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Authoritarian parties endanger peace movement

by reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 3:57 PM

This is a repost from a nyc indymedia posting. I thought it was very good and we need to remember this important message.


Thank you to the author of the article for naming a painful truth about the sponsorship of Not In Our Name.

Of course NION is a front for the bizarre maoist cult, the Revolutionary Communist Party. And we need to be honest about this. See the RCP's web site, .

For that reason, many groups didn't sign on to the NION pledge (and have created alternative pledges, see and even though the NION pledge itself was cleverly and beautifully written to hide the RCP role. That's what front groups are for.

Of course, many people worked on and came to this demonstration because of the importance of saying no to war, and that's what is encouraging. Most who did so know nothing of the RCP's role, and wouldn't dream of supporting the authoritarianism, patriarchal militarism, homophobia, and general support for murderousness (support of Mao's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution and the resulting death of over 20 million human beings, the Shining Path of Peru, etc.) of the Maoist positions the RCP takes.

Similarly, many will go to D.C. on October 26th because of the importance of demonstrating in D.C. against the war, even though the organizing for that is dominated by another cultish front group, this time the Trostskyist, Tiananmen-Square-massacre supporting, Workers World Party, through their front groups, the International Action Center and the ANSWER "coalition."

I am afraid that the domination of many of our anti-war coalitions by these authoritarian groups gravely damages our ability to mobilize people into genuine movements for peace, liberty, and justice.

In Peace,

Sam Diener

"Every relationship of domination, of exploitation, of oppression is by definition violent, whether or not the violence is expressed by drastic means. In such a relationship, dominator and dominated alike are reduced to

things - the former dehumanized by an excess of power, the latter by a lack of it. And things cannot love."

- Paulo Freire

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I think T-Mex Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 6:11 PM
United or Divided? anti-war Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 6:50 PM
Yer "bizzare" me Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 7:18 PM
Ask the Iraqi people JK Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 7:29 PM
You missed the point reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 7:55 PM
Finally... reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 8:11 PM
Here's the rational for invasion reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 8:25 PM
in response Sonji Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 8:40 PM
Response to Sonji reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 8:54 PM
Response To Reposter anti-war Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 9:14 PM
Reposter to Anti-War reposter Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2002 at 11:05 PM
Response To Reposter anti-war Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2002 at 12:35 AM
regarding the RCP the burningman Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2002 at 9:07 PM
Response to Burningman reposter Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at 5:40 PM
Hoo Owns The Movement? anti-war Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at 6:29 PM
what you see is what you get the burningman Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002 at 9:40 PM
Anti-War To Burningman anti-war Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at 12:38 AM
duh the burningman Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at 1:25 AM
Response to BurningMan reposter Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at 8:32 PM
what's your name the burningman Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at 1:55 PM
Anti-War To Reposter anti-war Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at 4:07 PM
true true vanguard slasher Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at 5:06 PM
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Anti-War To Reposter anti-war Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 at 3:28 PM
"nosneakyfrontgroups"? trotsky icepick Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at 12:52 AM
trotsky icepick indeed reposter Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at 3:58 AM
Never Again Jay Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at 4:02 AM
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