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(en) NEFAC: When the War Starts, the World Stops!

From Flint <flint@mobtown.org>
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 19:18:57 +0100 (CET)

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The Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists calls for an immediate
mobilization following the initiation of brutal warfare upon the people of
Iraq by the government of the United States. The day after the bombing
starts we will fill the streets with an angry chorus of dissent. We will
show the world that we do not support the murderous policies of the
illegitimate administration which rules with impunity from the White
House. There can be no business as usual when the military might of the
world's greatest power is used to murder defenseless civilians in the
pursuit of global hegemony. When we refuse to support the war machine, it
will come to a halt. When the war starts, the world must stop! No war but
class war!

The elite of the USA and Iraq, personified by George Bush and Saddam Hussein,
are leading their countries and much of the world into a disastrous
confrontation on the plains where civilization arose. The cost of this clash
of powers will be paid, in sweat and in blood, by millions of people across
the globe to enrich the coffers of the sultans of industry, their executors
of State, and officers of war.

In this struggle over petrochemical wealth we will have no share of riches,
only sorrow. This war, and all future wars of nationalist futility, will
never be prevented by appeals to those who would be our masters. Only when
we, whose toil creates their wealth, cast off these murderous despots can we
enjoy the peace and freedom which is the right of each and all.

The hollow excuses for this war cannot be defended. The tyrannical regime in
Iraq, while a misery for its citizens and a threat to its neighbors, is to
Western powers but an opportunity to introduce a greater military presence in
an economically and geographically strategic point on the global chessboard.
Even as heads of State prepare for war against Iraq, they dance
diplomatically around North Korea. Even as they demonize a despot in Iraq,
they support monarchies and dictatorships around the world. They would wage
war against Iraq not because they must, but because they can.

Unemployment, low wages, lack of education and decent housing in the USA are
mirrored by outright starvation and continual warfare in Iraq. Our mutual
suffering is for the benefit of the elite and the States they control. Taxes
on US workers fund the military that guarantees control of cheap oil
for industry and the profits of its owners. For their pleasure we pay the
State, in sweat and in blood.

The oil for which we toil and kill poisons the very earth itself.
Instead of developing sustainable energy and managing resources for the
benefit of all humankind, the energy most easily controlled is extracted and
marketed for the profit of the powerful. These oil wars are not only wars
against humanity, but against the earth itself.

The current economic crisis of overproduction, wage slavery, and
rampant speculation in the financial markets cannot be solved
by the gluttonous destruction of war. War will only increase the
miseries of we who must pay for the pleasures of those who exploit the world
for their own desires. Americans, and citizens of the world, must say no to
Iraqnophobia and yes to freedom! No to the war on our fellow citizens and yes
to war against the bosses and States! War will only end with the end of
capitalism and nationalism. No to the war on our fellow workers and yes to
war against all of the international ruling elite! NO WAR BUT CLASS WAR!


Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists (NEFAC)


Baltimore: War Memorial Plaza on Gay St. at 5 PM. If the
invasion begins before 12 noon EST, meet at 5 PM on the same day. Invasion
after 12 noon, meet the following day at 5 PM. roundhouse@mobtown.org

Boston: Copley Square at 6:30 PM, day after the bombing starts.

Montreal: Starts at Square Dominion Saturday after the war is
declared at 1 PM. Depart au Carre Dominion, le Samedi apres que la guerre
soit declaree a 13h. betenoire_mtl@yahoo.fr

New Brunswick, New Jersey: New Brunswick fountain, Livingston
Avenue and George Street; If war announced before 5PM, demo will be that
day. If after 5PM, demo next day). nbanarchistunion@riseup.net

New York City: Times Square at 5 PM the day the bombing begins
or at 5 PM the next day, in the event the bombing starts overnight.

Philadelphia: Day after the war starts at 4:30 PM, the Clothspin,
15th and Market. phillynefac@defenstrator.org

Quebec City: Saturday after the bombing start at 12h30 in front
of the Joseph Franois Perrault High School (on Chemin Ste-Foy).

Toronto: Day the war starts 5 PM at US Consulate, University Ave north of
Queen. First Saturday After War Officially Launched: Rally, US Consulate,
University Ave. north of Queen St. 1 PM.

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