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by omni Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at 12:27 PM

It has long been crystal clear that those at the helm of global capital are intent on steering us further into endless war. On the horizon, another mass murder, where the poor and powerless of different nations are ordered to kill each other for the benefit of the elite.



It has long been crystal clear that those at the helm of global capital

are intent on steering us further into endless war. On the horizon,

another mass murder, where the poor and powerless of different nations are

ordered to kill each other for the benefit of the elite.

Despite the propagandist long knives of the Bush/Blair administrations

and their standing armies in the mass media, there is a remarkable

degree of worldwide recalcitrance to these "leaders" and their schemes. In

addition to numerous massive demonstrations around the world -- which

are underreported by the media -- military recruiting centers have been

attacked(1) and military-industrial corporations blockaded(2). And

these are just two examples of many actions taken by people who've enlisted

their arms and legs into the battle against unlimited war that so many

of us are already fighting with our hearts and minds.

This is a call for a week of action against the war apparatus during

December 15-21, 2002. It is necessary, for the sake of those who our

governments voraciously long to slaughter, that we take this and every

possible opportunity to strike at the executioners' hearts. Further, a

deafening void of resistance to recent warmongering would likely result in

a truly endless war as we careen closer and closer to a probable

cataclysmic conclusion. The lives we save may very well be our own.


While a complete and detailed periodic table of the elements of war

would cover several volumes, a simple sketch of the war apparatus shall

suffice for providing the general shape of our principal targets.

Clearly money is the oil on which the war machine runs. Who stands to

profit directly from war? Big-name defense contractors (Boeing,

Lockheed-Martin, etc.) are first in line of private organizations to reap their

financial rewards from the battlefields. These companies provide an

obvious target. Their buildings are often remote and heavily guarded;

nonetheless, that didn't stop a recent sit-in at the Boeing offices from

putting a damper, albeit temporary, on business as usual.

Of course, the war machine literally does run on oil, and as David

Sanger and Eric Schmitt reported in the New York Times(3), unlimited access

to the oil fields of Iraq is a large priority of this war-to-be. For

this reason, the headquarters and assets of oil companies should be

considered legitimate targets as well.

The editorial wings of the major media outlets, Fox News and the

Washington Post being perhaps the most particularly and perniciously hawkish

of them all, certainly have much to gain from war. In their official

capacity as the mouthpiece of government and business, mass media outlets

are a natural enemy of all of us in opposition to war. The history of

radical action against the media is storied and diverse. Resistors of

every stripe have sanitized newspaper boxes and made additions to

them(4); jammed or hijacked radio and television signals (5); and attacked

broadcast towers and damaged equipment(6). The sheer number of media

outlets provides myriad opportunities for action against the war.

Of course, there is the military itself as a target. Who could forget

the Air Force billboard altered to read "Aim High: Bomb the Pentagon,"

or the Vietnam-era ROTC building attacks? The military uses several

mediums to garner recruits, most of which are highly susceptible to some

type of action. They know the way in San Jose: recently saboteurs there

torched some military vehicles, trashed a recruiting center, and left

the words "Pre-emptive Strike" as their only explanation.


This is a call for an explicit and direct attack upon the war machine.

This call is soliciting damages. This is a call for resistance, not

merely demonstration or advocacy, or scripted acts of "civil disobedience"

where all the participants politely go to jail.

December 21st is the date of winter solstice, the day of the most

darkness, a legendary time of revolution and change. This is a call for

actions that will begin on Dec 15th and culminate on the 21st -- under

cover of full darkness and with the full force of our spirits.

If we can stop these limitless wars, then we will have accomplished a

number of things. We will have halted the mass killing of countless

civilians. We will have shown the world that not all of us are

goosestepping mindlessly behind "President" George W. Bush, Blair & Co. Best of

all, we will have proven that creative individuals, dynamic affinity

cells, and flexible grassroots groups can still make a difference and

redefine what is possible for us to achieve -- with an eye towards the kind

of world we really want.

(1) "Vandals strike recruit center."

(2) "Boeing Protests Slow the Rush To War."

(3) "US has a plan to occupy Iraq, officials report."

(4) Activists did this in Seattle in 1999 as well as on many other


(5) "Tower harassment."

(6) "KREM claims sabotage."


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