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No Border Encuentro--San Diego, Aug.27-28

(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego

Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border.
Communities and families split by the wall. As if the border and its myriad forms of violence were not enough, racist paramilitaries are openly organizing across the US and finding enthusiastic partners in politicians and corporate press outlets alike. And then there are the numerous Neo-nazi groups crawling out from beneath their rocks, thrilled with the “Trojan Horse? of growing anti-migrant sentiment. . .

Complete Schedule, with dates, times and locations below

So, here we are. There is a huge amount of incredible organizing around these issues happening all around us. As one small contribution to this struggle for liberation and dignity, the (no)border encuentro in San Diego. We hope that many different people can make it and we hope for it to truly be an encounter, with many people sharing space, dreams, ideas and strategies.
Complete call to action here...

Update: New housing and rideshare forums for the Encuentro are set up, so if you need a ride or housing, or if you can offer a ride or housing, post here: housing board | rideshare board

Help us get the word out about this Encuentro! Poster here | Poster en Español | flyer here

Volunteers are still needed for: translation, child care, registration, food and outreach. If you can help, email encuentro-registration (at)

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 27th

10:00 am - Maquiladora/Border Tour - RSVP required, email us at info at organiccollective dot org

7:00 pm - Benefit concert - Flyer Here

Presentation By: Roy San Filipo, formerly of the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation and currently of Bring the Ruckus will be giving a talk on reflections on anti-racist organizing.

Performing live:
Entartete Kunst - Malatesta (DJ Slo-Mo) - 187 (Raw Knowledge) - Drowning Dog - a class-conscious worker-owned collective that produce and distribute hip-hop, various electronic stylings and radical literature that promotes positive social change. We have performed in the following countries over the past 18 months; England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Scotland and the U.S.A. With "potent anti status quo hip hop mixes" and spoken word, we spread ideas that promote the self emancipation of the working class.

Boomerang Politick - A break-beat signature scripted with the resonance of Drum & Bass, the “boom-bap? of Classic Breaks, the Diasporatic rhythms of Afro-Haitian-Racine and the visceral energy of Punk. An uncompromising message of Social Justice for the disenfranchised masses and the inevitability of the Proletarian victory – despite the Empire’s onslaught – delivered through breathtaking, rapid-fire rhyme and venom, no frills, stick-em’ up Emceeing. LA’s Hip Hop group Boomerang Politick brings an imminent and vital revolution to a genre all but unrecognizable to the Beat-Street poets who originally paved the way for their conception. They denounce the unabashed hypocrisy of Bourgeois Elitism, the politics of war economies, neo-colonization, globalization, white supremacy and privilege, in a violent rebuttal, expressed in such a way entirely unique to their music, to their interpretation of Hip Hop.

Sunday, August 28th, 10am-6pm

For full Sunday schedule, click here


10:00-10:30 - Café Anarquista

10:30-11:30 - Workshop Session I

History of The US/Mexico Border and Operation Gatekeeper
Presented by Enrique Morones of Border Angels, more speakers TBA.

Direct Action Training Part I, presenters TBA

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-1:00 - Migration and Indigenous Nations
Panel and discission with Marta Frausto of the Otomí Coordination Project and members of various indigenous Nations including Otomi and Mixteca discussing the impact of the border on their communities and their current struggles.

1:00-2:00 Lunch and Video reportback from Campo

2:00-3:00 - Anti-Minutemen strategy session
Reflections on Campo, strategies for September 16th. Organizers who were in Campo, including members of Gente Unida and the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective, will talk about their experiences and about their ideas for stopping the Minutemen in September. There will also be an open space for discussing goals, strategy, and effectiveness.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 - Workshop Session II

Border Disturbance Art
A space created by Ricardo Dominguez of Electronic Disturbance Theater, Emily Hicks of the Border Institute of Advanced Studies in Nonlinear Events and Structures and Shannon Spanhake of The Department of Ecological Authoring Tactics, Inc. (DoEAT).

Direct Action II - Presenters TBA

4:15-5:15 - Zapatismo and Solidarity with Migrant People
Panel and discussion including members of the Frente Zapatista and a speaker from Schools for Chiapas to talk about the 6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandon.

5:15-5:30 - Break

5:30-6:30 - Ashanti Alston - Flyer here
Ashanti Alston was the Northeast regional coordinator for Critical Resistance, is a former member of both the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and was a political prisoner for over 12 years. Currently, he is a member of Estacion Libre, a people of color Zapatista support group, as well as a board member for the Institute for Anarchist Studies. Mr. Alston also authors the zine Anarchist Panther. He recently spent 6 months in Chiapas with the EZLN. More info here, talk on black anarchism, more audio here .

Please RSVP - if you are planning on attending, please drop us an email at encuentro-registration (at)

against the border and racism
against capitalism and empire
for freedom of movement, dignity and autonomy

Oradores, talleres, foros, accion directa, hacer medios, estrategia, teoria.

contra la frontera y racismo
contra el capitalismo y imperio


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