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(en) North America, Northeast Anarchist Consulta in Preparation for May Actions:

Date Mon, 01 Jan 2007 10:49:15 +0200


Calling All Anarchists and Anti-Authoritarians, Converge at the Northeast Anarchist Consulta this February 24th and 25th to strategize and organize for a massive Week of Resistance this May, from our participation in May Day (May 1st) and the movement for migrant workers' rights to the Biotech Convention (coming to Boston May 6-9) and the movement in defense of the earth.
This new year presents us with the opportunity to come together - "red," "green," and anarchists of all stripes - and fight back against the political and corporate machine that is strangling human society and all life on this planet. We must realize that these struggles are in fact one struggle: for our lives, our rights, our future, and for liberation.

This spring, the frost will crack and melt, fresh colors will bud on the trees, and bright green stems will push their way up through the soil to blossom underneath the warm sun. We, too, anarchists of the Northeast,
will awaken to a spring of opportunity, a spring of solidarity, a spring of fresh energy and direction, and a spring of escalating resistance.

1. Last May Day (May 1st, 2006) the migrant workers' rights movement celebrated International Workers' Day with the Great American Boycott of 2006, striking and taking the streets all across the country to remind the politicians in the Capitol and the bosses in their offices who it is that makes this society run. This fall, migrant worker activists proclaimed another General Strike for this May Day, 2007, in protest of the unjust
treatment of immigrants, the exploitation of migrant workers, the deportations and disappearances, and the racist laws being pushed by Republicans and Democrats alike. Just as the anarchist workers of Chicago did 121 ago, on the first May Day, the anarchists of the Northeast will take action in solidarity with the migrant workers of our communities and
with working people everywhere. Our solidarity knows no borders.

2. This year, May 6th through 9th, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is bringing their annual convention to Boston. Our city is already overrun with the biotech corporations and their genetically modified
organisms (GMO's) in our food, their bioweapons in our neighborhoods, their apartheid healthcare system, and their capitalist greed. Our kids have asthma, our night sky glows rust red, our rivers flow with their
chemical waste, yet the onslaught doesn't stop. Boston's wealthy universities want to experiment with ebola and anthrax in Roxbury, and evict low-income families to make way for cloning and vivisection in Lower Allston. The corporations have made it clear whom their research will benefit, and who will suffer. Local community, environmental and animal defense activists are calling for resistance to this invasion.

The first weeks of May will be full of popular mobilizations, proclaiming "No one is illegal: For a world without borders" and "No compromise in
defense of our earth." As anarchists, we will not only participate in each of these movements, but we will build bridges between them, make the connections, and make our resistance relevant to our neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities. We will come together for a Black, Red, and Green Convergence in Boston this May. We will coordinate our efforts across the Northeast, and we will make this spring one to remember!

Come to Boston, February 24th and 25th, 2007, to build a united strategy, a network of cooperation, and a plan of action for our Spring of Resistance, 2007. Location and details will be announced in a couple weeks in a second call that will also include an updated list of endorsers. If your organization wants to endorse the call, send an email to:
NeAnarchistconsulta@riseup.net

What to do before coming to the Northeast Anarchist Consulta?
- Meet with your collective/union/organization/affinity group etc, or start one up.
- Meet with other groups in your area.
- Identify places and organizations in your town/city/region/community where these issues are relevant.
- Identify corporations and other targets that are repressing immigrants and working people, and/or those that are destroying our communities, animals, and the environment. Brainstorm ways to bring these issues together.
- Discuss ideas, goals, strategies, and action plans.
- Then, send a delegate, representative, or your whole group to the consulta. Fellow anarchists, it's time to get organized!

In resistance,
Allston/Brighton Collective for Popular Assemblies
BAAM Boston
Boston Anarchist Black Cross
Boston Animal Defense League
Cape Cod Resistance

Info on May Day:
-Immigrant Solidarity Network: http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/
-Call to Action for May Day 2007: http://www.mayday2007.org

Info on Biotech:
-Biodemocracy Alliance: http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge-free.cfm#mlaws
-Say No to GMO's: http://www.saynotogmos.org/biodemocracy_news.htm

*Look for a call in the next few weeks with a location and times, info for housing and rides, an updated endorsers list, etc. Send us an email to get involved in planning or to endorse: Neanarchistconsulta@riseup.net
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