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(en) Call For Action - Copenhagen 2002 - An invitation to the EU summit in Copenhagen 12 - 14 December

From Den Anarkistiske Fderation - Danmark <info@resist2002.dk>
Date Sat, 9 Nov 2002 09:53:15 -0500 (EST)

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The Art of Keeping Your Mouth Shut
It's hopelessly un-modern to disagree with the people in power these 
days. Even organisations that should be in opposition to the 
capitalistic world order, are busy convincing themselves and in 
particular the state, that they do not pose any real treat to the 
established order. What they want is just to change a "few minor 
details" here and there. The reason for this sickening reformist way of 
thinking can be found in a deeply seated fear of being labelled 
"Radical", or even worse: Terrorists...
The state has invented a new term: "Terrorwar". This abstract and not 
yet concretised concept is used as an excuse to flush human rights and 
ordinary common sense down the toilet. When these actions are 
criticised, the people who commit them will refer to their sacred war 
against terror, while they're criminalizing and throwing suspicion on 
groups and organisations that doesn't have a damn thing to do with real 
terrorism. And the people who should be shouting: "STOP!" from the top 
of their lungs, are busy hiding in the shadow of Big Brother, keeping 
their mouths hermetically shut.

The art of keeping your mouth shut has also reflected on to the protests 
against the summits. When the leaders of EU are gathering to take us all 
a few steps closer to the United States of Europe, with USA as the big 
role model, they should be met with massive resistance from all who do
not want to live in a corrupt, un-democratic European super state. But
this is just not happening.
While Denmark has had the presidency of the European Union, far to many 
of the protests, demonstrations and actions that have taken place have 
been small insignificant happenings with a disturbingly low number of 
participants. This has to stop now!

Let us not be consumed by the hysteria that rules together with pacifism 
and inaction among a large part of the leftwing movement. We have the 
right to protest against the new world order; we have the right to 
scream our protest straight in the fat faces of the people who are 
leading our world straight down the drain.

And no, we don't want a dialog with the politicians. That is a waste of 
time. The most important part of the job of a politician is to have 
"dialogs" with the people that don't agree with them. They will nod, 
smile and say "yes, of course and naturally we'll look into that". And 
afterwards they'll do absolutely nothing about the problems they have 
been presented with. How can anyone expect to have a dialog with people 
who hire media experts, so called "spin doctors", to teach them how to 
most effectively trick the public into believing their bullshit? It's 
impossible to change the system from within; all you can hope to 
accomplish is to prolong the pain a bit. This is why we don't want a 
dialog. What we want is to be a part of a massive protest against the 
European Union, on our terms.

Below is a short list of some of the activities during the summit. 
Details and practical information can be found on our website 

Thursday the 12th: Reclaim the Streets 19:30 from N=F8rreport Station.

Friday the 13th: Actionday & Demonstration Against Racism 17:00 from 
Enghave Plads.

Saturday the 14th: International demonstration 11:00 from 
& Demonstration against police state Europe. 13.30 From Vesterbro Torv.

The Anarchist Federation support Reclaim the Streets and we hope people 
will show up and use their creativity and fantasy during the Actionday. 
Furthermore we're organizing an anarchist/syndicalist block in the 
international demonstration Saturday. If you represent a group that
would like to join this block, you're very welcome to contact us on: 

We don't want to participate in the public meeting arranged by "Stop 
Volden" (Stop the Violence) Saturday afternoon. Instead we encourage 
people to take part in the demonstration against police state Europe,
which is arranged by different anarchistic and left radical groups of
The reason for our boycott of the "Stop the violence" meeting has to do 
with this organizations willingness to work together with the police. 
Through this cooperation they have been promoting the false picture 
created by the authorities of "good" and "bad" demonstrators. In our 
opinion this means that "Stop the violence" removes focus from the 
counter summit and helps the authorities paint a false picture of the 
protesters, by joining the choir of hysterical ignorants who think that 
the reason for police violence can be found in the tabloid press 
headlines about "vandalizing black-clad anarchist hooligans". The people 
in power have a huge interest in making it hard and dangerous to protest 
against them, and it's just this sort of propaganda they need to further 
their own ends. People who don't believe this, are simply as blind as 
they would like us all to be.

So when they all gather in Copenhagen 12 - 14 December we have to be 
there as well, on the streets, so they can see with their own eyes that 
they can't scare people back in the couches with their talk of terror 
and war.

The Anarchist Federation - Denmark

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