Fw: [nyc-dan] FREE RADICAL: INAUGURATION SPECIAL

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Sun Jan 7 20:03:14 MST 2001


I am not sure what happened with this posted information. I did not read
this info very  carefully before sending it. I meant to send some
information about the organizing for the protests which did not get sent.
instead this statement by L. A. Kauffman got sent. I do not support her
position on the ICC  expressed below. I am in agreement with the opposition
to the sanctions against Iraq. what I meant to send somehow got cut out of
my post. sorry for the confusion.


----- Original Message -----
From: <gdunkel at mindspring.com>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [nyc-dan] FREE RADICAL: INAUGURATION SPECIAL


> I try very hard not to respond to "red-bating" but on a list devoted to
> developping a Marxist approach to political problems, I am going to break
> my rule.
>
> I don't really see the relevance of bringing up Czechoslovakia in 1968, or
> Ceausescu's regime in Romania in a discussion of organizing for January
> 20.  This lack of relevance is one of the marks of baiting.
>
> But the IAC's role in opposing the war against Iraq, which was started by
> the father of our current president-select and implemented by his choice
> for secretary of state, is relevant.
>
> The split in the anti-Iraq war movement was not "ridiculous" -- it was
> based on the IAC opposing sanctions against Iraq and the other coalition
> supporting them.
>
> Since that time these sanctions have killed hundreds of thousands of
> Iraqis, particularly children, and caused great suffering.  The IAC has
led
> three Sanction Challenges, illegal trips to Iraq in violation of the UN/US
> ban and has another one leaving Jan 12 which will fly into Baghdad from
> Jordan.
>
> Some of the delegates on this Challenge who return in time intend to go
> to J20 to raise the issue of sanctions as a genocidal attack on the Iraqi
> people.
>
> Perhaps their presence will give give Cmrd. Snedeker and the author of
> the piece he distributed the "whim-whams" but I think that for millions of
> Arabs and progressives throughout the world, it will be another example
> of the solidarity the IAC strives to express.
>
> /greg dunkel
>
>
>
> On 6 Jan 01, at 22:27,  George Snedeker wrote:
>
> > we haven't had any discussion of the Jan. 20th protests scheduled to
oppose
> > the inauguration of George Bush. here is some information concerning
these
> > protests. ----- Original Message ----- From: <SOncu at aol.com> To:
> > <mayday2k at egroups.com> Cc: <wsn at csf.colorado.edu>;
> > <Ergin.Yildizoglu at blueyonder.co.uk>; <armagano at antimai.org> Sent:
Saturday,
> > January 06, 2001 9:43 PM Subject: Fwd: [nyc-dan] FREE RADICAL:
INAUGURATION
> > SPECIAL
> >
> > > ========================================================
> > > FREE RADICAL: CHRONICLE OF THE NEW UNREST
> > >     an online column by L.A. KAUFFMAN
> > >           www.free-radical.org
>
> much materila cut
>
> > > using more militant tactics.
> > >
> > >
> > > 5. International Action Center
> > >
> > > The International Action Center (www. iacenter.org) is doing
> > > a vast amount of organizing work for the J20 protests,
> > > emphasizing the issues of black disenfranchisement and
> > > criminal injustice. The group has long experience with
> > > big national mobilizations; for this one, it's created a
> > > network of regional "organizing centers" that are both
> > > spreading the word and handling key logistical details
> > > like chartering buses.
> > >
> > > The IAC was founded after the Persian Gulf War of 1991
> > > by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. It's a
> > > front group for the Workers World Party (www.workers.org),
> > > a four-decade-old socialist organization with some
> > > super-creepy politics. Workers World applauded the
> > > Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, supported
> > > the murderous regime of Romania dictator Nicolae Ceausescu,
> > > and caused a major and ridiculous split in the antiwar
> > > movement during the Gulf War by refusing to criticize
> > > the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
> > >
> > > Many activists I know - some of them anti-authoritarian
> > > to the core -- cut the IAC a fair amount of slack, because
> > > the group boasts many skilled organizers and mobilizes
> > > a lot of people. I've been impressed with the size of
> > > their contingents at police brutality marches in New York
> > > and the protests outside the Republican Convention in
> > > Philadelphia. They do a great job organizing logistics
> > > like chartering buses - visit their site if you need
> > > transportation. But at the risk of being called a
> > > red-baiter, I've got to say that the IAC gives me
> > > the whim-whams.
> > >
> > >
> > > ADDITIONAL LINKS
> > >
> > > To keep up with protest plans, check www.infoshop.org/news.html
> > > and www.dc.indymedia.org regularly.
> > >
> > > Great posters for the Inauguration protests: www.bradkayal.com/i20
> > >
> > > Coming up the weekend after the inauguration is the
> > > Conference on Organized Resistance www.organizedresistance.org
> > >
> > >
> > > **********************************************************
> > > FREE RADICAL is an online column on the current upsurge in
> > > activism, written by L.A. Kauffman (lak at free-radical.org).
> > > It appears once every three or four weeks, more often if
> > > circumstances warrant.
> > >
> > > Back issues are on the web at www.free-radical.org
> > >
> > > This issue is archived at
> > > http://www.free-radical.org/issue14.shtml
> > >
> > > ************
> > > ABOUT THE AUTHOR
> > > L.A. Kauffman (lak at free-radical.org) is currently writing
> > > DIRECT ACTION: RADICALISM IN OUR TIME, a history of
> > > U.S. activism since 1970. A longtime radical journalist
> > > and organizer, she is active in a number of New York City
> > > direct action campaigns. Her work has appeared in the
> > > Village Voice, The Nation, The Progressive, Spin,
> > > Mother Jones, Salon.com, and numerous other publications.
> > >
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