Denounce the US aggression against Afghanistan!

Upper: at the US Embassy Lower: at the British Embassy
Photos: students' protests on the day of the bombing started (Oct. 8th)

Stop the Warmonger's Visit to Japan!
Smash Bush-Koizumi Meeting!
Denounce US / UK Aggression against Afghanistan! Never Let Them Extend the War to Iraq! Denounce Israel's Military Attacks on Palestine! Stop Japan Joining the War! No to Emergency Legislation! No Revision of the Constitution!

[All-Japan Federation of Students' Self-Governing Associations]
JRCL-RMF [Japan Revolutionary Communist League (Revolutionary Marxist Faction)]

US President G. W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Jun'ichiro are preparing to meet tomorrow for celebrating their 'victory' in the aggressive war against Afghanistan in the name of 'civilization and justice'. They also want to declare an extension of the 'war on terrorism'. We are totally determined to fight to stop the warmonger's visit to Japan and to smash the US-Japan summit talk for war cooperation.
The Bush administration has already started its military interventions in the Philippine, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan. It is also threatening Iraq, Iran and North Korea by labelling them as 'an axis of evil', targeting, at first, Iraq of the three. Defense Secretary D. H. Rumsfeld said, 'The best, and in some cases, the only defense is a good offense'.
Now, Bush is bent on sweeping away all that he has named 'evil' just because they are defiant towards America. But think! Who is it that has been indiscriminately dropping atrocious bombs such as Daisycutters, cluster bombs, and depleted uranium shells in the name of 'eradicating terrorism'? Isn't it Bush himself who has been killing, like worms, tens of thousands of Taliban militias and other Afghan people under the pretext of 'war for civilization and justice'? These acts must be called 'barbarism in the name of civilization'!
Imagine, under those air raids, what tragedies have occurred, and are still occurring. Even reports from al-Jazeera TV (nicknamed Middle-Eastern CNN) can show just part of the realities. Look squarely at pictures of babies born with no brains!
Those depleted munitions that Bush's father used against Iraq a decade ago have caused, and is still causing, such a tragedy. But, even this is just a part of the realities, which have been rarely reported by the media that have degraded themselves to press secretaries for the Pentagon after surrendering to the intimidation, 'Watch what you say!' In fact, imperialist America is bringing similar tragedies to Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and other areas over the world.
The CIA-patronized Karzai administration is, in actuality, a 'Kabul government', which can govern only the capital. Despite of the massive propaganda about 'Afghanistan's reconstruction', the fact is the intensification of domestic territorial warfare between local warlords, who belong to different ethnicities and religious sects. The bloody strife is intensified as foreign states are interfering there from different calculations (Russia, China, Iran, India, Pakistan, and America). There are also disputes over Kashmir between Pakistan and India, opposition between Russia and the US over the latter's long-term contracts for its military presence in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and, as well, hostilities between the US and Iraq together with Iran. Intensification of these disputes will lead Afghanistan to a more serious, more tragic situation. American imperialists praise 'the victory of Justice' and draw a roseate picture of the country's 'reconstruction', covering up the tragedy that they themselves have caused. Enough is enough!
What is called 'asymmetrical war' for 'antiterrorism' just shows that Gorge W. Bush is a true warmonger! His latest rhetoric 'an axis of evil' bluntly represents unilateralism of his administration. There were also the secession from the ABM Treaty announced for the development of the MD program and the escalation of its experiments, the cancelled ratification of the CTBT, the breakaway from the Kyoto Protocol to curb the emission of greenhouse gasses, and the boycott of the UN World Conference against Racism. (America's alternative to the Protocol, announced by Bush before his visit to Japan, is full of deceptions!)
And, a green light, or rather, an instigation, to Sharon's bloody attacks on Palestine. Adding to these, the US government announced a record increase in its military budget centring on introduction of high-tech weaponry, which is for overwhelmingly strengthening US forces with the aim to silence the other states over the world. (This is also for breaking the economic crunch by means of expansion of munitions-related production.) Exactly such an arrogance and affront of the imperialist US government constitutes the root cause for the September 11th attacks and will surely bring another terror on itself.
Bush's call for war against 'an axis of evil' has drawn fierce repulsions from Iraq, Iran and North Korea. Antipathies have been expressed, not only by these states, but also by power holders of US allies including France and Germany and by those in China and Russia; and rulers of Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Islamic countries have also expressed ill feelings against it.
In response, however, the Bush administration has again started to threaten these rulers high-handedly: 'Those countries that choose to tolerate terrorism and refuse to take action - or worse, those that continue to support it - will face consequences.' (Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz). On the other hand, Bush intends to position the US-Japan alliance in the centre of the 'international coalition against terrorism' and reinforce it to be comparable to its alliance with the UK. The reason for this intention is that Bush is irritated at discords intensified within the 'antiterrorism coalition' due to his steamrollering manner of carrying out US foreign policies.
To this request from the Yankee imperialist ruler, Koizumi is actively responding. Confirming that he realized Japan's participation in war for the first time since 1945, Koizumi is also determined to cooperate with Bush to extend the 'asymmetrical war' in the name of 'eradicating terrorism'. That is why the Koizumi government forcibly carried out the second dispatch of SDF troops (February 12-13th); it is also why the government is bent on enacting emergency legislation within the current session of the Diet in order to strengthen a national mobilization system. This means the Japanese government totally and openly removes military restrictions that have been imposed on it because most of the people have supported the 'war-renouncing' 9th article of the Constitution. Further, Koizumi is scheming for an explicit revision of Article 9. Remember that Koizumi visited Yasukuni Shrine in spite of oppositions from the Chinese and Korean governments and people. He praises the patriotic 'Kamikaze' spirit. He's really ambitious to change Japan into 'a country that can wage war'!
It must be noted that America's war of aggression against Afghanistan has highlighted a cultural meaning of the clash between the 'capitalist civilization connected with Christianity' and the 'Islamic culture (or civilization)'. This shows the nature of wars in the 21st century, the turning point of which was made by the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Since the collapse of the USSR, American imperialism has been arrogantly carrying out its unilateralist policies, including warmongerings in disregard for the United Nations and impositions of neo-liberalist policies upon other countries. In doing so, it has put forward the universal supremacy of 'freedom and justice' and the 'American culture' connected with Christianity. This is drawing antipathy not only from Chinese and Russian rulers but also from the toiling masses all over the world. In particular, it is provoking the people in the Islamic world to revolts; thus, Islam fundamentalists or radicals are increasingly expanding their influence among the people. Therefore, unless we build struggles to stop American imperialist barbarities and to prevent our home government from assisting them, the 21st century will turn 'a century of war', in which religious / ethnic wars will intensify, connected with conflicts between the US and China-Russia to be called a 'new Cold War'. (For the significance of the September 11th event and the view of the JRCL-RMF, see "The Beginning of the End.")
Now, as continuing his war (atrocious state terrorism!), imperialist America's President G. W. Bush comes to Japan. We never allow him to sing a triumphal song together with his partner in the war, Japanese imperialist Prime Minister Koizumi. Neither do we let Koizumi propagandize the need for his 'structural reform' by making the full use of Bush's support. Koizumi's 'structural reform' is just an attempt to break through the current economic impasse by victimizing workers and people.
Notwithstanding, in relation to this Bush-Koizumi meeting, the Social Democratic Party of Japan, and the Japanese Communist Party as well, are just requesting a 'law-based response' to 'terrorism'. This is the worst distortion of antiwar, peace movement. Overcoming their degeneration, we resolutely fight to stop Bush's visit to Japan and to smash the US-Japan summit meeting. Now in South Korea, students and other people are fighting to prevent Bush from coming to their county; people are also rising in opposition to America's warmongering in Islamic and other areas over the world. In the warmest solidarity with them, we fight resolute struggles here in Japan.
Colleagues in struggles! Fight together with us!

February 17th, 2002

Denounce US Marine ground troops attacking on Kandahar!
Denounce the escalation in the murderous war against the Afghan people! Oppose the stationing of the US / UK-led multinational forces! Stop Japanese troops joining the war! Denounce the official left parties joining the chorus for 'eradicating terrorism'! Down with the Koizumi government!

Japan Revolutionary Communist League - Revolutionary Marxist Faction

Bloodthirsty American imperialism began to deploy massive Marines and other ground troops near the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar on November 25th, launching a ground battle for massacring the Taliban and the al-Qaeda
A few days ago US / UK forces 'won the fall' of the Taliban's last northern position in Kunduz through indiscriminate air raids and mass killings, putting forward the Northern Alliance troops. Now, they have started the violent attacks on Kandahar, the last stronghold of the Taliban led by Mullah Muhammad Omar, by committing US Marines notorious for atrocities in Vietnam. At last, they have launched an annihilating battle on the Taliban forces and Osama bin Laden's group.
US forces were again using fuel-air explosive bombs comparable to tactical nuclear bombs on November 21st near Kandahar, killing many fighters and people as if they were worms. American jets have been raining horrible bombs, including cluster bombs and bunker busters, on people around Kandahar.
Moreover, US forces massacred reportedly 800 Taliban fighters including Arabs at a Northern Alliance prison near Mazar-e Sharif by unleashing heavily armed AC-130 gunships and MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters under the pretext that the captives committed a 'revolt'
They say, 'Celebrate the liberation of Kabul!', 'Celebrate the return of freedom and peace to Afghanistan!' But isn't it the Anglo-American troops themselves called 'mission of freedom' that are now mad on most coward and most barbarous massacres against people in Afghanistan, just like cowboys mad on killing Indians.
Never permit their escalation in the murderous war against the Afghan people!

Smash the scheme of an 'interim administration' for imperialists

The land of the world's poorest nation is now burnt down and pious Muslims are being killed by Anglo-American imperialists and by their conspirators (Russia, states in EU, Japan and China). Those criminal rulers in the contemporary 'crusade' are also beginning dirty conflicts to take the lions' share of their preys stained with Afghans' blood. The UN-sponsored conference for 'an interim administration of Afghanistan' is, in its nature, like a bargaining between these hyenas.
Afghan delegates started to gather in Germany on November 27th for making a national administration; however, it's just a reproduction of the irreconcilable rivalries among various tribes and warlords in Afghanistan.
Hates and resentments are heating among those tribes and warlords because they were waging bloody civil wars in the past. Losing the clasp of the Taliban, the long-standing rivalries have been unleashed now. Moreover, the rivalries are aggravating because of intensifying oppositions among their backers including the US, Russia, Pakistan, India, and Iran in relation to post -Taliban visions. The intensified rivalries, particularly the Northern Alliance's 'dash', have confused the US initial plan for conquering the nation. It is for this reason that George W. Bush has made a decision to commit massive ground troops, aiming to frame a pro-US government against Russia and Iran, and, if things go well, to occupy strategic points in Afghanistan like in Saudi Arabia.

Stop another aggression against Iraq and Somalia!

George W. Bush is now desperate to capture and 'execute' Osama bin Laden, setting 25 million dollars on his head. The Anglo-American media, and the Japanese one as its follower, are now playing the role of a governmental speaker, saying 'Laden is contained', etc. They are drawing the world into a witch-hunt. While producing such a fever, warmongers are trying to hang not only bin Laden but also whomever they regard as harbouring or helping him.
They are targeting Iraq, and Somalia, condemning them as 'supporting terrorists'. They are even sending special squads to the Philippines to 'eradicate' guerrillas from Muslim radicals there, regarding them as 'having connections with the al-Qaeda'.
Comrades over the world!
George W. Bush is now building a horrible system to continuously wage the so-called 'asymmetric war', in which he aims missiles at 'terrorists' who can revolt against him and at Muslim people whom he regards as 'harbouring' them, under the banner of eradicating 'international terrorism as unseen enemies'.

Down with the Koizumi government rushing to join the war!

Workers in Japan!
The Koizumi government for Japanese imperialism willingly decided its war participation in order not to miss the opportunity of the US 'war on terrorism'. The government has positioned Japan as a member of the contemporary 'Crusade', or provokers of a global warfare, emerging as a conspirator in the massacre of the Afghan people. It must be said that Japanese imperialism has 'shown the flag' as 'an enemy to the Muslim people over the world'.
The dispatch of its SDF troops to the Indian Ocean in the name of 'rear supports to US and other forces' is for supporting the US / UK operation to 'capture Laden' and murderous air raids on people with the Taliban. The Koizumi government has now appeared as 'an enemy to the Muslim people'. Now is the time to overthrow his government with the full might of the working people in Japan!

Overcoming the degeneration of official left parties, advance revolutionary antiwar struggles!

Workers in Japan!
We should never let the bloodthirsty imperialists continue the atrocious killings!
However, the official opposition parties and le