Denver: RAIM Organizational and Educational Meeting

Please join us on Sunday, March 6th at 5pm for a RAIM organizational and educational meeting. We will be discussing numerous topics, including planning for upcoming events and campaigns. Please RSVP and let us know if you want to add anything to the agenda.

Agenda:

-Introductions (5 mins)
-News items (10-20 min)
-Discussion on RAIM Strategy (10-15 minutes)
-Planning for events (30 mins)
-Study group intro discussion and assignments (15-30 mins)

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In case you haven’t noticed…

We’ve begun posting only @ www.antiimperialism.wordpress.com (tell your friends)…

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Chris Rock – Crackers (Outkast’s Hey Ya Spoof )

A fitting message to the white settler nation.

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Upcoming Events in Denver (Nov. 2010)

From UMAS MECHA de Auraria:
A Night of Revolution: 100 year celebration of the Mexican Revolution.

Friday, Nov. 19th; 5-10pm

St. Cajaten’s on the Auraria campus

Keynote Speaker: Ricardo Romero

From Resistencia Mexicana:

Film Screening & Discussion: Mexico The Frozen Revolution./Película y Discusión Mexico: “La Revolución Congelada.”

Saturday, Nov. 20th; 6pm

27 Social Centre (2727 W. 27th Ave., Denver, Co)

Raymundo Gleyzer’s masterpiece, Mexico: The Frozen Revolution uses rare newsreel footage of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata to connect the betrayal of the 1910 Mexican Revolution with the failure of revolution in his own time. At risk to his own safety, he then exposes the PRI – the party that governed Mexico for almost 70 years – as corrupt.

Esta obra maestra del Argentino Raymundo Gleyzer, utiliza imagenes y metrajes poco antes vistas sobre Pancho Villa y Emiliano Zapata para asi enlazar la traición de la revolución Mexicana de 1910 con el fracaso de la revolución en su epoca. Arriesgando su propia vida, Gleyzer expone a el partido del PRI-el partido que domino a Mexico por 70 años-como corrupto.

for more info contact us at mexican.resistance@gmail.com or facebook.com/resistencia.mexicana

para más información contacte con nosotros en mexican.resistance@gmail.com o facebook.com/resistencia.mexicana

From Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza/Beyond Chicanismo
The Black Panthers: 44 Years of Serving the People

Featuring Comrade Steve, a former member of the Black Panther Party.

Monday, Nov. 29th; 10am

Tivoli room 640

(A previous interview with Comrade Steve on the topic of the BPP, conducted by RAIM-Denver, is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr-woFTlgpY)

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Denver Update

http://www.raimd.wordpress.com

Over the next few months, RAIM-Denver’s blog will go through a period of relative inactivity. Members of RAIM-Denver are nonetheless engaged in a number of ongoing projects, including but not limited to: learning Spanish, researching and writing longer essays, writing and doing work with other Third Worldists organizations, organizing study groups, and engaging in local, informal dialogue and education.

In the meantime, we encourage comrades worldwide to step up and pick up some slack. Specifically, we encourage comrades to begin taking steps towards being more proficient writers for the movement. Writing news and analysis, cultural reviews and even research is something that can be accomplished by lone comrades, yet can have far-reaching consequences. Writing up-to-date articles and providing a revolutionary, anti-imperialist analysis is one important role the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement has thus-far fulfilled. We are looking forward to continuing in the role in an even greater way into 2011 and beyond. Now is the time for comrades who’ve thus far been on the sidelines to take a more active role in this regard.

Likewise, study is important. There are now many comrades engaged in serious study to the end of contributing towards revolution. This is good and should continue. We encourage comrades to not neglect study, but redouble their efforts with informal and formal group study programs, insofar as it is possible.

Over the next year, we expect the Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement to congeal into a larger, nodal, international network. With this positive breakthrough will come some changes. Our message and mission will be the same: revolution is possible, not based on the collective self-interest of bourgeosified First Worlders, but on the pressing necessity of the vast majority of humanity exploited by capitalist-imperialism; and our role, in betrayal of our immediate interest and often class background, is one in service to the world’s masses and their revolution.

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The Amerikkkan electorate: militarist and chauvinist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amerikkkan electorate: militarist and chauvinist

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U$ imperialists, of both parties, appeal to the chauvinism and militarism of the Amerikans this election cycle. Then again, our readers will be asking by now, “What’s new?” For the past couple years, talking heads and ideologues from both of the main partisan wings of the US system have been rallying their respective “bases” in preparation for the contentious midterm elections. In just the past few weeks, the imperialist media had been inundated with political ads and substanceless, vitriolic rhetoric.

On the Republican side, their Amerikan grassroots “Tea Party” movement has whipped up a white chauvinist frenzy right in time to derail the “Obama phenomenon.” In the midst of this racist uprising by the recently dispossessed Amerikan settler white nation, the favorite target has been migrant labor from Mexico. The most egregious example of the consequences of this radical reaction is the “Papers, please” legislation in Arizona, on Mexican land stolen by Amerika no less! (1) Fast forward over 160 years later, and over 70% of Amerikan are in favor of some similar draconian and fascist legislation. (2) Another side-effect was the recent inflammation of Amerikan chauvinism against Islam in general, which had exceeded levels beyond anything seen during the Bush era. (3)

On the Democratic side, the Obama-lovers are attempting to paint the Republicans as “shipping Amerikan jobs overseas.” (4) This thinly-veiled “pro-labor” racism serves to merely shift the chauvinism of Amerikans towards Latinos, to chauvinism directed towards Asians. To pile onto this chauvinism, the White House itself is attempting to paint their GOP opponents with the “Chinese money” campaign corruption card. (5) As if US imperialism hasn’t attempted to influence political processes by whatever means, monetarily or militarily, worldwide.

The two political parties of US imperialism aren’t just battling over who Amerikans should be more chauvinist against. They are also battling for Amerikan public opinion over which Muslim-majority country to invade and occupy. The Republicans’ latest superstars have been some the most fervent Zionists, with a warmonger’s eye towards toppling the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Democrats’ “common-sense” militarism has its eyes toward continuing the existing occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan in a “non-direct, supervisory form,” as well as continuing the incursions into Pakistan. Long gone are the anti-war voices from the political spectrum, from either “libertarian” Republicans or “progressive” Democrats. One Tea Party-backed congressional candidate in North Carolina includes a US pig soldier suspected of killing two unarmed civilians in Iraq. (6) On the other side, Democrats in Washington State appeal to the votes of “workers” from Boeing, a major imperialist arms manufacturer. One such political ad, from a Democrat no less, makes a simultaneously chauvinist and militarist appeal to Boeing workers. The ad says, in essence, that Amerikans should continue to be paid handsomely for building and maintaining the imperialist war machine. (7)

What else is new with politics in the US empire? Certainly not the brain dead response of the First World so-called “left” to Amerikan elections. The constant meme coming from them states that the top two imperialist parties don’t really represent the “will of the [Amerikan] people.” The supposition here is that the Amerikan so-called “masses” are inherently progressive (if not “revolutionary”) in their majority. (8) Nothing could be further from the truth. One question for our First Worldists: If Amerikans are so inherently “progressive,” why do the two top imperialist parties pour billions of dollars into filling their airwaves with this chauvinism and militarism? (9)

A “democracy” that does not represent the will of the world’s oppressed and exploited majority is not democratic in any real sense. Bourgeois democracy in the First World seeks to affirm the unity of the imperialist populations against the global majority. RAIM struggles for a world where the needs and will of the global popular majority, who make less than $2.50 a day, are placed first per the democratic principle of “majority rules.” (10) To create a truly democratic society, the world must be turned upside down.

Notes:

1. http://antiimperialism.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/long-live-mexico-in-commemoration-of-the-100th-year-anniversary-of-the-mexican-revolution/

2. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/05/12/94050/most-americans-approve-of-arizonas.html

3. http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis201.html

4. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2013264531_bruce27.html

5. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ap/china-bashing-is-bipartisan-in-us-races-106366768.html

6. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/gop-candidate-killed-unarmed-iraqi/

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyk3QLaX2nQ

8. http://revcom.us/Constitution/constitution.html

9. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/us-politics/8093993/US-midterm-elections-2010-Campaign-spending-set-to-reach-2.5-billion.html

10. http://raims.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/the-anti-kolumbus-day-manifesto/

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RAIM Digest Volume 2, Issue 6

RAIM Digest Volume 2, Issue 6

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