In remembrance of the students who came before us
May 4, 2010 is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State massacre.
This effort is being supported by:
Alan Canfora, Alliance of the Libertarian Left, Angela Keaton, Antiwar.com, Campus Antiwar Network, Cindy Sheehan, Copblock.org, Cop Watch Los Angeles, Diversity of Thought UCSB, James Cox, Mariana Evica, May4.org, SB Anti-War, Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for Liberty, Students for a Voluntary Society, The Love Police, The Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity Movement, Tom Ⓐ Ender, UC Strike, We Are Change, World Can't Wait
Please send a note if your organization is helping to get the word out and we'll add you to the list.
1. Where is the student resistance happening?
2. Who is organizing it?
Each of us.
3. Who is the leader?
See answer to 2.
In this morning's New York Times, Tim Arango reports that Nouri's refusal to bring the Sahwa into the process is frustrating many Sunnis. Sahwa aka "Awakenings" aka "Sons Of Iraq" are Sunnis who were paid by the US military not to attack the US military or the US military equipment. These payments are credited by many -- including Gen David Petreaus and former US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker -- for diminishing the number of attacks on US forces. Nouri was supposed to absorb the Sahwa but despite the press repeatedly announcing he had or he was going to, that never really happened. Arango reports Sahwa was not able to promote a united front in the March 7th elections and are feeling further unmoored:
Now, under threat from insurgents they once battled and facing a government they say has not kept its promise to give jobs to the fighters, the Awakening seems to be a force whose strength is waning, as it looks for a way to cling to any rung of power it can. Some wonder if this is the beginning of the end of the Awakening.
The ramifications could be stark. Most worrisome would be an increase in violence, should disenchanted Awakening fighters become insurgents again. Whether Mr. Aiffan and others accept their electoral defeat and go quietly is a question that could determine how peacefully power changes hands here.
On the topic of the elections, we'll note this from Jane Arraf's "Iraq election: Baghdad recount begins with a hitch" (Christian Science Monitor):
Just hours into the start of a recount expected to take up to two weeks, officials from Mr. Maliki’s State of Law coalition moved to try to force the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) to examine the voter records and check voters’ signatures against their ballots in addition to re-checking more than 2 million votes. The IHEC quickly rejected Maliki's newest complaint.
The recount has been widely seen as an attempt by Maliki to delay certification of election results that gave his slate two fewer parliamentary seats than leading coalition Iraqiya and weakened his chances of heading a coalition government. Both the United States and the United Nations said the voting process had been credible.
Meanwhile Nouri al-Maliki and his Whores among the press corps are trumpeting the claim that the 'network' being the April 4th bombings while tossing in as an aside that a supposed suspect "was later reported to have died in detention." Of the Ebola Virus? Nouri runs torture cells and forces fake confessions and his pay off is that a number of Press Whores repeatedly pimp his claims as facts -- despite the fact that his abusive relationship with the truth is well known.
Two Circles Net is reporting something the Press Whores aren't, "Iraqi authorities have started the construction of a security wall around the capital Baghdad, reports the country's Al-Iraqiya TV citing a Baghdad security spokesperson. The concrete wall with eight checkpoints is to be completed in mid-2011." Apparently Nouri's one-time hope for a moat around Baghdad is no more.
Reuters notes a Mosul car bombing injured thirteen people and 2 Baghdad sticky bombings injured three people and claimed 1 life.
Surveying the landscape domestically in the US, Chris Hedges concludes "No One Cares" (Information Clearing House):
Liberals, who failed to grasp the dark intentions of the corporate state and its nefarious servants in the Democratic Party, bear some responsibility. But even an enlightened liberal class would have been hard-pressed to battle back against the tawdry emotional carnivals and the political theater that have thrust the nation into collective self-delusion. We were all seduced. And we, along with thousands of innocents in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond, will all be consumed.
No, Chris, it's not that easy. I won't sweet talk it. I'm not going to blame the people but I'll be damned if the Liar Class gets off. The Liar Class like Tom Hayden (who got real bitchy about Chris in 2008 because Chris wouldn't hop on the Obama float) who pretended to give a damn about the Iraq War but dropped it like a hot potato. The Liar Class which includes a large number of WHORES that Chris is praising. CODEPINK? What a laugh. Trina addressed that last night. David Swanson? You mean "KILL HILLARY" David Swanson? You mean the lying sack of s**t who did everything to pimp Barack and now wants to act as if he didn't s**t himself all through 2008?
Not in the mood, not in the damn mood. Jeremy Scahill? Really? We're going with F.S. Scahill? Mr. Scat? We're going with him? The little liar who insisted that the Dem candidates should make a pledge re: Mercenaries. What happened there? Barack refused to (and War Hawk Samantha Power used her questionable wiles on Scahill) but Hillary did promise. So Jeremy savaged Hillary. Yeah. Scahill's a joke and has made himself that.
The liars who got us into the current situation cannot get us out of it. Grow up, Chris. The peace movement's rebuilding and doing so just fine without all the lying whores of 2008. Those people don't need to be let back in. What kind of an idiot would let them back in? We're two years away from a presidential election! Of course those whores want back in so they can try to manipulate the movement again. All of them exposed themselves and none of them are getting back in. It's not up to me. And it's not up to Chris. It is up to the youth of America and speak to any campus and you'll quickly discover those who care about ending the illegal wars are very aware that Tom Hayden whored, that Leslie Cagan whored, that Joan Baez whored, that CODESTINK whored, . . . The list never ends because there are so many of them.
Students take the lead today. World Can't Wait issues the following press release on the actions:
Also in the US, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee continues to highlight the economy and finances in a number of videos this week. Click here to be taken to the DPC video page. We'll note Senator Chris Dodd.
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