This will be a tactical discussion centering around the call-out for a cluster of Northwest affinity groups to blockade Sector 6 in St. Paul (visit the map link below for the sector map). Please come with proposals and have affinity groups formed beforehand, so that we can better estimate our numbers and capabilities.
Some of the hosts of the spokescouncil also hope to discuss the cluster's possible involvement in the disruption of the DNC, so if you're going to Denver, bring some proposals for those actions as well.
YOU MUST RSVP TO FIND OUT THE MEET-UP LOCATION (EVEN IF YOU'RE FROM OLYMPIA): SEE DETAILS BELOW
The original press release:
A GREY COAST CLUSTER ADOPTS SECTOR 6
Last Friday, the 11th of July, anarchists and anti-authoritarians from the around the Pacific Northwest met in beautiful Tacoma, Washington with the goal of adopting one of the 7 sectors of St. Paul, Minnesota, utilizing the handy map proposed by the RNC-Welcoming Committee and many others at the pReNC 5.3, which we had originally found at:
The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of intense and well-organized blockades, having often witnessed various types of road and bridge stoppages during numerous forest defense actions, and more spectacularly, intersection lockdowns during the 1999 WTO conference in Seattle. In the southern Puget Sound area especially, calls to resist critical military infrastructure have prompted the mobilization of anarchists and others to blockade commercial ports, often using "hard" or material barricades, during three military shipments over the last two years.
FROM THIS MOMENT DESPAIR ENDS...
Keeping some of our collective strengths in mind, a Grey Coast Cluster has formed to adopt Sector 6 in St. Paul, an area marked by six bridges and at least three critical intersections. Our main goal for Day One of the RNC is to establish and hold blockades at crucial points throughout the sector, hopefully contributing to a total disruption of the political spectacle being planned for the city of St. Paul on the first day of September.
AND TACTICS BEGIN - 7.26-27 SPOKES-COUNCIL - OLYMPIA
We encourage any Northwest anarchists and anti-authoritarians planning to crash the RNC to organize affinity groups and participate in a spokes-council in Olympia, Washington, on the 26th and 27th of July, the exact location of which will be communicated during the vouching process necessary for such an event. Recognizing that the time-frame provided by the proposed dates is very short, the constituents of a Grey Coast Cluster have decided to borrow the Solidarity Assessment model, as outlined by some members of the proposed Midwestern cluster, for those who cannot make it to the spokes-council in person. As our counterparts in the Midwest have already (sort of) said:
"A solidarity assessment is easy as vegan pie to create. Follow the instructions below and you'll be done in no time.
Step 1: Get on a public computer.
Step 2: Create a brand new email.
Step 3: Write an email to: email@example.com expressing your affinity groups/clusters solidarity and commitment to holding SECTOR 6, including an estimate of your numbers.
(Please do not include specifics. The internet isn't a safe means of communication.)
TRUE COURAGE TAKES PLANNING
Folks are highly encouraged to send in their proposals ahead of time to kick 7.26 off with a bang!
Please send proposals to the contact email below.
THIS IS/WILL BE A VOUCHED FOR EVENT
PLEASE SEND AN RSVP WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK IF POSSIBLE
CONTACT EMAIL: NO.RNC.NW@GMAIL.COM
More information will be released as it is received."
in and for total revolt,
with boundless fury,
ANARCHISTS OF THE GREY COAST