CALL FOR DEC. 15-21 WORLDWIDE WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST WARMONGERING
from the CIRCLE DAY CELL
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.
THE WAR APPARATUS
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.
ACT, AND DON'T GET CAUGHT
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." www.sbe24.org/archive/c24nov01.html#five
(6) "KREM claims sabotage." www.belizeit.com/news/980203.htm
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