A reportback from the Nov. 12 Anarchist General Assembly.
- Updates from organizations in town-15min
- Working group report backs-15min
- New working group proposals-10min
- Breakout discussions & report back-30min
- Group discussions [potentially Black Bloc]-20min
- Occupy Portland-20min
*UPDATES FROM ORGANIZATIONS IN TOWN-
–Blackrose: All volunteer collective/radical info shop & community space. We need support/help, if you want to volunteer contact our event account firstname.lastname@example.org
–Herbal Collective: New consensus and collective group study on herbs and such
–Freeskool:Need help teaching classes on anything/will help find location, etc.
–FoodNotBombs: Starting servings after Occupy Portland/Monday&Friday @ 5:30pm in the pavilion at Col. Summers Park – IWW: Organizing radical unions for the working class.
–Books to Prisoners: All-volunteer collective working to distribute books free of charge to prisoners [Books to Prisoners Mailing Nights–Tuesdays 5:30-8PM @1112 NE Morton St.,between Dekum St. and Ainsworth St.]
–Praxis (group of folx has gone by Praxis, Accountability/Trans): formative Justice [interested in conversations about why as radicals we are anti-prisons/anti-police, punitive punishment, developments of a community without/against prisons & what that means/what that looks like]
–Cascadia Center: Non-hierarchical organizing and supporting of groups [Unsettled Portland-helping to move into foreclosed houses/buildings/infrastructure]
–March-Hare Communications Collective: Needs help organizing for G8 in regards to technology [contact if experienced in system administration, knowledge of computers, etc.]
–Animal Defense League: Interested in animal and environmental oppressions/analysis of marginalized communities. [FUR FREE FRIDAY-NOV.25TH]
*WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS [from previous anarchist assembly]-
–Solidarity group: West coast solidarity week for fellow anarchists, info demo&march downtown/2 parties/week of action [lots of funds raised]
-Anarchist Outreach: About 20 people met with a bunch of ideas, website&list serve
–Anti-police: Created fliers and propaganda in preparation for the response to the reinstatement/arbitration of Officer Frashour & info about anti-police in general [email–email@example.com]
–Jail Support: Have track phone, and need help setting that up with an account
*NEW WORKING GROUP PROPOSALS-
–Reading/Discussion group: focus on reading/thinking developing ideas–radical history,etc.
–Non-human oppression group: analyze other specie’s oppression
–Police Stories [Zach]: Group to table and collect stories of peoples’ interactions with police
*BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS & REPORT BACK
–Reading/Discussion group: Bi-monthly meeting-Sunday Nov.20th at Red&Black
–Issues regarding non-humans: list serve [animal rights & environmental issues], Animal Liberation forum [2012-ADL]
–Police Stories: list serve/goodgle calendar-find Zach
–Regional (A)ssembly: next summer proposal time line/will meet in 2 weeks–call outs should be posted for ideas/contacts and such.
–Herbalist Group: first meeting Monday Nov.14th [5:30-7:00] at Blackrose, mediations & collective process
–Frashour/Police: firstname.lastname@example.org [fliering with Rose City Copwatch against Frashour reinstatement, compiling information about alternatives to police for communities] meeting in 2 weeks Nov.26th Red&Black
–Outreach: Meeting people in the occupy process, studying what Greeks have done and disseminating that, specifically outreach decentralizing occupy [Meeting Tuesday Nov.15th Hotlips PSU at 6pm, and Saturday Nov.19th at 2pm Blackrose]
–Jail Support: Trying to find a way to bridge a gap between NLG and community [email list for updates and meeting info]
–Black Bloc– not enough people want to talk about it
–Neighborhood Assemblies-some people want to talk about it
–Occupy-everyone wants to talk about it
–Text hot-line when police are mobilizing for raid on the camp-when things get intense–they are checking bags [text 023559 PDXOccupy]
–Think about strategy/police tactics, making blockades/rallying, concerns of mass arrest, consideration of how police will sweep, non-violent civildisobedence, etc.
–Occupy GA agreed to retake space [logistics-reclaiming other spaces/state infrastructure, foreclosure work-occupying bank owned homes and living/creating neighborhood centers] DISCLAIMER: Please recognize privilege before occupying neighborhoods
–Solidarity march as radicals?
–Occupy Portland PR rep. says they are not dehumanizing anarchists…
–David Burgess arraignment rally outside the justice center [9:30am Monday Nov.14th]
–Walkout/march PSU to decentralizing the occupation [12:00pm Nov.16th]
–Matt Houston one of the organizing body for the assembly is calling out for support organizing the next one!!!!
–Snacbloc: Thanks to Snacbloc for the food, oh and “TALK LESS SHIT” in our community…find constructive solutions!!
–Cascadia Bi-regional Congress [email@example.com]
–IWW: Intro classes & organizer trainings Nov.19th&20th and Music for the Working Class Nov.30th
–Grey Coast Anarchist News: https://greycoast.wordpress.com/
–Anarchist Newspaper in Portland, OR. in the beginning stages-looking to work with writers/contributors within the next year. Talk to Matt Houston.
–B Media [971-270-0020 Bmediacollective.org]
–Regional Assembly’s next planning meeting Nov.27th