CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST US MILITARY BASES IN CENTRAL EUROPE: NO TO ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM:
The Polish Campaign Against Militarism, Poles for a Referendum, the Polish Anarchist Federation and other groups are calling for a large-scale mobilization against the installation of missiles and the building of a US base in Poland as part of the proposed anti-missile defense system that the present rulers of the American Empire are plotting. The plan is to have two bases for this system in Europe, a radar base in the Czech Republic , which has already drawn its share of controversy and protest, and a missile base for missiles armed with nuclear warheads in Poland. The US government tries to claim that these bases are for "protection against rogue states in the Middle East", though the target is obvious for anyone with common sense. Russian offers to facilitate the placement of such facilities in Armenia, much closer to their "presumed" threat, have been refused by the US government. The placement of the bases in Poland and the Czech Republic puts the people of these nations at the "front line" of an American attempt to intimidate Russia, in a time when the idea of Russia sending nuclear missiles against Central and Western Europe can make no sense outside of either the most psychotic or the most primitive of US neocons.
The Centrum Informacji Anarchistycznej of Poland has an article on this whole matter, and the protests planned against it for early next year. This will begin with protests in Brussels on March 22nd, 2008, continue with further protests under the slogan of 'Stop the Shield !' in Poland on March 29- 30 and conclude with protests at the NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania on April 2- 4, 2008. See the above mentioned article for background and more details.