Anarchist Action - San Francisco / www.anarchistaction.org
The fires of war rage in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and across the globe. The United States empire continues to murder hundreds of thousands of people the world over, establishing regimes and destroying peoples to satisfy a never-ending lust for wealth, resources, and global power. The Empire now has its sights set on Iran.
Inside the heart of the empire, the rich are slashing workers' real wages, benefits, pensions, and social services. Here in San Francisco they are reaping the benefits of burdening the working class by raising fares and cutting services on MUNI public transportation. They too are ripping communities apart through greedy redevelopment schemes and gentrification. Down on the border, racist, white nationalists, the Minutemen and their politician allies are mobilizing forces using the social atmosphere of xenophobia that was whipped up by 9/11 and the Iraq war to justify their vigilante actions and racist legislation.
On Sep. 24, A.N.S.W.E.R., UFPJ, and others are calling for mass protests against the war, which will remain largely routine and symbolic. Coincidently Sep. 24 is when the major capitalist financial institutions, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, are meeting in Washington, D.C. to make plans for further corporate and imperial control.
Anarchist Action is calling for a revolutionary Anti-Capitalist Convergence Against the War that same day - take the streets to resist the war and the system behind it! As long as there is capitalism - and the state to support it - this perpetual state of war, racism, sexism, and xenophobia will continue.
Anarchists are involved in building a mass revolutionary movement and are using direct action to resist capitalism, war, the state, and all forms of social oppression (such as racism, patriarchy, heterosexism, etc.). The mainstream anti-war movement has been stuck in routine, boring, and reformist models that have not provided a serious threat to the war and, more importantly, the system behind it. Symbolic marches and petitioning legislators have not proven effective in stopping the war. Unlike the established Left, we do not seek to control or lead protesters or the movement. Instead, we seek to provide a directly democratic space where people can use a diversity of tactics in autonomous resistance and be actively engaged in the fight for freedom, liberation, and social revolution.
Converge on 16th and Mission Plaza in SF, 11am, September 24 to oppose the state of perpetual war and the system behind it!