Posts Tagged ‘Mahatma Gandhi’
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
The invaders have surrounded and attacked us, conquered here and there, and built their bases in our lands. So we attack the invaders where we can, determined to retake our lands and drive them out. We would prefer not to be warriors. We would rather raise our children in the ways of kindness. But for our children to have a future, we must now be warriors. So be it.
In Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan this war is most intense, but it is a international war, and people of every religion and race are under attack. The capitalist class is assaulting us worldwide, throttling our hopes of decent lives. We’re now all in the same boat, a global Mavi Marmara, so our resistance must be global. Our foe is not only the Zionists but the forces of Western imperialism of which they are a part. To survive, we must set aside our religious and political differences and form a united front. Shias, Sunnis, secularists and socialists need to work together to defeat our common enemy. If we join in solidarity, we can win. Otherwise the imperialists will continue to divide and rule.
Non-violent opposition is important but not sufficient. To be effective in this war, it must be coupled with armed struggle. (more…)
Tags: Afghanistan, Globalizing the Intifada, Intifada, Iraq, Israel, Mahatma Gandhi, Mavi Marmara, Non-violence/pacifism, Palestine, Revolutionary Violence, Turkey, War, William T. Hathaway
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Monday, July 14th, 2014
Smash Pacifism zine – Warrior Publications
While the title of this writing is Smash Pacifism, it is not intended as a call to violence against pacifists. Rather, it symbolizes the need to resolutely challenge the doctrine of pacifism that is so routinely imposed on social movements and to break the monopoly on forms of struggle which reformist organizations presently hold. In this way, it is intended as a resource to be used in our organizing efforts alongside people who have accepted pacifist doctrine largely out of ignorance.
From Zig-Zag of Warrior Publications, the respected and militant First Nations comrade in struggle. An in-depth analysis of the pacifism of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, arguing that history shows that the positive legacy of these struggles were actually the result of a diversity of tactics, including armed resistance, revolts and riots.
The zine also includes interesting material about Bhagat Singh, Sikh militant and anarchist-communist who fought and died against the British regime in India as part of the anti-colonial struggle.
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