Statement from a comrade on todays disruption of poppy fascism ceremony

11 Nov

today we stood with banners at the remembrance day ceremony. after being assaulted by the police and having our banners stolen, we chanted. then we were attacked by a white mob who were yelling racist obscenities. our afghan sisters were told to go back to where they came from and several of us were grabbed and punched (not without dishing out at least an equal amount of defensive attacks).

we expected this kind of reaction. challenging the dogma of remembrance day exposes the true nature of the canadian state and military. violence and racism. they were actually reminding us of how they fought for our freedom AT THE SAME TIME as they were physically attacking us for standing peacefully with banners.

i know this was an action that a lot of people didn’t want to take part in for an array of reasons. i disagree with all of those reasons. soldiers are not part of the working class. they’re no different than cops and screws. if we want to challenge the culture of chauvinistic nationalism in this land, we’re bound to offend some people at first. but the ground will shift. we don’t not talk about palestinian human rights for fear of offending zionists. and i refuse to allow this military spectacle to happen in my back yard unchallenged, for fear of offending some veterans (who may or may not be disgusting mass murderers).

any veteran deserving of our respect should be proud that people are challenging the status quo. and the rest of them can go to hell.

this action was haphazardly planned, highly criticized, and we weren’t sure if we were actually going to go through with it until the last minute. but we did, and it wasn’t the doom like scenario that everyone predicted. we even got some positive reaction from several passers by, which was totally unexpected. so fuck the dogma, fuck the holiest of holies, fuck letting the state and military have a spectacle of imperialist mass murder on our streets, and fuck the meetings, theories, and apocalyptic predictions that keep people from expressing their rage and frustration on the streets.

next year let’s shut the motherfucker down!


8 Responses to “Statement from a comrade on todays disruption of poppy fascism ceremony”

  1. Al November 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Julian, Julian, Julian … Have you got so many thousands of supporters that you are O.K. with pissing any of them off? Yes Remembrance Day is a sacred cow. Yes Remembrance Day is Dogma. No you are wrong when you suggest that soldiers are not part of the working class. My father and two Uncles who were involved in active combat in WWII were working class and after the war went right back to it for the rest of their lives. Yes you are right that you shouldn’t have been assaulted yet you were hardly surprised by it. People have heroes and especially people who have lost family in a war are not expecting any kind of disrespect. Am I suggesting that Canadians have only been involved in just and righteous wars? Unfortunately not. Nevertheless give vets, their families, your colleagues and supporters who were reluctant and had doubts a break. Give yourself a break. There are tons of bad people and institutions out there (maybe even the Canadain military) that need your kind of attention. How about not say at Christmas or Remembrance Day?

  2. doug November 12, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Julian , you and your bunch truly are a bunch of complete assholes by protesting Veterans.If it weren’t for them ,you and your asshole friends would not even have the right to protest and would all be speaking German.I know you don’t give a shit who you piss off but I guess anything that draws more attention to YOU is ok.
    Those Veterans showed a lot of class by not knocking the living shit out of you and your asshole friends,but your day will come and the sooner the better!

  3. Red Rakhmetov November 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    “A revolutionary…is devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion – the revolution…not merely by word but by deed, he has severed every link with the social order and with the entire civilized world; with the laws, good manners, conventions, and morality of that world. He is its merciless enemy and continues to inhabit it with only one purpose – to destroy it.”

  4. julian ichim November 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Doug go fuck yourself, if u like the war in afghanistan so much you go and fight!!!!!!!!!My bro went there, and trust me nothing breaks apart a family more……SO FUCK YOU!!!!!!Al, we should engage send me an email

  5. doug November 14, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    You really are a bit s l o w Julian.My comment was about you assholes protesting veterans,not about any stupid war,and I doubt any “bro” of yours would have the balls to go to war.Bunch of COWARDS!!

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  7. Al November 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Julian: I don’t have your e-mail address although i did leave you a phone message last evening. Doug: you’ve got an opinion but seriously if you can’t clean it up a little do you really expect not to get deleted? O.K. maybe clean it up is the wrong terminology. How about being less rude? “Assholes”, “cowards” ??? Expressing your disagreement with Julian etc. is fine but you’re going to lose that when he or anybody else gets fed up with your rudeness. Hell I’d even miss your opinion whether or not I agreed with it.

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