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Street Medic/ine Training at Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013

Southwest Earth First!

From Wild Roots Feral Futures:

Wild Roots Feral Futures is very excited to announce a 2.5-day Street Medic training at this year’s WRFF, taught by members of Chicago Action Medical (CAM), Mutual Aid Street Medics (MASM), and Finger Lakes Action Medics (FLAME).

Register for the Street Medic/ine Training now!

National first aid systems in most of the world came out of the medical corps of popular and liberation movements in the 1950s and 1960s. This was also true in the United States, where street medics were operating and training in Mississippi and New York City at least four years before Maryland established the first statewide EMS program.

Street medics are an international informal community who have provided medical support during the last half-century of protests, direct actions, uprisings, and militarized natural disaster aftermaths. Becoming a member of the street medic community involves completing a 20-28 hour training, working at…

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Durango Food Not Bombs: Weekly meals starting again!

Durango Food Not Bombs

FNB TableHello friends! Finally, Spring has arrived, and it’s time for Durango Food Not Bombs to resume our weekly meal (weather permitting), every Sunday afternoon starting at 1PM in Iris Park, 1235 Camino Del Rio, by the river across the pedestrian bridge from the skateboard park. Our first meal of the season will take place on Sunday, April 14th!

Contact for more info or to get involved, and as always, potluck dishes are welcome. See you in the park!

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Food Not Lawns! Seed & Plant Exchange

Durango Food Not Bombs

seed swap 2013

Join Durango Food Not Bombs & friends for a seed & plant exchange from 4-8PM on Monday, April 15th at our community garden, next to the alley on 2nd Street between 6th & 7th Avenue.

Bring seeds, cuttings or transplants to share and trade! Organic, GMO-free only please!

Contact us at for more information.fnb community garden map

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Announcing Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013!

Southwest Earth First!

Wild Roots Feral Futures 2013

“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.”

5th Annual Direct Action, Eco-Defense, & Rewilding Encampment in the Wild Rockies of Southwest Colorado, June 15-23, 2013

UPDATE! Online fundraiser has gone live!

(exact location to be determined)

Greetings from the occupied Nuchu (Ute) territories of Turtle Island, colonially known as the “American Southwest”!

We are very happy to announce that, for the 5th year running, the Wild Roots Feral Futures (WRFF) eco-defense, direct action, and rewilding encampment will take place in the forests of Southwest Colorado this coming June, 2013. WRFF is an informal, completely free and non-commercial, and loosely organized camp-out operating on (less than a) shoe-string budget, formed entirely off of donated, scavenged, or liberated supplies and sustained through 100% volunteer effort. Though we foster a collective communality and pool resources, we encourage total self-sufficiency (which we find to be the very source…

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Join us for a special costumed Halloween Critical Mass bike parade on Wednesday, October 31st. Meet at 5:30PM in Buckley Park, on the corner of 12th Street & Main Avenue in Durango. We ride at 6! Please spread the word, send out invites, share and repost, and most of all, rally your friends and come ride! See you in the streets!

Critical Mass is an event cities around the world where bicyclists and, less frequently, unicyclists, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse.

While the ride was originally founded with the idea of drawing attention to how unfriendly the city was to bicyclists, the leaderless structure of Critical Mass makes it impossible to assign it any one specific goal. In fact, the purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets.

Critical Mass rides are self-organized, non-commercial and non-competitive, and they operate with diffused and informal decision-making, independent of leaders. They are mostly unofficial, foregoing permits and official sanction from municipal authorities.

Typically, only the meeting place, date, and time are fixed. In some cities, the route, finishing point, or attractions along the way may be planned ahead. Participants have differing purposes for the event, such as celebrating their choice of the bicycle for transportation, and enjoying car-free social time on city streets.

Zombies, monsters, ghouls, faeries, and other assorted Halloween creatures return to the streets of downtown Durango during the Witching Hour of All Hallows Eve (Midnight, Halloween) to reclaim the streets from the magic-less world and create and occupy space in which anything can happen.

All Halloween creatures are welcome.

Converge at Midnight at College (6th St.) & Main Ave. in Durango. March North up Main to 12th St. and back. (Remember, keep the crowd dense and tight, don’t get thinned out and dispersed! Stick together!)

Zombie after-parties and monster ragers to be announced by word of mouth during the march, so plan your own after-party and get crazy!

The Fun Liberation Front, is everywhere, is no where, is everyone, no one, and any one. Take up this name and liberate your day from wage-slavery, traffic cops, consumption, and boredom. See you in the streets.

(Disclaimer: This unpermitted and underground action has no leaders and no organizers. AnimasSubTerra is but a medium used to channel the netherworld, and is not responsible or accountable for the actions of the various underworld residents unleashed by the opening of this vortex and the casting of this spell.)

Bear Roots

During our recent trip to Nicaragua we had the opportunity to visit friends who are working to develop the Casa Grande Community Center in La Laguna in the state of Matagalpa.

La Laguna is a small community of indigenous Mataglapan people nestled into the lush mountains of north central Nicaragua.  This community has seen tremendous change from the years of the Somoza dictatorship in which their land was given to wealthy foreigners in order to develop the coffee industry.  During these times the people suffered immensely as their land and labor was exploited.  The Casa Grande, which is literally a very big house, was built by an Italian landowner in La Laguna during this era and it is a reminder of the vast inequality that was present.  It is mansion of a house with 10+ rooms in the middle of a community where most homes are a single room.


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Durango Food Not Bombs

Once again, Durango Food Not Bombs is pleased to be able to provide a free vegan evening meal at Turtle Lake Refuge’s Dandelion Festival, 2-9PM on May 19th in Rotary Park. Please join us & bring donations if you’re able!

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May Day potluck picnic & Really Really Free Market with Durango Food Not Bombs!

Durango Food Not Bombs

Because there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling than owning
Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buy
Because “free trade” is a contradiction of terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen

Have you ever picked up something you found on the sidewalk? Or saved your neighbor from throwing away something useful?

A Really Really Free Market is like a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. Have you ever brought one dish to a potluck and gone away with a full belly and a balanced meal? Everybody brings…

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Flyer: PDF (English/Español)

We’re seeking activities, workshops, skill shares, presentations, etc. to take place from Noon-4pm in Buckley Park on May Day, and/or after the march. Please post your ideas in the comments. Thanks!

Tentative schedule:

Noon-4pm: Picnic, Really Really Free Market, workshops, sign/banner making, ect. @ Buckley Park

3-4pm General Assembly @ Buckley Park

4-5pm: Rally @ Buckley Park

5pm-?: March down Main St. from Buckley

May Day is known the world over as International Workers Day, a day commemorating violence by police and strike-breakers against workers engaged in a general strike to bring about the 8 hour work day. This struggle was not the end goal for those who put their lives on the line in Chicago in 1886, but it was part of a broader aim of destroying the very means of our oppression— capital and the state. This war continues. So too the general strikes of 2012 will establish a decisive drive towards the materialization of a social force to be feared by bosses and politicians the world over.

It’s time to multiply – to become a global social force capable of attacking our enemies when and where it hurts and sustaining and defending each other in this transformative global moment; a force able to fight and win.

Previously, the ruling classes had slaves and indentured servants, forcing labor relations through brute force. Today they still have us as slaves and servants through wage labor and debt. At work, at home, at school or in prison we organize to become a collective force able to determine our own futures.

May Day Worldwide General Strike 2012 (May 1st)

Occupy May Day – General Strike

Occupy May Day

Student Walkout – May 1st

Strike Everywhere! Global General Strike

Occupy May 1st General Strike

In most European countries, May 1st is traditionally a ‘Workers’ day – a day of Labor Solidarity, and a public holiday. In Los Angeles, it’s a day to celebrate and march in support of im/migrant rights. In protest against the corruption of the worldwide marketplace, which has led to illegal foreclosures, mass unemployment, low wages, high taxes and a penalization of all those who do not own the ‘1%’ of the world’s resources, and in solidarity with the im/migrant movements of May 1st, OLA decided to declare May 1st, 2012 a People’s General Strike. Instead of calling upon unionized Labor to make a specific demand (illegal under Taft-Hartley), OLA is calling upon the people of Los Angeles and the United States of America to take this day away from school and the workplace, so that their absence makes their displeasure with this corrupt system be known.

On December 19th, 2011, Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly consented upon the following statement:

“Occupy LA supports in principle a General Strike on May 1, 2012, for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights, and calls for the building of a broad coalition to make that a reality.”

Occupations across the world have made similar calls for a General Strike, or day of economic disruption, in direct response to Occupy Los Angeles, or through a synchronicity of thought, a buzzing hive mind that feels the need to express solidarity with movements and people throughout the world who honor May Day and see this years expression of that as our next major step.

How can I participate?

If you are part of unionized labor, and your contract is up for negotiation, you can officially strike on May 1st. If you are not – call in sick. Take a holiday. Don’t show up to school. March with us, or join in one of the many events that will be taking place on May 1st, either in the day or in the evening. Block parties, rallies, protests, marches, family BBQ’s – this is a day when we take a stand against the way the system has enslaved us and burdened us with unmanageable debt, incredibly long working weeks, unfeasibly expensive healthcare — by taking a day for ourselves, being human again, spending time with our families and friends. Our bosses dictate everything to us — but not our holiday. The holiday of the working class, the 99%.

If you can’t participate on #M1GS, you can contribute in other ways. Spread the word. Poster your neighborhood. Help form Strike Committees in the workplace. Agitate. Tweet. Like. Donate here (Occupy Los Angeles) to help us get the word out, for logistics — and for TENTS.