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The real story behind Iraq

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Before there was a topic about Iraq and so on, this is a article I found hope you anti - war ppl like it.

 

 

As the United States of Capitalist Oppression continues its colonial occupation of Iraq, it is met with fierce resistance. The colonial enslavers have slaughtered more than 10,000 Iraqis with their bombing and repression, but the heroic resistance of the IRaqi people continues. Over 500 US and "allied" troops have been killed; more helicopters are shot down every week. For the exploited and oppressed around the world, continued Iraqi resistance is a very good thing. Our enemy is US imperialism, which must be driven out of IRaq, and defeated by the world's working people.

 

In the face of continued struggle against the colonial occupies, doezens of US soldiers have gone AWOL (Absent without leave.) At bases in the US officers have fled from meetings with angry relatives and solders.

 

The US finds itself in need of more recruits. As a result, the US has ordered a "temporary" increase in the sixe of the Army, and stepped up military recruiting on college campuses and high schools throughout the US. The cynically named Leave No Child Behind Act demands that colleges and high schools hand over student information to military recruiters, who are calling students at home, using infomation supplied by school administrations. They recruit on the basis of sweet promises, promising "a better future" to thousands of minority, working-class students, who are being driven out of schools because of tuition hikes and, now, TAP cuts. They try to con and pressure students to sign on to "see the world" through the riflescopes of the imperialist army, pointed point-blank against our class brothers and sisters around the world.

 

"Undocumented" students are also feeling the brunt of this economic conscription to the military. They are herded off the schools and towards the battalions of capital. In 2001, while the US was waging an imperialist war in Afghanistan, the rulers hieghtened theif war against workers and minorities "at home." CUNY more than doubled tuition for "undocumented students," which meant purging thousands and pushing them towards birds of prey like the military recruiters. This January, 19 year old Luis Moreno, an undomumented student from the Dominican Republic livining in the Bronx, was recruited to the military immediately after graduating high school. Moreno had hoped to gain US citizenship to live the "American Dream." What he got was a body bag and an early burial.

 

Mayor Bloomberg and other ruling-class politicians used Moreno's death as an opportunity for patriotic hot air, and citizenship was granted to his dead body. His mother told CNN that her "son was used as cannon fodder." In the Bronx students now think about the fate of Luis Moreno when they hear the military recruiters' phony promises.

 

In the fall of 2003, at Bronx Community College the Revolutionary Reconstruction Club recieved heightened support from students for our efforts to drive military and police recruiters off campus, after an incident in the cafeteria recruitered insulted students who were having a discussion on the real reasons why the recruiters are here. The incident showed students the contempt military recruiters have towards those of us who expose the truth behind their sweet lies. This Feburary in Puerto Rico, as a result of mounting opposition to the imperialist occupation of Iraq, students took over the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) building at the University of Puerto Rico's (UPR) Mayaquez Campus, and painted anti war anti - ROTC murals on two of the outside walls.

 

Most recently our struggle to deive military and cop recruits off the BCC campus has recieved daily Il Manifesto. In accord with the Trotskyite program put forward in The internationalist, El Internacionalista and Revolution, we struggle for the defeat of US imperialism, the defense of Iraq, and an international socialist revolution to put an end to imperialist oppression once and for all.

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I wouldn't doubt any of this shit. Makes me ashamed to be in ROTC (even though I just joined it because it gives us our mandatory P.E. credit :) )

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In other news, studies show that war kills people. Hippies are outraged, and burn themselves in protest. The world gets high from the fumes of burning hippies, and war ends.

 

 

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