A Mid-Atlantic cluster is psyched to announce that we will be working in
Sector 3 in solidarity with the RNC Welcoming Committee’s call to disrupt
the Republican National Convention!
In a time when this country is focusing on the rhetoric of “change” we
believe that as anarchists, anti-authoritarians, and radicals, the
electoral spectacle must not pass without a voice speaking up LOUD for
REAL FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE. The fundamental structures of oppression in our
culture must be addressed, not just the face of the administration (a
superficial placation). Our aim is not to confront the Republicans alone,
but the entirety of the electoral system. Amidst this celebration of the
top down politics of alienation and disempowerment, we will be there to
say “hell nah! Our politics are the politics of cooperation, community,
respect for each other, our animal friends, and our planet. These are the
politics of the future.”
The blockade strategy is going to be most effective if all of the ground
in St. Paul is covered. With three entrances to the Xcel center, Sector 3 is
crucial ground. We have by no means excluded the probability that there
are other Affinity Groups and Clusters organizing from the Mid-Atlantic
and we would love to take this opportunity to meet, network and organize
with each other. We’d also like to invite clusters of any variety, from
any locality who are interested in autonomous coordinated direct action to
join us in Sector 3 to show the world the power we have when working
non-hierarchically to accomplish our goals.
If you are part of a group or cluster looking to join the blockade
strategy in sector 3, please e-mail (non sensitive info only please!)
firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can begin to organize, coordinate, and
We are also calling for a Mid-Atlantic spokescouncil on August 17th at 2pm
in Baltimore, MD at a location to be announced.
Let’s reclaim space, blockade the city, and open up anyone who’s watching
to the possibility that whole other worlds are possible! RNC, we’ve got
you surrounded motherfuckers!
Sector Three: Southwest riverside section. Includes Eastbound Shepard Rd.,
and many parking ramps and lots, back allies, and parks. Primarily
residential, with lower-income area starting as you head West from Irvine
Visit St. Paul in September 2008!