Чиновник из МВД М.Суходольский поведал о приготовлениях властей к предстоящим событиям в стране
"Мы уже заключили контракт с израильской стороной на закупку водометных машин, которые в ближайшее время будут использоваться для ликвидации несанкционированных митингов и массовых уличных беспорядков. Сейчас таких водометных машин всего семь-восемь из них, хотя потребность в подобной технике ощущается остро".
Волнуются, что "в ближайшее время" не справятся. Приятно узнавать об этом о них самих. ;))
The Marriage Protection Amendment Failed. 186 House reps voted agints it.
Sep. 4th, 2004 @ 09:08 pm
Please go easy on my typos if you see any glaring ones, and judge by content if you read this, I think it’s pressing we start organizing … now. Also, I am no Frankfurt School of Post-Marxist theory, this was just a normal common sense, rallying and instigating paper; I have no need for Marxist critical theory and unless it aids the revolution or a heightening of the mass support of the proletarian utopia: fuck it. I haven't had the time to edit any of the nine pages (nine!) in this political statement, but as such it lists all my current criticisms of contemporary capitalism and my own formulation of revolutionary struggle and opposition to it, as well as an alternative council system as opposed to a class ruling capitalism and parliament democracy. I'm tired and my head hurts, and these words flowed ever since I woke up at around 1 PM. We need to start making a massive anarcho-communist political mass movement. Disseminate as much as you possibly can and edit my shit and read it (that's always important), please edit, I'm tired as all holy fuck. Help. I hope this LJ cut thingy works. I need something to make the pain in my stomach go away, tonal music perhaps?
WE NEED ORGANIZATION, MASSIVE ORGANIZATION AND THEN MASSIVE ACTION.
IDEAS? COMMENTS? ADVICE? ANYONE?
If you're a cadre familiar already with various anarchist theories and criticisms of capitalism go down to the part listed as "Opposition to Capitalism" for the real meat and what to do with ourselves over the methods of action issue, etc., etc., etc.. And if you’re in New Jersey, I’m willing to help out in any way I can to oppose the current system and organize a movement against it. I'll also see you all at the RNC.
( Addressed to Various Internet Radicals and Comrades )
|» nion pledge of resistance|
We believe that as people living
in the United States it is our
responsibility to resist the injustices
done by our government,
in our names
Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions
of blood for oil
Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless
Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for
Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil
Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us
Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed evil
Not by our will
and Not in our name
We pledge resistance
We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity
We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace
Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.
find your local chapter of not in our name.
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What does Legal Self-Defense Against Riot Police Look Like?
By Kirsten Anderberg posted at infoshop.org
We are in a societal crisis with police in America. I have said for twenty years that I would prefer to see anyone but a cop at the end of an alley alone, because a cop will get away with raping me and they definitely are armed. As a teen, I witnessed my sister have sex with a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer to get out of a felony crime she got caught red-handed in. My other sister said she, and her women friends, had sex with Boston Police to get out of vehicle tickets and criminal charges. This trend of women giving sexual favors to police to avoid criminal prosecution has been going on in front of me since I was a teen in the 1970’s. Knowing that many police officers expect sexual favors in return for criminal immunity has haunted me my whole life.
It doesn’t end with sexual harassment. I was in an interracial relationship in Los Angeles as a teen, and the LAPD also found a need to hassle us endlessly. As a white girl, it was a wake-up call, regarding the way police interact with minorities, and their interracial lovers. When I heard ex-LAPD cop Mark Furman say during the O.J. Simpson trials, that he routinely harassed interracial couples as a cop, I knew he was being honest. Once I was sitting alone on a park hill in LA with my lover at dusk, and I swear to god, we were assaulted by 3 police cars, 6 police officers, and a helicopter with a spotlight on us. They rolled the cop cars up onto the grass, jumped out with guns, and told us to “drop the blanket.” We did. They searched us, they asked my black boyfriend if he was part of gangs, clubs…when he asked what they were talking about, they literally said, “Are you in the Black Panthers?” I was stunned. He replied he was in the Ku Klux Klan. The police called my parents and told them I was in a park with a black man. My parents said they knew that! Finally, the police left. There was no crime being committed except two interracial lovers sitting on a hill at dusk! I learned early on that police are NOT to be trusted.
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From the Shelters: The Choices of Women
Revolutionary Worker #1224, December 28, 2003, posted at rwor.org
The RW received this correspondence from a reader.
Heat rises from the pavement like a wave. The sweat runs down my forehead. I sink back onto the rugged brick of the wall.
The heat is everywhere. It seems to rise from the filthy sidewalk, mingling with the smell of sweat and poverty. My most precious, my son, Cody is here next to me.
Everything I have is in four bags that I can barely carry. They sit around me like pieces of my life. I can't leave them for a second. When I go into the nearby bathroom I know what it feels like to be a refugee.
I am sick. It is hard to put one foot in front of the other. My joints are swollen, and I try to ignore the pain. It is hard to catch my breath.
Cody tells me that he is hot and thirsty. And hungry. I don't have an answer. The stairs seem too high to climb, even to fill our coke bottle with water. I sink down onto the large bag filled with my clothing to wait.
He asks if he can go fill up the bottle. I'm terrified to let him out of my sight. Can I lose him too in the middle of this nightmare? And if I did, if something happened to him, what would be left? But, of course, one of us has to go for water. I watch the bags. He returns a few minutes later with the water and some candy that someone has given him upstairs and settles down on the worn backpack beside me.
I suddenly realize that just around the corner, in the shade, the whole sidewalk is filled with women, like me, waiting for the bus to the women's shelter. We grab all our stuff and join them.
There's a cop car parked across the street, with an officer sitting inside just watching. Not much later another cop car pulls up. Someone mentions: "They are always here." I rub the bruise on my face that Frank gave me with the huge ashtray and look again at that fat cop glaring over the steering wheel. How many times has HE bruised a woman? And then complained about "that bitch" over a drink?
Believe it or not, tourists pass by this spot in groups, on their way to the museum. I feel like an attraction in a zoo --and I actually hear the tour guide say "don't give them anything" as people pass us. Some things make you feel alone even when surrounded by people. Some people make you feel guilty, even when you are simply fighting to survive.
Cody starts playing with one of the children. This kid's mother is thin, light-skinned, and pretty. She has a bandage covering a whole side of her face. I want to ask. I don't know how. But she begins to speak. "The other night was our anniversary," she tells me. "I got 15 stitches. Kayla saw it. He just smashed me with a beer bottle right there in the living room."
I must have looked shocked, and she added, "If it wasn't for Kayla, I'd just find a bridge to jump off of. He kept saying he would change, and then this.'"
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The Spin and Reality of the Capture of Saddam Hussein
Revolutionary Worker #1224, December 28, 2003, posted at rwor.org
"There was an attitude that was pervasive. It was uppity."
Lt. Col. Steven Russell, on why his forces entered Tikrit
In the ancient Rome empire, captured kings would be marched through the imperial capital in chains--before being sent to slavery or execution. The spectacle was intended to send a message: that the empire was unbeatable.
Today's modern imperialists have now paraded a confused, disheveled Saddam Hussein across the TV screens of the world to deliver that same message. Here is a man who many people feared, and who many people also saw as a symbol of Iraqi sovereignty--and he now sits powerless before U.S. guns and cameras.
Even Iraqis who hated his harsh and oppressive rule reportedly felt humiliated to see the troops of a foreign invader pawing the former head of their government.
For the spin-doctors of the empire, the capture of Saddam Hussein in a farmyard bunker was a moment to exploit from every side.
A Spectacle of Lies and Power
"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
The Borg, humanity's enemy on Star Trek
"When you take this leader, who is at one time a very popular leader in this region, and you find him in a hole in the ground, that's a pretty powerful statement that you're on the wrong team."
General Richard Myers, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
In Iraq, U.S. psychological warfare operations have kicked into high gear. After his capture, rumors were quickly leaked that Saddam Hussein had been betrayed--by his own clansmen or by some top aide under U.S. interrogation. U.S. generals said they now had documents uncovering the secrets of the Iraqi resistance--including the names of leaders and lists of infiltrators operating within the pro-U.S. forces. Publicizing such claims, whether they are true or disinformation, is intended to spread demoralization within the Iraqi population and resistance.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., this capture is being used to build war support among an increasingly troubled population. Thanks to typical American amnesia, millions of people in the U.S. simply don't realize that Saddam Hussein was once a favored ally of the U.S. government--one of the many Third World oppressors that the U.S. has found so useful. This local gangster fell out with the world-class gangsters in Washington--and the U.S. has demonized him as some special embodiment of "evil." Now everyone is told (over and over) that "the world is a better place."
Like a hustler conning people with three-card monty, the White House tries to distract the crowds: "Uh, forget about those non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Here--what about that capture of Saddam in a spider hole?!"
As if the capture of one man now justifies conquering and wrecking a whole country. And as if Iraq's people will be better off in the hands of the U.S. military, ferociously hungry corporations, and some new generation of corrupt and obedient Iraqi puppets.
In a true media frenzy, every American couch potato has been urged to debate how the captured Saddam should be punished. "Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Life? Death?"--the torture and execution of captured presidents of other countries becomes a new "reality TV show" in a modern-day Rome.
Even so, the spin-doctors are having trouble whipping up real enthusiasm. Reality disturbs the spin. Many people sense this war is wrong and wrapped in lies. Even the top officers don't dare predict easy victory. And in Iraq, many people have pressed on to show their outrage and resistance.
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