Four Star News and Views

Updates from Four Star and thoughts on world news.

 
 

Who We Are

Four Star Anarchist Organization was founded in May of 2008 by a group of individuals looking to reestablish an organized anarchist-communist presence in Chicago. In 2011-2012, we helped form the A New World In Our Hearts network, which connects us to sister organizations all over the country. The name “Four Star” is a reference to the stars on the Chicago flag. While we feel no love for the city’s elite, this is our home and someday, we hope to see it free. We describe ourselves as an “anarchist organization” because we believe in anarchist principles like mutual aid, direct democracy, and direct action. To learn more about anarchism, visit the “Anarchist FAQ.”

Internally, Four Star prioritizes developing the skills of its members, providing a space to discuss and respond to current events, and supporting each others’ political work outside the organization.  Externally, we initiate and collaborate on political campaigns, host educational events, participate in protests, provide material solidarity to the struggles of others, organize alongside those battling their landlords and bosses, and always leave room to re-examine and revise our methods to reflect our evolving understanding of the world in which we live and the world we’d like to create.

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Solidarity with the Toronto 900!

From Four Star:

Between June 26th-27 2010, the G-20, an international organization between the protectors of capital, met to discuss how to secure profit during failing economic recession.  Amidst housing and labor crisis, global poverty, lack of international medical care and aid, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and environmental disaster (THANKS BP!) they spent close to one billion dollars to protect their party.

This money was used to purchase brand new police equipment, street cameras (like Chicago), and overtime pay for police officers.   What the bailouts in the U.S and the one billion price tag for the G-20 demonstrate, is that the wealthy will use government, regardless of political party, to ensure it’s economic stranglehold and footing in society.  While people are starving, homeless, jobless, and corporations such as BP have destroyed entire regions in the U.S, that they would rather beat, jail, and demonize people who are rightfully angry.

Anarchists took part in every aspect of the demonstration, from working within unions, community organizations, anti-colonial struggles, to the black bloc.  (See below for an update on the demonstration from Common Cause.) The media is working hard to justify the enormous security budget and the police attack against a peaceful demonstration by showing one event of the demonstration, property destruction and a burning cop car.  Regardless of personal tactics, or political vision, we are in full solidarity with those arrested.  There may be those who are angry at the image of a burning police car, but we are more angry at people wearing suits who are burning nations, taking our jobs to increase profit, and destroying the Gulf of Mexico to save what oil they can at our expense.

From Common Cause:

The events of the past week in Toronto have been unprecedented in Canadian history. Over 900 people were arrested, the biggest mass arrests ever in Canada, for daring to protest against the destructive policies of the G20.

Protesters and local residents were subjected to violent baton attacks, snatch squads, tear gas and rubber bullets. Sleeping people have been pulled from their homes at gunpoint in the middle of the night. Many have been beaten. People who have been arrested have been strip-searched and held in cages, facing long delays in obtaining legal support. We have heard numerous accounts of sexual abuse by police from women who were arrested. Journalists have been punched, arrested and had their equipment broken.

On the streets of Toronto, the mask of “liberal democracy” has slipped off and the police reminded us of the State’s willingness to use blatant violence against its own population in the face of popular dissent. And thanks to citizen journalists, the alternative media and even some in the corporate media, the truth of what happened in Toronto is slowly emerging.

In order to make sure that the actions of the police state are fully exposed, we must keep up the pressure on the police and the government.

We must also publicly demonstrate our solidarity with all those arrested so that they are released as quickly as possible and charges are dropped against all those caught up in the net of the police state.

In Toronto, solidarity rallies outside detention centres and police stations are already taking place. But just as police forces from across the province converged on Toronto for the G20, so our resistance must spread out from the epicentre of oppression to every corner of the province.

Common Cause thus calls on all those concerned to take the fight back across the province and across the country.

Starting this Wednesday, June 30, we are calling for solidarity rallies outside police headquarters in as many cities as possible.

Our message will be clear:

Free the Toronto 900!

Fight back against the police state! We are putting you under surveillance!

Build the resistance against the G20! Build the resistance against austerity!

Build the general strike!

Common Cause
www.linchpin.ca

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Anthony Kyser is not the threat – our bosses and landlords are!

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On Saturday May 8, Anthony Kyser stole toothpaste and crayons from a CVS Pharmacy located at 2634 S. Pulaski.  The manager of CVS chased Kyser to a back alley where employees held Kyser to the ground while the manager choked him to death.  An off-duty Cook County Corrections Officer on the scene held a gun to Kyser during the episode. Despite Kyser’s pleas of “I can’t breathe,” the officer did not intervene.

Kyser was an unemployed barber and father.  Adding insult to injury, the Chicago Police Department has refused to press charges against the corrections officer. This murder was an attack on a working-class person of color; it is part of a pattern of such attacks.  When we are forced to steal food or basic living supplies, we are at war.  When we are evicted from our home or are screwed over on the job it is war.  Our survival depends on our ability to organize ourselves, for our own benefit — without interference from corrupt politicians, bosses, or landlords.

Anthony Kyser is hardly alone as an unemployed African-American.  The official unemployment rate for African-Americans in 2007 was 17.7 percent, three times the rate faced by white people. Our economic system is putting more and more wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people (and neighborhoods) – most of them white. Within the past decade and a half, many African-American communities have experienced pronounced job losses, while areas without a significant African-American population gained more jobs.

Jobs are being stolen from African-Americans. And CEOs who pocket big raises are stealing money from workers. Half a century ago, the average CEO made about one and a half times as much as the average worker. Today, they make 344 times as much. They have increased your workload while they cut pay, vacation time and health benefits. The high levels of unemployment let them keep doing it, guaranteeing that anyone who tries to look for something better will be out on the street looking for work for weeks, months, or years.

Kyser also served felony jail time for drug offenses.  Currently, prisons are the second- largest employer in the U.S. Incarcerating one person for a year costs $40,000; for the price of sending Kyser to prison for a year, 20 people could have spent a year at community college.  But the wealthiest one percent of the population would rather have a large labor pool to drive down wages.  Convicted felons are unable to receive aid for college, keeping them at the bottom rung of society. They are ineligible for most public programs, including housing; most companies won’t hire them.  Without education or a job, stealing or other illegal activity becomes the only option.

So who is at fault — Anthony Kyser? Or a system that is designed to benefit the richest in society?  We cannot wait for the next election and rely on the broken promises of our aldermen, Mayor Daley, or Obama.  We cannot trust store managers and landlords to decide what is best for our communities.  We certainly cannot trust our employers and owners to decide what is produced and who is to work and who is to starve on the street.

We envision a society where aldermen and developers are replaced by community assemblies, where the corruption of Daley and other politicians are erased by popular decision making – one where workers get rid of their bosses, so they can run stores and share in the profits.

If you do not work, ask for work.  If they do not give you work, ask for bread.  If they do not give you work or bread, then take the fucking bread!

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What I would do with $55,000: Our need for accountability and our failure to realize opportunities and build movements

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On May 2nd 2010, I received an email in my inbox calling for “solidarity” and “emergency donations” to pay the bail of 11 self-identified anarchists in Asheville, North Carolina. They were alleged to have smashed ATMs, bank windows and small shops in celebration of May 1, International Workers’ Day. The price to bail out each of the 11 who were arrested? $5,000.  As predictable as the paper-hawking of countless Communist factions at street demonstrations – anarchists locally and nationally got to work planning benefit events.  Arrestee benefits are something we are always able to pull together. Yet our inability to create effective momentum, organization, and lasting impact, especially during economic and ecological crisis, is exacerbated by the fact that our “movement” allows anyone to identify as an anarchist, go on “the attack,” and turn months of potential movement-building efforts into benefit shows and talks about their actions.

I became an anarchist in the late 1990s. Since then, I’ve seen countless projects and groups fall apart due to lacking the resources and organization.  Rarely do groups continue moving forward in a productive way.   I started to ask myself how anarchists here in Chicago could use $55,000 to build and strengthen our movement.  The numbers I use are obviously not exact. However, they point to the possibility of creating mass base movements instead of acting as an isolated political sect.

To strengthen our current movement, I would attempt to pay the rent of several existing anarchist and related projects for the year.  To strengthen formal organizations and social centers I would pay Biblioteca Popular $9,600 and Locked Out $12,000; the I.W.W and Lucy Parsons Worker’s Center would get $4,300. That would leave $29,100.  To strengthen community projects I would give Cop Watch $5,000 to buy new cameras, recorders, vests, and supplies for the communities that they organize in.

That would leave $24,100. I would use this money to address weaknesses in our movement, including our inability to effectively outreach and expand anarchist ideas outside of our circles. I would buy one industrial CD-R/DVD read and write drive for $1,000; a printing press for $5,000; and a screenprinting press for $8,000.  This leaves a remainder of $16,100.

Opportunities that would exist outside of this budget would include buying land or buildings instead of renting.  We could afford to operate a worker-managed bus program to combat the Chicago Transit Authority’s cuts and layoffs.  We could fund, for an entire year, direct action worker centers throughout the Midwest.  Most importantly, we could use the funds to build our capacity as organizers. We would finally have a chance to break out of being isolated militants.

This is all hypothetical, but remember that there is still $16,100 left.  How would you use it to build models of anarchist resistance?  

Chicago has made international headlines as being the most violent city in the United States.  Not only are we the most violent, we also have 70,000-75,000 foreclosed homes in Metro Chicago.   We also have the highest rates of foreclosure amongst small apartment owners, with Englewood ranking first, followed by Austin, West Englewood and then New City.  Chicago’s unemployment rate hit 11.6% (which doesn’t include those who have given up looking for work). For African-American youth, the unemployment rate is the same as the unemployment rate for the general populace during the Great Depression.  Do we even need to talk about the skyrocketing incarceration rate? It’s increased from 1.8 million in 2000 to 2.3 million in 2008.   Furthermore, the immigrant deportation rate has doubled over a ten year period and continues to increase.

As anarchists, members of our movement are the first to cry out to build barricades, occupy buildings or even pick up arms.  And yet, through labor organizing, I’ve seen workers who live in fear of writing their name on a petition for a list of demands.  Clearly, we have a ways to go. To believe that we can reach a system without bosses through isolated window-smashing and “attacks” against the state is foolish.  To believe that this system could defend itself against capitalists and fascists is absurd. While street fights in Greece have been very inspirational, they mainly appeal to our American love of good action movies and prime-time TV.  But the insurrection isn’t the only part of their movement.  We should not overlook the massive successes of Greek anarchists with organizing immigrants  (particularly Afghani immigrants) in labor and social struggles.

The common person works 20 to 50 hours a week and, with limited time, spreads the remainder between family, bill-paying and personal time.  Having the capacity to revolt against bosses, developers and landlords requires that we build our ability to organize and fight through continual work and dialogue with time- and money-stressed individuals.  Dialogue and continual work, whether formally or informally, has the capacity to build a culture of resistance.  But this method is only a revolutionary means, not an end.  Take the Republic Windows occupation.  During the struggle, Mexican-American workers stated that in Mexico, their union would occupy the factory when machinery was being moved.  Here in the U.S, when the equipment was being removed and production relocated, they stuck with methods that they knew would solve the problem.  This is important because it indicates that if you build a person’s capacity to self-organize, even using militant methods, that individual can defend their coworkers or community members – even in a new situation.   We see from this example that it can not only happen across neighborhoods or industries, but also across borders.

We have to be critical of our movement and how it relates to the working class in which people of color face the most obvious blow from capitalists.  Anarchists who put on ninja jammies and go on the attack in the “Berkeley” liberal town of Asheville demonstrate how cut off they are from working-class people.  At a time when families are being evicted and lack work or healthcare, we have to ask: Was it really advantageous for the alleged attack against small businesses in a liberal Southern city? Thousands of families are being evicted from their homes and our response was to break an ATM? VIVA!  Really? This is what we call a militant movement?

What we lack is continuous organization and participation in social struggle. This would allow us to analyze current political and economic conditions, learn from our mistakes, and build on past victories.  How does informality and disorganization limit our opportunities to grow? Many of us have been involved in some sort of grassroots activity as anarchists – from food programs to prisoner support; from anti-police work to labor activity.  Yet we’ve created no real “pull” or “mass” in society.  During the 1960s, all of these activities were necessary for the growth of the Black Panther Party.  But what we lack – and what they had — is a uniting theoretical message.  We must foster unity while working together to build a popular movement. This unity must come with accountability to each other.

To counter the email that I received, I’m putting a call out for “solidarity” with working class people and asking for “emergency funds” to build an anarchist movement.  This it to defend and aid those harmed most during this recession and by the state.  It’s time to be serious about anarchism.

While I understand that one of the anarchists arrested in Asheville lived in Chicago for three years, and that many recognize him as a comrade, we have to be critical of our actions and theories. We must strive to be reflective in our practice. No matter how close those people are to us, their actions as individuals are not necessarily in our interests as a movement.  I hope that this article challenges  anarchists to think about their approach (or lack of it) to movement-building, and to create productive ideas for new directions.

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Hotel Workers Stage ‘Wildcat’ Strike in Chicago Wednesday

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For us in Chicago and around the world,  the recent HERE wildcat strike at Hyatt Hotel in Chicago demonstrates that commitment to direct action against capital and owners is absolutely necessary if we are to turn the tides of the constant decline of the labor movement.   Within the last four years, the percentage of U.S workers organized has slipped from 13% to 9%.  While there are many reasons for this, one inherent problem is that U.S labor law is designed in a manner that disempowers the rank and file and turns struggle between workers and bosses, to our lawyers vs. their lawyers.  With the Taft Hartley act, the most effective job actions; sit down strikes, economic boycotts, and slowing the means of production were eliminated.

As class struggle anarchists, what is noteworthy is that by HERE building the capacity of workers they were able to organize and take part in a job action.  While many activist tend to focus solely on action, we need to also pay attention on the efforts that are made to build social organization and their capacity to organize and fight.  If we are to build a democratic future based on freedom, we have to make great strides to build the capacity of all of us, as a class, so that the majority of us will be confident and not afraid to commit to direct action.   This builds a culture of resistance, simply meaning through social struggle is how we get things done, instead of relying on voting, non profits, or religion.

The fight over wages and workload between Chicago’s hospitality employees and the city’s giant hotel chains is heating back up.

At the Hyatt Regency Chicago earlier this morning, hundreds of UNITE-HERE Local 1 members staged a dramatic, “wildcat” walk-out, clogging the sidewalks outside the massive downtown hotel. At issue are several complaints on the part of the labor force, chief among them an increase in workload for the housekeeping staff following the renovation of the Hyatt’s West Tower. In addition, the hotel recently added new, heavier beds and thicker carpet to the rooms in that tower, which staffers say make it harder to keep up their pace and have caused injuries on the job. Last week, the hotel’s management also barred union organizers from entering the building.

Donica Steed, a housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency, explains her colleague’s frustration:

Looming over today’s strike is the ongoing contract negotiations between UNITE-HERE and 30 downtown hotels. The union’s 6,000 members have unprotected by a contract since September of last year, the longest stretch hotel employees have gone without one in recent memory. Local 1 communications director Annemarie Strassel said officials from both sides met roughly two weeks ago, but little was accomplished. The hotel operators are still asking for cutbacks in salary and benefits, citing diminished tourism because of the economic recession. The union counters that their demands — small wage and benefit increases as well as protections against forced overtime and layoffs — are reasonable. Plus, the union generally signs multi-year contracts. Cutting now assumes that business will continue to suffer beyond 2010, a projection the union rejects. Tourism professionals across the country, for example, are optimistic that the summer season will be busier than last year.

The hotel penned a letter to guests this morning, obtained by the Tribune. “We are disappointed that the union, rather than continuing to negotiate during the worst economic crisis in a generation, has engaged in a work stoppage at our hotel,” the statement read. Since Hyatt went public last November, stock prices have jumped 55 percent.

Local 1 President Henry Tamarin rallied his members on the steps of the hotel today, characterizing Hyatt as the “big bad bully on the block.” Watch:

if progress isn’t made on a contract in the near future, the union could escalate its tactics quickly. Employees at five area hotels run by the Starwood Chain — the Westin Michigan Avenue, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, the W Lakeshore, the W, and the Tremont Hotel — authorized a strike last fall.  Stay tuned.

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Solidarity with the Greek workers’ struggle!

A  statement of solidarity from several anarchist groups

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Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism’s institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe.

The Greek working class is angry, and with good reason, with the attempt to load responsibility for the bankruptcy of the Greek State onto their shoulders. We maintain instead that it is the international financial institutions and the European Union who are responsible. The financial institutions have plunged the world, and Greece in particular, into an economic and social crisis of historical proportions, forcing countries into debt, and now these same institutions are complaining that certain States risk not being able to repay their debts. We denounce this hypocrisy and say that even if Greece – and all the other countries – can repay the debt, they should not do so: it is up to those responsible for the crisis – the financial institutions, not the workers – to pay for the damage caused by this crisis. The Greek workers are right to refuse to pay back their country’s debt. We refuse to pay for their crisis!

Instead, let us shift the capitalists into the firing line: Greek capital generates some of the biggest profit margins in Europe due to its investments in the poorer Balkan countries, the absence of social protections, collective guarantees and a minimum wage for Greek workers, not to mention the country’s gigantic black economy in labour and an even greater exploitation of immigrant work. Greek capital is also very lightly taxed, due to the weakness of the State (with regard to the rich) and major corruption which permits fraud and tax evasion on a massive scale. So it is equally up to Greek capitalists to pay for this crisis.

We also denounce the attitude of the European Union. The EU was presented to us as a supposed guarantee of peace and solidarity between the peoples, but now it is showing its true face – that of acting as an unconditional prop for neoliberalism, in a complete denial of the notion of democracy. As soon as an economy becomes mired in difficulties, all pretence of solidarity evaporates. So we see Greece being scolded and accused of laxity, with insulting language bordering on racism. The “Europe which protects us” that liberals and social-democrats extolled at the time of the scandalous forced adoption of the Lisbon Treaty (particularly in France and Ireland) now seems a long way away.

As far as actual protection goes, the EU and the financial institutions have combined their efforts to frog-march Greece towards the forced dismantling of public services, through austerity plans that recall the “Stuctural Adjustment Plans” of the IMF: the non-replacement of staff, wage freezes, privatisations and VAT increases. Today the EU is demanding that the retirement age be moved back to 67, not only in Greece but also in other countries, and is also threatening to dismantle the social welfare system. In this way they are opening new markets for investors, while guaranteeing the assets of rich investors, to the detriment of the basic interests of the working class. It is a Europe of the ruling class, and one which we must all work together to oppose.

This is why we call for participation throughout Europe in solidarity initiatives with the Greek working class and with future victims of the onslaught of the banks.

Against the values of greed and rapacity that the European Union is based on, let us respond with class solidarity! Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, from out-and-out bourgeois to liberals and social democrats, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism’s institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe.

Solidarity with the Greek workers’ struggle!

Alternative Libertaire (France)
Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)
Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Italy)
Organisation Socialiste Libertaire (Switzerland)
Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (South Africa)
Unión Socialista Libertaria (Peru)
Workers Solidarity Alliance (USA-Canada)
Common Action (USA)
Union communiste libertaire (Québec)
Revista Hombre y Sociedad (Chile)
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (Australia)
Miami Autonomy & Solidarity (USA)

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Call for Solidarity and Funds for the Working People of Haiti!

Original Posting on the Blog of Miami Autonomy and Solidarity:

01/14/09: A natural disaster has descended upon Haiti whose scope we only are seeing the surface of at this time. The Haitian people will be struggling to rebuild their lives and their home possibly for decades in light of unprecedented collapse, both physical and social. Yet despite the unpredictability of earthquakes, this disaster is unnatural, a monstrosity of our time. The extent of the damage of the earthquake is part of the cost of unrestrained exploitation which at every step put profit above the health, safety, and well being of the Haitian people. While the world watches on ready to help, power is being dealt an opportunity. The Haitian workers and peasants have been fighting for their rights to even the most basic level of existence for decades, while the UN-occupying force, the state, and the ruling elites maintain the social misery without relenting. Now as Port-Au-Prince is in rubble, new opportunities arise for rulers to rebuild Haiti in their own interests, and likewise for the Haitian workers and peasants to assert their right to their own Haiti, one where they will be not be forced to live in dangerous buildings, and work merely to fill the pockets of elites, foreign or domestic.

As we move from watching in horror to taking decisive action, progressives can offer an alternative. There is a strong and beautiful desire to do something, to help others in this time of need. Our actions are strongest when we organize ourselves, and make a concerted effort in unity. Right now we can have the deepest impact by committing ourselves to act in solidarity with the autonomous social movements of Haiti directly. They present the best possible option for the Haitian people, and are in the greatest need. At the same time, we are in the best position to help them out our common interest as people engaged in struggling against a system that works to exploit us all. We are calling for solidarity people-to-people engaged in common struggle. It is not only a question of money for AID but also an autonomous and independent act of international solidarity that illuminates the bankruptcy of the occupying forces, multinational corporations, and Haitian elites that are primarily responsible for the decayed state of Haiti. There will be aid flowing and money given as a form of charity until the next disaster. Our act of solidarity should, in no shape or form, be solely an act of humanitarian aid. It should not be an apolitical act, and we shouldn’t give the green light to those that wish to capitalize on the suffering of others. It should be an act of solidarity to the struggling people of Haiti and their organizations while at the same time rejecting the totally inept Haitian elites and their state apparatus for bankrupting Haiti. The earthquake is a natural disaster, but the state of Haiti, the abject poverty of the masses and the vile injustice of the social order, are unnatural.

We have a relationship with one organization, Batay Ouvriye, and are putting our resources and time into helping Batay Ouvriye to help rebuild from the catastrophe and maintain the struggle for a better Haiti and a better world. Batay Ouvriye is a combative grassroots worker and peasant?s organization in Haiti with workers organized all over Haiti, especially in the Industrial sweatshops and Free Trade Zones. We have set up a means to send money to Batay Ourviye. If others wish to send money to Batay Ouvriye, please use paypal via this link.

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Two FSAO Members share their experience as war resistors on active military duty

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FSAO veteran on active duty

Veteran and member of Four Star on active duty

Recently, two members of FSAO were interviewed and published describing their experiences as war resistors on active military duty at Ft. Polk Lousiana 2004-2005.

The interview was published at
http://www.truthout.org/080309T?n

The FSAO members served in 1/131 INF (infantry) located out of Elgin, Il and began active and open resistance to the military when they received word while on active deployment in 2004-2005 at Ft. Polk LA, that their unit was gearing up for Iraq.
While in Louisiana, their primary job was to train soldiers and participate in large scale war simulations. To hear more about their mission at ft. Polk watch the video located at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEfOpSSYBXQ

The former soldiers resisted by individually filing for conscientious objector status and for hardship discharge. As far as collective action, they actively agitated and built strong relationships with other enlisted soldiers who came from working class backgrounds.  Through dedicated organizing, FSAO members encouraged one soldier to file for Conscientious objector status (who was later discharged from service), and four others to seek discharge through other means.

On a day to day level, FSAO veterans took part in agitation and propaganda; which included graffiti of military poster at their barracks and on post, the creation of their own posters and flyers and movie nights showing radical films.  Several soldiers activly displayed anarchist and anti-war materiel and went as far as refusing to take it down.

Tagged poster

Tagged poster

At the height of the deployment, FSAO members started a massive letter writing campaign to Illinois senators that created a massive investigation of the unit because 2/3 of the weapons were deadlined (non functional), and the soldiers would not be able to train with them before deployment.  The deployment was halted after two months of investigation leading to a major victory for the anarchist soldiers.

Continuing political work until discharge after the deployment in 2006, these members further influence three soldiers to ETS (leave the military on their  agreed commitment date) instead of re-uping for additional service and two others switched military units to avoid participation on their units next deployment in Afghanistan 2008-2009.

We hope that these experiences serve as a model and example of what collective resistance can bring.

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Mid-Term Goals

Almost a year ago, not long after Four Star was founded, we adopted a set of brief mid-term goals to guide our future development. This document is likely something that we will revisit soon.

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Statement of Principles

At our meeting this week — which also happened to be Four Star’s one-year anniversary — we finalized our Statement of Principles. Check it out!

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