Filed under: Announcement, Community Organizing, Event, Northeast
These last few years have been important for the anarchist struggle. In the US, the reaction to police executions have manifested in riotous uprisings and the Black Lives Matter movement, both of which have exposed a new generation of people who defiantly reject subjugation and reformist solutions. A hunger for new social proposals is visibly spreading city to city, hood to hood. The time has never been more pressing for a complete shift in how revolutionary struggle is manifested.
Simultaneously, one of the most massive anarchist-inspired societies has come to fruition: the decentralized region of Rojava. While Rojavans engage in bottom-up, liberatory social practices, their fighters have successfully defended the Cantons against the brutal, reactionary IS. For anarchists around the world, the councils and communes they have instituted have become pragmatic examples for our own communities.
Anarchist resistance in New York has been growing at a steady pace. Through the infrastructure of the Base, new anarchists have gotten involved and together we’ve been able to generate wider public knowledge about radical left politics, while laying the foundations for new social organizations.
We are eager to expand the range of these projects.
So many anarchists with new ideas pass through the space, but it is often by chance that they stumble upon collaborators. This anarchist assembly is intended to be a forum to allow organizers who have similar ideas to find each other. We invite participants in longstanding NYC anarchist projects to present their work as well as those with new project ideas.
If this assembly functions well, the result could be a new burst of energy for the anarchist struggle in New York and manifest a formidable force to our political opposition.
NYC Anarchist Black Cross
Jane Addams: Mutual Aid Self Therapy
Students for an Anarchist Society
Brooklyn Solidarity Network
Copwatch — Bed-Stuy/Bushwick
Rojava Solidarity NYC
…. and more.
1302 Myrtle Ave
Fri, August 28th, 7pm