NYC Ya Basta Collective

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NYC Ya Basta Collective at an immigrants rights march, March, 2001

The NYC Ya Basta Collective was a group of anti-globalization activists, based primarily in NYC, active from roughly October, 2000 through October, 2001.

Initiated in October, 2000 by L Fantoni and TFG Casper on the heals of the anti-IMF / World Bank protests in Prague, a collective soon formed and developed its own variation of the Tute Bianche tactic of the padded block. The collective organized several actions and events highlighting the inadequacy of borders, in support of immigrant rights, and against racism and racialist hate groups.

In April, 2001, this collective, along with the Direct Action Network, was active in organizing, after invitation, a US / Canada border crossing over the Seaway International Bridge, in cooperation with the Akwesasne Mohawk Warrior society, at the St Regis Mohawk reservation, leading up to the anti-FTAA protests in Quebec City, Quebec. An estimated 500 anti-globalists, along with a few Mohawk Warriors, challenged the legitimacy of the US/Canadian border. The collective never made it to Quebec.

The NYC Ya Basta Collective has never officially disbanded.

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