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“As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose.”

— William Shakespeare
Henry V, Act I, sc. 2

Taking Action Against
American State Terrorism

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Act Now to Stop War & End Racism

The nationwide/worldwide anti-war movement is GROWING

This is the work of
American/British babykillers:

horrifying photo of a child's head, with the back of it gone, the skin and scalp ripped like paper
Al-Jazeera TV
smaller version of the photo at left, taken from a different angle, in front of the child's face
Dead Iraqi child in Basra with back of skull missing;
the result of an American/British cluster-bomb.


photo of a crying mother holding her crying baby; the upper right side of the baby's face is burned and swollen with dark reddish discolored skin
Iraqi mother and burned baby
photo of a two or three year-old baby lying on his or her back, mouth open and worried eyes wide, bloody red patches of skin all over the chin and chest and tiny arm
Burned Iraqi baby

“Shock and awe” campaign
by heroic American/British babykillers


This is not
“fighting terrorism”.

This IS terrorism!

American flag - swastika and stripes - symbol of American state terrorism.  American terrorism is international terrorism.

The evil hypocrisy of
American state terrorism.

March 20, 2004
Millions of people around the world demand an end to

American state terrorism
of the Iraqi, Palestinian and Haitian peoples

100,000 in New York City, 50,000 in San Francisco, 20,000 in Los Angeles, 10,000 in Chicago

a New York City street filled for blocks with people and signs
New York City, 3-20-04

On Saturday, March 20, 2004, millions of conscientious people around the world came into the streets as part of the Global Day of Action to “Bring the Troops Home Now” and “End Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti and everywhere.”

The word “troops” is a polite euphemism for babykillers.

In the United States — one of more than 60 countries that held protests — demonstrations took place in over 300 cities, including major regional actions of 100,000 in New York City, 50,000 in San Francisco, 20,000 in Los Angeles and 10,000 in Chicago. The turnout at all of these demonstrations far exceeded the expectations of the organizers.

All over the world over a million people took to the streets throughout the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe, with coordinated demonstrations in more than 45 countries. Even Reuters, a major corporate-media propaganda newswire was forced to admit: “More than a million anti-war protesters poured into the streets of cities around the globe on Saturday’s anniversary of the invasion of Iraq to demand the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops.”

“The turnout at the demonstration today exceeded our expectations,” stated Peta Lindsay, a national coordinator of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Student and Youth National Coalition and a student at Howard University. “People around the United States recognize that they have been lied to by the Bush Administration. When we were demonstrating in the millions a year ago, we asserted that the Bush administration was rushing to war not because Iraq posed a supposed grave and imminent danger to the United States but rather because the U.S. had imperial ambitions in this strategic and oil-rich region. We were telling the truth and Bush was lying and more and more people can see that for themselves today.”

“The demonstration linked the occupations of Iraq and Palestine,” said Waleed Bader of the National Council of Arab Americans. Bader, who co-chaired the opening rally, said, “The people of the Middle East are fighting against occupation and they demand their right to self-determination.”

Photos of the demonstrations in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Spain are available at InternationalANSWER.org

New York City

Chanting “Occupation is a crime from Iraq to Palestine” and “Bring the troops home now,” more than 100,000 people marched in New York City. Starting at 23rd and Madison, the march filled 45 blocks through midtown Manhattan, north on 6th Avenue to 40th Street and back to the original rally site. The demonstrators were so numerous that the front of the march almost hit the back of the march and had to come to a fifteen minute stop when it was returning to the rally site in order to allow the end of the march to proceed forward.

The demonstration was initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) and United for Peace and Justice, the two major anti-war coalitions in the U.S. A large number of Arab and Muslim organizations co-organized the event, including Al-Awda: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Arab Muslim American Federation, Free Palestine Alliance, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, and the Muslim Student Association of the U.S. and Canada.

The lead march banner read “Bring the Troops Home Now, End Occupation: Iraq, Palestine, Haiti & everywhere.” Just prior to the demonstration, American babykillers invaded and occupied Haiti after the American-led coup which ousted the democratically elected president, Jean Bertrand-Aristide. A significant Haitian contingent was part of the demonstration, as well as many other contingents.

“This sea of protest in the heart of Manhattan sends a powerful message to the war-makers and their corporate backers,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice and member of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition steering committee. “The streets of New York City were filled with people united in their opposition to the Bush program of war, conquest and empire. Members of the Arab and Muslim community marched shoulder to shoulder with military families and veterans demanding an end to the occupation of Iraq.”

San Francisco

The San Francisco march and rally of 50,000 was initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, San Francisco’s main anti-war group. Other sponsoring organizations included the Free Palestine Alliance; Vanguard Foundation; International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10; Bay Area United Against War; Muslim Student Association; and many other organizations.

The turnout more than doubled the expectations of organizers. The march took two hours to begin leaving Dolores Park in the Mission District, and finally finish arriving in Civic Center Plaza, adjacent to City Hall. Among the speakers were actor Woody Harrelson, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee, Henry Graham-President of ILWU Local 10, Zeina Zaatari of the Free Palestine Alliance, war resister Steven Funk, Richard Becker of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and many others.

The front of the procession was crowded with banners and signs in English, Spanish, and Arabic, supporting an end to colonial occupation in Iraq, and freedom for Palestine. Many veterans and veterans’ groups marched. Also included in the march were contingents of labor, students, and one for same-sex marriage equality. A large contingent of dock workers, including the ILWU Local 10 drill team joined demonstration.

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles march and rally of 20,000 was initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, LA’s main anti-war group, which includes the International Action Center; Free Palestine Alliance; ADC LA/OC; BAYAN—USA; Mindullae; Palestinian American Women’s Association; and the National Lawyers Guild. Other initiating organizations in LA included Latino Movement USA; CAIR—LA; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Coalition; Korean Americans for Peace; US Labor Against War; Global Women’s Strike; Latinos Against War; Muslim Student Association—West; and many other organizations.

The demonstration in LA exceeded the expectations of the march organizers. Over 20,000 people marched 1.5 miles from Hollywood & Vine, down Highland Ave. to Sunset Blvd., north on La Brea, and back around to Hollywood & Highland, stopping for the main rally in front of the Kodak Theatre. The demonstrators were so numerous that the march was over 14 blocks long, and the excitement on the street was palpable along the entire route!

Many demonstrators carried coffins draped with the flags of Palestine and Iraq. In addition, the march featured a 20 x 25 foot Palestinian flag carried by Arab Americans of all ages. A large contingent of LA public school teachers also joined the demonstration.

Congressperson Maxine Waters and veteran Ron Kovic spoke to the huge crowd of protestors, as did representatives of struggles against occupation and U.S. intervention in Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and everywhere. The rally also featured speakers from labor, immigrants’ rights groups, religious leaders, and many others.


From the Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism:

Mayor Daley’s office had refused to grant a permit for marchers to proceed down Michigan Ave. and police were deployed in full riot gear in numbers perhaps as high as 2,500. Despite these anti-democratic actions by the Mayor’s office and the Chicago Police, thousands from across the Midwest converged at the intersection of Michigan and Pearson and marched peacefully to Federal plaza.

City and Police officials refused to allow the march to proceed down Michigan Ave. claiming “safety” would be compromised if traffic flow was hampered. Nonetheless, after routing the protest down Clark Street, officials temporarily closed parts of Michigan to traffic anyway, using the space to hold police vehicles and buses for possible mass arrests.

This march commemorated both the invasion of Iraq and the mass Chicago protest against that crime on March 20, 2003. On that date Chicago Police conducted the mass arrest of over five hundred peaceful protestors and bystanders. All charges were either dropped or thrown out of court and a lawsuit has been filed against the City.

October 25, 2003
100,000 marchers in Washington
demand an end to

American state terrorism
of the Iraqi people

20,000 marchers in San Francisco

photo of a little girl riding on her father's shoulders as she holds a sign which says 'No War!'. The Washington Monument is in the background. A hundred thousand people from all over the country demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on October 25 to demand an end to the American/British invasion, occupation and state terrorism of the Iraqi people. The rally started at the Washington Monument and was followed by a march that wound its way around the White(wash) House. There were also protests in at least two dozen other cities across the U.S. and around the world, including San Francisco, Anchorage and Paris.

Predictably, D.C. police underestimated the crowd at 40,000 to 50,000 people, while the crooked New York Times went so low as to claim that only 10,000 people marched. Veteran organizers with International A.N.S.W.E.R. estimate that the 100,000 who marched filled up 23 Washington blocks. In San Francisco about 20,000 people marched.

This was the first major protest in Washington D.C. since the beginning of the American/British invasion of Iraq in March. 200,000 people demonstrated on January 18, 2003 to oppose the unprovoked state terror campaign, and on February 15, 2003, 500,000 people marched in New York, with more in San Francisco and other cities around the country, while about 20 million people demonstrated around the world.

At the October 25 rally, Ramsey Clark of the International Action Center said:

“The greatest threat to peace and security, and, perhaps above all, to the well-being of the poor of the planet are the policies of George Bush. It is not terrorism, but wars of aggression.”

“Wars of aggression” is another term for American state terrorism.

A major speaker at the San Francisco rally was former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. She was removed from office by the all-powerful Jewish-American lobby for her questioning of the U.S. government coverup of its complicity in 9-11, and for her outspoken opposition to the invasion of Iraq. Other speakers included actor Danny Glover and author Ron Kovic.

The World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) did some interesting interviews of the intelligent, well-informed people at the Washington demonstration:

“I don’t believe that Bush wants the Iraqi people to achieve a genuine democracy,” said Steven Benjamin, a journalism student at the University of Massachusetts. “We don’t have a real democracy in this country. We have a very prescribed and limited number of politicians that we can vote for. It is the big money that determines who we are allowed to look at. Furthermore, the Democratic as well as the Republican parties are moving in a very rightward direction.”

JJ, who is 32 and works for a publishing company in New York City, said:

“I felt compelled to come to this demonstration. I think everyone should be here. What’s going on now is barbarism, imperialism in its classic form. We have to nail it before it goes even further, such as into Iran.

“The protests last February were unprecedented. The war happened anyway, because the government is a dictatorship of the capitalist class, and they pursue their interests as a class. They ignored democracy, or rather manipulated it by bribing other countries such as Turkey. It was the ‘coalition of the coerced’.”

Holly, 23, a student of sociology at Morehead State University in Kentucky, told the WSWS:

“I don’t believe that there is a just or moral reason for this war. Bush has lied to us. His buddies from Halliburton and the other well-connected corporations are the ones who are benefiting from this occupation.

“In the way that he is attacking civil liberties, he is driving this country to the ground. He is not listening to the people of the world who are against this occupation. This is not a democracy. I don’t believe he was elected in the first place. He is the terrorist that took over this country.

“I believe that the Democrats are Republicans pretending to be something different. Their politics are a game that only those with a lot of money can play. It is the elite that owns the media. I believe in the power of the working people. We don’t have the money, but we have the numbers.”

The WSWS spoke with a group of youth who drove from Madison, Wisconsin, a 14-hour trip. Erich, age 18, is a high school senior, and Alex, age 19, is a sophomore at Madison Area Technical College.

“They say that the federal government shall recognize no religion,” said Erich, “and yet a high military official is out there saying we are an ‘army of God,’ that our god is the right one.”

Alex said: “There have been too many lies. They should have just said they were going for the oil. They haven’t found any weapons of mass destruction. All the allegations they made about a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda are false. As for the whole 9-11 thing, they are not going to allow a thorough investigation of how it happened.”

Worldwide protests against invasion and occupation of Iraq

by Patrick Martin
14 April 2003

little boy crying, his head wrapped in bandages, bandages on his right hand, his left arm in a sling Iraqi child in hospital
during the American bombing of Baghdad

Several million people took part in demonstrations April 12-13 against the US-British invasion and conquest of Iraq. There were large demonstrations in Europe, South Asia, Australia and North America.

The demonstrations were considerably smaller than the worldwide protests of February 15, a month before the beginning of the war, which mobilized as many as 20 million people. However, under conditions of US-British triumphalism over the inevitable outcome of the one-sided conflict and an extraordinary level of media propaganda and lies, combined with stepped up police repression, political attacks on opponents of the war and the cowardly response of governments and politicians previously opposed to Washington’s war policy, the demonstrations testified to the deep-seated opposition of working people around the world to US imperialism and militarism.

Demonstrators expressed revulsion over the crimes that have been committed by Washington over the past three weeks. Many carried photographs of Iraqi children maimed or killed by American bombs and missiles.

By far the largest protests were in Italy and Spain. In both countries right-wing governments have supported the US war on Iraq despite overwhelming public opposition. As many as half a million people marched through Rome, where some demonstrators carried signs saying “Stop Esso War” and picketed US-owned gas stations.

Crowds estimated at over 200,000 apiece marched in Madrid and Barcelona, 25,000 demonstrated in Cordoba and smaller numbers rallied in many regional centers. One of the most popular chants was, “Aznar resign!” directed at the Spanish prime minister who has already announced he will not seek reelection next year.

In Spain the protests against the occupation of Iraq were linked with expressions of sorrow and outrage over the deaths of two Spanish journalists. Jose Anguita Parrado, a correspondent for El Mundo, died when an Iraqi surface-to-surface missile hit a US army command post outside Baghdad. Jose Couso, a cameraman for the Telecinco network, was killed when US forces opened fire on the Palestine Hotel, the center for hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Iraqi capital. Many signs in the Spanish protests called the death of Couso a deliberate murder by the United States, aimed at discouraging press coverage of the carnage in Baghdad.

Smaller but still sizeable protests took place in Berlin, Paris, Oslo, Basel and elsewhere on the continent. Among the demands raised by the 10,000 marchers in Berlin was that the German government deny use of its airspace to US and British warplanes flying missions against Iraqi targets.

The 20,000 demonstrators in Paris were limited mainly to the members and close supporters of 30 different left-wing and anti-globalization organizations. For the most part, these groups have worked to subordinate the campaign against war to the maneuvers of the Chirac government.

The Socialist Party youth organization, for instance, put out a leaflet calling for the strengthening of the United Nations, where France has a veto in the Security Council, as a bulwark against American “unilateralism.” Two other groups, “Rougesvifs” and “Coordination Communiste,” recent split-offs from the French Communist Party, called for reviving the moribund party of French Stalinism.

In London a crowd estimated between 150,000 and 200,000 marched in two separate columns through the British capital, meeting in the center and then rallying in Hyde Park. The marchers held a moment of silence in Parliament Square for those who have already died in Iraq, then chanted slogans such as “Blair calls it liberation, it looks to us like occupation.” Among the speakers was film director Ken Loach, who denounced the conquest of Iraq as a violation of international law.

The largest protest in Asia took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, where 50,000 marched, charging the US and Britain of committing crimes against humanity. Another 15,000 marched in Calcutta, while 4,000 marched in Seoul, according to press figures, which usually understate the turnout.

Of special political significance is the rally in Tel Aviv, where 1,500 Jews and Arabs turned out to oppose the invasion of Iraq and support the “refuseniks,” Israeli soldiers who refuse to serve with the forces occupying the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Those demonstrating clearly felt that the US and Israeli occupations were linked and would produce similar tragedies for the occupied peoples.

In North America there were protests across Canada, the largest in Montreal, and three major demonstrations in the US — in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The march in Washington drew an estimated 30,000 people, considerably more than the march organizers had expected. The turnout was noteworthy given the impact of nonstop US media propaganda celebrating military victory and the supposed “liberation” of the Iraqi people.

The route of the march took the protesters past the offices of several corporations directly implicated in fomenting and supporting the war, including Fox News, the Washington Post, the New York Times and Halliburton, as well as the headquarters of the FBI. Outside the Post office, the marchers stopped and chanted, “Washington Post! Tell the Truth!”

Chants, signs and t-shirts denounced the occupation of Iraq as “the new colonialism,” condemned the media propaganda for the war, denounced corporate profiteering from military contracts and the exploitation of Iraq’s oil resources, and declared the Bush administration responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqis, many of them children.

In Portland, Oregon, 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest the war, as well as the role of the media and the Bush administration’s attacks on civil liberties. The marchers stopped for speeches outside the offices of KOIN, a local TV station, and the Oregonian newspaper, where speakers denounced the sanitized images and manipulation of the news of the war by the corporate media.

The March terminated at Pioneer Courthouse Square where several speakers addressed the crowd. Steve McGready, a friend of Maher “Mike” Hawash, spoke about Hawash being detained as a material witness in a “terrorism investigation.” Hawash, a Palestinian-born US citizen, was arrested where he worked at Intel Corporation three weeks ago and has since been held in seclusion, though no charges have been filed against him. McGready said that Mike Hawash is a prisoner of war.

US barbarism in Iraq: The way forward in the struggle against imperialist war
and Political lessons of the war in Iraq

Millions March Against War
on March 15, 2003
in Over 2,000 Cities Worldwide

Over A Quarter of A Million March in The U.S.:
100,000 in Washington, 100,000 in San Francisco
and 50,000 in Los Angeles

photo of young Black woman at protest with her open hand raised high. The open hand of humanity
and worldwide solidarity

Well over a quarter of a million people demonstrated in the U.S. today against another U.S. genocide of the Iraqi people. 100,000 demonstrated in Washington, 100,000 came out in San Francisco, and 50,000 people braved the driving rain in Los Angeles in massive emergency mobilizations called on short notice by the ANSWER coalition.

Even with dozens of buses making the trip to Washington from as far away as Florida, Minnesota, Iowa and Maine, demonstrations also took place in Lansing, MI; Columbus OH, Lexington, KY, Tucson, AZ; Albuquerque, NM, and scores of other cities.

With cities around the world responding to the call for emergency actions, March 15 was an urgent and critical day of global anti-war protest, as millions of people turned out to demonstrate against Washington’s rush to genocide. CNN reported that protests took place today in an amazing 2,000 cities in 98 countries. Turnouts were dramatic: Millions marched in Spain and Italy, two countries whose groveling governments have supported the U.S. war. 100,000 came out in Berlin; 150,000 in France; 40,000 marched in Brussels.

Predictably, the Associated (corporate) Press watered down the numbers, but reluctantly had to report something, at least: “Hundreds of thousands rallied worldwide, in some cases pressing close to the symbols of American power: the White House and the Washington Monument, the U.S. air base in Frankfurt, Germany, and U.S. embassies in Greece and Cyprus. They also took to the streets throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.”

Thousands more turned out in Tokyo, Calcutta, Buenos Aires, Yemen, Frankfurt, Moscow, Turkey, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, many Palestinian cities and refugee camps, Bangkok, Seoul, Toronto, Moscow and many other cities and countries — one day after millions of European workers conducted work stoppages to protest the war.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice-LDEF, one of the groups in the ANSWER Coalition, said:

“The continued worldwide outpouring against Bush’s planned war of aggression with Iraq makes it clear that Spain, Britain and the U.S. are meeting in the isolated Azores Islands because it’s the only place they can go without being protested by massive numbers of people.”

A highlight of the Washington demonstration was the crowd’s enthusiastic response to former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s speech about his campaign to impeach President George W. Bush for planning to commit another massive war crime against the Iraqi people. “Vote to impeach! Vote to impeach!” chanted the crowd, referring to the website http://www.votetoimpeach.org, where people are voting in support of articles of impeachment.

The Washington demonstration surrounded the White House and Justice Department, taking up more than 20 city blocks. The crowd completely filled the 10-lane Pennsylvania Avenue, with demonstrators marching shoulder to shoulder in a turnout that surpassed rally organizers’ expectations.

“Bush may be determined to fight this war,” said Larry Holmes of the International Action Center, also in the ANSWER Coalition, “but he was also determined to have a vote for war at the UN Security Council last week. Bush wanted this war months ago; the anti-war movement has held him back. War is not inevitable.”

February 15, 2003
An event of
world historical significance

Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board
17 February 2003


aerial photo of a wide Los Angeles street filled with people as far as the eye can see.
Los Angeles
February 15, 2003

The mass demonstrations that unfolded simultaneously across the globe on the weekend of February 15-16, 2003 will live in history. What occurred on these days was an unprecedented manifestation of international human solidarity against war. In the face of the militaristic frenzy of the most ruthless imperialist regime in the world, more than 10,000,000 people have spoken out against the plans for an invasion of Iraq.

These demonstrations represent a turning point in world politics. From North and South America, through Europe and Asia to Australia and Africa, the mass and largely spontaneous popular mobilizations of February 15-16 have exposed the deep and unbridgeable political, social and moral chasm that separates the ruling elites and their media propagandists from the people.

In the aftermath of these powerful demonstrations, all pretence of democratic political legitimacy for the war policies of the Bush administration in the United States and the Blair regime in Britain has been irrevocably shattered. The demonstration of more than one million people in London and Glasgow was a stunning repudiation of Blair’s attempt to revive, through an alliance with Washington, the colonialist aspirations of British imperialism.

The marches held in cities all across the United States were, if anything, even more remarkable. There, in the very center of world imperialism, the mass demonstrations have shown that the American people are repulsed by the war frenzy of the Bush [regime] and the militaristic propaganda of the establishment media.

Nor should one fail to appreciate the significance of the massive outpouring of humanity in Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Berlin. In these great cities, the bitter experience of fascist barbarism — represented by the regimes of Franco, Mussolini, Pétain and Hitler — lives in the consciousness of the populace. The working people of Spain, Italy, France and Germany instinctively grasp the reactionary menace posed by the war-mongering of the Bush [regime].

The demonstrations of February 15-16 were, in the first instance, an expression of massive popular opposition to an invasion of Iraq. But the historical significance of the events of this past weekend transcends even this immensely important issue.

What we have witnessed and participated in over the past two days is the birth of a new international social movement of opposition to imperialism. Underlying this development are profound objective processes. The global integration of capitalist production, spearheaded by transnational corporations, has laid the foundation for the global coordination of social struggles of the working class.

Just as the unparalleled development of world economy transcends the barriers of the national state, the class struggle as an objective historical process tends naturally to sweep across national borders. With ever-greater consciousness, the working class will define itself in international rather than national terms. It is precisely this tendency that found expression on Saturday, when 3,000 Jewish and Arab workers marched together against war in the streets of Tel Aviv.

It would be a mistake to believe that demonstrations by themselves, even those as large and as global as the mobilizations of Saturday and Sunday, can prevent imperialist war. However, it is necessary to understand that the events of this historic weekend mark the initial entry into political struggle of new, immensely progressive and potentially revolutionary forces.

Now, the responsibility posed by the great international manifestation of opposition to imperialist war is to encourage the development of the political class consciousness of this new movement, and help it to understand the essential link between the struggle against imperialist war and the fight for international socialism.

See also:

Mass demonstrations inaugurate international antiwar movement


500,000 Anti-War Protesters Marched in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2003

200,00 Marched in San Francisco

Hundreds of Thousands More Demonstrated Around the Nation and Around the World to Oppose Impending U.S. War-Crimes Against the Iraqi People

a massive crowd of hundreds of thousands of protestors in Washington D.C. on January 18 This was truly a remarkable event. For pre-war protests, these demonstrations were on a scale never seen before. Nothing had ever come close. And then came the even bigger demonstrations less than a month later on February 15, all over the world!

The January 18 turnout matched or exceeded the very biggest anti-war demonstrations held in the heydey of public protest during the Vietnam Genocide. Back then it took several years of horrific carnage and unspeakable war crimes for the protests to build up to that size. In 2002 and 2003, however, the best people in America have decided they’re not going to wait until after the U.S. military butchers millions of men, women and children. They’re taking a stand against this vicious evil in advance. The massive and ongoing anti-war movement of today is absolutely unprecedented.

Something very good is happening here. People are waking up. LARGE numbers of people. And we can thank the Internet for it.

Half a million conscientious souls marched through the streets of the Capital of Empire on Saturday. They honored the great Martin Luther King by protesting impending U.S./British war crimes against the Iraqi people. 200,000 more demonstrated in San Francisco, in the largest U.S. demonstrations yet against the psychopathic militarism of the criminal Bush regime. Sponsored by the International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, the protests were endorsed by thousands of organizations. Similar demonstrations were held in at least 30 other countries.

“Today’s demonstrations shattered the myth of consensus for war,” said Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice, one of the groups in A.N.S.W.E.R. “Throughout the whole world, demonstrations today showed the kind of people’s power it’s going to take to stop the war in its tracks.”

January 18 was a day of global protest based in the U.S., with coordinated demonstrations held in more than 30 countries — including Japan, Ireland, Egypt, Spain, Argentina, South Africa, Jordan, Belgium, Syria, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany and Britain.

The morning of the demonstration, train and subway stations in D.C. were jammed as hundreds of buses — including 20 from New York’s 1199/SEIU Health and Hospital Workers Union, 20 from Winston-Salem South Carolina, eight from Rochester and six from the Chicago Teachers Union — arrived in the city for the massive protest.

The rally featured such speakers as former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, civil rights activist Mahdi Bray, actors Jessica Lange and Tyne Daly, Representative John Conyers, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, author and Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, singer Patti Smith, Reverend Herbert Daughtry, and Elizabeth McAllister.

The program — with musical performances by British pop group Chumbawumba, singer Patti Smith, and a capella duet Pam Parker and Lucy Murphy — was opened by Moonanum James of United American Indians of New England.

Speakers included A.N.S.W.E.R. leaders Elias Rashmawi, Free Palestine Alliance; Peta Lindsay, A.N.S.W.E.R. Youth & Student Coordinator; Larry Holmes and Brian Becker, International Action Center; Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Partnership for Civil Justice; Marie Hilao Enriquez, BAYAN; Macrina Cardenas, Mexico Solidarity Network; Chuck Kaufman, Nicaragua Solidarity Network; Yoomi Jeong, Korea Truth Commission; Cheri Honkala, Kensington Welfare Rights Union; and Ismail Kamal, Muslim Students Association National. Reverend Lucius Walker read an anti-war statement from Rep. Charles Rangel.

Also addressing the rally were representatives of groups such as New York City Labor Against the War, Maryland and D.C. AFL-CIO, Colombia Trade Unionists in Exile, Queers for Peace and Justice, United for Peace and Justice, Not In Our Name, and representatives of the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques. Speakers reminded the crowd that the fight against war and racism included the struggles to free political prisoners Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Jamil Al Amin, and the Cuban Five.

Over 200,000 People Marched
in Washington D.C. on October 26, 2002

photo of marchers filling a D.C. street as far as the eye can see. Until the massive January 18 and February 15 demonstrations surpassed it, October 26 was the biggest anti-war demonstration since the Vietnam Genocide. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the nation, a massively visible and vocal presence, announcing the creation of a new anti-war movement to stop the unelected Bush regime’s plans to escalate the ongoing genocide of the people of Iraq. The demonstrators included a vast number of people compelled to action because they were frustrated and angered when the lapdog U.S. Congress refused to listen to and honor the American people’s opposition to war.   (Uncle Sham: “Democracy? What’s that?”)

photo of marchers in front of the White House More than 200,000 people marched in the streets of Washington, D.C. and over 100,000 in San Francisco. Tens of thousands of people marched in other cities around the country. In Washington, D.C. the march was so vast that when the front of the march completed encircling the evil White House, they met the last quarter of the march that had not yet begun moving up towards the White House. The front marchers were forced to stop for half an hour to allow the last portion of the march to proceed, before the front could continue along the route back towards the rally site.

People filled Imperial Washington’s wide boulevards and sidewalks shoulder to shoulder for 25 city blocks, over two miles.

The October 26 demonstrations launched another major step in mass action against the war — the grassroots People’s Anti-War Referendum, and a mass national 2-day mobilization on the weekend of January 18-19 in Washington, DC. This mobilization is timed to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the 12th anniversary of the start of the 1991 Iraq Genocide (romanticized by the baby-killing U.S. military as “Desert Storm”, and also falsely termed the “Gulf War”).

It was not a war. It was a sadistic, one-sided slaughter. And if the unelected Bush regime and the viciously evil U.S. military attacks the people of Iraq again, there will be yet another slaughter of innocent Iraqi children and civilian people.

At the demonstration in Washington, people were chanting “Congress Votes for War — We Vote No War!” as thousands began signing the People’s Anti-War Referendum. People could be seen filling out referendums at the tables and on each other’s backs, and taking stacks of referendums with them back to their communities. Thousands more visited the electronic voting booth and voted against war at http://www.VoteNoWar.org while they watched the rally on television at home.

The VoteNoWar People’s Anti-War Referendum is a unique effort to expose the corporate media lie that the people of the United States support the unelected Bush regime’s premeditated war crimes against the people of Iraq. The referendum and demonstrations reveal the fact that a mass anti-war opinion exists as a majority sentiment.

The unelected Bush regime and its corporate media have carried out a sustained propaganda campaign to sell the myth of “consensus” around their bogus “war on terrorism”. The lapdog Congress has rubber-stamped the unelected Bush regime’s fascist demand to be able to declare war whenever it pleases against the people Iraq. The myth of “consensus” has saturated the ever-lying corporate mass-media, and those poor fools who still waste their time paying any attention to this corporate media lie-machine are simply polluting their pre-fabricated minds. Patriotic bimbos are lost in a mass-media bubble reality, a political fantasyland, submissively allowing the corporate plutocracy to shape and mold their pliable little minds at will.

Meanwhile, in the Real World, the majority of American people are decidedly against another blood-lusting orgy of U.S. military war crimes against the long-suffering Iraqi people. The enormous outpouring of opposition sentiment on October 26 is helping to pop the bubble of corporate media myths, for those who still believe them.

By organizing public opinion we can build a potent political mass movement that can be decisive in the next few months. In the 1960s and ’70s, the U.S. Congress was too corrupt and evil to stop the U.S. military’s bloody genocide of the Vietnamese people. It was only the awesome courage and determination of the Vietnamese people, combined with a mass movement of the American people, which stopped the carnage. Now once again, it is up to the American people to stop the U.S. military/government’s latest criminal war — this time before it starts, hopefully.

Obviously the American people’s battle against the genocidal U.S. government and military will go on and on and on, endlessly.... until enough people get a clue: the corporate plutocracy and the U.S. military/government must be totally overthrown.

The corporate plutocracy and the U.S. military/government have no human morality. They cannot be morally reasoned with, and they don’t give a damn for your useless vote. They understand only one thing — power.

Meanwhile, the signatures pouring in on the anti-war referendum are at least a tangible manifestation of the breadth of the American people’s opposition to U.S. military war crimes against the innocent people of Iraq.

Congratulations go to the thousands of A.N.S.W.E.R. volunteers and those from other organizations who committed their time, their energy and their resources to make the October 26 demonstrations a huge success. So many people helped out passing out leaflets, putting up posters, acting as bus captains and bus greeters, staffing phones, making thousands of phone calls, organizing their communities, campuses, high schools, and workplaces, and volunteering with all the other tasks involved in bringing people to the demonstration and making sure that it was well organized. The demonstration could not have been so large without the work of the leadership provided by hundreds of grassroots organizers in cities and towns around the country who brought busses, vans, and car caravans to Washington DC and San Francisco. A special debt of gratitude goes to those who participated in set-up and take-down of stage and sound equipment and who remained to secure the area overnight in a pouring rain the night before the demonstration.

Over 100,000 People Marched
in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2002

A crowd of thousands of people in Washington D.C. listens to speakers, with the Washington Monument in the background.

Members of the Muslim community, orthodox Jews, antiwar activists, Latin American solidarity groups and people from all over the U.S. united on April 20, 2002, to say: “We Are All Palestinians!”

Veteran marchers of the International Action Center and International A.N.S.W.E.R. estimate that over 100,000 people marched in Washington D.C. in the largest pro-Palestinian rally in U.S. history. Another 35,000 people marched in San Francisco.

An orthodox Jewish man and a Palestinian man raising their hands together in a show of solidarity during the march and rally.

Demanding an end to the U.S. government-backed mass-murders of Palestinian civilian people by the sadistic Israeli military, and calling for an immediate end to the brutal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian homeland, protesters turned Pennsylvania Avenue into a sea of kaffiyas, the traditional Palestinian scarf worn by demonstrators in a show of solidarity.

“Free, free Palestine!” echoed from the election-stealing White House to the Department of Injustice to the whoring U.S. Capitol. Over 60,000 people demonstrated at the White House, where bus after bus from Mosques and Islamic Centers all over the eastern seaboard dropped off a stream of protesters that continued to pour into the rally from the opening speaker until the beginning of the march on Pennsylvania Avenue. Once the various rallies merged, tens of thousands filed past the Department of Injustice demanding the repeal of the fascistic “USA Patriot Act”, and an immediate end to the Ashcroft raids on the Muslim and Arab community.

“Yesterday the U.S. threatened to veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for an investigation into the Jenin massacre,” said Larry Holmes, co-director of the International Action Center, part of A.N.S.W.E.R. “The U.S. finally forced the removal of the word ‘investigation’ from the resolution language. This is one more example of how Sharon’s war against Palestinian people is backed and protected by [Unpresident] George W. Bush.”

“The U.S. is afraid the truth will come out,” said Carl Messineo, co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice LDEF, also with A.N.S.W.E.R. “And they’re afraid of the kind of multinational solidarity shown for the Palestinian people by the people of the United States today in massive numbers. It has become impossible for the [unelected] Bush administration to claim he speaks in the name of the United States when he bombs Afghanistan, pays for the slaughter of Palestinians and threatens Iraq. The people in this country want money for jobs and human needs, not war against the people of Palestine.”

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War is the problem, not the solution

The babykilling U.S. military does one thing better than anything else: mass-murdering civilian men, women and helpless children.

The latest victims of American state terrorism are the people of Afghanistan and Iraq.

U.S. military personnel mass-murdered thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan and Iraq — civilian men, women and children who had absolutely nothing to do with the September 11 attacks. This latest dirty U.S. war in the Middle East will lead to an escalating cycle of violence as it adds to the totally justifiable hatred of the United States by a world of victimized people.

Racist attacks since September 11

Innocent Arab American, Muslim and South Asian people in the United States suffered a wave of vicious racist attacks after September 11 at the hands of American patriots. Violent attacks were also committed in Britain, Australia, Europe and elsewhere. People in other communities of color have been abused as well, suffering racist attacks and harassment in their communities, on their jobs and at mosques.

From the World Socialist Web Site, September 21, 2001:

“Hundreds of attacks [in the U.S.] have been committed against innocent Asian-Americans and Arab-Americans over the past week, including assaults, fire bombings, acts of vandalism against mosques, and at least three murders. The victims have been targeted because of their skin color or because they wore turbans, veils or other outward signs of Muslim religion or Asian origin.”

These violent crimes of obscene racism and ignorant prejudice are acts of evil by those who commit them, and a disgrace to all who support them.

Racial hatred is a mental and emotional disease — a corrosive poison that is not indulged by decent, healthy, honest people.

Meanwhile, as racist psychopaths are attacking men, women and children who look even vaguely like Arabs, the criminal United States Corporate Mafia Government is attempting to strangle the civil liberties of all American citizens. Uncle Sham seeks to create a climate of fear wherein it is impossible for progressive people to speak in freedom.

The illegitimate Bush regime and its lapdogs in Congress have taken advantage of the WTC crisis by tossing the Bill of Rights out the window, militarizing American society through a vast expansion of police powers that severely restrict our most basic, traditional, democratic rights.

The United States of America is now openly a police state. Unless the American people stop it, the fascist disease will spread like political anthrax from Washington D.C. to the farthest reaches of the nation.

Now is the time for all people of conscience, all people who oppose racism and war, to come together.

Now is the time to fight the fascists of the United States Corporate Mafia Government. They are truly evil and they will be defeated.

International A.N.S.W.E.R.
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)

International Action Center


Behind the imprisonment of Milosevic at The Hague

The U.S. Corporate Mafia Government abduction and show-trial of Milosevic:

Another mass-media lie-campaign is underway

The latest stage of the U.S./NATO bombing is underway — this time it’s another propaganda bombardment by the venal corporate mass-media lie-machine.

In its June 30, 2001 edition, the mouthpiece of the U.S. State Department (a.k.a. The New York Times) trumpeted that the “guilty” verdict of the U.S.-created-and-financed Kangaroo Court, the ICTY Hague Tribunal, must be accepted by the Serbian people. The Hague Tribunal is financed by the CIA-connected Soros Foundation, Time Warner, Inc. and the Rockefeller Foundation. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

With its usual Orwellian doublespeak, the N.Y. Times huffed that the Serbians must “take responsibility” for all the alleged “deeds of war” as a condition of “reconciliation.”


“Whore yourselves totally, just like the rest of NATO-dominated Europe, or we’ll turn you into another Iraq. Blame yourselves for our war crimes against you, or you’ll suffer our continued political subversion and economic sanctions.”

To pull the wool over the eyes of the American sheeple, the corporate mass-media is engaged in a propaganda campaign of lie-saturated radio and T.V. broadcasts of the show-trials of democratically elected, former President Milosevic and a growing number of other Yugoslav patriots. This U.S. government-controlled “news” media has made very clear, in spite of its deceit, that the abduction and show-trial of Milosevic is just the latest act of the ongoing program of U.S. government bullying and subversion aimed at beating and bribing the Yugoslav people into submission.

Unfortunately for the U.S. government, the Serbian people have a long history of heroic resistance to brutal imperialism. For centuries they fought the Ottoman Turkish Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It’s only natural that they should now resist the American Empire.

One million Serbians died fighting the Nazis during WWII. While the Croatians and Albanians closely allied themselves with the demonic Nazis, the Serbians maintained their honor and fought back. While the Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian governments whored themselves to the Nazis, the Serbians maintained their honor and fought back.

The Serbians even rescued 526 U.S. Air Force bomber pilots and crew who were shot down behind the lines in World War II. While Albanians and Croatians shot American pilots or turned them over to the Germans, the Serbians created an underground rescue network. Even women and children protected American pilots from the German soldiers — sometimes with their very lives. The Serbian women and children of an entire village were burned alive by German soldiers because the women and children refused to tell the soldiers where they were hiding American pilots.

And you’ll never hear a single word about any of this in the propaganda-saturated, government-controlled American mass-media.

For the last ten years the United States, with Germany as a junior partner, has been the new Nazi power in the Balkans. And the ancient and honorable tradition of Serbian resistance has continued.

For more information:

Book review:
Hidden Agenda: U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia

American State Terrorism of the Yugoslavian People, 1999

The 1999 U.S./NATO Terror Campaign: Nine Myths and Realities

At a Serb Funeral: Tears for Victims of a “Regrettable Mistake”

Book review:
NATO in the Balkans: Voices of Opposition

Video review:
NATO TARGETS: The Civilian People of Yugoslavia

Book review:
Censored 2000: The Year’s Top 25 Censored Stories

International Action Center

Behind the imprisonment of Milosevic at The Hague

The People’s Rights Fund: Truth for Yugoslavia Project

“The People’s Rights Fund is accepting donations to help with the costs of Ramsey Clark’s [International Action Center] Fact-Finding trip, the sponsorship of speaking tours and public forums, where public awareness and a counter to U.S. biased news reports can be raised. The People’s Rights Fund will also sponsor publication of written materials such as reports, flyers, fact sheets, articles, an internet campaign, the production of a video, and, importantly, the printing of a new book on these issues.”

Websites For Taking Action

International A.N.S.W.E.R.
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism!

“Build a united and active anti-war movement!”

This site has a great deal of information for anti-war activists, including leaflets and flyers you can download. International ANSWER is one of the main organizers behind the massive nonviolent protests that have been steadily building since the U.S. government committed the 9-11 attacks.

Not In Our Name

“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.”

National War Tax Resistance
Coordinating Committee

Drawing of a little white dove sitting on the end of the barrel of a big howitzer cannon. Above and below the cannon are the words: ’If you work for peace, stop paying for war’ “The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee is a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance (WTR).

“Affiliate organizations and individual supporters are joined together in a common struggle for a more just and peaceful society. We oppose militarism and war and refuse to participate in the tax system which supports such violence.

“NWTRCC sees poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic exploitation, environmental destruction and militarization of law enforcement as integrally linked with the militarism which we abhor. Through the redirection of our tax dollars NWTRCC members contribute directly to the struggle for peace and justice for all. NWTRCC promotes war tax resistance within the context of a broad range of nonviolent strategies for social change, and is firmly embedded in the peace movement.”

“NWTRCC’s goal is to maintain and build a national movement of conscientious objectors to military taxes by supporting, coordinating and publicizing the WTR actions of groups and individuals. These actions include: war tax resistance, protest, and refusal; the redirection of military taxes to meet human needs; support of the U.S. Peace Tax Fund Bill; and adjustment of lifestyle to avoid tax liability. WTR actions are undertaken in accordance with each individual’s moral, religious or political conscience, and are hoped to contribute toward changing the priorities and policies of the U.S. government.”

NWTRCC makes available the book: War Tax Resistance: A Guide To Withholding Your Support From The Military

“The most comprehensive guide to war tax resistance (WTR), including philosophical and political questions, information on the federal budget, the history of WTR, personal WTR stories, methods, consequences, international WTR, WTR organizing, and more."

Boycott Israel Campaign

graphic showing an israeli flag covered by a red circle and slash, and the words 'Boycott Israel' “People of good conscience have chosen to boycott israeli products and companies supporting the zionist entity. ... We have carried out extensive research to identify the guilty companies. All our findings are provided here.”

Israeli state terrorism is a direct extension of American state terrorism.

Every year the U.S. government takes 5 to 12 billion dollars from American taxpayers and gives it to the parasitical State of Israel. It’s a totally free gift, disguised as “loans” which will never be repaid. All those American taxpayer dollars are spent to arm and maintain the bestial, sadistic, Nazi-like Israeli military which routinely murders Palestinian children with absolute impunity as it terrorizes, tortures and impoverishes the entire Palestinian nation.

Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now


“SUSTAIN is a non-hierarchical, grassroots organization committed to supporting and sustaining the Palestinian movement for justice, human rights and self-determination.

“The United States government supports Israeli violations of Palestinian national and human rights militarily, economically, and ideologically. The most tangible form of this support is the massive tax-funded aid that goes to Israel. We are committed to building a campaign against US military and economic aid to Israel so that US tax-dollars do not support the abuse of human rights.”

International Action Center

“Information, activism and resistance to U.S. militarism, war, and corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism and oppression within the United States.”

Refuse & Resist!

“Refuse & Resist is the organization for everyone who refuses to go along with today’s national agenda of repression and cruelty, poverty and punishment.”

Restoring Pacifica as a Democratic Forum for Independent Voices

“Given the importance of the media in hegemonic processes, and in contesting those processes, what is happening to Pacifica, and now WBAI, should be first order business for the left. This was our only radio network, and it is being destroyed!”

— Edward S. Herman
author of The Real Terror Network

The International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defence Committee

Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal


“Want to spread the word about animal rights on your campus?

“Whether you’re an individual or working with a group, whether you’re just getting started with animal rights or you’re a veteran activist, PETA’s College Action Campaign can help you speak out for animals on your campus!” (And they don’t mean frat boys.)

TV-Turnoff Network

“TV-Turnoff Network encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.

“TV-Turnoff Network has helped millions of Americans to break free of TV through our two primary programs, National TV-Turnoff Week and More Reading, Less TV. Our 3,000 members include teachers, parents, doctors, and others — Americans from every corner of the country and walk of life.”

Capitalism Sucks!

“Experts Agree: Capitalism Sucks.”

“How Do You Want to Fight Capitalism Today?”

Rage Activism Calendar


“The United States of America was founded in revolution, a fact that we citizens choose to remember only once a year. Ever since, our nation has worked to destroy the revolutionary works of people around the globe as they struggle for freedom.

“In 1776, the U.S. was born half-formed, and today the American Revolution is still only half-finished. Soldiers in the late 1700s fought successfully to free all Americans from a British yoke, but neglected to free themselves from their home-grown dictators...”

Arcata Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Commission

“In choosing to be a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, we present ourselves as an example of a community choosing sustainability over destruction, the well-being of citizens instead of the well-being of corporations. It is our hope that we can end the threat of nuclear war one community at a time.”

Spy & CounterSpy (mirror site)

The FBI is truly nothing short of a thinly-disguised American Gestapo.

This site has a great deal of fascinating information that can help you protect yourself from such ruthless “Security Services” (SS) of the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government. One example: the right way to use PGP public-key encryption to safeguard the privacy of your email.

Drawing of a despairing man imprisoned behind the bars of an American flag.

The “stars ’n’ bars”...

The stars symbolize the Hollywood/news-media propaganda machine which relentlessly and pervasively sells us the fantasy that we live in a “democracy” where our “elected” government leaders have only our best interests at heart.

The fact that this is a fantasy is demonstrated by another thing the stars in the American flag symbolize — what real people see when the criminal pigs smash their police batons down on real people’s heads because they dared to exercise their Constitutional right to freedom of speech and assembly.

The bars in the American flag represent where the pigs then drag real people off to after the pigs have assaulted them for having a moral conscience. Then behind the bloody bars, out of view of the corporate McNews cameras, the uniformed, badge-wearing criminals further entertain themselves by beating and torturing people at their leisure.

$  American flag - swastika and stripes - symbol of American state terrorism.  American terrorism is international terrorism.  $

Well, it’s high time for all decent, freedom-loving people in America to liberate ourselves — finish what the first American Revolution merely started. We The People must defend ourselves and each other, and throw the criminal cops behind bars where they belong. In fact it’s long past time to overthrow the entire, crooked corporate capitalist system — and replace it with a democracy.

Revolution 2
Burn the evil American flag - it’s nothing but the symbol of American state terrorism.
is long overdue!

“If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates to vote for.”

— Baldemar Velasquez
president of the
Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Related pages

Thomas Jefferson Calling: The Time for Revolution is NOW
by John Kaminski

Civil Disobedience and Tax Resistance

What you can do
by Noam Chomsky

Solutions: American Revolution 2
and a Humane Future of International Socialist Democracy

The social and political facts of life are exactly the opposite of the smooth-talking capitalist propaganda that is incessantly beamed at you through the mind-controlling mass-media. The televised, corporate, Disneyland version of reality is always trying to sell you the fantasy that America is basically a righteous “democracy” run by honest, God-fearin’ “elected representatives” who have “only your best interests at heart.” Meanwhile, in the hard, cold, real world, America is being run into the ground by a criminal plutocracy which ruthlessly exploits everybody else for as much as it can get away with. The plutocracy which invariably rules every capitalist society is in fact a greedy parasite of the working classes — who are the vast majority of people.

International socialist democracy is the natural next step in the world’s political evolution. Corporate capitalism is a morally degraded political dinosaur that is retarding the social and political evolution of the entire human race.

An Appeal to All Working People

This is the September 1996 election statement of the Socialist Equality Party, and it’s every bit as relevant today as it was then. Although the SEP is a Marxist-Trotskyist party, their statement is the best primer I’ve found yet on the political, economic and moral ideals of international socialism.

A Note to the Reader in America

Only massive, non-violent civil disobedience and tax resistance have the power to bring down the most violent, predatory empire in the world today.

Know Your Enemy:

The United States Government Committed the September 11 Attacks

The Israeli Connection To 9-11

War At Home:
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It
by Brian Glick

Neighborhood Bully: American Militarism
interview with Ramsey Clark

The CIA, Insider Trading and the World Trade Center Terror Attack

Fake Terror: the Road to Dictatorship

Operation 911: NO SUICIDE PILOTS

U.S. Government Surveillance

U.S. Government Domestic Oppression

The Battle of Seattle

Terrorism Begins At Home: Police Brutality in America

America’s Techno-Fascist Future


War Tax Resistance:
A Guide To Withholding Your Support From The Military
Available from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

“The most comprehensive guide to war tax resistance (WTR), including philosophical and political questions, information on the federal budget, the history of WTR, personal WTR stories, methods, consequences, international WTR, WTR organizing, and more.”

Body of Secrets:
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
by James Bamford

In 1962, U.S. military leaders had a top-secret plan for committing terrorist attacks on Americans in Miami and Washington D.C., while blaming Cuba. Codenamed “Operation Northwoods”, the plan was intended to provide the propaganda necessary to create popular support for an invasion of Cuba.

Nonviolent Resistance (Satyagraha)
by Mohandas K. Gandhi
Dover Publications; ISBN 0-486-41606-2

Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of India’s great movement of independence from the bloodsucking British Empire, a liberation which was accomplished by means of nonviolent revolution in spite of British massacres. Gandhi and his followers thus gained the deep respect and admiration of millions of people around the world for their disciplined adherence to the policy of passive resistance, and his ideas were a driving force behind the American civil-rights movement.

This volume focuses on Gandhi’s vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil-doer. The book begins with an explanation of the principles of Satyagraha and proceeds with detailed discussions of the self-training and courage necessary for it. Includes discussion of the use and effectiveness of such techniques as non-payment of fines and taxes, social boycotts, fasting, sympathetic strikes, and other forms of non-cooperation.

The Story of My Experiments with Truth
by Mohandas K. Gandhi
Dover Publications; ISBN 0-486-24593-4

“Personal account of the life of the man who freed India from colonization through the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest) movement. His early boyhood life, legal studies, purification, and the ultimate salvation of his homeland are carefully recounted in this inspiring and critical work of insurmountable importance.”

War At Home:
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It
by Brian Glick

“Government harassment of U.S. political activists clearly exists today, violating our fundamental democratic rights and creating a climate of fear and distrust which undermines our efforts to challenge official policy.”

“Now is the time to begin fighting the hidden war at home.”

101 Things To Do ’Til The Revolution
by Claire Wolf

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

“The ideal citizen of a tyrannical state is the man or woman who bows in silent obedience in exchange for the status of a well-cared-for herd animal. Thinking people become the tyrant’s worst enemies.

“Before their thunder roars, there is a period of anticipation, in which more occurs than the literal-minded tyrant can ever understand. A few overt acts of sedition shatter the heavy peace. But the greater force, unrecognized, rolls forward in near silence, as millions of individuals quietly withdraw their consent from the state. The pundits call it apathy. They could not be more wrong.

“That time is now. And we are those people.

“This book is dedicated to you, the enemy of the state.”

Don’t Shoot the Bastards (Yet):
101 More Ways to Salvage Freedom
by Claire Wolf

“Are you... fed up with the Powers That Be encroaching on your freedom?

“Have you... tried everything — voting, peaceful protest, letter writing, petitions — and found that it just didn’t work?

“Are you... beginning to think violent rebellion might be the ultimate, dreaded answer?

“Stop! Wait! There are a lot more things you can do!”

Against Empire
by Michael Parenti

“The history of imperialism is also, however, a history of resistance, struggle, and achievement; Against Empire offers compelling alternatives for progressive change.” .... “Precise, rational ways to transform public policy to build democratic institutions.”

Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti

Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan

The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee

The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark

Desert Slaughter:
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League

Rogue State:
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
by William Blum

Killing Hope:
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum

To Kill A Nation:
The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky

Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others

The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman

Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving

What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Further bibliography:
Today’s Fascist America

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“If you want free speech you can go down to a street corner and shout.”

— Jim Olson
owner of Humboldt Internet
September 26, 2001

On September 14, 2001, three days after the WTC attack, the owner of the humboldt1.com ISP summarily deleted the original American Terrorism website. When informed that he was suppressing online free speech, he offered the helpful advice above.

Launched: May, 2000  —  Torpedoed: September 14, 2001   R.I.P.

To spare my vocal chords I offer this remaining mirror site:


http://www.AmericanStateTerrorism.com/ (Germany)
AWOL: October 24, 2003 – no response to email inquiries

http://americanterrorism.afedwards.com/ (U.K.)
Missing In Action: May 27, 2002
entire afedwards.com site vanished, email inquiries bounced back

Efficient FTP access terminated for all free sites: April 1, 2002

Axed by Angelfire.com: December 13, 2001 (see note below)

Torpedoed by Tripod.com: October 18, 2001 (see note below)

“Lycos [Tripod and Angelfire]... reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the Lycos Network...for any reason or for no reason at all, in Lycos’ sole discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.”

...or without any discretion, or, after September 11, 2001, for a hypocrite, patriot-idiot, police-state censorship reason.

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