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(en) US, Modesto Anarcho #1, Out Now!

Date Sun, 01 Oct 2006 22:38:33 +0200

Sun, 1 Oct 2006 12:11:54 -0700 (PDT) To: a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
Modesto Anarcho is a new journal produced by the Direct Action
Anti-Authoritarians (DAAA) Collective, based out of Modesto CA in
the central valley. The goal of the journal is to document, analyze,
and give spotlight to the autonomous social struggles in the area, as
well as organizing work that the collective is engaging in. The
journal is also meant to be tool of propaganda, to show young people
and those interested in working on local projects what is going on in
the city. We are looking to get the journal out to outside collectives,
(especially those in California), as well as info shops, individuals,
bookstores, and various other anarchist/anti-authoritarian groupings.
Some of the articles have already been posted online, and more will
be posted as time goes on. Also included in this post after the
ordering information, is the introduction to the journal - enjoy!

Table of Contents:

Introduction - Moving intro into the journal! Printed under ordering info.
Re-Occupied Territory: Anarchist Thoughts While on Indigenous
Land - Report back from indigenous gathering from an anarchist
perspective. Looking at similarities of indigenism and anarchism, as
well as the differences. Thoughts on how the two can learn from
each other.
On the Wave of Police Brutality - Thoughts on the recent wave of
police shootings and brutality in Modesto. Also some thoughts about
what to do about it.
The Camp that Fought Back: Ceres Copwatch - A look at an
Copwatch in Ceres CA, (right next to Modesto), in the wake of the
Andres Raya shooting. Describes the self-organization of this
struggle by the community, and the involvement of anarchists.
Cracks in the Border of Capital: May 1st and Beyond in Modesto -
An in depth look at the actions and happenings around issues of
immigration. Covers student walk outs and actions, May Day,
autonomous actions, and responses to anti-immigrant xenophobes.
Solidarity is the Key to Workers Power - Text taken from Phoenix
anarchists, such as Phoenix Insurgent. Talks about the need for
white workers to destroy white privilege, and act in solidarity with
their fellow workers.
Police Harassment of Food Not Bombs - On the recent attempted
shutting down of Modesto Food not Bombs by the local police.
The Life and Times of the Bastallion Squat - A personal and (anti)
political look at a massive squat that was recently torn down in the
Modesto area, and the implications from some of those that lived
Fostering Liberation: Interview with EBAA - Interview with East
Bay Animal Advocates, an animal liberation group out of the bay
area. Discusses doing work against factory farming in the central
valley, and the ecological and labor implications of industrial
agriculture in the local area.
Contacts and Resources - Information and links to other local
anarchists/anti-authoritarian groups.

Ordering Info

Copies of the Journal are $2 each, or for 10 or more $1 each.

To order, please send well concealed cash to:

PO Box, 3027
Modesto CA, 95353

Modesto Anarcho is a project of the Direct Action
Anti-Authoritarians (D.A.A.A.) Collective, based out of the central
valley town of Modesto CA. The purpose of this journal is to reach
out and create dialog and discussion on issues facing oppressed,
working class, and young people in the local area. Through this
project, we would like to give an autonomous, revolutionary,
militant, and non-reformist look at local struggles and issues, and
provide critique and analysis outside of the general leftist and liberal
view points. This is the first issue, and in the future we hope to be
putting out issues quarterly. For further updates on
what’s happening in Modesto, please view our contact
information. We are looking for local submissions, as well as letters,
interviews, action reports, news, reviews, etc.

In existence since 2003, the D.A.A.A. Collective is an autonomous
group of anti-authoritarians and anarchists, who are local youths,
workers, and students. We have become fed up with the reformist
activism in this city, and instead opt to engage in revolutionary
struggle against capitalism, the state, and white supremacy. We also
seek to give solidarity, and help to other working class and oppressed
individuals, groups, and campaigns that are self-organizing in the
local area. Class and community struggle happens all the time
outside of the mainstream unions, political parties, non-profits, and
we want to include ourselves in this ongoing autonomous struggle.
We do not desire to be a “vanguardâ€, or
“leaders†within this struggle however, but we
do want to create dialog and move forward through action with our
neighbors, co-workers, and fellow community members. We believe
that the self-organization of oppressed and working
people’s struggles holds not only the greatest
revolutionary potential, but also can pave the way for the creation of
new systems of social interaction; and thus, social revolution.

But while possible co-conspirators are everywhere, so is the state,
capital, patriarchy, racism, hierarchal relationships, wage-slavery,
and the things which make our lives miserable through the
perpetuation of the class system. Their production of capital, is the
animation of our alienation, boredom, and physical and mental
slavery to the mechanics of private property and class society. But
things don't have to be that way. Every street is still a battlefield,
every pig remains an enemy, every shopping center a festering
cancer of industrialism, and every city council an occupying force of
domination. We urge those tired of the world dominated by capital,
industry, and politics to hurry in attacking in new, interesting, and
sexy ways. The anti-politics of class struggle seek to engage the
oppressed, exploited, and alienated. Let sabotage and direct action
be the new poetry. Let us write songs in the streets, tearing down the
old world of coercion and lies, as we build a new one in it's place
based on cooperation and trust. Workers councils, general
assemblies, dual power, horizontal structures, economic sabotage,
community organizing, consensus process, these are the new
weapons. Let us begin to put faith in nothing but our own abilities to
attack, destroy, and create alternatives to state and capital. Let us be
careful with each other, so we can be more dangerous together.

Currently, the massive protests around the country on May 1st have
brought back the words “general strike†to the
lips of thousands, as people re-act to the realities of racist and class
society. In Modesto, we were pleasantly surprised as over 10,000
people held the streets illegally in Modesto on May Day. Also locally,
police continue harassment of anarchists, as well as their brutal
handling of the local population, (both discussed in this issue). The
class war is still on, racism still exists, and the state is still the
servant of capital. We’ve got some big enemies, both here
in our backyard, and across the world - we’d better get
started in knowing our friends.

D.A.A.A. Collective
1 (886) 457-4230
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