October 20, 2001
Operation Enduring Protest
by Liza Featherstone The Nation
On Saturday, October 13, a cry to stop the bombing in Afghanistan was heard all over the world. More than 20,000 demonstrators in London, 15,000 in Berlin, 10,000 in San Francisco and thousands more in Sweden, Nepal, South Korea, Nigeria and elsewhere called for peace. A rally in New York City's Washington Square was comparatively small, attracting some 700 people.
That rally, organized by War Is Not the Answer, one of several emerging New York City peace coalitions, attracted New Yorkers of varying races and nationalities, but the 1960s generation was heavily represented. Protester Curtis Mack of Crown Heights avoided the draft during the Vietnam War, even though his seven brothers fought. He said, "We need a peaceful solution to this mess. Why can't we all just get along?" Smiling sheepishly at his reference to Rodney King's famously naïve plea, he explained, "I don't have all the answers, but this is what I feel in my heart." Still, performers and speakers were hardly limited to the usual left suspects. The Rev. Al Sharpton eloquently drove home the point that war is "not patriotism," a refrain now echoed by peace activists nationwide. Full Article
The Story we Hear on the News and Read in the
Newspapers is simply not believable
by Stan Goff
I'm a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant. That doesn't cut much for those who will only accept the opinions of former officers on military matters, since we enlisted swine are assumed to be incapable of grasping the nuances of doctrine. Full Article
A New Era has begun
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He had called the Palestinians "lice" and "vermin" and "cancer", and he had urged their "transfer" or "extermination". Just Monday he has tendered his resignation as Minister of Tourism, insisting that Ariel Sharon was being too moderate and too compromising. Now he is the first Israeli Government Minister ever assassinated by Palestinians in a struggle that keeps spiraling monthly into one still blooodier and more revengeful. Full Article
And what will happen, if America lose?
By Ali Merzho Kavkaz Center
Every possible analytics and international observers even more often are asked a question in connection with the beginning of full-scale wars in Central Asia - and what will happen, if America will lose this war? You see not the fact that victory is in pocket of Washington. Moreover, the Afghan army shows not only the capability, but also force. Widely advertised approach of Afghan Uzbek commander Gen. Rashid Dostum to Mazar-e-Sharif, and former subordinates of Ahmed Shah Masood to Kabul has completely failed. Despite of everyday propaganda reports of CNN and hurray-patriotic articles in the western and Russian press, situation in Afghanistan is far from what that represent Pentagon to itself. In this connection, many experts already predict a situation, which can develop in region and in the world as a whole in case of failure of the military action of USA. Full Article
Pimping America's Children From The Oval Office Is A Mother For You!
By Ray Vaughn The Black World Today
Blacks in America simply do not have domination, nor the position to create the animus and hatred in those countries and people to warrant the type of hatred they have against America. Blacks will never dominate the internal, and outer policies and agendum of the United States government at the highest level and therefore will never be able to, plan, formulate and do such despicable atrocities as has been done to nations and people throughout the globe. The fact of the matter is that the Bin Ladens of the world do not tend to decry the general white population as evil ones it is by far the leadership and corporate structure who are the root cause of their hatred.
The fact that blacks were killed was, to use Bush language, "collateral damage." Blacks were surely not the target of the crimes, and I will tell you why. If the original target for the criminals were black people they would explode prisons, jails, and street corners where the brothers hang out drinking 40 ounce bottles of "Gorilla Juice" or "Ignunt Oil" and smoking blunts. They could also target the concrete jungles known as "The Projects." They simply do not have the hatred for blacks. They know blacks mostly get the shit end of the stick when dealing with the same white people.
Brothers and Sisters do not fall into the trap of conjecturing you are responsible for the hatred and contempt much of the Arab and Muslim world has for America. That we suffer is a byproduct of the powers that be. This has been our history Full Article
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