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Re: Rob Los Ricos: Why November 11?

NOVEMBER 11-13, 2005

Rob los Ricos, aka Rob Thaxton, is a Tejano Chicano anarchist political prisoner currently serving most 88 months (over 7 years) for throwing a rock at a cop during the June 18, 1999 Reclaim the Streets celebration turned police riot in Eugene.

Rob is due to be released late June 2006. We're asking people across the country and the world to make the weekend of November 11-13, 2005 a day to support Rob, to celebrate, and to raise needed support money for Rob.

November 11th is the anniversary of the day four anarchists were hung in Chicago in 1887, despite their obvious innocence and international outcry for their release. This holiday is generally commemorated on May 1st all around the world. Rob wants to reclaim this as an anarchist festival day. And we're asking you to help make it happen!

Plan an event for Rob, to let him know he's not forgotten, and to help raise needed funds for when he is released from prison. Not just punk shows, but think creatively! Poetry readings, dance parties, karaoke night, quiz night, keggers, dinner parties, rummage sales, let your mind go free! Rob is a whimsical guy, and we're asking folks to do something political and revolutionary for cripe's sake fun!

So, to recap, ways you can help:
1. Plan a kick ass event Nov. 11-13, or get tapped into the planning already happening in your area (check out for more information, or email roblosricos (at) PLEASE CONTACT US AND LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE PLANNING SOMETHING! We want to create a list and keep track of everything, and advertise it, so definitely let us know!

2. Send Rob a donation now (anything is better than nothing)

3. Read Rob's writings (His pamphlet Manufacturing Dissent is available on his website)

4. Spread the word

Rob has spent over 6 years in prison, and he's coming back to no resources. When you're paroled in Oregon, they open up the gates and let you out with nothing, not even clothes to change out of your prison garb into. We need your help to let Rob know he is not forgotten, that the principles he has struggled for for 30 years and that he will have spent over 7 years in prison for are still alive.

Donations to Rob should be sent to:
Rob los Ricos
PO Box 83904
Portland OR 97283-0904

Checks and money orders can be made out to “Rob los Ricos? or “Robert Thaxton.?
You can also make a paypal donation at The email address to use is roblosricos (at)

You can write to Rob at:
Rob Thaxton
4005 Aumsville Hwy.
Salem, OR 97301
All mail sent to Rob must have a return address, including a full name of some sort.

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