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El Plan de Carson


NOTE: This is a reproduction of a flyer that I found fastened to my doorknob with a rubber band, along with a grocery ad, three offers to cut the lawn, two to put on a new roof and five pizza delivery ads. It's the first I've heard of the CCCC, and to tell the truth, I'm not really sure where they are coming from. The title seems a deliberate reference to the Plan de Ayala, the document drafted by Emiliano Zapata and his compa¤eros; the style is clearly imitative of the famous dispatches of Subcommandante Marcos from "the jungles of southeast Mexico"; and, if I'm not mistaken, a lot of the text comes from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. We will all look forward to seeing how the revolution develops in Carson. --pr


To the people of Carson:
To the Peoples and Governments of the World:
To the national and international Press:
Brothers and sisters:

We call on revolutionaries everywhere to reject the concept of the nation state. People of Earth is our nation; Everything for Everyone is our cry.

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.

Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international cooperation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

Everyone has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age and other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

The War on Drugs is the Vietnam of the 90s, an endless drain of resources and money that fails to obtain any positive result, but promotes corruption everywhere. End it now.

Democracy!
Liberty!
Justice!

From the lowlands of southern Los Angeles County,
Clandestine Coordinating Committee of Carson--general command
June 1995


The following plan provisions are demanded by Bolsa de Pulgas, official cat of the CCCC. They are not endorsed by the full committee since many of us feel that although they represent laudable ideals, they go too far.

1. NO SHORT GRASS! Not only are closely cropped lawns an ecological disaster, they also deprive cats and other indigenous animals of lurking habitat. We consider the preponderance of closely cropped lawns an example of cultural genocide. LET IT GROW!

2. DOORS ALWAYS OPEN! Just as the committee at large demands open international borders that recognize the personal right of free travel, we demand that all doors be left ajar to allow cats free passage. NO CFZs (cat free zones)!

3. FOOD ON DEMAND! No human shall ignore a cat's request for food. If said cat is bored with the food offered, fresh cans will be opened until a satisfactory flavor is presented. You guys said it above: EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE (that includes us)!


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