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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Monday, October 9th, 7pm at SubRosa, Santa Cruz TroubleMakers presents Trouble #6: You Are Being Watched: Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance.


An ongoing mission for the Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is to provide tech-support for other individuals and groups with their screenings.  And such an opportunity arises...

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Monday, October 9th, 7pm
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave (downtown Santa Cruz)


Santa Cruz TroubleMakers presents Trouble #6: 

You Are Being Watched: 
Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance. 

Join us for a screening and facilitated discussion on Monday, October 9, 7:00 PM, at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.

Despite the unimaginable capacity for violence and coercion that they wield, states are far more vulnerable than they let on. This is not only true of the so-called “failed states” currently plagued by civil war and internal strife, but also the imperialist centers of global capitalism themselves. Their fatal weakness is built into their design; modern states are incredibly complicated and dynamic political constructions, yet at their core they remain what they have always been – vehicles of social organization aimed at facilitating the exploitation of the many, for the enrichment of the few. Without the active or passive consent of the many, the few are in serious trouble.

In order to seek out and manage threats to their legitimacy and authority, states invest a considerable amount of time, energy and resources towards the science of social control. This science, known as COIN or Counterinsurgency doctrine, is nothing less than a perpetual war, waged by states against their domestic populations. Their tactical repertoire spans the gamut from violence and covert assassination, to elections, community police liaisons, and the funding of pacifist non-profit groups. In addition to this, they pursue divide-and-rule strategies, relying on structural institutions such as nationalism, white supremacy, and hetero-patriarchy to fan the flames of reaction and keep us fighting amongst ourselves.

If revolutionaries hope to be successful in our efforts, it’s vitally important to understand the way our enemies view us, and the tactics and strategies that they will deploy against us. In this month’s episode of Trouble, anarchist media collective sub.Media interviews a number of individuals as they explain some of the main principles of counterinsurgency, and identify historical and contemporary examples of how they are put into practice.  https://www.facebook.com/events/82216724127830  

Sub.Media
SubRosa Community Space
Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In
Santa Cruz TroubleMakers

More info on Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In is at  www.guerilladrivein.org  and https://www.facebook.com/scgdi/

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SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.
And SubRosa is part of a larger community center called the Hub.  Go to the Hub's facebook page to find out what other Hub projects have going on! https://www.facebook.com/santacruzhub/