The Resistance Research Collective Announces The RNC Intel Project
<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://rncintel.wordpress.com/">RNC Intel</a>
RNC Intel, a project of the Resistance Research Collective, is a project dedicated to the compilation and distribution of information pertinent to those that are engaging in material struggle against the state and capital, with specific focus on the tactical dynamics on the ground in Tampa, site of the 2012 RNC. The project, a result of over 6 months of intensive research through a variety of media (and other means), is broken down into a series of sections, all accessible on rncintel.wordpress.com.
There are 4 main reports, as well as a series of maps and lists that contain other useful information. The Host Committee section deals specifically with the Tampa Host Committee, the group directly responsible for the arrangements being made by Tampa itself; their primary goal is to "sell Tampa", to make this into a money-making operation for the city, as well as book hotels, organize outside events, set up press housing and arrangements, security and so on. The Host Committee Report discusses the backgrounds of the Host Committee members, their political connections as well as other "personal information". The Pigs Report primarily focuses on the Tampa Police and their hierarchy, the background and training of command structure personnel, "personal details" and their roles during the convention. </td><td><img title="Is the struggle against the RNC a material struggle against state and capital? Against a political party? Against a spectacle wrapped in a flag? Against our own capacity?" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/keyhole_eye.jpg"></td></tr>...
The Tampa Terrain Analysis Report is a long, detailed report about the tactical terrain on the ground in Tampa. this report goes over the neighborhood breakdowns, road structures, traffic concentrations at various parts of the day, the location of venues and travel hubs, as well as a detailed analysis of Tampa police and their operational methodology and more. Finally, there is a Tutorials section that contains a two-part report about the methodology of the study and techniques that can be used to replicate the compilation of detailed tactical information about a space using completely legal means. Also on the site are lists of hotels that delegates are confirmed to be staying at, a breakdown of the payroll for the Committee on Arrangements (the Republican Party affiliated committee who organizes the logistics of the convention itself), a list of contractors and vendors that are providing services to the convention as well as a series of maps that are formatted for secure download (remember, Google maps logs IP addresses and keeps these logs for indefinite periods of time).
This is a project that is not based in ideology, or abstract visions of the “world” “after the revolution”. Here, we have one goal and one goal only, to develop a form of grassroots intelligence gathering and distribution that can contribute to the effectiveness of material struggle. With this in mind this site aims to accomplish three goals. Firstly, we will be providing a detailed tactical terrain report on the Greater Tampa area, for those that may find this useful, and will, most likely, continue to contribute to analysis of tactical terrain in the lead up to summits and other major actions. Secondly, through the development of this report and the adjoined how-to guides we hope to provide useful examples and tools to aid others in compiling this sort of terrain intel. Thirdly, this project, as it evolves, will attempt to develop a secure means to share information about the spaces we live/fight in (anonymously of course), a space to share this information through and a space to find the information others have gathered to aid our own research. Revolution is an immediate and material dynamic of actions, and thus engages on a tactical level of effectiveness; the more we understand about our space and the operational spatialization and methodology of the pigs, the more effective we can be.
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