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(en) US, [Infoshop News] Anarchist Black Cross Chapter Forms in Boston

From Chuck0 <chuck@mutualaid.org>
Date Fri, 30 May 2003 08:41:12 +0200 (CEST)

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> From: Break Chains <breakthechains02@yahoo.com> by Boston ABC
The Anarchist Black Cross of Boston is affiliated with the larger
Anarchist Black Cross Network (ABCN). The ABCN is a decentralized
network of local groups that work stategically against capitalism and
the State by targeting its prison system and the prison-industrial
complex. The Network supports imprisoned comrades through letter-writing
campaigns, legal help, and visits when possible. It also works to call
attention to the rising incarceration rate and its link to capitalism,
along with exposing the truth behind the private prison industry and
for-profit imprisonment.

Boston ABC fits into this picture as the defensive arm of the local
anarchist struggle. We hope to help forge an organized support network
for local activists in need. We've all seen the Boston Police
Special-Ops Strike Force and their black-on-black uniforms. We all know
why they do not wear badges. This is the latest local aspect of the
nationwide paramilitarization of the police force. We must act now and
build organizations to hep defend our communities from this threat.

We also all know that our city is the site of next year's Democratic
National Convention. The security apparatus will no doubt turn our
neighborhoods into locked-down security zones in order to disrupt or
minimize the outpouring of protests. We have to face the fact that a
large number of completely nonviolent people are most likely to be
sitting behind cold iron bars as the cops attempt to crush the dissent
in the streets. Thus a strong anti-prison/defensive arm of our struggle
must exist.

We invite you to join us in a collective spirit of resistance. We see
the harsh prison/law enforcement system as both our most immediate
threat and the State's most strategic weapon. We are by no means a
single-issue organization. However, as we see the prison system as a
byproduct of capitalism, thus we pursue the ultimate goal of the
classless/stateless society that shall abolish prisons and law
enforcement altogether.

Boston ABC operates in an open, consensus-based manner. All who are
interested are encouraged to contact us at:

abc-boston@hush.com <mailto:abc-boston@hush.com>

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