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  • Sign our petition to drop the charges for all J20 arrestees!

  • Read or endorse our letter to organizations regarding the repression of IWW/GDC members and others arrested at the J20 inauguration protests

  • Read some of the documents that have inspired us and more!

What's A GDC?

The Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee (GDC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a multi-racial and multi-generational group chartered in 2017 for two major purposes:

  1. To continue to carry out the existing mission of the GDC: prisoner and legal support;
  2. To expand the notion of ‘defense’ to the ‘defense of the entire class,’ and thus organizing and acting directly against oppression in our community. We often partially express this in our goal and and demand for us to build Community Self Defense.

We have organized picket trainings and marshal trainings, organized actions against organized White Supremacists, and engaged in the organization and execution of community defense within our community in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metros