|ANTI-WAR, ANTI-CAPITALIST AND BUILDING A PEOPLE’ S RESISTANCE
By Dave Silver
We are witnessing a mass mobilization of people of color, working class,
farmers, middle class, artists and intellectuals on five continents
unprecedented in modern history which is both breathtaking in scope
diversity. The peoples of the world sent a clear message to the
imperialists in Washington and their running dogs in London that they
not tolerate a new holocaust that US transnational oil corporations
demanding in order to control all of the oil in the Persian Gulf even
only 14% of the oil consumed in the U.S. comes from that region.
This new and organized “street power” informed with a consciousness
profit system as a root cause for war is crucial in building and maintaining
an effective Resistance. For an attack on Iraq in the post Soviet
the first significant step of US imperialism to dominate the world.
a non-compliant African state or North Korea will be the next military
Two precautions are in order. We must reject any ploy from within
outside of the peace forces that uses red-baiting and/or opportunism
portray one segment of the anti-war movement as “radical” and the other
more liberal and therefore acceptable group. We have already
article in the Washington Post using the phrase “marching with Stalinists”
and the New York Times accusing the “radicals” of “tainting or
the main anti-war message by raising issues of Justice at home, such
Patriot Act (One and Two) the School of the Americas and cutbacks to
finance a war. Our answer should be loud and clear.
The issues of racism
(detention of immigrants for example), oppression, exploitation and
Alerts are part and parcel of creating a climate at home more conducive
our imperialist adventures abroad. On the contrary showing the
strengthens the anti-war message.
We must also see the severe limitations of those who are touted as liberal
Democrats. I am referring to those who would approve of going
to war if
only the US can twist enough arms to obtain a UN Security Council Resolution
and or more complete Inspections. We must keep up the pressure
for the Demo near the White House as well as Federal Buildings
coming weeks while we broaden and strengthen our forces for future
and forge a new independent and alternative political fist to confront
formidable and only superpower. Peace and Justice.