Monday, November 07, 2005

The World Can't Wait



Drive Out the Bush Regime
To get involved please visit www.worldcantwait.org




Thousands of protesters staged rallies on November 2 across the United States against the policies of President George W. Bush, including the war in Iraq and response to Hurricane Katrina. The World Can't Wait organization, a coalition of groups formed recently to stage the rallies, used the anniversary of Bush's re-election to call for his resignation in protests that took place in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago.

In Detroit over 200 people gathered to drive out the Bush regime. The spirit of Rosa Parks was alive and well as people honored her life by acting to change the world. Julie Hurwitz from the National Lawyers Guild/Sugar Law centre discussed the Patriot Act. Rudy Simons of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights read a statement from Rev. Harry Cook denouncing the growth of theocracy in the U.S. Award winning musician NADIR performed a song he wrote called "Guantanamo". Jim Grimm spoke of his experiences rallying as a member of Veterans for Peace. Miaili from the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade spoke as well. Lyn Duff of Pacifica Radio read a statement of solidarity sent from Haiti, and the Raging Grannies lead the crowd in a sing-along. The Detroit Chapter of the NLG sent legal observers. We even attracted about 2-3 counter protesters who stood across the street from us. That's Democracy in action!

From the rally we marched to Wayne State University. At WSU people spoke freely from the mike about their feelings on the Bush regime. There the crowd attracted about 100 students who joined the rest of us. We then marched from campus thru the neighborhood and back to our original rallying point. People decorated the area with sidewalk chalk and there was guerrilla theatre: Bush with 3 detainees.

6 Comments:

Blogger sixstringslinger said...

"Miaili from the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade spoke as well."

Nice touch.

Hanging out with communists. That's a heckuva way to get yourself taken seriously.

November 07, 2005 7:17 PM  
Blogger sixstringslinger said...

Here's an idea; why not protest something really worth protesting, like the French Intifada taking place right now? Or are you going to find some acceptable reason for why it's happening and to somehow justify it?

What if the same sort of Intifada comes to the U.S., to Detroit, Dearborn? Would you take up arms against them? Stand by and do nothing? Join them??? You don't need to answer that. I'd hate for you to risk incriminating yourself.

How you can have such contempt and hatred for this country and at the same time voice no condemnation for the behavior of the Islmofascists who are burning down France is sickening. Where the hell is your outrage over it?!?! WHERE?!?! Let me hear your justification for THAT!

You and your socialist communist friends are so god-damn busy protesting George W. Bush that you can't see the jihadists getting ready to slit your fucking throat!

WAKE UP NADIR! Chanting "Allah Akbar!", they'd lop your black head off as quickly they would my lilly-white one, all the while as you attempt to explain to them how you understand their plight, how you detest and protested GWB, and how you despise the Great Satan.

Useful Idiots, all of you.

November 07, 2005 9:05 PM  
Blogger Nadir said...

"Hanging out with communists. That's a heckuva way to get yourself taken seriously."

The communists were at the rally. I didn't invite them, but I don't have a problem with them. It's an ideology just like neoconservativism. What are you afraid of?

"Here's an idea; why not protest something really worth protesting, like the French Intifada taking place right now?"

You are changing the subject, Slinger. What do riots in France have to do with whether the Bush administration should be kicked out?

You're living your life in fear. The neocon scare tactics have worked on you, and you are not even thinking about the fact that the president you support is the worst leader this country has ever had!

The riots in France are happening because those people feel they are being mistreated. I don't know a lot about the situation, but I know that the French have a history of marginalizing outsiders. They did so by forcing assimilation to the nth degree as a colonial power, and they have done so by passing laws that impede the religious and cultural freedom of Muslims (i.e. the head scarf ban).

But this is has nothing to do with the fact that Bush is destroying America.

And I don't hate America. I just think that Bush and his regime should be tossed on their cans.

Why is it anti-American to want to impeach the president? Were you considered anti-American when you wanted to impeach Clinton for "sexual relations"?

November 08, 2005 12:41 AM  
Blogger sixstringslinger said...

You obviously haven't read what I've said about Clinton. I couldn't have been more adamant in my disagreement in the way the Republicans went after him. It was destructive to the country, just as what the non-stop onslaught against Bush is today.

So you didn't invite the communist. You had no problem advertising that he was in attendance.

What do you mean changing the subject? It's exactly the same subject. Same war, different theater.

Fear? Yeah, well my biggest fear is what the consequences will be for folks like you having laid the groundwork what France is facing. Think it can't happen here? Guess again.

November 08, 2005 1:41 AM  
Blogger Nadir said...

"You obviously haven't read what I've said about Clinton. I couldn't have been more adamant in my disagreement in the way the Republicans went after him. It was destructive to the country, just as what the non-stop onslaught against Bush is today."

I would have to say that Bush's policies are much more destructive to this country than the attacks against him. It's about time.

Check out this email I got the other day:

George Bush has started an ill-timed and disastrous war under false pretenses by lying to the American people and to the Congress; he has run a budget surplus into a severe deficit; he has consistently and unconscionably favored the wealthy and corporations over the rights and needs of the population; he has destroyed trust and confidence in, and good will toward, the United States around the globe;
he has ignored global warming, to the world's detriment; he has wantonly broken our treaty obligations; he has condoned torture of prisoners; he has attempted to create a theocracy in the United States; he has appointed incompetent cronies to positions of vital national importance.

He is supported by – and largely dictated policy for -- an extremist Congress, both houses of which are run by people of questionable character, in their own right.

Would someone please give him a blow job so we can impeach him?

"So you didn't invite the communist. You had no problem advertising that he was in attendance."

Yep, that's right. Communism is an ideology. Flawed as it has proven to be, the goal is equality for all people - something capitalism doesn't even pretend to advance. I don't think the communists are right on every point just like I don't agree with Republicans on every point, but if some of the Republicans who are anti-Bush had shown up at that rally, they wouldn't have been turned away. In fact, they would have been embraced because they are the party in power right now.

"What do you mean changing the subject? It's exactly the same subject. Same war, different theater."

The subject is that the Bush regime has to be overthrown. Their policies are bad for the country and bad for the world.

The situation in France is different. I was just watching coverage of the events on CNN.

Though they want to paint this as an intifada by radical Islamists, I don't see that. I see this as groups of disaffected youth who live in areas with 60% unemployment, where the streets are so dangerous the French police don't go there.

This is about poverty. It's about people who went to a country hoping for a better life than the one they left behind and they didn't find it.

However, rioting is never the answer. According to CNN these are kids, mostly young men under the age of 20 who can't find work and are angry about it. They are marginalized in a society that is supposed to be a democratic bastion of freedom. (The French Revolution was supposed to be more democratic than America's because it was the common people who turned on the aristocracy.) Their actions, however, are destructive and will only create more violence once the police lose their patience and move in with weapons drawn.

I don't see this happening in Dearborn anytime soon. The immigrant community has a strong power base there. They are a wealthy community that has political clout. The people rioting in France have no power. The only alternative they see is the use of potentially destructive force against a power structure that they feel is oppressing them.

November 08, 2005 11:26 AM  
Blogger sixstringslinger said...

Here, this oughta satisfy the poor, repressed, unassimilated lads:

http://www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2005/11/08/afx2324420.html

De Villepin Springs Into Action

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has a plan for stopping the orgy of destruction and violence in his country—give the rioters lots of money, preferential treatment, and expanded social services, and crack down on discrimination against them: French PM announces raft of measures for riot-hit poor suburbs.

The intiatives are:

- the creation of an anti-discrimination agency with special officials appointed to be in charge of certain regions, and making the fight against discrimination a national priority;

- 20,000 job contracts with local government bodies or associations paid a minimum wage would be reserved for those in the suburbs struggling to find work;

- an extra 100 million euros (120 million dollars) for associations that work in the neighbourhoods;

- 5,000 more teaching assistant posts in the 1,200 schools in districts designated as troublespots;

- the creation of 15 more special economic zones that provide tax breaks to companies that set up inside them as an incentive to boost local employment.

Villepin also said ‘social imbalances due to an insufficiently controlled flow of clandestine immigration’ would be tackled.

No word on whether similar handouts are planned for those who lost cars and shops at the hands of these poor disaffected youths.


More socialism will make everything better. I mean, it's worked so far, hasn't it? Well hasn't it?

November 08, 2005 6:21 PM  

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