CHOICE AND SYSTEM FOR THE PLANET
A Holistic Common Sense Structure for
Liberation of All
without War Through the New Foundation for the New World Vision
and Corporate Evil
"Scum" 1. A filmy layer of extraneous or impure matter that forms on or rises to the surface of a liquid or body of water. 2. The refuse or dross of molten metals. 3. Refuse or worthless matter
Bad People Say: "Congress Irrelevant on War"
(1) Torture and Brutality
(2) Suicides and Maiming
(3) Destroying Communities and Livelihoods for Bases
(4) Raping of Women
Silent (Soul Killing) Mantra
(5) Toxic Poisoning
The world's largest polluter, the U.S. military, generates 750,000 tons of toxic waste material annually, more than the five largest chemical companies in the U.S. combined. This pollution occurs globally as the U.S. maintains bases in dozens countries. In the U.S. there are 27,000 toxic hot spots on 8,500 military properties inside Washington's Fairchild Air Force Base is the number one producer of hazardous waste, generating over 13 million pounds of waste in 1997. Not only is the military emitting toxic material directly into the air and water, it's poisoning the land of nearby communities resulting in increased rates of cancer, kidney disease, increasing birth defects, low birth weight, and miscarriage.
Poisoning Food Supply
And Rest of Planet
Narrow Visioned War Mad Idiots Messing with the Planet's
“Between Two Ages” : 'Technology will make available to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised….techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm.'
(6) Enemy to The People and Freedom
said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a
period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality"
-- John F. Kennedy
Colonel Ann Wright, US Army (ret.)
What’s it going to take to end the illegal and unjust war and occupation
of Iraq? I believe a critical part of the answer is support for the
troops who refuse.
As a retired US Army Colonel, I know very well that the military depends on the obedience of its service members. On the other hand, I’ve spoken with many international law professors, attorneys, and military personnel who have unequivocally concluded that our government’s attack on Iraq—an oil-rich, Arab, Muslim country that had not attacked the US—was illegal and unjustified. I agree.
Last year I testified in Iraq War objector Army Lieutenant Ehren Watada’s Article 32 (pre-court-martial) proceeding. I explained to the military hearing officer that our soldiers do have a responsibility to refuse to participate in illegal actions, and a war of aggression is an illegal action—in fact, it is a war crime. Any soldier, sailor, airperson or marine who comes to this same conclusion most certainly should have the right to refuse. By law and military regulation, they are actually duty bound to refuse. It is this duty that is at the heart of the actions taken by most resisters.
Some General officers on active duty during the Iraq invasion and occupation have spoken out publicly—but after their retirements. So far it’s been our younger servicepersons who have risked their reputations, careers, and possibly their freedoms in challenging illegal orders and policy. Taking a stand of conscience while in the military requires courage and bravery. I believe we must uphold—and dare I say, encourage—these acts.
Some resisters are speaking the truth while remaining in the military. Others refuse to continue to participate in military service altogether and face the consequences of that decision, whether it be a court martial or living in another country away from family and friends.
I have traveled to Canada several times to meet with our war resisters who have sought sanctuary there. I know it means a lot to them knowing that people back home support them as well.
I hope everyone who is against this war will support Courage to Resist. It is an organization that provides crucial help to the men and women of our military who resist illegal war, while also organizing a powerful movement of civilian support for this resistance.
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