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Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks on Global Corporatization

International Action Center (IAC) info on FTAA events in Quebec. Commentary by Mumia on threats of Globalization.
@ anti-FTAA demonstrations around the country

*Look for our flags, banners and contingents at anti-FTAA
demonstrations in Quebec City, Buffalo, San Diego/Tijuana and at
solidarity actions around the country!*

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more information.

Below is a MESSAGE FROM MUMIA ABU-JAMAL to the anti-globalization
movement. We will be distributing it widely at these demonstrations.

"I think that we must pay strict attention to the Seattle experience. On
the front lines of the popular rebellion against the WTO, this anti-
globalist fervor showed the common interests of students, of anti-
imperialists, of human rights activists, and labor. What the movement
demonstrated is the power of mass mobilization—and the ability of the
people to derail something that was previously seen and feared as
inevitable: the globalist domination of Western capitol.

"What mass humanist movements teach us all is that nothing is
inevitable. That the power of the people can indeed build obstacles to
the selfish interests of the rich. And that globalism can and indeed must
be opposed by forms of globalist resistance. That nationalities are
usually false illusions that what we have in common are humanity,
crosses national borders.

"Globalism as a form of imperial economic domination knows no
borders. When you look at vast multi-national corporations, like Mobil
or Exxon or General Motors, these aren't American corporations
anymore. They are global entities that may have been formed in the
U.S. or created or even born, but may have outgrown the cradle and
operate in a plethora of languages, using many various currencies, on
most continents.

"They fund government repression and environmental degradation and
devastation in Nigeria, industrial pollution in Russia and political
corruption in Peru. They are masters of governments, not citizens. Let
us learn from them and build global networks of resistance—global
resistance units—that speak in all tongues, and builds on all fronts.

"For the future of the globe will belong to the people, or will be a
lifeless poisoned sponge for the privileged few. There is no other
alternative. Let us learn how to grow, how to expand, and then how to

On a move, Long Live John Africa
Your brother, Mumia

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