This is what imperialist democracy looks like

Take the fundamental laws of modern states, take their administration, take freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, or “equality of all citizens before the law,” and you will see at every turn evidence of the hypocrisy of bourgeois democracy with which every honest and class-conscious worker is familiar. There is not a single state, however democratic, which has no loopholes or reservations in its constitution guaranteeing the bourgeoisie the possibility of dispatching troops against the workers, of proclaiming martial law, and so forth, in case of a “violation of public order,” and actually in case the exploited class “violates” its position of slavery and tries to behave in a non-slavish manner.

 – V. I. Lenin: “The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky”

(More video on Left Spot’s blog)

I was at the protests against the RNC in St. Paul over Labor Day weekend. Now more and more videos and articles are coming out like the video above that show the heavy repression that was endured by the people who came to St. Paul. Homes were raided at gun point, and in all over 800 people were arrested. Here are three very good articles from Fight Back! News covering the protests.

30,000 march against war on Day 1 of the RNC

Video: Anti-war protest on Day 4 of RNC

Anti-war march challenges McCain on last day of RNC

Please see also:

In Support of the Twin Cities RNC Welcoming Committee – Friends of the RNC 8

One response to “This is what imperialist democracy looks like

  1. Reminds me of the protests I attended in Pakistan during the Emergency. I never thought it will look so similar over their in your country.

    Here is my note of appreciation:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cmkp_pk/message/12324

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