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Upcoming POWER (People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers) Events and Actions

by socalpower@onebox.com Friday, Mar. 15, 2002 at 8:40 PM
socalpower@onebox.com

http://www.wearepower.org

POWER !

People Opposing War,Empires, and Rulers.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO

>-Solidarity work with targeted organizations and people of Islamic and Middle-Eastern descent

>-Educate on the diverse cultures and histories in the Middle East and the Islamic world

>-Educate on U.S. militarism and imperialism in the Middle East and around the world

>-Educate on the impact of U.S. militarism on life within the U.S.especially for working-class people and people of color

>-Solidarity work with immigrants living in the US who are being harassed, jailed, or in some cases deported because of their race, religion or country of origin

>-Challenge white supremacy and patriarchy inside and outside our activist movement

>-Build and support creative non-violent Affinity group projects nationwide.

>-Demand diversity and autonomy in organizing

>-Campaign against ROTC centers on campuses, and any other War research that goes on our local campuses

>-Campaign against Sanctions on Iraq that have killed close to 800,000 children

>-Mobilize students and youth of all ages to learn more, challenge, and confront those that support and direct the US War Machine

>-Educate on the practice and benefits of direct democratic and anarchistic forms of decision-making.

OUR NEXT SOUTHERN CA ACTIONS and EVENTS WILL BE:

March 22, 02

WHAT: CELEBRATION FOR PERSIAN NEW YEARS

PHONE#: (562) 434-1649

WHERE: Long Beach Infoshop

LOCATION: 684 Redondo Ave. Long Beach CA

COST: .00

Contact: Cherrysweet@yahoo.com

HAPPY NOROOZ! Join us on Friday March 22, 2002 for a potluck dinner to celebrate Persian New Years. Come and listen to some great persian music and look at art from Iran while you learn and discuss what Persian New Years is all about. We will also be watching an excellent Independent Iranian Movie.



MONDAY MARCH 25,2002

WHAT:Demonstration at the Israeli consulate to call for an end to the killings, tortures of Palestinian people

WHERE: Israelian consulate in Los Angeles (6380 Wilshire Blvd. west of La Jolla in Los

Angeles)

> > STOP THE KILLING, TORTURE & DEMOLITIONS!

> > END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION IMMEDIATELY!

> > NO MORE U.S. AID TO ISRAEL!

> > UPHOLD THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT TO RETURN!

Day by day, Israeli atrocities are growing more

criminal and inhumane. There is no sign of peace,

and there can be no peace in the middle east without

thorough and complete de-colonization. We ask that

people of all races and religions come together and demand peace and stand in solidarity to end the

killing and stop this inhumane occupation and treatment of the people in Palestine. We demand

and ask for peace and an IMMEDIATE END AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!

THIS ACTION IS CALLED AND ENORSED BY:

POWER ( People Opposing War Empires and Rulers)

PART (People Against Racist Terror)

ARA (Anti Racist Action)

CME Broadcasting

Free Iranian Womens Association of Southern CA

OC MECCNA (Orange Country Middle Eastern Cultural Center of North America)

Lebanese Historical Association of Orange and San

Bernardino County Iranian Cultural Studies of Orange County and San Diego

For more Information call (310)495-0299 or visit http://www.wearepower.org

SATURDAY MARCH 30,2002

WHAT: Stop Matt Hale's Racist World Church of the Creator

SUMMARY: Racist Matt Hale of the WCOTC has apparently scheduled a speech at

the library. His followers have engaged in racist violence. We are

holding a rally for unity, diversity and solidarity to oppose and

prevent Hale's followers from carrying out racist attacks.

WHEN: 12:00pm Saturday 30 March

WHERE: Newport Beach Marina Library, 2005 Dover Dr. Newport Beach

TRANSIT: 405 S to 55 FREEWAY S until it ENDS as Newport Blvd. First left off NEWPORT onto 19th St; across Irvine, 19th becomes DOVER DRIVE.

CONTACT: Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action 310-495-0299

EMAIL: part2001@usa.net

URL: http://www.geocities.com/ara_losangeles OR http://www.wearepower.org

To find out more about POWER and/or to get invovled and organize around the different actions and programs we are involved in please contact us and join us at our next SOUTHERN CA MEETING

WHEN: Monday, March 18,2002

WHERE: Long Beach Infoshop located on 684 Redondo Ave. Long Beach CA

TIME: 7:00 PM

PHONE #: 562-434-1649

ALL WELCOME!



The September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre (WTC) and the Pentagon by suicide bombers, leading to over 4,000 deaths have grabbed world attention.

We anarchists, anti-authoritarians and socialist libertarians condemn the attacks and extend our condolences to the families of those injured or killed. The death of thousands of ordinary civilians - including many ordinary workers - is not acceptable. The use of civilian aircraft for such an operation is authoritarian and coercive and shows the contempt of terrorists for human life.

It also shows that the terrorists are anti-working class: attacking people just because they are "American" regardless of their class position is reactionary and xenophobic.

At the same time as we oppose the terrorism of the bombers, we oppose equally the terrorism of all states, especially the US government This capitalist military-industrial machine has been involved in more than 216 armed interventions against other countries and regions. We condemn any and all attempts by the Bush regime to use the attacks as an excuse for war against Afghanistan or any other country that is deemed to be a "terrorist" regime. The main victims of such a war will be ordinary people, workers and peasants. The ruling elite organized in the Taliban will be mostly unaffected because they have the money to hide and to protect themselves. Bush and the US elite were hardly affected by the WTC attacks, equally, the Jehadi and Taliban groups will also be unaffected.

We are also totally opposed to any attempt by the US capitalist class to build a global "anti-terror" coalition or to increase their repressive powers. We are against the Bush campaigns of extending police powers of arrest and surveillance ?Increasing military spending ?Increasing spending on intelligence services such as the CIA ?Building a US-led global military force against "terrorism"

SO WHO ARE WE?

For the most part we are Youth, Students,workers, parents, sons and daughters..plain people! from all over the Country who want to fight in this anti-war movement, in our communities and schools from an anti-authoritarian perspective.

We believe that the main task as anarchists during this period is to stop the war drive and growing political repression, and to fight racism against ordinary people of Middle Easstern, South Asian, Muslims, or Arab decent, and others who are wrongly blamed for the attacks. People of color are the ones directly affected during this time, and will continue to be attacked even when we are told this war is over.

We ALSO call for support for Middle Eastern, North African, Central/South Asian and Indonesian workers against the fundamentalists. These goals can only be accomplished through mass action by the working class itself.

OUR DEMANDS:

* We call on US soldiers - particularly those from the oppressed minorities in the US - to refuse to fight Bush's imperialist and capitalist war

* We call for a campaign of rolling mass action - in both East and West -against Bush's war

* We call for proletarian risings in the Muslim world against capitalism, fundamentalism, terrorism and the US attacks

* Freedom and democracy for Palestine/ Israel and withdrawal of all US forces from the Middle East

* No compromise to our rights as indiviudal human beings. We refuse to sit still and live in a police state.

* We call on workers, activist and revolutionaries to mobilize against the war, and all consequences and actions that are taken by this war

* working class action and working class autonomy!

Our group is a National network of people, we are completely open group for discussion and dialogue and are going to be building and organizing around the anti-war/anti US Military Occupation movement from a non hierarchal, not patriarchal, anti-authoritarian/anarchist prespective. We would like for YOU individuals to get involved and plug in to help start up a group on your campus or in your community. The point of this group is to bring people together those who oppose the US military war drive and help empower individuals and one another in doing activism and organizing around these issues. We want to encourage more people nationwide to get involved, hold meetings and start organizing. We are in the process of settingup a nationwide web page that people can plug into to see how meetings, and events that this group does are going.

To contact us for more information or to learn on how you can start a POWER group in your city visit

http://www.wearepower.org

OR

Email:

Nationwide: National_power@yahoo.com

Southern CA: SocalPower@onebox.com

OR to call us from anywhere in the US TOLL FREE 866.206.9073 x4307

We are dedicated on working with our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters not just by telling them how to organize but actually by listening and working along with Middle Eastern cultural groups and Islamic centers in educating ourselves and one another, and building a strong resistance against the war and US military occupation.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO

>-Solidarity work with targeted organizations and people of Islamic and Middle-Eastern descent

>-Educate on the diverse cultures and histories in the Middle East and the Islamic world

>-Educate on U.S. militarism and imperialism in the Middle East and around the world

>-Educate on the impact of U.S. militarism on life within the U.S.especially for working-class people and people of color

>-Solidarity work with immigrants living in the US who are being harassed, jailed, or in some cases deported because of their race, religion or country of origin

>-Challenge white supremacy and patriarchy inside and outside our activist movement

>-Build and support creative non-violent Affinity group projects nationwide.

>-Demand diversity and autonomy in organizing

>-Campaign against ROTC centers on campuses, and any other War research that goes on our local campuses

>-Campaign against Sanctions on Iraq that have killed close to 800,000 children

>-Mobilize students and youth of all ages to learn more, challenge, and confront those that support and direct the US War Machine

>-Educate on the practice and benefits of direct democratic and anarchistic forms of decision-making.

OUR NEXT SOUTHERN CA ACTION WILL BE:

WHAT:Demonstration at the Israeli consulate to call for an end to the killings, tortures of Palestinian people

WHEN: Monday March 25,02

WHERE: Israelian consulate in Los Angeles (6380 Wilshire Blvd. west of La Jolla in Los

Angeles)

> > STOP THE KILLING, TORTURE & DEMOLITIONS!

> > END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION IMMEDIATELY!

> > NO MORE U.S. AID TO ISRAEL!

> > UPHOLD THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT TO RETURN!

Day by day, Israeli atrocities are growing more

criminal and inhumane. There is no sign of peace,

and there can be no peace in the middle east without

thorough and complete de-colonization. We ask that

people of all races and religions come together and demand peace and stand in solidarity to end the

killing and stop this inhumane occupation and treatment of the people in Palestine. We demand

and ask for peace and an IMMEDIATE END AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!

THIS ACTION IS CALLED AND ENORSED BY:

POWER ( People Opposing War Empires and Rulers)

PART (People Against Racist Terror)

ARA (Anti Racist Action)

CME Broadcasting

Free Iranian Womens Association of Southern CA

OC MECCNA (Orange Country Middle Eastern Cultural Center of North America)

Lebanese Historical Association of Orange and San

Bernardino County Iranian Cultural Studies of Orange County and San Diego

For more Information call (310)495-0299 or visit http://www.wearepower.org

SATURDAY MARCH 30,2002

WHAT: Stop Matt Hale's Racist World Church of the Creator

SUMMARY: Racist Matt Hale of the WCOTC has apparently scheduled a speech at

the library. His followers have engaged in racist violence. We are

holding a rally for unity, diversity and solidarity to oppose and

prevent Hale's followers from carrying out racist attacks.

WHEN: 12:00pm Saturday 30 March

WHERE: Newport Beach Marina Library, 2005 Dover Dr. Newport Beach

TRANSIT: 405 S to 55 FREEWAY S until it ENDS as Newport Blvd. First left off NEWPORT onto 19th St; across Irvine, 19th becomes DOVER DRIVE.

CONTACT: Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action 310-495-0299

EMAIL: part2001@usa.net

URL: http://www.geocities.com/ara_losangeles OR http://www.wearepower.org

To find out more about POWER and/or to get invovled and organize around the different actions and programs we are involved in please contact us and join us at our next SOUTHERN CA MEETING

WHEN: Monday, March 18,2002

WHERE: Long Beach Infoshop located on 684 Redondo Ave. Long Beach CA

TIME: 7:00 PM

PHONE #: 562-434-1649

ALL WELCOME!

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