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imperialism is war against the poor

New anti-imperialist poster, here for download
catchy new poster- pin it, glue it, tape it, tack it!

Text on poster:

IMPERIALISM IS WAR AGAINST THE POOR

-the top 1% of people in the US own between 40-50% of US wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 95% of people.

-Today's US prison population of 1.8 billion represents a growth of +800% in the past 30 years. Per capita, the US incacerates more people than any other nation, most for non-violent offenses.

-US soldiers killed in Iraq:1,363 (Jan 05) wounded: 12,000-20,000.
soldiers face increasing risk of having their duty extended beyond their initial contracts, recruiters are allowed to lie to potential recruits to get them to sign up for the frint lines. Who pays the price for war profits made by a few corporations? Who supports the disabled and families of the dead?

-Iraqi deaths resulting from the US occupation (Jan 05): estimate of 100,000 people. Pre-invasion sanctions enforced by the USA claimed the lives of over 100,000 kids, all while stengthening the reign of Sadaam Hussein. US corporations Honeywell, Spectra Physics, Semetex, TI Coating, Tektronix, Rockwell, Leybold Vacuum Systems, Finnegan-MAT-USA, Hewlett-Packard, Dupont, Eastman Kodak, American Type Culture Collection, Alcolac International, Consarc, Carl Zeiss, Cerebrus, International Computer Systems, Bechtel, EZ Logic Data Systems, Canberra Industries Inc, Axel Electronics, all sold Hussein weapons he used to kill Iraqis, and now sell to the US to kill Iraqis.

YOUR LIFE IS THE BOTTOM LINE

fascism(n): a system of government that a) exalts nation and/or race above the individual, b) uses violence, propaganda, dehumanization, and censorship to forcibly suppress political opposition and c)engages in corporatism. Fascism necessitates conditions of severe economic and social regimentation (see IMPERIALISM).

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Sorry about that.. 17.Jan.2005 06:33

mb

I think j posted the wrong flier. Here you go.

errr... 19.Jan.2005 11:49

j

sorry- just to clarify, the pyramid poster above is something I made, and I accidently posted the PCLF poster instead on the initial article. The PCLF rocks, and so does my poster. They are two separate things though. oh, embarrasment...