War on Terror?
Since September 11th new and more repressive laws have been introduced under the pretence of a constant threat of war and terrorist attacks. But what is the ?war on terrorism?? It?s simply a continued war, a war of ?democratic? governments against their own populations and the dispossessed of the world. Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran?, North Korea?, China? The list of so- called ?rogue states? is almost endless - in reality all states are rogue states. This should not surprise us, as capitalism and war are inseparable. War stimulates the arms trade and the economy generally. War allows capitalist restructuring and reinforces national boundaries. It encourages religious, nationalist and patriotic illusions and submerges other conflicts, like the current fire fighters dispute. War displaces people, being a key reason for seeking asylum, whilst the Government scapegoats asylum seekers as ?terrorists?.
Our Pre-Emptive Strike
On Mayday we propose a pre-emptive strike at the future that capitalism dictates for us, a future that can only offer us more exploitation, boredom, and submission. An attack on the real weapons of mass destruction: oil companies, the arms manufacturers, multinationals and banks. Governmental institutions who through their policies and interests destroy lives, create divisions and misery.
- The rich will not lie down and the powerful will not disappear, neither will they surrender their privilege willingly. In order to create a future worth building we must, collectively, together, as one, destroy that which enslaves, suppresses & hinders us. Mayday is simply a glimpse of that possibility. Our energy is awe-inspiring, extraordinary, limitless. This is still our day.