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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 1. januar 2009 / Time Line January 1, 2009

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December 2008, 2. Januar 2009

Det er nu 69 måneder siden, at USAs præsident Bush erklærede krigen i Irak for vundet.

Worldwide boycott of the corporatist mass media
By John Wilmerding
'Recall the face of the poorest and most helpless person whom you may have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him, will he be able to gain anything by it? Will it restore him to control over his life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to 'swaraj', self-rule for the hungry and also spiritually starved millions of our countrymen? Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.'
-- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Honor! Dignity! Self-determination! Nonviolent Revolution!
Beginning in the late 1990s, we in the Coalition for Equity-Restorative Justice (CERJ) led, behind the scenes, a successful boycott of Exxon/Mobil petroleum company (aka 'Esso' in other countries), the former Standard Oil. This boycott has been successful regionally. Here in Vermont, gas stations have been forced to surrender the Exxon brand and take another brand, like Neighbors, Planet, Irving, etc., anything but Exxon or Mobil.
Today, I would like to call for a worldwide boycott of the corporatist mass media.
Do not get your news from any corporatist media outlet. Go instead to internet outlets of your own choosing. Above all, NEVER PAY for a corporatist newspaper or subscribe to a corporatist web site or television / video outlet. If you absolutely must read them, read them for free on the net, or go to the local library.
The reason is that they are feeding us lies intended to falsely justify aggressive warfare in different parts of the world, a worldwide military, political, and economic hegemony (US bases in 150+ countries), racism, colonialism, imperialism, etc. They are suppressing dissent and radical points of view, even where these are nonviolent.
This year, wage the peaceful rebellion ... be part of the
If we are strong enough and deliberate enough in what we do, Barack Obama and other leaders with good hearts will be forced to come with us. Remember, if the people lead, the leaders will follow!
"If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy



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