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June 18, 2005

Pledge Of Resistance

-- by Gary Boatwright

"No election, whether fair or fraudulent, can legitimize criminal wars on foreign countries, torture, the wholesale violation of human rights, and the end of science and reason."

Visit Not In Our Name and read the original NION pledge. Listen to Ossie Davis read the original pledge.

Sign the New NION pledge.

My favorite is the Pledge Of Resistance:

We believe that as people living in the United States it is our responsibility to resist the injustices done by our government, in our names

Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions
of blood for oil

Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless

Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for

Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil

Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us

Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed evil

Not by our will
and Not in our name

We pledge resistance

We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace

Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.

I blogged the Military Voices Against Endless War teach in that was held in Los Angeles. I reproduced their program guide with activist links to Iraq war resistance. They filmed and are coming out with a DVD of the event that will be available soon at Justice Vision for $3. I tried to pre-order 20 copies, but I'm not sure how to pay for the darn things.

This was prior to the Downing Street Memo blogswarm, but they were talking about taking this on a nation wide tour. Keep an eye on Not In Our Name and join their email list to see if they bring it to a city near you. It's a powerful presentation.

Order and read War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges.

Peace out,
Gary

Posted by Gary Boatwright at June 18, 2005 9:20 AM

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