Don’t count on us!

You, the masters of this world together with your social allies have got fortunes and property- rights to defend, interest and influence domains to expand, entrepreneurial opportunities to scrounge, wealth resources to conquest, national, peripheral and/or hypernational dominance to preserve, business projects and banks to proliferate, human labor to exploit and human life to reap. We, as the exploited ones of this world what among these entire things do we have in common? What among all of those objectives do unite us under your camp? Which interests are going to place us side by side in their defense? And which ones among those interests are going to bring us closer to the aims of complete equality, freedom and the cessation of human exploitation?
At the times of the ancient city-state war was not a pursuit for slaves.
Nobody would conceive of placing the tasks of the protection and expansion of the city- state interests in the hands of slaves. It was common-sense that slaves did not have any reason to fight in defense of their dynasts’ interests. On the contrary, they had every reason on earth to rise up against them. Therefore wisely at those times, nobody would entrust the spear in their hands.
You have turned this entire thing upside down though! You have transferred to us the obligation to fight on your behalf; to kill each other, us contemporary slaves world-wide, while withholding for yourselves the enjoyment of reaping the fruits of our bleeding . A marvelous inversion! You deserve to be congratulated! But an end must be put to all of that!
– check out this pdf – Don’t count on us!
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Solidarity statement with total objector of army Michalis Tolis

Antimilitarists were the ones who were always capable of realizing the true function of patriotic rhetoric and to resist and defend the idea of freedom and autonomy even in moments of the greatest nationalist hysteria. To many, since that hysteria has subsided today, it has become clear that the „traitors“ and deserters were the ones who showed the highest level of courage and responsibility in the time it was needed the most, when many were following the infantilizing trend of delegating personal responsibility to the State.

The wars in ex-Yugoslavia, as it is often said within the local population, „were expected by nobody“. Yet, the ruling class not only expected but also prepared for the wars. The outbreak of the wars far from spontaneous, people needed to be pushed into them by violence and propaganda. Therefore, experience has shown that bloody wars can break-out when the local population doesn’t expect them and refuses to believe they will happen until the last moment. We can see similar mechanisms in the events that are currently unfolding in the Ukraine.

This is why the antimilitarist struggle is important also in the moments when the majority still doesn’t believe in the possibility of war and while the „rule of law“ is still stable. It is this rule, the State, patriotic ideology and the military-industrial complex that reproduce all of the conditions that are needed for the supposedly „unexpected“ wars to break-out, wars that, in their very purpose, always entail a new attack on the working class and the suppression of social struggles against the rule of capital.

For this reason the struggle of Michalis Tolis and comrades from the Barefoot Battalion is of essential importance.

Solidarity greetings!
Anarchists from Belgrade, Zagreb and Mostar.

More info at xupolutotagma: i, ii

– from contr@Info

see also:

ZAGreb INFormation potLATCH

dispatches from a disintegrating yugoslavia, as NATO destroyed it’s infrastructure and osama bin laden began his insurgent career.

 

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