Archive | May, 2013

We are all sysiphus!!!

31 May

only by struuggle are we unvanquished-spanish civil war song

What freedom are you talking about? the freedom to be homeless, the freedoom to be uneemployed, the freedom by be beaten and arrested for our beliefs-DJ Cameron local activist who took his life after being fucked over by the system

“If i didnt believe we could win i wouldnt e here sitting and talking to you now-CIRA member to the media

one of the biggest prolems of our movement at this moment is those who are willing to close there eyes to the horribble things around them and reach reasonable accomadtion with the system on the basis that our strugglle is doomed therefore its etter not to do anything other the be cynical fucks, making snide remarks on the sidelines and critisizing those who are engaging in actions as feckless adventurers. The flipside of this coin is so called maoists who push the theory of three worlds and bastardise the teachings of Mao to create legitimacy for inaction.

Stating that revolution is impossible here in North America these people have there internet forums, discussions, cushy jobs at NGOs etc. and in the name of ultra leftism, choose to do nothing and take shit one step further critisizing those who act as feckless, adventurists and needlessly causing themselves danger by putting themeselves at risks.

While i can sit here and quote to you from city records etc. about all the victories won locally by strugglle, some of it being physical strugglle against police who trample our rights, i wont. The thousand of units of housing created by this strugglle, the restoration of funding to programs slated for being cut, the evictions stopped and people livley restored through action speaks for itself that the line of direct confrontation against a brutal system is not only affective but necessary.

What speaks more to this is those in similar situations who have chosen not to fight out of fear of the all powerful state only to get screwed over as they find themselves tangled in a web of lies, court bullshit and deciet, esp if the people they are
dealing with is CAS or other such bullshit instituions that lie andcheat with the same ease most of us breathe.

yet the true question is not whether revolution is or nis not feasible but rather is it acceptable to sit by watching the state destroy peoples lives and sit back quietly and do nothing.As the death toll rises from drugs pushed into our community by the state, as social programs are cut forcing single mothers to sell there bodies to feed there children, as indigenous activists are incarecerated, having there livlyhoods destroyed, and getting killed like Dudley George, to sit by and do nothing is unnacceptable!!!!

The issue is not whether or not we will win, but rather can we live with ourselves if we sit silently and do nothing while the state intensifys its war on the poor and carrys out genocide in our name here and abroad. Can we sit outside the gates of auswitch watching the smoke coming out of the chimney and rationalize our silence in theory and defeatism? Can we live withourselves as the state destroys homes, throwing people in the streets, shutting down factories, yet spending billions of dollars on intensifying the prison industrial complex?

The issue is not about victory, but rather about survivalle , not just of our lives, but of our souls. As humans living in a imperialist nation uilt on stolen land we have an obligation to fight, not consilate with a system built on death murder and genocide.

Like sysiphus we have no choice but to push the rock up the hill knowing that it will just roll back down, yet continue to do so regardless because the issue is not if we will win, but rather because we have no other choice, and like sysiphus we must do so with a smirk, a smirk that says no matter how bleak things look we will still fight, even if we lose, because that is our only option, and there lies our victory, no matter what they do to us we must keep that smirk, the smirk of defiance that states, no matter what you do to us we will resist, and in doing so we cant be defeated, because no matter what they do to us they can never steal the resistance in our heart and soul, the spirit that says we will win, nay we have already won, because our victory lies in the fact that no matter what they do we will remain defiant, and by doing so we will demonstrate that there is an alternative, one they cant takke away from us, and that alternative is our right to say No!!!

IRPWA Welcomes Price Home

30 May

From http://www.irpwa.com

IRPWA welcome Marian’s release

The IRPWA welcome the release of Marian Price and wish her a speedy recovery after her 2 years of isolation and torture at the hands of a foreign British government and it’s chosen torture camps in Ireland.
Her incarceration was a pre-planned act of vengeance by Westminster overlords for having an Irish Republican ideology.
It is a rancid corrupt system where a woman can be removed from her family and forced into isolated incarceration for a period of over 2 years on the whim of a Foreign government keen to flex their muscles via means of illegal internment and evidence destruction. Marian has been freed but should never have been arrested and suffered what she and her family have been put through..
Many are still suffering Selective Internment , not least Martin Corey who has now faced over 3 years Internment for nothing except a British/Pan-Unionist unwritten pact to keep what they consider Croppy’s in their place.
Stephen Murney interned for trying to protect his civil rights by publicly recording his own continual harassment by crown forces and kept there by his refusal to criminalise himself and his ideology by the British equivalent of a ball and chain.
The Craigavon 2 jailed as a result of falsified and deliberately manufactured evidence of a known compulsive liar under coaching and instruction by the RUC, with the British crown forces also interfering through arrest of a witness in an attempt to get him to retract his evidence..
Gary McDaid who finds himself kettled by the shadowy forces of mi5 to isolation on a criminal wing in MagHaberry to enable the British torture specialists free (illegal) access to attempt to pressure him into becoming an informant.
There are many more Interned due to the rotten to the core, old-school injustice system.
Marian has been released but not before they inflicted their 2 years of Torture.. Help end the torture and the ongoing miscarriages of justice still being inflicted on Irishmen and Women by the British State.
End British Internment and Torture!

Statement From Marian Prices family on her release

30 May

Statement from Marian’s family.

We are very happy to confirm that Marian was released this afternoon after a recommendation from the Parole Commission. This comes after being held for over two years in isolation on the basis of Closed Material Proceedings.
We would like to thank all those groups and individuals who worked tirelessly to campaign for Marian’s release.
Although she is now at home she is still very ill and we would ask that everyone respects our privacy at this time.
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Irish POW fundraiser a sucess

30 May

Despite state fuckery and cops being fucken stupid peaces of shit, people gathered yesterday at the rumrunners to listen to good music and hear speeches in support of Irish POWS, The event started with a speech from a member of Anti Colonialist working group thanking people for coming and denouncing the criminalization of the just strugglle of Irish people to determine there own destiny. This was followed by some good solid political music played by the band Tiocfaidh ar la and a speech from the singer about the need to support Price, Corey and other POWS. Mute Union from Guelph then played and a speaker from KOALA announced a letter writing night from Irish POWS and ALF members incarcerated.

All in all the night was a success and we will have many more such events

British consulate on lockdown as protestors demand freedom for IRISH POWS

29 May

On Tuesday May 28th a small delegation from Anti Colonialist Working group decedied to raise the issue of Marian Price , Martin Corey and other Irish prisoners interned by Britain by staging an action at The British Consulate.

Not wanting to be greated by mad cops, we wrote a fake callout for an action on the 31st and got people to spread it on site and pages we know are monitered. Thr Brits not wanting to fall for the same trick twice, were prepared but so were we. Waiting till security shift and coffe break, we ran into the elevators getting to the 28th floor were we were sad to find out that the office was on lockdown. Despite this, our demand of meeting with the British Consulate was met. We has a serious discussion esp. about Prices upcoming parole hearing on Thursday and after being satisfied that our message would be passed on to the Parole commision, we left, (later to find out controlled entryt was still going on.

We took our banner outside, where the security guard who was caught off guard decided to pull a heavy and make shit up. Being calm and rational didnt work at which point we took his picture. He freaked out making obsene threats of police removing the pic from my phone, and that I was banned for a year now. Pointing out the illegality of the arbitrary crap he was saying, he took our picture anbd told us that he had our info. We stated in that case we were waiting for the banning forms, which he did not fill out. He then brought out more of his thug buddies and seeing we were not intimidated stated that we were banned for two years.

After standing out in the rain for a bit and rasing this issue, we dicided to leave, our point being made.

Ernesto Che Guevara, The sacred Path

26 May

Ernesto Che Guevara: ‘The sacred path’
A special poem submitted to Liberation News
By Pedram F. Borhan
January 12, 2011
The writer presented this poem at the Jan. 7, 2011 meeting of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Los Angeles to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The poem honors the contributions of Ernesto Che Guevara.

Brothers watch me die
break away from exile
this marks our first step,
on a journey of a thousand miles.

The starry, starry nights’
in a potters impoverished eyes,
dreams but light years away
comes to life on these tiles.

To cover “the sacred path”
which still holds
footprints of the
faithfully righteous …
now serpent infested
the domain of fear and injustice.

But pass the valley of death
lies a luminous lawn
there I’ll wait with yearnings
should your sight ever dawn.

Shoulder to shoulder
hand in hand
we are to conquer
the battlefields
along side our potter
and with a new shade of dye
together we’ll nest
together we’ll fly.

Then if you should see me trapped
in a hunter’s lair
hey lonely bird
head for red sky.

I have died before
I will die again.

Toward my grave
I will fly again.

A downward flight
to release the rage
to free the pain.

A selfless attempt
to feed the grain.

Then tomorrow
at the hour of sacred reunion
I shall return
to blossom through you again.

Brothers, I love you much
this is our war, this is our march

Gwanju People’s Uprising

25 May

from http://www.cpcml.ca

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Gwangju, Korea, May 18, 1980: Soldiers are deployed against the people to brutally quell the Gwangju Democratic Uprising.
The Gwangju People’s Uprising took place in the city of Gwangju, south Korea, from May 18-28, 1980. It was a glorious revolutionary action undertaken to oppose the brutal military dictatorship of General Chun Doo-hwan. Chun had come to power through a U.S.-engineered military coup that overthrew the government of President Choi Kyu-hah and imposed martial law in south Korea in May 1980.

According to various news and eye-witness reports, the Gwangju People’s Uprising was triggered by student demonstrations on the morning of May 18 in defiance of the new military edict closing the universities and stifling any political dissent. The police were unable to hold the organized resistance of the people so a Special Forces unit trained for assault missions was dispatched to smash the uprising. The Special Forces used tear gas, batons and rubber bullets to try and suppress the uprising but still workers, shopkeepers, and parents took to the streets to defend their children. Then the military opened fire, killing close to two hundred people and wounding hundreds more.

Memorial in Gwangju, Korea, dedicated to those who gave their lives during the democratic uprising of May 1980. (ChrisJ/TrekEarth)

On May 20, some 10,000 people demonstrated in Gwangju. Due to the widespread militarization of the society, most major workplaces in south Korea had caches of weapons. Protestors seized these weapons, buses, taxis and even armoured personnel carriers, forming armed militias to fight the army. On May 21, the Special Forces were forced to withdraw and the city fell to the citizens.

The next five days were unprecedented in south Korean history. The people organized themselves into citizens’ committees to ensure the well-being and security of everyone. Food, medical and transportation systems were organized and lively political discussions took place where the people gathered to discuss their future and their opposition to the U.S. occupation of south Korea and the military dictatorship.

On May 24, 15,000 people attended a memorial service in memory of those who died at the beginning of the uprising at the hands of Special Forces. On May 25, about 50,000 people gathered for a rally in Gwangju and adopted a resolution calling for the abolition of martial law and the release of Kim Dae Jung. (Kim, who passed away in August 2009, was at the time of the uprising a well-known political prisoner. He would later become the eighth President of the Republic of Korea and play a significant role in moving forward the north-south dialogue for reunification. Along with the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Il, Kim Dae Jung co-signed the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration which paved the way for a new period in the struggle for Korean reunification.)

Soon after this, the U.S. government of Jimmy Carter intervened because the Gwangju Uprising was seen as a threat to U.S. strategic interests on the Korean peninsula and Asia. The U.S. ordered the Chun regime to move troops from the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) separating north and south Korea and to re-occupy Gwangju. On May 27, at 3:30 am, the army swarmed Gwangju in Operation Fascinating Vacations. The people of Gwangju resisted courageously against this act of state-terror.

In the ensuing battle, thousands of civilians were killed and close to 15,000 people were injured. More than 1,500 people were taken into custody and many were tortured. Seven people were executed and 14 received life sentences for taking a stand against the U.S.-sponsored military dictatorship and to demand their rights.

The Gwangju People’s Uprising delivered a decisive blow to U.S. imperialism on the Korean peninsula and signalled a turning point in the struggle of the Korean people’s collective will to rid their nation of the U.S. military occupation of the south.

It was also a decisive battle in the Korean peoples’ project of national reunification, their fight for democratic reforms and an end to U.S.-installed military dictatorships in the south.