Abu-Jamal's Radio Broadcasts
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On a MOVE, long
live John Africa.
knows after the mass protests that were held in cities around the
earth over half a year ago, is that the forces of the US government
could care less about the popular protests that shook the planet.
They could care less because they do not serve the interests of
the people, but the privileged. They do not serve the many, they
serve the few. They serve Wall Street, Petroleum Row, Harkin Oil
and Halliburton. In their heart of hearts democracy is just a dirty
word. They don't really care about the latest rounds of protest
that are being raised against the war. They have their hands on
the levers of power and they don't want to let go. Those who dare
to lie to the American people to start a needless war could care
less that there are millions of people who oppose it. That's why
they chose the vehicle of fear, the spector of terrorism to justify
the Iraq attack when every school child now know that the Baghdad
government had nothing to do with the events of 911.
But the Bush
regime has used that fear, that anxiety, that sense of being under
attack to stoke the fires of war and now the US is involved in building
and protecting a colony in the heart of the Middle East.
It isn't enough
to simply say "bring the troops home" as some have said.
For to do so only means bring them home today and unleash them on
some other unsuspecting people tomorrow. That is the recipe for
postponing war, not ending it. War is indeed big business, but it
more than that. It is a social tool by which governments have always
mobilized larger social forces for their political ends. The ends
of government- what has this always been?
Why do you think
the Bushites have unleashed the somber Ashcroft upon the American
people- a man who lost a senate election to a dead man is now the
ultimate arbiter of who may exercise civil rights in this new era?
being thrown because politicians don't like their tee shirts, thousands
are locked in dark gulags in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They're denied
lawyers, are being held incommunicato and face torture. When some
have dared to file suits against the fundamental violations of human
rights, they're told that because this site is in Cuba, the US suddenly
lacks jurisdiction. What legalized dribble. If the US doesn't have
jurisdiction, who does??
Cuba, the UN??
Clearly, the solution to the egregious human rights violations in
Guantanamo Bay will not be found in US courts. Just as the solution
to these wars, or empire will not be found in anti-war marches.
This is but a beginning not an end. To be truly anti-imperialist
means to oppose the soft imperialism of the Democrats and the hard
imperialism of the Republicans. Both imperialisms are fundamentally
wrong, for they begin with the false premise that Americans know
best how other people should live their lives and organize their
One cannot believe
in self-determination and imperialism. Those two views are incompatible.
To be truly anti-imperialist means organizing, not demonstrations,
but mass movements that pose an alternative to the deadly status
quo. It means believing and fighting for the idea that another world
is possible, it means thinking of the peoples of this world as the
same as us, not them, it means the renunciation of white supremacy,
it means a foreign policy truly based upon simple humility instead
of domination, it means real transformation of the way things are
done here and that means change; revolution.
It means this,
or it means nothing.
For if these
steps aren't taken, generations will be plunged into bloody and
needless wars-wars fought for wealthy elite based on lies and fear
and greed. It means a surrender of your children and grandchildren
to wars of ignorance, it means in fact, endless war.
NO TO IMPERIAL
WAR, DOWN WITH THE BUSH REGIME
From Death Row,
this is Mumia Abu-Jamal
On a MOVE, long
live John AFrica
2003 Mumia Abu-Jamal
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"Faith of Our Fathers: An Examination of the Spiritual Life
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