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(en) US, California, For a Global Disruption of Empire = A Call for decentralized, local actions around the world on J20

From "Worker <a-infos-en"@ainfos.ca
Date Sun, 5 Dec 2004 09:10:13 +0100 (CET)


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In Solidarity with the DAWN (DC Anti-War Network, www.dawndc.net/)
call for groups to converge from around the country and around the
world to converge on DC, we call on those who cannot make the trip
to DC to organize local actions in their own communities.
> Why This Call to Action?
The empire can only function with the complicity of its populace, and
the empire we face is global in nature. As a result, our resistance
must be as global as the empire we are opposing. The war, neo-liberal
economic policies, increased militarization and border controls, the
manipulation of the media only for propaganda are faces of the empire
that we are facing all over the world. We make this call because our
opposition is not only about stopping the inauguration of one
president, but about creating a world of dignity, freedom and equality
for people all over the world who are currently being crushed under
the boot of global capitalism.

We make this call in the spirit of many global calls to action that
have come before us, in the spirit of an open invitation. This is an
invitation to join in a global insurrection and absolute rejection of
the U.S. policies of torture, disappearances without trial and
preemptive war, which under the guise of legality and legitimacy
threaten to spread around the world and endanger the freedom and
safety of all people.

Our Rejection

We call on people around the U.S. and around the world to join in our
rejection of the U.S. policies, but also in a rejection of
illegitimate elections. Widespread election irregularities and the
systematic disenfranchisement of people of color have damaged any hope
of a legitimate election in the United States.

Moreover, we reject an administration built on lies and illegal
policies which violate not only the U.S. constitution, but violate the
inherent dignity of the people of the U.S. and the people of the
world.

We look to the traditions of Bolivia and Argentina who ousted their
criminal presidents through non-violent mass mobilizations of people
and we hope to do the same.

What Will J20 Look Like?

We call on the people of the empire to use their privilege of living
within the empire to stop it from functioning on January 20th, 2005,
the day that George W. Bush is to be inaugurated the next president of
the U.S. Together, we can stop the gears of global capitalism from
turning. We call for actions across the U.S. and around the world
which are focused on stopping the machinery of war and global
capitalism. These actions include both mass mobilizations, street
parties, Civil Disobedience and Direct Action as well as Assembleas
Populares, Encuentros and other forms of real, direct democracy.

Alongside the bodies in the streets, we also call for networks of
electronic civil disobedience, hacktivism, and tactical media to join
in the struggle. Against the bio-electronic forms of empire dominating
the conduits of capital, media, and everyday life, we make this call in
the spirit of the Critical Art Ensemble, Conglomco, RTMArk, and all the
radio pirates and Indymedia centers worldwide.


Who is making this call?

This call comes from that intersection of absolute militarism,
indigenous resistance and the natural, organic movement of people that
is known as the U.S. Mexico border. The call comes from a region which
used to be part of Mexico, but is now known as San Diego, California.
Living on the border, we have an influx of inspiration both from
Seattle, San Francisco and Quebec City, but also from Chiapas, Buenos
Aires and Cochabamba. We have seen both how war tears families apart
as it sends our generation off to die and how occupation at home is
very real and operates in our very neighborhoods.

We see hope in the People's Global Action hallmarks and we make this
call under those hallmarks.

HALLMARKS:

1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism;
all trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote
destructive globalisation;
2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination
including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious
fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human
beings.
3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying
can have a major impact in such biased and undemocratic organisations,
in which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;
4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for
social movements' struggles, advocating forms of resistance which
maximize respect for life and oppressed peoples' rights, as well as
the construction of local alternatives to global capitalism;
5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and
autonomy.


The ORGANIC collective
Opposing Repression Globally and Nurturing Independent Communities
http://ORGANICcollective.org
About Us:

Our MISSION is to oppose and expose authoritarian governments and
worldwide institutions that hold the planet hostage to global
capitalism through unjust trade and immigration policies, war,
occupation, and discrimination.
Our VISION is:
· A nonviolent world free from oppression, arbitrary borders, and
the domination of individuals
· A global economy based upon cooperation between local autonomous
communities
· An ecologically conscious world in which long-term sustainability
takes precedence over material greed

Join us: we meet Thursdays at 5pm at 2552 K St, in Sherman Heights
at the San Diego Indymedia office. You can email us at info at
organiccollective dot org or call us at 619-233-5002 if you want to
confirm our meeting or get directions.
Our VALUES include:
· Human rights
· Global solidarity
· Equality
· Economic justice
· Anti-authoritarianism
· Community autonom
Hallmarks
The ORGANIC collective works within the People's Global Action
hallmarks.


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