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Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports

by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 at 4:48 AM
anti_imperialist_solidarity@ziplip.com

1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq

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1.Photo-

A meber of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, shows his militant Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein by waving the above shown banner complete with a live grenade December 15 in the Gaza Strip Town of Khan Younis.

2.

Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg



On Saturday, 13th December, 2003 the first larger manifestation in

Europe in emphatic support for the Iraqi resistance against the US empire

took place. Nearly one thousand people participated and even the main

Italian bourgeois paper, “Corriere della Sera”, which was at the

forefront of the media campaign against the mobilisation, had to admit the

success. They spoke of 800 participants.

The manifestation took place amidst a tremendous McCarthyist witch hunt

not seen since the 70s. The supporters of the Iraqi resistance were

attacked as “terrorists” and as “Islamo-Nazi-Communist block”. The slander

campaign was operated by a transversal front ranging from the far right

(all the main Fascist organisations) to the far left (led by

Rifondazione Comunista) passing by the two party regime (the forces of the

Berlusconi government as well as of the centre left opposition).

Facing this extreme polarisation the mood of the participants was

highly combative. Despite the fact that both the speakers as well as the

participants originate from different political backgrounds an

extraordinary sense of unity was to be felt having commonly repulsed the

imperialist and Zionist enemy and its aides no matter in which disguise they

have appeared. Between the speeches speaking choirs were shouted reaching

their climax when Awni Al Kalemji, spokesman of the Iraqi Patriotic

Alliance, entered the hall: “Free Iraq” and “long life the Iraqi

resistance”.

He had to be broad secretly in order to avoid provocations. The hall

was heavily guarded by riot police and plain clothed agents. Also

provocateurs of the Iraqi quislings including the Iraqi Communist Party showed

up – but their attempts to disturb were frustrated.

Originally the mobilisation was scheduled to close with a protest rally

in front of the US embassy which was, however, forbidden by the

ministry of interior. So it was decided to continue the assembly in closed

hall in order to pave the way for a national committee in support of the

Iraqi Resistance to be found in a meeting scheduled for early next year

based on respective local solidarity caucuses.

In his conclusive speech Moreno Pasquinelli, the spokesman of the

Anti-imperialist Camp, which was instrumental for the mobilisation, assessed

the day of action for the resistance as a success sowing seeds destined

to grow soon. “They wanted to isolate and suffocate us. But they

failed. Everybody could hear the voice of resistance against the US empire.

Those who dared to come here form part of a vanguard. When we will take

to the street next time we will have broken the ice and multiplied our

forces.” The mobilisation voiced the democratic sentiment of vast

strata of the Italian population sympathising with the Iraqi resistance

against the US tyranny and for the defence of elementary democratic right

against the preventive war.

In his speech Awni Al Kalemji stressed that the battle being fought by

the Iraqi people is on behalf on entire humanity. “Our victory against

the invaders and occupants will open the door to all the oppressed

people of the world to get rid of the tyrants supported by the US. It will

be the signal for the end of the US global rule.” He closed by saying

that he will not thank the organisers and participants as we conduct the

very same battle shoulder on shoulder.

Among those intervening were prominent figures of Rifondazione

Comunista (PRC) which only one day before the manifestation issued an official

statement threatening all those to participate with expulsion.

Among the PRC’s dissidents Domenico Losurdo, docent for philosophy, who

called the UN embargo against Iraq the post-modern version of the

Nazis’ KZ. The US have kept the spirit of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the

biggest terrorist acts against mankind ever committed, as they openly

announced their readiness to attack with nuclear weapons of mass destruction

whoever claims its basic right of self-determination. It is outrageous

to counterpoise the US’ preventive war to terrorism. This war is a

terrorist war while the military resistance is both legitimate and

necessary. This it has already brought one important result: the US is hindered

to attack further countries!

Fabio Pasquinelli (no family ties with Moreno Pasquinelli), regional

secretary of the PRC, who had been menaced repeatedly by party official

not to participate at the manifestation, said that real communists will

not allow that “war of aggression” be termed “peace mission” and

“resistance” “terrorism”. There is no third way between imperialism and the

resistance. The political and armed resistance in Iraq and Palestine

must be supported.

Aldo Bernadini, docent for international law, defender of Milosevic and

member of PRC, called his party leader “Hare Krishna communists” as

they insisted on “non violent means”. He attacked the argument that the

Iraqi resistance would not carry a social programme: “This is a miserable

pretext. Everybody knows that national sovereignty is a precondition of

social development.”

The most emotional intervention was that of Mara Malavenda, leader of

the radical unions Slai-Cobas of Alfa Romeo who was once also Mpon a RPC

ticket. It is a shame for the left not to support the mobilisation for

the Iraqi resistance while Berlusconi is serving as the instrument of

the US imperialism. The attack on our democratic and social right is

linked to the attack on Iraq and Palestine. We will be always on the side

of the wretched of the world while the US is trying to impose new

slavery. Eventually she gave the banner of her organisation to Awni Al

Kalemji in exchange for the Iraqi flag.

There were others to intervene like Costanzo Preve, a Marxist

philosopher, Claudio Moffa, historican, Luigi Cortesi, publisher, Roberto

Massari, historian, Franco Pelazza, lawyer etc.

Greetings have been sent from Franco Cardini, a conservative Catholic

historian, Hamza Piccardo, the leader of the Union of Islamic

Communities and well as Padre Benjamin, long time fighter against the genocidal

embargo on Iraq. International support declarations were received from

two dozen organisation including the different forces of the Iraqi

resistance. A selection was read to the audience.

The bourgeois media and even the most vicious press outlets of the

“left” had to admit that were not a single fascist. On the contrary

“Corriere della Sera” spoke of a challenge to the official “left” which

intends to go to government with the centre left being forces to accept their

slavish subordination to US imperialism. The incipient broad

anti-imperialist pole created by the manifestation could serve as an alternative

to the chauvinist and imperialist transformation of the historic left.

However, the Rome mobilisation was only a first step. To continue the

Anti-imperialist Camp proposes

a) to carry on the campaign to collect funds for the resistance (10

euro campaign)

b) to send a solidarity delegation to Iraq by spring of next year

c) to set up support committees for the Iraqi resistance throughout the

world

d) which should be eventually unified in an international congress in

support of the Iraqi resistance.

***

Transcripts of the interventions and pictures will follow soon.

Analysis of the transversal front against the resistance

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071255908&keyword=+

On the PRC’s embrace of Clintonianism

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071258799&keyword=+

On the slander campaign against the Anti-imperialist Camp

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1066427825&keyword=+

Discerning the falsifications of a “Communist-Islamist-Nazist” alliance

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1066751717&keyword=+



Solidarity statements:

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071096810&keyword=+

Iraqi Communist Party (cadre)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070566670&keyword=+

Albayan Althawri (Revolutionary Manifesto) - Iraq

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070956262&keyword=+

Sierra Leone People’s Democratic

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071235054&keyword=+

Communist Party of Greece / Marxist-Leninist (KKE/ML)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070754865&keyword=+

Left Radicals of Afghanistan (LRA)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1069320565&keyword=+

All India Peoples Resistance Forum (AIPRF)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1066678523&keyword=+

Danish Committee for a Free Iraq

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071098067&keyword=+

National Democratic Front of South Korea

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070956593&keyword=+

Swedish Communist Party Marxist-Leninists (revolutionaries)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1071491554&keyword=+

Workers’ Communist Party of Denmark (APK)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070659978&keyword=+

Committee for a Revolutionary Communist Party of Australia

http://www.antiimperialista.com/en/view.shtml?category=9&id=1070037690&keyword=+

Workers’ Revolutionary Party of Greece (EEK)

http://www.antiimperialista.com/view.shtml?category=all&id=1071590021&keyword=+

Many other statements and analysis you can find under:

http://www.antiimperialista.org/en



************************************

Antiimperialist Camp

PF 23, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

camp (at) antiimperialista.org

http://www.antiimperialista.org/en

************************************

3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network.

Bismillah Hir-Rahman Nir-Rahim

As-Salaamu' Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

DEATH TO PIGS THAT LIVE IN WASHINGTON AND TEL AVIV !!

I call upon all Islamic forces to intensify Jihad a thousandfold. We shall fight smarter, better and harder than ever. America and Israel will pay dearly for all that they have done. They shall be despised and humiliated from every side.

The propaganda that have broadcast incessantly over their Zionist networks was a total fabrication. There was NEVER ANY SURRENDER. NEVER WAS SADDAM TAKEN OUT OF A HOLE. Saddam fought. There was a big battle in which the kaffir were losing so they used gas to knock everybody out and simply took Saddam in his sleep. He didn't have a chance to detonate the bomb belt around him because the gas prevented him.

The kaffir think that they will get their Zionist appointed pigs in the illegal Iraqi Governing Council to execute Saddam but they are in for a rude awakening. This capture will be the end of many people and inshaALLAH Saddam will survive to have the last word.

If anything should happen to Saddam while in kaffir captivity everyone knows what to do. The matter will not end there.

ALLAH BLESS PRESIDENT AL-MUJAHID SADDAM HUSSEIN !!!

LONG LIVE IRAQ FREE AND ARAB FOREVER !!

LONG LIVE PALESTINE FREE AND ARAB FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA FOREVER !!

DEATH TO BUSH, SHARON, BLAIR, AZNAR, BERLUSCONI and all the other pigs that serve America in the West !!!

DEATH TO ALL OF THE APOSTATES IN THE MUSLIM WORLD WHO LIVE TO LICK THE BOOTS OF THE KAFFIR !!!

SO HELP US GOD WE WILL KILL THEM ALL !!

Fi AmmanALLAH

from the servant of ALLAH

Shayhka Maulani Aeisha Muhammad

4.A.N.S.W.E.R.:

STATEMENT ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ

Dec. 14, 2003

The U.S. military capture of Iraqi president Saddam

Hussein is being trumpeted by the corporate media and the

Bush administration as simultaneously a great victory, the

start of a new era, and justification for the U.S.

invasion and occupation of Iraq.

The seizure and public display of Saddam Hussein may be a

propaganda victory for imperialism, but it changes nothing

fundamental about the situation in Iraq, particularly the

reality that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq

constitute a blatant and brutal violation of both

international and U.S. law.

While hailing the detention of Saddam Hussein after an

intense 8-month search, the current co-dictators of Iraq,

L. Paul Bremer and Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, are

expressing the hope of the Bush administration as a whole

that this development will signal the beginning of the end

for the Iraqi resistance.

But intensifying Iraqi resistance to the illegal and

colonial war and occupation has not been primarily based -

according even to the more knowledgeable corporate media

journalists in Iraq - on loyalty to any particular

individual. Instead, it is a response to the negation of

Iraq's sovereignty and independence, as well as the

increasing brutality of the occupying army.

Even supporters of Bush's war such as Sen. Jay

Rockefeller, Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence

Committee, are raising questions: "Given the location and

circumstances of his capture, it makes clear that Saddam

was not managing the insurgency. ... That is significant

and disturbing because it means the insurgents are not

fighting for Saddam, they're fighting against the United

States."

There can be no question that the Iraq occupation is a

colonial project in every respect. The U.S.-appointed

"Iraq Governing Council" is headed by CIA asset Ahmed

Chalabi, whose family was the richest in all of Iraq when

the British-controlled regime was overthrown in 1958. All

of Iraq's assets are being put on the auction block.

The U.S. is setting up colonial-style Iraqi police,

intelligence services, and paramilitary death squads. It

is taking and holding family members hostage, including

children and grandparents, to force Iraqis to submit

themselves for "interrogation." U.S. forces are using

"Israeli-style" collective punishment and violence against

the population as a whole in large parts of the country.

"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of

money for projects, I think we can convince these people

that we are here to help them," stated a U.S. battalion

commander in Iraq (New York Times, December 7, 2003). He

was speaking from one of the many Iraq villages that the

U.S. has wrapped in razor wire, holding entire communities

prisoner. A sign on the barbed wire reads, in English

only, "This fence is here for your protection. Do not

approach or try to cross, or you will be shot."

The U.S. government has a long history of destabilizing

and overthrowing governments and replacing them with

brutal dictatorships. One need only look at Iran, the

Congo, Guatemala, and Chile to know that the democratic or

undemocratic character of the government targeted by the

U.S. has never been the motivation for its actions. In

that context the U.S. government has supported the most

brutal dictatorships and military regimes.

The long standing demonization of the former Iraqi

government followed by the invasion and occupation of Iraq

is part of a larger global project by the United States to

militarily destroy any government that seeks to maintain

even nominal independence from the dictates of Washington

and Wall Street. The leadership of North Korea, Iran,

Syria, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Palestine and others have been

selected by the Bush administration for destruction. This

stands in fundamental violation of the right of self

determination. Only the Iraqi people have the right to

determine who their leaders will be.

People should keep in mind as they watch the forthcoming

carefully packaged documentary of the "crimes" of the

former Iraqi government, that the Bush administration has

taken tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives, has

plunged Iraq into chaos and anarchy, and has removed the

essential features of sovereignty for the Iraqi people who

struggled in the past for decades against colonial rule.

The occupation is taking the lives of Iraqis, U.S. and

other "coalition" forces every day. While Halliburton,

Bechtel and other U.S. corporations are reaping immense

profits, the people both here and there are paying the

price for Bush and his corporate friends' looting spree,

in blood and money. According to administration figures,

the cost of the Iraq occupation is 210 million dollars

every day. The administration has stated that it need not

bother to count the number of Iraqis that it kills.

We will continue and intensify our mobilizing work to

demand: "End the Occupation, Bring the Troops Home NOW!

Money for Jobs, Health Care and Education, Not for War and

Occupation."

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