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(en) US, Los Angeles Call for Revolutionary Anarchist Contingent M19

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:43:19 +0100 (CET)


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Globally: Across the globe the United States colonial machine has
raped innumerable lands and cultures to pursue its ever expanding
imperialist policies. Displaced people flee their lands in search of
better lives in the first world, but upon arrival find themselves once
again trapped under the system that on one front bombs lands and
murders the innocent, and on another economically enslaves billions
of us, while we are forced to bow to our landlords and bosses.
Locally: From its founding, Los Angeles has seen the hideous face
of imperialism and the dangerous resistance that inevitably
confronts it. From the Black Panthers notorious stand off with the
LAPD to years of union struggles across the city, LA has always
been a hotbed for revolutionary action.

As we see today, history is repeating itself. The leaders have the
poor once again pinned against one another, struggling against an
enemy that can neither be seen, nor defeated. This enemy, our
leaders tell us, is the source of our problems, our misfortunes and
our suffering. But we can see beyond this charade and have found
the real enemy-the ruling class. We recognize that we must
struggle against the ruling class, their agenda and their institutions
but also build a new world whilst fighting the old. Many different
names, shapes and faces, have taken on their programs, but most
commonly today we know them as capitalism, imperialism and
authoritarianism. We recognize that capitalism and imperialism are
synonymous and must both be confronted simultaneously, while
we build anti authoritarian alternatives to them.

M19 We must come together to publicly declare our opposition to
our leaders and their corrupt agenda, and begin to organize in such
a way that we can begin to win this struggle. This is why on March
19, the 2 year anniversary of the US\u2019s latest imperial affair,
we call for a revolutionary anarchist contingent, which will march
in the ANSWER demonstration at 12 noon, M19 at Hollywood and
Vine.

What to Bring: Banners, Flags, Anti Authoritarian Literature,
Water, and Everyone you know.

Note: This is a call for a non-black bloc anarchist contingent for the
March 19th ANSWER march in Hollywood. We do not wish to be a
confrontational element at this march, for we do not believe that
our regional movement has reached the point where we can be
successful in that arena. Our goal at this march is to be educational
and accessible. As anarchists we recognize that we cannot directly
change the mechanisms of our current system through legal
permitted marches alone, but we do believe that our presence at
such marches are a vital way of recruiting, educating, and
networking with others that may share similar values. This, in turn,
will help us grow to the critical point in which we can be effective in
forms of protest that go beyond the legal boundaries outlined by the
state. We must think tactically and act accordingly.


What we believe in:

-A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all
trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote
destructive globalization;

-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.

-A confrontational attitude (for the right time and place), since we
do not think that lobbying can have a major impact in such biased
and undemocratic organizations, in which transnational capital is
the only real policy-maker;

-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;

-An organizational philosophy based on decentralization and
autonomy.


We are in solidarity with the Pasadena Anarchist Collective who are
also organizing an event for March 19, and we encourage all those
closer to Pasadena, or looking to engage in more interactive
outreach, to attend the event. Details at
http://www.pasadenaanarchy.org/


In solidarity with all those resisting capitalism and imperialism
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