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"Speech World Can't Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime"

  Rec. 10-30-05


1) 3:21 Mp3 radio speech

 

 

If You Don’t PROTEST Now, It’ll Only Get WORSE!

(Speech writ. 10/29/05 by Mumia Abu-Jamal)

Ona Move! Long Live John Africa!

              Thank you for asking me to speak at The Call for the World Can’t Wait!—Drive Out the Bush Regime!

              I delight in seeing the people mobilize, for by doing so, they begin to realize a simple, yet powerful truth: THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER!

              We are trained to think that the State, the Government, and its instruments of violence and state terror (its cops, its courts, its army of killers, and yes­­--its ‘weapons of mass destruction’) have the power, but none of this is more powerful than the People, who, in the streets, in their assembled bodies, together, resolve to say: “No!”

              Let this be but one such assembly!

              Over the history of this country, if was often only protest, resistance, organized and even mass rebellion, that pushed the forces of repression back into the caverns of darkness.

              The biggest, boldest radical movement of the 19th century was the Abolitionist Movement, often led by brilliant, outspoken ex-slaves, like Frederick Douglass, that pushed legalized slavery off of the table of acceptability. Abolitionists were hated by the rich and powerful of its day, because they rocked the boat, because they challenged an evil system that made them fabulously wealthy. But it was the Abolitionists who were on the right side of history—not the rich and powerful!

              We can learn from that proud and bold history, and build a similar movement today against this plutocracy represented by the Bush Regime!

              But don’t get it twisted: the Rich own both parties, and control the government under either party! That’s the truth!

              Any movement against this madcap Bush Regime must be, at bottom, a movement against Imperialism! It must oppose these wild adventures of wars for oil, and war in defense of lies!

              For, ultimately, protests such as this are protests not so much ‘against’ others, as it is ‘for’ yourselves.

              If you protest today, you might be able to spare your grandchildren from wasting their lives of the bloody altars of oil and empire. If you protest today, you might be able to turn back a government dedicated to dank prison cells, cities choking on industrial waste, secret courts, concentration camps, legalized torture and death. If you protest today, you might be able to turn the river of history away from fear, dread and endless wars, into the direction of hope, justice, and an end to Empire!

              When people protest, they open up other doors of the possible.

              When people protest and organize, they can stop the fanatical defenders of wealth and privilege, who try to turn back the clock of history, where unions are but a memory, and torture, in your name, is but winked away.

              So, I say: “Protest!” “Protest!” “PROTEST!” It is the right thing to do.

              If you don’t Protest, things will only get worse, and worse.

              Thank you! Ona Move! Long Live John Africa!

(Mumia Abu-Jamal has recently written: WE WANT FREEDOM: A Life in the Black Panther Party (Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 2005). It is a work of organizational and personal history. South End: c800-533-8478; Web: www.southendpress .org)

             

  

[Check out Mumia's latest: *WE WANT FREEDOM:
A Life in the Black Panther Party*, from South
End Press (http://www.southendpress.org); Ph.
#1-800-533-8478.] 

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Send our brotha some LOVE and LIGHT at:
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175 Progress Drive
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WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CAN *NOT* REST!!

Submitted by: Sis. Marpessa