New Black Flag – Summer 2015 – Available Now

Click on the drop-down menu labeled “Projects” (near the top of the page) and select “Black Flag.”

Or just click on this link: https://theanarchistassociation.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/blck-flag-vol-14-summer-2015.pdf

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5 Reasons to Give This Month: A Message from Our RAC-LA Comrades

5 Reasons to Support RAC-LA This Month

Read on or CLICK HERE (http://bit.ly/1HHjZeV) ANYTIME TO DONATE via our secure PayPal link.

Reason #1: RAC-LA is one of the only completely-grassroots efforts in LA to directly uplift the least empowered. Nearly all of the people served by our weekly giveaway of 150+ boxes of free organic food are poor, homeless, or recently-immigrated people of color. All of our work is a volunteered labor of love, with no government support and no corporate underwriting.

Reason #2: The Community Center run by RAC-LA and its partners is YOUR resource. It provides a radical-friendly safe space for organizing, community enrichment, education, and outreach. We welcome our partners-in-struggle to make use of it. Contact John at johnaimani3@gmail.com (English) or Melva at racateers@gmail.com (Ingles y Espanol) to find out how.

Reason #3: RAC-LA and its partners do their best to support YOU. RAC members and participants support and participate in all sorts of progressive and radical social causes locally, including efforts to stop police violence; end state surveillance; eliminate poverty; and defend and liberate the poor, womyn, queer people, trans people, immigrants, people of color, homeless people, non-human animals, and all other oppressed or exploited beings. We fight alongside you, and we support your efforts. We ask for your help in a spirit of mutual respect and mutual aid.

Reason #4: Every penny donated to RAC-LA helps support our food program or our community-empowering programs at the Community Center. Whether it’s the direly-needed food program or our ever-evolving-and-expanding-programming at the Community Center—including our free tutoring sessions, free classes, free study groups, and free cultural events—every donation to RAC-LA is a re-investment in the community and its struggle for peace, freedom, equality, and prosperity.

Reason #5: WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU. RAC-LA has no formal roster and no official leadership. We are of, for, and by the community. Everyone who works with us, supports us, and/or gives to us is—in ways big or small—a part of RAC-LA. In other words, you are RAC-LA. We are forever grateful for all of your help, and we can’t succeed in our efforts without your ongoing support.

Please consider donating now: http://bit.ly/1HHjZeV

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Study Group This Saturday, June 13th, @ 3 Worlds Cafe

We’re continuing the Lexicon series–this week’s topic is White Supremacy. Download the reading here: http://anarchiststudies.org/lexicon-pamphlet-series/lexicon-white-supremacy/
No previous knowledge is assumed and no homework is assigned—just coffee and good discussion among comrades.
WHAT: F@@ Study Group on White Supremacy
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th, 2015.  3:30pm for coffee and snacks. 4pm reading/discussion begins.
WHERE: 3 Worlds Café, 3310 S Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011
WHY: Because, in the sage words of Angela Davis, “racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been.”

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Please Help Support the RAC Community Center in the New Year: A Message from RAC-LA

Please Help Support the RAC Community Center in the New Year: A Message from RAC-LA

Friends, contacts, and comrades,

We are very grateful for the ongoing support we’ve received in the past year, and we wish to thank all of our supporters for their generous gifts, donations, and volunteer labor.

In 2015, RAC-LA is continuing to build community power and local self-reliance through the mutual aid food program in MacArthur Park. As always, we need your support to continue and expand our work, and—most urgently—to help fund our community center (2515 W. 7th St.), which we’re working hard to develop into a 7-day-a-week resource for the community.

Please consider donating through our secure PayPal link here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JEXQA6K5YVBM8

 

Current Programs/Works-in-Progress at the Community Center Include:

–Free academic tutoring for local students on Thursday afternoons.

–Affordable, healthy food available to the community in-between Sunday food giveaways.

–A safe, inclusive community meeting space available to local groups and collectives.

Plans for Upcoming Programs at the Community Center Include:

–Expanded tutoring services 7 days a week.

–Expanded food access programs.

–Literacy programs/English classes.

–Women’s/Community self-defense classes.

–Legal clinics/advising services.

The Free Association of Anarchists (F@@) would also like to thank RAC for its help in planning and carrying out our 2014 Skid Row X-Mas Day Clothing and Breakfast Giveaway, which was the biggest and most-organized yet. The community center was integral in storing and sorting clothes.

All of these programs, in-progress or still in the planning stages, can only happen with your support.

 

How You Can Help

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Melva (English and Spanish) at racateers@gmail.com for more info.

 

To make the community center possible, we need to pay the rent, electricity, and maintenance costs.  RAC is completely grassroots and community-run. We make no profits. We receive no government support and no corporate sponsorship.

 

Everything we do is made possible by community efforts, RAC member commitment, and generous support from donors like you.

 

Please consider donating through our secure PayPal link here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JEXQA6K5YVBM8

 

Every gift made to RAC goes to maintaining the food program, the community center, and all of the other desperately-needed programs we are trying to institute there—programs run by, and for, some of the least-served communities in our city.

 

What is RAC-LA?

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Los Angeles (RAC-LA) is a totally grassroots community organization that runs a weekly Food Program on Sundays, 10am-5pm, in MacArthur Park.  RAC was founded in the aftermath of the brutal police crackdown on the immigrant rights march of May 1st, 2007.

 

The food program empowers the local community to feed itself, aiding with the distribution of more than 150 boxes of free, organic food per week. The program serves an ethnically diverse cross-section of the most under-served members of the community, including the poor, the homeless, and the recently-immigrated.

 

Community members themselves are the backbone of RAC, working in concert with local activists to get this critical work done.

 

Thank you for all of your support, and please keep us in your thoughts for donations and volunteering.

A better world is possible, and we can get there together. Venceremos!

 

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Fundraiser for the 5th Annual F@@ Clothing Giveaway THIS SATURDAY December 13th, 5pm, @ 3 Worlds Cafe

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The time of year for the annual F@@ Skid Row Clothing Giveaway is upon us! We are excited that this is our 5th year to do this. The more people we can help keep warmer and more adequately-clothed the better! The giveaway will be Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th, 2014, from around 9am to about noon (details TBA). In addition to giving away clothing, we are also hoping to team up with a food program so we can give away breakfast as well.

 

You are all invited to a fundraiser for the clothing giveaway next Saturday, December 13th, 5pm to 9pm, at 3 World’s Cafe, a friendly co-op that has been very good to us. There will be various performers, including hip hop artist J. Canas. Both monetary and clothing/personal hygiene donations are welcome. You can bring donations to the fundraiser or contact us (faacollective@riseup.net) for drop-off information if you are not able make it to the fundraiser.

WHAT: Fundraiser for Our Annual Skid Row Clothing Giveaway

WHERE: 3 World’s Cafe

3310 S. Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90011

WHEN: Saturday, December 13th, 5pm to 9pm

 

 

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Help RAC LA Run Our New Community Center (A Message from RAC-LA)

Note from Blog Editors: F@@ comrades are collaborating with RAC-LA to create the space, and will be basing our operations there, so F@@ supporters, please support if and how you can.

How You Can Help

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Los Angeles (RAC LA) needs your help funding our new community center. The center will act as the home base for the Food Program held every Sunday in MacArthur Park, and will provide classes, meeting space, study groups, legal clinics, and other essential services to the poor and dispossessed local community. To make this dream a reality, RAC needs your help to pay the rent, electricity, and maintenance costs.  RAC is completely grassroots and community run. We make no profits. We receive no government grants and no corporate sponsorship. Everything we do is made possible by community efforts, RAC member commitment, and generous support from donors like you.

 

Please consider donating through a secure PayPal link here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JEXQA6K5YVBM8

 

What is RAC-LA?

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, Los Angeles (RAC LA) is a totally grassroots community organization that runs a weekly Food Program on Sundays, 10am-5pm, in MacArthur Park.  RAC was founded in the aftermath of the brutal police crackdown on the immigrant rights march on May 1st, 2007.  

The food program empowers the local community to feed itself, aiding with the distribution of more than 150 boxes of free, organic food. The program serves an ethnically diverse cross-section of the most under-served members of the community, including the poor, the homeless, and the recently-immigrated.

Community members themselves are the backbone of RAC, working in concert with local activists to get this critical work done. RAC also runs youth programs, educational projects, and anything else we can manage to serve, and empower, the local community.

Please help RAC by offering your support.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact John (English) at johnaimani3@gmail.com or Mauricio (English and Spanish) at fightbackla@yahoo.com for more info.

Check out the following pages for more info on RAC LA:

(Movie) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDH3si3b-Ks

https://www.facebook.com/raclosangeles

http://libcom.org/library/revolutionary-autonomous-communities-comunidades-autonomas-revolucionarias-zine-1

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Protest to Free Nestora Salgado Next Thursday, August 21st

The Free Association of Anarchists, as participants in the Free Nestora LA coalition, is helping to build the movement to free Nestora Salgado, a Mexican American woman who is falsely and unjustly imprisoned in Mexico for practicing the fundamental right of communal self-defense. Please join us next Thursday to demand her release.
 
 
WHAT: Protest to Free Nestora Salgado and all political prisoners
 
WHEN: Thursday, August 21st, at 4pm.
 
WHERE: The Federal Building at 300 N. Los Angeles St. in Downtown LA.
 
 
We are still looking for endorsers, as well as speakers for the demo–please email  freenestora.la@gmail.com if you or your organization would like to be involved.
 
For those with press contacts, there is a press conference in LA, also on 8/21, at 10 am.
 

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