When War Starts The World Stops!
When War Starts The World Stops!
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 U.S. 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)
BRICK anarchist collective (Chicago/FRAC)
Bush is Taking the Shirts Off Our Backs to Pay for this War Coalition (Washington, DC)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston: Copley Square at 6:30 PM, day after the bombing starts. email@example.com
Chicago: Day Of AND the Day After the U.S. attack begins at Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn streets in downtown Chicago). Join the anarchist & anti-capitalist bloc. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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). firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
Philadelphia: Day after the war starts at 4:30 PM, the Clothspin, 15th and Market. firstname.lastname@example.org
Quebec City: Saturday after the bombing start at 12h30 in front of the Joseph Franois Perrault High School (on Chemin Ste-Foy). email@example.com
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.
Washington, DC: Day after the war on Iraq starts, on bike: 7:30 AM at Dupont Circle for a Critical Mass "Race Against War", On Foot: 7:00 AM at the Eastern Market metro station for a "March of Resistance". firstname.lastname@example.org