[act-ma] 12/18 Stopping War at the Point of Production

johnbrown at riseup.net johnbrown at riseup.net
Mon Dec 8 09:01:57 PST 2008

Thursday December 18th, 7-9:30pm
"Stopping War at the Point of Production"
A presentation on a a new participatory strategy to directly disrupt war
and occupation
encuentro 5
33 Harrison Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02111
Featuring a presentation by Dave Strano, organizer, Disrupt! Lake City

Frustrated with sign holding and marching in circles? Want to make a
direct impact on the US war effort?

The US led war in Iraq has been raging for nearly six years, wars of
occupation for centuries before that. While the current US anti-war
movement continues to utilize public vigils and aims at portraying the
truth to those in power, we find one thing to remain clear: those in power
have a concrete understanding of their role in a global military
industrial complex.

As people opposed to war, occupation and state sponsored terrorism, we
understand the role that logistical support operations play in
perpetuating the US war effort - at home and abroad. While
counter-recruitment campaigns, port resistance actions, and physical
attacks on military infrastructure have all targeted some of these
logistical frameworks, the ammunition supply line has been fairly ignored.

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 against war and occupation since the U.S. invasion of Kosovo in
1999. He has been an active organizer in counter-recruitment campaigns,
and a involved with multiple shutdowns of military recruitment centers in
the Lawrence and Kansas City area and other direct actions against the
military-industrial complex. Currently, he focuses most of his time on
organizing in white working class communities against war, militarism,
racism, and white supremacy.

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