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Long Live John
On a Move and
greetings to all assembled for 911. It is the fourth anniversary
of this event and for many of us that is in itself is a reason to
celebrate the growth and expansion of our struggle.
For most however
911 means something else. Forever in the American mind 911 will
be day of shock of disbelief of sorrow and of loss. Like a flash
photo image superimposed on the retina the specter of planes circling
vultures, the twin towers of midtown Manhattan repeats itself in
the minds eye revealing itself over and over again.
political media and economic elites have done with Nine-eleven
however should be cause for concern to all of us. For the shock
and sorrow and yes the rage born from the flames of nine-eleven
have been used by these elites to reward the very culprits
who brought nine-eleven into being. Those elites have bequeathed
billions if not trillions more to the military industrial complex
that armed, trained, and justified the mujhadeen in Afghanistan
in the first place.
The late Pakistani
scholar Ekbar Ahmed in his last book Terrorism: theres
and ours, points out that the entire Muslim world was mobilized
to fight the evil empire as Regan called the former Soviet Union.
Ahmed wrote quote I have seen plane loads of them arriving
from Algeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, even from Palestine,
where at that time Israel was supporting Hammas against Al-Fata
Yasser Arafats faction of the PLO. These people were brought
in, given an ideology and told that armed struggle is virtuous and
the whole notion of jihad as an international pan Islamic terrorist
movement was born. The U.S. has spent billions in producing the
bin ladens of our time.
In 1986 I visited
the camp they hit in Zahawa Afghanistan, it was a CIA sponsored
camp, Ahmed writes. There in the poverty stricken dusty mountains
of Afghanistan the beginnings of 911 were born. What we saw in the
second week of September 2001 was mearly what the late Malcolm X
called the chickens coming home to roost.
Deep down in
our hearts away from the polls, away from the politicians we know
We really do.
come the oil barrens, the Rumsfelds, Cheneys and the boy king Bush,
bomb Iraq they say. Americans are looking at a new colonialism that
will leave a taste as fowl in the mouth as the last one. Vicious,
rapacious greed, priming the pump of war, a war that will enrich
the few by raising oil prices. Impoverish the many and so the seeds
of Islamic and Arab hatred that will last into the next century.
If you are
against the empire of war, hatred, greed and new colonialism join
We are growing.
I thank you
On a Move Long Live John Africa.
Free the Move
Nine, and Free the Angola three.
To freedom for
us all this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
2003 Mumia Abu-Jamal
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