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

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Date Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:33:01 +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's 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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