Re: [NetBehaviour] Fwd: The conscience of the people speaks

Posted by marc garrett | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 5:07 a.m.

Hi Michael and all,

"This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill on
stem cell research, saying he couldn't support the 'taking of innocent
human life'. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air strike, while
casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush (and Tony Blair)
oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire." Independent 22nd July 06.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article1190527.ece

The front page of the Independent today says it all really...
http://news.independent.co.uk

marc

>This is a tad late, I know. I'm just leaving the
>house.
>I urge any Brits within reach of one of these demos to
>attend ( don't know what's happening in the US I'm
>afraid)
>best
>michael
>
>--- Stop the War Coalition <office@stopwar.org.uk>
>wrote:
>
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>>To: stwc@lists.riseup.net
>>Subject: The conscience of the people speaks
>>Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 22:06:14 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: "Stop the War Coalition"
>><office@stopwar.org.uk>
>>
>>STOP THE WAR COALITION
>>NEWSLETTER No. 2006/26
>>22 July 2006
>>Email office@stopwar.org.uk
>>Telephone 020 7278 6694
>>Web: www.stopwar.org.uk
>>
>>IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
>>1) THE CONSCIENCE OF THE PEOPLE
>>2) ISRAEL'S CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
>>3) HEZBOLLAH, HAMAS AND ISRAEL
>>
>>************************************
>>1) THE CONSCIENCE OF THE PEOPLE
>>As Israel orders the whole population of southern
>>lebanon to flee their homes before a full-scale
>>invasion of Lebanon, the whole world except George
>>Bush and Tony Blair says Israel's war crimes must
>>stop now. Virtually every government in the world is
>>calling for an immediate ceasefire, with the only
>>exceptions being George Bush and his slavishly
>>obedient servant Tony Blair. Everyone knows who the
>>Archibishop of Canterbury was talking about when he
>>said, ""We really do have to ask whether some
>>western governments are catching up with the
>>consciences of their people."
>>
>>Today, 22 July 2006, that conscience of the people
>>will be heard in emergency demonstrations all over
>>the world. In London and other cities and towns
>>across Britain, the protests calling for an end to
>>Israel's crimes against humanity will say yet again
>>to Tony Blair that his warmongering is not in the
>>name of the British people and demand that the
>>British government adds its voice to the call for an
>>immediate ceasefire.
>>
>>Israel is sytematically destroying two countries,
>>Lebanon and Palestinian Gaza. None of us can stand
>>aside in silence and watch this happen. Join the
>>demonstrations taking place in London today and
>>across Britain (details below), when the conscience
>>of the British people will speak.
>>
>>EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION
>>END ISRAEL'S BARBARISM NOW
>>LONDON: SATURDAY 22 JULY
>>
>>ASSEMBLE WHITEHALL PLACE, SW1, 12 NOON
>>(Nearest tube: Embankment. Please note there are
>>some tube restrictions this
>>weekend)
>>
>>ROUTE: Whitehall Place, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall,
>>Piccadilly, Berkeley
>>Street, Grosvenor Square (by US Embassy), Park Lane,
>>Hyde Park.
>>
>>ORGANISED BY: Stop the War Coalition, Palestine
>>Solidarity Campaign, Muslim
>>Association of Britain, British Muslim Initiative,
>>Lebanese organisations.
>>
>>STEWARDS NEEDED FOR LONDON DEMONSTRATION: If you
>>would like to help us
>>organise the demonstration, come to the stewards'
>>meeting point: Embankment Tube at 10.00am
>>
>>EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATIONS ROUND THE COUNTRY:
>>Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh,
>>Exeter, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Manchester, Newcastle,
>>Norwich, Sheffield, Southampton, York.
>>FOR DETAILS GO TO: http://tinyurl.com/naz5d
>>
>>************************************
>>2) ISRAEL'S CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
>>Writer Dahr Jamail details the international laws
>>which Israel is committing in its onslaught on
>>Lebanon and Gaza, in which he concludes: "To
>>initiate a war of aggression, is not only an
>>international crime; it is the supreme international
>>crime differing only from other war crimes in that
>>it contains within itself the accumulated evil of
>>the whole. This is exactly what Israel is doing in
>>Lebanon,aided and abetted by the leaders of the US
>>government and all those who support them.
>>TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, GO TO:
>>http://tinyurl.com/h237o
>>
>>************************************
>>3) HEZBOLLAH, HAMAS AND ISRAEL
>>Writer Alexander Cockburn writes:
>>"So here we are, 24 years after Israel did its best
>>to destroy Lebanon in 1982, here it is doing it all
>>over again. Since Israel can't endure the idea of
>>any just settlement for Palestinians, it's the only
>>thing it knows how to do. Call Lebanon a
>>terror-haven and bomb it back to the stone age. Call
>>Gaza a terror-haven and bomb its power plant, first
>>stop on the journey back to the stone age. Bomb
>>Damascus. Bomb Teheran.
>>
>>Of course they won't destroy Hezbollah. Every time
>>they kill another Lebanese family, they multiply
>>hatred of Israel and support for Hezbollah. They've
>>even unified the parliament in Baghdad, which just
>>voted unanimously -- Sunnis and Shi'ites and Kurds
>>alike -- to deplore Israel's conduct and to call
>>for a ceasefire.
>>TO READ THIS ESSENTIAL ARTICLE GO TO:
>>http://tinyurl.com/r6goc
>>
>>************************************
>>EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION
>>END ISRAEL'S BARBARISM NOW
>>LONDON: SATURDAY 22 JULY
>>ASSEMBLE WHITEHALL PLACE, SW1, 12 NOON
>>(Nearest tube: Embankment. Please note there are
>>some tube restrictions this
>>weekend)
>>
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  • Helen Varley Jamieson | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 5:29 a.m.
    i also just heard on the news that the usa is fast-tracking a special
    order of guided missiles to israel as we speak ... & earlier this
    evening heard condoleeza rice describe the attrocities as "the birth
    pangs of a new middle east" ... !!!!!!! i doubt the civilians dying
    in southern lebanon would equate the experience to "birth pangs" ...

    there were protests here in NZ today but the info was woefully too
    little too late & i didn't know about it until it was over. a couple
    of hundred people in each of auckland & wellington i believe.

    h : (

    At 12:11 PM +0100 22/7/06, marc wrote:
    >Hi Michael and all,
    >
    >"This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill
    >on stem cell research, saying he couldn't support the 'taking of
    >innocent human life'. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air
    >strike, while casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush
    >(and Tony Blair) oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire."
    >Independent 22nd July 06.
    >http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article1190527.ece
    >
    >The front page of the Independent today says it all really...
    >http://news.independent.co.uk
    >
    >marc
    >

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  • marc garrett | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 5:35 a.m.
    Hi Helen,

    We are living in truly depressing times ruled by truly disgusting people...

    marc

    > i also just heard on the news that the usa is fast-tracking a special
    > order of guided missiles to israel as we speak ... & earlier this
    > evening heard condoleeza rice describe the attrocities as "the birth
    > pangs of a new middle east" ... !!!!!!! i doubt the civilians dying
    > in southern lebanon would equate the experience to "birth pangs" ...
    >
    > there were protests here in NZ today but the info was woefully too
    > little too late & i didn't know about it until it was over. a couple
    > of hundred people in each of auckland & wellington i believe.
    >
    > h : (
    >
    > At 12:11 PM +0100 22/7/06, marc wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Michael and all,
    >>
    >> "This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill on
    >> stem cell research, saying he couldn't support the 'taking of
    >> innocent human life'. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air
    >> strike, while casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush
    >> (and Tony Blair) oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire."
    >> Independent 22nd July 06.
    >> http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article1190527.ece
    >>
    >> The front page of the Independent today says it all really...
    >> http://news.independent.co.uk
    >>
    >> marc
    >>
    >
    >

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  • Helen Varley Jamieson | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 5:49 a.m.
    is it time for the revolution then?

    At 12:40 PM +0100 22/7/06, marc wrote:
    >Hi Helen,
    >
    >We are living in truly depressing times ruled by truly disgusting people...
    >
    >marc
    >

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  • marc garrett | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 6:25 a.m.
    Hi Helen,

    We need something like that - cuz those shallow, rich. powerful boyz
    cannot handle their resposibilties...

    marc

    > is it time for the revolution then?
    >
    > At 12:40 PM +0100 22/7/06, marc wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Helen,
    >>
    >> We are living in truly depressing times ruled by truly disgusting
    >> people...
    >>
    >> marc
    >>
    >
    >

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  • Jim Andrews | Sat Jul 22nd 2006 7:55 a.m.
    > We are living in truly depressing times ruled by truly disgusting
    > people...
    >
    > marc

    i remember once seeing an interview with the wife of a mobster. she claimed
    she didn't know. she was married to him for a long time. she looked into the
    camera when she said it and looked very confused and sincere. maybe if you
    manage to successfully live in denial long enough, you do not know that you
    know.

    second, oddly, one of my fave movies comes to mind: body heat. there's a
    scene where the anti-hero talks with the mobster-linked husband whom the
    anti-hero and the femme fatale--who is married to the mob-linked business
    man--will later murder for his money.

    the anti-hero and the husband are talking about a guy whom the husband never
    liked, never respected, because "he wasn't willing to do what is necessary".
    The anti-hero says "ya i hate that sort of guy; you know, i'm that sort of
    guy". the implication had been the guy was not willing to strike down anyone
    who got in his way. our nations elect leaders who are "willing to do what is
    necessary", in this sense, and our populations react like the first
    mobster's wife, as though they don't know.

    ja
    http://vispo.com
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