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A Call For a United Revoluitionary Presence at the Presidential Inauguration
30 Nov 2000
We Already Know Who Won…Capitalism and the Ruling Class

Take to the Streets of Washington Against Capitalism, Against the State,and Against the Death Machine of Globalization

FOR CLASS WAR NOW, FOR A CLASSLESS, STATELESS SOCIETY
On Saturday, January 20th, 2001 thousands of people from all over the United States will converge on the streets of Washington, D.C to protest against the dictatorship of the corporate class, the circus of US representative "democracy", and the international death machine that is the US government.

The demonstration in Washington the day of the presidential inauguration is a great opportunity to demonstrate our opposition, not only to whoever it is that may eventually win the presidency, but to the entire state system, from the dictatorship of capital, to the sham of representative democracy by making Washington ours during inauguration day and disrupting the ceremony of the ruling class. In the spirit of the mobilizations of the past year, from Seattle, to Washington, to Cincinnati, and everywhere in between, we are calling for revolutionaries to stand together as a bloc and refuse to serve as mere numbers for reformist and authoritarian organizations that don't represent our desires, aims, or aspirations. Instead, we propose a demonstration that not only highlights our opposition to the present order, but also puts forth revolutionary anti-authoritarian alternatives.

Therefore, we are calling for anti-authoritarian revolutionaries to bring their banners and flags, be they black, red, red and black, black and green, or whatever else and gather in Washington at 10 am on Saturday, January 20th, 2001* under the slogan "Class War Now...For a Classless, Stateless Society." We are not calling for any particular tactics, simply for revolutionary anti-authoritarians to come prepared to march on the Presidential Inauguration and for a festival of resistance, struggle, and revolutionary alternatives to the capitalist system.

It will take a lot of work to make this mobilization a success and a show of force for the North American revolutionary movement. If you wish to help make the January 20th initiative succeed , spread the word, organize caravans to Washington, copy and distribute this call, make banners and flags, keep in touch as details of the mobilization become available, contact us to endorse the call, and come to Washington on January 20th ready for a festival of resistance.

The Barricada Collective
Sabate Anarchist Collective (NEFAC)

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technical problems
30 Nov 2000
first: if any protestors do show up to get permits to march, they will only get that far

second: security will be so tight you will actually not be able to breathe in the city, on the most " sanctimonious" of days not even the commoner will get close enough to breathe the same air as George W Bush.

third: i'll be there anyway b/c if nader couldn't debate... the people should speak

housing, food, getting in the city, getting permits (if desired), these are all important issues that need to be worked out (as if you didn't know)

also i wouldn't even consider using a convergence center, as all details should be worked out in advance... they can't shut down the protest if there is no home base...
good luck and may the force be with you
What Happened to Solidarity?
02 Dec 2000
Hey folks, I definately agree with your goals of a classless and stateless society, but if you plan on marching seperately from the majority of the people aren't you causing divisions? That seems pretty strange considering your goals. I would argue that a better plan would be to stand beside the reformist organizations and talk to the members. There are alot of people there who can be won to revolutionary politics, but if you seperate yourselves and march under a slogan which not-yet-revolutionaries can't relate to, how will the cause be advanced? All revolutions need revolutionaries. Obviously there are not enough of us yet to have a successfull revolution and topple the world's most powerfull state, so perhaps our focus should not be on seperating ourselves and having our own seperate movement, but on moving the huge numbers which will turn out for the protest towards a revolutionary standpoint. Obviously you care about the people, that is a prerequisite to being a leftist revolutionary. But this means that we need to help the people help themselves, not denounce them as reformist or authoritarian. We need to start with where we agree with them, that the system is fucked up and something needs to be done, and create an atmosphere in which we can have a dialougue and show them that the only true path to liberation is revolution. I know this seems less exciting, but if we patiently work towards creating a huge revolutionary consciousness, one day we can all march together under the slogan you propose, and have ourselves a real revolution. Right now some may be impressed by ultra-left chants and slogans and tactics, but the majority are turned off by them because they have been denied the chance to hear your politics, ask questions, and really understand what you are all about. It is essential that you give them that opportunity, for if you don't then you are the real authoritarians.