Ethical Anarchists | 07.07.2005 11:54
Tony Blair has stated that the attacks were meant to coincide with the opening of the G8. Anarchists have different views on direct action and violence, some being pacifists, but every anarchist would agree that if you have a battle to wage, you wage it directly with those in power. This is why they are around Gleneagles and are aiming at world leaders. We disagree entirely with theories of collateral damage and the idea that the way to get
to those in power is through killing their subjects. Not only is it
outrageously counterproductive, but it is a crime against humanity. Such types of acts tend not to touch people in power, but poor and average working people - those who ride in public transport, not in armoured vehicles protected by bodyguards. Everything we do in our struggle against the state and economic order is in the firm belief that we all can make life better for the average person - not destroy it.
We are therefore convinced that these acts in London have nothing to do with anti-G8 protests in Scotland. We do believe that they may well be a protest against the policies of some G8 countries, in particular Great Britain. The state of Great Britain in its support for war has been an equal participant
in atrocities against human life. We do not believe in this type of
revenge - an innocent life for an innocent life. Rather we believe in an overthrow of the war machine and demilitarization of the state and the creation of a new world without wars and nation-states or superstates.
We are saddened that such an act has happened and send our sympathies to those victimized by this act but we are equally concerned that this will mark yet another step towards unfreedom as frightened civilians tend to turn against each other rather than blame those who policies are the root cause
of the problem. Rather than random arrests, torture, police state security measures and harrassment of political activists. we urge people to demand social justice. Only an end to unjust war, economic imperialism, militarism, police tactics will strike the death blow to terrorism.