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(en) US, November 23: [anti authoritarian] ANTI IMPERIALIST FEEDER MARCH IN PHILLY

From "onion" <onion@defenestrator.org>
Date Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:16:29 -0500 (EST)


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ANTI IMPERIALIST FEEDER MARCH FOR THE NOVEMBER 23 ANTI WAR DEMO in
PHILADELPHIA

A couple days ago a handful of anarchist and radical anti-war activists got
together to smooth out some of the basics for an anti-imperialist feeder
march to join the main gathering at City Hall. The idea in its most basic
form was to articulate a radical voice in the anti-war movement, a voice
which has been for the most part quiet or lost in the noise of mass
demonstrations, religious and pacifist organizing.

Our point is that war is integral to capitalist peace. We see war as part of
the package that brings us mass incarceration, racism, global exploitation
and the institutionalization of power for a tiny elite who rain down terror
from the comfort of their towers and villas. In this case we see an elite of
politicians and corporations waging a brutal global conflict to gain
unchecked regional domination over the Middle East and it's oil reserves. An
expansion and consolidation of Empire. All this as always will be at the
expense of exploited and oppressed people who always suffer the brunt of
war.

Our hearts are not with Saddam, who has terrorized Iraqis for decades. We're
here for the Iraqi people in control over their own lives. We stand with
Afghanis who?ve been slaughtered by US attacks in the thousands. We're here
for Palestinian self-rule and resistance, with the people of Vieques, Puerto
Rico fighting US bombs falling on their island and with Native Americans
who've suffered from Empire and colonialism for 500 years.

We don't see alternatives in the UN, even in its most utopian aspects, but
with democratic self-rule and liberation. We see glimpses of this popular
power in Argentina where thousands have taken over factories and started up
neighborhood assemblies replacing politicians with direct democracy and
solidarity in action. But also in South Africa, Brazil, Chiapas, Italy, and
in the movement against a capitalist status quo globally. The US intends an
escalation of death in Iraq, which is unacceptable. But so is a so-called
peace, which thrives on rampant poverty and exploitation. We oppose the
misery of capitalist peace and we are in the millions.

US out of the Middle East!
US out of everywhere!
No peace for the Warmakers!

Meet up at 11am at 36th and Walnut. From there we will march to Center City
to meet up with a pro-Vieques feeder march (meeting at Broad and Cherry) and
join the larger march at City Hall. Bring banners, red and black flags,
drums and noise. We're hoping for a loud, disruptive and joyful march.

Flyer is here: http://defenestrator.org/flyers/feeder.jpg
And for the main march: http://defenestrator.org/flyers/n23.pdf
black and white version: http://defenestrator.org/flyers/n23bw.pdf

www.defenestrator.org
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The May 2002 Defenestrator: http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=02/05/21/1935233
is on newsstands now! Articles from an anti-authoritarian 
and pro-liberation perspective.


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