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Program Information
 RAT 2007 
 Commitment or contradiction?
 McKay, AnnaMarie, Senia, Mark Bray
 For non-profit use only.
A workshop on ideology and its relationship to organizing within an anarchist context.
This panel will explore the relationship between our political ideas and the day-to-day struggles we organize around in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Does ideology hamper our organizing? Does it tie us to the writings of dead white men who developed their theory in a context very different from what we deal with today? Does the need to achieve short-term victories in our organizing lead us astray from our political ideas and on to the dead end path of reformism? Or is there a different way to view the interplay of ideas and action?

AnnaMarie is active in the Northampton Committee to Stop the War in Iraq, sings with the Raging Grannies, and is a founding member of the anarchist collective reVoltarine.

Senia and Mark were active in the recent Providence IWW campaign targeting local restaurants, successfully forcing them to drop an anti-union food distributor, and mobilizing against an unprovoked police attack on the march.

McKay works with students and low-income residents to distribute food and mobilize for community struggles.

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00:54:19 English 2007-11-03
 Montpellier, Vermont
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