Authoritarian Opportunists Who Cozy Up To Genocidal Dictators – for Peace (International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P.)

The World Says No To War, the February 15 rally, was not organized by A.N.S.W.E.R., so there is no excuse for staying home on February 15. The world needs you to come out and say that you are opposed to the Bush administration's march to war. Though details of the permit are still unwinding, expect to gater at the United Nations on February 15 at noon. See United for Peace and Justice for more information as it unfolds, and for more information about the group organizing the February 15 protest.

We at International R.E.S.P.O.N.S.E., also known as International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P. put this site together to encourage fellow activists to make their way to DC on Jan 18, 2003, to protest the Bush Administration policy of all war, all the time, despite our own distaste for the group organizing the protest.

International A.N.S.W.E.R. is a post-9/11 creation of the International Action Center, one of many front groups for the Workers World Party. The Workers World Party:
    » supported the Chinese government's 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre
http://www.workers.org/ww/tienanmen.html
    » supports the "socialist" North Korean dictatorship of Kim Jong Il
http://www.workers.org/ww/2002/korea0425.php
http://www.workers.org/ww/2002/korea0509.php
    » and views Iraq's Saddam Hussein as a beacon of anti-imperialist resistance
http://www.workers.org/ww/2001/iraq0125.html
    » defends the genocidal Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic
http://www.iacenter.org/yugo_milosdeligation.htm
http://www.workers.org/ww/2002/larry0228.php
http://www.workers.org/ww/2001/milosevic1108.php
http://shadow.autono.net/sin001/clark.htm

For these reasons, as well as Workers World's poor track record of relations with other groups, some people refuse to attend A.N.S.W.E.R. events, including the January 18 anti-war protest.

On the pro side, A.N.S.W.E.R. has proven skill at organizing massive demonstrations. Most who attend the group's protests know nothing about their actual political leanings and merely wish to express their opposition to war in Iraq

And many people and groups who are repulsed by A.N.S.W.E.R.'s support for genocidal dictators choose to attend their anti-war protests anyway, because they feel it is so urgent to stop the Iraq war.

See, for example, Z Magazine's Q&A on the topic (A.N.S.W.E.R. is discussed in #8):
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=2527)

To help you make up your mind, we've assembled links to a range of writings on the topic - some more factual, some more polemical, from various points on the political spectrum:

brought to you by International A.O.W.C.U.T.G.D.F.P.

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