sumac is a southern maine resources sharing network to support leftist and environmental actions. It helps provide free organic food for rallies, demos, direct actions and gatherings and sets up community gardens. the print shop Mobil Front provides free pay-what-you-can printing for community groups, activists and any one who need it as well as freely distributes and publishes zines on a veriety of topics including environmentalism, eco-centrism, and eco-feminism. we are hoping to branch out into graphic design as well as find more sustainable ink alternatives.
We are a network of radical lefty, non violent revolutionaries, working to develop community based alternatives to corporate and government reliance. We just got a new place to set up shop, and want to make the most of the coming outdoor organizing season, with regular food not bombs servings, critical mass bike rides, workshops, film screenings, education, outreach and promotion.
Here are our headline projects:
Sumac is short for Southern Maine Action Network, and we advocate for more sharing of ideas and resources between organizations, ie, solidarity in action. Lets actually support what eachother are doing, that way we can learn more from one another and be stronger! We are working on a newsletter, organizing an apartment building to serve as activist housing, and a base for projects to opperate out of.
Food Not Bombs is a local chapter of an international non violent revolutionary movement, calling for an end to systems that put profits before people, and results in the waste of surplus, while people go without basic resources. We feed people for free, in public spaces, at protests and other events, using almost entirely surplus food. Always vegan and vegitarian. We are also turning lawns into gardens, helping locals with their gardening, tracking down supplies, and maintaining them.
Mobile Front is a community print shop and zine distro. We provide pay what you can printing to the radical community, distribute propaganda and DIY manuals. We have a number of other projects as well, like a growing book lending network, a bike share program in the works, and want to eventually open our own infoshop. We are preparing a local housing and agricultural land reform campaign called ¨Squat for Life¨ for social and eco justice. _______________________________________________
We could use your help raising money to buy or finding any of the following, everything we have is held in common, available to use by anyone trustworthy in the community. Feel free to designate which things youd prefer your money go to, or not go to.
2 15 gallon pots
flash boiler and propane tank
15 gallon cooler jug
BPA free storage containers
bikes, parts, tools and carts
rad lefty books(for lending library)
arts and crafts
raised beds(lawns to gardens)
heirloom seeds(for seed library)
indymedia supplies(paper, toner, ink, staple gun)
computer(windows xp please, for printer compatibility)
memberships to local organizations
stipends for volunteer expenses
cost of space at community centers for meetings and events
non violent direct action and civil disobedience legal fund