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Anarchist-communist appeal against NATO summit

category international | imperialism / war | appeal / petition author Wednesday March 11, 2009 12:17author by Anarchist-communist organizations Report this post to the editors

In the current context of economic crisis and rarefaction of natural resources, tensions increase between powerful countries fighting for control over the world. So western countries strengthen their device of domination, NATO, and use it in their aggressive and imperialistic politics (Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, Ukraine, and so on). Sixty-year-old NATO will celebrate its birthday at its yearly meeting this April the 3rd and 4th on the border between France and Germany (Strasbourg and Baden-Baden), claiming to be representative of liberty, peace and democracy. [Français][Castellano] [Ελληνικά] [Italiano] [Deutsch] [العربية] [中文] [Nederlands] [Português]
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Anarchist-communist appeal against NATO summit


In the current context of economic crisis and rarefaction of natural resources, tensions increase between powerful countries fighting for control over the world. So western countries strengthen their device of domination, NATO, and use it in their aggressive and imperialistic politics (Afghanistan, Iraq, Georgia, Ukraine, and so on). Sixty-year-old NATO will celebrate its birthday at its yearly meeting this April the 3rd and 4th on the border between France and Germany (Strasbourg and Baden-Baden), claiming to be representative of liberty, peace and democracy.

NATO was founded in 1949 in order to unite North America and Western Europe against the Soviet Union. It had to find a new legitimacy in 1989 after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. According to Sarkozy and Merkel it should take into account “in addition to military issues, (…) the global financial situation, the supply of energy or migratory issues” (1). Thus NATO becomes the device of global domination of Western capitalism.

While NATO troops embody an imperialistic attack on Afghanistan, like American troops in Iraq, people suffer from the oppression of both foreign troops and puppet governments aimed to ensure the plundering of resources by Western companies. NATO’s aims conflict with downtrodden people’s interests and their democratic rights; in those countries NATO opposes the possibility of people’s self-organization to fight oppression and manage resources democratically.

We fight the domination of international organizations (NATO, UN, IMF, G8, G20, WTO…) which are the devices of capitalism to reinforce the exploitation of workers and people.

We appeal to demonstrate against NATO everywhere in the world and to get involved in the counter-summit, within the alternative anti-NATO village, from April the 1st to April the 5th, in order to counteract warmongering and imperialistic politics with demonstrations, actions, meetings and debates.

Against capitalism, imperialism and authoritarianism!
Withdrawal of NATO troops everywhere in the world!
Solidarity with oppressed peoples!
Freedom of movement for people!

Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Italy)
Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (South Africa)
Alternative Libertaire (France)
Union Communiste Libertaire (Canada)
North-Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists (United States)
Common Cause (Ontario, Canada)
Anarchistische Gruppe "Solidarität von Unten" (Berlin, Allemagne)
Colectivo Luta Social (Portugal)




(1) Statement by Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, February 4th, 2009.

author by mitch - W.S.A.publication date Wed Mar 11, 2009 21:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good luck with your campaign, comrades.

 
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