Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA...
For the defense of the working classes in the class struggle! Including and especially for the defense of marginalized peoples by the community, and for Black liberation, Women’s liberation and the liberation of all oppressed peoples!
The Mission Statement – GDC Preamble
The aims of this organization shall be to provide defense and relief to members of the working class who are being persecuted for their activity in the class struggle.
Coordinating our efforts will enable the General Defense Committee to oppose the vicious onslaught of the master class with a powerful defense, especially when labor is engaged in industrial strife.
It has been found in past labor struggles that the lack of adequate defense has resulted in many of the most active fighters for labor being arrested and imprisoned for long periods of time or being legally murdered by the employing class.
It shall be the purpose of the General Defense Committee to aid those who find themselves persecuted by the powers that be in their struggle for justice and freedom.
It shall also be the purpose of the General Defense Committee to publish and distribute literature exposing the false and reactionary propaganda of the master class.
By organizing the many and centralizing their efforts in each instance, labor will be given the protection of the entire working class, thereby making an injury to one the concern of all.