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(en) US, Campo, California, Call to Action to Stop the MinuteMen in Campo from July 16-19th

Date Sat, 16 Jul 2005 10:24:30 +0300


This is a call from the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective to all those who
oppose racist violence to come to Campo, California, one hour east of
San Diego, from July 16th to 19th and disrupt, interfere with and stop
the activities of the MinuteMen.
In Arizona, protesters demonstrated against the MinuteMen, the ACLU
documented the MinuteMen and the corporate media broadcast the racist hate
speech of the MinuteMen far and wide. The phrase "illegals", used to dehumanize
migrant people, could be heard on television stations almost daily.
In California, we will not do the same. As Anarchists and Anti-Authoritarians,
we are dedicated to creating change in the world, not asking for it.

We are not simply protesting any more. We are fighting for our lives.
We cannot let racist vigilante groups organize in our communities.
We will stop them.

This is a call out to the people everywhere to come to Campo,
California and bring energy, ideas and equipment to stop the MinuteMen.
Some suggestions include:

- noise makers of any and every kind: bullhorns, pots and pans, boom
boxes, cars with loud stereos, convertible lowriders, drums, air horns,
cans with pennies in them, plastic bottles with rice in them, flutes,
horns, anything that makes lots of noise. They can't hear migrants
coming when there's music blasting in their faces.

- flashlights, headlights, head lamps, maglites, anything that creates a
lot of light. Its going to be hard to use night vision goggles when
you're sitting in a circle of artificial daylight in the middle of the
night.

- video cameras: these racist vigilantes are armed. They brandish
rifles, pistols and all sorts of weapons. when we interrupt their
activities, they are bound to become angry. We cannot depend on the
corporate media to guarantee our safety. The police have released
MinuteMen volunteers from any charges even when their violent actions
occur in broad daylight in front of many witnesses, such as in Garden
Grove. We have to document every moment of our efforts.

- bandanas, glasses and goggles will help keep the desert dust out of
your face and the police video cameras away too!

- Be creative! Huge banners, huge signs, huge puppets, anything to
obstruct the vision of these racist migrant hunters is useful! Costumes,
theatre, clowning anything to de-escalate the violent intentions of the
MinuteMen is important! Road blockades can keep them from their meeting
places! Bring the kids! Fun for the whole family! Bring 3 weiner dogs!


Campo, California is just the beginning, with only a handful of
MinuteMen volunteers who will be easily stopped. If their numbers are
greater, we will be organizing people to go out to Campo throughout the
week.

September 16th will be the real focus of our efforts. We are working to
mobilize people from around the country to come to San Diego to stop the
larger MinuteMen operation taking place on Mexican Independence Day, Dia
de La Patria. If you can't make it to Campo on in the next few days,
make plans to come to San Diego on September 16th and take part in a
major mobilization to challenge not only Capitalism and the racism it
depends on, but Empire and the borders it uses to control the movement
of people!

--

the o.r.g.a.n.i.c collective
http://organicCollective.org

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
Hallmarks

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.
( video 1 2 3 ) ( photos 1 2 3 )

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