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Announcement :: Anarchism : Environment : Protest, Resistance and Direct Action
Great Plains Anarchist Network Conference in KCMO
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09 Nov 2004
Anarchy on the Great Plains? Anarchists in Kansas City? Yes! We’ve got anarchy out here on the “No Coast.” Join us for a meeting of the Great Plains Anarchist Network in Kansas City on the weekend of November 12-14, 2004.
GREAT PLAINS ANARCHIST NETWORK
2004 Fall Caucus
November 12-14, 2004
Kansas City, Missouri
The Great Plains Anarchist Network is holding its fall caucus in Kansas City November 12th-14th. The Caucus will consist of workshops and general meetings for the network. Housing, food, and entertainment will be provided by organizers in Kansas City throughout the weekend.
Stray Cat (Workshops, Meetings, Food)
1319 Grand, Kansas City, 816-283-3338
Crossroads Infoshop (Convergence, Cafe, Workshops)
1830 Locust, Kansas City, Mo. (19th and Oak St.)
Free! Please drop by the convergence space or any of our events.
Food is being provided for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday. Snacks are being provided at the convergence space on Friday night and coffee, snacks and treats will be provided at the Anarchist Cafe on Saturday night. Other food options are listed elsewhere in this packet. While the food is being provided free, we appreciate donations to cover our expenses. We also appreciate cooking help in that good old anarchist DIY spirit.
If you need housing for the conference, please sign up for housing at the convergence space. We have organized several options for different needs (loud, quiet, etc.).
Organized childcare is not being provided by conference organizers. A sign-up sheet for people who want to organize child care will be available at the infoshop.
Crossroads Infoshop (convergence center) 816-283-3510
Friday, November 12
4:00pm - ? Check-In (Crossroads Infoshop)
9:00pm Capture the Flag
Saturday, November 13
8:00am Downtown Bike Ride (Acme Bicycle Company)
9:00-10:00am Breakfast (Stray Cat)
10:00-12:30pm GPAN organizational meeting (SC - Main Hall)
12:30-1:30pm Lunch (Stray Cat)
(informal Anarchist Spirituality discussion)
Radical Economics - Radical wobbly (Crossroads Infoshop)
Economist Fred Lee will speak on what radical
economics entails and why it is important for us
as anarchists to have an economic vision.
Direct Action Communication - (Stray Cat - Main Hall)
How can we better communicate our actions with the rest of the movement and the world? How can we better
communicate regionally in the face of state repression?
Hip Hop Workshop - Local Street Dancer (Crossroads Infoshop)
J-Wizz will be showing how to pop!
Future Network Strategy - (Stray Cat - Main Hall)
What do we want out of GPAN? What role do we see GPAN playing in our lives as anarchists? What projects do we want
to see happen on a regional level?
Rural Organizing Workshop - (Stray Cat - Mezzanine)
SD radicals will beexploring how to organize in rural areas: tactics that might work; differences from urban/city organizing/ agitation; long term goals for a rural anarchist network.
Building a Movement - (Stray Cat - Main Hall)
A discussion about projects we undertake in our towns/cities and the ideas behind them. What is working and what is not.
St. Louis Project - (Stray Cat - Mezzanine)
Folks from St. Louis will be discussing an upcoming project
6:00-7:00pm Dinner (Stray Cat)
Womyn’s Caucus (Meet at Stray Cat, dinner at SC or elsewhere)
8:00pm ROCK SHOW (Stray Cat)
Creepy Aliens, Born to Die, Otis Gibbs,
Ashley Miller and the Golden Calves
Anarchist Café (Crossroads Infoshop)
A relaxing alternative featuring chill out space with coffee, snacks, desserts, and discussion or movies. Family friendly space.
Sunday, November 14
9:30-10:30am Breakfast (Stray Cat)
10:30-12:00pm GPAN Organizational Meeting II - (SC - Main Hall)
Feral Visions - (Crossroads Infoshop)
Film showing and edible plant gathering.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (Stray Cat)
1:00-2:00pm Anti-Capitalist Network discussion
2:30pm Anarchist Soccer (Loose Park - Wornall Road and 51st St.)
GPAN Principles of Unity
1. The established network will be called the Great Plains Anarchist Network.
2. The body of the GPAN will be made up of a grouping of autonmous groups, collectives, and individuals who are commited to undertake concrete projects to bring anarchy into being.
3. The GPAN will hold no specific anarchist ideology, but will instead advocate the application of anti-authoritarianism to all aspects of life. The GPAN is non-sectarian.
4. The GPAN is revolutionary in that it desires a revolutionary new anarchist society, but does not dismiss reforms that better people’s everyday lives. Affiliates of GPAN are encouraged to participate in political and social movements/groups which aren’t necessarily anarchist, while maintaining our dedication to anti-authoritarianism and direct action.
5. GPAN will be self-critical and maintain an open dialogue.
6. General meetings will be held every six months and these caucuses will not have decision making that infringes upon the autonomy of local groups and individuals. these meetings will rotate locations.
7. It is up to GPAN affiliates to evaluate modern day society and decide how anti-authoritarianism will be applied, and act upon their decisions. The GPAN is a network tool for bringing together autonomous anarchist collectives, groups, and individuals to help facilitate dialogue and project building.
1 . Proposals
Proposals should be made to the website (www.greatplainsanarchist.net) and list-serve at least one month before the next GPAN caucus, so that each affiliate group/person can have time to discuss the issue beforehand and so that the GPAC organizers can plan it into the agenda. Also, any last minute proposals can be made at caucus and discussed at a time set aside at the end of the agenda.
2. Progress Reports from Collectives
These reports should be made every three months to the website and list-serve, OR through the nearest postal address of affiliate They should tell what each collective/individual is doing, as well as contact info and any relevant links they want to share.
Caucus agenda will include check ups on delinquent progress reports, and the caucus will contact the delinquent group to check their status.
3. GPAN affiliates
Now those wanting to be GPAN affiliates must come to caucus OR if they cannot, send in a proposal (one month in advance) to be consensed by the group at caucus.
Notes will be typed and sent to email list and webpage . And on the webpage, the decisions made will be a separate category than structural changes
5. Who is in GPAN?
Affiliate cities will form GPAN collectives, and existing collectives will affiliate at next caucus so we all know who is in GPAN
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09 Nov 2004
Will there be punch and pie?