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(en) A Call To Action in Seattle Against Police Terroris,

From "Arthur J. Miller" <bayou@blarg.net>
Date Sun, 2 Feb 2003 10:33:23 -0500 (EST)

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>  Fight the Consolidation of Police Terrorism in the US:
 A call to Action in Seattle, June 2 to 6th, 2003
  We, the committee to form a Northwest Federation of Anarchist Communists,
call for a convergence in Seattle, Washington, home of the WTO protests,  to
strike at the heart of the forces whose goals are to undermine all  human
rights, criminalize dissent, jail, harass and torture activists, and  even
commit legal murder of people of color and dissidents alike, in the  name of
"Homeland Security", "Fighting Terrorism" and "Criminal  Intelligence".  We
call for all that have been victimized, or feel that  they will become
victimized, by this unprecedented consolidation of police
power to join in solidarity and return to Seattle.
  The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) is holding its annual
conference in Seattle, on June 2,3,4,5 and 6th. (see
 http://www.leiu2003seattle.org/) The organizers of this conference have
invited Attorney General John Ashcroft, Director of Homeland Security, Tom
Ridge (who conspired to imprison and murder journalist Mumia Abu- Jamal),
 Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force member John Cooney; FBI Assistant
Director John Pistole, New York City Police Deputy Commissioner of
Intelligence, and Former CIA agent David Cohen will attend. The purpose of
this conference is for law enforcement, from local police to the FBI to  the
CIA and military, to further consolidate their power and organization,  and
to improve "the current state of intelligence sharing/processing among
local and federal law enforcement agencies; and [to discuss] specifics as
to what local law enforcement can do to better support the war on "
terrorism". We all know that the war on terrorism is a pretext for the war
of the State against the population: people of color, immigrants, and
 political activists inside as well as outside the United States.

 The topic of their conference include such things as "Criminal Protest
Groups" and "left wing" terrorism. We all know that people committing such
acts as stepping off of the curb at a demonstration, organizing against  the
war, organizing against the rape of our planet, occupying buildings  and
workplaces, and destroying capitalism are considered terrorists by our
 government. When the government loses its legitimacy with the people the
response has been to build a system to monitor, criminalize, imprison, and
murder its subjects, and to remove the line between the military and the
domestic police. We have seen the massive consolidation of police power
after the rise of the anti-globalization and anti-capitalist movements,  the
resurgence in anarchist organization, and the call of the government
 to seize Iraqi oil under the pretext of avenging the horrible tragedy of

 We have seen the steady rise of the abuse of the police, from the tear
gassing and beatings at WTO, to the murder of an activist in Genoa. The
history is merely being repeated, since the organization of slave patrols
in New York in 1830's and the centuries of genocide against native people;
J. Edgar Hoover's repression of Wobblies, anarchists and socialists during
 World War 1; the Palmer raids of the 20's; persecution of communists in
the 1930's and 1950's; the murder of Sacco and Vanzetti; The destruction  of
the Black Panther Party and the murder of its leaders in the 1960's;  the
repression of the American Indian Movement and frame up of Leonard
 Peltier; the disruption of the anti-apartied movement of the 1980's; and
now, the criminalization of Muslims, immigrants, people of color, native
peoples, and activists in the 1990's and to date. Our resistance to the
police state in the US is the uniting of all people of all color, of all
struggles for self determination, of all defenses against the rape of
Mother Earth, and the struggle against the employing class.

We call upon all to converge upon Seattle, using whatever tactics they  feel
are necessary and prudent to carry out the goals of their respective
organizations and constituencies; we call all upon all to organize in
affinity groups and coalitions as necessary to resist the legalized
planning for the criminalization of dissent; and we leave up to  individuals
and groups to choose whatever tactics they deem appropriate to  their cause,
and that such tactics be carried out independent of one  another when
necessary. We call upon the defense of non-violent activists
 against the likely abuse by the police who will likely rise to the
 occasion; and we call for this to be the first action of many to dismantle
the institution of Police Terrorism, disguised as Homeland Security and  its
regional manifestations of FBI/law enforcement partnerships. We must  expose
this legal crime network to the people of this country, and destroy
 any and all legitimacy they made have.

 Corporate America is funding this conference. Starbucks, 7-11 stores, and
Microsoft are listed as sponsors. Microsoft develops the computer
infrastructure for citizen data collection (see
 http://jps.directtaps.net/) Corporate America has declared us the enemy,
and they are raising their army of soldiers and intelligence alike to defeat
our resistance to their tyranny. This already happened last year on  the
docks on the West Coast of the US, where the White House called the
 leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to
warn then against striking against the waterfront employers (the PMA) to
protect "national security", while the employers in an allinace with the
Bush White House and corporate retailers used Taft-Hartley to fight the
 union. This will likely happen with the ILA on the east coast when their
contract expires. Corporate America wants the cops and military involved  in
our workplace disputes, so that they can make us their unquestioning
servants paralyzed by fear.

 Our struggle against the proponents of "Homeland Security" and the emerging
police state is our struggle for our survival, and for the  survival of our

 In Revolutionary Struggle and Solidarity,

 Coordinating Committee for the formation of a Northwest Federation of
Anarchist Communists.

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