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Message to Anti-War Protests: "Wars Without End--Again"

By Mumia Abu-Jamal  Posted by Hans Bennett (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

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Listen to Mumia's anti-war speech here. 

Wars Without End -- Again!

{speech writ. 10/14/07,  for this weekend's anti-war demonstrations on both coasts}

(c) '07 Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Ona Move! LLJA!

Thanx for your invitation for me to speak to you today!

For millions of people (I among them) the Nov. 2006 elections marked a major turning point in U.S. politics -- or so we thought.

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The elections had one, single motivation: to end the Iraq war.

Well, the elections changed majorities in Congress. But did it change U.S. policy?

Nope.

Before the numbers of votes could all be counted, you heard the backtracking: "we must be cautious"; "if we leave now, there'd be chaos", etc., etc.

Now, Democrats say openly that no significant troop withdrawal can come before 2012- 5 more years!

And then, don't you think you'll hear an additional 5 or 10 years?

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War isn't a Democratic or Republican project - it is a corporate one, where both corporate parties play the game laid down by their sponsors and contributors.

Here we see the convergence between neo liberals and neo conservatives, who join in their service to corporate power. Their 'fight' (if it can be called that) is over who can represent their bosses best (and, by this, I don't mean voters!)

But, people, working through popular movements, can change how politicians think, speak, and even act.

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Hans Bennett is a multi-media journalist mostly focusing on the movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners. An archive of his work is available at insubordination.blogspot.com and he is also co-founder of "Journalists for Mumia," (more...)
 

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