From rob’s description of this anarchist project, which he started in the winter of ’98:
on june 18th, 1999, i was arrested in eugene, oregon, during a reclaim the streets festival (the carnival against capital).
during my years of incarceration, someone out there in cyberspace devoted quite a lot of time towards pillaging much of the site. i’ve cherry-picked the remains to include here, and they will be archived under the heading anarchy and chaos. another comrade set up a website for a collection of many of the writings i had published while locked-up, at roblosricos.net. that site is down, and likely out, at least for the time being. some of that material will make it’s way here as well.
i envisioned this website as a central hub, for people to alight upon and find out about what’s interesting to me out in the big, wide world. wordpress – gotta love ‘em – does have some limitations, but the way the website looks these days is about how i’d envisioned it, some five years ago. it will, of course, evolve – provided that future events do not prohibit access. i’m entering this on wed, 3/13/2012. it’s currently 9:19 pm. at this moment, it seems to me that the internet as we have experienced it until now will not exist much longer. it was a nice dream to have, about shared visions, skills, knowledge and information, flowing freely to anyone interested. so, i doubt these sites will be available in the future – perhaps they’ll disappear as late as august, perhaps after the election charade is over, or maybe next week. i want to attempt to preserve at least part of it, so my personal site (we are not afraid of ruins) might get a scrubbing, until it is all self-generated content.
so, here’s how this works.
there are several sites that make up this network, some of them have the anarchy and chaos banner:
there are two administrators.
ANARCHY and CHAOS is what i’ve updated from my old websites. here are some of the remnants of the older ones:
the link above is the original site, the last version before my incarceration
- click on image to see more recent version of the old sites.
- and here’s the blogspot blog i gave up when they started requiring a google account to access the controls:
- behind enemy lines
the people’s informative had this to say about me
Rob los Ricos is an anarchist theorist and activist sentenced to seven years in prison for an incident at a Reclaim the Streets protest in Eugene, Oregon on June 18, 1999. Many have argued that his sentence was excessive and was intended to intimidate other protesters.
…participated in the “International Day of Action Against Global Capitalism”, a Reclaim the Streets action in Eugene. On September 3, 1999, he was convicted of assault and riot, based on the charge that he threw a rock at a police officer. His plea of self-defense was rejected. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. While there were protests in more than 140 cities around the world that day against the G-8 summit being held in Cologne, Germany, he is said to have received the longest sentence of any participant. That protest was said to be an important precursor to the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, Washington.
During his imprisonment at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon, he has tangled with prison authorities, who charge that he is involved with the Earth Liberation Front. A long time author and political organizer in cities throughout the United States, he is also notable as one of few publicly acknowledged people of color imprisoned for his activities in the high-profile 1990′s Pacific Northwest anti-globalization movement. His case, actions and writings have also been important in the movement’s discussions of non-violence and prisoner support.
Rob is the author of a zine entitled Manufacturing Dissent and co-author, with fellow prisoner Jeff Luers, of Heartcheck.
and here is another cache of my writings, at the anarchist library.
i’ve always wanted a media empire! done some radio work, published zines. it would be fun to put up some audio posts.
okay – i give up for the night, and will update this until i feel it is as done as i care to make it.
best of luck to all of you out there, especially everyone who worships sky-gods and thinks they go to some paradise when they die. may you find your paradise. soon. shoo – go on, off to paradise with all ya’ll. this place WAS paradise…till ya’ll came along.