March 20th Statement:
Solidarity with the Iraqi Resistance!
Solidarity with Anti-Imperialism Everywhere!
As March 20th, the first anniversary of the unprovoked attack and occupation of Iraq approaches, we at this time would like to re-affirm our commitment to the anti-occupation resistance, and its leadership, principally armed resistance from within the US, the center of the imperialist/zionist global dictatorship,and enemy number one of freedom loving people everywhere.
Even after the capture of President Saddam Hussein, the Arab and Islamic Resistance has firmly stood its ground, maintaining the principled stance of rallying behind the spirit of the gun and of building unity on the street regardless of ideological persuasion and religious conviction for a National Salvation Front to liberate the homeland.
It is without a doubt that the overwhelming primary struggle, and thus the focal point for anti-imperialist class struggle is objectively in Iraq. For this reason we call on the anti-globalist movement in the US to increase its pro-resistance stance 1,000 Fold, reject the suggestion that militantly confronting US Imperialism is "adventurism", and to expel all pro-US sentiment and zionism from amongst its ranks. We can not have an anti-fascist movement being the "left-wing" of the imperialist pole.
This is not sectarianism. This is a matter of principle enshrining our support for national liberation struggles in the periphery, regardless of our differences, as a line of demarcation.
"De-Zionification" of the Left
We call for making a just and full fledged effort at the "De-Zionification of worker-based and leftist forces, regardless of the false "anti-semiticism" dished out from AshkkkNAZI chauvinist pigs, including propagating the call for recognizing Palestine as ARAB from the River to the Sea, and rejecting so-called "israel's" right to exist.
We must win over the advanced elements which have a history of supporting efforts for National Liberation and Anti-Racism, but are objectively part of the zionist camp, as we speak. This includes any and all organizations and personages with a long history of support for National Liberation and Anti-Imperialism, but whose stance on Arab Liberation is soft in the face of Zionist coercion and propaganda.
Vigorousness is needed in our efforts at exposing Zionism,as more than an obscure phenomenon, but as a qualitative and quantitative phase in the development of world reaction.
Without a battle of ideas, and without firmly seizing and safeguarding the ideological struggle, our effectiveness in the US, for aiding pro-resistance in the periphery, and also the domestic situation, is lost. For this reason we stand by the world wide anti-US campaigns of late, and also by the original Palestinian Charter against the Zionist Entity, realizing the need for principled stances and education.
World-wide Axis of Resistance!
While it is clear that countries "guilty" of weakness in the face of US interest will come to full or partial ruin (such as Haiti), those "rogue states" and various popular movements are, making commendable strides in the universal goal of a world of social justice, free of imperialism/zionism. These forces,regardless of our differences must have the full support of pro-resistance quarters.
No country on earth has stood up to the US like Socialist Korea. For this reason, the US imperialists cry and whine about bogus "human rights abuses" just as it did to the former Ba'athist "regime" in Iraq. We stand by Socialist States like Korea and Cuba. We also stand by Progressive and Anti-Imperialist states like Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Libya, Syria, Iran, and Brazil. We support all national liberation struggles in the periphery, such as, but not limited to those in south Korea, Colombia, Nepal, and the Philippines.
In no uncertain terms, we hail the militarization of the ARAB Palestinian Intifadah, fully support the Human Bomb Tactic, reject all defeatist ("two state") solutions with regards to Palestine, stand by the Arab/Islamic Resistance against the so-called "terrorist" black-listings, and all efforts to submit the Arab/Islamic People to world imperialism and Zionism under the guise of "peace in the middle east".
In no uncertain terms, regardless of ideological affinity we support the Armed anti-occupation resistance in Afghanistan. Furthermore, we support the stance of the Iraqi Communist Party (AL-Cadre) regarding the need to take a more thorough- going approach to the events of September 11th, 2001.
Thanks to all our Friends!
We would like to thank all of our friends and comrades, for their solidarity efforts and in particular the Iraqi Patriotic Alliance and the National Democratic Front of South Korea for their promise to send statement for our Pro-Resistance event on March 19th and for various Pro-resistance forces in the US to be read on March 20th.
Victory to Iraq!
It is without a doubt that the Resistance is Growing in Iraq, and will eventually win a Great Victory, which will even bring gains to the masses in the US!
--- Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network
John Paul Cupp, Editor
Ziad Shaker Eljishi, Co-Editor
Socialist Arab Coalition of North America