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All the reasons why ANSWER and NION are Authoritarian dictators

by sick of you - Afreen Hamid Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 6:49 PM

I can think for myself please

yeah go ahead. Say that im stupid. Whatever, but im pro-education. So when you tell me to be open minded, please know that just because im an activist that does not mean im going to support every other group that is an activist. I will see the truth no matter what, and I have seen the bullshit that this group ANSWER and NION stands for.

They bring people together under a blanket statment, and not once do they actually tell people what they stand for.

While we are it, how does ANSWER get all their money? while we are it, why don't the centralized leaders of ANSWER, IAC and Workers World not have a job? how the hell do you make your money?

Is it out of the buckets full of cash that you ask for at every one of your protests. Last Saturday I felt like I was at church, how many times can an evangelical Workers World Authoritarian Communist ask for a donation of money.

Either way time will stand to be greates test for all of you. If am wrong, I will be proven so. In the meantime I'll just sit back and watch you all treat people unfairly, become the authoritarian dictators that you are, be rude, be mean, not support anyone that might not agree with a few of your things, and try to boss, control, and overthrow any other groups that get in your way.

the blind become the bind in one easy lesson

Welcome to the official site of: Authoritarian Opportunists Who Cozy

Up To Genocidal Dictators - for Peace

(International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P.)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please come to DC on Jan 18 to help stop Bush's unilateral war on Iraq

Every person counts --

make January 18 a massive gathering for peace

BUT FIRST learn a little about the group organizing the protest:

International A.N.S.W.E.R. is a post-9/11 creation of the International

Action Center, one of many front groups for the Workers World Party.

The Workers World Party:

» supported the Chinese government's 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre

http://www.workers.org/ww/tienanmen.html

» supports the "socialist" North Korean dictatorship of Kim Jong Il

http://www.workers.org/ww/2002/korea0425.php

http://www.workers.org/ww/2002/korea0509.php

» and views Iraq's Saddam Hussein as a beacon of anti-imperialist

resistance

http://www.workers.org/ww/2001/iraq0125.html



For these reasons, as well as Workers World's poor track record of

relations with other groups, some people refuse to attend A.N.S.W.E.R.

events, including the January 18 anti-war protest.

On the pro side, A.N.S.W.E.R. has proven skill at organizing massive

demonstrations. Most who attend the group's protests know nothing about

their actual political leanings and merely wish to express their

opposition to war in Iraq

And many people and groups who are repulsed by A.N.S.W.E.R.'s support

for genocidal dictators choose to attend their anti-war protests anyway,

because they feel it is so urgent to stop the Iraq war.

See, for example, Z Magazine's Q&A on the topic (A.N.S.W.E.R. is

discussed in #8):

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=2527)

To help you make up your mind, we've assembled links to a range of

writings on the topic - some more factual, some more polemical, from

various points on the political spectrum:

http://slash.autonomedia.org/article.pl?sid=01/12/03/1946241&mode=nocomment&

Lengthy, detailed expose of International Action Center's politics

http://www.infoshop.org/texts/wwp.html

Anarchist critique of Workers World Party

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/50/news-corn.php

David Corn critique of A.N.S.W.E.R.'s October 26 D.C. anti-war march

http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2002/10/16/protest/

Salon reporter's critique of A.N.S.W.E.R. and other far-left anti-war

groups

http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2002-11/11dominick.cfm

A critical response to Corn and other A.N.S.W.E.R. detractors

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020513&s=featherstone

An example of A.N.S.W.E.R.'s relations with other groups

http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/1/BenShepard/index.html

Why the A.N.S.W.E.R. style of political mobilization is inherently

disempowering

brought to you by International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P.

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