Join the Global Days of Action on March 17 & 18
Against US Aggression and Occupation of Iraq
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
March 10, 2007
On March 20, 2003, Bush and Blair led the US and Britain into the war of
aggression against Iraq on the basis of lies. They did so despite their failure
to get the approval of the UN Security Council for going to war. They did
so despite widespread opposition from the people of the world who marched
in the streets in their tens of millions in hundreds of cities around the globe.
But four years after killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, squandering
hundreds of billions of dollars and creating widespread destruction and
chaos, the aggressors and their puppets face certain defeat in Iraq. The
armed resistance of the Iraqi people continues to grow in strength and
inflict casualties on the aggressor troops on a daily basis. The puppet
government set up by the US is inutile and powerless. The Iraqi resistance
has defeated the sole imperialist superpower with the biggest and most
powerful war machine today.
We salute the people of Iraq for persevering in and intensifying their
revolutionary struggle. We congratulate them for winning great victories
against the imperialist forces of occupation and their puppets despite
all the barbarities of these and their evil efforts to divide and rule the
country and the people by inflaming religious and ethnic differences .
As a consequence of the valiant struggle of the Iraqi people themselves,
the people of the world have become more resolute and militant in
condemning and opposing US imperialism and all its criminal accomplices.
The resistance of the Iraqi people against imperialist aggression serves
as an inspiration to the oppressed peoples in Asia, Africa and Latin America
who are waging their own struggle against imperialism and local puppet
regimes. As in Vietnam, the victory of the Iraqi resistance proves once
more that imperialism is a paper tiger. US imperialism has undermined its
own strength by overreaching and has been thwarted by armed resistance.
The people of the world recognize the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of
US imperialism and are emboldened to wage all forms of resistance.
The American people have sent a clear message against the war by voting
against Bush's Republican Party in the Congressional and Senatorial elections.
They want to end the futile and costly war of aggression. They want to
bring home the troops now. They want the US out of Iraq now. But
the bourgeois politicians of both parties continue to defy the will of the
American people because they are united in their unwillingness to give
up on the real purpose of the US in going to war in Iraq: control of the
oil resources of that country and unchallenged US hegemony in the Middle
It is therefore necessary for the American people to raise their struggle to
a new and higher level and press for the end of the war of aggression and
occupation of Iraq, the impeachment of the topmost war criminals in
Washington and the criminal prosecution of the war profiteers and their
corrupt accomplices in the US government.
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) is one with the
people of the world in calling for an end to the US-led war aggression
and occupation of Iraq. We call on all the ILPS participating and allied
organizations to commemorate the fourth year of the war by launching
protest actions in their respective countries in conjunction with the call
for the Global Days of Action Against the War on Saturday and Sunday,
March 17 and 18.
We urge the people of the world to join hands in demanding the end
of the war and immediate withdrawal of occupation forces in Iraq so as
to allow the sovereign Iraqi people to chart their own course without
outside interference, especially from the imperialists headed by the US.
STOP THE WAR! US OUT OF IRAQ NOW! BRING HOME THE US TROOPS
DOWN WITH US IMPERIALISM, THE NUMBER ONE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
OF THE WORLD!
STOP THE RAMPAGE OF THE NO. 1 TERRORIST POWER AND PLUNDERER
OF THE WORLD!
ADVANCE THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL AND SOCIAL LIBERATION
AGAINST IMPERIALISM AND ALL FORMS OF REACTION!
LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!