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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Thurs May 15th Anti-capitalist Community Action (ACA) General Meeting

Anti-capitalist Community Action (ACA) General Meeting

Time: Thursday May 15 @ 7PM
Place: Room 101, Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Elgin Street

All are welcome!


What is ACA?

Anti-capitalist Community Action (ACA) is an Ottawa and Gatineau based 
group focusing on local struggles and global struggles against capitalism 
and imperialism. ACA works in solidarity with other groups such as the 
Ottawa Coalition Against the Tories (OCAT) and TAO Communications.  We 
support a diversity of tactics and we have adopted the hallmarks of the 
Peoples' Global Action <http://www.agp.org>.

Basis of Unity

As a starting framework, ACA has adopted the People's Global Action* 
hallmarks as our basis of unity:

1.  A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all 
trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive 

2.  We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination 
including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious 
fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human 

3.   A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can 
have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organizations, in which 
transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;

4.  A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social 
movements' struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect 
for life and oppressed peoples' rights, as well as the construction of 
local alternatives to global capitalism.

5.  An organizational philosophy based on decentralization and autonomy.

Some of ACA's Projects

We have a number of projects you can get involved with:

* Direct Action Casework Ottawa. We are working on developing a program of 
direct action casework to prevent deportations and evictions. This strategy 
has been used successfully by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. Direct 
action gets the goods!

* Popular Education. We are doing a series of Free Schools, talks and 
workshops to educate the public and ourselves about the issues which 
concern us.

* Copwatch. Street level monitoring of police treatment of the homeless and 
vulnerable members of our society. Help us document and stop police 
brutality in Ottawa.

* Latin American Solidarity. We will be building links with the local Latin 
American community as well as connecting with anti-capitalist struggles 
throughout the hemisphere.

* Housing Issues. ACA was one of the groups responsible for the squat 
action at 246 Gilmour Street. More militant housing actions are planned for 
the future.

Anti-capitalist Community Action / Action Communautaire Anti-capitaliste 
http://www.a-c-a.net    info@a-c-a.net    (613) 237-0730
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