Syracuse Solidarity Network

Sun & Solidarity: A report back from the August 10th National Day of Action Against Electoral Politics, Syracuse, NY

Sun & Solidarity: A Report Back from the August 10 National Day of Action Against Electoral Politics from Syracuse, New York
by E. Sebastian Snowflake


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Upstate NY-wide Unconventional Action meeting in Syracuse, NY, April 13th
April 2, 2008, 1:46 am
Filed under: Events, SSN Events, Upstate New York, Upstate NY Unconventional Action


Upstate NY-wide Unconventional Action meeting in Syracuse, NY
Sunday, April 13th
Womens Info Center, 601 Allen St, Syracuse NY, 13210

We saw just a sliver of the pent-up rage only barely hidden across Upstate NY against the war, against our rulers and their brutal economy, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war. Anarchists and anti-authoritarians joined disruptive demonstrations in Binghamton, Rochester, and Syracuse – blocking roads, pounding drums, making the connections between war and everyday oppression on these stolen lands. Many protests felt a new sense of urgency and determination filling the streets, having popular support despite facing police surveillance, harassment and sometimes arrests. In Binghamton, NY, many students were attacked, pepper-sprayed and arrested by cops. This summer we will confront the war-makers and their blood-drenched system in its totality with creative actions at the Democratic and Republican National conventions based on the strategies outlined by the Unconventional Action network.

Join us in Syracuse, NY for an Upstate New York-wide Unconventional Action meeting hosted by the Syracuse Solidarity Network, an affiliate of the North East Anarchist Network. Following meetings in Binghamton and Rochester, we’ll continue to network and link up our struggles across the region and mobilize for the DNC/RNC. We will hear updates from the Bash Back! Trans/Queer anti-RNC convergence in Chicago, April 5-6th, and prepare messages of solidarity and input for the pReNC in the Twin Cities, May 5th. Please bring information about movements in your area to share.

While we prepare to bring the fight to the spectacle of the conventions, we are also using this opportunity to network and mobilize Upstate New York for the emergency demonstration in Philadelphia April 19th to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. From the prison-dotted landscape of Upstate, we stand firmly in solidarity with all those across the world committed to free Mumia, free all political prisoners & prisoners of war, and abolish this racist, capitalist system destroying life & planet once and for all.
For more info see

participants in the Syracuse Solidarity Network
SyracuseSolNet (at)
an affiliate of the North East Anarchist Network

in cooperation with the Upstate Uprise Unconventional Action Faction
UpstateUnconventionalAction (at)

Unconventional Action network Points of Unity:
The name Unconventional Action is available to all who:
– Reject all forms of hierarchy including capitalism, party communism, patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, and so-called representational politics
– Organize on a non-hierarchical, consensus-based basis that promotes autonomy, solidarity, grass-roots involvement, and the agency of those most affected by each decision
– Embrace a diversity of tactics
– Do not condemn any action on the grounds that it is illegal alone