Solidarity with the workers and peoples of France

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We express our solidarity with the workers and peoples of France in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris which have claimed the lives of more than 128 people. We unite with the workers and peoples of the world in condemning these attacks on civilians and the ISIS for perpetrating these.

The dust has not yet settled but French Pres. Francois Hollande has already called the attacks “an act of war.” The imperialist powers will surely use these terrorist attacks as a pretext to intensify wars of aggression outside of their countries and impose fascist measures on the workers and peoples of their countries. They will surely use these attacks to further whip up terrorism scare, racism, xenophobia, anti-migrant prejudices and religious bigotry.

We are calling on the workers and peoples of the world to translate our grief and solidarity into knowledge of the historical causes of the attacks. The ISIS, for example, was created by the US to further its terrorist agenda. Let us be critical and not be swayed by the propaganda of imperialists, who have used similar attacks in the past to try to justify terrorism on a greater scale. Let us be very clear: Our grief is not a call for imperialist wars of aggression.

We are calling on all progressive organizations to intensify efforts to educate the workers and peoples of the world about the historical causes of the attacks, how these have been used by imperialists to advance their interests, and the need to end imperialism and its attendant plunder and wars of aggression around the world.

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