Call for an Anti-Capitalist Assembly to Address Police Violence

July 19th, 7pm
Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park)
Peachtree and Auburn

Atlanta, GA

United States

This is a call for a meeting of anti-capitalists to discuss a collective and coordinated response to police violence. This will be a space to increase the level of joint activity, coordination, and face-to-face communication among already established anti-capitalist networks. Arguments for police reform are not welcome at this assembly. If you choose to express faith in this violent and oppressive system you will be asked to leave. The only requirement for attendance at this assembly is the desire for the total abolition of the dominant social order that commits violence against us—including the police force.


There will also be space at this assembly to discuss the July 27 anti-police march. This will not be a decision making body. Please come prepared with ideas or actionable plans - let's try to brainstorm as much as possible before the meeting so that we don't get bogged down at the meeting with lofty ideas that we won't follow up on. If you show up with an idea, please be ready to take initiative on helping to make it happen.

There is a meeting July 10th to discuss promotion and outreach for the July 27th

http://atlanta.indymedia.org/organizing/july-27th-outreach-coordinating-...

--Parking after 7 is FREE LIKE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE--

Comments

Re: Call for an Anti-Capitalist Assembly to Address Police Violence

Marlon,

I get it but people don't check the events page as much. I forget about it and am on indymedia a lot. Maybe people would check the event page more if events didn't show up in the articles, but it seems like call outs for events make sense on the local newswire.

Re: Call for an Anti-Capitalist Assembly to Address Police Violence

This is an announcement for an event, and people can see it under events.  Please don't cross-post events to the local newswire, it just creates confusion and duplicate posts.

Re: Call for an Anti-Capitalist Assembly to Address Police Violence

12:07am


What are you talking about?


First of all, assemblies happen in all sort of ways. Some are authoritarian and top-down, some are hierarchical in other ways, some are horizontal, some have constraints and specs, others are open-ended, some involve specific groupings or sub-groupings, others are "general."

You can go on denying all you want that this is gonna be an assembly, but I don't think you'll really have a lot of traction....because empirical fact will be against you.

 

Secondly, I think the intentions of this post are very clear. It is obviously an attempt to make sure that liberal "police are the 99%"/"it's just a few bad apples" types don't show up.

Re: Call for an Anti-Capitalist Assembly to Address Police Violence

"Arguments for police reform are not welcome at this assembly. If you choose to express faith in this violent and oppressive system you will be asked to leave."

That's not a fucking assembly.

I can imagine this line born from nothing other than a vague (and reactionary) set of criteria that enable the internal policing of a radical community. Why struggle with people when you can simply accuse them of "faith" in some sort of "system" and exclude them and carry on your own business?

If I tried hard enough I could include literally everybody in that category. It becomes a tool to arbitrarily police the content on an assembly.

And that's disgusting and alienating.