멋지게 Nice choice(link)


we stand for peace & justice!!

Social 조회 수 2310 추천 수 0 2003.04.10 17:22:12
국제반전서명 및 기사

글의 마지막에 서명하는 곳이 있습니다.

http://www.zmag.org/wspj/index.cfm

We Work for Peace & Justice

Building a movement powerful enough to stop the war in Iraq or to
successfully curb a next war in Syria or Iran or Venezuela, involves many
factors. Among these, and perhaps the most fundamental, is sufficient
numbers.

To successfully challenge those in power, our movement must constantly grow
in numbers as well as consciousness and commitment. We must reach out to
people who are against the war, but who have not yet acted on their beliefs.
We must reach out to people who are troubled by what they are witnessing,
but who have not yet decided to oppose the war and the policies behind it.
We must reach out as well to those who now support the war, but without full
knowledge of the context, history, and implications.

A key task therefore, in addition to demonstrating, is to talk to people, to
hear their misgivings, their confusions, and their insights, and to provide
an alternative viewpoint able to generate critical solidarity that can last.
We need to address the people whose addresses we don’t have. We need to go
door to door in neighborhoods and dorms, and we need to do it over and over.
We need to talk to coworkers on the job, to people who we encounter during
the day shopping, to our neighbors, and to the person next to us in class or
in church or wherever we may be. We need to organize.

On a larger scale, our collective efforts can also reach out to audiences
beyond our current membership. Our marches can go through neighborhoods
instead of only downtown. People on the marches can go and talk with those
who will inevitably be drawn to watch such events. Thousands of groups can
go into shopping areas and set up tables and then talk to those in the area.
Talk. Talk. That is the foundation of building larger demonstrations, deeper
commitment, and raising costs for elites, and thus winning change.

If 100 or 500 or 5,000 or 50,000 people or more are ready and willing to
block streets or obstruct buildings as a means of pressuring elites in a
context where support is growing, that’s wonderful, especially when the
targets are part of the war machine, as in the efforts to block military
trains in Europe. But shouldn’t as many people, the next day, or the day
before, or both, be willing to spread out and talk to the population,
facilitating their becoming actively involved as well?

Our demonstrations create a context that facilitates reaching out to
organize the populace, but as important as they are, marches, rallies, and
obstructions won’t by themselves do that organizing. To hear views and to
change minds requires that we listen and then convey evidence, arguments,
and also sympathy and respect for where people are at. It takes talk.

To win against this war, the next war, and the causes of war and of
injustice more broadly, we need to assemble tens of millions of active,
committed movement members. But even if we continually talk to those who
disagree with us, how can we know what we are accomplishing, and what can be
our point of entry?

A possible technique would be for all of us, worldwide, to go to people with
a statement for them to sign -- something that’s timely but that won’t
grow stale, something that is concrete and specific, but that is also
universal enough for international use and thorough enough so that to get
signatures we will have to address all the issues that obstruct people
becoming actively involved in a growing movement for peace and justice.

Maybe something like this:

“I stand for peace and justice.

I stand for democracy and autonomy. I don’t think the U.S. or any other
country should ignore the popular will and violate and weaken international
law, seeking to bully and bribe votes in the Security Council.

I stand for internationalism. I oppose any nation spreading an ever
expanding network of military bases around the world and producing an
arsenal unparalleled in the world.

I stand for equity. I don’t think the U.S. or any other country should seek
empire. I don’t think the U.S. ought to control Middle Eastern oil on
behalf of U.S. corporations and as a wedge to gain political control over
other countries.

I stand for freedom. I oppose brutal regimes in Iraq and elsewhere but I
also oppose the new doctrine of "preventive war," which guarantees permanent
and very dangerous conflict, and is the reason why the U.S. is now regarded
as the major threat to peace in much of the world. I stand for a democratic
foreign policy that supports popular opposition to imperialism,
dictatorship, and political fundamentalism in all its forms.

I stand for solidarity. I stand for and with all the poor and the excluded.
Despite massive disinformation millions oppose unjust, illegal, immoral war,
and I want to add my voice to theirs. I stand with moral leaders all over
the world, with world labor, and with the huge majority of the populations
of countries throughout the world.

I stand for diversity. I stand for an end to racism directed against
immigrants and people of color. I stand for an end to repression at home and
abroad.

I stand for peace. I stand against this war and against the conditions,
mentalities, and institutions that breed and nurture war and injustice.

I stand for sustainability. I stand against the destruction of forests,
soil, water, environmental resources, and biodiversity on which all life
depends.

I stand for justice. I stand against economic, political, and cultural
institutions that promote a rat race mentality, huge economic and power
inequalities, corporate domination even unto sweatshop and slave labor,
racism, and gender and sexual hierarchies.

I stand for policies which redirect the money used for war and military
spending to provide healthcare, education, housing, and jobs.

I stand for a world whose political, economic, and social institutions
foster solidarity, promote equity, maximize participation, celebrate
diversity, and encourage full democracy.

I stand for peace and justice and, more, I pledge to work for peace and
justice.”

If a million or more new people in many countries around the world come to
understand and to agree with this statement, it will have powerful short and
long run repercussions, enlarging our movement and giving it a positive
tone, as well. We therefore think this is an approach worth considering. At
any rate, we ought to organize, organize, organize -- among those not yet
organized.


Please join Ezequiel Adamovsky, Vittorio Agnoletto, Michael Albert, Tariq
Ali, Patrick Bond, Leslie Cagan, Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Eduardo
Galeano, Susan George, Marta Harnecker, Boris Kagarlitsky, George Monbiot,
Suren Moodlar, Hector Mondragon, Tanya Reinhart, Carola Reintjes, Arundhati
Roy, Lydia Sargent, Howard Zinn, and many more in signing the following
statement by using this form -- and, even more, please join us in working to
encourage other people to sign it, and for them in turn to get others to
sign it.
List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 날짜 조회 수sort
» Social we stand for peace & justice!! no war 2003-04-10 2310
75 [가사] 憂歌団 - おそうじオバチャン [1] go 2013-12-27 1495
74 [가사] 에레나 - 하얀색 행진곡 [1] 공중캠프 2014-01-21 1464
73 [가사] 에레나 - 입맞춤의 Swing [1] 공중캠프 2014-01-21 1426
72 [가사] 에레나 - 밤이 듣는다 [1] 공중캠프 2014-01-21 1424
71 [가사]Tenniscoats テニスコーツ- Baibaba Bimba [4] ㅌㅈ 2011-04-25 1408
70 坂本慎太郎(사카모토 신타로) - 死者より(죽은 자로부터) HYEMIN 2013-01-06 1269
69 Music [가사] 권나무 - 선택의 문제 [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-26 1238
68 ゆらゆら帝国(유라유라제국) - 太陽の白い粉(태양의 흰 가루) [4] HYEMIN 2012-03-16 1223
67 [가사]原田知世(하라다 토모요)-くちなしの丘(쿠치나시의 오카) ㅌㅈ 2011-05-01 1155
66 [가사]野坂昭如(노사카아키유키)-マリリンモンローノーリターン마리린먼로 노 리턴 [2] ㅌㅈ 2011-06-08 1135
65 [가사] 권나무 - 아무것도 몰랐군 [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-26 1129
64 斉藤和義 self-cover 「ずっとウソだった」 [1] go 2011-04-08 1102
63 [가사]小沢健二(오자와 켄지)-夢が夢なら(꿈이 꿈이라면) ㅌㅈ 2012-03-13 1093
62 Music go 2010-01-24 1071
61 [가사] RCサクセション - トランジスタ・ラジオ [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-03 1043
60 앞으로의 전망이 기대되는 OGRE YOU ASSHOLE [2] HYEMIN 2012-11-29 1026
59 [가사] 권나무 - 노래가 필요할 때 [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-26 1014
58 [가사] 권나무 - 이건 편협한 사고 [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-26 1009
57 [가사] RCサクセション - 激しい雨 [1] 공중캠프 2016-05-03 1005



XE Login