Friday, January 23, 2004

"Radical change cannot be negotiated by governments; it can only be enforced by people. "

This speech points the anti-war, anti-empire, anti-poverty, anti-human rights agenda in the direction that it desperately needs to be pointed toward.

"Our resistance has to begin with a refusal to accept the legitimacy of the US occupation of Iraq. It means acting to make it materially impossible for Empire to achieve its aims. It means soldiers should refuse to fight, reservists should refuse to serve, workers should refuse to load ships and aircraft with weapons."

We have to stop expecting something out there to solve all of our problems for us. The world is in the situation that it is in because we have allowed it to become that way. We have to change it. That means we refuse to support the neoliberal agenda that is destroying so many people's lives. It won't be long before even us Amerikans are those people. Our tentative hold on stability is slowly dissolving. We must get out of debt! We must stop driving our dirty cars! We must only support agendas that focus on the sustainability of this planet that we live on! We must have a victory over violence right now, in our own lives!

"The Project for the New American Century seeks to perpetuate inequity and establish American hegemony at any price, even if it's apocalyptic. The World Social Forum demands justice and survival."

"For these reasons, we must consider ourselves at war."

The weapons exist to fight this war. They are our hearts and minds. They are our undefeatable spirit. They are our words and the actions we take in our everyday lives. They are compassion and courage and wisdom. They are our very lives.

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