Point of Orientation on the Events in San Bernardino, California, December 2, 2015:

December 3, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


As we write this statement, the motivations behind the horrible killings of 14 people and injuring of 21 people in San Bernardino, California, are not yet clear. What is clear is that some political forces are using these murders to promote jingo-ist and chauvinist attitudes and policies, especially against Muslim people in general. In addition, there is the continual murderous aggression against countries in the Middle East carried out by the U.S. and other powers like France and Britain, and moves to “ramp that up.” 

Whatever the actual character of the events in San Bernardino turns out to be, such chauvinist attitudes and policies—as well as calls for greater surveillance and repression, which will inevitably be used against ALL political forces (as it recently was in France, when “emergency powers” were used to arrest and suppress people in the movement protesting the environmental plunder carried out by this system)—should be firmly opposed. 

As things become clearer, we may have more to say on various issues that may have been bound up with these murders. 


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