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(en) US, New Orleans Anarchists, Solidarity with the Palestinian Insurrection

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Date Sun, 31 Aug 2003 17:01:07 +0200 (CEST)

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Anarchist Texts Distributed in New Orleans http://nolaanarchy.cjb.net/
* Solidarity with the Palestian Insurrection distributed when
Ariel Sharon's top aide visited a local university
> The continuing resistance of the Palestinian people to the
Israeli project of colonization gives us all an example of a fierce refusal
of subjugation. With the advent of the US government’s “War on Terrorism,”
Israel has begun in earnest to completely decimate the populace of the
West Bank in the name of freedom and democracy. If the United States government
can bomb Afghanistan and Iraq whenever it pleases, why can’t Israel bomb Palestinians?
Murderers stick together, each trying to justify the others horrible transgressions.

The mystique of martyrdom has begun to dominate the
resistance to the Israeli state. Suicide bombers are praised
as heroes for their self-sacrificial and self-destructive
choices. The act of blowing oneself up in the middle of a
supermarket does not only lead to the suicide of a single
combatant, it leads to the suicide of the entire struggle of
the Palestinians for freedom. Beyond being ethically
repugnant, it is tactically harmful. When they wreak havoc
among bus passengers or market-goers, they are not, in fact
attacking the Israeli state, but rather the population. This
only serves to alienate potential comrades who exist all
over the West and East.

“Two people, two states” is the aberrant slogan that
is going around these days as the panacea for the current
conflict. In this way, the Palestinians find themselves
between the devil and the deep blue sea; either they
disappear from the face of the earth dying under the Israeli
army’s stick, or they convert to capitalist civilization
eating the carrot of American and European diplomacy. In
either case, the outcome is the same: the Palestinians
cannot choose for themselves how to live. The realization
of a desire to live alongside each other without the State by
both Israeli and Palestinian people would subvert the world
order of exploitation and death.

The only hope for success is to avoid containment along
national boundaries and to rather coordinate and act in
solidarity with the exploited classes from all around the
world. For those that seek an end to domination
everywhere, national boundaries, those lines of demarcation
built on death, cannot be recognized. Ongoing insurrections
in Algeria, Bolivia, Argentina and Palestine are the basis for
a new world in which death and destruction no longer reign,
but a world where our lives are our own, in which we decide
directly for ourselves how we will live.
For a World Wide Intifada!

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