November 11th Night of Revolutionary Solidarity for Rob los Ricos in Oakland

 
CAPS (California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity) is organizing a Night of Revolutionary Solidarity for Rob los Ricos. This benefit show will be held on November 11th in Oakland, at 7pm in the Hazmat warehouse at 444 Harrison St. Bands that are scheduled to play include: Myth of Progress (Oakland,Ca), All Systems Fail (SLC,Ut), Black Box (Santa Rosa, Ca), Sin Remedio (L.A., Ca), Paxane (Oakland, Ca), and The Last War (Sonoma, Ca).

Rob los Ricos (Rob Thaxton) is a Tejano Chicano anarchist man who was sentenced to over 7 years for throwing a rock at a police officer during the June 18, 1999 Reclaim the Streets celebration-turned-police-riot in Eugene, Oregon. November 11th through 13th will be national Raise a Ruckus for Rob los Ricos days, with events held in many cities to raise funds for Rob's upcoming release, which is scheduled for late June, 2006. In Oregon, parolees are rerpotedly released with nothing but the prison garb on their backs. Other cities in which events will be held include Detroit, Michigan; Eugene and Portland, Oregon; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 11th is the anniversary of the day on which four anarchists were hung in Chicago in 1887. These men are often referred to as the "Haymarket Martyrs." These anarchists had been part of a movement to make May 1st International Workers' Day. After their deaths, the US moved Labor Day to the first Monday in September and depoliticized the event. Rob los Ricos wants to reclaim this as an anarchist festival day.

California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity | Rob los Ricos: Anarchist Political Prisoner

CAPS (California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity) is organizing a Night of Revolutionary Solidarity for Rob los Ricos. This benefit show will be held on November 11th in Oakland, at 7pm in the Hazmat warehouse at 444 Harrison St. Bands that are scheduled to play include: Myth of Progress (Oakland,Ca), All Systems Fail (SLC,Ut), Black Box (Santa Rosa, Ca), Sin Remedio (L.A., Ca), Paxane (Oakland, Ca), and The Last War (Sonoma, Ca).

Rob los Ricos (Rob Thaxton) is a Tejano Chicano anarchist man who was sentenced to over 7 years for throwing a rock at a police officer during the June 18, 1999 Reclaim the Streets celebration-turned-police-riot in Eugene, Oregon. November 11th through 13th will be national Raise a Ruckus for Rob los Ricos days, with events held in many cities to raise funds for Rob's upcoming release, which is scheduled for late June, 2006. In Oregon, parolees are rerpotedly released with nothing but the prison garb on their backs. Other cities in which events will be held include Detroit, Michigan; Eugene and Portland, Oregon; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

November 11th is the anniversary of the day on which four anarchists were hung in Chicago in 1887. These men are often referred to as the "Haymarket Martyrs." These anarchists had been part of a movement to make May 1st International Workers' Day. After their deaths, the US moved Labor Day to the first Monday in September and depoliticized the event. Rob los Ricos wants to reclaim this as an anarchist festival day.

California Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity | Rob los Ricos: Anarchist Political Prisoner

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