The 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Centre is fast approaching and already the imperialist media is blathering about commemorating this "tragic" date. But with the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, the coups in Haiti and Honduras, the recent NATO intervention in Libya, and even the most current deployment of US forces to Egypt, the centres of world capitalism have already been extremely busy commemorating this decade of imperialism.
The PCR-RCP have called for a mass demonstration in response to this bullshit commemoration, arguing that: "While the victims of the attacks would join the other millions of direct and indirect victims of the policies and actions of U.S. imperialism, the future was in preparation, under the auspices of the war against terrorism [the US response] would turn out to really be a full-scale war against the dominated nations of the world because imperialism is domination and the drive to war." The demonstration should be understood as a counterpoint to every imperialist homage, every candle-lit vigil, that will mourn the attacks on September 11th with patriotic fervour––a self-righteous mournfulness that is also a celebration of imperialism, of bombing them over there.
The overall idea is to begin a tradition, like revolutionary May Day, of detourning September 11th into a day of anti-imperialism. And maybe next year there will be similar demonstrations organized on this date in other cities. When the reactionaries mark this day with patriotic mourning, we should mark it with anti-imperialist defiance.
The demonstration will take place in Montreal, in Square Cabot at 2pm, so if anyone who is reading this lives nearby, will be in or around Montreal on the 11th, or possesses the means and interest to travel, you should join the action. If you need more details about the event (such as directions, accommodations, etc.), email the PCR-RCP at the address in the image below.