Lawrence: Date change for founding conference of new Midwest anarchist organization
Friday, April 04 2008 @ 10:36 AM CDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
Please note that this is not a gathering for statist organizations or authoritarian leftists to attend.
Please also note: We are hoping for people to RSVP for this conference by May 2nd, so we know how many to expect. Food, housing, and even childcare can be provided, just let us know what your housing and childcare needs may be.
Some info from the previous call out:
The intention of this gathering is to help facilitate the creation of a new regional anarchist organization.
Kansas Mutual Aid, a class struggle anarchist collective active in Lawrence was active in the formation of the Great Plains Anarchist Network and active as the legal working group for that network during its existence from 2002-2005.
We at KMA feel that though the GPAN model was lacking, the relationships built by GPAN and nurtured by it were indespensible, and something we are definitely missing with anarchist organizing in the Great Plains region.
Thus, in an effort to offer some ideas on how to build a more effective regional organization, KMA has drafted a proposal for a new regional anarchist organization, with the working name of "Democracy is Direct". Of course, this name is bound to be controversial and may not even be the name we stick to as an organization. Our goal is to offer this proposal to others in the midwest and help to form a revolutionary anarchist organization that is structured in a way to actually become an active tool for complimenting our local and regional organizing, and not just become a social networking tool.
We feel that in the build up to the elections, a regional anarchist organization and strengthened working relationship with other revolutionary social anarchists from across the Great Plains and midwest is necessary, and will prove to help build a solid campaign against electoral politics and for the creation of direct democracy that lasts far beyond the upcoming conventions and elections.
Please join us in Lawrence May 16-18! Send an RSVP or any questions, ideas, or comments about the proposal to us at email@example.com
Also, if anyone is willing to translate this e-mail and attached proposal into Spanish, as well as help translate in May, let us know, as this would be super appreciated.
Please get back with us if you have any interest in this project whatsoever.
In love and solidarity,
on behalf of
Kansas Mutual Aid
Original infoshop article with organization proposal: