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Anarchist Olympics 2: Preparing For the Fall...
Date Sunday October 17
Time 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Mosswood Park
MacArthur & Broadway (near MacArthur BART)
Oakland
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorMike E
UA in the Bay presents: THE ANARCHIST OLYMPICS II: PREPARING FOR THE FALL!

Featuring mock competitions, trainings, demonstrations and skill-shares that help our communities* develop tactical knowledge for street protests, demonstrations and actions. On the eve of the Mehserle sentencing and the fall of capitalism, we believe sharing this knowledge and gathering socially will better prepare our communities for success and safety. ...


Track 1 - Physical Activity: mock competitions, games, and physical trainings.
- Black Bloc Fashion Show
- Ditch Your Shit!
- The Gauntlet
- T-Shirt to a Mask Competition
- Stump the Pump
- Sling Shot Shooting Gallery

Track 2 - Skill Share: skill shares and demonstrations.
- Scouting and Look Outs
- Anatomy of a Lock
- Surviving Radical Demonstrations
- Blockades and Barricades
- Building Occupations
- Emotional Trauma Aftercare

Prop Swap: participants at this year's AO are invited for a night time
mission. First, anyone coming is encouraged to bring street propaganda
along the theme "Demystifying Anarchism" or for your other (A) related
projects. After the AO, those remaining will split into teams and hit
up districts/ cities with your propaganda depending on each's interest
and comfort level.

East Bay Food Not Bombs serves around 2pm.

Pinata smash begins at 6pm!

* This is an anarchist event. You don't have to be an anarchist to
come. Youre invited so long as you're fighting for a better world,
respect others, and respect the anti-authoritarian sentiment of the
event. Persons of all ages, body types, orientations, races, and
ability levels are encouraged to come. The event will include an
unattended child space; parents and kids are welcome. Animals OK!
Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 24th, 2010 11:57 AM

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by Think about it
Wednesday Sep 29th, 2010 1:44 AM
To train people in radical and militant street tatics in the wide open like McArthur Park is foolish. For one, doing things like the 'sling shoting gallery', can easily be percived by the state as conspiracy to commit illegal acts and encouragement and training of violence or to riot, and thus lead to arrests and prosecution. Two, if this is done in the open, you show the authorities your hand, so to speak. They will learn from what kind of tatics and trainings people are being taught and will have better understanding of how to deal with such tatics in the street and what to expect from anarchists and other militants at protests like with the Mesherle sentencing. People should take this into consideration and not be lax and think this can be passed off as a fun event of 'games'. I am sure the pigs will take it seriously and they will be watching and put the 'olympics' under survelliance. Be safe out there. Peace
by -A-
Sunday Oct 17th, 2010 12:37 PM
On the contrary there are very good reasons for militant resistance. I don't know if you're aware but the last time i checked the year is 2010 while living circumstances continue to worsen. People drunk off Obama cool-aid think there is no reason to rebel; almost as if him being black were a good enough reason to take your eye off the ball as if the day he took office, the people took control of the political and financial establishment. DEAD WRONG1 We have no power, no voice and future. Rather than smash the system to pieces everyday you pacifists help keep it alive.


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