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(en) US, San Francisco, SF Anarchists Against the War

From nowarbuttheclasswar <nowarbuttheclasswar@ziplip.com>
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:30:16 +0100 (CET)


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On March 15th, Anarchists participated in the large anti-war
demonstrations through a No War but the Class War contingent (
http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/03/1583064.php) and a
breakaway march.
The following are some calls for the actions the day the war starts.
(For more see sf.indymedia.org).
RECONVERGENCE CALL
When: 9pm the day the bombs start falling.
Where: Powell and Market
The night the war starts, people will converge at Powell and
Market at 5pm. We will be there. But we cannot let the lessons of
March 15th be lost on us. Police can and do attack demonstrations
without provocation. Demonstrations can get split into pieces, and
we can't let that kill them. If these maniacs running the U.S.
government really do attack Iraq without U.N. approval, people
will be pissed off! We can't let that energy be easily dispersed.
Come prepared, organized, ready to continue the protest in smaller
pieces if necessary. To aid in that process of converging dispersed
groups of protestors, we are calling for people to meet at Powell
and Market at 9:00pm, to continue the protests that may be
dispersed.
BRING THE WAR HOME (THE DAY THEIR WAR STARTS)
A CALL FOR BLACK BLOCS 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 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.

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