UIUC College Dems

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Friday, March 10, 2006

3.10.06

  • When she's on she's on, Cindy Sheehan has a great diary at Daily Kos about her recent UN protest:
    Why was I targeted for the abuse? Is it revenge for my work at exposing the lies of BushCo, of which John Bolton is a leading co-criminal? Or is it to discourage other activists from taking the same path I have taken: demanding an end to the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq, and demanding that our freedoms be returned to us? I wish the Senate had the courage to stand up to the fascists in our government--or are the 90 who voted "Yea" to extend the Patriot Act also co-slitherers into fascism?
    ...
    When we were in the cockroach and feces-decorated jail system in NYC the other night, we met some other women who felt they had to resort to crime to try to survive in BushWorld. We met intelligent young women who felt their last resort was to resort to victimless crimes. Now for their petty thefts, they will have to spend months in institutions where they are stripped of any human dignity or comfort. All of the women we met knew they broke the law and were resigned to their punishment but where is the justice in our system where all people are supposedly equal?

    However, we four white, middle-class women were the lucky ones. We only had to spend one night in jail and we knew our lawyers would be there in the morning to spring us. When we were heading for court, we walked by our sisters in the holding cell and our hearts sank, because we know what it is like to spend even one night in jail. Our souls also connected with our sisters and brothers all over the world who are imprisoned in far worse conditions by the policies of BushCo and are being inhumanely tortured by these same medieval and draconian policies.

    Even if John Bolton, L. Paul Bremer, George Bush, Halliburton execs, etc. ad nauseum are ever punished, we all know the conditions won't be (but should be) as harsh as those of the other people who live in subhuman conditions because of them. These people operate on the standard of having all the money and all the power and they don't care for anyone who they victimize on their way to obtaining their obscene and ill-gotten gains.

  • UIUC Democracy for America's latest newsletter makes clear why any one who actually values lives other than their own should vote Democrat in the fall.

  • There have been some incredible Daily Kos diaries the last couple days:
  • Urban Education, Slate sucks, Iran summary, georgia10 slaps Melhman, and I dug up this gem.
  • I actually found a great Pajama's media story (I guess he's not with Pajama's)last week.
  • Great tag.

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