Carry the Struggle Through to the End:
Stop U.S. Aid to Israel!
(April 30, 2002)
The Palestinian people's unconquerable resistance to U.S.-Israeli aggression is bringing all of progressive humanity to its feet.
The whole world has witnessed the war crimes of Bush and Sharon who have invaded Palestine and are trying to put the people under direct military occupation. In the Jenin refugee camp alone, the U.S.-Israeli aggressors killed hundreds of civilians, razing whole neighborhoods to the ground. Major cities and towns throughout the West Bank are occupied by the Israeli military and the Palestinian Authority remains under siege. Thousands of Palestinians have been killed and wounded and thousands more have been imprisoned. Whole towns have been deprived of vital necessities, including food, medicine, water and electricity for days at a time.
Peoples everywhere have come out in demonstrations and political movements to support the Palestinian liberation struggle and demand the complete cutoff of U.S. aid to the aggressors, an end to Israeli occupation and recognition of the sovereign right of the Palestinians to organize their own independent state.
These actions are not only a powerful support for the Palestinian liberation struggle. They are expressing the conscience of humanity and opening a new front in the international struggle against U.S. imperialism's program of fascism and war.
In the U.S., broad sections of the people, including a new generation of anti-war activists, have already gone into action and have again put the political demand for an immediate cutoff of U.S. aid to Israel on the political agenda.
The immediate task is to keep this demand in the forefront and carry the struggle through to the end.
As recent events have again proven, U.S. imperialism -- the capitalist class and capitalist government -- will commit any crime in order to maintain Israel as its military outpost in the strategic Middle East.
From day one, it was Bush who gave Sharon the green light to invade the West Bank. It is Bush and U.S. imperialism who condemn the Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority as "terrorist" for resisting Israeli aggression and occupation. It is Bush and U.S. imperialism who sponsor Israel's state-terrorism to the tune of $14 million/day.
For fifty years, U.S. imperialism has sponsored and relied on Israeli zionism as its military outpost in the oil-rich and strategic Middle East. Over these years, the U.S. has sent more than $100 billion in economic and military aid to Israel and supported Israeli aggression and annexation of Palestine. At its very founding Israel usurped, by force of arms, 80% of Palestine -- murdering and exiling hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. In the 1967 war, Israel grabbed the rest of the West Bank and Gaza and has repeatedly declared its intention to annex more Palestinian land, including Jerusalem. Already over 400,000 Israeli settlers have established themselves in the West Bank while the Palestinian people remain under military rule.
Today, Bush and U.S. imperialism are again talking about "negotiations" and trying to present themselves as "neutral peacemakers." But these are only empty words designed to divert the attention of the peoples from the fact that Israeli zionism is nothing but the creature of U.S. imperialism and that it is U.S. imperialism which is waging war against Palestine.
Thus the peoples must not let the U.S.-Israeli aggressors gain any respite. The Palestinian people will surely continue their struggle until they regain all their inalienable human and national rights, including the right to their own independent state. The demand for Palestinian self-determination is on the agenda -- is a problem taken up for immediate solution.
The American people must do their duty and carry through the struggle to cut off all U.S. aid to Israel.
The Palestinian liberation struggle is calling forth the humanity of all of us. The Palestinian people, like every nation, are asserting their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. This right will be won through the path of struggle against imperialism and in taking up this struggle, the peoples are moving closer to that new world without colonialism, racism, and war -- a world of peace and friendship based on the sovereign equality of all peoples.
Stop U.S. Aid to Israel!