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(en) US, No Border Encuentro Update

Date Sat, 06 Aug 2005 09:36:51 +0300

This info on the web at http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/87
Update: New housing and rideshare forums for the Encuentro are set up, so
if you need a ride or housing, or if you can offer a ride or housing, post
here: housing - http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/152
rideshare - http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/151
Speakers, panels and spaces:
Ashanti Alston
Presently the Northeast regional coordinator for Critical Resistance,
Ashanti Alston is a former member of both the Black Panther Party and
Black Liberation Army, and was a political prisoner for over 12 years.
Currently, he is a member of Estacion Libre, a people of color Zapatista
support group, as well as a board member for the Institute for Anarchist
Studies. Mr. Alston also authors the zine Anarchist Panther.

Migration and Indigenous Nations
Panel and discission including members of various indigenous Nations
including Otomi, Mixteca, discussing the impact of the border on their
communities and their current struggles.

Zapatismo and Solidarity with Migrant People
Panel and discussion including members of the Frente Zapatista and a
speaker from Schools from Chiapas to talk about the 6th Declaration of
the Selva Lacandon.

Anti-Minutemen strategy session
Reflections on Campo, strategies for September 16th. Organizers who were
in Campo will talk about their experiences and about their ideas for
stopping the Minutemen in September. There will also be an open space
for discussing goals, strategy, and effectiveness.

Border Disturbance Art
A space created by Ricardo Dominguez of the Electronic Disturbance
Theater. More artists TBA.

History of border enforcement and Operation Gatekeeper, speakers TBA.
Direct Action Training, presenters TBA
Entartete Kunst, the anarchist bay area hip-hop band, will be performing.

against the border and racism
against capitalism and empire
for freedom of movement, dignity and autonomy

Oradores, talleres, foros, accion directa, hacer medios, estrategia, teoria.

contra la frontera y racismo
contra el capitalismo y imperio

From the o.r.g.a.n.i.c web site: About Us

We are an Anarchist collective whose mission is to organize
creative resistance at the intersections of oppressions
locally and globally, and to nurture the emergence of
futures shaped by autonomous spaces and collective liberation.
Read more about our position on Anarchism, here.
Our VISION is:
· A nonviolent world free from oppression, arbitrary borders,
and the domination of individuals
· A global economy based upon cooperation between local
autonomous communities
· An ecologically conscious world in which long-term
sustainability takes precedence over material greed

Join us: We meet weekly in Sherman Heights. You can email us at
info at organiccollective dot org to get directions.

Our VALUES include:
· Anti-authoritarianism
· Community autonomy
· Human rights
· Global solidarity
· Equality
· Economic justice

The ORGANIC collective works within the People's Global
Action Network hallmarks.

(As agreed to by social movements at the PGA Conference
in Cochabamba, Bolivia, August 2001)

1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and
feudalism; all trade agreements, institutions and
governments that promote destructive globalisation;

2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and
discrimination including, but not limited to, patriarchy,
racism and religious fundamentalism of all creeds. We
embrace the full dignity of all human beings;

3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that
lobbying can have a major impact in such biased and
undemocratic organisations, in which transnational capital
is the only real policy-maker;

4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support
for social movements' struggles, advocating forms of
resistance which maximize respect for life and oppressed
peoples' rights, as well as the construction of local
alternatives to global capitalism;

5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation
and autonomy.

Who We Are
We are a group of people who came together to create the
SD/TJ Mobilization against the WTO. After the mobilization,
we wanted to build on the great success we had.

You can read more about the SD/TJ Mobilization, and see photos
and video here.

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