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Now is Not the Time to Stay Home

With the George Bush ceding defeat of his gangster politick in the Security Council for another week, with Tony Blair backing away from the last resolution submitted by Britain and the U.S. now is not the time to stay home
Now is Not the Time to Stay Home

By Lloyd Hart


With the George Bush ceding defeat of his gangster politick in the Security Council for another week, with Tony Blair backing away from the last resolution submitted by Britain and the U.S. now is not the time to stay home, now is the time to show up in the largest numbers we have showed up with to date. I know people are a little bit tired of standing around in the cold and withstanding the continuing assault of the corporate media about how irrelevant we are and of course how irrelevant the UN Security Council is becoming, but we have the opportunity of a lifetime. We have the opportunity this weekend in Washington D.C., L.A., San Francisco and around the world to show exactly how irrelevant Yankee Imperialism has become.

Now is the time to get on the bus and get yourself to a rally and march this weekend. Now is the time to shout out the loudest. Now's the time to make our relevance to the central organizing principle of humanity known to the ruling elites. The ruling elite's must now take some lessons from us, the people calling for social and environmental justice for everyone and every living thing on this planet. Because there can be no peace in this world without justice those that would resist linking the present peace movement to the grand array social and environmental injustices being perpetrated on the overwhelming majority of people as well as all living things on this planet must come to the realization that those that are planning the military and colonial takeover of the Arab and Middle Eastern oil states are the same people at the IMF and World Bank who imposed just a few weeks ago an income-tax increase upon the people of Bolivia that sparked widespread protests and led to the deaths of 35 Bolivian citizens at hands of the Bolivian military.

It is important to understand that the ruling elites in America want to militarily control exactly how and where people starve to death as a result of the CIA reported collapse of the world food and water supply that is occurring all around us right now. The last 25 years of Thatcher/Reagan inspired neo liberal policies of privatization imposed on the so-called developing nations by the IMF and World Bank allowing multinational corporations to defacto purchase entire nation's resources and cheap labor have simply been the process of laying the groundwork for today's military enforcement of these same privatization schemes. The U.S. will privatize Arab and Middle Eastern oil states state-owned oil companies with or without the so-called irrelevant U.N. Security Council because it is the U.S. that is out of water. Because it is the U.S. that will be subsidize Exon/Mobile, Unicol, Texaco and British Petroleum with the blood of our youth and that of the Iraqi people. Because it is the U.S. that runs its military tanks, planes and ships on the precious oil that the Arab and Middle Eastern oil states control. Because it is the U.S.'s national security strategy (The Bush Doctrine) to maintain absolute military primacy as the means to take control the global food and water supply for Americans first.

So we must march this weekend and the weekend after that and the weekend after that and the weekend after that, until we have defeated the ruling elites resolve to continue their savage rule of the free people and the precious living environment on this small planet. We must march to the rhythm of our heartbeats and to the songs in our voices. If some of us falter we must carry each other on. For it is history we are making and it is all life on this planet we are defending. So I am asking please, hit the streets this weekend no matter how tired you are or how useless you might think it is, please, please I ask you, from deepest heart felt emotions I can muster, march this weekend! The world leaders must see our resolve, our vision, our unity, our desire to heal this poor sick earth. So I beg you please, march this weekend.

All My Heart
Lloyd Hart

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Teenage Rebellion And The Second Superpower 13.Mar.2003 18:02

RCP

Humanity, quite simply, has shown what it is capable of. American dissident, Phyllis Bennis, writes of how the US superpower has been joined on the world stage by a second superpower - global public opinion. This new superpower is not afraid of anyone.

There is a sense that the tiny group of men manipulating the levers that direct the gargantuan machinery and weaponry of state are discovering that they can choose to ignore the public if they like, but they will surely be destroyed politically in the process. At the end of the day we are more than them; they derive their power from us. This is the golden rule of all Machiavellian 'realism', it is the fundamental lesson of realpolitik - you have to fool the people, you cannot let them see what you are really about. In their sheer, blinding hubris, Blair, Bush, Powell and Perle have simply forgotten this lesson.

It is nevertheless quite possible that the US/UK elite will launch its attack on Iraq, but however easily it demolishes Iraq's conscript army, it cannot demolish the tidal wave of public awareness, commitment and protest that has swept the globe. All around the world, millions of people who seemed never to have been concerned with international politics before - ordinary people living ordinary lives - are watching distant politicians like hawks. This is marvellous!

 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=51&ItemID=3220

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