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Anarchist-Communists Break Through Barricades and Keep Protest Going
by IMSAET
Saturday Oct 26th, 2002 9:39 PM
Supporters of the Palestinian resistance, anarchists, communists and a bunch more people broke out of the police-approved protest today to take it back to the streets in San Francisco! This article focuses on the anarchist-communist ideas which had a key role in making it all happen.
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Anarchist-communists, left-communists and anti-authoritarians decided today that speeches alone will not stop the ongoing war against Iraq or the centuries-old war against poor and working people of the world.

In a move that sets the stage for increasingly militant opposition to the US Government and the capitalist regime they commandeer, a red and black contingent knocked over police barricades and kept the protest in the streets for a while longer today, as nearly 100,000 marched in an IAC-sponsored protest in San Francisco.

WHAT IS ANARCHIST-COMMUNISM?
Anarchist-communism is a political tendency very similar to left-communism. Historically, we are opposed to capitalist dictatorships like the USA as well as communist dictatorships like the USSR. We strive for a society without rich and poor, as well as a society without government and bureaucracies.

Anarchist-communists differ from normal anarchists in that they believe in tight, organized groups who work towards toppling the existing society and paving the way towards a society free from slavery and domination.

Anarchist-communism is a century-old idea represented all over the world. In the SF Bay Area, anarchist-communists have not had significant numbers locally, as many people drift towards pacifism, liberalism and a confused "chaos anarchy." The strongest anarchist-communist group in North America today is NEFAC, who are active in northeast US and Canada.

WHO ARE SOME FAMOUS ANARCHIST-COMMUNISTS?
The most famous anarchist-communist is Albert Einstein, one of the smartest people to ever live, who was monitored extensively by the US Government for his vision of a society without systemic terror and poverty. The next most-famous anarchist-communist is Nestor Makhno, who fought in the Russian Revolution against capitalism and communist dictatorship.

WHAT'S NEXT?
The resurgence of anarchist-communism around the world in the last 10 years seems to be reaching the Bay Area. Anarchist-communists at the demo today were promoting two upcoming actions:
1) Monday, November 18, at 7AM, a "Shut Down the War Profiteers" demo will be held in SF, meeting outside eTrade at the NE corner of Market @ Sansome. Direct action trainings will be held on Nov 16 & 17. For more information, see the No War in Iraq webpage or call (415) 820-9649.

2) Emergency protest against the war --- when the US's new war against Iraq starts, meet that night at Powell & Market, 5pm in San Francisco. The morning of the next business day, meet at 9am at the south side of Market near Embarcadero BART in SF to "Shut It Down!"

For more information about left-communism, see:
1) Mission District Yuppie Eradication Project
2) Alcatraz Publications
3) Revolutionary Perspectives
4) Some more reading

- A Message from the Oakland-based International Makhnovist Support Apparatus of the Einsteinist Tendency.
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On Einstein, ChairMEN, and breakawaysdeanosorWednesday Oct 30th, 2002 1:29 PM
white peoplewhitemaleWednesday Oct 30th, 2002 11:56 AM
Anarchism can only advance if we move beyond lifestylism,Emma GroganTuesday Oct 29th, 2002 11:14 PM
dipshitmakhnoTuesday Oct 29th, 2002 10:02 PM
OpportunismSk!Tuesday Oct 29th, 2002 7:40 PM
Applause for Anti-War Action!Anarchist Freethink Movement memberMonday Oct 28th, 2002 11:27 PM
Re:broad anarchist movement to every have an impact in historyumMonday Oct 28th, 2002 12:12 PM
McQuinn's McAnarchismArshinovMonday Oct 28th, 2002 11:50 AM
....filterMonday Oct 28th, 2002 11:48 AM
sliding off the stage?ahahahahaMonday Oct 28th, 2002 11:36 AM

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