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NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: SATURDAY 10 JANUARY
STOP THE MASSACRE : ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA
WDIE vehemently condemns the war crimes being committed by the Israeli Zionist entity in Gaza. In the name of the working class and all democratic forces in Britain, we call for an immediate end to the massacres which the Israeli state machine is perpetrating in the Gaza strip. The perpetrators must be brought to justice.
The Palestinian people are resisting this massacre with all their might, and we hail their heroism in the face of Israeli barbarism. The people of the world stand as one with the Palestinian people in their resistance, and condemn the Israeli and Anglo-US lie machine that has the gall to portray Israeli aggression as "self-defence". Such "self-defence" was carried out by the Nazis in their method of "collective punishment", in their doctrine of pre-emptive attacks, and in their aggression to give themselves "living space".
WDIE further condemns the British government, which has taken on the mantle of British imperialism and colonialism which created and nurtured for its own geopolitical aims the problems in Palestine. Brown and Miliband, not to mention their mentor Tony Blair, are giving sickening spectacles of how to turn truth on its head, and blame the dispossessed and blockaded Palestinians for resisting their plight and refusing to be reconciled to the denial of their rights.
It is a matter of justice. Without justice there can be no peace. The peoples of the world are rising up for Gaza, for the rights of the Palestinians and all who are resisting oppression and fighting for their rights. The peoples of the world are rising up against the Zionist state, against war crimes and against all state terror.
For an End to the Massacres! Resistance Is a Right! Palestine Will Be Free!
ASSEMBLE 12.30PM SPEAKERS CORNER, HYDE PARK (Nearest tube Marble Arch) Rally & speakers in Hyde park MARCH TO ISRAELI EMBASSY High St Kensington, London W8
MARCH ROUTE: Speakers Corner at Hyde Park, Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate,
left into Kensington Church Street, left into Kensington High Street, past the
Israeli Embassy. There will be rallies with speakers at Speakers Corner and at
the end of the march.
ALL SCOTLAND DEMONSTRATION 10 JANUARY
STOP THE MASSACRE: ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA
DEMONSTRATION IN EDINBURGH
SATURDAY 10 JANUARY 2009
ASSEMBLE 12:30PM EAST MARKET STREET
Behind Edinburgh Waverley train station
MARCH THROUGH CITY CENTRE TO U.S. CONSULATE
We are reproducing this article, from the Views and Comment Supplement of TML Daily, January 7, 2009, for the serious consideration of our readers. The Marxist-Leninist is the daily on-line newspaper of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist).
The Israeli state is the negation of Palestine and its right to be. Israel is a military settler state imposed upon Palestine. Before, during and after the Second World War the most powerful imperialist forces, mainly Britain and the United States with the active connivance of Germany, France and others prepared conditions for its establishment. Once fortified the Israeli military settler state became a beachhead of Anglo-US imperialism to intimidate and enforce control over West Asia and North Africa.
To maintain the Israeli military settler state as a beachhead of Anglo-US imperialism has required the negation of Palestine's right to be through genocide of the native people and their forceful expulsion from their home villages and towns and the introduction of hundreds of thousands of settlers from abroad who have become the main and leading human force and fodder of the Israeli military settler state. The imperialists used their own persecution of members of the Jewish religion in Europe and elsewhere as a cynical cover for the forcible expulsion of Palestinians and the seizure and occupation of their land. The current Israeli military settler state aggression against Gaza is a continuation of its basic nature to negate Palestine's right to be and either kill Palestinians en masse or expel them from their homeland.
The modern weaponry used by the Israeli military settler state, especially its air power is now mainly furnished by the United States, which remains its most powerful military, political and financial backer. Without Anglo-US imperialist support, the Israeli military settler state would never have come into being and now would soon succumb to Palestinian resistance eliminating the major factor in the negation of Palestine's right to be and allowing new arrangements of Palestinian statehood to emerge.
Palestine's right to be has been nurtured and developed by the human factor of resistance to its negation. This human factor/resistance has gone through many stages in its maturing according to the local and international conditions. The imperialist negation of Palestine's right to be has always been met with the human factor/resistance from the beginning of the twentieth century, as the imperialist project was being prepared, to today's murderous war against Gaza. For over one hundred years, if a certain Palestinian leadership fell in battle or wavered because of imperialist bribery and stumbled into conciliation with the negators of Palestine's right to be, then another leadership arose to replace it.
To the great glory of Palestinians, their human factor/resistance to Palestine's negation has been continuous and unbroken under all conditions before, during and since WWII including:
- the 1948 Nakba with the forcible expulsion and killing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and the establishment of the Israeli military settler occupation state acting as a beachhead of Anglo-US imperialism;
- the complicated struggles during the bi-polar division of the world including the 1967 Israeli military settler state war of aggression, expansion and occupation of the rest of Palestine, which continues to this day;
- the ascension to global dominance of the US Empire in 1989, the First Palestinian Intifada from 1987 to 1993 against the Israeli military settler state occupation of Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, and the subsequent corruption of the Palestinian Authority epitomised in the Oslo Accords of 1993, whose aim was the negation of the human factor/resistance to the negation of Palestine as illegal and terrorist;
- the smashing in practice of the capitulationist Oslo Accords and its negation of the right to resist through the reformation of the resistance movement and the beginning of the Second (al-Aqsa) Intifada in 2000;
- the 2005 victory of the human factor/resistance led by Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) in expelling from Gaza the Israeli military settler state occupation forces, the only area of Palestine not currently occupied, which is one of the reasons it is now being bombed and threatened with re-invasion;
- the success of the human factor/resistance led by Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) in winning a majority in the January 2006 Palestinian national elections;
- the earthshaking 2006 summer triumph of the Lebanese resistance movement led by Hezbollah over the Israeli military settler state's armed aggression to seize Lebanon's southern territory, forcing the aggressors to retreat back into occupied Palestine and inflicting enormous damage on the Israeli-Nazi aura of invincibility mainly through air power, which the US Empire has carefully cultivated and financed since the 1967 war;
- the present aggression against Gaza and the heroic human factor/resistance to this murderous assault.
The Israeli military settler state is the negation of Palestine and its right to be. To resolve this contradiction requires the negation of the negation. This reality is uppermost in the minds of the Anglo-US imperialists and the main reason they hate and pour bile on the Palestinian human factor/resistance, which is determined to bring the Palestinian nation into being. For those living anywhere in Palestine, including within the confines of the Israeli military settler state and those Palestinians in exile and wishing to exercise the right of return, their future belongs with the negation of the Israeli military settler state and unity with the human factor/resistance fighting for Palestine's right to be.
Canadian workers and their allies are organising to bring a Canada into being under the banner of the human factor/social consciousness. A new Canada necessarily entails arrangements that recognise the right to be of Quebec and the First Nations. This modern consciousness extends to a natural solidarity with all nations throughout the world that are fighting for their right to be against imperialism and reaction, including the Palestinian nation and its human factor/resistance. Canadian workers and their allies have the duty to mobilise solidarity with Palestine's right to be through denouncing the annexation of Canada into the US Empire and the Canadian government's slavish adherence to the war aims of US imperialism and the Israeli military settler state. An effective workers' opposition must force the Canadian government to declare illegal, with severe penalties, any transfer of funds or material to the Israeli military settler state. All military, government, financial, business, social, academic and cultural contacts with the Israeli military settler state must stop and be declared illegal.
Importantly, Canadians must keep in mind that the imperialists always make a central issue the methods of struggle of those peoples, nations and social classes resisting their negation and fighting for their right to be. The imperialists must be constantly reminded that the negation of Palestine's right to be is the root contradiction and the source of war, killing and bombing in the region. Peace and stability can only be achieved when the negation of Palestine's right to be is negated and Palestine takes its rightful place among the community of nations.
Advancing their own work to build Groups of Writers and Disseminators and Committees for Democratic Renewal, Canadian workers and their allies can concretely move the struggle forward to build a new Canada in the image of the working class, with sovereignty vested in the people guided by the human factor/social consciousness, which cuts all ties with the Israeli military settler state, severs all military ties with the US Empire and establishes close bonds of friendship, mutual support and affection with Palestine and its right to be.
The right to be of Palestine is inviolable! Denounce, isolate and defeat the US Empire and the Israeli military settler state, the negator of Palestine's right to be! Long live the heroic Palestinian people, their human factor/resistance and courageous fight to establish in action and fact Palestine's right to be!
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