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(en) US, Chicago Anarchist Bloc Feb 15 Join the Anarchist & Anti-Capitalist Bloc on 2/15

From redblack <redblack@ziplip.com>
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:36:41 -0500 (EST)

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Join the Anarchist & Anti-Capitalist Bloc on 2/15
at the March against War and Racism in Chicago's Pakistani

12 Noon, Saturday, February 15th
Devon & Damen
(main march starts at Devon & Leavitt)

The thundering of war grows louder. The storm is nearly upon

It seems certain now, that within a few weeks the United States
empire will begin raining death down on the people of Iraq. A
lightning invasion and full-scale, indefinate U.S. occupation are
planned to follow.

Under the clouds of war the people of Palestine will likely face
increasingly genocidal attack from the U.S. backed Israeli
occupation. Chechens, Kurds, Afghanis, and the people of the
Ivory Coast and Chiapas, Mexico may also endure increased
assault form armies of occupation while the world's eyes are
pointed elsewhere.

In the U.S., immigrants, especially Arab, South Asian, or other
Muslims will see stepped-up harrassment, frame-ups, and
detentions. And for the broader working-classes, civil liberties
and living standards will continue to come under attack.

But the winds of resistance are blowing as well. On February
15th, across North America hundreds of thousands- well over a
million people- will come out to protest the U.S. war on Iraq. In
many cities, anarchists and other direct action, anti-capitalist
forces are organizing contingents, Blocs, or breakaways to
expose the capitalist basis for this war, and promote mass
direct action as the only real way to stop it.

In the past few weeks anarchist organized anti-war breakaway
marches have pushed past police, taken the streets, and carried
out direct action against corporate, government, and other war
related targets in Ohio, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, 
and Michigan.

These contingents have brought a spirit of defiance to the
movement, a sense that we need to raise the costs of this war,
and an understanding that this war is not simply bad policy, but
a product of the capitalist system's endless quest for profit and

Here in Chicago we hope to initiate a tendency within the
movement that has as it's goal not only mass direct action to
end the war, but a revolutionary anti-authoritarian movement
against the system as a whole. Connecting the war abroad with
the war against the working-classes, people of color, women,
queers, and youth right here.

It is not clear that Devon Avenue offers much in the way of the 
Military-Industrial-Complex as targets. We understand this
march to be a show of strength and solidarity, especially for the
Pakistani community of Chicago. So we are not organizing any
direct action for this occasion. We will be present with our 
defiant spirit, flags, banners, and literature- looking to hook up
with those who share these goals and attitude.

Anarchist & Anti-Capitalist Bloc
February 15, Noon, Devon & Damen

Against Capitalism, Patriarchy, White Supremacy, and the
For a free humanity!
For Anarchy!
BRICK anarchist collective

member of FRAC, the Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist
Collectives- Great Lakes Region

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