cleveland anarchist black cross: a cry for Reciprocity! mentorships, letter writing campaigns and liasons of revolutionary love.
cleveland anarchist black cross formulated a process aimed at preventing a
silo effect upon our collective. We're in an inchoate stage of developing
mentorship & liaison modules. The aim is effective use of contacts,
resources and nurturing the collective as a whole through engendering
collaborative milieus external and internal. Some of this might take place
as successful letter writing campaigns, security culture, team cognitives
and implementing CORE VALUES.
We take a HARD LINE ON ALL FORMS OF RAPE CULTURE, we are UNEQUIVOCALLY
Militantly ANTI-TRANS-PHOBIC, ANTI-HOMOPHOBIC, ARDENTLY REVOLUTIONARY
Feminist and WHOLLY ANTI WHITE SUPERMACIST IN ALL FORMS.
Stabilization of neophytes in retention and recruitment. Identify
appropriate delivery systems. We embrace an emphasis on females, queers
people of color asians, latinos, africans and disporians or bi-racial but
not to exclusion of any one else. We challenge any one's requisite
experience to be a mentor, liason or resource.
"Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment
but feel I could do the job far better myself. Perhaps I should advise
would-be enemies to send me their grievances beforehand, with full
assurance that they will receive my every aid and support. I have even
secretly longed to write, under a pen name, a merciless tirade against
myself." - Jorge Luis Borges, (autobiographical essay, 1970).
"Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I
thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch
of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings
of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and
tears looms but the horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years
find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with
punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my
soul." - Invictus by William Ernest Henley
"If we must die--let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an
inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their
mock at our accursed lot. If we must die--oh, let us nobly die, So that
our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet
the common foe; though far outnumbered, let us show us brave, and for
their thousand blows deal one deathblow! What though before us lies the
open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, pressed to
the wall, dying, but fighting back!" - If We Must Die by Claude McKay
CLEVELAND ANARCHIST BLACK CROSS MISSION STATEMENT:
The operative paradigm is no compromise! Non-negotiable, irreconcilable,
against the dominant culture of deep-seated racism, poisonous
commodification, and rampant alienation. We are militantly anti-racist,
pro-feminist, pro-lbtq, revolutionary GREEN animal liberarationists and
We repudiate the vantage points of the so-called "elite." We confirm the
interconnection of agony, misery & drudgery, particularly experienced by
our sisters and brothers on lockdown in pure living hell! We do not seek
to reify or commodify political prisoners, prisoners of war, super max, or
the prison industrial complex.
We hold ourselves accountable to the last breath in our bodies; to strike
as many death blows against all vestiges of authority. We are immersed in
historical and material realities of black codes, fugitive slave laws, the
convict lease system, racist and homophobic paddy rollers i.e. police,
etc. The current day sweatshops, super-stores, and prison (death) camps
are a stark reminder, an iron fist, that reverberates here and now the
realities of slave-labor, plantations, and the unbearable industrialized
factory work that followed; the Parchman Farms, Alcatraz', Devil's
Islands, and countless others.
This membership, as an affinity, is open to those who passionately despise
the status quo. In particular to revolutionary anarchists, queer people,
people of color, women, prisoners, and the oppressed. We also seek those
who are scorching, unrelenting, unforgiving, with selfless and
love-inspired determination and revolutionary drive, who at every waking
moment live with the intent on the demise of the sadistic, depraved,
wholesale slaughtering, mass murdering wicked amoeba that is modern
globalized fascist-consumerist society! You are welcome with revolutionary
principles and revolutionary peace.
We also invite you to work on programs; letter writing, fund raising, self
publishing, and building revolutionary info. distro's and meeting places.
We have numerous contacts as well as ourselves for revolutionary
Much love to all sisters & brothers, political prisoners & prisoners of
war and the wrongfully convicted!!!
po box 606235
Cleveland Ohio 44106