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(en) Canada, Vancouver Anarchists say “Another War is Possible”

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2004 10:57:45 +0100 (CET)


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On March 20, a small group of anarchists marched amongst thousands of other
people against the ongoing imperialist military occupation of Iraq. Carrying
a banner with the words “Class War” and flying black flags, the anarchists
yelled “Victory to the Iraqi resistance!” and “Bring the war home!”, disturbing
the pathetic pacifist and middle-class tone of the protest. When the top bureaucrat
of the BC Federation of Labour began to speak, we anarchists heckled the parasite
by chanting “General Strike! General Strike!”, much to the displeasure of a few
zombie peaceniks. Unable to stomach the New Democratic Party (NDP) politicians
coming up on the speakers list, the anarchists disengaged from this nightmarish
social-democratic pep-rally and promptly returned to real life.

Anarcho-poser Noam Chomsky also spoke after we left.

Later that night, we anarchists joined the Vancouver and
Secwepemc Native Youth Movement (NYM) chapters at a NDP
party gala event which Noam Chomsky was also speaking at.
NYM, Gustafsen Lake defenders, and No One Is Illegal -
Vancouver organized a counter-event because of the NDP’s
role in the police paramilitary assault on indigenous Secwepemc
sovereigntists in 1995 (at that time the NDP was the ruling
provincial government) and their ongoing asshole behavior since
then. Chants of “Indian Land!” and “NDP-Enemy!” annoyed more
than a few “progressive” middle-class ticket-holders who would
rather ignore the war and occupation which has been going on in
BC since European settlers colonized this land. A significant
number of socially-maladjusted freaks known as “Police”
also showed up to “keep the peace” at this
oh-so-high-priority “public order incident”.

In the present context of increasing Canadian military occupations
in Afghanistan and Haiti, and the continual suppression of
indigenous people’s self-determination, now more than ever
we must fight the democratic illusion which props up this system,
attacking politicians and pigs of all kinds whenever they appear in
public. We can’t and don’t want to demand that our
oppressors “bring the troops home”, because this isn’t
their home, this is a settler state on stolen Indian land. And
against wishy-washy calls for “peace”, which can only
mean the continuation of this exploitive and miserable society, we
still say that another war is possible – unrelenting class war!!!
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