"The flight of US industry from US shores to find cheaper resources and labor with no unions and no environmental, or health, or safety regulations is a process known as globalization and has required new military thinking. To protect US corporate interests abroad we now have our military in over 135 countries with close to 800 permanent foreign military bases. Our now globalized economy will mean permanent war as US corporate-controlled government seeks to protect US corporate interests abroad.
"As national populations in these countries seek to reclaim their national resources and wealth for their own people, they will be accused of terrorism. And so as Bush told us, we will have a permanent war on terror. War will be part of politics in this country from now on. As the US military enters country after country in the interests of corporations and the class that they represent, they use a common tactic called divide-and-conquer.
"They seek to divide the population, breaking down their unity and solidarity and supporting one against the other. So, we see Sunni versus Shia, Kurd versus Arab, one tribal leader versus the next. The peace movement in this country has also been divided. We have been unable to find a way to work together, and this has been one reason the peace movement in this country has not approached its potential.
There will be a national peace conference in Albany, New York July 23, 24, and 25.