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Denver: RAIM Organizational and Educational Meeting

Please join us on Sunday, March 6th at 5pm for a RAIM organizational and educational meeting. We will be discussing numerous topics, including planning for upcoming events and campaigns. Please RSVP and let us know if you want to add anything to the agenda.


-Introductions (5 mins)
-News items (10-20 min)
-Discussion on RAIM Strategy (10-15 minutes)
-Planning for events (30 mins)
-Study group intro discussion and assignments (15-30 mins)

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In case you haven’t noticed…

We’ve begun posting only @ (tell your friends)…

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Lowkey- Obamanation

Check out this  music video from UK rapper, Lowkey:


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Video: Immigration Check Point

We at RAIM support the crackdown on all these damn illegal Europeans.

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Movie Review: Shutter Island

Movie Review: Shutter Island (Martin Sorsese, 2010)


[spoiler warning]

Shutter Island, the cinematic thriller by director, Martin Scorsese, adapted from a novel by Dennis Lehane, presents a choice between two narratives. Reality is skewed in the movie. Tension unfolds in an purposeful, ambiguous way, forcing the audience to choose between reality and delusion, normalcy and ‘insanity.’

–Plot Summary–

The story takes place in 1954, during the Cold War. World War II veteran and US Marshall, Teddy Daniels, (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner, Chuck Aule, (Mark Ruffalo) go to the Ashecliff Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), a patient who seems to have vanished from a locked room. Dr. John Cawley (Ben Kingsley), the head psychiatrist, explains that Rachel was institutionalized after drowning her three children. She believes, however, she is still at home and her children are still alive. Dr. Cawley refuses to share any of the patients’ files and implies Rachel may be dead. The island is surrounded by steep, jagged cliffs and crashing waves, the nearby lighthouse was already searched and a heavy storm is rolling in. However, inside Rachel’s room, Teddy finds a hidden note with the message “who is 67?” The meaning is unclear and Teddy begins investigating further.

That night, early in the movie, Teddy has a dream about his wife, Dolores (Michelle Williams), who died in a fire two years before. In the dream, Dolores tells Teddy that Rachel is still on the island as well as Andrew Laeddis, the man who started the fire that killed her.

The next morning, Teddy interviews patients from Rachel’s group therapy sessions. While Teddy’s partner is briefly away, one seemingly ‘normal’ patient writes him a note that says “RUN.” Shortly after, Teddy tells his partner, Chuck, the real reason why he’s investigating Ashecliffe. According to Teddy, Andrew Laeddis, the arsonist who killed his wife, got off for the death. A year later, Teddy says he saw a newspaper article in which Laeddis was found to have burnt down a school and sent to Ashecliff, where he vanished. Chuck asks Teddy what he intends to do once he finds Andrew Laeddis and mentions killing him. Teddy explains he’s had enough of death and recalls his traumatic part in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, including an extra-legal mass execution of the Nazi guards. Instead, Teddy says, he wants to find out the truth. From a colleague he heard that Ashecliff was funded by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Teddy says he met a former patient, a student named George Noyce (Jackie Earle Hawley), who killed three people after being at Ashecliff for a year. Teddy thinks the staff is conducting experiments on the human mind. He tells to his partner he’s there to find proof, go back to the mainland and expose it. His partner says they should be careful and agrees something isn’t right about the place. “What if they wanted you here?” Chuck asks Teddy. They agree to find the proof and get off the island.

Back at the hospital, Teddy walks into a conversation between Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring (Max von Sydow), the chief of staff at the hospital, about how they should prepare the violent patients of Ward C in the event the electricity goes down during the storm. Teddy notes Dr. Naehring is German, implying he was a Nazi recruited through the Office of Strategic Services. Through briefly listening to the conversation, Teddy picks up on the fact that there are 66 patients at the hospital. Remembering the note he found in Rachel Solando’s room, Teddy asks the hospital administration who Rachel thought the 67th patient was. Cawley claims he doesn’t know but says Rachel was found near the lighthouse  Teddy can ask her himself, Dr. Cawely says.

During the interview, Rachel has no recollection of being missing. She still thinks her life is normal. Teddy is introduced to her as a police officer who’s investigating ‘communist subversives passing out literature.’ She claims Teddy is her husband and embraces him, but shortly after becomes upset, stating that her husband is dead and shouting, ‘who the fuck are you?’

After interviewing Rachel, Teddy’s dreams continue. At Dachau, a young girl who is seen throughout Teddy’s visions tells him, “you should have saved me, you should have saved all of us.” Teddy briefly talks to Laeddis and his partner, Chuck, before finding Rachel and helping her re-drown her children. He supposedly wakes up and has another delusion: his dead wife, Dolores, walks in the room and tells him Laeddis is still alive and on the island. She tells Teddy to find Laeddis and kill him.

Teddy wakes up and due to the storm, many of the patients have escaped. Teddy and his partner decide to go to Ward C to investigate. There Teddy gets separated from his partner but runs into George Noyce, the former patient of Ashecliff Teddy had previously interviewed. Noyce tells Teddy the whole thing is a game and says he’s afraid of going to the lighthouse.

Teddy tries to go to the lighthouse, but high-tide prevents him. Instead, Teddy discovers a cave and to his surprise the real Rachel Solando (Patricia Clarkson). She explains she was a doctor at Ashecliff who was institutionalized after questioning shipments of psychotropic drugs and experimental surgeries. She says she was called insane: “reasonable protests are called acts of denial.” According to Solando, mind control experiments are being conducted at Ashecliff to create ghost agents for the Cold War. Rachel warns Teddy the same may be happening to him, but kicks him out of the cave for fear the staff will find her when they come looking for him.

After entering the lighthouse, Teddy finds Dr. Cawley and the plot twist is revealed: Cawley says Teddy is Andrew Laeddis. Cawley tells the protagonist he has been at Ashecliff for two years, ever since killing his wife after she drowned their three children. ‘Teddy Daniels,’ ‘Rachel Solando’ and the investigation is all a delusion he’s created to avoid the painful truth. Chuck appears, claiming to be Teddy’s primary care physician, Dr. Sheehan, the man previously thought to be Rachel Solando’s vacationing physician. Dr. Cawley displays a picture of the young girl from Teddy’s dreams, and tells him it’s his daughter. Cawley says they’ve been unsuccessful in getting him to accept reality with the treatments they’ve tried. Cawley says they let him play out his detective fantasy with the hopes it would bring him back to reality without ‘relapsing’ into believing he’s Teddy again, as had previously happened. “You’ve been running around this place for two days. Where are the Nazi experiments?” Cawley asks. Speaking in humanitarian terms, Cawley says he hopes this therapy will be a breakthrough in psychiatry, one which will forgo the need for more drastic measures. If Teddy doesn’t come to terms with the fact that he’s really Andrew Laeddis, the next step will be to give him a lobotomy.

Distraught, at first the protagonist denies it but then has another vision, this time seeing Dr. Cawley’s scenario play out: an alcoholic with a manic-depressant wife, he comes home to find his three children drowned and shoots his wife, Dolores. He thinks he is Andrew Laeddis and not Teddy Daniels. He believe Cawley’s story.

In the last scene, the protagonist appears to have ‘reset,’ again thinking he’s Teddy Daniels investigating disappearances at the hospital. Dr. Sheehan, who is sitting next to the protagonist, quietly shakes his head while looking at Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring, themselves watching anxiously. The movie ends in a moment of high drama. Before going with the staff for experimental brain surgery in the lighthouse, the protagonist looks at his ‘partner’ and asks, “which is worse, to live as a monster or die as a good man?”


In Scorsese’s Shutter Island, the audience is forced to choose between two narratives. Is the movie a fiction about Teddy Daniels, a US Marshall who, after investigating Cold War-era, mind control experiments on Shutter Island, falls into an elaborate conspiracy in which he becomes a victims of such experiments? Or, was the story an elaborate fantasy of Andrew Laeddis, who killed his wife two years previously and created the delusion of Teddy Daniels to shield himself from the truth?

During the period in which the movie is set, the Office of Strategic Services and CIA did experiment with drugs such as LSD on US and Kanadian citizens, recruiting Nazi scientists to do so. Through MK-Ultra, the US government secretly sought to implant thoughts and memories and to control the mind, hoping to create agents for Cold War operations.

From the movie’s opening scene we notice something is amiss. Daniels wakes up ill on a ferry to Shutter Island.  He can’t find his cigarettes and is given one by his new partner who he’s meeting for the first time. Throughout the movie, we see Daniels smoking other people’s cigarettes and taking medicine and beverages the faculty at the institution give him. He goes to Shutter Island specifically to investigate mind control experiments and possible connections with HUAC and Amerika’s Cold War policy. Unfortunately for him, he finds what he’s looking for.

Scorsese’s ambiguity, i.e. that he can make the audience question what is real and make them think Daniels may be Laeddis, is a testament to the ongoing delusion of Amerikans today. The choice Sorsese’s offers in the movie translates into real life. Is there something sinister underneath Amerika’s facade; or, is Teddy Daniels- an analogy for anyone who seriously questions and challenges Amerika’s dominant pretenses- abnormal in someway, unstable, delusional, paranoid, etc.? This is precisely the question one must answer while watching Shutter Island.

Like the scripted intrigue which ensnares Teddy, Amerika’s culture is a charade which both covers up for and reflects that which it ultimately serves. In the movie, Dr. Cawley frequently couches his work in ‘progressive’ pretenses even though he is an active accomplice to horrible crimes. Similarly, Amerika promotes itself as ‘progressive’ while simultaneously acting as the greatest global purveyor of violence, both direct and structural.

Teddy, the individual dissident, is pushed to accept a dominant narrative through immense social pressure. In Amerika however, such ‘programming’ isn’t the result of a well-coordinated conspiracy, but a function of imperialism: the bribery of empire’s citizens with stolen wealth.

For anti-imperialists, Teddy Daniels final words are compelling: “Is it better to live as a monster or die as a good man?” Perhaps this should not be taken as a literal choice between selling-out or dying in a blaze of moralistic glory. For us in the First World, being a monster and being perceived as a ‘good person’ are in many ways synonymous: both reflect acquiescence to the system. Thus, once we know the truth, the choice becomes different. Will we succumb to the pressures of First World society and play along, i.e. living as what we know to be a monster? Or, will we continue to inquire and resist, deny the system our active complicity and refuse to be a ‘good person’ by Amerika’s standards?


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Shout out to Palestine supporters at UC-Irvine

On February 8th, 2010, a bunch of troublemaking, Muslim students of the Unifarcity of Kalifornia disrupted a speech by the war-mongering Israeli ambassador to the US. RAIM-Denver applauds these friends of the oppressed. Victory to Palestine!


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Valentine for Amerika

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IDF Arrests Peaceful Resistance Organizers in West Bank

IDF Arrests Peaceful Resistance Organizers in West Bank


In a string of midnight raids, IDF forces have arrested several leaders of ‘civil society’ resistance in the West Bank. On December 9th in Nablus, Israeli forces snatched Wael Fahiq and Ziad Asalaos, both associated with secularism, non-violent community organizing and international outreach against Zionism.

Earlier in the year, Israel aided the Palestinian comprador party, Fatah, in wiping out Hamas and similar armed, Islamic resistance movements in the West Bank. This came after Hamas was elected as the majority party of the interim Palestinian government. Since 1947, the Israeli settler-state has seized most of the land and stripped Palestinians of basic civil rights. Today, Israel continues settlement on Palestinian land. Despite the odds against them, Palestinians still resist.

Revolutionaries support the struggles of Palestinians against imperialism and settler-occupation. This is not a liberal abstraction. Revolutionaries support those waging struggles and unity between various resisting forces. RAIM stands with Palestinians: we don’t see ourselves of having the luxury of a moral high ground. We support those on the ground, striking blows against the common enemy and building for greater resistance.

Israel, in its provocation and repression all Palestinian resistance, is creating a situation which will further unite Palestinians and hasten its own demise. RAIM and all those who support revolution must also work toward this end.


Letter by ‘secular humanist’ group, Tanweer, from Nablus:

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A Merry, Revolutionary X-Mass

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RAIM Global Digest # 5

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RAIM Digest 5 PDF


1,013 Afghan Civilians Killed in First Half of 2009

Pigs Deny Ward Churchill Job and Damages

Movie Review: The Rise of Cobra

Obama: More Troops, More Imperialism, More of the Same

Amerika’s Fierce Appetite

Movie Review: District 9

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RAIM-D Global Digest Issue 2

RAIM-D Global Digest Issue 2

Special Ward Churchill Issue
March 6th, 2009

Amerikans Support Escalation in Afghanistan
Joel Kovel Sacked For Opposing Zionism
Ben Whitmer: Why I Support Ward Churchill
RAIM-Denver/Ward Churchill Factoid

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RAIM-D Global Digest Issue 1

Issue 1 of the RAIM-D Global Digest is now available.

From the introduction, “…The RAIM-D Global Digest is the newsletter of the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement- Denver. Sent out no more than once a weeks, it features our reporting and analysis of global, national and local events and public announcements regarding the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement”

Introducing the RAIM-D Global Digest
Hamas Calls For International Justice Against U.S. and Isreal
Obama Signs Stimulus Package, Escalates War in Afghanistan
Anti-Racist Picnic Confronts Minutemen Racists
RAIM-Denver Archive Launched

Print out extras and get them out!

Next Issue: Ward Churchill

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RAIM-Denver Archive Launched

RAIM-Denver Archive

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John Brown Lynched By Amerika: We Will Not Forget


Today is the day that John Brown was hanged for fighting against United $nakes imperialism and cracker Amerika. Below is a short statement on his fight against imperialism from our friends at Monkey Smashes Heaven.

He will Make the Gallows Glorious like the Cross

by John Brown’s Ghost (

“I believe that to have interfered as I have done as I have always freely admitted I have done in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!” — John Brown’s statement after he was convicted.

Today, Dec. 2 2008, is the 149th anniversary of Comrade John Brown’s lynching by the United $nakes.

In 1859 John Brown led a small handful of men to raid the armoury at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia. With the weapons they would take, they would launch a people’s war against the United $nakes and create a new Black state. They would retreat into the mountains, and with their breech loading Sharps rifles they would ride onto the nearby plantations, liberate the slaves, recruit those who could fight — picking up more and more in a snowball effect, and send the rest to freedom on the underground railroad. With this they would destroy the United $nakes slaveocracy, and deal a serious blow to the U$ empire.

Sadly, Comrade Brown failed. He was surrounded in the armoury by local white oppressors. And when he tried to surrender, the crackers shot and killed those waving the white flag, one of whom was Brown’s son.

After his capture, Comrade Brown was put on trial for murder, conspiring with slaves to rebel, and treason against the state of Virginia. John Brown was found guilty on all three counts and was hanged on this day in 1859.

Today, John Brown is a hero to all Maoist-Third Worldists and all those fighting U$ imperialism. John Brown is a hero not just because he led a revolution against white amerika, he is a hero because he was of white amerika. Comrade Brown had no material interest in seeing slavery end or not. He just knew it was wrong. He knew “good-willed” white amerikans were never going to sacrifice what was necessary to end national oppression. He knew that only a handful of nation-traitors would join the cause, and the rest was up to the Black Nation itself.

Today on the day of his death, we should celebrate his life and his just cause. Of “Old Brown,” the poet William Dead Howells wrote:

Death kills not. In a later time,

(O, slow but all-accomplishing!)

Thy shouted name abroad shall ring,

Wherever right makes war sublime (1)



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Al-Qaida Weighs in on United $nakes Election Result! [update]

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet.

CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites. The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies.

Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

In al-Qaida’s first response to Obama’s victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — “house Negroes.”

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slaves.” But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as “house Negroes.”

The message also includes old footage of speeches by Malcolm X in which he explains the term, saying black slaves who worked in their white masters’ house were more servile than those who worked in the fields. Malcolm X used the term to criticize black leaders he accused of not standing up to whites.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the latest message was just “more despicable comments from a terrorist.”

The 11-minute 23-second video features the audio message by al-Zawahri, who appears only in a still image, along with other images, including one of Obama wearing a Jewish skullcap as he meets with Jewish leaders. In his speech, al-Zawahri refers to a Nov. 5 U.S. airstrike attack in Afghanistan, meaning the video was made after that date.

Al-Zawahri said Obama’s election has not changed American policies he said are aimed at oppressing Muslims and others.

“America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always,” the deputy of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden said.

He said Obama’s plan to shift troops to Afghanistan is doomed to failure, because Afghans will resist.

“Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them,” he said.

Al-Zawahri did not threaten specific attacks, but warned Obama that he was “facing a Jihadi (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see.”

He said Obama’s victory showed Americans acknowledged that President George W. Bush’s policies were a failure and that the result was an “admission of defeat in Iraq.”

But Obama’s professions of support for Israel during the election campaign “confirmed to the Ummah (Islamic world) that you have chosen a stance of hostility to Islam and Muslims,” al-Zawahri said.

By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF and LEE KEATH, Associated Press Writers

Note: Thanks to a friend for the Tip.

In response to this statement by Al-Qaida, Monkey Smashes Heaven asks, “Is Obama a house negro?”

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The Results Are In: Imperialism Wins!


Sadly, we at RAIM must conceed defeat in this years Pre$idential election.  Who knew that a bunch of parasites would vote for another parasite-in-chief. Well, there’s always 2012.  Until then our hope will have to rest on the Third World to rid itself of parasite amerika.

Of course, don’t count RAIM down for the count. We intend to continue to struggle with the Third World majority against oppression.

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Joe the Plumber Goes to Iraq! Update!

There is a new character in the Pre$idential campaign, Joe the Plumber. Joe is your typical amerikan trying to figure out which Butcher in Chief will give him a bigger share of the stolen wealth.

Unlike the mainstream media, who are in the tank for United $nakes imperialism, we hated Joe the Plumber long before it came out that he didn’t pay his taxes and isn’t a licensed Plumber.  We hated Joe for the same reason everybody else loves him, he’s a cracker amerikkkan pigging out on the Third World.

However, it has become a major issue in this campaign how the candidates are going to help the Joe the Plumber.  For RAIM, the answer is simple; tell that cracker to pack his bags, he’s got work to do.

If Joe is really a plumber, we’ll send him to Iraq to aid in rebuilding that countrys drinking water infrastructure. A drinking water system that has been destroyed by 17 years of the U$’s genocidal war against the people of Iraq.

This, of course, doesn’t apply only to Joe. All amerikans owe reparations all over the world.  We could send electrical engineers to bring electricity to rural India, or send doctors to treat AIDS in Africa.  There is no limit to what amerikans can do to begin paying reparations for over 400 years of imperialist atrocities. My friends, this is change that us mavericks at RAIM, hope for.

Update: Thanks to our Maoist-Third Worldist comrades at Shubel Morgan for the kick ass graphic.


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News That Happened While We Were Away

Some post-DNC happening:
*Colorado Indymedia posted an interview with Carlo Garcia, a Recreate 68 organizer who was illegally arrested by the Denver po-po during the DNC.

*Code Pink member Alicia Forrest was arrested the same day.  The cop who arrested her, Officer Scott “Back It Up Bitch!” Stewart, will not be charged.  Big surprise there, criminal pigs not getting justice.

*In the Pigs Will Be Pigs Department:

The Denver Pig Department distributed a T-shirt commemorating the DNC with the slogan “WE GET UP EARLY, to BEAT the crowds.”  It was given free to every Denver pig, and apparently piglets from other department are clamoring to buy one.  They say they distributed them after the DNC, but reports say po-po’s were wearing them under their storm trooper outfits during the convention.

There is an inevitable uproar on these shirts.  We concur with Tryworks that these shirts are simply Truth in Advertising.  After all, if the brutal Denver Pigs want to show they are brutal Denver Pigs, let’s not help them hide it. Tryworks has suggestions for other t-shirts.  RAIM may have some designs in the works too.

*Swift plant controversy.  Somali Muslim workers at Swift meat plants in Greeley and elsewhere are demanding break time during their shifts to celebrate Ramadan.  The last two years the ICE pigs raided Swift plants in a broader crackdown on migrants and deported several Mexican and Guatemalan workers.

A big part of Crackerdom that supports this repression argues that migrants take jobs that good Cracker Amerikans would otherwise take.  Well, migrants were deported, and who takes the jobs?  Somali migrants who happen to have guest worker passes.  Were not exactly taking sides with the new workers, as they benefited at the expense of other workers.  But this just shows that white Amerikans didn’t clamor for these jobs, so shut up and give back the land.

*Speaking of white settlers:

VP pick Sarah Palin was associated with a seperatist Alaskan group that wanted to break off from the U.$.  The same crackers who go gaga over a “reconquista” don’t have any problems when crackers want to secede from their glorious parasite nation.  Of course Alaska belongs to the native people there, so white people better start packing.

*More to come, stay tuned.

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Demonstration for Iran

Demonstration against threats towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.

West steps of the capitol building (Lincoln and Colfax)

Saturday, Aug 2nd


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Benefit for Visualized Film Fest

Benefit for Visualized Film Fest
Wed, July 23rd
Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway
featuring Asphodel, Pleistocene and Radical Knitting Circle
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Memorial Day: RAIM Remembers

We at RAIM recognize the need to memorialize those who have died in the past. However, we are not having Barbecues to memorialize the pig soldiers of Imperialist Amerika. We will spend our time on memorial day mourning the billions of people murdered by United Snakes imperialism over its bloody existence, and remembering the heroic Men, Women and Children who died in the fight against it.



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Immortal Technique: Third World

From his new album, dropping June 24th

Here is an excellent review from the Monkey Smashes Heaven blog:

reviewed by rwp (

Immortal Technique comes back blasting after a four-year hiatus. His new album/mixtape, The 3rd World, drops June 24th.

The latest single, which happens to be the title track, is pretty self-explanatory. One of the opening lines is “from where police brutality’s not half as nice, it makes the hood in Amerika look like paradise,” underscoring the stark contrast between the situation faced in the First-World and the Third-World. Tech describes the grim realities of the Third-World to his predominately-Western audience in jarring detail. He uses his place of birth as his frame of reference, prefixing lines with “where I’m from,” referring to Peru—his birthplace. He grew up in Harlem, New York.

It’s refreshing to hear something from Tech that doesn’t mention the Illuminati, George Bush or the word “faggot.” DJ Green Lantern’s cutting-edge production and Tech’s mesmerizing, lyrical wizardry combine to produce an agitational sucker punch. Musically, the track is in the top of its class. This will be a hit among hip-hop fans nationwide as Rock the Bells tour commences this summer.

There isn’t really anything negative to say about this particular track. Its calculated, tongue-in-cheek humor is impeccable and guaranteed to grab the attention of anyone within a listening distance. It’s very rare, if not unprecedented, that a rapper focuses his attention on the Third-World.

“Revolution will come where I’m from, the Third-World son” couldn’t be more correct. It is doubtful that Immortal Technique has a consistent, worked out view on the labor aristocracy, but, at times, his lyrics are internationalist. This is definitely a notch above the Amerika-first, chauvinist current in the Amerikan so-called left. For the same reasons, this song is a notch above Tech’s previous work.

Tech also addresses neo-colonial, comprador rulers in the Third World. Just because Third World states are led by non-Whites does not mean that Whites aren’t still pulling the strings. Third World states have nominal independence. In reality, they are controlled by imperialist capital:

“They might even have a Black president but he’s useless because he does not even control the economy, stupid.”

This is the best material from Immortal Technique yet.

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ZAPATISTA play today

Our word is our weapon!
¡Nuestra palabra es nuestra arma!

A bilingual play by Teatro Milagro

Thursday, May 1st, 1 PM
St. Cajetans
Auraria Campus

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc, in collaboration with Metro State Student Student Activities and The University of Colorado  – Denver are proud to present ZAPATISTA, the story of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos and the Zapatista National Liberation Army.  This intriguing tale shares the struggles and successes of the man behind the mask who, in his fight for human rights, proves that the spoken word is a powerful implement for social change.  ZAPATISTA will perform for one day only in St Cajetans at 1 PM on the Auraria Campus.  For more information contact Jose Guardiola of the Sigma Lambda Beta’s at 720-629-2368.

From the mountains of Mexico’s southeast, a small band of Zapatistas made their first strike at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, 1994.  With the help of the Internet, news media and hundreds of international NGOs, their struggle still continues for indigenous rights, territorial rights, women’s rights, everything for every oppressed group that is willing to stand up for their beliefs.  “I am Mayan in San Cristobal, gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa — any human being in this world who is exploited, marginalized and oppressed, resisting and saying enough! ¡Ya basta!”

In this exciting new work, Gilberto Martin del Campo, noted actor from Mexico, plays the role of Marcos.  Omar Vargas, 8-year veteran of the Milagro troupe, plays the role of his principal Mayan cultural advisor, Don Antonio.  Jorge Madrid, from Honduras, plays the role of the Zapatista leader Comandante Tacho.  Dañel Malan, company Artistic Director, plays Comandante Ana Maria.  Milagro’s signature mural is designed and painted by Jesus Kobe from Oaxaca.

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Events this weeks:

Beyond Chicanismo Presents….

Madeleine Albright Protest. Flyer pdf here.

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Beyond Chicanismo: 40 years of radical activism

Don’t miss it.


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Beyond Chicanismo Presents

Beyond Chicanismo Presents: The Continuing Movement for Farmworker Justice: Tomatoes, Human Rights and Fast-Food Fights.

DATE: Tuesday, April 1st

TIME: 11:30 am

PLACE: Auraria Campus-Tivoli Room 440

WHO: Romeo Ramirez from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Recipient of the 2003 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award-and Marc Rodriguez from the Student/Farmworker AllianceWHAT: An engaging presentation about the struggle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to end modern-day slavery and sweatshop conditions in Florida agriculture and hold the fast-food industry accountable.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by: Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza, MEChA de Auraria and the Denver Fair Food Committee.

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International: $300 Million from Venezuela to Colombian Rebels a Fake

Do you believe this?

This past weekend, Colombia invaded Ecuador, killed a guerrilla chief in the jungle, opened his laptop – and what did the Colombians find? A message to Hugo Chavez that he’s sent the FARC guerrillas $300 million – which they’re using to obtain uranium to make a dirty bomb!

That’s what George Bush tells us. And he got that from his buddy, the strange right-wing President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe.

So: After the fact, Colombia justifies its attempt to provoke a border war as a to stop the threat of WMDs! Uh, where have we heard that before?

The US press snorted up this line about Chavez’ $300 million to “terrorists” quicker than the young Bush inhaling Colombia’s powdered export.

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Upcoming Anti-War Protests

Boulder: Saturday, 15th. Rally at 11 a.m. at the Main Branch, Boulder Public Library Lawn (Canyon between 9th and Broadway), followed by a march.

Denver: Sunday, 16th. Rally at 1:30 at the West Steps of the State Capitol.

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Saves us the trouble of jumpin’ him in.

Saves us the trouble of jumpin’ him in.

Amerikkkans blow up kittens in Iraq.

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Beyond Chicanismo talk at MSCD







WHO:    Simón Sedillo is a community based human rights film-maker whose work has centered on placing skills, cameras and editing equipment in the hands of communities in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation. Sedillo has spent the last 6 years documenting and teaching community based video documentation in indigenous communities in Oaxaca, in immigrant communities in the US, and with youth of color across the US.

In Oaxaca, Sedillo has been working with The Committee Organized in Defense of the People’s Rights (CODEP), and The Oaxacan Popular Magonista Antineoliberal Coordination (COMPA), both predecessors of APPO (the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly). Sedillo collaborated with the Austin Independent Media Center and COMPA on the 2005 production of “El Enemigo Comun”, which documents the birth of COMPA and its resistance to paramilitary activity in Oaxaca from 2001 – 2005. In March of 2007, Sedillo facilitated the co-production of “El Machete- La Lucha por el Poder Popular” a documentary showing the day to day struggles for land, water, crops and transportation, filmed and edited by indigenous women and youth from Oaxaca. Sedillo’s work in Oaxaca has contributed to the liberation of 21 political prisoners, and has continued to support several international human rights campaigns.

Today Sedillo shares some experiences and perspective for international audiences in the US and Europe, on the local and global implications of the Oaxacan people’s struggle. Through lectures, workshops, and screenings Sedillo helps open a powerful space for dialogue on the effects of neoliberalism on indigenous communities in Oaxaca, immigrant communities around the world, and communities of color in the US. Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo’s work has contributed to a growing network of community based media activism whose primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about popular community based resistance and the collective construction of horizontal networks of popular power.

WHAT:    A discussion on Challenging International Solidarity: Alternative Media, Human Right’s, and Self-Determination.




DATE & TIME:    THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008. 11:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by: Conscious Journey, Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza,

and the MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies.

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Troublemakers cause trouble

Troublemakers cause trouble on stupid tuesday:









Who the hell is responsible for this chaos?

Photos taken in late morning rush hour, tuesday..


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Anarchist National Liberation

US, Anarchist People of Color National/Inter-Regional Gathering 2008

Date Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:32:10

A couple of individuals from New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles met informally and wanted to propose a national/inter-regional gathering for Anarchist People of Color. —- This is just a draft proposal, it is not the final say in how this shit is going to happen or what’s going to happen at it. — This is being put out to initiate some discussion around this idea. — This conference will be a serious gathering to strategize, dialogue, plan, follow through, and create the foundation for real solidarity and revolutionary movement throughout different regions. — Nothing has been set for the conference so that is why I’m putting this out there to people. There are some initial ideas that need to be built on. The conference will be taking place in the summer or sometime in the fall, but needs to happen as soon as we can pull it together.It is a crucial time in history and their is important organizing we are all doing and need to be doing. We need to support each other in our work and help each other strategize. Hopefully this can be the first step to building the foundation for a revolutionary movement. Among the topics that are proposed…

-Building Black and Brown Unity!!! The work that we need to be doing, the
responsibility that we have to do this. We must go beyond just talking about it.
This is a key question in building unity amongst all colonized people.

-National Liberation — Our position in supporting National Liberation in the
process of creating autonomy and self-determination of colonized people

-Class Struggle within APOC — who is APOC and why we have nothing in common
with sell-outs

-Political Prisoners, our role as anarchist people of color in this movement.

-Follow through from the first APOC conference

-Popular Education and other strategies for organizing in our communities

-EZLN and Magonismo: other movements in Latin America and the third world

-Creating New models of organizing

-Indigenismo and anarcha-indigenism

-Our experiences as anarchist people of color and supporting each other, having
solidarity and building

-The intersection of gender and sexuality to race and class

-Building APOC as a revolutionary movement

others… etc (these are all still proposals)

We want to get a good core group of committed people who want to help make this
happen discuss this seriously to make it happen.

There were proposals for cities/states/regions: Los Angeles, Minnesota, Colorado

The city/collective in the city will have to help coordinate space, housing,
food, etc.

Each city will have to do some fundraising to send people and for general funds.
Hopefully we can also raise money to help other cities with limited resources.

Lets discuss this seriously, and make this happen.
A – I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
By, For, and About Anarchists
A-infos-en mailing list

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“Take Back” MLK Day March

There is an alternative march to the Trickenlooper-approved State Farm commercial (The MLK Day “Marade”) going down on Monday Jan 21st. Organizers are billing this as a march in celebration of ideals the MLK Jr. upheld. RAIM-Denver will be there doing our thing.

Gather at the water fountain in City Park (near 18th and Detroit) at 9:00 am.

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Justice on the Border: Minutemen, Militarization, and Deaths on the Migrant Trail

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights/AFSC, the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center , and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Proudly Presents:

Ray Ybarra – Justice on the Border: Minutemen, Militarization, and Deaths on the Migrant Trail

6:00 PM ~ Monday, January 14h, 2008!

Join us Monday, 6:00 PM, January 14th, 2008 as Ray Ybarra shares his work along the border.  Ray Ybarra is a human rights activist, writer, filmmaker, photographer, and public speaker. Born in Douglas , AZ , Ybarra’s mother was born just a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta , Sonora .

Ybarra co-wrote and co-produced with AFSC the award-winning documentary, “Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border,” was instrumental in bringing about a major civil rights lawsuit against one of the vigilantes, and created and coordinated the Legal Observer Project during the Minutemen’s operations. He has trained hundreds of volunteers and spent months following the Minutemen as they patrolled along the U.S.-Mexico Divide.

Ybarra has written about and given numerous talks on vigilantism, the militarization of the border and the growing immigrant’s rights movement at numerous universities including Stanford, Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and to community groups from Washington to Iowa . In addition to receiving awards for his commitment to social justice, Ybarra has testified in front of local and state bodies as well as having his work quoted at the United Nations. Ybarra is frequently quoted in both the national and international media and his work has been profiled in the Intelligence Report, Stanford Lawyer, and in a documentary that premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, ‘Crossing Arizona.’

Ybarra spent a year volunteering at a migrant center in Agua Prieta , Sonora , Mexico assisting with cleaning, preparing food, and conducting human rights discussions amongst the migrants.

Ybarra attended Cochise Community College in Douglas , AZ and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2002 and from Stanford Law School in 2007.

Topics covered

    * Immigration * The Humanitarian Crisis on the Border * Vigilantism * How Average Citizens can help stop the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Community Room, Denver , CO , for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

 If you would like more information about this skill share and or would like to request or propose a training, please ask at any time.   Email , Jordan T. Garcia at jgarcia@afsc. org or call 303.623.3464

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For The Kids Who Refuse To Take Amerika’s Shit Anymore!

Millions of Dead Cops – I Remember

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