RAM-NYC Action Against US Intervention in Venezuela
Filed under: Action, Anarchist Movement, Northeast, The State, War
Report back from the New York chapter of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM).
In response to the US intervention in the Venezuela political system, and their threats of potential military action, we organized an action in solidarity with the revolutionary organizations and people of Venezuela. Organized in tandem with NYC Shut it Down, we made noise outside of US military recruiting center in downtown Brooklyn. People were supportive of the action and, as more police arrived to surveil, people’s support increased.
As we stated previously, RAM denounces any and all acts of U.S. imperialism and stands, unequivocally, in solidarity with the revolutionary movement in Venezuela, particularly our anarchist comrades on the ground. We call on revolutionaries to take a stand against US militarism particularly as it is getting increasingly more belligerent and emboldened due to the rise of the far right.
Death to Yankee Imperialism!
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.