The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Demo in Support of Migrants Banned

Nov 23, 2015

Lutte Ouvrière statement published November 19:

It is significant that the first victim of the state of emergency established by the government, supported by all the politicians of the bourgeoisie, is the demonstration called in solidarity with migrants, planned for the Paris region this Sunday. The heads of the local governments pushed through a by-law banning “demonstrations in public in the entire area surrounding Paris.”

Justified in the name of the “war on terrorism,” the state of emergency is used against those who must flee their own countries because of the terror used by ISIS against them. This state of emergency is also used against people in France who express their solidarity with these migrants fleeing ISIS.

The ban against this demonstration clearly shows the swindle of the government, which consists of diverting the legitimate emotions felt by the entire population of France against the horror of these terrorist attacks, in order to try to brainwash us to accept the politics of going to war in the Middle East. This swindle benefits from the complicity of all the bourgeoisie’s political parties, from the National Front to the Socialist Party.

The pretense of protecting the population is a dirty lie. From the government left to the extreme right, all the parties make political gestures that are not only useless against terrorist groups, but also contribute to aggravating a climate of distrust for their victims, according to what countries they come from.

Sowing suspicion and fear is what the terrorist groups want to do.

Lutte Ouvrière joins with all those who protest this ban against the demonstration of solidarity with the migrants and thinks that this censorship against women, men and organizations that clearly reject terrorism, is unacceptable.