WANTED: A Powerful Anti-War Movement
Revolutionary Worker #1129, December 2, 2001, posted at rwor.org
McWorld or Jihad?!? There must be another way.
How can we fight against the unjust bombings and military interventions
of the U.S. government and the intense repression and profiling of Arab and
How can people around the world deal with reactionary forces and
ideologies in a way that does not end up strengthening global exploiters and
How can people in the U.S. communicate to the people halfway across the
planet that there is a difference between the U.S. power structure and the
great majority of the people in the U.S.-- who have no fundamental interest in
oppressing and ripping off the people of the world?
How can we help give "air to breathe" to the kind of movements
that can really liberate people from the global oppressors--and create
societies where poverty, unjust violence, ethnic hatred, and the oppression of
women can be eliminated?
Thinking about these problems--and the need for proletarian revolution in
the U.S. and around the world--RCP Chairman, Bob Avakian wrote:
"We must bring forward the vision of a movement against the war acts
and repression of 'our own' U.S. government that is so powerful that it cannot
be hidden from the masses of people all over the world--including in the
countries and areas that are targets of U.S. imperialist aggression and are,
justifiably, 'hotbeds' of hatred 'against America.'
"Imagine, what it would (and will) mean to those millions and
millions of people when they see hundreds of thousands and ultimately millions
of people in America itself, taking on the aggression (and repression)
of their own government and standing with the people of the world against all
that this government stands for and is doing and enforcing in the world.
Imagine the questions that will raise in those people's minds, the
"dialogue" (even if indirect) it will give rise to, among people all
over the world with people in the U.S. itself.
"Imagine the inspiration it will provide and the potential
realignment it will contribute to--with ordinary people worldwide finding
common cause against the oppressors and bullies of the world, first and above
all the rulers of America--who, it will be more and more clear, do not speak
and act in the interests, or in the name of large, and growing, numbers of
American people themselves...."
Unite all who can be united...
Realize the vision...
The whole world is watching.
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