Hey AllIs there a venue for John Brown on the issue of the munitions plant organizing? Perhaps an on-campus UF group could sponsor him...he certainly could set up a table on the Plaza of the Americas on the UF Campus. How about Deidra in Orlando? How about the CMC in Gainesville?
with a cc to John just outside Kansas City,
I'm thrilled that you are planning an antiwar action against the munitions plant and would like to do whatever I can to help with your efforts here locally in Gainesville. If you need a place to stay while in Gainesville, you are welcome to stay at my place.
Maybe Joe, Jimmy, Pierce could help with a talk at the CMC, or maybe the campus CodePINK, IVAW, SDS, VFP could arrange something together in one of the rooms at UF?? Maybe an article in the Fine Print; the Alligator?
Let's keep in touch. Thanks for working for peace!
Your pink pal for peace,
> From: johnbrown@...
> Date: 2008/11/29 Sat PM 12:39:48 EST
> To: jacque@..., coordinators@...,
> gainesville@..., bob@..., UFtakingastand@...,
> Subject: Help with setting up a touring anti-war presentation in January?
> Howdy from Kansas!
> My name is Dave Strano, and I'm an organizer with a group of anti-war
> organizers in the Midwest called Disrupt Lake City. DLC has formed to
> build a campaign of civil disobedience and direct action against the Lake
> City Army Ammunition Plant, a facility that produces over 90% of all small
> arms ammunition that is being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
> Lake City is located just outside Kansas City, MO, and we're planning for
> our first nationwide convergence on the anniversary of the war in March of
> 2009, to be followed by subsequent days of action at the ammunition plant.
> I'll be heading out to Florida in January, and want to speak in
> Gainesville during the week of January 12th. If you could help set up a
> speaking engagement at any space in Gainesville, please contact me and let
> me know!
> Below is a brief synopsis of the talk and the campaign.
> Thanks for your time!
> Dave Strano
> Disrupt Lake City
> If you could actually take action that would impact the U.S. war effort in
> a tangible way, would you?
> Hidden away in Northwest Missouri, the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant is
> one of the most integral mechanisms of the U.S. war machine. Producing
> over 90% of all small arms ammunition for the U.S. Military, Lake City is
> a linchpin in the U.S. war effort in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other
> In March of 2009, opponents of war and militarism are planning for the
> first of what will become several targeted disruptions of Lake City's
> ability to maintain the war and occupation.
> Disrupt! Lake City is a grouping of anti-authoritarian and anti-war
> organizers working to end war and military occupation. Members of DLC will
> be touring the country during the winter of 2008 to build momentum for
> this campaign.
> Presenter and Disrupt! Lake City organizer Dave Strano has been actively
> organizing within the North American Anarchist movement since the U.S.
> invasion of Kosovo in 1999. He has assisted with multiple, non-violent
> shut downs of Military Recruitment Centers in the Lawrence and Kansas City
> area, and other direct actions against the ongoing occupations of Iraq and
> Afghanistan. Currently, he focuses his time on organizing in white working
> class communities against war, militarism, racism, and white supremacy.