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Boston Anarchists Against Militarism
01 Oct 2001
BAAM Basis of Unity
Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM)

Basis of Unity

"In all wars the object is to protect or to seize money, property and power, and there will always be wars so long as Capital rules and oppresses people."
- Ernst Friedrich, War Against War (1924)

1. The Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM) is a coalition of social anarchists committed to building an anti-war resistance movement in the greater Boston area.

2. We believe that it is not enough to act as a defensive response to military conflict. To bring an end to the global cycle of militaristic violence we must develop a resistance movement that attacks the root causes of war: capitalism, the State, and all forms of exploitation and
oppression.

3. We reject nationalism, patriotism, racism, and all forms of chauvenism and bigotry used to mislead the working class into indentifying with, and reinforcing, the interests of the ruling class. We promote anti-racism and internationalist working class solidarity as our strongest weapon against the global ruling classes and their wars.

4. We adopt a strategy of resistance that is antagonistic to peaceful reform. We are not interested in a "peace" that is a return to a pre-war status quo. We believe that there can be no peace without justice, and actively struggle for a world in which not only war but also social, political and economic inequality are abolished.

5. We respect a diversity of tactics. We encourage the development of autonomous and creative forms of struggle in the growing anti-war movement, ranging from public education campaigns to direct action.

6. BAAM is autonomous, decentralized and non-hierarchical. We encourage the involvement of anyone who accepts these points of unity.

No War Against Nations, No Peace Between Classes!

Boston Anarchists Against Militarism (BAAM)
PO Box 73, Boston, MA 02133
email: baamcoalition (at) hotmail.com
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