & legal services
for homeless youth 13-24
33 Essex St (btwn Hester & Grand.),
646 602 6404

Food
Food Not Bombs
serves vegan food in Tompkins Square
Park, Fri & Sun @ 3:30pm, volunteer
at ABC No Rio after 1pm, Fri or Sun
fnb@abcnorio.org, 212 254 3697
Just Food
developing a just and sustainable food
system in NYC by linking small farm-
ers with city dwellers
www.justfood.org
Legal
People's Law Collective
an anarchist collective with knowledge
of the legal system, provides advice and
legal support
www.nycplc.mahost.org
National Lawyer's Guild
the largest public-interest human
rights legal organization in the US
www.nlgnyc.org

Community Action

Activism Center- Wetlands
Preserve works on a wide range of
projects addressing the impacts of an
economic system and social structure
that reduces all life to commodities or
waste products
www.Wetlands-Preserve.org
Anarchist People Of Color
engaging in dialogue to continue
working in our communities
apoc-nyc@lists.riseup.net
(for people of color ONLY,
to foster an environment of trust)
Autonomous Spaces Project
working on opening a non-hierarchi-
cal, collectively-run,anarchist commu-
nity center and infoshop
autonomousspace@excite.com
Critical Resistance
An organization that seeks to build an
international movement to end the
Prison Industrial Complex
www.criticalresistance.org
NY Friends of Jeff Luers
providing monetary, legal, and social
support for politcal prisoner Jeff Luers
www.freefreenow.org
More Gardens!
a direct action group rescuing
land from developers and yuppies
aresh@moregardens.org
M.A.M.A.
strengthening community among
women, fighting for mother's and
children's rights
anima212@mindspring.com
Mutual Support Network
puts out the free events calendar
www.freeevents.org
1 888 365 0000 x 1942
New York City Books Thru Bars
sends books to prisoners
btb@abcnorio.org
212 254 3697 x 323
New York Youth Bloc
A coalition of high schoolers fighting
for peace, justice & empowerment.
www.nyspc.net
Queer Fist
seeking to undermine the assimila-
tionism of the LGBTcommunity into
conservative consumerist culture
www.queerfist.org
Radical Cheerleaders
a collectively-run squad open to any-
one interested-no tryouts involved
new@nycradicalcheerleaders.org

Radical Reference
librarians who support activists by
providing research support, access to
information, and fact-checking work-
shops for independent journalists
info@radicalreference.info
RightRides
free transportation for ladies and
trans folk to get HOME safely in
North Brooklyn, LES, & East Village
Saturday nights from 12-4:30 AM
www.rightrides.org, 718 964 7781
Shift-Control Collective
brings tech to the activists & activism
to the techies; computer security
skillshares info@shiftcontrol.org
Surveillance Camera Players
conducts free walking tours of heavily
surveilled neighborhoods
SCP@notbored.org
Upstate
New York
Anti-Racist Action (New Paltz)
dedicated to fighting fascism and rac-
ism in all forms
www.aranewpaltz.mahost.org
3FU (Kingston)
youth-run community arts center and
anti-gentrification assault weapon
www.3fu.org
Ironweed Infoshop (Albany)
book & zine library, music exchange,
video and media center, free store,
silk-screen workshop
98 Grand St., 518.436.0929
www.ironweedcollective.or
Don't see
your group
here?
Email:
newyorkrat@riseup.net
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* [RAT = Revolutionary Anarchist Tabloid]


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