Posted: 01 Mar 2018In Rojava, now called The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, people are facing the fight of their lives. The fascist Turkish state began a full onslaught into Afrin Canton on January 20, with the intention of occupying Northern Syria, destroying the Kurdish resistance, re-populating it with sympathizers, and, importantly, wiping out the autonomous self-governance and the revolutionary developments of the region. Chapters in New York and Chicago held coordinated solidarity actions this week. In Chicago there was a demonstration and RAM-NYC made this video to send support to those fighting.
Posted: 14 Jan 2018On January 15th, people in Florida prisons plan to laydown against the conditions of modern slavery. They will willingly give up their privileges, like making phone calls, buying from the canteen, having visits, and attaining work assignments, in an effort to cut into the profits of the state and private contractors. Their short term demands: payment for labor, ending outrageous canteen prices, reintroducing parole incentives to lifers.
Posted: 04 Jan 2018When the system fails to bring about justice, people must bring about justice themselves. For this reason, Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement chapters dropped banners in four areas: the Inland Empire and North Bay in California, Connecticut and New York. We dedicate our actions to Daniel Shaver, to Dwayne Jeune, to Andy Lopez, to Jayson Negron, to Zoe Dowdell and to all those murdered by the state.
Posted: 03 Jan 2018We are proudly announcing the establishment of the Chicago RAM chapter. Following RAM’s principles, vision and aims, we assert our commitment to fight against the white supremacist patriarchal state and its political-economical system based on impoverishment, murderous violence and enslavement.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017We are calling for groups to "decorate" their neighborhoods as they see fit: put up murals, wheatpaste posters, drop a banner, etc. With these actions multiplied around the country, we will make it unequivocally clear that revolutionaries will always stand with the indigenous!
The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition, from Nat Turner to the Black Liberation Movement.
We believe the Civil War was never resolved and the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex. Our struggle today must begin from this starting point. Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression.
The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.