“Victory to Syria!! Oppose U.S. Imperialism!!
Uhuru! Comrades, the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) stands in firm opposition to the U.S. government’s plans to invade Syria on Thursday, Aug 29. On that same day and the following days, INPDUM will be holding a series of rallies, protests and marches around the world to express our opposition to the U.S. invasion.
INPDUM stands opposed to this invasion for the following reasons:
- The justification for which the U.S. imperialist puts forward its plans to invade revolves around the unfounded allegation that Syria wields and controls chemical weapons. There is absolutely no evidence or confirmation that the Assad government carried out the alleged “chemical attack”.
- The last time the African community was a victim of chemical warfare it was at the hands of the U.S. government in the form of crack cocaine in the 1980s and 90’s, and today in the form of pharmaceutical drugs sold in hospitals and on the streets. Therefore, what right does the U.S. government have to accuse anyone of handling chemical weapons.
- It has made this unilateral decision outside of any UN or other international legal process.
- For at least the last year, the U.S. has been chomping at the bits to openly attack Syria in efforts to defend and advance its parasitic and colonial agenda in that part of the world. This is not to say that the U.S. has not been attacking Syria. In fact the so-called rebel groups that are fighting Assad’s forces right now are funded by the U.S. government.
- Syria represents one of many forces in the world who are standing in righteous defiance, politically and economically, to U.S. and European imperialism. For this reason Syria is of extreme significance to U.S. imperialism in that region. Syria is aligned with the anti-U.S. imperialist regime of Iran, as well as the militant Lebonese liberation organization known as Hezbollah. President Assad’s stance against the U.S. is contributing to an ever growing anti-U.S. sentiment amongst the masses of the people in that part of the world.
- The U.S. government is threatening to invade Syria under the same pretense that it invades oppressed and exploited African communities within its own borders. The allegation that Assad and the Syrian government is dealing with chemical weapons is no different from the slanderous references the U.S. makes to the African community as a means to justify its exploitation and oppression of our community. The war against the chemical weapons wielding Syrian government is no different than the war against “drugs”, “gangs” and “crime”.
- Through its attempt to organize a coup through invasion, the U.S. government is completely destroying the right of the Syrian people to choose their own leader.
There are many more reasons we could provide to demonstrate the importance of the African Liberation Movement declaring “Victory to Syria!” These are just a few. However, the point remains: the African Liberation Movement and the over all anti-imperialist movement must respond!
As point #68 of INPDUM’s Revolutionary National Democratic Program states:
“We call for solidarity with the struggles of Africans and other oppressed peoples struggling for liberation and justice throughout the world.”
We must bring this program into existence by hitting the streets and organizing massive and militant protests against the pending U.S. military invasion of Syria.
Thursday, August 29, is the day on which the U.S. has announced that it would begin its invasion of Syria. This is the same day that the INPDUM will be calling for the holding of militant protests of such invasion by our branch and local organizing committees around the world.
If you are not currently a member of INPDUM we encourage you to join us. However, one need not become a member of INPDUM in order to organize a righteous demonstration against the U.S. invasion of Syria.
To get in touch with INPDUM in your area call the below number and someone will direct you to the appropriate branch or meeting to attend.
For more information call 646-481-2744 or go to inpdum.org.