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The Five Principles of DC ARA

1) WE GO WHERE THEY GO.
Wherever the fascists are organizing or active in public, we're there. We don't believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. We will never let the Nazis have the streets.

2) WE DON'T RELY ON THE COPS OR THE COURTS.
This doesn't mean we don't ever go to court or work with the police. But we must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and to stop the fascists.

3) NON-SECTARIAN DEFENSE OF OTHER ANTI-FASCISTS
In ARA we have lots of groups and individuals. We don't agree about everything, and we have a right to differ openly. But in this movement AN ATTACK ON ANY ONE OF US IS AN ATTACK ON ALL. We a ll stand behind each other.

4) ARA INTENDS TO DO THE HARDWORK NECESSARY TO BUILD A BROAD, STRONG, CLASS CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT AGAINST RACISM, SEXISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, HOMOPHOBIA, DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE DISABLED, THE OLDEST, THE YOUNGEST, AND THE WEAKEST OF OUR PEOPLE WE DEFEND ABORTION RIGHTS AND SUPPORT UNRESTRICTED REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL.

WE INTEND TO WIN.

5)The DC ARA IS COMMITTED TO NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION. This does not mean that we do not belive in self-defense. It does mean that we will not initiate physically violent confrontations with individuals or groups. This fifth principle was adpoted by the DC ARA on March 26, 2000 and is not a network-wide principle

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