Anarchist Rioter | 29.12.2001 12:29
"The protest momentum seemed unstoppable, and more demos had been planned for the autumn. It's hard to think of a more abrupt interruption in a political movement: there have been no demos, no debate since September 11. There is no appetite for it, no interest, and the issues that were all-consuming a few months ago seem irrelevant now."
Erm, Washington D.C? Ottowa? Brussels? Not to mention (in 2002) NYC, Munich, Barcelona?
The corporate media (of which the Grauniad has long been a particularly offensive member, on account of its fake-"left" credentials) is trying to sell the British public a line: Anti-capitalism is history; the world now revolves around the War on Terror; everything else is irrelevant; Let those noted democrats Bush and Blair do their job in peace.
The trouble is, it just doesn't wash with anyone. Alan Rusbridger is an intelligent man - why on earth does he think that anyone will buy this ****? Once again, the Grauniad shows its true colours as an apologist for crimes against humanity and an organ of the very worst Soviet-style manipulation.
Meanwhile, Rusbridger heaps praise on his Dear Leader for that conference speech he made at Brighton while we were all standing out in the rain outside. This speech (according to Rusbridger) was "ambitious" and "important" with "echoes of Francis Fukuyama". (For those of you too young to remember, Fukuyama is an American academic who famously proclaimed the End of History and the Triumph of Corporate Globalisation.)
This Stalin-era ovation aside, Rusbridger then marvels as the Great Leader goes on to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, save the environment, double the grain harvest and etch his name in history as the world's greatest diplomat/peacenik/military genius/lover etc etc. Hell, at least we know who's side he's on . . .
2002 is a fantastic opportunity to prove them all wrong . . . We are the White Overalls, Pink & Silver, the Black Block - THE UNITED COLOURS OF RESISTANCE.
HISTORY IS NOT OVER UNTIL THE LAST BUREAUCRAT IS STRUNG UP BY THE GUTS OF THE LAST CAPITALIST.