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Sunday, January 06, 2008

People's Global Action "Hallmarks"

Emily Bailey's email also listed the 5 "Hallmarks" of People's Global Action.

PGA Hallmarks:

1. A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive globalisation.

2. We reject all forms and systems of domination and discrimination including, but not limited to, patriarchy, racism and religious fundamentalism of all creeds. We embrace the full dignity of all human beings.

3. A confrontational attitude, since we do not think that lobbying can have a major impactin such biased and undemocratic organisations, in which transnational capital is the only real policy-maker;

4. A call to direct action and civil disobedience, support for social movements' struggles, advocating forms of resistance which maximize respect for life and oppressed peoples' rights, as well as the construction of local alternatives to global capitalism.

5. An organisational philosophy based on decentralisation and autonomy.

8 Comments:

Blogger mah29001 said...

"A very clear rejection of capitalism, imperialism and feudalism; all trade agreements, institutions and governments that promote destructive globalisation."

This is just laughable. Where the heck where these people when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan? They would likely protest the U.S. for supporting the opposition more so than the Soviet invaders.

Apparently to these folks, that doesn't constitute as imperialism when Soviet Russia invades another nation but when the U.S. does it, it is. It's just the old "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" thing.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Asher said...

mah, you really need to learn your history. Anarchists (who make up a large chunk of PGAs network) were the first to criticise the Soviet Union, right from its foundation. See The Unknown Revolution by Voline or My Disillusionment In Russia by Emma Goldman for two such examples.

1:35 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"mah, you really need to learn your history. Anarchists (who make up a large chunk of PGAs network) were the first to criticise the Soviet Union, right from its foundation. See The Unknown Revolution by Voline or My Disillusionment In Russia by Emma Goldman for two such examples."

Somehow, it's all a method of deception. If that be the case, why the hell did members of the Eurasian Party came to meetings of the People's Global Action? I hardly doubt a combination of National Socialism (Nazism) and Soviet Bolshevikism/Communism has anything to do with anarchism and that inviting fascists like Alexander Dugin to the PGA was okay?

Many people like Dugin in Russia are old Soviet Nationalists who have warped neo-Nazism and Communism together.

Also, someone like Pat Buchanan has come onboard the PGA and Buchanan has sung praise of Adolf Hitler, along with also stating he would be a "right-wing dictator" along with Buchanan's historical anti-Israel leanings.

Personally, I feel myself to do away with super governmental organizations such as the United Nations, but it appears that collectivism seems to go both ways.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Asher-the Sandininista trade unions and the Philippines KMU were both involved in the founding of PGA-both well plugged into the world communist network.

I acknowledge that anarchists are no fans of socialism, but here is also no question that PGA co-operates with communists and socialists at every level.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US's support for the Arab Islamists in Afghanistan was a disaster. It subjected the Afghans to a civil war, led to the creation of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and has destabilised Pakistan.

10:41 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"The US's support for the Arab Islamists in Afghanistan was a disaster. It subjected the Afghans to a civil war, led to the creation of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and has destabilised Pakistan."

Why do you always accuse the U.S. in "supporting" the Taliban and other terrorists? Why not other players against the Soviet occupiers like Communist China, Egypt and Iran? The CIA themselves have stated they have no major reports of EVER having any contacts with Osama bin Laden.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why do you always accuse the U.S. in "supporting" the Taliban and other terrorists? "

I did not say that. The Taliban couldn't have come into existance in Afghanistan if not for the political situation caused by the post-pullout civil war which was indirectly created by the US's arming of the Islamists who fought the Soviets.

6:37 PM  
Blogger George said...

The US in the was pouring large amounts of money into ISI for the purpose of arming, training and supporting Islamic insurgents who would then cross the border into Afghanistan. This isn't controversial.

12:04 AM  

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