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Hello, here's yet another interesting article on yesterday's events. Dirk Adriaensens. Statement from the International Action Center on Events of September 11, 2001 This statement was written from New York City. Everyone here has been deeply affected by today's events. The International Action Center extends its most heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all those who have lost loved ones today as well as the thousands of workers who were in lower Manhattan today. While at this moment thousands of families are in mourning > > for the death and injuries of loved ones, the Bush > > administration is taking advantage of the tragic human toll > > to strengthen the forces of repression while intensifying > > the Pentagon's war drive, especially in the Middle East. > > > > Arab and Muslim peoples in the United States are reporting > > that they are facing racist harassment in their communities, > > on their jobs and at mosques. Anti-Arab racism is a poison > > that should be repudiated. We call on all people who oppose > > racism to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Arab-American > > community in the face of this reactionary frenzy. > > > > After the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City > > in 1995, the U.S. government and media were quick to > > speculate that Arab and Islamic organizations were > > responsible; but as everyone now knows, extreme right-wing > > Army veteran Timothy McVeigh was to blame. > > > > New War Danger > > > > The International Action Center urges all anti-war activists > > and progressive people to remain on the highest alert in > > opposing the Bush administration and the Pentagon's plans to > > use this crisis as the springboard for a new round of > > aggression in the Third World, especially against the people > > of the Middle East. > > > > In August 1998, the Pentagon delivered murderous cruise > > missile air strikes against a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan > > without any evidence, supposedly in retaliation for the > > bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. The cruise missiles > > destroyed the Al Shifa Pharmaceutical factory that provided > > most of Sudan's medicines. Thousands of African people > > perished as a direct result of the Pentagon's bombing. > > > > President Ronald Reagan ordered the invasion of Grenada in > > the Caribbean shortly after a truck bomb exploded at a U.S. > > Marine Corps base in Lebanon in 1983. Under Bush senior, > > over 2,000 Panamanians were killed in the middle of the > > night on Christmas Eve in 1989 under the pretext of the war > > on drugs. > > > > In 1986, after pointing a finger at Syria, Iran and several > > Palestinian organizations for an explosion at a discothèque > > in Germany, U.S. aircraft bombed Tripoli and Benzagi in > > Lybia. Hundreds of civilians, including children, died in > > their sleep as the U.S. Air Force carried out this nighttime > > sneak attack. > > > > We ask activists and the people of this country to be ready > > to protest new Pentagon aggression in the coming period. > > > > The Bush administration will use this current crisis as a > > means to justify a further expansion of the Pentagon's war > > budget at the expense of money for housing, education, > > health care, jobs and other human needs. > > > > Danger of More State Repression > > > > Throughout the country, the military, FBI and local police > > authorities are now sealing off large urban areas, > > blockading bridges, tunnels and roads, and mobilizing a > > massive presence of police and the National Guard. All this > > reveals an advanced stage of planning for domestic > > repression that can be used against the progressive and > > labor movements, and the Black, Latino, Asian, Arab and > > other oppressed communities. > > > > All the more reason to resist the current efforts to > > strengthen police measures under cover of the present > > crisis. > > > > Build Solidarity > > > > The people of New York City and the country cannot allow the > > Bush administration and the Pentagon to play on their > > genuine feelings of shock and disbelief to stir reaction and > > strengthen the forces of repression. This will not help the > > working and oppressed people of this or any country. > > > > The only way to respond to today's events is to extend > > solidarity to the families and friends of those who perished > > or who were injured at the World Trade Center and the > > Pentagon; build global solidarity with people around the > > world struggling against war, poverty and exploitation; and > > deepen the movement to protest new Pentagon aggression. > > > > ------------------ > > Send replies to firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > This is the IAC activists announcement > > list. Anyone can subscribe by sending > > any message to <ActionCenter.email@example.com> > > To unsubscribe <ActionCenter.firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Michel COLLON" <email@example.com> > > Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 12:39 PM > > Subject: Can you help about US and terrorism? > > > > > > > Dear friends, > > > Preparing a special issue about the events, we want to gather concrete > > > information about how in the past and also recently the USA supported, > > used > > > or manipulated terrorist movements in the world. > > > With a lot of compassion for civilian innocent victims, we also remember > > > James Baker saying, beginning of the 90's "We must fight againt > > > fundamentalism only in the measure of our interests", Is this thricky > game > > > also responsible for this horror? > > > Could you send as soon as possible informations, documents, analyses > about > > > these links between the US and terrorists? (About their recent > involvement > > > with KLA in Kosovo and Macedoine, I know enough.). > > > Many thanks in adavance. > > > --Michel Collon > > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk