Issue #154, February 2009
Electronic Journal & Daily Report
AFGHANISTAN: BUILDING ON TRADITIONS OF PEACEMAKING
Interview with Abdul Aziz Yaqubi, PeaceWork
OBAMA'S IRAQ WITHDRAWAL:
"A Risk That is Unacceptable"?
by Billy Wharton, CounterHegemonic
PALESTINE: OBAMA'S FIRST FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGE
New Standards on Self-Determination Needed to Resolve Dispute
by William K. Barth, OpEdNews
LOMAS DE POLEO: BORDER LAND BATTLE SIZZLES
from Frontera NorteSur
CHIAPAS: PORTRAIT OF THE RESISTANCE
Autonomy Under Siege in the Zapatista Zones
by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez, CIP Americas Program/La Jornada
by Jennifer Blowdryer and Alvin Orloff, Zeek
"Roosevelt has been re-elected. By a large majority. 'Its all the same to us,' the distinguished revolutionist will say... 'It's all the same to us' will say those who delight in dulling their minds by a constant repetition of the sacred principles.
"To me it does make a difference. Willkie's election would have froze my blood; Roosevelt's warmed it up. I say this in all frankness and sincerity because in these times to hide one's emotions is hypocrisy. I am not a hypocrite... I immediately thought that Roosevelt's re-election would be regarded by the whole world as a moral and material defeat for the Axis... As it is my belief that in this tragic hour the most important task for the human race is to strike a death blow to Nazism and Fascism, I...do fervently hope that a crushing defeat will be inflicted on Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin...
"Reason tells us that this is an imperialist war. Sentiment impels us to preference one of the fighting camps... Come! In this hour so utterly bestial, so somber and threatening, there is no need to confine our emotions to the strait-jacket of dogmas, doctrines and immutable principles."
—Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca in his New York-based journal Il Martello, Nov. 14, 1940, as quoted in All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca by Dorothy Gallagher
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