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(en) Czech, Anti-Ashcroft etc. protests in Prague - Oct. 18/19 - Press release of Czech anarchists

Date Thu, 22 Sep 2005 09:15:47 +0300

War Criminals, Out of Prague! Join the street protests!
In the days of 18th and 19th of October, there should take place the
conference called "The Days of EU and USA" in Prague, organized by
Teleaxis agency. In its frame there should have main speeches people
associated with wide range of crimes against humanity, human rights abuse
and aggressive war conflicts.
One of keynote speakers will be former US Attorney General John Ashcroft,
responsible for annihilation of many human rights and citizen freedoms in
the USA under pretext of "war against terrorism". For the sake of
"defending democracy", Ashcroft didn't hesitate to conceive and enforce
measures closely resembling those from repertoire of former Bolshevik
Statni bezpecnost (StB, "State Security", secret police repressing dissent
in Bolshevik Czechoslovakia 1948-1989).

Let's remind just the possibility of judging the ones suspicious of
terrorism by military commissions, that can pass death sentences without
possibility of appeal. Further it's e.g. total state supervision over
Internet, almost unlimited possibilities of monitoring of
telecommunications, secret domiciliary searches without officially
informing its victims, legal placing of spyware into private computers and
much more, which would even Orwell's Big Brother be proud of.

Another infamous visitor of conference is retired commander-in-Chief of US
Army, that commanded the aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan, general
Tommy Franks, man whose hands are stained by blood of innumerable
thousands of civil victims that paid the price for US conquest.

The "holy threesome" of US Neo-conservatism is complemented by former
mayor of New York city, Rudolph Giuliani, whose politics of "zero
tolerance" towards breaking the law in the New York city was, by lots of
critics, reminiscent more to fascistic methods.

Another participant is former British prime minister John Major, faithful
enforcer of antisocial politics of his predecessor Margaret Thatcher. He
is signed by others under Criminal Justice Act, set of "anti-rave" bills,
curbing freedom of gathering and artistic activity.

We don't plan to sit and watch how this people try to export their ideas,
including concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay, totalitarian legislative
like US Patriot Act or bloody war in Iraq. That's the reason why there's
going to take place a series of protests against "Days of EU and USA" in

More information will be subsequently published on web pages:

http://fsa.anarchismus.org (Federation of Anarchist Groups – IWA)
http://www.csaf.cz (Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation – IFA)
http://www.antifa.cz (Czech Antifascist Action)

We consider organizing dinners for a bunch of global capitalism's first
league war criminals as absolutely unacceptable - in Prague or anywhere
else - and we feel it as our duty to prevent them from enjoying it.

the initiative's collective

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