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May 21

Juneteenth: Capture the Flag

Call from the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) to take action this Juneteenth.

This Juneteenth the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement calls on revolutionaries to join us in setting fire to prison society, as we renew the abolitionist struggle against modern day slavery. In response to the call from the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, we intend to stand side by side with those inside and outside of prison to fight for abolition.

Juneteenth is a day to commemorate the abolition of slavery, but in reality, the system of slavery continues today through the prison system. So while we take the time to commemorate the abolitionist and black liberation movements of the past, the struggle to free people from bondage continues. The prison system in the US houses the most detainees in the world. ICE immigration camps are expanding to include military prisons. And these sites of detention, like Angola prison in Louisiana are either former plantations or modeled from their likeness. This is where our struggle begins. To celebrate this holiday, and for it to be truly realized, we must fight for the abolition of prisons, the “justice system,” and the state and capitalist systems that make these evils palpable.

On the lead up to June 19th we are calling for all comrades out there to capture the slave masters’ flags. Share your actions directly to us or with the hashtags #CaptureTheFlag and #Juneteenth. Solidarity with all those who fight against prison slavery to make a world free from this barbarism.

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Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition, from Nat Turner to the Black Liberation Movement. We believe the Civil War was never resolved and the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex. Our struggle today must begin from this starting point. Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression. The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.

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