ANNOUNCING THE FOUNDING CONFERNCE FOR A NORTHWEST
(conference registration information follows)
NOVEMBER 9-10, 2002, SEATTLE, WA
A CALL TO NORTHWEST ANARCHIST-COMMUNISTS
The world we live in today is in deep trouble. We no longer have the
luxury to wait until conditions are ripe for anarchist organizing.
We must begin to organize with the support base that we have now and
build from there.
As anarchist-communists, we understand, both historically and
through our own experiences, that when like-minded anarchists join
together in organized effort we are able to have our greatest
impact. We are not the only ones who have come to this conclusion.
All over the world there has been resurgence in anarchist
organizing. Two examples of this that have influenced us are the
North East Federation of Anarcho-Communists and the newly created
Federation of Anarchist Collectives (Great Lakes Region).
We seek to create a federation that would include the different
means of anarchist-communist organizing including: class struggle,
anti-racism, anti-sexism, anarchist environmentalism, and other such
struggles that directly confront the State, capitalism, and all
forms of oppression, exploitation and bigotry. We are not out to
create a vanguard organization that seeks to control the struggle or
seeks to seize power, but rather we want to actively empower people,
through self-organization, self-determination and self-management.
We are not missionaries; we are oppressed and exploited people out
to join with others in a struggle to create a new society free from
authoritarian power structures.
This conference has been the effort of 8 months of direct discussion
within the NW Anarchist-Communist Organizing Network (NWACON), which
was created for the purpose of helping to lay the groundwork for the
creation of a NW Anarchist-Communist Federation.
While we realized that struggle comes in many different forms, we
seek to create a federation of like minded anarchists that is able
to form a unity of ideas and action that can proceed to actively
initiate and support on going struggles.
Our founding conference is open to ALL ANARCHIST COMMUNISTS
within the northwest region of Canada and the U.S. that are in general
agreement with this statement. We also welcome those out side of our
region to the conference as non-voting guests. Our organizing
efforts of the NWACON for the founding conference will continue and
those interested in helping are encouraged to subscribe to our
organizing work e-mail work list at:
To register for the conference, please contact us by emailing the
following information to: galt@e...
Do you represent a collective or affinity group? If so please give
us the name of the group. ____________________________
Donation Pledge Amount ________________
Need a place to stay? __________________
Any special needs? ____________________
If you have any questions, please email them to galt@e... or call
Greg at (206)-522-5685.