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(en) US, Rhode Island Anarchists - http://rianarchists.org/

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Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:11:06 +0200 (CEST)

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Welcome to Rhode Island Anarchists! This website is run by
members of the anarcho-communist collective TRIAL (The Rhode
Island Anarchist League). The site will primarily contain information
on anarchist/revolutionary left, labor and progressive events and
issues in Rhode Island. It will also be the on-line home of TRIAL. The
calendar of events will be updated regularly, so check back often and
if you have an event you’d like to see listed please e-mail

Calendar of events

Monday Sept. 15th Rally in support of striking Teamsters Local 251
members at Univar Chemical Corp. 8am, Harborside Boulevard
(Municipal Wharf)

Friday Sept. 19th Demonstrate against occupation at Federal
Building, Downtown Providence 4:30-5:30p

Monday Sept. 22nd First meeting of TRIAL anarcho-communist study
group, @Trinity Brewhouse (downstairs), 186 Fountain St. downtown
Providence, 7pm

Friday Sept. 26th Protest the Iraq War/bring the troops home rally,
4-6 pm, Kennedy Plaza

Monday Sept. 29 TRIAL study group, reading "Anarchism: It's Aims,
Principles and Methods Explained", 7pm, check back for location.

Friday Oct. 3rd Bring the Troops Home overpass banner hanging,
4:30-5:30pm, location TBA

Saturday Oct. 4th Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Rally in New
York, buses leaving from Providence, see www.iwfr.org for info

Monday Oct. 6th TRIAL study group, reading "Facing the Enemy: A
History of Anarchist Organization" by A. Skirda, chapters 1-4, 7pm
location TBA

Tuesday Oct. 7th IWW monthly business meeting, 7pm, contact
providence@iww.org for info

Wednesday Oct. 8th IWW labor movie night showing "The
Wobblies", 7pm, AS220, downtown Providence, $free

Monday Oct. 13th TRIAL Study Group, "Facing the Enemy" Chapters
5-8, 7pm location TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 15 What Does Freedom at Work Mean to You?
Forum, 7-9:30pm Institute for Labor Studies, 99 Bald Hill Rd.
Cranston, free

Wednesday Nov. 12th IWW labor movie night showing "Salt of the
Earth", 7pm, AS220, downtown Providence, $free

Wednesday, Nov. 19 How Can We Bring Democracy the Workplace?
Forum, Discussion leader: Ed Bruno, former national organizer for the
U.E. and the Labor Party. Co-author of the discussion paper "Toward
a New Labor Law", 7-9pm Institute for Labor Studies, 99 Bald Hill
Rd. Cranston, free
TRIAL, The Rhode Island Anarchist League

TRIAL at this point is a group in formation. We are working-class
anarchists who are active within our unions/workplaces,
neighborhoods and community groups to fight for a revolutionary
society free of oppression and exploitation. We envision a society
embracing true freedom: where workers control their workplaces and
are able to fully develop their talents and serve their community,
where all members of a community make decisions affecting them,
where necessities such as health care and education are a basic right
to all, and where domination of all kinds is a thing of the past.

We are a group open to all class struggle anarchists and libertarian
communists, including anarcho-communists, platformists,
anarcho-syndicalists and council/autonomist communists. We believe
organization is necessary to achieve the society we want, and
identify with the traditions in anarchism which embrace the
self-organization of the working class.

Our first project is hosting a weekly study group, meeting every
Monday night at 7pm. This group is open to anyone wishing to study
revolutionary ideas, you do not have to be a member of TRIAL to
attend and participate. If you are interested in being a member of
TRIAL e-mail rianarchists@yahoo.com. We are simply a loose group
of folks at this point but hope to develop into a true collective in the
near future.
Information on Anarchism and Anti-Authoritarian Left Communism

Anarchism Anarchist FAQ where basic questions about anarchism
are explained.

Anarcho-Syndicalism The revolutionary libertarian branch of the
union movement, or that which aims not only at day-to-day
improvements in working conditions under capitalism, but also
eventually at a fundamental improvement in the social distribution of
decision-making power and access to resources.

Platformism Organizational Platform of the Libertarian Communists

Militant Trade Unionism A good piece written by a rank and file union
member and member of NEFAC.

Council Communism Essay written by influential left-communist
Anton Pannekoek. Believes in non-party, non-statist communism and
true worker control.
Organizations, resources and places of interest in Rhode Island and
the Northeast

Providence IWW Providence branch of the Industrial Workers of the
World revolutionary labor union.

AS220 Downtown Providence art space and cafe, some
progressive/radical events.

DARE Direct Action for Rights and Equality, community group
organizing low-income/people if color neighborhoods in Providence.

RI Jobs With Justice Coalition of labor, community and church groups
fighting for the rights of working people.

Museum of Work and Culture Amazing museum of local labor history.
Contains militant union, IWW, socialist and communist artifacts.

RI Labor History Society Documenting working-class Rhode

AIDS Care Ocean State Organization serving those living w/
HIV/AIDS. Runs a needle exchange; offers free testing, counseling,
medical and mental health and housing services; operates a street
outreach distributing condoms, food and clothing; and they run a
nursery for infants infected w/ HIV.

Circle A Cycles Worker-owned bike building cooperative in

NEFAC Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists.

Lucy Parsons Center Anarchist bookstore/meeting space in Boston.

Habitat For Humanity, Providence Building homes for low-income

RI AFL-CIO RI major union association.

Institute For Labor Studies and Research The institute holds
workshops and forums of interest to workers/union members.

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