Rumors are flying thick and fast that the U.S. war against Iraq is going to start very soon, possibly next Tuesday ( http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/012403_invasion.html), or in the following week or two. There is a high probability that the attack against Iraq could escalate into a nuclear strike, with devastating consequences worldwide.
The U.S. may use tactical nuclear weapons against Saddam Hussein's underground command bunkers or in "retaliation" against defensive measures Iraqi forces might take. Israel has promised to strike with nuclear missiles if so much as one conventional SCUD hits its soil. And the potential for massive social upheaval in the Muslim world, including Pakistan with its nuclear arsenal, already at hair-trigger along the border with India, will increase exponentially. Russia and China will inevitably see the handwriting on the wall, and go on the highest state of alert as well. Global disaster may be just days away.
The time to act is NOW. I say we should go on strike, i.e., have a GENERAL STRIKE, the day the U.S. blitzkrieg against Iraq begins.
A general strike could bring the war to a complete halt. The loss of profits caused by striking workers would make the major corporations which are running the U.S. war machine quickly reconsider their imperial aggression.
A woman I spoke to at the massive antiwar demonstration in San Francisco on January 18 said it this way: "JUST STAY HOME!" Our collective power is greater than we imagine. A general strike can stop this war and end this fascist nightmare. Please join me in calling for a GENERAL STRIKE!