Olympia Washington / We Are an Image From the Future // U.S.A Tour 2010

March 28, 2010

It was a nice sunny afternoon in Olympia, a city with hippy atmosphere, so-called “progreesive” univeristies, drop out kids in the streets and high tense drug use problems…Our talk in Last Word bookshop [http://lastwordblog.blogspot.com/] about the Greek isurrectionary anarchist space and the social revolt in Greece created a meeting point for many different people expressing their questions and share with us their visions for political, social and cultural organizing.  The Anarchist space in Olympia is young and ready to blossom… Among them, the revolutionary artists from the hip-hop group Thought Crime Collective
 [ http://www.myspace.com/thoughtcrimecollective ], maybe one of the most important political hip hop bands on this planet today…Many people we met were participating in very interesting projects…The Free Radio Olympia is an unlicensed, direct action micropower radio station broadcasting at 100 watts on 98.5 FM in Olympia, Washington, Cascadia that have been on the air since March 2001. FRO is committed to providing a service to the community by creating access to the airwaves and bringing unregulated, uncensored media to the listeners in the spirit of free speech and freedom of the press.  http://www.frolympia.org/ ]Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing a strong community by empowering people and growing good food.They grow inspired, self-confident and community-minded youth through educational and employment opportunities. [http://www.goodgrub.org/index.php/page/show/home ].

Thet Media Island International is a resource and networking center for individuals, organizations, and movements working on Social Justice, Economic Democracy, Ecological Sustainability, and Peace.They gather, evaluate, and distribute underpublished information on critical issues at strategic times.
 [ http://www.mediaisland.org/ ]. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Consortium is a group of dreamers in the Evergreen college that offers a good example for a conspiracy organizing cultural group inside the university [http://www.evergreen.edu/activities/groups/m-s]. GenderJam also is a not-for-profit radical community event. They recognize that we live in a society full of power imbalances along lines of race, class,gender, sex, sexuality, age, physical ability, size and other diverse identities and they celebrate the difference through festivals, parties, workshops and cultural organizing based on GenderJam [http://olyladiyfest.wordpress.com/]

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