People are the only media | 28.08.2001 20:56 | Fiesta for Life
ASIANS CAN COME TO DSEi
It was thought at first that Asians were not needed at the Fiesta for Life. And the agitprop was prepared with that in mind.
Tower Hamlets has a large Bengali poulation. Distributing flyers containing images of Asians was considered and rejected.
As Islam represented the most vital oppositional culture to capitalism in the 80's and 90's - perhaps the only effective resistance in the Reagan/Thatcher years - and Bengalis already understood the effects of capitalism on the Global South , it was decided that they could take a well-earned rest and watch it on TV.
So the promotional material for the Fiesta was drawn up in such a way as to appeal mostly to the white abos, soap-dodgers and weekend zapatistas that constitute the usual anti-capitalist suspects post J18.
But we can now reveal that many local Asians (who form a vast potential "Mujahedeen Against Capital") will attend on September the 11th.
It is, of course, an inspiring example of the power of the Anti-Capitalist movement that even those ignored by it will want to involve themselves in its struggle.
Our ideas are so much "already in other peoples' heads" that we do not have to consider that the ways in which we
mobilise resistance might exclude potential support.
Because "we are winning" we can safely rely on a self-selecting core of protestors to dismantle capitalism.
People are the only media