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Commentary :: DNC
Shut it down!
28 Jul 2004
Modified: 04:40:00 PM
Tame protests and theatrical antics are NOT enough. What is needed is a GENERAL STRIKE to STOP THE WAR NOW!
So far, the protests at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Boston have been purely peaceful, legal protests. Some of the organized groups involved are actually fronting for the Dems. While peaceful protest is always a good idea, it is not enough by itself. Also needed is militant mass action and constant calls for a GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST THE WAR.

Encouraging illusions in John Kerry and the Democratic Party is a betrayal of the people. Kerry voted for the "Patriot" Act, and the Iraq war resolution. He is just as much of an arrogant elitist and imperialist warmonger as Bush.

Both major parties screw the people. The only difference is-- the Democrats sweet talk them first, and use lube.

Instead of trying to rope people back into the Democratic fold, genuine revolutionaries should seek to independently mobilize the social power of the working class.

I call for a GENERAL STRIKE to STOP THE WAR NOW!

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Re: Shut it down!
28 Jul 2004
This is so true! Quit going to school! Quit
working! Tell everyone you know to stop and do
not give the government anything. We have to send
the message that if they want to stop us from
stopping them fight a bloodthirsty war we will
not support they'll have to fire on us directly
and not keep playing games. It's time for
revolution comrades--it's been long overdue and
nigh is the time! We must act and organize
together to stop the hate, stop the killings,
stop capitalism, stop the state! Fuck the state!
Re: Shut it down!
29 Jul 2004
The only way to make the Democrats perk up is to Vote for Nader. The peace vote. votenader.org