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Stop Big Brother in Seattle-Informational and Ride Share Meeting

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, aka Big Brother, is coming to Seattle June 1st-6th. Portland Anti-Capitalist Action is holding an informational and ride share meeting Saturday, May 24th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the IWW Hall (616 E. Burnside) for those interested in going to Seattle; Little Sister is Watching Back. We will have someone from the Seattle organizing committee there to speak on the LEIU, basic information on the LEIU, and the ride share we hope to organize, housing, etc. We will also talk briefly on the WTO Sacramento ride share and other things pertaining to that. So, make it down to the IWW Hall if you can and lets fight back against the police state and corporate fascism!!!
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PERSONS INTENDING
ON GOING TO THESE DEMOS TO ORGANIZE TRUSTWORTHY AFFINITY GROUPS NOW.
If you are interested in going to the demonstrations, and more importantly have a vehicle and are willing to drive, or can help with train hopping info, or have a lot of money lying about to rent out vans, (basically if you have any resources to help get Portlanders to Seattle and Sacramento) PLEASE E-MAIL US PRIOR TO THE MEETING.  pdxaca@ziplip.com
The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit, aka Big Brother, is coming to Seattle June 1st-6th. Portland Anti-Capitalist Action is holding an informational and ride share meeting Saturday, May 24th, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the IWW Hall (616 E. Burnside) for those interested in going to Seattle; Little Sister is Watching Back. We will have someone from the Seattle organizing committee there to speak on the LEIU, basic information on the LEIU, and the ride share we hope to organize, housing, etc. We will also talk briefly on the WTO Sacramento ride share and other things pertaining to that. So, make it down to the IWW Hall if you can and lets fight back against corporate fascism!!!
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PERSONS INTENDING
ON GOING TO THESE DEMOS TO ORGANIZE TRUSTWORTHY AFFINITY GROUPS NOW.
If you are interested in going to the demonstrations, and more importantly
have a vehicle and are willing to drive, or can help with train hopping
info, or have a lot of money lying about to rent out vans, (basically if
you have any resources to help get Portlanders to Seattle and
Sacramento) PLEASE E-MAIL US PRIOR TO THE MEETING.  pdxaca@ziplip.com
INFO:

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) is holding its annual
conference in Seattle, on June 2,3,4,5 and 6th. (see
 http://www.leiu2003seattle.org/) The organizers of this conference have
invited Attorney General John Ashcroft, Director of Homeland Security,
Tom Ridge (who conspired to imprison and murder journalist Mumia
Abu-Jamal), Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force member John Cooney; FBI
Assistant Director John Pistole, New York City Police Deputy Commissioner of
Intelligence, and Former CIA agent David Cohen will attend. The purpose
of this conference is for law enforcement, from local police to the FBI
to the CIA and military, to further consolidate their power and
organization, and to improve "the current state of intelligence
sharing/processing among local and federal law enforcement agencies; and [to discuss]
specifics as to what local law enforcement can do to better support the
war on terrorism". We all know that the war on terrorism is a pretext
for the war of the State against the population: people of color,
immigrants, and political activists inside as well as outside the United
States.

The topic of their conference include such things as "Criminal Protest
Groups" and "left wing" terrorism. We all know that people committing
such acts as stepping off of the curb at a demonstration, organizing
against war, organizing against the rape of our planet, occupying
buildings and workplaces, and destroying capitalism are considered terrorists
by our government. When the government loses its legitimacy with the
people the response has been to build a system to monitor, criminalize,
imprison, and murder its subjects, and to remove the line between the
military and the domestic police. We have seen the massive consolidation
of police power after the rise of the anti-globalization and
anti-capitalist movements, the resurgence in anarchist organization, and the call
of the government to seize Iraqi oil under the pretext of avenging the
horrible tragedy of 9-11.

We call upon all to converge upon Seattle, using whatever tactics they
feel are necessary and prudent to carry out the goals of their
respective organizations and constituencies; we call all upon all to organize
in affinity groups and coalitions as necessary to resist the legalized
planning for the criminalization of dissent; and we leave up to
individuals and groups to choose whatever tactics they deem appropriate to
their cause, and that such tactics be carried out independent of one
another when necessary. We call upon the defense of non-violent activists
against the likely abuse by the police who will likely rise to the
occasion; and we call for this to be the first action of many to dismantle the
institution of Police Terrorism, disguised as Homeland Security and its
regional manifestations of FBI/law enforcement partnerships. We must
expose this legal crime network to the people of this country, and
destroy any and all legitimacy they made have.

Corporate America is funding this conference. Starbucks, 7-11 stores,
and Microsoft are listed as sponsors. Microsoft develops the computer
infrastructure for citizen data collection (see
 http://jps.directtaps.net/) Corporate America has declared us the
enemy, and they are raising their army of soldiers and intelligence alike to
defeat our resistance to their tyranny. This already happened last year
on the docks on the West Coast of the US, where the White House called
the leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
(ILWU) to warn then against striking against the waterfront employers (the
PMA) to protect "national security", while the employers in an allinace
with the Bush White House and corporate retailers used Taft-Hartley to
fight the union. This will likely happen with the ILA on the east coast
when their contract expires. Corporate America wants the cops and the
military involved in our workplace disputes, so that they can make us
their unquestioning servants paralyzed by fear.
For more information, contact the LEIU Welcoming Committee 877/570-2709
www.nobigbrother.net  info@nobigbrother.net

JUNE 23-25 CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION! CALL TO ACTION!
Anti Capitalist Call to SHUT DOWN Sacramento
From June 23-25th 2003 the Ministers of Trade, Agriculture and
Environment from 180 nations, including all member states of the World Trade
Organization (WTO), will meet in Sacramento California at a summit hosted
by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USAID, and the
US State Department. This meeting will be a stepping stone to the
September WTO Ministerial in Cancun and the Summit of the Americas scheduled
for Miami in November. This meeting will be held the same time as an
"Expo On Agricultural Science and Technology" which will be showing off
the "benefits" of transnational agribusiness and biotechnology.

With this meeting and Expo the United States through WTO is planning on
forcing its agricultural agenda on the rest of the world. Agriculture
in the most debated issue in the WTO, and for good reason, food affects
everyone world wide. Yet both the ministerial meeting and the Expo are
not open to the public. The rest of the world has no say. We can not
allow these bastards to impose their rules on the rest of the world.

The reasons for shutting down the WTO and putting an end to
neoliberalism are far too many to name here. So much suffering around the world
has already been caused by neoliberalism, now they are trying to add even
more through their agricultural agenda, and their forcing of the
biotech menace upon the world. Concerned activists from northern California
and around the world will gather in the streets on Sacramento and tell
the biotech industry and the WTO to go to hell.

The day after the invasion of Iraq started activists shut down San
Francisco. We are calling on individuals and affinity groups to stop the
invasion of our food supply with a militant shut down of Sacramento for 3
days.
There will be spokescouncil meetings every night from June 16th,
through June 26th. Come with a plan of action and be ready for a
capitalist-smashing good time.
[Ed. note:".......We are a coalition of anti-authoritarian
anti-capitalist individuals and affinity groups from northern california, including
sacramento, organizing around the meeting.]

If you want more information or to get involved email:  silr@jps.net or
call (916)-456-9435 Web site: www.biodev.org/sacramento/


homepage:  http://www.biodev.org/sacramento