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(en) US, Call for Anarchist Contingent at Million Worker March on October 17th, Washington DC!

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 09:50:00 +0200 (CEST)

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(16TH AND H ST. NW) AT 11:00 AM
Calling all anarchists! Come all who toil in factories, farms, hotels,
houses, stadiums, convenience stores, kitchens, cubicles and
sweatshops everyday to make ends meet. Come all who are unemployed by
circumstance or by choice! From steel workers to artists to single
mothers, we must form a pact of solidarity that can defeat the forces
that hold us down as servants! Come unite as working people against
capitalist violence and profit-based economic structures.
W E A R E A L L W O R K E R S !

We are all workers, whether or not we are recognized as such by the
systems in place. We work everyday with our families, on our own
projects, on art, or perhaps under the watchful eye of their managers
or executives. We work both willingly and out of necessity.
Executives excluded, regardless of who pays you or if you are paid at
all, you are a worker!

A G A I N S T C A P I T A L I S M . . .

Workers in this country and across the world have always been the
victims of profit-politics. Workers have never gained anything
substantial from capitalism, as capitalism is the enemy of the people.
Only by selling each other out can workers enjoy the benefits of a
system of war and destruction. This is evident in the ranks of the
current big unions. Capitalism has been designed to keep the people
fighting amongst each other and lost within problems created
specifically as smokescreens to the real problems. We are running in
circles and it must end!

As anarchists, we are opposed to any system that holds people down
to benefit any group of individuals, and thus are opposed to the
capitalization and co-opting of labor unions. We are in opposition to
AFL-CIO style boss-bargaining and seek to destroy the entire notion
of the boss. We seek a world where workers are not pinned against
each other by the money-makers or by their so-called "union
leaders". We consider reformist unions a part of the democratic party
(and, for that matter, of the boss class), and we urge unions and
workers who want real change to break from the confines of these
unions and organize themselves for themselves!

N E I T H E R B U S H N O R K E R R Y . . .

We are opposed to both the Democratic and Republican parties, as
we recognize clearly that both of these parties represent nothing but
ruling class politics and profit-schemes. We will not be fooled during
the upcoming election, and we will continue to participate in this
struggle regardless of which pawn is selected by the so-called
"electoral process". NAFTA, FTAA, and all other "free-trade"
agreements, as well as the wars we are currently engaged in, as well
as the poverty-policies that the poor suffer from here at home, as well
as the prison-industrial complex, as well as the destruction of the
planet's forests, water, and air, as well as the racist courts and
corrections system, are bipartisan issues. All of these policies cross
party lines and are equally supported by ruling class candidates.

No vote cast or individual elected can ever alter the course of this
system because the system is designed to withstand any attack from
the inside. That is why we must abandon the system! Private property
and profit-oriented production can have no place in the new world we

B U I L D I N G T H E A N A R C H I S T M O V E M E N T . . .

This is NOT a call for a militant contingent or black bloc, it is a call
for anarchists to come participate as working people! We do not want
to jeopardize this march or take advantage of the safety in numbers
that it will create. We encourage creative and direct action against this
government, but we must not violate the safety of people who cannot
take on the risk level that we may be willing to take on. There is a
time for direct and confrontational action and Black Bloc tactics, but
this is not it.

Instead, this is a perfect opportunity to express our revolutionary,
explicitly anti-capitalist solutions to the issues raised by this march.
Against a sea of reformist agitation and alienating electoral-focused
rhetoric, we as anarchists must present our politics with pride,
creativity, and fierceness. Take this opportunity to outreach to other
working people about anarchist principles and methods, to build the
anarchist community, not to take action against our enemies.
Building the anarchist movement IS fighting back!

S O L I D A R I T Y N O T C O N F O R M I T Y . . .

While we have these visions of a desired world, we recognize that
these things can take time and that solidarity is necessary! Solidarity
means that we recognize who our comrades are in the current
struggle, and we will support them and receive support back from
them. There is no reason to maintain theoretical battles between
ourselves while so many suffer and die at the hands of this system.
We stand in solidarity, not complete agreement, with the supporters
and endorsers of the Million Worker March.

The movement needs us! Come to Washington DC on October 17th
to stand up and struggle with other working people! And remember,
don't be fooled by the electoral scams, we are powerful without our
masters, whether they are bosses or presidents!

Participate, organize, and fight back!

-Coalition of Imaginary Anarchists

www.dontjustvote.com/acall1.pdf (1 page poster or leaflet)
www.dontjustvote.com/acall2.pdf (2 page front/back flyer)

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