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Updated: June 26, 2002

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Next General Meeting

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 PM
Location: IMC-DC space - 2329 Champlain St. NW (between Euclid and Kalorama)

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ACC Principles of Unity
We are opposed to capitalism. We fundamentally reject a social and economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and exchange. We reject a system driven by an exploitative logic that sees human beings as human capital, ecosystems as natural resources, and culture as simply a commodity. We reject the idea that the world is only valuable in terms of profit, competition and efficiency.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

Anti-Capitalist Convergence Issues New Call to Action

Statement from the Black Overalls

This Is What Direct Action Looks Like
NEFAC Statement
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund control more investment capital and have more policy influence in the world economy than any other institutions. They restructure economies for neocolonialism, steering production to elite markets, while locals suffer for basic needs. They lower wages, proliferate sweatshops and repress organized labor. Their development projects are environmentally destructive. They privatize education, health care and water; burdens felt most heavily by women world-wide.

October Protests

The Peoples Strike
A Day of Non-Compliance and Resistance
October 1st, 2002
In the city where George Bush rules from the lap of luxury...where over 12,000 people sleep on the streets just outside the White House doors while 29,000 units of housing remain abandoned yet are still private property...where 40% of children live in poverty while a dinner with the elite can cost over a thousand dollars a head...where immigrants have few rights and resources ... where the powerful launch wars, bombings and sanctions ...where more people per capita have HIV than any other US city... where the World Bank and IMF dictate policies to developing countries forcing millions to live and die in poverty…in the city where citizens do not have voting rights and live under taxation without representation…in the city hailed as the capital of the free world we call for a People's Strike to shut down this machine and take back our freedom on October 1st 2002!
Read the call

Convergence on DC
Skillshares, Spokescouncils and Orientation
September 27 -September 30

ACC Statement on Violence against Women

Making Resistance Visible
National Action Against the War (National / February 8-16, 2002)
On Feb. 8th after the sun goes down a new city will arise in the night. Will you join us? Critical Mass Against the War

Critical Mass Bike Ride Against the War in Afghanistan
Don't sit on your hands, get into the streets!
Critical Mass Bike Ride Against the war in Afghanistan December 7th - 6pm - Meet @ Washington Circle (Foggy Bottom/GWU Neighborhood) in Washington DC
Critical Mass Rides against the war will be occuring in multiple cities across the US on December 7th.

Critical Mass passes the White House

Watch the video

Statement: PDF | HTML

Flyers: 4 up | 8x11 | 11x17

WAKE UP//RISEUP!!!!!

Anti-Capitalist Call to action against the war and U.S. Imperialism
As the U.S. government wages war on an entire population abroad, we call for an escalation of resistance against U.S. imperialism here at home. The power of the Taliban in Afghanistan is the direct result of years of U.S. arms supply, funding, training, war mongering, covert operations and interventionism. We, the members of the Anti Capitalist Convergence in Washington, D.C., have long opposed the actions of the U.S. government.
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Anti-Capitalist Convergence Against the World Economic Forum
New York City, January 31-February 4, 2002
For years now, the CEOs of major corporations, hundreds of top international government officials and just plain rich people - from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton - have been meeting every year in Davos, Switzerland. This is where the real rulers of the world give the politicians their marching orders. This is where the schemes that lead to atrocities like GATT and the WTO are actually hatched. And this year, the dining club for the world ruling class will be held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Call for Mobilization in Ottawa N17/N18 to resist the IMF/WB/G20
The World Bank and IMF have rescheduled their Fall meetings to take place in Ottawa, Canada on November 17 and 18. Let's try and get a big turnout of the anti-capitalist movement for these meetings!


A comic by Seth Tobocman on the
closing of D.C. General Hospital

Visualize Liberation
More posters available here.

 

 

People's Strike posters and flyers are now available
Greed

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Surveillance Camera Players
Camera Some members of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence are currently organizing a local chapter of the Surveillance Camera Players. The Washington police recently announced a draconian surveillance plan for public spaces. It's time for a little creative resistance to those plans.

 

Libraries and Globalization

Books No aspect of of our lives will be immune from globalization and our libraries are no exception. The journal Information for Social Change has a special issue with the theme "Globalization and Information." Articles include "The Corporate Takeover of Libraries," "The WTO and the Threat to Libraries," and "Trading away basic rights: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)."
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No War but Class WarAnti-Capitalists Against the War
The Anti-Capitalist Convergence is currently organizing and developing local actions against the war, as well as educational events. Please watch this webpage for updated information.
For more info: Infoshop.org anti-war page

Local Issues:
Inside the Marriott Public Charter High School

A school that trains highschoolers how to open doors for customers, on the job etiquette. Ever thought that school was just a boot camp to teach you how to work for rich people? At least other high schools try to hide their motives and at times you can find teachers who really care and want you to learn. But at the Marriott Hospitality Public Charter High School administrators try very hard to produce happy waitresses and doormen.
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Local News - Washington, DC

 

NEOLIBERALISM IN WASHINGTON, DC

The Military-Industrial-Parking Complex (coming soon)

Privatization of Public Space: Bonking the BIDs

Welfare for the Rich: Eminent Domain for Developers in South East, DC (Arthur Capper Homes)

Resisting Gentrification: Starwood Investments and Other Developer Scumbags

Privatization of Public Services: The Closing of D.C. General

Cradle to the Grave Jailcare: Inside the Sodexho-Marriott Public Charter High School
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