Who we are: We are a group of people based in Humboldt County who are interested in advancing anarchism in theory and in practice. What is anarchism? In the words of Emma Goldman, “Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and the restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals.”
Humboldt Grassroots was founded in 2007 around an anarchist platform which unites us in our goals and efforts. Our platform recognizes anarchist strategies as the best methods in the class struggle to liberate the vast majority of society from the tiny minority who currently rule. This platform helps us to stick together during fierce times and to keep clear sights on our role in the struggle for freedom.
Membership in Humboldt Grassroots is open to anyone who is in agreement with our platform and committed to putting it into practice. Membership is based on participation in group communications and meetings, organization of community initiatives, and payment of membership dues, which enables us to put our plans into action. Humboldt Grassroots also experiences and welcomes support and participation from members of the broader community who, while not official members of our organization, are vital to the success of our efforts.
What We Do: Humboldt Grassroots participates in struggles against oppression and assists in building the strength of social movements. We develop and maintain solidarity between grassroots organizations and individuals who are engaged in struggle in Humboldt, across the country, and around the world.
We are active in movements for worker’s and tenant’s rights, as well as the rights of those without houses or employment. We are active in student movements for fair education. We are active in struggles against the police state and capitalism. We are active in struggles to protect the environment and wildlife. We are active in struggles against nationalism, patriarchy, white supremacy, heterosexism, transphobia, and all other manifestations of oppression.
In addition to our member’s activity on the ground, Humboldt Grassroots engages in education and media support. Many of our members and supporters are well-informed artists, musicians, writers, poets, public speakers, and media personalities. We create and distribute artwork, writing, and radio and video pieces to spread messages of freedom. We host the popular Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair. We host presentations to inform the broader community about current movements and how they can get involved. We host workshops to help people develop their skills in organizing movements and fighting against oppression. We provide ways for people who are interested in the struggle for freedom to become active in that struggle.
What It Has To Do With You: You have come into contact with a group of people who are concerned about your personal struggle as part of the broader struggle against oppression. Whether or not you agree with us on every point, Humboldt Grassroots is your friend in the struggle. If you are among the oppressed, your fight is also our fight. We see you as a potential partner in the work for a free, equitable, and directly democratic society. If you are interested or already actively engaged in such work, let us join together. Our strength is in solidarity.
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