Support the Sept. 24 Mass Actions to Demand the End of US Occupation of Iraq and of US Military Intervention Elsewhere
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
13 September 2005
The International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS) supports the
"National Mass March on September 24 in Washington D.C." and mass
actions in other cities led by International ANSWER and other antiwar
organizations in the US to demand the end to the occupation of Iraq and
US intervention in other countries in pursuit of its imperialist aims.
We call on the ILPS participating organizations in the US to mobilize
their forces for the national march and the mass actions in other
cities. We call on the ILPS participating organizations in South
America, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe to support the mass
actions in the US by publicizing them, taking up the issues in meetings
and sending solidarity messages to all concerned.
US imperialism today is the number one enemy of the people of the
world. It is at the head of the pack of imperialist powers that compete
with one another in the plunder of the world's resources. It is
abominable for the extreme exploitation of the working people under the
slogan of "free market" globalization and for carrying out wars of
aggression and promoting regimes of open terror. These are the worst
kinds of terrorism, far worse than the smaller scale terrorism of
It wages war against sovereign countries and peoples for the benefit of
the US banks, oil giants and other monopoly corporations. These same
monopoly concerns are responsible for cutting down wages, health care,
unemployment relief, safety measures, disaster relief and other social
benefits of US working people. Thus, it oppresses and exploits not only
the people of other countries but also its own working and poor people.
The American people and other oppressed and exploited peoples have a
common interest in stopping US imperialist depredations. The terrible
suffering and unnecessary deaths of people in New Orleans, mostly
working class and people of color, are a consequence of the low priority
given to and gross neglect of city planning and implementation of the
plan, the strengthening of the levees and related infrastructure and the
adequacy of personnel and resources for the timely evacuation and relief
of the people.
The Bush regime is culpable for the huge tax cuts for the giant
corporations and the massive diversion of public resources towards
contracts with the military-industrial complex, wars of aggression, the
deployment of national guards abroad and the hysterical buildup of the
homeland security and intelligence agencies.
We unite with the American people in demanding the immediate end of the
brutal US occupation of Iraq and the return of the US military forces to
the US. The US must cease to unleash wars of aggression and military
intervention against the people. It must cease to plunder the world.
Otherwise it will meet more and bigger disasters at home and abroad.
We commend the efforts of the progressive forces in the US in developing
the unity of the working and poor people in the US and forging
solidarity with the world's peoples in opposing US imperialism's wars of
aggression for world domination abroad and its reactionary social
policies at home.
On this occasion we take the opportunity to call on all the progressive
forces around the world to strengthen their unity and develop a broad
international united front to oppose imperialist war and plunder and
advance the struggle of the world's peoples for national liberation,
democracy, social justice, development and world peace. #