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No to New Caucasian War!

category elsewhere | imperialism / war | other libertarian press author Tuesday August 12, 2008 16:22author by Federation of Education, Science and Technical Workers - CRAS-IWA Report this post to the editors

The eruption of military actions between Georgia and South Ossetia threatens to
develop into a large-scale war between Georgia supported by NATO on the one
hand, and the Russian state on the other. Thousands of people are already killed
and wounded - principally, peaceful inhabitants; whole cities and settlements
have been wiped out. The society has beed flooded with muddy streams of a
nationalist and chauvinistic hysteria. ---- As always and everywhere in
conflicts between the states, there is not and cannot be the righteous in new
Caucasian war - there are only the guilty. The coals which have been fanned for
years now have caused a military fire.

The Saakashvili regime in Georgia keeps two thirds of population in poverty, and
the greater internal discontent in the country this causes, the more it desires
to find a way out from the deadlock in the form of a "small victorious war" in
the hope, that it can write everything off. The government of Russia is full of
determination to keep the hegemony in the Caucasus. Today they pretend to be the
defender of weak, but their hypocrisy is abundantly clear: in fact, Saakashvili
only repeats what the Putinist soldiery did in Chechnya 9 years ago. Ruling
circles of both Ossetias and Abkhazia aspire to strengthen their role as
exclusive allies of Russia in the region, and at the same time to rally the
impoverished population around the tested torch of the "national idea" and
"rescue the people". Leaders of the USA, the European states and NATO, on the
contrary, wish to weaken the influence of their Russian rivals in the Caucasus
as much as possible to provide to themselves with control over fuel resources
and their transport. Thus, we became witnesses and victims of the next coil of
world opposition in struggle for power, oil and gas.

This fight does not bring to working people - Georgians, Ossets, Abkhasians or
Russians - anything, except for blood and tears, incalculable disasters and
deprivation. We express our deep sympathy to the friends and relatives of the
victims, to the people which have been left without a roof over their head and
means of subsistence as a result of this war.

We shouldn't fall under the influence of nationalist demagogy which demands
unity with "our" government, flying the flag of "protecting the homeland". The
main enemy of the simple people is not the poor brothers and sisters on the
other side of the border or of other nationality. Their enemie are the rulers
and bosses of all kinds, presidents and ministers, businessmen and generals,
those who generate wars for the sake of multiplying power and riches. We call on
the working people in Russia, Ossetias, Abkhazia and Georgia to reject the bait
of nationalism and patriotism and to turn the anger on rulers and the rich on
both sides of the border.

Russian, Georgian, Ossetic and Abkhazian soldiers! Do not obey the orders of
your commanders! Turn your weapon against those who sent you to war! Do not
shoot the soldiers of your "opponent" - fraternize with them: a bayonet in the

Working people in the rear! Sabotage military efforts, leave to go to meetings
and demonstrations against the war, organize yourselves and strike against it!

No to the war and to its organizers - rulers and richmen! Yes to solidarity of
working people across borders and the front lines!

Federation of Education, Science and Technical Workers, CRAS-IWA

This declaration is open for signatures

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