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February 15: An Anarchist Call for Global Action against Capitalism and War (english)
by Sexy anarchist bloc
03 Feb 2003
An international anarchist call for direct actions on February 15th against capitalism and war.
February 15: An Anarchist Call for Global Action against Capitalism and War
The ongoing war between the United States, the United Kingdom and Iraq is
only one component of a global struggle between the rich and powerful and
the billions who are oppressed for their benefit. Blair and Bush, like bin
Laden and Hussein, use the politics of international war as a diversion
from their wars against the poor, the excluded, and the Earth.
From the West Bank to the West Side, and from the rainforests of Colombia
to the farmlands of Great Britain, the ruling class maneuvers to extract
the maximum profits from the Earth and its people. International war is
one more tactic in this class war, for the acquisition of natural
resources, the elimination of surplus populations, and the consolidation
of patriotic unity between the oppressors and the oppressed.
On February 15, 2003, millions around the globe will march in opposition
to the escalation of this war. We call on all who seek a world free of the
oppression of authoritarianism, capitalism, ethnic hatred and religious
fundamentalism to participate in this unprecedented mobilization, through
convergences in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Aotearoa, Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona,
Belfast, Berlin, Berne, Brussels, Budapest, Cairo, Cape Town, Copenhagen,
Dublin, Edmonton, Glasgow, Helsinki, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg,
London, Lisbon, Madrid, Manila, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, Prague,
Ramallah, Rome, San Francisco, San Juan, Sao Paulo, Skopje, Stockholm,
Sydney, Tallinn, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and anywhere else, and to
escalate this component of the struggle against the ruling class through
direct action, including strikes, sabotage, sickouts, occupations, civil
disobedience, and the mass reclamation of public space. Let's make our
resistance to war visible in as many ways as possible!
From London and New York to Cairo and Ramallah, our resistance will be as
global as their oppression. On February 15, to the streets! And to the
No war between states! No peace between classes!
This call can be found online, with a current list of endorsers and list
of local events, at: http://www.infoshop.org/f15call.html
Coming soon: http://war.infoshop.org
Please send endorsements to: chuck (at) mutualaid.org
If you'd like to translate this call, please email chuck (at) mutualaid.org