The gathering on Tuesday was great and it was really good to see the mutual aid offerings and all. I was the one who brought up the noborders/migration working group idea, and i got a lot of good responses, tips, emails, and the like. I'll be sending out an email to all who were interested and all who gave me their email soon, perhaps to share/talk/strategize about the rising noborder actions across the country that anarchists are doing, and what that means for nyc.
Also, I'll be doing a short presentation at Bluestockings in mid-november about the anarchist organizing against the border and minutemen happening in san diego/campo/mexicali/calexico/ca/mx, with a little video too.
I'm more than happy to talk with anyone about the noborder work in southern california, and more than happy to listen to anyone who could fill me in about it here.
For some more info on noborder work in the u.s., california/mexico, anti-minutemen activities, etc, please see:
http://DeleteTheBorder.org - A colloborative website with postings from california, mexico, spain/morocco, greece, and canada and more. It is an open space for people to publish and share their stories and struggles against borders and for Freedom of Movement. PLEASE USE!
http://swarmtheminutemen.com/ - electronic warfare against minutemen
http://organiccollective.org/ - noborders anarchist collective in san diego, CA
http://anarchistaction.org/ - sf bay area group working against
http://solidarityacrossborders.org/ - Canadian coalition of self-organized migrant groups and solidarity groups.
http://noii-van.resist.ca/ - No One is Illegal, Vancouver
http://www.noborder.org - Noborder network, europe
http://www.stopgatekeeper.org/ - Info on Operation Gatekeeper
If you want to see what the minutemen are saying, check out their forums and websites here:
If you want to follow their news, you can do that here:
B. From SWARM:
The Minutemen are really ramping up their media campaign, including a major rally in Sacramento to promote their California Border Patrol initiative, an attempt to further militarize the border and our communities at the cost of more people's lives. Recently, they testified before congress to ask that congres declare a state of emergency along the entire border. Clearly, they want more policing of our lives and communities, they want unrestricted fascism on the border. Still, resistance to the Minutemen has been powerful and is still growing, all across North America.
Here are the phone numbers they're providing for media access in their press advisory. Do you have any interesting ideas for phone jamming? How about txt messaging? Is there an automated way to do it, or is just calling them and giving them a piece of your mind the best strategy? In the past, the imitation factor has been effective, pretending to register as a volunteer. Maybe pretending to set up lots of interviews around town is a good idea. Have fun, and we'll see you in Sacramento on October 29th at 10am to disrupt the Minutemen rally!
MEDIA ACCESS will be facilitated at the rally and at film showing on Oct. 29.
In the meantime other availabilities can be arranged with participants.
Minuteman Civil Defense Corp: CONTACT: Connie Hair 703-822-4665
9-11 Families for a Safer America: CONTACT: Peter Gadiel, 860-927-3822
California Border Police Initiative: CONTACT: Assemblyman Ray Haynes, 916-319-2066
Gilchrist Campaign: CONTACT: Tim Bueller, 949-588-8683.
Friends of the Border Patrol: CONTACT: Andy Ramirez, 909-613-9211
“Cries From the Border,” CONTACT: May Kolbe 520-366-5779
Doug Alan: CONTACT: Thomas Sapper 415-898-5078.
Dan Sheehy: CONTACT: Dan Sheehy, 310-544-1918
and Roger Canfield (the main Sacramento rally organizer) can be reached at 916-961-6718
C. From The Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen
RALLY Against the Minutemen!
DISRUPT the Minutemen's Rally!
Saturday, October 29, 10am
On the steps of the State Capitol, Sacramento, California
The Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen is mobilizing an action to oppose the Minuteman Project's rally to gather public support for their attempts to harass poor, undocumented border-crossers and to announce their support of a new initiative that would establish a state border police in addition to the existing federal border patrol. This rally will take place in Sacramento on the Capitol steps on October 29th from 10am to 12:30pm. It will feature the founder of the Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist, and the legislative sponsors of the California Border Police Initiative, amongst others. Governor Schwarzenegger has also been invited to speak.
The Minuteman Project is seeking legitimization from the public and state lawmakers to give them authority to patrol the border with guns and they want taxpayers to pay for it. We at BACFM are outraged at the Minuteman Project's attempts to push their trigger-happy, racist ideologies that deny people their human rights to dignity, food, water, security and freedom of movement because of their class and skin color/nationality. We believe the Minuteman Project is a symptom of the problem of having borders between nations.
BACFM is calling on all groups opposed to the Minuteman Project and the Governor's support of the Minutemen to gather at the Capitol Steps to tell them that their vigilanteism will not be tolerated on the state border or in the state legislature.
NO RACISTS! NO BORDERS!
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