Despite what the Government of Canada and politicians may say, September 11, 2001 was the beginning of a new round of state terrorism, anarchy and violence, as was September 11, 1973 for the peoples of Chile and elsewhere in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Since 2001, Canada has been fully integrated into the U.S. war machine and Homeland Security and its laws, with Canadians subject to the decision-making of the U.S. warmongers. For the information of readers, we are publishing three statements issued within hours of the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 from TML Daily (September 11, 2001 – No. 156):
• Vigorously Step Up the Political Movement Against the US Imperialists’ “New World Order”! Actively Oppose the Use of Force to Sort Out Problems Between Peoples and Nations! Oppose the Politics of International State Terror, Assassination, Retaliation and the Criminalization of Dissent! – Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), September 11, 2001
• National Office of CPC(M-L) Calls on Canadians to Actively Oppose State Terrorism at Home and Abroad
• Condemn the Terrorist Attacks in the US! No to Revenge and Retribution! – Statement of the People’s Front, September 11, 2001
Vigorously Step Up the Political Movement Against the US Imperialists’ “New World Order”! Actively Oppose the Use of Force to Sort Out Problems Between Peoples and Nations! Oppose the Politics of International State Terror, Assassination, Retaliation and the Criminalization of Dissent!
Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) September 11, 2001
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) abhors the tragedy which the people of the United States have suffered on this day. CPC(M-L) expresses its deepest sympathies for the American people who are suffering this tragedy, for the working men and women who were and continue to be its victims and for their families and the front-line rescue personnel who are doing their utmost to save lives under desperate conditions, as well as for the people all over the country who are terrified. But we also express our deepest sympathies for the victims of the US policy of state terrorism which has wreaked havoc in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America in the last ten years. We call on the peoples to step up their efforts to break this reign of terror by preparing themselves to face the terror the US has declared it will unleash against them as it “hunts down” those who committed this act against them. CPC(M-L) reiterates its categorical opposition to terrorism of any kind and lays the blame squarely for what has taken place in the United States today on the United States of America itself.
CPC(M-L) calls on the Canadian working class and people to not be passive in the face of the situation. Even though the US is squarely to blame for the tragedies we are witnessing today, this does not make what has taken place right. There is nothing right about it. Nonetheless, the conclusions the workers and people draw from what we see today are of utmost importance to the fate of the peoples of the world, including the people of the United States.
Following the end of the bi-polar division of the world ten years ago, the United States of America established the use of force as the method of sorting out conflicts between peoples and nations. It unleashed the Gulf War in order to establish its New World Order – its brutal dictate whereby all countries must submit to its interests. As it is doing today, it claimed at that time that the “American way of life” and interests are synonymous with the ideals of peace, freedom and democracy.
Today we are once again witnessing the ever greater tragic results of this policy which is posing ever greater dangers. And while it is true that the United States is getting a taste of its own medicine, it is tragic indeed. The events are calling on the working class and peoples to draw the warranted conclusions and actively engage themselves to provide the problems which the US imperialists and their allies are creating with solutions which favour the peoples of the world.
CPC(M-L) also goes on record as condemning the dastardly statement made by the President of the United States that the US will “take all measures to hunt down and punish those responsible for these attacks.” We also condemn the statements by the Prime Ministers of Canada, Britain and all those who are egging the United States to once again violate the sovereignty of nations and justify the use of force to settle conflicts between peoples and nations. We call on the United Nations to play its role by upholding its Charter and demanding that force not be used to deepen the dangers humanity faces at this time. Only by upholding the right of all peoples and nations to their way of life and to decide themselves how to sort out the problems they and their societies face can we guarantee the road to peace, freedom and justice and provide these words with a meaning which favours the interests of the peoples.
Whatever may be the ideological motives of anyone, the central question remains: should the conflicts between peoples and nations be decided by the peoples of the world or by force applied by the imperialist and colonialist interests? It is most urgent that today it is the peoples who must decide how to sort out the conflicts in their favour. Lasting peace can and must become a reality but it will only be achieved if the peoples make themselves part of the equation and find the ways and means to deprive the imperialist and colonial powers of their ability to criminalize dissent through the use of force to settle conflicts. If the US imperialists and big powers continue to impose solutions, then a third world war is the only possible outcome. This is the time for the working class and peoples of the world to activate themselves and not permit the events to stun them. They must intervene in the situation in a manner which contributes to making sure these tragedies are brought to an end.
It is crucial to understand that in spite of all their economic, political and military power and control over the media, the times do not favour the US imperialists and big powers. The contradictions within the ranks of the imperialist and reactionary forces as they strive for domination are getting sharper with every passing day. The working class and peoples of the world are not reconciling themselves to the imperialist neo-liberal agenda and imperialist “democracy.” They are standing as one against the suffering imposed by the dictate of the US imperialists and the other big powers for control over their raw materials, markets, sources of cheap labour, zones of influence and for the export of capital. It is crucial to understand that this is the time to step up this movement of the peoples to become the decision-makers because the use of international state terrorism of the United States and big powers is to put the growing political movement of the peoples into disarray. It is to make the people passive in the face of the situation so that they become spectators to the increasingly tragic unfolding of events.
CPC(M-L) calls on all its members and supporters, on all militant workers, organized and unorganized, on all women, youth and national minorities to be active in the face of the situation. Act with a clear conscience and oppose any attempts to conciliate with politics of assassination and retaliation. This is a time to give new meaning to our mottos: An Injury to One is an Injury to All! All for One and One for All! Take a Bold Step Together in Defence of the Rights of All!
Vigorously oppose terrorism in all its manifestations. Blame US imperialism for what is taking place and do not permit the politics of retaliation, assassination, revenge and the use of force to settle conflicts between peoples and nations! Step up the political movement of the peoples of the entire world against the US imperialists’ “New World Order” and the imposition of their “Way of Life”!
National Office of CPC(M-L) Calls on Canadians to Actively Oppose State Terrorism at Home and Abroad
The National Office of CPC(M-L) today calls on all the members and supporters of CPC(M-L), on all militant workers, organized and unorganized, on all justice-loving Canadians to go actively amongst their peers and lead them in coping with the tragedies which are unfolding in front of our eyes in the United States.
The National Office calls on all Canadian working people to condemn the use of state-organized terrorist attacks against the people. It calls on them to recognize the necessity to not be passive in the face of the situation in which the United States will seek to justify unleashing even more international terror against the peoples. This will be done in the name of punishing those who carried out this heinous crime.
The National Office of CPC(M-L) calls on all workers to see the necessity to oppose the fascist mystifications of the US authorities and monopoly-controlled news media in the US and Canada which seek to cover up who is to blame for these atrocities which are a counter-product of the crimes of the US imperialists and their allies themselves. It is the US imperialists and big powers, including Canada, which consider that the peoples of the world, their nations, nationalities and communities can exist only with their permission. It is their economic, political and military power which lies behind the reign of terror which they are seeking to justify in order to divide the peoples and divert them from seeking real solutions to the problems which they face.
This is not the time to permit the people’s political movement to take control over their lives to become disoriented so that the peoples become even more vulnerable to the tragedies which the US imperialists and their allies have in store for them.
The National Office alerts the Canadian working class and people to prepare for all the possibilities, including any state-sanctioning of acts of revenge both at home and abroad. Do not permit any acts of revenge against any section of our people at home, in the United States or against any section of our humanity abroad. Other political parties also have a serious responsibility in this regard and the National Office of CPC(M-L) calls on them to make great efforts to ensure that politics which favour the people are put forward at this time.
Condemn the US imperialist international reign of terror which is behind this heinous crime in the United States! Condemn the criminalization of dissent at home or abroad! With a clear conscience, put the blame squarely where it belongs!
September 11, 2001
Condemn the Terrorist Attacks in the US! No to Revenge and Retribution! Statement of the People’s Front, September 11, 2001
The People’s Front shares the sense of profound shock and abhorrence at the killing and wounding of innocent people in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and elsewhere in the US Acts of terrorism, of directing violence against innocent women, men and children cannot be condoned or rendered legitimate no matter what “lofty” cause is used to justify it.
Terrorism is the trade and practice of world reaction. The deliberate killing of innocent people through acts of terrorism does not serve the cause of the peoples fighting for liberation and social progress. It is part of the geo-politics of the big powers, particularly the US, to cultivate and arm terrorists to destabilize and disrupt the peoples’ struggles.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the atrocity at the World Trade Centre but already the US government is creating hysteria and war psychosis in order to justify attacking whatever nation or people the US decides to target. It will create conditions to split the peoples of the world on a racist basis and will not contribute to solving the issue of “terrorism.” It will only strengthen the hand of the US and its allies and further isolate those people and nations, particularly those in the Middle East who are fighting for their sovereignty and self-determination, against the dictate of the US imperialists. No one should permit a hand to be raised against any member of the polity because of their national origin or their political opinions in connection with this atrocity at the World Trade Centre. Most importantly, talk about “revenge,” or acts of retribution by the US must be opposed and soundly condemned.
The People’s Front calls on Canadians to be vigilant. Oppose the strident jingoism of the US President that war has been declared on “freedom itself.” No to revenge and retribution! No to terrorism and reactionary violence!