|In the Nov 9 mobilisation against the war
on Iraq in Florence, Italy, the Anti-imperialist forces of Italy have decided
to participate in a separate block. Their main front banner will read:
Defend Iraq – down with the black list
They will have a separate anti-imperialist final rally where the anti-imperialist forces from around the world can raise their voice.
We call upon all the anti-imperialist forces to give their support comrades-in-arms by endorsing the call, conveying greeting addresses and sending delegations.
Against the imperialist war, against the black lists!
Militant support for the anti-imperialist forces around the world
The imperialist war launched by the US, which – after Yugoslavia and Afghanistan – is directed against the already suffering Iraqi people, has become asymmetric, permanent and preventive. It does not only consist of massive bombing raids but also of world wide organised repression against all those forces mounting resistance against oppression and imperialist domination.
Liberation movements, communist organisations, anti-imperialist forces in general as well as individuals have been put on the black list requested by Bush and immediately adopted by the European Union. (This has been supported by the social-democratic parties who already had driven the infamous aggression against Yugoslavia.)
By calling the liberation movements of the oppressed peoples terrorist the US and the EU are trying to legitimise their proscription. Criminalizing the popular struggles in Palestine, Kurdistan, Turkey, Colombia, Nepal, the Basque county they violate even international law which stipulates the legitimacy of resistance against foreign occupation, Zionism and fascism.
In Europe and in Italy with the Berlusconi government allied to the US this escalation means a new qualitative step in the attack on the living condition of the proletarians (and in hand with lay-offs, flexibility, destruction of the welfare state etc.) let alone the racist persecution against the immigrants.
As anti-imperialist organisations we therefore propose the stable and organised unity of all the forces fighting against the war of aggression on Iraq. Our perspective is a large international front which opposes, resists and fights which all the means at its disposal.
Not a single man, not a single penny, not a single military
base for war.
Against the military and police of the bosses, the black lists, the criminalisation of immigrants and social struggles, state repression and the manipulative power of the mass media.
Close US-NATO military bases in Europe and the Middle East!
The only war acceptable to the peoples is their liberation
Anti-imperialist block and rally at the demonstration, November 9
We participate at the demonstration which departs from Fortezza da Basso (corner via Lorenzo il Magnifico). We will have our final anti-imperialist rally on piazza Chiesa where international representatives of liberation movements and of workers and immigrants will address the participants.
Anti-imperialist Assembly, November 10
In order to create a stable co-operation between the anti-imperialist forces: Presso la Casa del Popolo Ponte a Greve, Via Pisana, 809
On Oct 28 the historic leader of the Philippino revolutionary movement was added to the EU's black list, only two days after the Brussels' mobilisation calling for the abolition of the list.
See appeal: Remove
comrade Jose Maria from the black list
Cancel the list of "terrorist orgnisations" all together!