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(en) US, Black Bloc in San Francisco

From <palestine_freeandred@ziplip.com>
Date Sat, 4 Jan 2003 07:10:11 -0500 (EST)


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BRING THE WAR HOME 
A CALL FOR BLACK BLOCS AT UPCOMING 
ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS IN SAN
FRANCISCO 
In Afghanistan, the US military has killed thousands of
people. The US spends billions funding genocidal policies
against the Palestinian people. In Colombia, the US is
escalating a civil war in which thousands of labor activists
and peasants have been murdered. In Iraq, economic
sanctions and radioactive weaponry have killed hundreds of
thousands in the decade since the last war. The US ?War
on Terror? keeps expanding, threatening millions around
the world. 
This is not a war between the people of the US and the
people of the world. It is capitalism-a war on the poor.
Investors in US oil companies will get a new pipeline
through Afghanistan and increased access to the Iraq?s oil
reserves (second only to Saudi Arabia). The weapons
manufacturers will get new contracts and the US
politicians will have an excuse to increase their power.
Meanwhile, the poor and working people of America will
definitely not be better off. 
We continue to live in a world of unemployment and
minimum wage jobs, of racism and harassment, of
surveillance and prisons, of impossible rents and
evictions-a world not built for us, but on top of us. The
brutal displays of the police in Oakland or L.A. bring to
mind images of the Israeli Army in occupied Palestine.
The thousands of Arab and South Asian desaparecidos in
the US since September 11th recall the US-supported
fascist regimes of Latin America. Even the foot soldiers the
government uses to expand its empire will come home, as
they did in the last Iraq war, with diseases from depleted
Uranium ammunition. For us, the poor and working
people living in the US, the war is not in Iraq, Palestine,
Afghanistan or Colombia. It is right here at home, against
the rich. 
The growing anti-war movement has called a number of
demonstrations in the upcoming weeks and months. We
will be there in solidarity. But we are worried that our
protests have become nothing more than parades. Protest
isn?t protest if it doesn?t threaten the established order or
physically disrupt the functioning of the war machine. 
So let?s use our collective power to change things directly.
Wear black in mourning for the victims of capitalism,
racism, state violence. Let?s stick together and watch each
other?s backs. Let?s fight back. 
Join us for a creative rampage. 

LOOK FOR THE BIG BLACK ?ANTI-WAR ACTION?
FLAGS 
BLACK BLOC - THE DAY THE NEW WAR ON IRAQ
STARTS 
Anti-war groups have called for a protest the day the new
US war on Iraq begins. The protest will meet at 5pm the
day the war starts at Powell and Market. 
BLACK BLOC - JANUARY 18th 
There will be a large anti-war protest on January 18th,
2003. The protest will meet at 11:00am at Embarcadero
and march to the Civic Center. 
For more information, contact antiwaraction@ziplip.com


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